I had the pleasure to spend 2 hours in Innsbruck, the capitol town of Tyrol. You can imagine I felt like a rabbit in the field with lettuce. The town is beautiful and its major highlight is the location: Innsbruck is squeezed tightly by the Alps. Fortunately in these 2 hours there was also a blue hour...
The title refers to the movie title Four weddings and a funeral. If you read the info below, it will become clear why I have chosen it.
Triumphpforte is one of the most famous sights of Innsbruck. It is located at the southern end of Maria Theresia Street. This triumphal arch was built in 1765 on the occasion of the wedding of Archduke Leopold, the second son of Empress Maria Theresia and Franz Stephan of Lorraine with the Spanish princess Maria Ludovica. Since Franz Stephan on 18 August 1765 unexpectedly died, the south side shows motifs within the meaning of the wedding the young couple, the north side of those who point out the emperor's death.
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jemaflor (98771) 2011-11-16 4:17
Nice architecture well taken with night and light, great effect with the red light, good time for the exposure, tfs.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-11-16 5:25
a fascinating capture with such a beautiful light inside it. Love the light trails and the almost ghostly feel they impart to the image. No loss of colour or sharpness despite the long exposure time. Accomplished and quality work as always. Superb!
Enjoy your day - regards Brian.
Sergiom (81735) 2011-11-16 5:28
Une belle composition. La technique est impeccable. J'aime beaucoup le filé des phares des voitures qui męne ŕ cette arche impressionnante.
emka (99931) 2011-11-16 6:46
Witaj, Fajny tytul. Bylam kiedys tylko przejazdem w Innsbrucku, pozostalo we mnie wrazenie ze jest jak kunsztowna szkatulka. Fajne nocne zdjecie.
A ja zapelnilam juz 4 GB zlotymi stupami i podobiznami Buddy w Rangunie i Bago. Gorac okrutny.
adores (45715) 2011-11-16 8:38
Great that you liked the city! It seems you had some nice weather there also. I like the photo! The long exposure is very good and you got the blue hour and the well illuminated arch. Good note also!
faletiz (10377) 2011-11-16 10:03
an excellent cut and a beautiful composition. Great exposure management and magnificent image.
tatadalou (7459) 2011-11-16 14:54
Beautiful light on the triumphal arch (by the way, I love your note, very informative), the management of light is great here. The long exposure time spares us the presence of cars, which is an important asset and offer some rays of light that will brighten up a little the scene.
A successful picture.
Sonata11 (33871) 2011-11-16 20:43
piekne nocene zdjecie wspanialego miejsca. Fantastyczne swiatlo ktore pozdwalam nom dostrzec wiele szczegolow tej wspanialej architektury. Podoba mi sie punkt widzenia z ktorego tez mozna zobaczyc widok pieknych gor. Wspaniala kompozycja. Sliczne zdjecie. Moje gratulacje.
macjake (69131) 2011-11-16 23:17
you're in Austria now!
are you planning to stay long? a new work contract?
If you're staying in Austria, i really look forward to seeing your shots.
and you're already taking blue hours!
the Arch is illuminated very well, like a spotlight.
and the trailing car lights give a spark of life to the vacant city sidewalks.
enjoy your day
see you around
geoant68 (331) 2011-11-17 2:15
impressive the triumphal arch that was build on the occasion of the wedding of the couple, as to remember us the death of Franz Stephan.The view of the arch is nice with the road to creates a good perspective in the scene.
Fis2 (99652) 2011-11-17 3:56
Bardzo ciekawa brama.
Ladnie oswietlona co pozwolilo pokazac ja noca.
Dobry kadr i kolorki.
Smuga dodaje smaku.
josepmarin (58359) 2011-11-17 4:19
a very interesting note explaining the sense of the title that you have given to this photo.
A very attractive photo, with a good management of the time of exposure and a good f value, in order to obtain a fantastic result.
The image is dynamic because of the lights of the motion of the cars, the lighting of this arch is very effective, and the mountains are working as a grand background.
A beautiful composition, with a high chromatic quality and a nice luminosity.
siolaw (38292) 2011-11-17 5:16
I spent a day in Innsbruck working in a concert, but I can't remember this Triumphal Arch... Interesting story too!
Long exposure gave interesting luminosity to the monument, and those car trails add dynamism to the scene.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-11-17 5:32
The exposure and the neatness are excellent. The monument is remrquablement photographed. It is a pleasure to look at this composition. Bravo.
Have a nice day
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2011-11-17 7:15
Your chosen POV to show this pleasant architecture excellent. A quite wonderful atmosphere. Well seen.
TopGeo (38216) 2011-11-17 7:22
Hello Mariusz! Very impressive facade on a beautiful building, excellent architecture photo! Great composition and framing! Great light management, beautiful colours and textures! wonderful lights effect!, Good combination, night tones clarity. Excellent rendering of the characteristic architectural style.
P.S. I am happy to know Galaxidi. thanks
mauro61 (52857) 2011-11-17 9:00
buono l'effetto della luce sulla grande porta con un'ottima definizione che mette in luce i molti particolari architettonici,
Budapestman (82620) 2011-11-17 11:58
Hi Mariusz, Welcome back!
this is a beautiful blue hour photo of this architecture, the composition is attractive, very nice details and lights, excellent POV, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
vasilpro (41533) 2011-11-17 12:20
Wonderful composition, beautiful blue hour atmosphere, lovely light and contrast, vivid colors, excellent POV, very nice scene on the street with the effect from the car lights, interesting architecture, TfS!
siudzi (34141) 2011-11-18 2:15
Wow! Zachwycająca praca wykonana o zmierzchu z doskonałą jakością! Mistrzowska technika. Jestem pod wrażeniem:) Brawo!
rodgerg (55767) 2011-11-18 5:13
Originl title for this very nice blue hoir with the coloured light which arise very well and give dynamism to the composition. The large Fg with the street give depht and learn the flance to the beautiful edifice in the BG.
Have a nice We,
Waylim (25502) 2011-11-18 14:23
Good night with the streaks of lihgt showing just how fast the traffic was, really beautiful details overall from the beautiful architecture all th eway to the distand mountain with snow. Good POV showing the main gate and arches with some lovely statues on top and a beautiful composition.
delpeoples (58574) 2011-11-18 16:05
Hi dear Mariusz
What a fascinating note to accompany your beautiful photo. And a very clever title. The story behind the the arch is very sad, although not of us get to have our tales of love and woe immortalised in stone like t Franz and Maria. I love the light trails here and the soft blue tones are rather magical. Great shot as usual, I've been missing your night shots Mariusz!!
Graal (103028) 2011-11-18 23:37
znam to miejsce, kiedys tam bylem. Fajny efekt po mocno przymknietej dziurze i dlugim czasie naswietlania. Lubie takie smugi swiatel od pedzacych aut. Podoba mi sie.
Silvio1953 (145579) 2011-11-19 0:55
Ciao Mariusz, fascinating nocturne shoot, great long exposure, fantastic light, excellent perspective and splendid colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
bukitgolfb301 (42656) 2011-11-19 3:01
Hi bonjour my dear Mariusz
Sorry for my late reply as so crazy-busy at concreat jungle weekday. But I still enjoy your garalley very much. This posting is another fantastic image by 30 seconds shutter speed. That is avery good idea.
Reasonable framework and very well considerd composition are wonderful. Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a good Saturday,
Takero from cold and rainy Tokyo
adramad (46476) 2011-11-19 14:27
Certainly the title of the photograph is original and surprising, after reading your interesting note, is understood and is very appropriate.
A superb composition, with this good POV showing the elegant arch, surrounded by beautiful homes and against the background of the high slopes of the Alps. Adequate lighting and beautiful, even at the blue hour, the sharpness is good and a beautiful color.
Enjoy the weekend.
s_lush (16208) 2011-11-19 22:35
This is a surprising composition, were the great architecture is locates so close to the great mountains. In addition, this beautiful scene has been captured at the so favorable for getting interesting photo time of the day. Perfectly good capture and very informative and useful note!
danos (99197) 2011-11-20 0:29
nice the view of the place with the Triumphpforte to dominates the image with the triumphal arch to was dedicated to the Emperor couple of Austria.I like the good light and colour management, as the contrast of the colours.
Have a good Sunday,Danos
marcan44 (6307) 2011-11-20 1:07
un grande scatto notturno che colpisce per la chiarezza e nitidezza di dettagli in tutte le parti del fotogramma, per i caldi colori riprodotti e la perfetta esposizione con un tempo lunghissimo.
Veramente un lavoro eccellente, complimenti.
sacimar (26623) 2011-11-20 2:34
I like the image, the light of the cars is well captured here creating an interesting visual effect with the arch in the back, it's a beautiful place,
paololg (31448) 2011-11-20 11:05
Ciao dear Mariusz,
a curious title for this picture, but reading your note is possible understand its meaning. :-)
30 seconds of exposure spent in a perfect way to get this fantastic quality and this definition of the many details that composing the scene. A blue hour in which you have managed the lights so excellent, both the natural and artificial. The colors are well balanced and true. Sincere congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice week!
Angshu (56758) 2011-11-23 5:04
Beautiful capture under the blue hour sky...what makes this special for me perhaps are the trailing lights. 30 seconds exposure!...light doesn't seem to be that bad. I had visited this city quite a while back & remember this gate vaguely. Innsbruck is indeed a beautiful Tirolean city. Well captured
nikkitta (17066) 2011-11-25 14:17
Are you in Autria as tourist, searching a new job or what else?
Great capture at your preferred hour and great management of the camera to obtain the red light
Like a lot the beautiful colored houses at the sides of the imposing arch
Greetings and TFS
Informative note as always
kordinator (20523) 2011-12-16 0:45
Excellent exposure for this fantastic at first artwork scene.
Beautiful light on the triumphal arch.
Fine efects of traffic.
Excellent light managment and fine colors.
An interesting history of the past and present.
cavli (1876) 2012-01-29 2:18
Very good shot. I like your point of view very mush. Excelent dof. Very sharp details and very good colors. very good exposure. tfs
ikeharel (72867) 2016-08-15 0:29
In two hours visit you managed a blue hour - what a great timing. The imposing and superbly lit Arch stand good contrast to the dark mountains slopes far beyond town, and contrast the other buildings on both sides.
A 30 sec. exp. brought out best of the details upon the street scenery.
Have a nice new week,
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (37795)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-11-13
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/20.0, 30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Arches by Mariusz [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-16 3:00