07 April 2011

No Darkness On The Edge Of Town


The Elbe River.
Hamburg, Germany.
April 2011.
Long exposures.


The further you get away from the town centre and the port of Hamburg, the less heavy the light pollution will be. The picture above was taken some 10 kilometres from the centre and the one below about 15 kilometres from the centre. Still, there is no darkness on the edge of town.


Some folks are born into a good life
Other folks get it anyway anyhow

Tonight I'll be on that hill
'cause I can't stop
I'll be on that hill
with everything I got

Lives on the line
where dreams are found and lost
I'll be there on time
and I'll pay the cost

For wanting things
that can only be found
In the darkness
on the edge of town.

(Bruce Springsteen)

Goodnight!

- Dom

13 comments:

painting classes said...

I like your blog!...Daniel

Babzy said...

Well done the pics are great and the words to go with perfect :)

Dominic Doherty said...

Daniel: Thank you!

Ely: Thank you! Springsteen's music is my usual first choice for driving around the city at night.

Sy's Prints said...

stunning shots, esp love the second one!

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you! That second location is such a wonderful place... especially at night.

moi said...

two awesome songs and three awesome photos. nice!

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks very much, Moa!

donnie said...

like a lighthouse festival :))

Dominic Doherty said...

Hahaha, indeed, Donnie!

T. Becque said...

LOVE these!!!!

Dominic Doherty said...

Thank you so much Trisha!

Brooke said...

wonderful lyrics! in the bottom picture... is that a plane i see flying through the sky you captured? no way it could be a star with all that light lol . . .. . .. ... ...

Dominic Doherty said...

I didn't notice a plane when I took the picture, but I agree with what you said... it couldn't have been a star.