Its funny how easily influenced I am...our dear friend Luciano (Lousat) is now posting photos from Prague.
So i couldn't resist going back into my Prague archives from my trip here last year.
Prague is certainly one of the most beautiful, most rustic, most charming cities I've ever seen.
This scene was taken from the Prague Castle grounds with a tele lens.
If you're aware of the architecture in Prague, you may recognize the tall Transmission Tower way in the bg on the left.
It was voted as the worlds 2nd ugliest building, but of course i LOVE it :) Thats why I wanted to make sure its in the scene.
Hope you like the overall view here of Prague.
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drt100 (2029) 2013-08-28 23:43
Indeed it is a nice view ... good choice for an overall impression and city scene. The wonderful church structures in Europe are built with impressive creativity ... nice to see one featured here. The BG tower does stand in stark contrast to the others ... Might be a great view from its top floor ... technical elements of this photo are very good. Thanks FS
emka (64134) 2013-08-28 23:45
Hi Craig, I am also tempted to post photos from my archive when I sea someone other posts. Usually I resist it but sometimes I do not :). beautiful view of the red roofs, green domes of Mala Strana and ugly tower.
excellent photo, you could post it bigger, it would be even more attractive.
cargus (7556) 2013-08-28 23:53
Beautiful panorama, perfect framing, colors played excellent, clear and bright a successful image, well done.!!
lousat (64101) 2013-08-29 0:41
Hi Craig,i'm happy to read your note....ehehe...but now i mustt delete my pics from the castle nready for TE...ehehhehe.....beautiful pic and classic pov,perfect capture of the roof and churches of Prague whit the best details,colors and exposure,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks to think at me!Luciano
limielski (2571) 2013-08-29 2:31
I was in Czech Prague ( I have written "Czech Prague" because there is a district in Warsaw which is called "Prague", too :-).
Beautiful red colouring of your work - roofs to the horizon - wonderful composition with the church in the golden division.
Have a nice day!
PS. You asked me about the farmer. Yes - he was sitting on a bench and I stood in a normal position so my camera was above his head. I told with him very shortly - I asked him how to get to Brok - a small village near this place where i took his portrait and about a harvest.
Sergiom (45348) 2013-08-29 5:44
Ils sont beaux les toits de Prague, surtout de ce point de vue très privilégié. On a l'impression de pouvoir sauter de l'un à l'autre sans difficulté à cause de l'effet de compression. Le dôme et le clocher sont superbes.
SnapRJW (23576) 2013-08-29 5:51
I watched a travel program about Prague at the weekend Craig and was really impressed by the beautiful architecture and the wide open squares. Here you show a super overview of the city with its wonderful rooftops in the FG; the domes and spires reaching skyward in the MG all against a backdrop of the larger urban area. An impressive shot with very good detail. A place I think I'd enjoy visiting one day. Warm regards Rosemary
chrisg76 (277) 2013-08-29 7:02
Great view of Prague showing great detail and beautiful colours!
I visited Prague in 2010 and I was amazed by the aesthetics of the buildings and the romantic atmosphere that every part of the city conveys!
I also loved the Transmission Tower with the ugly babies crawling - climbing on it!
It is in contradiction to the architecture of the city, but is certainly eye-catching and very impressive!
Well done !
dkmurphys (42449) 2013-08-29 7:08
A fine panorama of those old fashioned roofs. Spectacular city as I see, one of the most beautiful of Europe. You know, in Malta, except the churches, I haven't seen a single classical roof? :P
gervaso (9247) 2013-08-29 7:23
The POV is perfect to show the beautiful architecture we can see even over the roofs! Very good colors as well! Wonderful composition!
krzychu30 (12619) 2013-08-29 10:08
it´s nice to get back sometimes to older photos to evoke memories from the places we´ve visited.
The view is magnificent!Beautiful red roofs,lovely architecture and...even the 2nd ugliest building in the world looks here captivating:)
Excellently composed and framed scene!
Have a nice day
holmertz (31248) 2013-08-29 10:30
You seem to have enjoyed Prague almost as much as Las Vegas, but just almost. I spent a couple of rainy days in Prague 30 years ago. It was a beautiful city but it must be very much spruced up since then. It was not a very trendy city in the early 80's. Even in spite of that ugly tower ;-) this is a great and exciting view with so many fine buildings to watch.
Noel_Byrne (13284) 2013-08-29 10:41
I don't know why, but rooftop scenes, especially classical ones like this always make think of vampires. I think it has to do with the newer films, the vamps are always on rooftops looking broody before heading off to kill werewolves, but then again, may I've been watching the Underworld movies too much.
Its a beautiful scene of the city, and I'm glad you included the tower too. Ugliness in buildings is always subjective and subject to the opinions of so many, and normally the negative shouts loudest. The millennium spire in Dublin is hated, but I love it.
Beautiful view over the city.
All the best
fabbs99 (11066) 2013-08-29 12:02
Great colors in this Bohemian skyline shot.Lots of colors and clarity.Very well done.TFS.
jjcordier (67186) 2013-08-29 22:09
Beau POV sur les toits de Prague....mais je ne partage pas ton amour pour la tour de transmission -)
mohammad_H (7488) 2013-08-29 22:16
Beautiful city of Prague , in my opinion, the city retains its ancient architecture, traditions and landscape of the city from the top is beautiful and eye-catching
have a nice day
Sonata11 (31203) 2013-08-29 22:52
Awesome !!! this is just beautiful. I like it. Perfectly well done.
All the best,
boa (4605) 2013-08-30 1:04
I agree, Prague is a fantastic city with wonderful architecture and a nice atmosphere(and excellent beer:) ) The transmission tower..well i don`t know.. but it is a good contrast to the historical buildings around. Crisp and clear shot as always and a good overview from this spot.
Have a nice day.
ikeharel (43953) 2013-08-30 3:00
Wonderful cityscape of the red roof-tops of Prague, well collected in graet clarity.
The modern tower seem to from another world...
A fine shot, have a nice Friday.
papagolf21 (79546) 2013-08-30 5:50
Bonjour, cher Craig,
Difficile de trouver meilleur emplacement pour montrer la ville sous cet angle .
La vue panoramique ravit le regard.
Une superbe mise en image avec une lumière parfaite.
Très bonne journée.
Cricri (92123) 2013-08-30 6:01
Belle vue des toits de la ville, la profondeur, d'intéressante architectures, un ciel nuageux et une très belle lumière, tout comme la présentation
chrisvek (6995) 2013-08-30 6:27
Awesome panoramic shot from an excellent pov.Great details and nice lightning usage.Very good atmosphere too.I like the result from your click.Well done.
All the best
Nicou (105721) 2013-08-30 7:03
£quelle vue sur ces toit sueprbe ge compo avec cet ocre ce rouge et la coupole ronde quelle vue et image sueprbe compo et vue.
Bravo et amitié
adramad (30899) 2013-08-30 9:25
Fabulous this great perspective of the city of Prague, one of the ones I like in Europe, captured stunning POV, besides showing us their rooftops, domes and towers of its marvelous monuments.
Lovely colorful, which makes the picture much more delicious.
Very good the management of the brightness and sharpness.
Enjoy a great weekend.
dta (56584) 2013-08-30 11:29
Hello Craig ,
I enjoy to see cities'views from the roofs tops . This one is splendid , with the superb dom an bell tower in perspective . Excellent sharpness to admire the details .
ChrisJ (91238) 2013-08-30 11:30
A stark contrast between thge old clock tower and dome shaped cupola and the functional but less attractive telecommunications tower top left. Good high pov with excellent sharpness and warm vs cold colour contrasts. Tfs!
Silvio1953 (105427) 2013-08-30 12:49
Ciao Craig, great POV on fantastic roofs, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
mkamionka (27065) 2013-08-31 4:51
beautiful panorama of Prague. I like the well lit dome as a main point of interest well positioned in the frame. Slightly darker background goes well with the brighter foreground.
I had a pleasure to visit Prague in the past but it was such a long time ago, and I have no photos and also I guess it has changed very much since.
adores (30805) 2013-09-09 17:50
Beautiful view of Prague!
From here the view is just great and colourful. I like it with the sun light on the green domes. Seens from this place I don't like the tower that much, guess it's because of the contrast withe the architecture of the city, but it's a very good place for a few shots!
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (45588)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-11
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax 50-130mm F2.8
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-28 23:17