Fixing a lamp in Town Hall Square (Raekoja Plats) in Tartu, eastern Estonia.
Tartu is the second city of Estonia (population just over 100 000). It's mainly known for its university, the nation's oldest, founded in 1632 by the Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus (Gustav II Adolf) to train Lutheran clergy and bureaucrats for the Swedish administration. Most of the Baltic region was ruled by Sweden in those days. The King was killed the same year at the Battle of Lützen (in present eastern Germany), one of the major battles of the European Thirty Years' War, so switching on the light of learning in Tartu was one of the last decent things he did.
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rychem (28191) 2013-06-25 10:40
Very nice scene and perfect title for this photo, you have caught the scene very well
Nicou (130275) 2013-06-25 10:58
quelle vue et compo sueprbe captage et image de cette homme au sommet de la lampe sur l'échelle quelle belle scène et compo.
Bravo et amitié
emka (86645) 2013-06-25 11:44
So you went also to Tartu (Dorpat). At this Swedish University there were many Polish students when the language was German. Fine city. I remember there is special bridge that students used to climb. Quite amazing is also the big lake nearby - Peipus.
Nice photo, this making a light has here symbolic meaning. Well composed shot. I have similar from Adelaide, maybe I will post it some when.
Why do you think I was ironic?? Only smiling :).
Warm regards Malgo
Silvio1953 (130564) 2013-06-25 12:25
Ciao Getr, lovely composition with nice scene and fantastic palace, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
fabbs99 (16817) 2013-06-25 12:47
Fixing the lamp in the middle of the square.Sharpness and colors are fantastic. Very well done.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-06-25 13:31
trovo del tutto originale questo scatto per la particolare situazione che hai ripreso, la quale, anzichè creare disturbo, arricchisce la composizione.
La presenza del riparatore di lampioni con la sua scala completa validamente la composizioneanche per la parte colore in quanto la divisa del riparatore fa da felice contrappunto alla parte bassa dell'edificio, in una situazione di colori ben distribuiti per via di una illuminazione molto morbida.
Un lavoro riuscito molto bene.
Ciao e buona serata
Royaldevon (33389) 2013-06-25 13:44
You have found a multitude of interesting sights on your trip to Estonia. Not only is this an interesting occupation but the workman is neatly dressed in red!
The step ladders make a good f/g introduction to the focal figure and then, there is so much more of interest beyond.
My warm regards,
williewhistler (15573) 2013-06-25 14:01
Hello Gert,not many of us would have included the man on the ladder in front of such an attractive building succesfully, yet you have managed to compose a delightful every day scene.
carlo62 (38827) 2013-06-25 14:58
simpatica ed originale occasione per scattare una foto.
Ottima nella composizione, purtroppo, se la fortuna ti ha assistito con la scena, non hai avuto la stessa fortuna con la luce, il tempo non sembra bellissimo.
Hansaphotos (7357) 2013-06-26 0:57
A wonderful daily life scene from this Estonian city. The square creates a lot of open space around the main subject, and show us a glimpse of the surrounding fine, old architecture. Very nice work! Thanks.
Have a nice day:)
Best regards, Erling
pajaran (55123) 2013-06-26 4:37
Dobar tekst o gradu, sa datim podacima ...
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i majstor koji popravlja lampu.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan trenutak i arhitektura.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Good article about the city, with the given data ...
Good composition, nice place and shown repairman lamp.
Good work, beautiful architecture and shown the moment.
Have a great day, all the best.
kato (11630) 2013-06-26 4:43
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see a part of the calm Tartu city. It's impressive in Town Hall Square with stone pavement, three stories town hall with lovely shape/wall and clock, and lamp with tall pole. And, residents seem to spend time of recreation and relaxation at this place, respectively.
Fis2 (90141) 2013-06-26 4:59
Good framwme and composition.
I like town hall.
Sergiom (67592) 2013-06-26 5:01
J'aime beaucoup le titre. Il m'a fait sourire. Une belle scène de la vie quotidienne des ces employés de voirie qui s'occupent de nos villes et l'embellissent.
dkmurphys (52855) 2013-06-26 6:09
Fine simple scene from that old charming square. Well taken image, enjoy a nice evening.
saxo042 (37710) 2013-06-26 8:07
En fin bild av den vackra byggnaden men framför allt en bra bild av dagligt liv. Det är många aktiviteter på gång här och många iögonfallande färger.
ourania (36490) 2013-06-26 8:56
a wonderful association between a daily life scene, the cultural status of the city and its history. I like very much the composition in a verical frame that exalts the scene in the foreground, offers superb depth and displays several moving or still focal points all around. The setting of the peaceful scene is picturesque and attractive, bright and moody colours create a special charm. I find attractive the effect of the sky fading in from the invisible top border. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
A7XSxnFold (0) 2013-06-26 8:56
A good display of colors and sharpness.
A good time recording with a man who repairs streetlight.
lousat (82734) 2013-06-26 10:16
Hi Gert,the red man working is like the cherry on the cake...ehehe...an excellent idea for a very nice composition from this square that i never seen before,the typical nordic architechture in background is beautiful too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
eldancer1 (32159) 2013-06-26 14:04
Beautiful architecture and the old lantern added to the authenticity of this scene but I hope it is using electricity now instead of oil. Nice capture of the people going about their daily routine. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
nikkitta (16862) 2013-06-26 15:56
Original daily life capture with good color contrast , its the same , the t shirt of the man and the basement of the building
Seems a quite interesting place, hope you post another version
Congrats and all the best
chrisvek (7001) 2013-06-26 17:06
Great capture of the daily routine.Very nice composition and so clever title.Splendid background with wonderful archi details.Well done.
abmdsudi (46988) 2013-06-26 21:46
Man at work! Cleverly composed with the figure off-centre, using the suit colours to contrast with the background and this make the image a little more interesting with all the hi visibility in colour as a colour pops the image. We can see what he's doing on a beautiful day here with the background introduces some extra colours and elements into the scene. It looks simple but there is surprisingly a lot more going on than a first glance. I think you have done really well with this happy street candid shot just gives it that bit of zing. Well done, TFS.
serp2000 (42118) 2013-06-27 8:20
Probably it was your inspecting tour around ex-Sweden lands. Very interesting result, good presentation of the street scene. Fine title.
Greetings from hot Ural! If you remember the Sweden ancient steps were detected in Perm region too.
mesutilgim (89198) 2013-06-27 12:45
Hello dear Gert,
Very nice capture from Estonia with good layout and timing.
TFS and best regards
tyro (22188) 2013-06-28 8:06
A wonderful note with a poetic twist at the end of it too - to celebrate the legacy of King Gustav II Adolf.
Fiat Lux indeed! And here the electrician (I presume these lamps are no longer gas-lit), appropriately dressed in obligatory red is placed perfectly at the upper right crossing point of "thirds" and presents a fine foreground feature before the beautiful red/pink and white town hall.
Excellent composition, lovely light and colours and excellent details and sharpness.
jemaflor (89405) 2013-06-29 7:36
Original composition to present this building with this worker, nice architecture, tfs.
Kielia (24073) 2013-06-30 7:29
your TE title describes the photo very well!
You have captured the situation excellently. That was obviously a worthwhile journey to Estonia. Thanks for sharing!
bayno (18344) 2013-06-30 13:11
A shot that clearly shows a glimpse of daily life in this city, the atmosphere is quiet and I do not see cars around, excellent shot, I'd be curious to see a B & W of this shot, great job as always,
have a good week...
Angshu (56592) 2013-07-09 8:59
The town hall with its pastel colours looks nice. The man fixing the lamp with a red dress creates a good contrast. You show us a slice of daily life as well...life just passes by!
Waylim (25368) 2013-08-02 15:25
Very cool shot, we usually see the daily life image of people at work in asia, but nothing like this fixing light or changing light bulbs :) Nice to see something different. The light is not ideal with the clouds, but you made the best of it. Good composition and POV with nice city scape and daily life.