Germans often mix various drinks and give them new names. Apple juice with sparkling mineral water is called Apfelschorle. Coke with Fanta is called Spezi. Some mixes have names different in different regions. For example bier with lemonade in South Germany is called Radler whereas in Hamburg area (North Germany) it is called Alsterwasser. I am not entirely sure where does the name come from but Alster is the lake which fragment you can see in this photo and Wasser means water. Alsterwasser means simply water from this lake. I guess someone has compared the idea of the diluted bier to drinking the water from this lake.
In any case across the Alster you can spot two towers: left is St Nikolai tower, as only the tower is left from the beautiful Gothic church, the right one belongs to Hamburg City Hall.
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tyro (26142) 2013-01-23 14:56
How on earth have you managed to hide this fabulous photograph for nearly six years? It's wonderful!
I love your note with its logical deductions, but the light and the reflections in this picture are the true "stars of the show". Your composition is excellent, the two tall spires perfectly placed in the frame. Lovely colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
adramad (49062) 2013-01-23 14:57
Very beautiful night view of this northern city, with these two splendid towers, leaning out the lake, ideal light with night lights reflected in the water, glitter and colors are ideal.
Nice work my friend, I see the night shots and first thing in the night are your favorite, for me is a lesson slope.
Have a nice day.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-01-23 14:57
un bel nottirno dalla composizione perfetta e da colori e nitidezza di alto livello.
Di grande spettacolaritŕ il punto di vista che hai scelta che lascia l'acqua a dominare la scena in primo piano con il suo aspetto setoso ricco di riflessi.
Uno scatto sicuramente non facile, che perň hai eseguito con grande maestria.
D'altronde le altre tue foto parlano da sole: la classe e la bravura non si improvvisa.
Ciao e buona notte
jlbrthnn (76039) 2013-01-23 14:59
The photo is really spectacular and gorgeous. The lights add to the beauty of the architecture, as well as reflections. Excellent exposure. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
npecanhuk (77825) 2013-01-23 15:08
Very beautiful skyline!
Very attractive urban & architecture & night picture!
Special regards to the colors, exposure, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Sonata11 (33971) 2013-01-23 17:46
co za przepiekna pocztowka pokazujaca wspanoalosc tych budowli i jego architektury. Wspaniala komlorystyka, niesamowita ostrosc, super jakosc zdjecia. Wykonanie doskonale. Bardz, bardzo mi sie podoba. Moje gratulacje. Sliczne zdjecie.
prashantprabhu (227) 2013-01-23 18:47
Firstly, interesting info you provided in there :)
Coming to the picture, I like your frame, and the faint evening light that's giving the blue colours to the sky :)
jurek1951 (42196) 2013-01-23 20:11
super odbicie swiatel nocnego Hamburga,ciekawie prezetuje sie stara i nowa architektura uzupelniaja sie wzajemnie,pozdrawiam
fds (9569) 2013-01-23 22:33
dear friend another very beautiful image by night
excellent scharpnees and great postcard from hamburg
jjcordier (79297) 2013-01-23 23:50
Une belle photo nocturne de Hambourg d'une qualité excellente. Les reflets en premier plan sont un plus pour l'image.
JFS (32459) 2013-01-24 0:02
Superbe foto nocturne d'une de mes villes préférées, lovely reflections and perfect sharpness. Thanks for sharing!
raszid62 (18515) 2013-01-24 0:26
Piękne zdjęcie nocnego Hamburga, wspaniałe secesyjne kamienice i strzeliste wieże. Woda we wszystkich kolorach tęczy, te refleksy są cudowne. Zdjęcie bardzo mi się podoba.
dta (81750) 2013-01-24 2:11
Hello MAriusz ,
A superb night capture of the old city of Hamburg . The two outstanding towers are perfectly placed in the composition .
Kamilutka (8107) 2013-01-24 3:44
bardzo fajnie czyta sie Twoja notke do zdjecia. Ciekawa informacja towarzyszaca bardzo atrakcyjnej fotografii.
Zdjeci anocne sprawiaja mi sporo problemu, stad tym bardziej podziwiam ten imponujacy widok. Ladna gra swiatel i kolorow, dobra kompozycja.
jhm (159080) 2013-01-24 4:01
A lovely panorama view with the old buildings as attractive view together the two towers high above the city.
This is an unique image, what a lovely moment image.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
sabermonajati (11383) 2013-01-24 4:11
you captured light on buildings skilful and so reflect the lamps on water.fascinating landscape you shot.
ikeharel (77407) 2013-01-24 5:55
As always, night shots you post are most impressive, this is no exception.
Two towers rise above city skyline, eyes catching elements - but all houses deserve a paraise here, as the image is absolutly immaculate in details.
abmdsudi (57176) 2013-01-24 6:55
Great notes and sounds quite amusing, Alsterwasser definitely not for me it's bad for my throat! Lol. But I can't resist the richness of colors and clarity presented here; the deep blue sky, the shimmering water and the general beauty that have an enchanment about them. Obviously the two towers have added the strengh to the shot and easily influences the eyes as strong focal of interest. This is indeed an exquisite night shot well composed in excellent clarity. Well done
holmertz (58398) 2013-01-24 7:46
The many lights and their reflections make this view look terrific. The view itself is a mix of very elegant towers and some more plain buildings. It's generally the light and colours and the atmosphere they create that make this picture memorable.
danos (102566) 2013-01-24 9:28
nice the night view of the waterfromnt of Alsterwasser
with the lights to make the image more effective and unique.The two towers of the city are well seen and well mentioned in your informative note.
Have a good afternoon,danos
sacavem (18620) 2013-01-24 14:10
The cathedral looks really impressive and beautiful during a blue hour. Excellent shot. Thanks for sharing.
ifege (10719) 2013-01-25 1:06
A great night time one Mariusz
Fis2 (105322) 2013-01-25 9:25
Wieze robia wrazenie.
Graal (103038) 2013-01-25 9:57
kolejne piekne zdjecie, dobre na pocztowke. Ladna stara architektura budowli, swiatla i ich odbicia. Swietna jakosc. Dobra notka i prezentacja.
Milego lykendu zycze.
Gigidusud (21247) 2013-01-25 14:26
Splendid city shot on blue hour.I like the effect on the water and the light reflections.Well done!
Have a nice week-end.
bukitgolfb301 (44841) 2013-01-26 0:44
Hi dear Mariusz
How are you? Sorry for my late recation.
Wow a fashinating light night gorgeous image has come!
Great masterpiece indeed, I am not sure of the detail information but the most appropiate setting creates this astonishing image. Congratulation on your supper job! Thanks a lot and have a good weekend!
wolf38 (31296) 2013-01-26 8:59
Hello Mariusz. I am delighted to see a photo of Hamburg and the Alster Lake. I was last there in October last year. At night here, everything looks very nice. My compliments for this successful and technically perfect photo.
Noel_Byrne (33458) 2013-01-26 9:09
What a beautiful and eclectic mix of styles in the buildings, from the gothic, the classical and the modern in those hotels on left. All of these reflected in that soft milky lake makes for a wonderful image. The Gothic spire actually looks quite threatening, like a dark shadowy figure overseeing the city, but the light inside the detail you have captured on the spire itself is excellent.
Thanks for sharing
Kielia (24077) 2013-01-26 9:17
this is a fascinating view on the imposing cityscape of Hamburg in a wonderful light. The composition is excellent. My compliments also for the nice notes!
josepmarin (58359) 2013-01-27 4:52
first, my congratulations for your 5th anniversary on TE. And you celebrate the event with a photo taken before your revenue in this photographic community.
It is a wonderful capture at the blue hour, one of your specialities, in which you offer us the great beauty of the towers and the beautiful architecture of the city, its lighting, and the aesthetic reflections on the lake.
An excellent composition.
siolaw (38292) 2013-01-27 22:37
Good compo with the towers on the line of thirds and stunning sharpness. the reflections are nicely colourful too. Some of the street lights seem a bit bright but no real problem there!
maria-v1981 (10932) 2013-01-28 4:48
This is perfect. Your execution and composition are flawless. It is a beautifully expressive and sensual night shot. The light and definition are awesome and so effective. A quality image and superb presentation.
Have a nice Monday,
jemaflor (102359) 2013-01-29 10:58
Lovely colourful reflections on water, well managed, interesting architecture, good angle.
mesutilgim (97248) 2013-02-01 13:37
Very nic nocturnal capture from Hamburg with wonderfull reflections.
Very good layout and ligth management.
TFS and have a nice weekend
delpeoples (59684) 2013-02-01 23:24
Hi dear Mariusz
Wow, this is such a beautiful photo. The quality is stunning. Superb colours and light management. The reflections are beautifully collected and the water looks like silk. A perfectly judged long exposure.
Warmest regards, have a good weekend
s_lush (16602) 2013-02-03 23:53
This is another night view masterfully captured by you. The composition, illumination, reflection in the lake, colors and photographic qualities are excellent here. Excellent presentation of such a beautiful city as Hamburg!
Angshu (56760) 2013-02-06 8:16
I love these shots of yours (of course I like all your shots...amazing postcards)...blue hour, artificial light, crisp & detailed & beautifully composed. The reflections in the water add to the picture. Quite a contrast between the two towers...one in darkness & other well lit up! Fine work!
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (39805)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-03-11
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Riverside @ blue hour [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-23 14:21
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