Prague is both the largest and most visited city in the beautiful Czech Republic. Formerly, it was also the capital of Czechoslovakia before the formation of Czech and Slovakia in 1993. The city is famous for its well preserved city centre, many spires and authentic Bohemian building styles. This view takes in some of the beautiful and imposing structures surrounding the city square, on the left is the Old Town City Hall (with famous Astronomical Clock mounted on the wall below), and in the background is the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn. I consider this square to be the most impressive in Europe that I was able to see. This scene was taken from a roof top bar which is well worth checking out. This was taken at sunset, so it was wonderful to watch the sky grow darker and see the lights of the city come on.
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macjake (68488) 2012-10-09 18:41
I think i know exactly where this rooftop bar is, i was there for a TE meeting just a couple months ago! :)
only difference was i was there for the blue hour, and couldn't really get any great quaility images.
yours is certainly in that 'great' category.
Wouldn't change anything. love seeing the red roofs, and the tower in the bg
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-10-09 19:42
Wonderful lighting. It must be early evening - the perfect time to be in that rooftop bar! I love the sharp details and the vivid colours. The single tower balances nicely with the two smaller ones.
delpeoples (58348) 2012-10-09 19:52
Sounds like you've been doing the same thing as Craig (macjake) and climbing lots to get these magnificent views of the city. The colours have been illuminated brilliantly by that setting (?) sun mixed with the overcast skies. I find that often happens when it's just about to rain. You chose a superb vertical POV, managing to include so many spectacular architectural details. What a city and what a photo. Congrats.
mvdisco (17794) 2012-10-09 20:49
Hi Matt, Bonjour,
A beautiful point of view and wanderful old architecture,
Excellent details and notes of the place in Prague,
good tone of colors and light in a sharp presentation.
All my compliments and well done Matt,
Have a good day..
JFS (32459) 2012-10-09 22:34
Impressive image of this part of Prague, you got a delicious light. good composition that permit us to see lots of details. Thanks for sharing!
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-10-09 22:45
Hello Matt - What a wonderful shot, the colours are beautiful and I love the light that adds warm tones. Your elevated vantage point gives such a superb view over the red roof tops and down into the market place. Especially attractive shot with excellent detail and carefully composed with the towers nicely projected against the sky. Super! Warm regards rosemary.
dta (78590) 2012-10-10 0:58
Hello Matthew ,
It seems to be a very famous view . I can undertsand why , the perspective with the lonely tower in the FG , with teh double tower in the BG is outstsanding . I lie your choice of strong saturation , in creasing the beauty of the old stones and red roofs .
DINOZOR (16428) 2012-10-10 1:37
Bravo pour cette superbe vue bien composée et pleine de détails architecturaux très caractéristiques de la Ville de Prague.
Le cadrage est excellent notamment parcequ'il permet d'entrevoir la place en contrebas.
Une belle photo réussie et plaisante.
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-10-10 3:15
in my opinion Prague has one of the most beautiful old towns in Europe and you were able to convey its beauty well in your picture.The evening light is amazing.It helps not only to increase the color saturation,but also creates so nice,unique mood.The POV you chose is great,just like these red rooftops,which contrasts so nice with the rest of your composition.
jhm (153776) 2012-10-10 3:51
A splendid presentation with the different towers above the roofs
Nice detailed photograph.
Depth and perspective be superb.
Nice captured and composed.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Wednesday,
Bergenphotos (2906) 2012-10-10 4:41
I've never really seen those impressive buildings in Praha before. I knew it was one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but I hadn't really seen the reason before. This is remarkable, the definition of Praha shown in a picture! And you found a nice evening light as well.
Have a nice day,
cornejo (42971) 2012-10-10 5:29
Hi Matthew, I like this good composition with the towers, the roofs and facades of the square interesting, of this famous city. Very nice picture very well composed and captured with very good technique and quality. Very good and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations. Tfs.
Good morning and happy rest of week.
sabermonajati (11239) 2012-10-10 6:05
very splendid buildings with amazing gold color you captured.this towers have marvelous architecture.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-10-10 6:53
exquisite shot of this amazing skyline. The colours and light here are just amazing as is the detail and composition. You have captured the atmosphere and beauty of this place so perfectly in this fine image. Top quality work as always and a stunning presentation. Love it big time!
Regards - Brian.
Didi (60588) 2012-10-10 7:27
Good point of view on the city and interesting perspective diagonal between the church and the belltower.
cebe (1491) 2012-10-10 9:57
Hello Matthew. Beautiful warm light and splendid composition. I like very much the inclusion of these two iconic features of Prague in the same photo. It has very likely been done before, but personally I don't remember having seen many, if any. An outstanding image.
ManuMay (36159) 2012-10-10 10:00
A wonderful light bathing bathing roofs, and a very good perspective to compose the capture, colours, contrasts and light are really superb!!
serp2000 (44322) 2012-10-10 19:39
I was here in 2011. You are right, this is wonderful city. I really love this country. Excellent presentation! Superb quality, fantastic DoF!
Greetings from Russia!
zoomer (6) 2012-10-11 16:47
Hi,truly beautiful photo in color and composition.The sharpness lets us enjoy all the wonderful details of the architecture.Wishing you the best,Wolf.
npecanhuk (75502) 2012-10-11 16:53
Wonderful architectural details!
Very beautiful and attractive urban picture!
I love the light and colors!
Chosen pov and composition are special too!
TFS - congrats,
thebest (4276) 2012-10-12 20:56
Oh WOW!!! the lighting in this photograph is amazing bringing out the sensational colours - you have captured a perfect moment - Well done I love it!
mirosu (16265) 2012-10-13 6:35
Marvelous photo. The perfectly lighted building structures (incl. also the fantastic roofs) are the main focal point of this photo. There is a great use of depth of field to hold the viewer in the foreground toll tower as well as thr church in BG, and the excellent lighting conditions have allowed for very good color saturation. The overall impact is very strong. Very well done.
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-10-17 8:11
excellent angle and a perfect framing.
vjmite (4216) 2012-11-17 2:09
You certainly got a great vantage there. The architecture is amazing, and the colours are great too. Nicely composed and sharp.
- Copyright: Matthew Watt (Matthew-Watt) (5934)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 550D, Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS, Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/50 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2012-10-09 18:05
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