The "Night of the Dead", in the dead of the night. by Rhoufi

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In the dead of the night you could hear the sound of the steel-rimmed wheels throwing the quartz gravel from the roadway as the coach careened around the corners. The sound went on all night long, but the coach never appeared. In the morning all was quiet, except for the horse manure steaming on the road in front of the hotel.


Single RAW capture: Pentax K-7; FL=55mm; A = f6.3; T = 30sec; ISO = 640; Ev= 0.0
Post processing in Lightroom 3.5: cropping, exposure, contrast, white balance, sharpening


yapeen, guildford, night photography, fantasy, dreams, horses, carriages

To reveal art and conceal the artist,
is art’s aim.

Oscar Wilde – “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

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  • Rhoufi
    Rhoufiover 2 years ago


  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 2 years ago

    Oooo love that green, alien glow and the star flare from the streetlight. Marvellous story too R!

  • Thanks Georgie, my first try at tripod mounted, long exposure, night photography – what a challenge!!!! 30 sec exposures. It has to be absolutely still. I too loved that green tinge and the star light.

    – Rhoufi

  • JanT
    JanTover 2 years ago

    Great visual and verbal imagery, R. Splendid night shot.

  • Thank you Jan (see comment to Georgie). I’ve been a bit remote recently, way too much happening. I hope you are well and that 2012 brings artistic release for you… allow… allow… allow… that my new year’s motto ;-)))

    – Rhoufi

  • Cecily  Graham
    Cecily Grahamover 2 years ago

    Looks great viewed large, the foreground looks as though it is painted in flouro green brushstrokes , I love the text : ) : )

  • Thank you fixie, it was the light that I was trying to capture. Long exposures create very strange effects. BTW what’s a “fixie”?

    – Rhoufi

  • Cecily  Graham
    Cecily Grahamover 2 years ago

    A fixie is a very cool single speed commuter bike with a fixed hub so there is no freewheel so that you have to pedal no matter what. They are really popular in Melbourne (flat) and are fast and steamlined and you have to be young and edgy and have lots of body art to ride them which I am not and do not have : ( : (

  • Ah ha! Now I know what they’re called. Well as if happens my son renovated and old 5 speed Hillman road racer of mine and made this gorgeous jet black and chrome “fixie” that looks like a sleek shadow on the road. It now sits pride of place in our “LOUNGEROOM” and is more a work of art than a mode of transport. But when it comes to street cred, the whole thing is just plain gorgeous.Anyway he nearly killed himself because of the fixed gear (we live at the bottom of a very steeeeeep hill) and so he took it off and put on the nice simple, freewheeling, 5 speed cluster. Fixies are really difficult to ride and downright dangerous.

    Thanks “fixie” for the low-down. My advice is get one that looks like a fixie and just fit one forward cog and a 5 gear cluster and go out and enjoy yourself.

    – Rhoufi

  • Cecily  Graham
    Cecily Grahamover 2 years ago

    Yep that bike is a work of art and definitely belongs in the “LOUNGEROOM” : D : D
    My daughter is a proud owner of just the type of bike you mentioned much safer!! Cecily

  • I might even take a photo of it to post on RB – it’s a work of art. Not much on it other than the frame made it through but knowing something did tickles me.

    – Rhoufi

  • geof
    geofover 2 years ago

    ripper image, Rhoufi – and the words leave me a little uncomfortable too.

  • Ell-on-Wheels
    Ell-on-Wheelsover 2 years ago

    Agree with all before me … a simply beautiful image story, my friend :-)))

    As to the loungeroom “wall art”, having ridden a fixie for some years (in another ‘life’), they’re not all that danegrous, dear Rhoufi ;-) But there is a certain amount of knowledge one needs to ride a fixie safely – a single (or double) brake set also helps :-))

  • Di-Trying
    Di-Tryingover 2 years ago

    FAB image Rhoufi!!! Especially the effect of the light itself, but also how it illuminates all that greenery!!

  • jamesmhe
    jamesmheover 2 years ago

    superb image…there is something unusual about it…I keep coming back to it…maybe it is that gorgeous green against the black…anyway whatever it is it is a superb shot.

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