November 11, 2011

Lights Overkill

It looks like some people think that just because LED lighting is cheaper and more energy efficient it should be used... everywhere!

Kaiping, 2011

This nameless bridge in Kaiping crosses an artery of the Tanjiang River.  
[Better viewed enlarged.]

I'm linking with Weekend Reflections and Sunday Bridges.

32 comments:

Andy said...

Nice photo. Everything is coloured coded. I'd have no problem finding my home(:-0)

cieldequimper said...

Though it's pretty, I wonder when we'll stop with our light pollution. In France, some "green" cities are already imagining totally dark cities in the dead of night, between 2 and 5 am which I think is going way too far though...

imriz said...

i must agree, it still uses energy:)

but the light reflection's very pretty...

EG Wow said...

The city sure is lit up, isn't it? Lovely reflections, though.

VioletSky said...

It doesn't have that same glow that the older light have have. And I still haven't warmed to the blue lights.

Dianne said...

I wish there was a way to just have the reflections, without using all that light
my town gets pretty dark at night and I love it, especially when the old lamp posts are on, shedding just a bit of warm light

Cezar and Léia said...

So positive and correct idea about this light.And the effect is amazing, brilliant lights there.Your picture is awesome, congratulations.
I would like to thank you so much for your always kind words and please forgive my absence.I'm studying here a lot to achieve my goals about French.As I'm not a teenager, I guess I've lost several neuroneus along the years, so that...I must study double to compensate it! LOL
Hugs and happy weekend,
Léia

Tina´s PicStory said...

what a beautiful view! ♥

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful, colorful reflections and a terrific capture for the day, Cisca! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Kay L. Davies said...

It is a very beautiful reflection, but the whole idea of using more lights just because they're less expensive than incandescent bulbs is counter-productive.
I love to look at the night sky in places where there is no light pollution. It's just amazing.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

JDaniel4's Mom said...

It looks like there are lights everywhere.

Kim, USA said...

Wow these is beautiful!

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Genie said...

I agree...I wish there was a way to have the reflections without all of the lighting. This is still an amazing and beautiful capture. genie

Ms. Becky said...

wow, that's a striking image Francisca. happy weekend to you.

James said...

Let them use LED because it looks great in this photo! :)

Ann said...

It makes such a great photo, with the lights, there will be no photo.

Pat Tillett said...

It almost looks computer generated! Nice pic...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is definitely bright! There was a controversy going on in Eugene OR when we were "home" there this summer about some red lighting that the city put on a new bridge. I never got around to getting a picture of it.

Vicki/Jake said...

Ya, I don't like them either. And now most Christmas lighting is LED...YUK!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The line of lights in the water looks like a wave moving away from the bridge. It took me several seconds to get oriented. Neat.

Dorian Susan said...

Agree over kill, but how lucky for you to happen along and capture it. I LOVE this photo. The sense of panoramic makes it even more expressive. Nicely composed.

Pat said...

That is a spectacular shot! Crisp and what a great reflection! I have trouble with night time shots. I'm never really sure what to put my camera settings on!

TheChieftess said...

Wow!!! Love this shot!!! The lights are wonderful!!!

I put word verification back on my site because I was getting quite a few spammer comments...it is a pain though!

I love your poem about it!!!

FrankandMary said...

Yikes, I am sure the intent was good, but it yells: blinding hot scorn... to me. ~Mary

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I agree about "light pollution", but that is a beautiful photo!

Andrea said...

That is a fantastic night shot Francisca!

Gemma Wiseman said...

This may be a drain on energy resources but o what a fairytale view of this bridge by night!

J Bar said...

It makes a great reflection.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Lesley said...

The lights do look pretty and make a lovely reflection.
But I also long for some darkness, sometimes.

Lowell said...

Digital cameras bring night photography to a new level. The colors are always amazing! Unfortunately, in this shot, the lights of the bridge tend to take away from the symmetry and beauty of the picture.

I mean it's still beautiful, but ... the nameless bridge gets in the way! :-)

JM said...

This is PERFECT! Amazing shot, Francisca.

Louis la Vache said...

LED overkill or not, it is a beautiful image and a welcome contribution to Sunday Bridges.
(«Louis» apologizes for being so late in commenting!)