Hello, my dear friends!
This is my next image from Galle, Sri Lanka.
The photo was taken through a glass of window of a moving car. It was not the best condition for the photography but this view was very attractive for capture.
I think you remember this building on my early post (Blue Hour On Ceylon). And I took this photo from the opposite point of view and one hour later.
Galle is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka, 119 km from Colombo. Galle is the administrative capital of Southern Province, Sri Lanka and is the district capital of Galle District. Galle is the fourth largest city in Sri Lanka after the capital Colombo, Kandy and Jaffna.
Galle was known as Gimhathiththa (although Ibn Batuta in the 14th century refers to it as Qali) before the arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th century, when it was the main port on the island. Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, during the Dutch colonial period. Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia, showing the interaction between Portuguese architectural styles and native traditions. The city was extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers.
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Sergiom (58734) 2014-02-23 4:54
Un très beau cadrage vertical qui accompagne bien ces belles arches. L'illumination de nuit est superbe. Le ciel est encore très bleu et la lumière est parfaitement gérée.
Fis2 (84598) 2014-02-23 6:09
Curious fragment of building.
Good vertical frame and perspective.
I like light.
imageme (1625) 2014-02-23 7:33
Hi Serghei, Nice corner of the architecture. Interesting perspective and the vertical frame is just perfect to show the arches. Proper exposure delivers details and night tones. Thank for sharing
holmertz (40085) 2014-02-23 8:17
This reminds me of the hotel where I stayed in Galle. It was a famous place that used to be military barracks. It wasn't quite as grand as it looked from the outside, but the atmosphere was great and it was fun to stay in such a pretty building. But maybe this is something else just looking similar. In any case this is an attractive composition with a fine light inside the rounded vaults an on the upstairs pillars. The elegantly shaped contrasts of light and darkness are very appealing.
Noel_Byrne (23286) 2014-02-23 9:03
A beautiful blue hour shot, and these arches of golden light look wonderful against it! I am amazed you took this under such difficult conditions, I have taken photos through car windows before and they have never turned out anything like this! Really great result.
photoray (11795) 2014-02-23 9:33
Intriguing night view of Galle architecture, with your sharp angle accentuating the multiple arches aglow in white.
jurek1951 (42128) 2014-02-23 23:14
an another splendid nocturnal photo with attractive composition and beautiful lights, the realization is superb, elegant photo,
Graal (96799) 2014-02-23 23:39
good shot by night. I like the lights and arcades. Fine effect. Well vertical format and composition. Interesting series from Sri Lanka.
Have a nice week.
saxo042 (37268) 2014-02-24 0:45
An interesting structure and a very fine shot from a moving car. A very good observation!
delpeoples (53001) 2014-02-27 1:07
I really like the bookmark framing and the strong contrasts between the deep blue and white tones. Wonderful perspective created by the repeating arches and the tasteful large white frame.
Thanks for sharing and I hope your health is improving!
mcmtanyel (12473) 2014-02-27 16:48
Best condition or not, you managed to come away with an extraordinary photograph! Excellent repeating patterns and lovely perspective conveyed in a brilliant photo, congratulations and TFS!
Didi (56307) 2014-03-13 8:53
Interesting patterns of lights and good exposure control with a nice perspective
divail (8330) 2014-04-01 18:37
Le jeu d'ombre et de lumière créé par ces arches est magnifique. Le ciel d'un bleu sombre est également superbe.