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Brookfield Zoo

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 9 January 2012 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Part of Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic Show. The Zoo has a "festival of lights" throughout the zoo every year. However, this year wasn't as bright without the white snow on the ground adding to the reflection of lights. The early rain of the evening provided nice reflections off the asphalt surface. The temperature nearly hit 60 degrees (F) on Friday, January 6, 2012.

Photo captured December 30, 2011.

NIKON D7000 1/6 second F/5.6 ISO 800 31 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This looks very effective reflecting off the wet tarmac, know what you mean about the weather it has been unseasonally warm!
Just one frosty morning to report from here, and lots of wind and rain!

9 Jan 2012 9:18am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Stunning night shot - magical lights and reflections!

9 Jan 2012 10:20am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I see the dolphins have been splashing about again !

9 Jan 2012 11:11am

@Ronnie 2¢: A great observation! I am surprised I missed that.

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Yes, excellent with the ground and the dolphinss hopping up from below. Excellent shot - the lighting and it's reflectiion are magnificent.

9 Jan 2012 11:37am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I Love that reflection too. The glow is goegeous. Great image all 'round, Steven! It is funny to think how last year was so "snowy" for all of us and this year is just weird. Great shot sir!!

9 Jan 2012 3:06pm

franz from Baden, Austria

despite the absence of snow, i do like the bright colours in the night and the reflections on the wet asphalt! very attractive light management, too!

9 Jan 2012 4:47pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

That reflective road surface is integral to how pleasing this shot is. Nice one.

9 Jan 2012 6:23pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

great light and reflections

9 Jan 2012 6:32pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful colors and reflection. We haven't had any snow either. Just flurries here and there. It was 68 degrees here on Saturday.

9 Jan 2012 9:00pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

fantastic colors, so appealing and great atmosphere!

9 Jan 2012 9:18pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


10 Jan 2012 12:00am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very nice colours in the lights.

10 Jan 2012 4:50am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

The purple colours your photo seems washed in, the reflections in the wet
pavement, could not be better if they planned that effect. Magnificent photo.
so beautiful and mesmerizing !~

10 Jan 2012 6:16pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It was much colder here than in Chicago. Strange weather but beautiful lights. I do love the reflections.

13 Jan 2012 10:43pm