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Nice by night

Nice by night
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Copyright: Filipe Rocha (sacavem) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2467 W: 128 N: 3992] (18620)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-11
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D40, Nikkor 18-55mm AF-S 1:3.5-5.6 GII ED DX, SandDiskII15MB/s, Sigma DG - UV 52mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Charms of Europe
Theme(s): Tram's, Night & the City, Tramways, Long exposure, World nights, Perspectives et mouvement, Night Photographs, (Your Favourites*) added by members, Personal photos with more than 100 points [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-24 10:37
Viewed: 7384
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 114
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi dear TE friends

Place : Côte d'Azur - Nice

Theme: (Trip) Charms of Europe (I) - A tram in Nice

Is a city in southern France on the Mediterranean coast.
Nice is the capital city of the Alpes Maritimes department, and the second biggest city of the Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur after Marseille.

This is a corner of Place Massena, that can be considered as the center of Nice. The road that starts between the two buildings leads to the seaside, very near from here. The "man" kneeling at the top of the highest pole belongs to a series of similar monuments created by Jaume Plensa: the artwork is named "Conversation à Nice". At night these seven men (representing the seven continents) are lighted up with some different colors.

It visible the tram (ghost), which rail lines cross a great part of Nice center.
A night tramway passes through Massena square in Nice.

I hope you like it, a big hug to all of you TE friends
All Rights Reserved: Filipe Rocha Copyright. Use in any form is forbidden without the written permission of the photographer. :
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To shevchenko: middle of road?sacavem 1 2010-09-30 02:15
To josepmarin: Jaume_Plensasacavem 1 2010-10-08 03:18
To Graal: Workshop...sacavem 1 2010-10-08 03:23
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Hello Filipe,

Une belle technique pour obtenir un filé extra et de belle couleurs autour,l'exposition est parfaite,rien a redire bravo.

Hello Filippe
A very beautiful night image with at the same time a perfect exposure and the bright traces left by the cars.

Hello Filipe,it is good to see something a little different,good use of tripod and shutter speed.
Good note also.
Best regards Les

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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 568 W: 2 N: 1442] (7899)
  • [2010-09-24 14:08]

Hi Filipe,
i like Nice a lot, pleasant atmosphere and a lot of excellent food & wine :) I also like this picture with a ghost tram that passes on the left side. Furthermore a fine perspective and a great night atmosphere, well done !
Best regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11746 W: 126 N: 21107] (108743)
  • [2010-09-24 14:55]

Hi Filipe,very nice effects create by the long time of exposure and a very good perpsective too,nice to see something to different on TE..thanks for the idea.Have a nice weekend,LUCIANO

Hi Filipe
this is a beautiful and well achieved night shot.
love the green lights at the top left zooming by.
even way into the distance you can see bright illuminaion and colours.
the light is also brightly lit onto the rails on the ground.

Excellente photo nocturne avec ce filé sur le tram qui donne toute l'originalité à l'image. Vue la position des rails, il semble que tu aies pris quelques risques!

Oi amigo ,
Beleza esta tua foto nocturna com este eléctrico a se mover , deu uma bela sensação de movimento como as pessoas também , gostei muito do detalhes dos reflexos das luzes nos carris , boa profundidade de foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Bom fim de semana

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15425 W: 159 N: 26981] (141572)
  • [2010-09-25 4:12]

Ola Philipe
Belle ambiance nocturne animées par la présence des personnes, le filé extra du tram et la perspective des rails, belle image
Beau weekend

Ciao Filipe,
bellissimo questo effetto a sinistra, non facile fotografare in queste condizioni, bella foto, complimenti.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10114 W: 144 N: 25302] (123269)
  • [2010-09-25 23:46]

Ola Filipe,

Nice photo of Nice and nice to see you! Funny ghosts going imn the night. Interesting composition.

Warm regards


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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13685 W: 295 N: 27258] (109453)
  • [2010-09-26 6:16]

Ola Filipe,
the fantom of the passing by tram looks nice in this night shot,with the other elements in sit still condition.I like the 'marriage' of the move and the stationary in a shot.

Have a nice afternoon,Danos

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  • hispic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1191 W: 368 N: 1784] (9652)
  • [2010-09-26 20:00]

Olá Filipe
Very nice composition by setting up the tripod on the middle of track. Motion blur of the tram by the good shutter speed is also amazing, and a couple walking at the right gives a nice accent to the photo.
Regards, Hisashi

Hello Filipe
Great night cityscape composition.
Beautiful place nice atmosphere.
Beautiful colors.
Excellent effects create by the long time of exposure.
Perfect framed.
Great job.
I presented a new picture.

Hi Filipe,
Glad to see you again, like everyone else in the TE
Very beautiful and impressive photos.
Nice contrast, great lighting and beautiful colors.
In greetings,

Oi Filipe
Nice nice :)
Bela exposição. Composição com uma dinâmica bem forte.
Gostei muito

Hello Filipe,
Great night cityscape composition.Beautiful place nice atmosphere.Beautiful colors.

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2687 W: 0 N: 3017] (20590)
  • [2010-09-27 15:37]

Good to see you back , Filipe.
Thanks for your visit.
You succeeded beautifully for this "city by night": Motion blur is quite appealing as well as the allover tones depiction that shows phantomatic vampires out for the night!!

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2010-09-27 20:01]

Hi Filipe

Excellent night shot with nice motion blur, it is a very attractive shot, well done with vibrant color hues and high sharpness. Good photo job. Thanks for your critique of my Weld marina shot from Penang.

Warm regards

Hello Filipe. Here the time is visible. The camera is, so to speak, the tool for experimentation. You have realized the scene could. The colors and the light like it very much. Regards, Wolfgang.

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2010-09-28 4:07]

Hello Filipe,
beautiful nocturnal image,very good light managment and clarity,
I also like the perspective and the motion effect of the tram!

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9579 W: 157 N: 15495] (123923)
  • [2010-09-28 14:16]

Witaj Filipe!
A very interesting night photo.
Good frame and superb colors and sharpness.
Excellent effect.
Very well done.
Best regards

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 46 N: 170] (15125)
  • [2010-09-28 18:55]

dear Filipe,
a beautiful night view shot in Nice,
very illusionary effect of moving tram and people are superb, it makes me feel fantastic night mood so well,
and colorful lights and parallel rails make nice perspective here,
thank you for your excellent picture,

Olá Filipe,
una buena toma nocturna aquí. El dinamismo que aporta el tranvía borroso por su movimiento, los reflejos sobre su superficie, la gente, y la profunda perspectiva creada por las vías, son elementos clave en esta composición.
Buen trabajo con los ajustes de cámara para obtener un bonito resultado.
Me gustan las luces de colores del juego escultórico de mi paisano Jaume Plensa.
Excelente trabajo, amigo.
Um abraço,

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2010-09-29 3:00]

Hello Filipe,

In spite of the breath caused by the passage of the tram, the tripod does not seem to have moved !!! A beautiful night photograph on this animated street of the south of France. Good management of the lights and cheer for the clearness of the image. Well done Filipe.

With all my friendships and a very good day,


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  • tober Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 18 N: 683] (8797)
  • [2010-09-29 5:48]

Hello Filipe, welcome back with an excellent capture of Nice in night time. It is also an unusual shot from this city, which we used to see its coastal part at day time in many of the photos. The moving tram adds dynamism to your composition. Congratulations, Tolga

Ola Filipe,
very attractive nocturnal catch.
I like very much the contrast of the left side with the moving tram and the right side with relaxed people enjoying the walk.
Everything well exposed, even the tram rails reflect the light like mirrors.
Thanks to the walking couple it has also a very romantic atmosphere.
Very nice work,

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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2010-09-29 13:01]

hi Filipe
najprej najlepša hvala za čestitke!!!
dobrodošel nazaj. po dolgem počitku bomo zopet videli tvoje čudovite fotografije.
nica je fantastična. (mislim na fotografijo) TFS!
lep večer, vojko

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  • BWJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 918] (3094)
  • [2010-09-29 20:17]

Hello Filipe,
Welcome back! I hope your holidays were pleasant.

It is an excellent night capture. By using a longer exposure, you very successfully conveyed the fast speed of the tram. Overall management of the lighting is good displaying the lovely architecture and details; also an informative note with your picture.

Hi Filipe,
Fantastic effect create by a moving train, I wonder you are standing at the middle of road to shoot this photo, good perspective, very nice a busy and dazzling night city, distinct night photo, good shoot.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2010-09-29 23:36]
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Hi Filipe,
good shot by night, nice picture and effect of motion. Fine WS also. An interesting street reportage. I like it.
Have a nice day.

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9345] (52961)
  • [2010-09-30 0:00]

Hello Felipe,
Welcome back. You visited the same region as I did this summer, I see.
Good effect in this well composed nightshot,
regards, Gerrit

Olá Filipe!

Bem-vindo às suas férias!

Eu vejo que você usou para fazer fotos novas e boas, como esta!
Perfeito gerenciamento de luz e movimento, dando um sentido de vida e dinamismo que tem sido bem patente na foto ... Muito bom!

Atenciosamente ...


Hi Filipe,
Great dynamic effect and very interesting perspective and depth with these lines, well captured this night view.

une tres belle photo de nuit avec de jolis filés...
c'etait une prise risquée que ce soit pour le resultat ou la prise de vue!!

Bom dia
Bela noite para ser bonita. Usando o longo tempo de exposição, magnificamente tráfego capturado. Excelente cores e excelente nitidez.

Bonjour Filipe,
C'est une photo très dynamique que tu nous présentes. J'aime le tram fantôme qui s'inscrit dans la perspective tracée par les rails. Belles couleurs de la nuit !

Hi Filipe,
very dynamic and impressive night shot with very successful technique..superb depth and perspective with very good point of view..sharpness and framing are excellent..a masterpiece work.TFS


Ciao Filipe,
bellissima notturna, hai creato un'atmosfera fortemente suggestiva.
La luce è bellissima, la qualità eccellente, il tram in movimento è fondamentale per l'ottima riuscita dello scatto perché da un grande senso di movimento e dinamismo.
Un carissimo saluto.

Ola Filipe,
This is a beautiful night photo of the tram - on the motion.
Actually, it only shows the trace, but a great mood!
Fantastic reflections, great staff.
Congratulations Tomasz

hello Filipe,

J'aime beaucoup ce mouvement, et les couleurs de cette photo.
Bonne soirée

Ola Filipe

Muito boa foto,gosto do efeito com que ficou.


Great perspective given by the rail and a fine sense of the movement. An incredible clear and sharp night photo, interesting and well composed.

Ciao Filipe!
Dove ti sei messo per fare questa foto? Hai avuto anche il tempo di piazzare il cavalletto! Ottimo risultato! Mi piacciono le linee di fuga che creano la bella prospettiva centrale, bello anche il tram in movimento con effetto "mosso", perfetta l'esposizione e bella anche la luce!
saluti, Nino.

Olá Filipe. Fantasmas à solta em Nice :) Momento bem captado e com um belo efeito de panning. Boas cores e uma profundidade muito boa. Mutia coragem para ficar assim no meio da rua e mais ainda para confiar na esposa hehe.
Um abraço.

Namaste Filipe,
a beautiful night shot with long shutter speed. Like the trum moving on road. Like also the dark background which increased the depth of it. Very well composed shot with brilliant light. Tfs.
Best wishes.

Hi Filipe,
Your photo is remembering me of a celluloid positive projected on the wall of my parents called Nice by night showing a time exposure of the boulevard (trees along the way). Your tram is underway to that boulevard, I think. The picture is different, but it still associates with my first personal experience with the magic lantern.
Regards henk


I just love this photo. Look greta this moving object and other parts are stable.
Great work.
Thnak you for wellcome note.
Have a great day.


Hello Filipe,
Your portfolio is really interesting and there are many great pictures. This one in particular caught my attention. The motion blur of the tram is excellent and I love how the rails are picking up the light from the coloured street lamps.
Well done, Ann

Hello Filipe.
Very good picture with great originality, I like the result of the effect of light from the tram? moving. Good perspective on this composition, where the tram rails give greater DOF. Good brightness and color.
Best Regards.

Magnificent night shot.
Great perspective.
Courageous! You put yourself for one second on the tracks and you wait the passage of the tram on other tracks !

Hello Felipe,

Superb night composition with this long esposure. By the way, be careful at tram with this POV!

Best regards,


ciao Filipe,
un grande effetto visivo quello regaato dal passaggio del tram.
Ottima la resa di questo angolo notturno di città con bei colori,

Hi Filipe
This is a nice night shot. The exposure is good and it's well composed in great depth and lots of colors. I actually like the way you've stood slight off-centre, which means that the street lights form a nice diagonal in the image. Lots of real interest, you have done with all the light trails but also with human activity in good motion effect. The lighted buildings of the street provide fine background interest. The shiny track leads the eyes in as effective focal of interest. Superb use of color balance to retain naturalness, sharpenss and textures are fine. Excellent shot, Congrats
Best regards

Hi Pilipe
This is a very nice shot
It has a very good sharpness and contrast
This photo gives a sense of motion and dynamics
Best Regards

Hello Filipe,
Very nice and different night shot.Thanks to low shutter speed you emphasized the train in action very well.Great perspective,clarity,colours and light management as well.TFS and best regards.

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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
  • [2012-11-30 20:53]

Hi Filipe,

Having stayed in the building on the left I can attest to the noise level in this area, however, seeing this image makes all of those memories fade and the good ones return in this lively spot. Tremendous technical aspect presented here with the motion of the tram and pedestrians, while the image itself is sharp and detailed. Love the rich colors, especially for a night shot. My congratulations on an impressive photo!



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