Writing with Light

Art on Royale

You must know that I love creating these little vignettes when I see bicycles leaning up against walls or in front of stores. As I was walking down Royale Street this the scene I came upon…how could I resist. It was night time and I didn’t have my tripod with me so I cranked up the ISO to 3200 and held my breath.  The original image had a bit of noise but I used Topaz DeNoise and it took care of the noise beautifully.

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art store, bicycle, Royale Street, New Orleans, night photography

37 responses

  1. jimdenham107

    And a classic ride at that! Nice!


    March 15, 2013 at 7:30 am

  2. Beautifully done, Edith, I love the idea of combining two element in the composition. Well done!


    March 15, 2013 at 7:31 am

  3. Len

    Expertly composed and perfectly expose Edith. The low light capability of these cameras are amazing.


    March 15, 2013 at 7:48 am

  4. Hi Edith – Buildings and bikes do go well. I worked in one of those lovely squares with dark stone coloured brick terraces in London and there was often a bike propped artistically against a nice set of railings. Unfortunately my photography skills don’t quite manage to turn these observations into art as you’ve done here.


    March 15, 2013 at 7:59 am

  5. Very nicely done, Edith! Even the water droplets came out with great detail. Wonderful shot.


    March 15, 2013 at 8:40 am

  6. Gorgeous composition, and color here Edith!! Beautiful capture!! 🙂


    March 15, 2013 at 8:45 am

  7. Beautiful shot, Edith!
    At ISO 3200, that’s really impressive.


    March 15, 2013 at 11:11 am

    • Thanks Gracie. The 7D handles high ISO quite nicely but I still ran it through DeNoise for a cleaner image.


      March 15, 2013 at 11:23 am

  8. Wonderful scene, Edith. Looks like DeNoise took care of any noise. The image is really clean from what I can tell.


    March 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm

  9. Looks great for 3200! Good eye to spot and photograph this scene!


    March 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm

  10. Love the feel of this!! 3200 has been a friend to me, many times 🙂


    March 15, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    • Thanks Suzanne. There’s something about scenes like this that catches my eye right away.


      March 16, 2013 at 3:56 pm

  11. Ecxellent captured… 🙂


    March 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm

  12. Wow! 3200??? This is wonderful, and such a great composition.
    Have a fantastic weekend!


    March 15, 2013 at 6:18 pm

  13. Shutterbug Sage

    Such a gorgeous shot!


    March 16, 2013 at 10:12 pm

  14. You know I love shop windows, Edith. I just love this everything about this. No reflections in the window glass – was that luck, careful choice of view. or were you using a polariser?


    March 17, 2013 at 7:45 am

    • Thanks Andy. No I think it was just luck that I didn’t get a reflection. I didn’t have my Polarizer with me.


      March 17, 2013 at 1:36 pm

  15. Great find Edith, love the rich colors


    March 17, 2013 at 11:11 am

  16. Great shot, cool bike with the red rim.


    March 18, 2013 at 12:24 pm

  17. Very well captured and processed. It’s a nice juxtaposition between a classical looking bike and the art inside the gallery that looks like it could be from the same time period.


    March 19, 2013 at 12:19 pm

  18. Brilliant image, Edith. There is something that draws us to bicycles. Not sure why, but they must be photographed.


    March 20, 2013 at 10:55 am

  19. What a lovely and romantic little scene here, Edith, just perfectly captured!!


    March 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm

  20. Pingback: La Bicyclette | Edith Levy Photography

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