‘Yerevan - Summer night at Republic Square’
Republic Square (or Hanrapetutyan Hraparak in Armenian; once it was Lenin Square) is one of the places where the residents of Yerevan and its visitors like to spend their summer evenings.
Another place is the Yerevan Cascade.
In summer the evenings and nights are still warm and people like to spend that time in open air. I must admit that I was greatly (and pleasantly) surprised at the number of terraces that the Armenian capital counts. In summertime Yerevan has a real Mediterranean atmosphere.
Around the many fountains on the square it was cozy and crowded up to the nighttime hours.
The vast square is completely surrounded by beautiful buildings that are well illuminated at night.
In the workshop you see how Republic Square (or at least a part of it) looks like at daytime.
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lousat (75049) 2014-03-16 3:22
Hi Paul,great choice of the moment,i like a lot night pics like this,full of colors and reflections and with a black black sky in background,great way to show us this beautiful building,top quality as usual.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
holmertz (39529) 2014-03-16 4:24
Although I quite enjoyed Yerevan it is not a city with the greatest atmosphere. I found Republic Square one of the nicest places, especially towards evening when people were gathering. You used the water of the fountain very nicely to create almost an illusion of Yerevan being a city by the sea. I don't remember which building this is, maybe the Foregin Ministry, but it is beautifully illuminated and the reflections are really attractive.
jhm (137652) 2014-03-16 4:47
Heerlijke foto met de zwarte achtergrond.
De weerspiegeling maakt deze foto wondermooi.
Opnieuw een foto dat bij de hoge kwaliteit foto's mag geplaats worden.
Paul, u hoeft nergens voor benauwd te zijn om foto's te laten zien, in tegendeel!
Prachtig foto werk zonder meer.
Groeten uit een zonnig Oost-Vlaanderen, met 15.3° C,
Sergiom (57821) 2014-03-16 5:05
Une photo de nuit des plus réussie.Le sujet est superbement illuminé et ressort parfaitement sur fond de ciel très noir. Les reflets sont magiques.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-03-16 5:11
Beautiful night shot of the glowing building. I like the way the well lit building and its reflection is creating a bright layer between the dark sky and the dark water. Great contrast over there. Good framing too. Thanks for sharing a nice photo.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-03-16 5:36
the water reflection adds very much to this picture. I like the architecture which is very interesting and quite original. Great light management and pretty colors on the building against dark sky.
Very good focus.
Thanks for sharing
ikeharel (55332) 2014-03-16 7:04
Most impressive night shot, Paul.
The details of the illuminated edifice shown superbly over water in a fine reflection.
Perfect camera set as no bulb-glare in excess. The daytime view as in the WS, in no-less attractive photo.
jcpix (13404) 2014-03-16 8:09
I can certainly understand why this would be a popular spot based on this one image alone. :) The building itself is interesting, but taken under the darkness of night, and lit under both artificial and florescent lighting has made it even more appealing. The reflection is beautiful, and I really like how you've filled the entire frame with focus on those two aspects. Super contrast to compliment the bright lights and color. A view worthy of being photographed for sure! Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take care.
npecanhuk (63594) 2014-03-16 9:22
Hi Paul! Very beautiful and attractive night & architecture picture, with special regards to the exposure, colors and composition with lovely reflections ! Cheers, Neyvan
adramad (36959) 2014-03-16 9:43
Great composition with this great building, which gives a nice game with geometric shapes to the composition, their reflections in the large fountain creates an overall effect, really fabulous, by the superb daylight image samples instead we see is a place nice and lovely.
Magnificent this palette in the black night.
Very well maintained brightness and optimum sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Have a nice Sunday.
macjake (54934) 2014-03-16 10:41
gotta love the black hour!it provides excellent opportunities to capture reflections.
and thats exactly what we see here.
the black sky is so important too, gives the all important contrast for the bright light.
well done and smartly composed with no dead spaces.
mesutilgim (82324) 2014-03-16 12:47
Very nice nocturnal capture from Yerevan ! Amazing reflections.
TFS and best regards
ngk (2411) 2014-03-16 13:05
Beautiful night scene!! Amazing colors, great sharpness, fantastic light management and beautiful reflections!!
Have a nice week
Gigidusud (14705) 2014-03-16 13:15
Très belle capture de nuit de cette splendide architecture avec une bonne gestion de la lumière et de fantastique reflets. Bien aussi la version de jour.
Merci pour le partage,
Royaldevon (28449) 2014-03-16 14:57
Your photograph is so beautiful, with the many artificial lights illuminating the building against the black sky and creating its double, shimmering, artistically in the surrounding water.
I'm not surprised that people like to congregate, here, it seems like a natural meeting point.
It is attractive during the day but does not have the same atmosphere, generated at night.
My warm regards,
emka (76433) 2014-03-16 15:16
Hello Paul, You must now quickly post photos otherwise I will be ahead of you :). Fantastic night shot. Attractive composition with beautiful reflection in the pond. I think that there are dancing fountains somewhere there. And the building with the tower is probably Government of Armenia. Quite a crowded place.
I booked a few days in a hostel not far to it so I will come there probably every evening with my tripod, it seems to me the nicest place. But the cascade also seems good place for interesting photos. Excellent picture.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Corry (4508) 2014-03-16 20:51
J'aime bien cette prise de vue nocturne de cette place avec de superbes reflets du bâtiment illuminé. Photo bien réalisée. Salutations.
Sonata11 (33223) 2014-03-16 20:53
Hi Paul, fantastic capture this architecture with its perfect reflection. Magnificent execution. An excellent photo job.
All the best, Barbara
Graal (96450) 2014-03-17 3:34
very nice view by night here. Good shot. Interesting architecture. I like the lights and reflections also. Well presentation from Yerevan.
Have a nice day.
timecapturer (47486) 2014-03-17 3:56
an immaculate night shot this. Amazing detail and a double whammy with the glorious reflection. Perfect!
Have a good week - B.
Oceania (4732) 2014-03-17 8:01
The gorgeous shaped building is glowing in the dark. The slightly blurred reflection is the best part of the picture. The sky is so dark. It makes the square more noticeable and more beautiful.
eldancer1 (26786) 2014-03-17 10:03
Awesome nocturnal capture of this beautiful building! Love the reflection on a very calm water. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
dip (23532) 2014-03-17 14:23
a wonderful and impressive building nicely illuminated and with amazing reflections,
I also like the contrast against the black sky,
very well done!
chrislo (4151) 2014-03-17 16:12
Een zeer geslaagde nachtopname, met een mooi overzicht van het fraai verlichte regeringspaleis. Het is altijd lastig om nachtfoto's scherp te krijgen, maar deze is goed gelukt, en dat zonder een statief, vermoed ik. Je hebt een goed standpunt gekozen zodat het hele gebouw mooi weerspiegeld is in het gladde water. Erg goed werk (toch heb ik een voorkeur voor de foto in de WS).
photoray (11451) 2014-03-17 17:05
Beautiful night view of Republic Square mirrored and all a glow, revealing its ornate multiple arches.
claudeD (31765) 2014-03-18 2:25
wonderful night shot from Armenia showing this interesting architecture and its reflection in water. Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Cricri (104461) 2014-03-18 10:13
Magnifique prise nocturne de ce très beau bâtiment avec de fantastique reflets, c'est joli , très lumineux, belle réalisation aussi présenter en plein jour
mkamionka (30084) 2014-03-19 9:36
I forgot that your trip after Georgia has continued. I am very curious to see now your reportage from another underrepresented country on TE. I have heard the name of the Armenian capitol but I wouldn't be able to mention any building there or any sight. So ignorant. And this is where your photos come in: to fill the void.
Interesting structure here, the fact that you captured it at night and with the water aspect in the foreground enhanced very much the effect.
Very well done!
danos (85187) 2014-03-19 12:46
very nice the night view of Yerevan with the day shot to completes perfect our knowledge about the whole area.
I like the excellent light and the colour management with the reflections to make the image even more effective.Well done.
Fis2 (83990) 2014-03-19 13:22
Excellent night photo!
Excellent colors and light.
Have a nice evening
krzychu30 (15442) 2014-03-20 0:16
glorious night shot!
The building is beautiful and also so nicely illuminated.Certainly a great idea to capture it at night,as the completely black surrounding makes the scenery really great and definitely helps you to achieve so expressive effect.
Have a nice day
carlo62 (30583) 2014-03-20 0:21
magnifica notturna, eccellente esposizione, l'architettura è bella ed elegante e lo splendido riflesso amplifica l'effetto visivo.
SnapRJW (30687) 2014-03-20 8:48
Hello Paul - A warm and welcoming presentation with the attractive building nicely lit and the dreamy reflections shimmering on the water. The deep black contrasts are excellent throwing the main subject into the forefront of the image.
Nicely managed and very attractive
fritzi007 (4103) 2014-03-20 12:39
very good night shot of Republic Square, very good sharpness and comment!
cornejo (30089) 2014-03-20 13:03
Hi Paul, great night view of this interesting and pretty postcard, nicely composed and captured in this photograph pretty good. An interesting image of a nice place. Very good sharpness, depth and quality. An excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Didi (56061) 2014-03-21 8:56
Je favorise un peu plus l'heure bleue pour les images nocturnes
Mais celle ci n'est pas sans intérêt, je note un bon contrôle de l'exposition avec un bel avant plan
RhodieIke (11552) 2014-03-21 14:51
This is stunning, love the reflections,well managed, especially the light.
Great presentation, Tfs,
nikkitta (14354) 2014-03-21 16:32
The serie from Armenia begans with good photos, now a nocturnal one, only building reflections with black FG ans BG, best way to fully appreciate the capture and frame
The post of the WS is good to know how is the place ar daytime
Well done, tfs
SWEETFREEDOM (22286) 2014-03-22 12:42
Amazing exposure and details,
good reflections and p.o.v.
jemaflor (83014) 2014-03-23 0:35
Superbe cette vue nocturne, impressionnant avec ces reflets à la surface de l'eau, la capture de la lumière est parfaite et valorise ce monument avec le contraste sur fond de nuit noire.
ChrisJ (95866) 2014-03-27 14:21
Wonderful symmetrical reflections in this superb nocturnal shot with good warm cold color contrasts between the honey yellow and the blue grey lighting. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. Nice graphism. Tfs!
ebingul (1898) 2014-03-29 13:44
This is a very well composed night shot with great light management.Amazing illumination and reflections captured with very good sharpness.Congrats and best regards.
jmdias (54117) 2014-06-19 15:09
beautiful nocturne view. the shapes of the building and its colors created a nice contrast with the light and a good view of reflections. very nice compo.