Inspite of the heavy rain, Heidelberg beauty still can be appreciated.
Just imagine how this scenery would be on bright other day…
View from Heidelberg castle balcony over the old town and the flooded Nekar river.
Old town on the map: 49.412, 8.705
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jhm (127995) 2013-10-13 3:29
We see a very nice picture notwithstanding the heavy rain.
Exactly or we see a misty atmosphere.
One of the most beautiful out of your series about Germany.
Also your second picture is pleasant to look at.
Taken with a nice sharpness and clarity.
A lovely composition, excellent captured.
Very well done. TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
krzychu30 (12689) 2013-10-13 3:43
You´re right Ike,even the rain can not spoil the shot and the beauty of Heidelberg(although it would be much easier and nicer for you to explore the town).
And the oldtown from this high POV looks beautiful,but not only that.Also the Nekar river and the modern part of the town lying on the other side of the river makes the shot so captivating(imagine what kind of views have people living in these houses).
Very nice composition with strong,distinct colors(hats off in this weather conditions).
Have a nice sunday
pierrefonds (51018) 2013-10-13 5:14
Imagining a sunny day, the colors would be brighter. The distance between the two shores is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details, the colors of the Church and of the buildings. THe rain or the light fog has a special effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
macjake (45588) 2013-10-13 5:28
you're so right, we can't make the weather do what we want, so good on you to still make sure you get your photos!
the city and its fine elegant architecture is still the main highlight and so it should be.
looks like rows upon rows neatly placed in an orderly fashion.
love this scene even with the misty rainy type of atmosphere.
saxo042 (33926) 2013-10-13 5:29
These both pictures are indeed very interesting, showing the flooding in Europe around the beginning of June this year. The main picture here is also well composed, showing the fine buildings of Heidelberg. A valuable TE contribution!
Royaldevon (21463) 2013-10-13 5:41
I must applaud your determination to photograph, whatever the conditions!
There is no doubting the fine composition, with the diagonal river and associated buildings, the tall tower strongly positioned, and the tree, anchoring the f/g, for a great sense of depth.
The colours may be a little subdued because of the rain but the mood is very well recorded. The river ... wow! There was an awful lot of rain in late spring!!
Have a lovely Sunday,
kato (9532) 2013-10-13 5:53
You're capturing well this cityscape by a good angle and tasteful tone in rainy day, so it's impressive to see the historical town in which is standing along the river and is remaing the atmosphere of medieval times. And, there are many crowded houses with the red roof and the big cathedral with the spire in town. Deep forest in back draws out a strong impact in the whole.
photoray (6672) 2013-10-13 5:56
Atmospheric and in spite of the gloomy weather, attractive roof top view of Heidelberg, including the impressive renaissance Cathedral.
Nicou (105809) 2013-10-13 8:10
quelle vue plongeante sueprbe image et captage fantastique compo cette église qui domine le village et la vue cette ambiance merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
clic (12467) 2013-10-13 8:23
Don't worry about sunshine; this majestic view over Heidelberg under the shower appears quite moody, due to the foggy appearance that shrouds with mystery the city; and that 'spirit' is an incentive for further discoveries down there!
Campaniles on either side constitute an appealing visual balance.
eldancer1 (20792) 2013-10-13 9:03
It's during those adverse weather condition when I a true photographer shines, you did a wonderful job with this beautiful landscape in spite of the rain. Yes, I would like to see this when the sun is shinning also. Very well done, tfs.
PaulVDV (17273) 2013-10-13 11:33
This picture shows very well the severe weather conditions that Germany experienced late May and early June of this year.
I've never visited Heidelberg but I'd love to.
Despite the bad weather, from your chosen POV we get to see some attractive colours from the facades and the roofs of the buildings.
With good weather the views must be stunning.
Best regards, Paul
jcpix (6544) 2013-10-13 17:23
I would have to agree, despite the rain, this is still an enjoyable viewpoint over the cathedral. In fact, the mist adds a touch of that mystic type atmosphere for this shot. A nice composition for sure, you've included a pleasing combination of essential elements that helps show the cathedrals size, detail and natural surroundings. Even though it may not be bright and sunny, the colors appear natural and the sensation of the storm is realized. Nicely done in spite of nature not being the most cooperative. :) Have a great new week ahead.
shevchenko (18725) 2013-10-13 20:38
Fantastic misty effect after the rain, imnpressive dim view in a rainy day, good frame to show an old city view by the river, distinct photo, good shoot.
carlo62 (19421) 2013-10-13 23:05
molto bello il pov, peccato la giornata non sia stata delle migliori, ma la vista dall'alto è bellissima.
fabbs99 (11126) 2013-10-13 23:59
Impressive shot of the church Ike,
Very appealing and attractive composition in misty condtions.Very well done,TFS.
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-10-14 4:23
We can't always choose the weather & have to make do with what is thrown at us. Good atmospheric mood added by the foggy overcast day and a superb high vantage point overlooking the river with good sharpness and a soft, diffused light. Have a nice week!
Miguel82 (14464) 2013-10-14 4:55
A foggy and rainy day Ike, you show perfectly that typical architecture and the river, interesting details and superb pov, high resolution, fine colors and light
Thanks, have a nice afternoon
lousat (64197) 2013-10-14 9:03
Hi Ike,beautiful pic showing us the flood during your unlucky days in Germany,a cloudy and foggy atmosphere very well taken,very good details and colors despite the difficult light,for me one of your best pics from this trip.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Silvio1953 (105527) 2013-10-14 10:13
Ciao Ike, bad weather but beautiful photo, great POV on fantastic city, despite rain splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (92185) 2013-10-14 10:25
Très joli de part le POV, les couleurs bien rendue malgré la pluie , j'aime cela donne un aspect différent et naturel, d'un autre moment sous le soleil, compliment avec le lien
ourania (18632) 2013-10-14 10:31
your title is imaginative and humorous, I think the mist, rain and mood you captured befit the scenery and enhance its fascination. Your sweeping point of view offers a superb panorama of the splendid city and the weather conditions make your photo special. Moreover, you've captured fine details all over and the presence of the mist hasn't cost you in clarity and interest. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
josepmarin (56481) 2013-10-14 10:36
in spite of the heavy rain, the architecture of this city keeps its great beauty.
The grey and humid atmosphere gives a shining red tones on the roofs, and the muddy water of the river create a good contrast in the composition.
I like the elegance of the church in foreground.
A nice work.
Kugart (1772) 2013-10-15 7:34
In spite of the misty weather conditions this shot has a lot of atmosphere about it. Nice viewpoint looking downward towards the town with all the different colours of the buildings. The tree on the left hand side of the picture softens the scene and adds some contrast to the built environment .
adramad (30925) 2013-10-15 8:16
As this stage is fabulous and I if had the luck to see him on one occasion with sun, for I have been twice in this city, in the other time was similar to yours.
But despite the mist the photo is wonderful and the color is very well balanced.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are appropriate.
Well done. I like
Enjoy a nice day.
cornejo (22530) 2013-10-15 9:48
Hello Ike, interesting view of this beautiful city in the rain, very well captured despite the bad meteorological conditions, in this very good and nice photo. An interesting picture with good framing, sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
mesutilgim (73024) 2013-10-16 2:10
Foggy but nice scenery from Heidelberg; the city of lowers !
TFS and best regards
Didi (51269) 2013-10-17 0:42
Good photographic composition from a dominant position
Interesting presence of the mist
I have done a simple WS
gervaso (9247) 2013-10-17 4:49
Wonderful view of the city from a very nice high POV, and the fog gives a very interesting atmosphere to the image! Very good depth, light and colors! Wonderful composition!
nikkitta (8951) 2013-10-17 17:54
You are quite right Ike, when traveling is difficult to have always blue sky and original clouds
I like that you don t give up and continue taken your now almost famous photos Under an Umbrella ( interesting to create a theme)
It was raining and anyway you managed to catch the beautiful roofs and facades of the city arranged with sharpness and good color contrast
Well done, congrats
mirosu (8130) 2013-10-18 0:12
Superb photo of famous Heidelberg, excellent light, nice arrangement, very good viewpoint. The hazy atmosphere adds nice toning to the scene. If I'm not wrong Heidelberg was not destroyed during WWII.
Wish you a very nice weekend.
mcmtanyel (5249) 2013-10-21 19:31
Even though the sun is not shining, this is a very powerful image. The haze of the heavy rain gives a kind of romanticism to this photo. Excellent composition, wonderful colors. You sure can't control the weather, but you lived up to your end of the bargain, delivering a beautiful photo.
Kamilutka (3738) 2013-10-23 12:45
nice to be back after busy summer :-) slowly catching up with photos and it is good to see still some interesting ones posted on TE. I like your approach to this one - indeed it moves my imagination and probably this landscape is stunning at the better weather. Unfortunately we cannot influence the weather - but what you managed to achieve in here is quite impressive. Nice, misty atmosphere and lovely composition.
adores (30831) 2013-10-23 17:04
I've been there when I was a child, many years ago:)! The rain gave it a special mood. I like the pov and the rain atmosphere. Colours are very nice.
jmdias (48351) 2013-11-26 15:29
yes, you are right, even under a rainy day the view is impressive and could be improved with a sunny day. very nice image under difficult conditions.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (44023)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-01
- Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-13 3:02