Photographer's Note

RbN4 – Watching and waiting

This is for the time being the last tandem Nighthunt posting. This one is taken during the first NightHunt with Rinie on the Cruise terminal on the Wilhelmina Pier.

In the foreground is the mobile walkway that connects the cruise terminal with the cruise ships, providing a sheltered access for the passengers.
The mobile walkway signals its presence by its red light and is waiting for the next customer. During the 2005 cruise season some 23 ships will call at the Rotterdam Cruise terminal.

Behind is the middle part of Norman Fosters Word Port Centre. This building hosts the offices and the traffic control facilities of the Rotterdam Port Authority and municipal services as the Fire Department.

One of the things I really like about night shots is that the glass façade of modern buildings, during daytime only reflecting its surroundings, become permeable, giving the eye the opportunity to roam the interior spaces and giving the building a more personal appearance.

In this capture these two elements are also in view, but in this case taken from a much bigger distance and with the mobile walkway connected to the biggest cruiseship in the world, the Queen Mary 2.

In Rinies posting there’s capture of the fascinating Blaak railway/subway station.

PCS2 tech: corrected for perspective distortion; slightly cropped, contrast, levels, curves & saturation (differentially) adjusted; USM-ed; added a frame and saved for the web.

exif data

Camera Manufacturer : OLYMPUS CORPORATION
Camera Model : C8080WZ
Exposure time [s] : 1300/100 (tripod used)
F-Number : F 7.1
Exposure program : Aperture priority (3)
ISO speed ratings : 50
EXIF version : 02.20
Date taken : 2005:08:28 00:48:22
Exposure bias value : -17/10
Focal length : 110 mm
Colour space : sRGB
Image width : 3264
Image length : 2448
Exposure mode : Manual (1)
White balance : Auto (0)
Contrast : Normal (0)
Saturation : High (2)
Sharpness : Hard (2

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