‘Tbilisi - Evening in Rike Park’
In my humble personal opinion Rike Park isn’t exactly a very beautiful park but in summertime from late afternoon till at night it’s a place where many residents of Tbilisi like to stroll around. This meeting place surely has a very pleasant leisure atmosphere.
When it gets dark, many monuments in Tbilisi are illuminated and from Rike Park you have wonderful views of some of them. That’s why I post this picture.
On the right you see (yet again) a part of the Peace Bridge.
On the hill in the middle of the picture you find the Narikala Fortress with the Church of St. Nicholas inside it.
Technically this picture is far from good but I hope that you find the view interesting. I was so impressed by Tbilisi that I’d like to show you different sights of this wonderful city.
I had no tripod and all that I found was a small pole with an uneven and inclined surface where I could place my camera only with one side on.
In the Workshop two more pictures:
Another one of the Narikala Fortress, taken from on the rock where the Metekhi Church is located.
And secondly a daytime view of Rike Park.
From Lonely Planet guide:
Dominating the Old Town skyline, the Narikala Fortress (or Nariqala Fortress) dates right back to the 4th century, when it was a Persian citadel.
The tower foundations and most of the present walls were built in the 8th century by the Arab emirs, whose palace was inside the fortress.
Subsequently Georgians, Turks and Persians captured and patched up Narikala, but in 1827 a huge explosion of Russian munitions stored here, ruined not only the fortress but also the Church of St. Nicholas. The church was rebuilt in the 1990s.
There are superb views over Tbilisi from the top of the fortress.
The latter I am eager to confirm.
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jhm (127907) 2013-09-30 0:39
U beschrijft het zelf dat de kwaliteit niet van het hoogste niveau is, maar dit is maar voor een beperkt deel van uw foto.
De hemel met de verlichting van de brug zijn zeker zeer goed.
Alleen de belichting over de stad of dorp zijn een beetje overbelicht, maar met uw camera is een nacht foto niet zo evident, ik lees wel dat u een paal heeft gebruikt as statief.
Algemeen gezien is uw werk zeker niet slecht.
Groeten uit Oost-Vlaanderen,
ikeharel (43903) 2013-09-30 1:56
Two beautiful illuminated monuments, in great contrast against the dark sky's.
The bridge under white strong light is superbly collected with sharpness. Only on my second glance, I realized there were few ladies sit on the concrete banch.
Fine night shot.
Romano46 (11393) 2013-09-30 2:07
una ripresa non facile per le notevoli variazioni di luce tra le varie parti della città, ma che sei riuscito a dominare con sufficiente perizia rendendo leggicile un bel cielo illuminato dalla luna, il ponte e la stessa città.
Una composizione molto buona che include tutto quanto utile per trasmettere qual magico momento che hai ripreso.
Ciao e buona giornata
Sergiom (45308) 2013-09-30 4:32
Un bel essai de photo de nuit. La forme sur la droite est d'une grande netteté et brille de tous ses éclats par contre, la ville au loin est beaucoup trop brillante et perd toute netteté.
Oceania (3231) 2013-09-30 6:13
I know it's tough to take a night shot. On your picture, the moon is visible from the cloudy sky at the one corner. And the part of the bright building is at another corner. It seem likes they echo each other.
adramad (30865) 2013-09-30 6:52
Superb report with these three images, this park Tbilisi and the spectacular views from the same, I understand the difficulty of capturing, this night photo, with results highly commended, but I particularly prefer the two that appear as images of the WS. They are really fabulous.
Very good quality of color in this nighttime photo.
Also both sharpness, as an illumination are appropriate.
They enjoy a good day.
mkamionka (27051) 2013-09-30 8:25
indeed this shot is not as perfect as your usual uploads but it does presnt a very interesting place at the great timing. Mainly thanks to the moon behind the clouds you have a fantastic atmosphere here. Plus of course you captured again the lovely modern bridge and the well lit old town further in the distance. People in the foreground add some action and interest.
It is sad a bit that the buildings in the distance got a bit burned, hypothetically at the earlier blue hour you could get them better exposed but noone knows if the atmosphere would be as interesting as it is here with the moon.
mesutilgim (72900) 2013-09-30 12:25
Amazing nocturnal capture with perfect pov and light management.
And the fullmoon showing its face through cloudy sky is the bonus of this compo.
TFS and best regards
lousat (64069) 2013-09-30 15:01
Hi Paul,a beautiful pic,a brave attempt in these different light levels,the city is a bit overexposed,but i think that this is one of the most difficult scenery and moment to take.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
ChrisJ (91200) 2013-10-01 12:02
A good nocturnal shot showing and contrasting both the old and the new with the futuristic structure at right and the old fort in the bg. Good sharpness and excellent warm cold color contrasts between the blue tinted steel superstructure and the illuminated yellow castle. The moon is a nice inclusion. Tfs!
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-10-01 14:35
Paul, among other things you are an expert on nocturnes...a fantastic shot very difficult to control the light but you have managed to present a marvelous composition, very impressive in its theme and scenery...it must beautiful there...
jcpix (6504) 2013-10-01 20:15
Technical details are most assuredly important to image quality for print, but when you've captured a scene like this to go along with your notes....well, the atmosphere of the moonlit night and the colors from the park and surrounding hillside completely take over any of those other details. I see this and can imagine a pleasing stroll through the grounds while enjoying the view. For me, I take away that sensation from this visual, which in turn makes this most appealing to my senses. The slight purple/blue tint in the sky is beautiful against the warm tones from the artificial lights. Nicely done! Have a great day ahead.
gervaso (9247) 2013-10-02 19:01
Wonderful night shot, with excellent light, colors and sharpness! But the most beautiful part of the picture is the sky, perfectly captured with the moon shining! Wonderful composition! Excellently done!
shevchenko (18725) 2013-10-03 2:24
Nice to see photo from the park from daylight to night, seem it is realy a good place for you to spend nice time, beautiful WS photos to show the view of surrounding environment too, distinct photo, well done.
jemaflor (74044) 2013-10-03 11:16
Superbe photo de nuit avec ce village, l'architecture contemporaine à droite et cette luminosité dans le ciel avec ces quelques nuages, bien pris et présenté.
marina7 (7160) 2013-10-03 11:48
that's a mystic full moon picture!:) I do like the sky, so dramatic with ghostly light. The shining bridge brings in some hi tech spirit here and the glaring fortress in the background adds to the drama. Really nice compo, I just find the houses in the background a bit oversharpened for my taste.
Thanks and best wishes!
Cricri (92095) 2013-10-06 1:24
Belle prise nocturne, les lumières de la ville et une vue de l'architecture ultra moderne, très belle réalisation, intéressante les deux WS
Waylim (23310) 2013-10-09 23:34
Very cool shot. I love the mood you have captured of the night with the city light and full moon between the clouds. The people enjoying the evening adds to the liveliness of the place.
Didi (51263) 2013-10-20 23:58
La lune donne un bon éclairage sur le ciel, le cadrage est parfait
Pour les sujets clairs sur fond sombre il est conseillé de diminuer légèrement l'exposition car le capteur de l'appareil s'ajuste sur la majeure partie faiblement éclairée
Personnellement dans ce cas j'effectue plusieurs essais.