A view from my hostel in Hamburg.
It was taken @ 18:47 while i was preparing to go outside and have a night stroll around the famous Speicherstadt.
The view is towards the harbour zone, facing the busy railway. 13 sec.s exposure gave a soft sky and tungsten white balance granted nice blue tones.
The title is given for some obvious reasons, as the trains look like toys while the building looks like a modern doll house.
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ktanska (28415) 2013-06-30 2:41
There's certainly railway model feeling on this. Nice variety of different train equipment. Fairly simple building on the background, with random arrangement of lit and dark windows. That many rails would mean a huge model!
What is not model like is depth of field, such sharp image from front to back is hard to achieve in model scale.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-06-30 2:44
hi Deniz, a nice capture of the busy toys. Sharpness is reasonable in such low light and fast-moving-subject condition... Very good details although. like the dramatic sky over it. A nice composition. Tfs.
papagolf21 (105410) 2013-06-30 2:53
Heure bleue présentant un sujet de toute beauté avec ces reflets lumineux colorés sur les voies de chemin de fer.
La réalisation est très réussie.
Nicou (146902) 2013-06-30 3:07
quelle vue sur cette gare quel effet graphique avec ces trains et ces éiffices en fond et le belles lumières merveilleuse image.
Bravo et amitié
danos (100922) 2013-06-30 3:20
nice the night shot of the place with the lights to are captured superb,as enhance the beauty of the scene as the quality of it.Excellent the results with the use of 13 sec.s exposure,as we can enjoy the soft light of the sky as the fascinating foreground train station.
Have a good Sunday,Danos
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-06-30 3:25
Hello Deniz - The colours do add a playfulness to the shot and with a little imagination I can see why you equate the image to children's toys. A lovely toy-town image, a modern Thomas the Tank Engine. Love that sky; soft a beautiful it contrasts well with the sharpness of the FG details. Warm regards rosemary
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-06-30 4:12
amazing "blue hour" shot!I must say you couldn´t have a better view from your hostel window.And really the scene has kind of "toy" feeling,which adds additional relish to the scene.And finaly something,that I find most attractive in this kind of photography,namely the contrast between artificial,yellow light and natural blue shades of the sky.For me-superb!
Have a nice sunday
wolf38 (31296) 2013-06-30 5:30
Hello Deniz. What is interesting, what uninteresting. A station has so many facets. You've photographed a scene here with strong colors and fantastic light. Overall, an aesthetic photo with artistic quality.
Noel_Byrne (32544) 2013-06-30 6:17
Nice to get this shot with so many trains, and at such a nice array of angles too. I fully see what you mean about this looking like toys, the strong colors of the trains is very appealing and the building does look very doll like. If this were a real toy train set, I would not mind owning it myself. Nice catch of this moment.
CLODO (35158) 2013-06-30 6:34
Superb play of colors on trains under the blue hour sky, and I also like the windows and their white light on the rails.
I would have liked to get such a toy when I was young!
parvatibb (1387) 2013-06-30 6:48
almanya'dan saklayip gostermedigin ne cok foto varmis. Binanin camimdaki starini da gormedim sanma
ve ne kiskandirici bir netlik
mjw364 (1464) 2013-06-30 6:50
As you say these look like a miniature toy train set. Nice use of white balance to create a blue cast in the upper half of the shot - a creative aspect.
Graal (103036) 2013-06-30 7:51
good shot during the blue hour. Nice colors and contrast. Good POV and composition. Interesting comment in note. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-06-30 11:47
un contrasto di luci e di colori che con grande inventiva hai composto nella migliore delle maniere.
Una bella ora blu con un soggetto inconsueto che hai valorizzato con il sapiente uso del colore e con nitidezza particolarmente curata.
Una foto che rimane impressaa nella mente per la sua particolare originalità.
Ciao e buon inizio di settimana
dkmurphys (62129) 2013-06-30 13:38
Spectacular capture during the late blue hour. I like the colors and the lights. Well done!
Periko (5952) 2013-06-30 13:52
I have seen that those who know about photography called "blue hour" to this. Whatever it is, the photo is splendid, although..... 1.03 MB... you came out a little of the limit!
chrisvek (7001) 2013-06-30 15:21
Excellent night shot with perfect lightning usage.Perfect colors and amount of saturation.Great POV and so unique atmosphere.Very good job.
All the best
KristinsCamera (2384) 2013-06-30 19:12
great title, it establishes the mood perfectly for your photograph. in addition to the playful colors of the trains, the pattern of lights in the "dollhouse" is pleasing.
a lovely symmetry overall (you're very deft at seeing and capturing that in many of your photos) and the repetition of blue tones in the trains, building, and sky unifies the vision effortlessly. great shot!
emka (102708) 2013-06-30 23:11
Fine title to this beautiful photo. I really looks like toys models. My elder son had some such trains (made in DDR) and loved to play with it. Usually the fathers like it even more. My younger son had (and still has) only one toy - computer. Wonderful lights and colours. Excellent presentation in blue hour.
Silvio1953 (148613) 2013-07-01 6:03
Ciao Deniz, great POV for a fantastic blue hour, wonderful nexposure, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
williewhistler (16404) 2013-07-01 6:23
Hello Deniz,the blue tones help to give a nice dramatic touch to a very well composed and perfectly executed shot,the exposure levels are spot on.
A really super shot.Well done.
Energysavingelk (2306) 2013-07-03 12:26
"ktanska" is right: this looks like a railway model because all trains are clean and without graffiti (which in most trains is not the case in Germany, despite our fame) and the lighting of all windows is equal (a typical mistake when equipping your model). May I propose to sell your photo to a German railway magazine?
Regards from Rhineland
kordinator (21295) 2013-07-04 12:10
Fantastic blue hour shot.
Impressive scene from Hamburg with lovely trains and buildings in the background.
I like colors and reflection.
sandpiper (6788) 2013-07-06 4:58
Great composition, these toys look almost real :)
Good colours and exposure and a nice moody sky.
siudzi (34141) 2013-07-07 2:31
Really interesting scene you have seen and photographed with a spectacular show of lights and colors! The title is brilliant and perfectly fits to the scene makes it so interesting and attractive. Great work!
Have a nice Sunday!
mesutilgim (96318) 2013-07-31 11:46
Selam sevgili Deniz,
Çok kare kaçırmışım senden son zamanlarad ama şimdilik favorim bu !
Bu noktanın hemen arkasında da Almanyanın ünlü "en günahkar bin metresi" diye adlandırılan StPauli vardır. Oradan da bir kare bekliyorum.
macjake (70519) 2013-08-01 3:08
looking forward to some new photo's from you!!
for some reason this one reminds me alot of the old game that was popular in the 80's called Light Bright.
the yellow windows in the bg really POP!
as do the reds and blues in the lower fg.
cool shot and lighting, worked out well.
Waylim (25502) 2013-08-12 18:33
Great shot, the trains does looks like toy train. Many of my friends like to build toy train. I think the intense colors of everything help contribute to that feeling of toylike atmosphere. It also make me think of the realistic CGI or movies from PIXAR and Disney animation. Like "Car" and such. Excellent blue hour shot. I love the square format to make use of all space.
- Copyright: Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) (34279)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-17
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon 18-55 mm
- Exposure: f/9.0
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-30 1:55