Today’s featured photo is by Mouhamad Bzou.
“I have visited Montpellier city in France two times before I took this photo, So I had a vision in my mind for composition and the intention to showcase the Tram light trails.
Location : Place de la comdie, Montpellier , France
Gear used: Fujifilm X-E1, with Fujinon 18-55, Gorilla pod portable tripod,
“I shot it with my new Fujifilm X-E1. It was my first trip with my new camera and it turned out that I took that I forgot to change to RAW but it turned out that JPEGs from the camera are amazing. I had a light Gorilla pod tripod as I was travelling for work so I tried to travel light. I used an aperture of f/8 and to get everything sharp I set it to focal length of 20mm, and ISO: 200 to get the cleanest possible image. I then bracketed 3 exposures to get almost all the dynamic range covered. I also took several exposures of 30 seconds to get the most light trails possible. ”
“As for post processing part , I created an HDR from the bracketed shots with Photomatix Pro and I tried to get a natural look because I wanted to give the final look in Photoshop. I then applied the long exposures on top of the HDR image , and masked the light trails in. I then applied Glamour Glow filter from Nik Color Efex , to get a ‘dreamy look’, I also applied ‘Topaz Star Effects’ filter to add a little bit of star burst effect in lamps.”
Place de la Comédie-France-Montpellier-140423-212442-© Mouhamad BZOU-Edit2
To see more of Mouhamad Bzou’s work, see his portfolio here.

If you would like your photo featured, read this article.

Were excited to feature your work to the Photofocus audience!

Related topics


October 18, 2014

Leave a comment

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Thanks to our partners who make Photofocus possible

Datacolor – Check out the SpyderX Create Kit, now on sale through the end of July! Get everything you need for perfect color at your next photoshoot.

Excire – Experience the best photo organizer for your photo library and discover your photos by color, subject — even people. Try the new Excire Foto application, or use Excire Search 2.0 as a plugin with Lightroom Classic.

Tamron – Take your photography to the next level with Tamron’s lightweight and high-quality mirrorless lenses. Check out the new 17-70mm f/2.8, the first lens of its kind for crop sensor cameras!

Skylum – Your photos, more beautiful in minutes. Makers of Luminar and Aurora HDR, Skylum adapts to your style and skill level. Check out LuminarAI‘s unique sky replacement and portrait editing tools, now available. Save $10 off the retail price and get the Photofocus bundle for free!

Xpozer – Show off your photos and fill your walls with the Xpozer frame system. Xpozer makes it easy to switch out your photos in a matter of minutes! Check out the Xpozer Start-Pack, including a 16×24″ print and frame, plus $210 worth of bonuses, exclusive to Photofocus readers!

B&H – B&H is a world renowned supplier of all the gear photographers, videographers, and cinematographers need and want to create their very best work.

Want more updates?

Get the latest education, inspiration, reviews and news delivered each week to your inbox.