Cologne Rathouse (City hall) as reflected on a gallery window of the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Obenmarspforten , 50.9375, 6.9586 on the map.
The Cologne Rathouse is a 12th century building, interesting by itself, the tower built early in the 15th century: A Wikipedia poge about the Rathouse.
A cropped version, as I had some disturbance on lower part, I reckon pictures on display had to be cut in the process.
A Wikipedia page about the Museum.
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jhm (127883) 2013-10-17 2:54
This is a very nice reflection picture, alone I find not the photographer in the window.
Splendid picture with a very well quality.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
On these way create you a lot depth and perspective.
Excellent captured, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
pierrefonds (50948) 2013-10-17 4:36
The reflections on the Windows are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the reflections. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
Kugart (1762) 2013-10-17 8:05
Really nice reflections on the gallery window with a nice blue tint. Pity you had to crop the paintings at the bottom as that can be annoying at times when you have to crop something out, although no real detrimental affect to the overall presentation.
All the best
Cricri (92041) 2013-10-17 10:57
Une belle présentation et capture de qualité des reflets, intéressant a voir et a regarder aussi les liens, belle réalisation
krzychu30 (12605) 2013-10-17 13:35
superb reflections shot from "my" Cologne!
I really enjoy how reality alternates here with reflections.It creates quite abstract feeling of the shot and is an eye-catching feature of it.
Especially the upper left part of the image appeals to me much(the way the window frame seems to disappear-something great!)
I can only regret we hadn´t the chance to meet.
fabbs99 (10998) 2013-10-17 21:17
Another nice image with reflection effects.Excellent presentation with very good sharpness, and excellent color and light management.Wonderful colors and superb POV. Thanks for sharing.
clic (12465) 2013-10-18 13:50
I like so much the picturesque expression "rat house" that I discovered in your notes a few weeks ago!
And of course, it is usual to see cultural historic artefacts in museums, regardless of its size, as shown in this artistic view!
adramad (30851) 2013-10-19 9:04
Splendid these reflections, show that total detail the City Hall tower and other elements of the square, easel painter and the tables contained in the facade, are a beautiful complement.
Very nice colorful natural.
Perfect lighting and sharpness for details.
Very well done.
Enjoy the weekend.
All the best.
mesutilgim (72870) 2013-10-20 0:55
Your "reflections" is better than mines !!
Here you've really chosen a topclass crop and created a perfect compo : Picture in Picture.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Silvio1953 (105343) 2013-10-20 2:46
Ciao Ike, fascinating reflections of fantastic architectures, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
Miguel82 (14332) 2013-10-20 6:19
Hello Ike, true to your own style, the reflection of Cologne monuments in a glass and some paintings, educative links about the museum as usual, a very ancient edifice well kept, all the best, good sunday afternoon
nikkitta (8885) 2013-10-21 16:07
What a reflection of the cathedral Ike, well framed by the window, all in blue, my preferred color
Like the light spots also reflects
Image of creativity
Is this museum the one of Medieval Art?
May be you would have cropped more, till the white pots, my idea?
mcmtanyel (5143) 2013-10-24 20:26
I love these confusing, "Which is which?" kind of reflections. Well seen and rendered!
PS. As to why I used a flash, I wish I could give you a good answer, such as "using flash tricks the camera into increasing shutter speed so that the sky is not overexposed." Yeah, I could really go with that but the truth be told, I was not even aware I was using flash until I looked at the EXIF data. The last photo I had taken with that camera had required a fill-in flash and I just plain forgot it was still at that setting!
NorthernLight (1119) 2013-11-16 2:55
as you know, I am also a friend of reflections. This here is a beautiful example for, that this theme is never boring, has infinitely many facets.
You must look very closely to see what is reflection and what is really in this showcase. Well seen and captured!
Have a wonderful weekend
jmdias (48303) 2013-11-29 0:04
I guess the bluish hues of the compo could be avoid using a black and white tool, making the image more graphic. Anyway I liked the use of the reflections here.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (43877)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-17 0:55