Steam Noir

Black And White Photography, Patti, Photography




A dark night of shadows, rain and rising steam in the streets of Philadelphia.


Photo from iPhone via strange experience of posting from iPad.  As with Robyn from days before, laptop is now being repaired – the touch pad seized up and said very firmly “No More!”

48 thoughts on “Steam Noir

    1. Funny you should say that because the couple in front, with the umbrellas, had a distinctive vintage look to them which I was anxious to catch but . . . . by the time I turned the camera on etc they were a little further away and the hoodie person came bearing down the frame, plus Mr Kuche was running out of patience, again. Honestly . . . . Thank you so much for your kind words Suzy!


    1. A little steam in the night goes a long way doesn’t it! Thank you Laurie, and thank you for commenting on the title – I don’t know about you but sometimes, actually most times, it takes me so long to come up with a title . . .


    1. Have fun with it Emilio! I’m not a big fan of point and shoot, much preferring the comfort of a viewfinder but somehow happy enough to point and shoot the iPhone . . .


  1. Great image Patti 🙂 I love the way this lights flared and the intensity of the steam. The lady with the umbrella is the icing on the cake. When I first looked at it I thought it was NYC but Philadelphia is another city I love. iPhones are such handy cameras, the picture quality is already amazing. Can you imagine the quality of the images you could get if they increased the size of the sensor. I hope this computer thing isn’t contagious 🙂 Good luck with the laptop Patti.


    1. Thank you Joe! It was one of those lucky shots taken in passing and, as the saying goes, the best camera is the one you have on you at the time which for me is often my iPhone – there is so much freedom and no pressure! So agree with you about the increased sensor size Joe and trust the gremlins stay away from your computer!


  2. Ambiance, atmosphère mystérieuse! La lumière urbaine accentue le côté “polar” avec les personnages, belle image!


  3. Excellent! I love this….reminds me of an old Ramyond Chandler film (but I can’t think which one)…very atmospheric and slightly menacing too with the hooded figure. I love it!


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