Out after Dark

A resort takes on a new appearance after dark. The windows light up, things you never saw in daylight become visible.

So, one evening after dinner in Saas Fee recently I wound up the ISO (in one instance as high as 5000) and set off for a tour of the village – and in the gallery below are the images that I found. Five shop window shots, including a magnificent stag. Two night clubs including one with the name ‘Poison’ that has the bizarre headline ‘in God we trust’: I have to admit I really don’t understand the connection there. Finally  – the last image – I looked up at a house and saw three horses arrayed along the guard rail of a balcony with a puppet suspended at the end: the imaginary rider of the horses perhaps. The image shown constitutes just a small portion of the frame shot with the lens extended right out to 375mm but I thought it made quite a surreal image.

Click on the first image to enter the gallery and navigate through

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'.
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8 Responses to Out after Dark

  1. lucywilliamspoetry says:

    The In God we trust maybe ironic as the cross is black saying poison in it maybe meaning religion is poison. Just a guess.

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  2. oneowner says:

    In God We Trust is on US dollars. It may refer to money but I’m just guessing.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    Poison also is an American rock band. They’ve been around for some time. I suspect you found a fan!

    The three horses is the most interesting to me. Notice how the horses change from left to right — from a whole, natural profile to a ragged and tattered stylized one that matches the rider. Looks like it was a long day on the trail!

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    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Linda. Yes, I’d noticed how the Horses changed from left to right, and I wasn’t entirely sure why. I wondered whether there was some fabric draped over the last one to confuse the silhouette. I was tempted to omit the puppet, but I decided that it really completed the picture.

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  4. Len says:

    These are really cool shots Andy.

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