‘Tallinn – Invasion’
Again an older picture, one I took in the summer of 2006.
Travelling by boat over the Gulf of Finland from Helsinki toTallinn I was looking out to the arrival in the Estonian capital.
Tallinn, also Estonia's largest city, then counted about 400.000 inhabitants and therefore still belonged to the smaller capitals in Europe.
Upon arrival I saw that giant cruise ship. This seemed to me like a real tourist invasion in Tallinn.
Afterwards it appeared that there were indeed many visitors in the old Hanseatic town. But this could in no way disrupt the fun of visiting the very beautiful and picturesque historical old town.
More information of Tallinn can be found on http://www.tourism.tallinn.ee/eng
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SWEETFREEDOM (20840) 2012-03-31 23:55
i like the contrast between the nmodern cruise boat and the old town. many interesting details and perfect colors.
have a good sunday
Kitty_the_Wild (1169) 2012-04-01 0:13
This shot recalls me recent sad memories, and it's a great demonstration that there are silly men everywhere.
I'm not a cruiser-lover and now less then ever, what this monster has to do so near at this UNESCO World Heritage?
A splendid sky and, where visible, a wonderful town.
foozi (7101) 2012-04-01 0:55
such a lovely view with puffy clouds well included. The excitement and the dramatic composition is well achieved with the emphasized ship and the city skyline.
Exciting work .
cornejo (25613) 2012-04-01 5:12
Hi Paul, very good photo of this lovely view of the city with the great boat, very well captured with clarity, depth, beautiful light and beautiful colors. I like this nice job well done, my compliments for it my friend. Good afternoon and happy start to the week. Tfs.
Sergiom (50794) 2012-04-01 5:44
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. L'image est très bien construite et jouit d'une superbe lumière.C'est d'une très grande netteté et un très bel endroit pour faire escale.
mesutilgim (76946) 2012-04-01 12:00
Very nice capture from Talinn with soft nice colors and perfect light control.
Very nice cloudy sky as perfect background.
Nice the contrast created by the modern cruise vessel and the architecture of the city.
TFS and best regards
Sonata11 (32261) 2012-04-01 13:02
what a beautiful photo of nature, architectutre, huge boat and cloudy sky. An axcellent quality photo. Wonderfully executed with fabulous vivid colors, sharpness, clarity, POV and depth of field. This view is lovely and striking beautiful. Perfectly well done. Love it a lot.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
notrap (5310) 2012-04-01 14:09
I´ve been there in 2005, and I had the same impression: lots of tourists around, all gathering in the small old-town-area, and ambershops by the dozen! but it is worth a visit.
Very beautiful skyline-picture, but perhaps a little bit much water in the foreground?
ChrisJ (93442) 2012-04-01 22:57
Superb sharpness & the huge passenger liner dominates the scene. Good color saturation & framing. We don't see that many uploads from Estonia either so good to add one more! Tfs. Bon semaine!
diomed (13926) 2012-04-02 5:46
great beautiful contrast between the modern cruises sheep and the lovely skyline of Tallin. I like very much the details of the couldy sky. TFs
Nice hole week
lousat (68735) 2012-04-02 8:37
Hi Paul.Every time a cruise ship arrive there is an invasion...everywhere..ehehe..this pis is a great beauty,magnificent composition full of colors,details and elements under the best sky to complete the beauty,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
danos (80977) 2012-04-02 9:30
very nice the vie of the cruise as is moored in the port of Tallinn.I like its excellent placement in the frame with the clarity and the sharpness to grings out the details of it as the buildings of the city.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
claudeD (28982) 2012-04-02 9:59
very fine seaside shot from Tallinn with a perfect composition and fne colors. I like the sky very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
dip (22932) 2012-04-02 10:34
wonderful composition,very well framed,
great depth of field,the sky looks amazing as well!
bayno (18340) 2012-04-02 11:23
the title seems appropriate, indeed the boat is gigantic, I was struck by the impressive sharpness of this photo, very beautiful, even the architecture of the city in BG, wonderful sky and a good framing...
PecoBud (3824) 2012-04-02 11:54
Very beautifully presented photo Paul. This photo has so much detail and clarity to it, with wonderful colors and lighting. Awesome POV!!
marina7 (8035) 2012-04-03 10:36
Excellent picture, the subject reminds me of my own photo experience with those huge cruise monsters:) It's blocking half of the old town with its gorgeous architecture but leaving us the other half to enjoy:))
Fantastic details on the cruise liner, it's a pity the light was that harsh and the sky suffered a bit, but it certainly didn't destroy the view.
RhodieIke (11108) 2012-04-04 12:03
Invasion indeed Paul, This is fantastic, skilfully captured, managed and presented, my doesn't the Cruise liner dwarf the buildings of Tallinn. Wonderful, Tfs, Have a pleasant evening, Cheers Iain.
ciakgiak (30403) 2012-04-04 15:39
What a superb panoramic view of Tallinn whit its characteristic architetture.
I really like the presence of the cruise and the magnificent sky.
The light, the colors and the clarity are excellent.
Congratulations and TFS.
abmdsudi (36472) 2012-04-04 21:26
Great invasion indeed by looking at the size. An interesting viewpoint and i like the positions of everything, the way you've filled the frame. Each element of the photo invites you to look a little more and wonder but I do like the dof you have chosen. It's an interesting subjects with lots of detail and the colours work really well in it and difficult to ignore those wonderful fluffy cotton clouds. Another fine work, Congrats
rbassin (15104) 2012-04-05 10:15
Très beau et imposant contraste entre la ville et le navire.
C'est une photo bien présentée avec une très belle lumière.
Cricri (97215) 2012-04-05 10:58
Bon cadrage du bateau de croisière et la vue plaisante sur la ville, la lumière qui filtre ces gros nuages blancs est magnifique, très belle présentation
mauro61 (52623) 2012-04-05 12:21
l'immagine è di grande qualità con una inquadratura perfetta che mette la grande nave in contrasto con l'architettura della città.
Belli e naturali i colori,
UlfE (14603) 2012-04-05 22:02
An excellent photo taken with very good timing when the ferry has just come inside the frame and you still could see the beautiful city with its towers. very good depth. TFS and Happy Easter!
ebingul (1880) 2012-04-06 11:49
Very nice composition which displays the interesting contrast between the giant and modern cruise ship and the old town.Fantastic colours,clarity and cloudy sky.
Well done and best regards.
Gigidusud (12249) 2012-04-06 12:59
J'ai failli raté celle-ci,elle est superbe!J'aime beaucoup cet effet carte postale,les nuages sont fantastiques.
Nard (6969) 2012-04-10 7:30
Perfect light management and sharpness, the clouds seem to be in "3D". I like the contrast between the boat and the city, it looks so big regarding the bell towers, it is really impressive.
jusninasirun (17152) 2012-04-12 4:02
A very nice view of the city behind this big cruise liner in the foreground. Nicely exposed details with puffy white cloud in the sky.
Thanks and have a nice day.
ikeharel (48491) 2012-04-21 1:02
This mighty cruise-ship gave the city building a scale that they look tiny in comparison, Paul.
Impressive vessel, futuristic design, in so much contrast to old town towers and seafront scenery.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
adramad (33662) 2012-05-18 8:12
A wonderful image of this city do not know, but that seems perfect, everything looks so in harmony, that is a pleasure, only the "monster" of the sea seems to be superfluous in such idyllic place, but gives a good contrast to the composition.
The brightness is ideal, with the cloudy sky gives a great charm.
Wonderful job, I love it.
Have a good weekend.
fotka (2931) 2012-12-14 7:03
Tallinn is a beautiful capital and the photo shows its beauty. I like the composition with a ferry in the foreground and city's towers in the background. Great colors, light and sharpness.