After the cellos went silent

Once the concert was over, I roamed around the streets of Lyon deep into the night. It helps that I don’t sleep much and I had a good rotation on the iPod.

I love how these foreign cities sometimes illuminate their trees with unexpected lights. If I were on a city council somewhere, I’d light up everything in the city strange colors at night. I don’t know what else the city council does… besides bickering about nonsense… I wish they would focus on making things prettier at night. Please let me know if you see anyone running on that platform and the blog will endorse them!

After the cellos went silent (by Stuck in Customs)

  • Hey Trey, awesome shot. I was curious to know if you ever use a tilt shift lens? It seems that with all the architecture type shots you do, it would be worthwhile.

  • I second that question….. I was thinking of getting one myself.

  • Wow, I like the wide angle. Makes me want to get also an 14-24 2.8 πŸ˜‰

  • Mike

    Hi Trey,

    Great, Great Photo.

    Here’s a link for all concerning Lyon

    Every year they have a Festival of light, where they illuminate the buildings in the old part of the city, these are not only static illuminations, but also video prejections as well.

    I’m sure trey’s aware of this, but for anyone else who has the opportunity to be in Lyon durring this festival, don’t miss it, it really is spectacular.

    Have a look at the link.

    All the best


  • Hi Trey,

    Not sure if you have ever had the pleasure of visiting the city of Luxembourg, just incase you haven’t it’s another wonderful city that has many many buildings lit up in the centre and in the surrounding areas.

    One of the best examples is the Philharmonie Luxembourg which is a massive round structure with hundreds of vertical beams around it’s outside, and a spectrum of light slowly rotates around the interior of the building giving an amazing flow of light to the outside world as it does so.

    You can find a couple of images I took of it in my Luxembourg set on my Flickr account:-

    Stunning city even when you ignore the fancy lightshows as it’s built on so many different levels.


  • Hey thanks all for the informative comments – interesting!

    And I’ve not used a tilt-shift lens — one of those many things on my to-do list that I hope to get to! πŸ™‚

  • Nice picture. I do like the wide angle too.

  • DEE

    Are those chairs on the sidewalk? I like the colors, vicariously I am there.

  • Brilliant colors and that wide angle is awesome!

  • It looks so quiet, I bet you could hear a pin drop. On the other hand, the buildings are now telling their stories.

  • Thanks yall – I appreciate it πŸ™‚

  • So when you’re wandering around with your camera over your shoulder are you also carrying a tripod? Cause this shot looks like low light and lots of depth of field.

  • Thanks – yes I carry my tripod everywhere! πŸ™‚

  • I truly admire you for that. I used to tell my students that if you’re really serious the very first thing you should buy after a good camera is a good tripod. I’d love to have something like a quiver that I could wear on my back so that I could just pull out my tripod quickly but have my hands free when not actualy working with the camera. Thank you for anwsering my question. Via con Dios. Duh…I just realized that you’d have to have a tripod to do HDR work. Guess I’m getting a little slow in my old age.

  • Andrew – thanks! I mention the same thing over there in the article “10 Principles of….”

    You don’t have to have a Tripod for HDR – but I prefer it! πŸ™‚

  • great job

  • Hi Trey!

    Your photos are amazing! They are amazing, and on the other hand I hate them because they make me want to go away and travel through the world! πŸ™‚ They also made me want to try HDR, too, and that’s a good thing! πŸ™‚

    By the way, I really love this one, because I’m from Lyon, and I live juste behind this subway station!!

    Well, thanks! πŸ™‚

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