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Stars and stripes

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 20 January 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

As promised a week ago, here's the reverse view of this shot.
This roundabout is on the A184 dual carriageway at it's junction with Dean Road in South Shields.

A little extra treatment in Topaz Adjust boosted the colours just a little more, all of a sudden I was reminded of Christmas again!

PENTAX K100D 30 seconds F/19.0 ISO 200 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful 30s exposure. Merry Christmas !

20 Jan 2013 5:15am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excelllent 5***

20 Jan 2013 6:38am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden


20 Jan 2013 6:56am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Excellent, the stars are like Christmas again

20 Jan 2013 8:12am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

The stars are wonderful !! Fantastic effect.

20 Jan 2013 8:22am

Florence from Paris, France

Like those fluorescent lights for shops !
You've managed exposure perfectly ! Bravo. And a beautiful starry night. ;-)

20 Jan 2013 9:08am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Beautiful, I was up on a bridge the other night but there was sooooo much light I couldn't get the effect I desired.

20 Jan 2013 9:40am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Excellent night picture! Stunning effect!*****

20 Jan 2013 10:14am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Great work...excellent speed sensation...

20 Jan 2013 10:19am

David from Avranches, France

Brilliant Curly.

20 Jan 2013 10:37am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Wonderful night scene, like a lot !

20 Jan 2013 10:57am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Merry Christmas! Oh, we've already done that bit

20 Jan 2013 11:04am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

it would take a wise man to know which star to follow :)

20 Jan 2013 11:09am

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Nice effect ! Nicely done

20 Jan 2013 11:13am

Szczurowski from Leicestershire, United Kingdom

this is great! i cant wait to have a go myself, truely inspired

20 Jan 2013 11:16am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Fantastic Curly you are an inspiration !!! Happy Christmas Er Sunday

20 Jan 2013 11:19am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Terrific! Nice shot Curly! Best regards, Adela

20 Jan 2013 11:36am

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Very nice effect !! Great !

20 Jan 2013 11:39am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

En effet, les étoiles et les bandes sont bien présentes. Belle photo de nuit Curly.

20 Jan 2013 12:56pm

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Wonderful night scene

20 Jan 2013 1:38pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Fantastic light art!!!! Georgeus scene!!!

20 Jan 2013 3:01pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

This is an incredible shot Curly - superb exposure to capture these lights and patterns. The lighted stars are a treat to watch. Cheers!

20 Jan 2013 3:14pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot

20 Jan 2013 3:42pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

A cracking frame of curving photon trails, great job

20 Jan 2013 3:52pm

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

Wonderful framing, very good slow slow speed and interesting processing work !

20 Jan 2013 4:04pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide avec toutes ces étoiles, superbe composition. ***** Bonne soirée.

20 Jan 2013 4:05pm

jean pierre from paris, France

excellente image lumineuse et colorée!!! amitié

20 Jan 2013 4:16pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quelle compo avec le rond point et le blanc en avant le rouge en retour superbe.

20 Jan 2013 4:24pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning night shot ... the colors and lighting are absolutely wonderful !!!

20 Jan 2013 4:37pm

anjana from mumbai, India

great job Curly.

20 Jan 2013 4:49pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Wonderful night scene !

20 Jan 2013 4:57pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Raising the bar again Sir!!

20 Jan 2013 5:07pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Great shot, it's amazing to look at all the different approaches the cars make to each junction, leaving or joining.

20 Jan 2013 5:21pm

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

My shot of the day, Curly. An absolute cracker!

20 Jan 2013 5:34pm

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

Cute title, great image!!!

20 Jan 2013 6:55pm

Maryvonne from Sorel, Canada

Belle trainée lumineuse

20 Jan 2013 7:13pm

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

great long exposure!

20 Jan 2013 7:19pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Hey, that is superfine. It really is.

20 Jan 2013 7:28pm

outsidersworld from everywhere, Germany

Wonderfully, this sight is more beautiful. I liked the colorful lights. 5 *****

20 Jan 2013 7:58pm

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Beautiful and crystal clear night shot

20 Jan 2013 8:25pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Terrific night shot superbly processed Curly

20 Jan 2013 8:47pm

Sharon Pleasants from Monroe, Louisiana, United States

Awesome photo! 5 stars!

20 Jan 2013 9:05pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

I am so used to seeing the lights in the opposite direction that my first impression was that the photo had been flipped horizontally. Then I remembered whose site this was and realized that this is the way it is in the U.K. (Interesting how easy it is to be parochial.) I like the strength of the colors. There must have been a fair amount of traffic for this result in 30 seconds. Nice street lights too.

20 Jan 2013 9:13pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Fabulous light trails and stars!

20 Jan 2013 9:24pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superbly done! bravo!

20 Jan 2013 9:50pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Perfect name - I love the stars of light.

20 Jan 2013 9:56pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is absolutely beautiful. I love the stars! Gorgeous color! 5*'s!

20 Jan 2013 11:05pm

aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

Very well done Curly.

21 Jan 2013 1:57am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Beautiful star bursts and light trails.

21 Jan 2013 3:35am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

This is fantastic!!

21 Jan 2013 3:56am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

impressionnante rail

21 Jan 2013 8:23am

k@ from Paris, France

Hey, Curly, this is more than exxxcellent !

21 Jan 2013 8:48am

Abena from Illinois, United States

30seconds, whoooa perfect results...love the string of lights, the star shaped ones too. This is excellent !

21 Jan 2013 10:09pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Love the colours and the stars around the lights.

22 Jan 2013 12:47am

Doug from Long Beach, United States

Inadvertent nod to the States with this post perhaps? Probably not, but it's a great shot on its own.

22 Jan 2013 1:13am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

This is stunning..

22 Jan 2013 9:31am

Devi from Chennai, India

Wow !!! A dream shot for sure !!!

22 Jan 2013 11:57am

franz from Baden, Austria

what a stunner ... like a light painting !!!

22 Jan 2013 3:49pm

APP from Nevers, France

Trés bel effet et bon traitement ... Bravo !

22 Jan 2013 5:13pm

Sarah from Sydney, Australia

Fabulous!! This is really fantastic.

23 Jan 2013 5:24am

Gheorghe from Bucuresti, Romania

Long, bright and coloured snakes. Gorgeous shot !

23 Jan 2013 7:58pm

Philip from London, United Kingdom


27 Jan 2013 12:23pm

Ernest from Sydney, Australia

Lovely photo.

28 Jan 2013 7:45am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Impressive night and lights shot...lovely

28 Jan 2013 6:52pm

jgel74 from La Compôte, France

excellent vous avez un pied pour l' appareil.?

10 Feb 2013 4:46pm

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ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)