The shot of an entrance hall (one of two) of the new underground regional train station (Bahnhof Potsdamer Platz).
Potsdamer Platz is an important public square and traffic intersection in the centre of Berlin, lying about one kilometre south of the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag (German Parliament Building), and close to the southeast corner of the Tiergarten park. It is named after the city of Potsdam, some 25 km to the south west, and marks the point where the old road from Potsdam passed through the city wall of Berlin at the Potsdam Gate. After developing within the space of little over a century from an intersection of rural thoroughfares into the most bustling traffic intersection in Europe, it was totally laid waste during World War II and then left desolate during the Cold War era when the Berlin Wall bisected its former location. Since German reunification, Potsdamer Platz has been the site of major redevelopment projects. More on: Wikipedia.
No tripod used.
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npecanhuk (53913) 2012-03-29 3:53
That's a very nice and interesting urban & architecture picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black borders, chosen pov and, above all, original and attractive composition are all excellent photo qualities!
TFS - congrats,
BennyV (12787) 2012-03-29 4:15
Great city picture, lovely diagonal composition. Great little details in all the windows in the building in the bg.
finlay (1535) 2012-03-29 4:18
A good take on modern architecture. The neon sign lets us know exactly where the shot was taken and you have positioned this well in a strong diagonal alignment across the frame. The lit up office building makes an excellent background, suggesting that you are at the heart of a busy area of the city.
Sergiom (39298) 2012-03-29 5:15
Je suis justement en train de lire un livre le Phillip Kerr où cet endroit est souvent mentionné. Il doit y avoir une grande différence entre celui des années 40 et aujourd'hui. C'est très moderne.
ciakgiak (30331) 2012-03-29 5:16
C'era un solo modo per rendere molto grafica quest'immagine, ed è quello che hai scelto tu, cioè mettere la scritta in diagonale per creare un'effetto molto efficace.
Un caro saluto
Bluejeans (64239) 2012-03-29 5:33
Ola Malgorzata ,
Interessante esta composição com esta diagonal com estas letras , gostei muito do edifício de fundo em vidro iluminado , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
carlo62 (12636) 2012-03-29 5:54
una composizione molto bella dovuta al particolare taglio della foto, ottimo il controllo delle luci, tutte leggibilissime.
Zengi001 (2093) 2012-03-29 6:30
Nice geometry, good light management, great futuristic shot. Tfs!
paprika-jancsi (2505) 2012-03-29 11:33
well conceived and beautifully executed night shot with interesting POV and composition. T>Y> Jancsi
Jeppo (17623) 2012-03-29 11:52
ladny ostroc. I like this pleasant geometric and graphic composition. light has also been good managed
patdeph (35738) 2012-03-29 12:13
very beautiful luminous graphism,superbly framed, and I like the glass building as background.Excellent!
jjcordier (62366) 2012-03-29 12:54
Un très bon cadrage qui accentue l'aspect graphique de cette excellente photo. La lumière et les couleurs sont vraiment impressionnantes.
mesutilgim (68014) 2012-03-29 13:15
Wonderfull capture from Berlin ! Perfect pov and perfect ligth management.
Great graphism and many good and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-03-29 13:18
The line and curves form a harmonious design. The lights make spectacular photo. This is an interesting photo of the city of Berlin, of excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Fis2 (73124) 2012-03-29 13:24
Ciekawa kompozycja z Berlina.
¦wiat³o gra tutaj rolê g³ówn±.
Dobra ostro¶æ i super kolory.
macjake (39235) 2012-03-29 13:28
wonderful composition and subject!
there is nothing that i would change with this set up.
love the office building in the bg too for that added visual effect.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-29 15:19
a very impressive photo from this place with superb composition, great details and lights, the realization is excellent, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
Alco (4637) 2012-03-29 20:49
Beautiful shot of that place.Superb composition with all those curved and diagonal lines.Great sharpness which allows us to see the details in the numerous windows in the background.TFS
Have a nice Friday.
bayno (16213) 2012-03-29 21:46
Obviously the strength of this photo is framing, excellent diagonal and fascinating graphics and geometric cues...i like also the artificial light...
haave a good day...
ChrisJ (86902) 2012-03-29 23:54
The strong diagonal line of the sign adds dynamism. Good sharpness and color with excellent saturation & tight framing. Tfs!
danyy (0) 2012-03-30 1:20
un sujet qui me rappelle de merveilleux souvenirs de l'année dernière, ma visite de Berlin, une des plus belles villes d'Europe. Je t'invite d'ailleurs à parcourir mes prises de vue de cette capitale, tu vas aussi y retrouver des souvenirs.
Un modernisme bien cadré avec des jeux de lumières efficaces.
ikeharel (37378) 2012-03-30 2:24
The illumination perfectly collected, the town night scenery is fabulous.
I can see clearly what goe's on in the offices on the tower...
Have a nice friday,
timecapturer (30342) 2012-03-30 3:24
an imaginative and original composition, that works superbly. Love the clarity and the fascinating lights that seem to glow and hypnotise. A stunning observation and executed flawlessly. Excellent!
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
SWEETFREEDOM (18421) 2012-03-30 10:06
interesting shot, i like it. very good light management not easy to handle with so many light sources.
vasilpro (40194) 2012-03-30 10:06
Wonderful nocturne composition, beautiful architectural details, excellent POV, lovely light and contrast, very good clarity and sharpness, very nice framework, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
worldcitizen (4858) 2012-03-30 13:40
What a great urban night shot! I like all of the lines from the different buildings, and the way the lights shine against the dark background. The diagonal placement of the street sign, cutting across the entire frame, is great, too. You show us the modern side of Berlin with a wonderful presentation.
emka (58194) 2012-03-30 23:48
Witaj Gosiu, Ciekawie skomponowane zdjecie z tymi diagonalnymi liniami. bardzo fajnie to wygląda. Świetna praca.
Sonata11 (28375) 2012-03-31 7:09
kolejna ciekawa kompozycja i ciekawe miejsce prezentowane przez Ciebie. Podoba mi sie kolorystyka, ostrosc, POV. Ogolem bardzo ladnie zdjecie jak zawsze. Gratulacje.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milego dnia,
Ps. dalej mam problem ze strona TE.
mauro61 (52527) 2012-03-31 7:41
ciao Malgorzata ,
ottimo incrocio di luci e geometrie nella Berlino dei giorni nostri.
Perfetta la definizione in una scena dal buon impatto visivo,
ourania (12427) 2012-04-01 8:43
a wonderful, striking composition of lights and patterns with a strong graphical effect. The picture is put together and framed very carefully and studiously and the clear lines and patterns that compose it interact in a magnificent way. I love the superb clarity and the luminous colours as well as the view into the tall building on the right, which brings another dimension to this graphical picture. What a contrast with the past of this place. Congratulations for a marvellous idea brilliantly executed and thank you!
All the best, have a great month,
dkmurphys (36831) 2012-04-01 12:55
Very fine detail, a perfect composition of modern architecture elements. Good shot!
Silvio1953 (98217) 2012-04-02 0:46
Ciao Malgorzata, fascinating nocturne shoot with great detail of fantastic architecture, excellent exposure, good perspective and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week, ciao Silvio
JFS (32179) 2012-04-02 23:27
I'm missing your shots of Berlin!!!! Good eye here Malgorzata! Another cool way to see Posdtdamer Platz.
Have a good day!
Royaldevon (17791) 2012-04-09 1:24
Before I took up photography, I would never have appreciated this type of shot; now, I love it! You have combined the different colours and textures in a delightful pattern of thirds, with the name plate strongly positioned in a statement emblazened across the frame.
Have a lovely day,
lpi (4424) 2012-04-11 3:28
Une composition très bien réussie!
J'aime ces diagonales et les détails.
Joli coup d'oeil!
ebingul (1760) 2012-04-14 10:22
Beautifully composed and framed night shot of this important place.Nice graphic features,great light management and clarity.
Well seen and captured.Best regards.
speedymanu (3148) 2012-05-01 0:54
blending night photography and graphic composition was a great idea. The repeating lines, the subtle ppurple glow turn this scene into ssome sci-fi atmosphere. Thanks for sharing,
serp2000 (29242) 2012-08-29 2:23
This photo reminds me the Scorpions video "Wind Of Change". This Platz saw a lot of historical events.
An interesting diagonal composition, perfect exposure.
jcpix (3325) 2013-04-13 23:44
Not easy to manage this type of lighting situation, but it appears that you pulled it off just fine! :) So much attention is put on the Sony Center, and well deserved, but it's nice to see something that represents the entire "platz." I really like the simplicity of this image, no need to show off something big and bold when a photo such as this gives the same, if not greater impact. Brilliantly composed with a great depth of field that keeps it all in focus. Fantastic idea and execution! Have a pleasant Sunday,
All the best,
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (23939)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-19
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 50 mm f 1.8
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-29 3:30