When the lights go down in the city …
Promenade lights in Piran, Slovenia.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Streetlights have long been a favorite subject for photographers and painters — think about Edward Hopper’s famous Diner painting. There something about balancing natural lighting with the sometimes surreal glow of artificial sources to create an aesthetically pleasing image. It’s not always easy, but when it’s done right, the results can be magical.
Lights are the subject of this week’s edition of the popular #FriFotos Twitter chat, a day-long event open to anyone willing to post a photo and hashtag it with #FriFotos. Here are some night-light shots from close to home and far away.
Lights twinkle at dusk in the port of Cassis, France.
Evening shoppers in Corfu, Greece stop for an umbrella-covered chat.
Frosty is all lit up in this front-door Christmas scene in Frisco, Colorado.
Harbor lights in Naples, Italy.
Only a few lights from Old Town Corfu, a World Heritage site, shine through the indigo shadows of twilight.
A post-processed version of storefront lights in Corfu, Greece.
The Old Fortress in Corfu was started in the Byzantine era and finished under Venetian rule.
The lights of my hometown, Frisco, Colorado, at dawn, with Buffalo Mountain as a backdrop.
Some bright Christmas lights on a sweet old truck in Dillon, Colorado.
Evening lights in Corfu.
And one last skyline scene with evening lights in Corfu.
The sun goes down, the lights go on in Dillon, Colorado.
Homemade Halloween lights.
The lights of Gjirokastër, Albania, as seen from Ali Pasha's castle. Check out the headlights on the highway down the valley.
Lights illuminate the port near the Castel dell'Ovo in Naples, Italy.
One of our kitchen lights puts a nice glow on a special Jell-O desert.
Tango under the lights in Buenos Aires, Argentina. PHOTO BY LEIGH WADDEN.
The lights of Naples, Italy under the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius.
Can you guess where this is?
Lights on the pier in Apalichicola, Florida, under a rising full moon.
St. Louis lights from the top of the Gateway Arch.
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