Bruges, Rozenhoedkaai seen from Wollestraat. Taken 2 years ago, almost on the same days. 20 sec.s exposure, though, the exif says "0" :)
I wish you all a Merry Christmas, with all your dreams coming true.
As a melting pot of Eastern and Western cultures, Turkey makes also good use of Christian traditions, mixing New Year's Celebrations with gifts and even trees and Santas sometimes, a-la-western style. Of course, this only happens by taking the fun part of it and leaving the religious part outside. And this fun practice is not found everywhere in Turkey, but mainly in modern and wealthy parts of big cities, as season's shopping needs a good amount of money. The gifts are not opened on Christmas Day or Eve, but on the New Year's Eve.
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serp2000 (45342) 2013-12-24 5:44
Merry Christmas, Deniz!
stunning photo... I love this nocturnal composition, wonderful illumination. I really like the reflection in the calm water, and these stars are just bonus for this attractive work!
Best wishes in 2014!
KristinsCamera (2384) 2013-12-24 5:56
What a wonderful day to have you as my "neighbor" on TE :)
So interesting to read your note about contemporary Christmas celebrations in Turkey's big cities, sounds like a fun mash-up of festivities.
And what a beautiful scene you have given us, one filled with shimmering stars and quiet reflections ~ could it be any more magical?! I am filled with peace & happiness just looking at it, teşekkür ederim :)
Mutlu Noeller, Deniz!
abmdsudi (57168) 2013-12-24 6:39
This is great night shot with lots of gorgeous Xmas colours with lovely touch of water water reflections. Excellent clarity and pov, extremely a wonderful festive shot that really fits the mood so well where all the element blends superbly. Spectacular shot
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas
Fis2 (104070) 2013-12-24 6:42
Nicely night photo.
Wonderful christmas climate.
I like frame, composition and reflection.I like it.
williewhistler (16412) 2013-12-24 8:51
Hello Deniz ,
thank you for your colourful and very attractive Xmas greetings,the long exposure has worked very well illuminating the buildings without burning out the highlights,lovely work.
mrichat (1755) 2013-12-24 9:00
Superb exposure choose for this night shot.well sharpness and color tone achieved .i love the reflection.good frame .
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-24 9:54
grazie degli auguri.
Per farli hai scelto una immagine molto bella e assai curata di una città già bella nella sua versione normale e ovviamente ancor più bella di notte ed in versione natalizia.
La tua fotografia - oltre che per il valore simbolico che essa rappresenta - merita un applauso per per la cura che hai dedicato alla ripresa con il risultato di ottenere una composizione splendidamente nitida e caratterizzata da colori molto belli.
Auguri di buon Natale anche a te.
Miguel82 (27658) 2013-12-24 12:29
Merry christmas to you and relatives Deniz, nice picture from Bruges, your presentation is superb and the reflection on the water surface is nice, all the best, good evening
emka (104302) 2013-12-24 15:01
Thanks for explanation about Christmas in Turkey, I was just wondering how it is. Santa must look funny in Istanbul. But when it gives gifts, why not?
Marvelous night shot and I am pretty sure done without tripod. Wonderful all these stars. Splendid reflections in this peaceful canal.
May all your dreams come true.
jcpix (13930) 2013-12-24 17:36
Love these 2-for-1 shots, a beauty night time reflection on this one. Such warm tones combined with the colorful and bright lights. A fitting way to celebrate the season, and the starburst effect adds that little extra flare to the otherwise calm and serene setting. Very interesting and informative note too about the difference in customs...you really do learn something new every day! :) Wishing you the very best and happy holiday season. Take good care.
My warm and friendliest regards from the U.S.,
Silvio1953 (150405) 2013-12-25 1:46
Ciao Deniz, lovely greetings card with fascinating reflections, great exposure, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas to you Silvio
COSTANTINO (68250) 2013-12-25 1:54
at first greetings for this great presentation
excellent capture with an excellent reflection
difficult to understand which is the original
one hundred of lights creating a shining
decorative atmosphere in a black environment
great work from you
excellent nocturnal composition
have a nice Christmas day
Sergiom (86147) 2013-12-25 4:49
Une très belle féérie de Noel. La gestion de la lumière sur ce beau quartier de nuit est impeccable et les décorations ne font qu'ajouter au charme.
carlo62 (53360) 2013-12-25 8:40
hai scelto una delle città che amo di più per farci gli auguri, in effetti questa atmosfera è meravigliosa, grazie anche all'eccellente esposizione.
Tanti auguri anche a te.
Didi (60590) 2013-12-25 10:32
Nice view in the black hour
Good lights management, very nice feast ambiance
I wish you a Merry Christmas
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-12-25 12:02
Awesome nocturnal shot of this decorated house. I like the reflection. Good lighting and nice details with wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
mesutilgim (96794) 2013-12-25 12:52
Selam sevgili Deniz,
Bruges'den enfes bir gece karesi ! Çok güzel yansımalar.
Selam ve segiler
marabu61 (11251) 2013-12-26 0:45
Merry christmas to you and your loved ones.
This is a pleasant festive scene that radiates a nice calm and tranquility. The reflections of the houses and light in the water are really good and the star burst on the lights enhances the festive mood nicely.
jhm (157976) 2013-12-26 3:05
Bruges for my a very known place, also these place see I almost every week, I live on 15 km of the nice place.
I find your picture very nice with the Christmas enlightenment.
Very fits for time of Christmas .
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
grigand (20130) 2013-12-26 3:08
Wonderful reflect ! I like your compo, details and exposition are perfect.
Noel_Byrne (33130) 2013-12-26 5:52
Many festive happy returns!
What a beautiful scene this is, the soft light and crystal clear reflection giving us two fine festive images for the price of one. I love the buildings of course, what really strikes me though is the bursts of light on the left hand side, its like a provate fireworks exhibition! Beautifully seen and taken.
All the best
ikeharel (76251) 2013-12-26 9:22
Wonderful light arrey and their reflection, superbly collected over smooth water surface. Exp. time not specified, but was not to short, nor long - just perfect to avoid excessive bulbs-glare and yet give a fine clear view.
Cheers for a great photojob done, happy holidays.
Gigidusud (21247) 2013-12-26 13:55
Wow! Beautiful Christmas postcard from Bruges. Splendid night shot with nice reflections on the water. Thanks and best wishes for 2014!
delpeoples (59466) 2013-12-26 19:34
Merhaba dear Deniz
What a great idea, keeping the religious part out of it and keeping all the fun bits of Christmas :) In that case, I hope you ate and drank too much and that Santa brings you some very nice camera presents on 1 January 2014. The Italians get it right by celebrating Christmas on 24 December and then Little Christmas (Bufania/Epiphany) on 6 January for more presents :) A beautiful, but freezing, photo. Superb nocturnal light management and superb reflections, especially the full moon.
Lisa (still recovering from eating too much ham and turkey)
cornejo (45480) 2013-12-27 10:55
Hi Deniz, lovely view in this beautiful place, very well composed and captured by a great pov, very good in this pretty postcard. A nice picture with good sharpness, depth and quality. An excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
imageme (1790) 2013-12-27 15:53
Hi Denis, Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones. A very splendid Christmas greeting card with colourful Christmas lightings. I specially adore the reflection of the lights on the water which double the happiness of the Holidays atmosphere. Wonderful composition and POV. I am sorry too many critiques been written, could not grade this image but it definitely worth 2 points.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-12-28 2:24
hi Deniz, what a beautiful composition! Love the reflection in water. Great sharp image quality, very well exposed. An excellent night capture. Tfs.
Merry Christmas to you.
claudeD (40894) 2013-12-28 9:43
very fine idea to choose this interesting reflection picture for your Xmas greetings.I like this one very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
A happy new year for you and your family
Waylim (25436) 2013-12-31 17:02
Beautiful night shot with very festive colors and lights. Love the rich tone of the night photo and the perfectly still water with reflection give a dreamy quality. All seem peaceful and silence. Square format works well here.
Thanks. Wishing you happy and healthy 2014.
GyurMaster (6500) 2014-01-02 5:06
I love that city. So nice.
tenretin (2657) 2014-01-11 5:11
Bravo for this beautiful picture full of life and color, you seized the decisive moment.
- Copyright: Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) (34279)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-12-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon 18-55 mm
- Exposure: f/18.0
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-24 5:38