The marzipan capital of the world, Lubeck, is also known as the town of seven spires. Seven pointy towers well visible from a distance seem at first quite similar but to get an orientation in the old town I learned fast the subtle differences. My favourite spire was that of St Jakobi church (consecrated 1334). It has a characteristic four balls in four corners at the base of the spire. This POV includes in the foreground a monument of German poet and playwright, Emanuel von Geibel (1815-1884) who was born in Lubeck.
I considered correcting the perspective here but a slight tilt enhances a bit the feeling that we are all together with the statue looking up at the tower. As you see I am reaching again into my archives. I have uploaded in the past several pictures from Lubeck (CLICK HERE) all of them at the blue hour.
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npecanhuk (60816) 2013-01-16 14:08
Interesting picture specially for its chosen pov, composition, colors and management of light!
TFS - congrats,
tedesse (25045) 2013-01-16 15:23
Ladny kadr i kompozycja z wieza kosciola sw. Jakuba i pomnikiem niemieckiego poety Emanuel von Geibel.
Wspaniale kolory i dobra ostrosc.
ifege (10093) 2013-01-16 21:44
Hi Mariusz - a very interesting study of the sculpture and church - well managed.
timecapturer (45107) 2013-01-17 3:15
lovely composition this. I love the crop and the light gives so much character and beauty to the colours and rich textures. Superbly sharp and creatively presented, really like it!
Regards - Brian.
Sergiom (54377) 2013-01-17 6:32
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. On dirait vraiment que la statue admire l'architecture sans probablement se rendre compte que sa couleur ressemble ŕ s'y méprendre ŕ cette du clocher.
danos (83045) 2013-01-17 10:28
nice the tight frame with the big clock of the bell tower to dominating the image,with the statue on the right to complete the image.I like the excellent light and colour management as the contrast of the colours.
marabu61 (7351) 2013-01-17 11:57
Great compositon, the statue really seems to look up on the tower. Being made of the same material the statue and the rooftop of the tower complete each other nicely.
have a good evening
jurek1951 (40949) 2013-01-18 9:27
troche mam za daleko zeby zwiedzic to miasto a podobno ma piekna architekture,musi wystarczyc mi Twoja fotka,ladna perspektywa i dobry pionowy kadr,pozdrawiam
Fis2 (81844) 2013-01-18 12:53
Interesujaca kompozycja kadru.
Wieza i posag ciekawie wspolgraja.
Mogles sie postarac aby wieza sie zmiescila ;)
delpeoples (52445) 2013-01-18 15:44
Hi dear Mariusz
Yes he seems to be enjoying the view as much as the rest of us! And he matches the greenish metals in the spire behind. A very colour coordinated statue and with good architectural taste. I like the vertical and the tight framing, which allows us to compare and contrast the FG statue with the BG architecture. Excellent depth of field here too.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely evening
Graal (95343) 2013-01-18 23:47
interesujacy kadr z dwoma tematami w jednym. Ciekawie opisujesz Lubeke i prezentujesz serie (link). Bdb jakosc zdjecia.
Milego weekendu zycze.
Waylim (25032) 2013-01-19 0:20
It is easy to enjoy architecture in Euroupe for it has longer history and there were many old building thats are built to impress. Now away building are build for more practical reasons and economical reason.
The statue certainly have the good idea to sit there and really taking it all in. Excellent POV you chose to include the statue in the foreground looking in. It allow us to follow his gaze and look in toward the church tower.
Everything is good technically and well planned composition.
josepmarin (57473) 2013-01-19 5:58
this framing is original, because you have centred our attention on the statue in foreground, that seems to be looking at the elegant spire of the church, sacrificing its top.
But it is not a problem, since your composition is based on the statue enjoying the architecture, under a nice game of lights and shades.
It's a beautiful work.
abmdsudi (39482) 2013-01-19 6:33
I find the scene nicely balanced, the position of the statue and the spire are well juxtaposed in limited color pallette, well textured with your usual crispness and clarity. I love how small areas of bright colors pop out stunningly against the deep blue background. This is super shot and so very well rendered, Congrats.
raszid62 (18583) 2013-01-19 10:04
Wspaniały ciasny kadr mieszczący jednakże i imponująca wieżę kościoła i pomnik zamyślonego poety, pomnik już mocno spatynowiony. Ta zielona patyna tu dominuje i wspaniale kontrasuje z czerwonymi cegłami. Doskonała jakość obrazu.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2013-01-19 13:02
Lubeck your images are interesting and of excellent quality like this. I love the perspective and the staging of this statue. A beautiful view, and great quality. Bravo.
Have a nice evening.
macjake (52014) 2013-01-19 13:04
I really appreciate the Ws photos as it reminds me exactly where you took this shot and the Spires you mentioned.
this one is obviously a close up version, and a humorous compo too with the man 'enjoying' the architecture.
its cool how a simple but smart compo can make the scene.
thanks for this one!
looking forward to some new posts from you again :)
bukitgolfb301 (34474) 2013-01-19 16:44
Hi bonjoir dear Mariusz
Great composition and framework by your deep consideration, various components are well adjusted in one shot. A tasetful thick and significant color touch is splendid asusual. Thanks a lot for your sharing and have a good Sunday!
adramad (35259) 2013-01-21 12:29
Sensational, this close-up, showing us in great detail the beautiful sculpture that appears to be contemplating the beautiful tower.
It is a beautiful work that we enjoy thanks to the good sharpness, beautiful colors and high brightness.
Have a nice day.
Angshu (54703) 2013-01-23 1:23
Picture taken 6 years back! Hmm...
This is a good architecture picture, where quite a bit of thought has gone in during composition. Framing is a bit tight, but the well balanced composition tends to override it. You have also done a bit of framing with the silhouetted leaves, which is also good. I like it...a creative work!
fabianoleite (9371) 2013-01-26 7:37
Interesting perspective of the statue lookig at the tower. Good work, congratulations!
emka (73115) 2013-01-28 14:31
Siedem wiez to nie tak duzo w porownaniu z Praga, ktora jest miastem stu wiez. Fajnie skadrowales, rzeczywiscie gosc na pomniku zdaje sie podziwiac te zielona wieze, do ktorej sie dobrze dopasowal kolorystycznie.. Stolica marcepanu? Jak bylam w Toledo, to tam byly tez wymyslne duze konstrukcje z marcepanu.
SWEETFREEDOM (21586) 2013-02-02 5:05
properly titled picture, interesting architecture and details.
jemaflor (80616) 2013-02-06 12:17
Nice composition with statue and tower, perfect colors and light, well made.
Kamilutka (8095) 2013-03-08 9:48
swietny pomysl miales na to zdjecie. Pomnik pisarza jest doskonale umiejscowiony i naprawde wydaje sie ze statua spoglada na kosciol i podziwia ta piekna architekture. Az szkoda ze nie mozna zobaczyc wiecej.
Piekne kolory i swiatlo.
Pozdrawiam i zycze milego weekendu