For my 100th upload from Tampere, my home town, I thought to come right to the city centre and show a picture of the Town Hall (Raatihuone). It was designed by Georg Scherck and built in 1890. The building was fully renovated 2003-2004.
The cupola shaped structure in front protects the fountain of winter damages.
Handheld, 18mm, ISO 800.
I also made a Top 18 theme of my most popular shots from Tampere.
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ben4321 (9875) 2007-04-02 7:38
A well taken night shot Kari, taken at the perfect time of the evening. The floodlit building makes a good contrast with the deep blue sky, and works a lot better than if you had taken it later when the sky was black.
The symmetrical composition works well, although if you had kept your camera vertical you would have been able to avoid the perspective distortion with the building appearing to lean backwards. You would have probably have had to crop the excess foreground though.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-04-02 8:01
A flat view but taken at the best of the blue hour and very well exposed, technically very well done
vinicio (23423) 2007-04-02 8:37
Beautiful blue hour image and interesting and beautiful building, you have well managed lights and colors and this resulting image is also nice to see, well done Kari, compliments, also for your goal of 100 images about your beautiful city.
Have a nice week
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-04-02 18:39
Nice architecture and lovely night shot!
Good colours and clatity!
Budapestman (82620) 2007-04-03 9:24
This is a very spectacular and fine architecture photo. Beautiful glittering details and superb composition. Very good timing and nice cut. Very good work. Have a nice week. Thank you
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (25098)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-12-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EFS 18-55mm f3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/4, 1/40 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Keskustori of Tampere, Finland [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-04-02 7:34