‘Monschau - Wall art’
Monschau is a small town at the Rur in the Eifel region in the west of Germany. It is located in Städteregion Aachen in Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The typical facades of the half-timbered houses bear witness to a rich cultural history.
Most of these half-timbered houses were built about 300 years ago. Walking through the historic center of Monschau gives visitors the opportunity to discover a lot of small things, small gems sometimes hidden behind a corner.
The picture was taken on a cloudy day late December when the sun was shining for a moment.
In the workshop a larger view of the houses along the river side.
More information can be found on http://www.monschau.de/tourist-information
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macjake (39207) 2013-02-04 23:49
an excellent composition choice.
The facades of these half-timbered houses give the photographer lots to work with.
the graphic side of it is very high, even just viewing the photo it makes my eyes hurt! :)
but thats good, it means it has a dramatic visual effect!
jjcordier (62280) 2013-02-04 23:55
Bon cadrage serré sur ces très belles façades à colombages de Monschau.
mirosu (5507) 2013-02-05 1:02
Excellent point of view and composition! The lines are awesome, the complementary colors are also great, so are the shadows on the facade! Great photo!
josepmarin (55007) 2013-02-05 2:26
a gorgeous composition in this good framing on the facade of a few wonderful half-timbered houses.
The slight diagonal of the visual angle, and the great game of light and shades on the houses, create a breathtaking image, with a strong graphical sense.
A skillful execution.
lousat (57510) 2013-02-05 2:46
Hi Paul,great idea and great result this capture! A magnificent geometric peinture made by the facades and the different light levels,beautiful replica in the large view on the WS,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Kielia (20411) 2013-02-05 2:52
that was really a worthwhile trip to Monschau! YOu are presenting a wonderful image of the half timbered houses. They are a well spotted subject, proving that a simple object can be a great photographic subject.
Lovely colours, very beautiful play of shadows and light and nice composition too. My compliments!
dta (51280) 2013-02-05 2:54
Bonjour PAul ,
Cette ville que j'ai découverte sur TE nous offre des remarquables façades à pan de bois . J'aime bien le graphisme de ce cadrage serré , avec de jolies ombres .
CPD66 (608) 2013-02-05 4:35
good idea to crop the shot so tightly to make the most of the natural lines within the buildings.
jhm (122314) 2013-02-05 4:36
Wanneer ik dit vlechtwerk zie van de huizen, daar moet eventjes wat werk aan geweest zijn.
Maar ik kan er wel met plezier naar kijken.
Monschau is klein maar fijn, ik wandel er graag eens door, maar het is reeds een tijdje geleden.
Ik was er eens wanneer de rivier volledig droog stond, met een beetje water neemt men betere foto's.
Heel mooi arcchiteur beeld. Bedankt.
cornejo (17972) 2013-02-05 5:06
Hi Paul, splendid photo of this beautiful and interesting composition with half-timbered facades. Lovely image very well composed and framed, with great sharpness and good quality. Chaming job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
From the south of Spain, affectionate greetings.
timecapturer (30190) 2013-02-05 5:24
a creative and clever crop this. It makes the image so compelling being full of such wonderful lines and elements. The light and shadows add to the fascination and effect superbly. Love it!
Regards - Brian.
Sergiom (39078) 2013-02-05 6:44
J'aime beaucoup ce jeu de ligne très graphique. J'aime le point de vue qui nous offre une diagonale, j'aime le jeu des ombres et de la lumière.
ikeharel (37190) 2013-02-05 8:04
Good evening Paul,
The facade in typical style, well spotted with the tree's shades over.
Marvelous composition, managed the mild and variable light masterfully.
SWEETFREEDOM (18381) 2013-02-05 10:33
good crop and details. i like the game of light and shadows and colors.
adores (28178) 2013-02-05 16:23
What a great pattern you got here! I like the composition, the graphism, the combination of colours and even the shadows on the wall. These half-timbered houses are magnificent!
mkamionka (24455) 2013-02-06 13:41
very good idea to present this typical architecture here. I like how the lines are obviously not straight, it makes a very interesting geometry. The play of the light and shadow adds a nice touch as well.
npecanhuk (53829) 2013-02-06 14:39
Very beautiful façades!
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, contrasts and composition are great!
TFS - congrats,
aliabazari (10105) 2013-02-07 6:37
Salut Paul cher
Belle vue. L'exposition et la couleur sont très bons.
yquem46 (32227) 2013-02-07 7:27
Ah j'aime bien ce wall art naturel !
Rare de voir autant de maisons à colombage si semblables en série comme çà
Un excellent effet visuel et un beau résultat graphique
Bien reperé et bien réalisé
Bonne journée, amicalement
bayno (16131) 2013-02-08 1:47
i like so much this kind od shot, so nice graphic element in this one, wonderful colors and good light and play with shadows...excellent framing too!!!
Graal (88784) 2013-02-09 7:25
very nice old facade of houses. Unusual pattern. Good complementary WS also. Attractive theme from Monschau. Photo is well done.
Have a nice evening.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-02-09 8:44
fantastic composition and great wall pattern. I love all the contrasting colors and the matching frame only highlights the features of this picture. Very good light management and well given sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
rbassin (11077) 2013-02-09 11:04
Très belle image, le cadrage serée sur ces façades en font un superbe graphisme.
chrislo (2173) 2013-02-09 12:26
Deze vakwerkhuizen zien er altijd zo gezellig uit, ik heb echt een vakantiegevoel als ik ze zie. Mooie compositie en fraaie uitsnede met prachtige lijnen en kleuren, en een orginele benadering waardoor je bijna een abstract beeld krijgt. En wat een geweldig lichtspel zit er op deze gevels. Een prachtige opname en een mooie indruk van de heerlijke architectuur van dit pittoreske stadje.
Ik wens je een heel prettig weekend toe.
carlo62 (12434) 2013-02-09 15:13
la foto è molto bella, attira l'attenzione, ma preferisco quella del ws, la diagonale delle case sopra il fiume è molto particolare e caratteristica.
jcpix (3197) 2013-02-09 19:08
It's certainly easiest to comment on someone's most recent photo, and this one has made that even more true to form! :) What an eye catcher, I love this tight framing of the facades. So many wonderful lines, shapes and fun play of light & shadow. It's almost overwhelming, but in a very nice way. I particularly like the bit of German print on the foreground windows. Great composition, thanks for sharing.
danos (73896) 2013-02-10 8:28
nice the view as the texture of the constructions of these houses in the village of Monschau.Excellent the presentation with the falling shadows to make the facades more effective as beautiful too.
krzychu30 (8775) 2013-02-10 8:37
your close-up vision of this architecture works well with the picture in WS.I´ve always found this kind of architecture very attractive and picturesque and Monschau is a perfect place to admire it.Nicely framed scene with lovely light and superb clarity.
Have a good evening
mesutilgim (67856) 2013-02-10 9:54
What an amazing fassade of those beautiful German "Fachwerkhaus"s.
Your pov made this simple capture to a perfect sample of contemporary photographic art.
TFS and best regards
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-02-10 12:25
Nice close up on the typical facades, well said as art work and it only goes to show of how beautiful is to have symmetry in shapes and harmony of colors!
have a great Sunday,
chrisvek (5423) 2013-02-10 14:21
Very wonderful composition with awesome colors and nice contrasts.Great POV and details.Also very unique and ideal framing.Well done!
Have a nice evening
thebest (3370) 2013-02-10 22:49
This is a wonderful image of this amazing facade.
Hard to believe that these houses were built around 300 years ago.... full of detail colour & interest.
I love the play of light & the clarity is superb.
maria-v1981 (10403) 2013-02-11 2:33
An interesting photo. It shows that typical ones of these half timbered houses. The samples repeat themselves. Thus lines develop and graphic structures. The photo is outstanding realized and worth seeing.
Have a nice week,
abmdsudi (26199) 2013-02-11 6:14
Good array of identical colour and forms, taken dynamically to maximise this impact depicting a fine visual description of architecture of the past era but full of charm and characters. Must be an amazing place to visit and absorb the atmosphere. Indeed an intriguing shit, I feel that touch of green is fine addtion. Well done. TFS
Sonata11 (28209) 2013-02-11 19:18
indeed is like a wall art. You captured this wall wonderfully. Very interesting composition and great framing. Perectly well done. Tfs.
All the best,
adramad (27544) 2013-02-12 14:46
Wow ...... that wonderful composition and beautiful graphics, this plane closed in on the beautiful facades of those half-timbered houses, ideal contrast of pink tones, with brown and white background, is a very beautiful image with chromaticism and full of charm.
Very well done.
Have a good night.
jemaflor (68781) 2013-02-15 0:02
Bien cadré avec en résultat un intéressant graphisme avec ce quadrillage, belles façades avec ces effets de lumière bien rendus.
fabbs99 (5312) 2013-02-15 23:02
The shot having excellent sharpness and clarity.Nice colorful details and very pleasantly shown.Great POV and good composition. Very well done, TFS.
siudzi (23831) 2013-02-16 5:31
Indeed, the pattern of this wall buildings can be called art! It is really unique and interesting view. Like the way you seen and cropped it with a play of light and shadows on that. The visual effect is nice! Well done.
rogerl (726) 2013-02-18 13:45
Paul, what a beautiful geometric shot. Great light, well-developed. I particularly like the green windows and red timbers on the left-hand building. Who let those in there? This looks like a very interesting town.
ebingul (1760) 2013-02-19 6:44
A very nice composition.It is always a good idea to capture some details especially when there are so many graphic elements as in the case of this photo.Very well seen and executed.Congrats and best regards.
nikkitta (5844) 2013-02-20 15:10
What a creative capture, after watching the WS, of a so fascinating architecture plenty of graphical effects
No curtains at all.it seems
Great frame also
Well seen , congrats and TFS
dkmurphys (36709) 2013-02-21 6:28
Wonderful texture of the old facades. A true artistic result, well seen.
mjw364 (3612) 2013-02-23 7:33
Made me think Kandinsky meets Miro when I saw this at first. Simple but effective patterns.
ourania (12249) 2013-03-01 10:58
this is a striking image. It's great how the effective perspective allows the composition to breathe in the tight frame and how the excellent light and contrast management as well as the superb definition offer a very delightful impression of this intricate play of architectural patterns and shadows. The lit parts have a fantastic brilliance and the colours are wonderful. The workshop picture is very well composed and attractive too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
Hanssie (9921) 2013-03-10 3:26
Monschau without tourists:-))
Always nice, these wallsm nice photo !