Heidelberg, Grosse Mantelgasse, an alley in the old town, under a rainy day.
A view uphill on a brighter day would show the green hills around the Heidelberg castle.
49.413, 8.7054 on the map, across the road on Nekarstaden.
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snunney (106501) 2014-04-29 7:55
A wet day in Heidelberg, not ideal for the visiting photographer. Nevertheless, you have been able to create this successful shot. I particularly like the glistening cobblestones which do much to help draw the viewer into the scene. Also, the soft light and the pastel tones of the façades. The clock tower makes a fine focal point.
Nicou (151036) 2014-04-29 8:24
quel rendu brillant sur le pavage sueprbe compo et image avec ces deux parties deux façades de rue et le clocher en fond mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (152947) 2014-04-29 9:12
Ciao Ike, excellent perspective on lovely old town, despite cars fascinating atmosphere, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (125832) 2014-04-29 11:00
Même sous la pluie cette route a beaucoup de charme, par son sol de pavés brillant, la végétation sur les façades, le clocher au fond de l'image qui se distingue du reste sous la brume, belle présentation
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-04-29 11:11
in this case rain had very good influence on your photo(although I bet for you as a tourist it wasn´t so nice).But here the result especially on the cobblestones looks magnificent and gives the scene unique charm.
Wish You a nice evening
pierrefonds (71117) 2014-04-29 13:35
The length of the street is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the facde of the buildings. The rainy weather is giving a certain mood to the scene. Have a nice ay.
ourania (51079) 2014-04-29 14:16
it would be interesting to see part of the castle from this point of view but in this case I don't mind the gloomy weather and the fog at all. I like very much the heavy mood, dark colours and glistening textures of your photo. This antique street looks so elegant and atmospheric. The perspective is long and the architecture full of interest. The cars make a surprising contribution here, leading us through more dynamically and anchoring the composition. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
mcmtanyel (29016) 2014-04-29 19:43
It is a pain to take pictures in the rain but this one is well worth the hardship. Lovely perspective, nifty reflection from the street. What I like most is the mist in the b/g.
Royaldevon (43375) 2014-04-30 1:59
The heart sinks when a day visiting new places is accompanied by wet, overcast conditions. Despite that, your resolve has triumphed; despite the rain you have achieved a most interesting result which truly captures the mood of the moment.
I love how the car headlights are reflected on the wet cobbles and how the spire is disappearing into the mist, all very good indicators.
Have a lovely day,
kato (11630) 2014-04-30 5:25
You're capturing well this alley by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so ita7s interesting and impressive to see the stone pavement the old/tasteful buildings of the both sides of an alley in rainy day. It's also tasteful for uphill and clock tower in yhe distance. And, the headlight of car projected to the alley draws out a good inpact in this image.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-04-30 10:05
You made the most of the weather and produced this nice photo of this lovely scene in Heidelberg.
Splendid architecture, lovely cob bold street and super clock tower in the distance.
Thanks for sharing, it gives an insight into this town, even on a dull misty day.
Sonata11 (34007) 2014-04-30 10:36
wonderful composition with great POV. Very beautiful. Love it. Congrats. All the best,
PiotrF (22898) 2014-04-30 14:15
Wonderful view of Heidelberg,excellent perspective on lovely old town.
Perfectly seen and done
jhm (159991) 2014-05-01 5:31
Heidelberg in the rain, you chose a very well angle.
Notwithstanding this rain day, a very well picture.
Sharpness and clarity are very well.
You play excellent with light and shadows, also the colours are fantastic.
Nice perspective too.
Excellent composition lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice May 1,
lousat (97569) 2014-05-01 8:51
Hi Ike,a spectacular 3D effect made by this long and neverending prospect.Another time a very difficult light and a terrible rainy weather..ehehe..but the darkness of the pic is a good thing for me,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
adramad (49512) 2014-05-01 9:01
Magnificent view of this beautiful street on which these vines, splashing the walls give a lovely touch, the tower emerges at the bottom of the street gives great DOF to the image, not the rainy day invited to walk, and the street looks deserted.
Very nice colorful, these natural shades.
Very well balanced lighting and very good sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Wish you a very nice day.
pajaran (65746) 2014-05-01 10:27
Lep pogled i fasade kuca ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazana ulica sa automobilima i detalji na fasadama, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
Nice view and facades of houses ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, well demonstrated streets with cars and details on the facades, beautiful colors.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
Gigidusud (21247) 2014-05-01 12:00
Sometimes the rain enriched the landscapes. Here the effect is gorgeous on wet cobblestones, great perspective too. Well done!
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-05-02 1:15
I love this wet cobbled street. Very bad weather to take photos at yet you achieved interesting result. The POV you chose places the lane in the image at very good angle and I like the DOF in here very much. The row of the cars oddly adds some interest to the picture contrasting with the old architecture.
Nice and natural colors as well as proper framing.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
npecanhuk (78535) 2014-05-02 4:26
Another very beautiful urban environment!
Another beautiful picture!
Exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition pleased me most!
TFS - congrats,
delpeoples (59774) 2014-05-02 5:35
Ciao dear Ike
A very atmospheric shot. The rainy day and the hazy skies are very attractive. I particularly like the effect of the rain on the cobblestone street. Excellent perspective too and the great depth gives us a great view of the moody, hazy background.
mkamionka (39937) 2014-05-02 7:12
in spite of the bad weather which resulted in a bit washed out sky the mood of the photo is very attractive. It feels very natural with the pavement and cars reflecting the white sky as well. The tower at the end of the narrow road makes a great point to focus on.
Very well done!,
Have a great weekend,
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-05-02 7:17
I don't the street has been widen since this city was created probably thousands of years ago. I like the effect of the rain and the mist on the mood. Good pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
clic (18492) 2014-05-02 8:39
Instead of those aligned cars, I can easily imagine Jack the Ripper's multi-horse-drawn black carriage 'cannonballing' along this narrow historic street after a bloddy murder, given the scary look provided by the foggy backlight on those period stone walls!
Fantastic dreadful mood indeed!
nikkitta (17068) 2014-05-03 13:16
I know now that rain is no an obstacle to created good compositions, like here the shining cobbled street going down to the clock tower
jcpix (13948) 2014-05-05 18:48
Rain can so often be nothing more than a nuisance, but once again, I think it works in your favor here. Although it may have driven people from the streets, there's still a lively type of atmosphere within this shot. The sky is grey, but I love the effect the rain has over this scene. Glad you didn't crop out the portion of red car from the bottom right, I believe the arch we see is a feature worth retaining in this composition. Not the optimal conditions, but none the less charming. Enjoy the new day. All the best.
mirosu (16273) 2014-05-06 0:57
Another excellent street photo. I like the arrangement, a combination of old buildings with modern cars. I'm wondering why is this nice road so empty, without people, afternoon siesta, or missing shops an restaurants?
Very well done.
jmdias (68661) 2014-06-17 18:03
another beautiful angle catching well these beautiful façades and the tower ahead. the humidity of the moment is evident here. anyway, despite the bad weather you did a nice job.
berek (50508) 2014-09-22 12:57
excellent perspective on lovely old town, despite cars fascinating atmosphere, splendid light and wonderful colors.There are no people on the roads.
abmdsudi (57680) 2015-04-19 22:22
A fine street scene full of depth on a wet day with the charming buildings as centrepiece grabbing all the focus of attention, pleasantly exposed with enough interest around bundled by array of good colours enriching the whole scene. An appealing capture and pleasue to view. Congrats
Periko (6214) 2015-06-29 19:55
I like this scene, despite the lack of sunlight. This kind of pictures are testimony of the particularities of our trips.
ChrisJ (117825) 2016-07-04 11:51
The ghost-like spire in the foggy distance gives an ethereal mood. Good sharpness and excellent linear perspective. I like the reflected headlights in the wet cobblestones. Tfs!
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (78289)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-01
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-29 7:45