Night Fountain

When I was out in the city for the "Luminale" one recent evening I used the chance and also took photos of other, non-Luminale, illuminated objects. One of them was the fountain in front of our old opera. It is very nice illuminated and with long time exposure the floating water looks great. The top fountain looks like a hot, steamy geysir and the lower part seems to be covered in a curtain. Especially I like the light effects. On one hand the lights in the basin that look like glowing balls floating around in a perfect circle. One the other hand, the light beams in the fountain at the top. They look like water beams, but in fact it's just the light reflecting in that fountain. Depending on the position you take you either have the peaks of our skyscrapers in the back or the beautiful facade of our old opera building.

Both photos were taken with the camera mounted on a tripod and with exposure times of more than a second. The lens I used was my wide angle EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6. As usually with night photos I've selected an ISO value of 100 to reduce noise. The camera was set into aperture mode with an aperture of f/8. The first photo was shot with a focal length of 24mm and a shutter speed of 5 seconds. The second one with 20mm and 1.3 seconds.