The Invasion Has Begun

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© Matt Granz
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Photo Info
UploadedDecember 13, 2008
TakenDecember 12, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D90
Exposure223 sec at f/7.1
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length18 mm
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Q: Street Photography

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

No, this isn't a UFO... and there is no post production going on either.

It's just little old me light painting the watershed tower at midnight on Mount Diablo while coyotes were howling at the full moon all the while.

ISO 200
2-1/2 minute exposure
25 mm.

39 responses

  • Robert Carey

    Robert Carey gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    Cool shot. Great lighting with the long ex.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    Christmas star trails! Perfect colors, well captured, Matt!

  • gerry cyr

    gerry cyr gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    that's really cool

  • Billy Houckham

    Billy Houckham said (12 Dec 2008):

    The truth is out there.

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    It's just old rusty UFO technology is all... Thanks for the comments!

  • David Baker

    David Baker gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    Ah yes.........The Golden hour! Great shot Matt! Keep on painting. You got talent!!!!!

  • Robert Duncan

    Robert Duncan   gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    great shot.

  • Ahmed Roberson

    Ahmed Roberson gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    Kinda reminds me of that movie Mars Attacks LOL!!!

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    I Loved Mars Attacks! ;-)

  • Mark Williams

    Mark Williams gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    beautiful shot!

  • Christina Fung

    Christina Fung gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    very cool, great shot!

  • ! Johan Conradson

    ! Johan Conradson (Deleted) gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    From rusty old watertower to new shiny spaceship - not bad at all! I like!

  • Derek ORourke

    Derek ORourke said (16 Dec 2008):

    this is an amazing find, very alien like, congrats

  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (17 Dec 2008):

    Super scene. Love everything about it!

  • Kenneth Kotowski

    Kenneth Kotowski gave props (17 Dec 2008):


  • Jose Rico

    Jose Rico (Deleted) gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    ultra cool shot!

  • Howard Seelig

    Howard Seelig gave props (19 Dec 2008):


  • Erika Clarke

    Erika Clarke gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    Love the colors. Great shot!

  • Jeff Clark

    Jeff Clark gave props (24 Dec 2008):

    This is soooo cool!

  • Robert Case

    Robert Case gave props (24 Dec 2008):

    Well done...AGAIN!

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (24 Dec 2008):

    love it! very cool photo!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (30 Dec 2008):

    Another beautiful shot! Looks very dramatic.

  • Y L

    Y L gave props (26 Jan 2009):

    Amazing! How could you capture all those colors at night?!

  • Minno Ramírez Terrón

    Minno Ramírez Terrón gave props (6 Feb 2009):

    great photo, love the colors!!!

  • Joel Harrison

    Joel Harrison gave props (2 Mar 2009):

    Nice color, love that shot.

  • Hannah Wilson

    Hannah Wilson gave props (2 Apr 2009):

    very cool colors. orange, blue, green.

  • Madison Woo

    Madison Woo said (9 Aug 2009):

    cool shot

  • Gabriel Diaz

    Gabriel Diaz gave props (29 Sep 2009):

    Coyotes? That must have been a fun shot to take ;) Nice photo!

  • Alya Al Dhaheri

    Alya Al Dhaheri gave props (5 Oct 2009):

    Wow! This is absolutely amazing!

  • Estelle Close

    Estelle Close said (5 Oct 2009):

    mmmm, I LIKE it.

  • Christopher Griesé

    Christopher Griesé gave props (7 Oct 2009):

    Excellent Job! I'll bet the hardest part was getting it in focus, huh? :)

  • Dominic Kite

    Dominic Kite gave props (8 Oct 2009):

    That really is very well lit. There's a tendancy with coloured gels for them to make things look garish, but you've done a great job.

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (10 Oct 2009):

    Caught this on spotlight..glad I did! It's awesome :)

  • Frédéric Ruaudel

    Frédéric Ruaudel gave props (12 Oct 2009):

    Great lightning and composition !

  • Henry Howell

    Henry Howell (Deleted) gave props (12 Oct 2009):

    Far Out Colors

  • Danny K

    Danny K (Deleted) gave props (16 Oct 2009):

    well done sir

  • Johnathan Heneka

    Johnathan Heneka gave props (22 Oct 2009):

    great capture

  • tajo 1960

    tajo 1960 (Deleted) said (30 Dec 2009):

    amazing foto!

  • Farnham Haywood

    Farnham Haywood said (22 May 2010):

    great work!! or play!!

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