I am sure someone will point out here: “Why didn’t you show the wider view of this lovely place to incorporate more of the charming reflection!” I did it already, I have uploaded the full picture of this lovely view a while ago, to see it please click here. While checking my old pictures from Germany I came across this photo which was taken from a similar POV yet showing the towers a bit closer, and I really liked it. Having the red towers closer results in a nice contrast between the blue and more abundant red.
As mentioned in the note to the previous version, Malerwinkel in German may mean either a picturesque angle or a corner for painters both of the meanings are quite self explanatory when one sees the view. I have recently mentioned that Lubeck is sometimes called a town of seven spires. It does not mean that there are 7 churches there. The tiny island which hosts the old town had once many more towers but sadly not many survived until today. Two of the churches have two towers so we are talking about 5 beautiful churches with sharp spires. In my recent uploads I have showed two churches = three spires. Here we have three more towers: in the left, two towers of St. Marien Church and in the right: St. Petri Church.
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Romano46 (18466) 2013-02-09 2:27
Una stupenda ora blu con bel contrasto tra il rosso della chiesa e il colore freddo del cielo. Una bella composizione che si fa apprezzare per la buona disposizione degli elementi anche in funzione dei loro colori, la nitidezza, il contrasto e la luminosità della scena frutto di una buona gestione delle luci.
Ottime le note che accompagnano la foto.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
tedesse (25133) 2013-02-09 2:40
Wspaniale nocne foto! Wspaniale kontrastuja oswietlone wieze na tle ciemno niebieskiego nieba.
Doskonaly POV, super kolory i swiatlo, doskonala ostrosc.
PaulVDV (23181) 2013-02-09 2:54
The vertical format does justice to the elegance of the tall, thin towers.
The illuminated red bricks of the towers are very attractive surrounded by that blue sky and above the white facades of the buildings along the river.
A splendid blue hour shot!
Best regards, Paul
serp2000 (41096) 2013-02-09 2:58
Superb! My congratulations, Mariusz! Perfect sharpness, attractive evening colors, good exposure. It could be next postcard in your collection.
(your postcard from Dubline are still living on my work table)
emka (82044) 2013-02-09 3:13
Bardzo ładne nocne zdjęcie. Fajny kontrast - czerwony-biało-niebieski, jak wieża na Żizkowie.
Ja jakoś nie mam drygu do nocnych zdjęć. Teraz w Pradze też czasu nocnego nie wykorzystałam jak należy. Wczoraj nawet cały dzień targałam 3pod, ale w rezultacie go nie użyłam. Ale może kiedys przyjdzie na to czas. M.
lousat (79421) 2013-02-09 4:08
Hi Mariusz,a beautiful blue hour from Lubeck,i never been there and looks very interesting,a magnificenr red architechure,perfect to contrast the blue of sky,great details and colors in the best exposure.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
npecanhuk (67744) 2013-02-09 4:37
Wonderful buildings and architectural details!
Very beautiful and attractive urban & blue hour picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
QBI (309) 2013-02-09 5:40
Wonderful picture, nice shot of the river bank with the cathedral. Great composition with beautiful colors. Congratulation.
Have a nice w/e.
Sergiom (63348) 2013-02-09 5:46
J'aime beaucoup cette photo à l'heure bleu. Le sujet est superbe avec ces trois clochers bien définis dans un ciel magique. La technique est parfaite.
kennyblack (4207) 2013-02-09 5:50
Good time to take this type of photo, not too dark and not too light. The result is excellent by staining the details very well contrasted. Excellent handling and balance of light. Thank you for sharing
The best greetings, have a nice day ... Marino
cargus (8711) 2013-02-09 7:55
Beautiful night scene, played in the most beautiful colors, clear picture and well done.!
ikeharel (59869) 2013-02-09 7:55
Good evening Mariusz,
Trio of towers on two churchs, contrast to the waterfront white facades, an enchanting night scenery collected.
Beautiful blue-hour view along the promenade, excelent details as always.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
Noel_Byrne (25962) 2013-02-09 8:29
It is on TE that I learned about the Blue Hour, and I have been fascinated by it since. A shot like this the reason why. Not quite dark, not quite bright, and a splendid canvass on which to show these amazing spires. The red brick on deep blue is really stunning, and the architecture beautiful. They are lit beautifully too. Thanks for sharing,
All the best
Kamilutka (8095) 2013-02-09 9:08
piekny kadr i jakos nawet mi nie zal tych refleksow na wodzie. Architektura sama w sobie stanowi swietny temat a sposob w jaki skomponowales calosc jest imponujacy. Ladne kolory i swiatlo, doskonala ostrosc.
Podoba mi sie bardzo.
Zycze milego weekendu!
JFS (32459) 2013-02-09 9:59
What a great shot of Lubeck Mariusz! It is so good!!!So clear,, so well seen and presented, my compliments!
dale54 (6679) 2013-02-09 12:08
mariusz hello,wonderfull pic from germany.very nice blue hour shot,very sharp and well presented! tfs.. dr
fabbs99 (16783) 2013-02-09 12:16
Amazing piece of work.Great artistry in this shot.
bukitgolfb301 (36838) 2013-02-09 20:28
Hi Bonjior dear Mariusz
Another wonderful night image under a perefct light management! Outstnding light effect is so marvelous of moderate adjsutment. Great job!
Thanks you for your sharing and have a good Sunday!
SnapRJW (31617) 2013-02-09 21:07
Hello Mariusz - The red spires look elegant against the beautiful blue sky, the artificial illumination has given them an attractive set of tones which you have captured very well. I love the fringe of white buildings too; they are both beautiful and add a lovely clean contrast to the shot. An attractive and very finely managed shot and a super one from your archives. Warm regards Rosemary
jemaflor (86946) 2013-02-10 2:19
A good example of a very well managed nightshot, Perfectly taken, interesting architecture, nice light capture and beautiful colors, tfs.
jhm (141523) 2013-02-10 8:46
Maybe was your previous picture most beautiful, but this is personal.
Nevertheless is these picture very well taken, with again nice reflections.
Excellent comosition, nice captured pleasant for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
abmdsudi (44930) 2013-02-10 9:16
I cant resist looking at the deep red and the pin sharp green spires reaching out the deep blue night sky and what a combination of colors, then add some white colors of the building and there we have the result! he rest of of the elements blends and flows harminously there. This is an inviting vibrant night shot so well taken and you note is of great help. TFS
Sonata11 (33378) 2013-02-10 15:58
imponujaca jest ta Twoja kompozycja. Wspanialy kosciol oraz jego przepiekna architektura ze strzelistymi wiezaki. Piekna kolorystka o nocnej porze. Pieknie wykonane zdjecie, jakosc doskonala, bardzxo dobry punkt widzenia. Sliczna pocztowka. Moje gratulacje.
Bardzo mi sie podoba.
Fis2 (87647) 2013-02-11 9:11
Typowe jak dla Ciebie ;)
Ladny kadr i super kolorki.
Piekne strzeliste wieze.
josepmarin (57837) 2013-02-11 9:45
a fantastic capture at blue hour, where you shows us the beauty of these churches and its three slender towers and needles.
The slight diagonal of your visual angle creates a nice perspective of the architecture, the light is splendid, and the reflections on the water are a good aesthetical bonus.
A beautiful shot.
Waylim (25368) 2013-02-11 10:45
As a photographer, you cover all your bases. You shoot from many angles and and zoom in and out, different PP...I like this one for the more intimate details of the area, I only wish there's a few people walking around casually on the sidewalk. Though the lack of people also provide a more peaceful atmosphere.
Excellent quality photo as always and the colors are gorgeous.
Graal (98822) 2013-02-11 23:16
bardzo dobrze zrobione zdjecie. Troche ciasniejsze niz poprzednie z tego miejsca. Wieze koscielne dominuja. Nie przegapiles "blue hour", zdjecia robione o tej porze pieknie wygladaja. Fajny kontrast i bdb balans bieli.
maria-v1981 (10816) 2013-02-12 0:56
This is an excellent blue hour shot with wonderful blending of natural and artificial lighting. The reflection is beautiful adding delegance at the shot. The lighting and colors are marvelous and the photo has excellent sharpness.
Have a nice day,
delpeoples (53877) 2013-02-12 4:21
This Blue Hour is exquisite, a perfectly tones shade of cobalt blue. The vertical frame is well-chosen, accentuating the vertical steeple and the reflections it's thrown. The diagonal lines of the river bank are also an important element. Superb exposition and light judgement.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
adramad (39286) 2013-02-12 15:27
Beautiful composition when blue, which enhances the beauty of the place, and in itself impressive, ideal for those high contrast red towers, with the white facades of the houses, we see ahead, a nice touch that additional reflections see you on the river.
Very interesting note about the city.
Have a nice day.
danos (88557) 2013-02-12 22:44
very nice the blue hour shot with the well lighted upper parts of the Cathedral to dominating the place and making the scene so charmy anh unique.I like the clarity as the sharpness of the scene as the reflections to complete the whole image.
Have a good day,Danos
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-02-14 14:44
The blue hour, well suited to these facades lit. A beautiful view, interesting. The quality is impeccable. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
s_lush (16134) 2013-02-15 23:35
I like all of your night and blue-hour shots. This one is especially attractive due to the wonderful architecture and beautiful illumination. The closer view allows enjoying more interesting details of the churches and their nearest surroundings. Perfectly well done!
wolf38 (31282) 2013-02-18 22:42
Hello Mariusz. My compliments for this successful photo. Best technical quality. Very nice colors and light. Absolutely great.
Kielia (23957) 2013-02-21 5:39
you are presenting another very well composed impression of these well known churches, accompanied by a very nice note (as usual!). And you took a great advantage of the blue hour. Very pleasant colors, especially the sky is really beautiful. My compliments!
macjake (58270) 2013-02-21 23:05
I guess i missed this beauty in your gallery :)
For some reason when i looked at it, Wroclaw came to mind right away.
another thing that strikes me right away is the sharpness and overall clarity of the shot - but thats your signature sign isn't it! :)
love the soft soft blues, really sweet colors and lighting.
impressive shot my friend
hope all is well
sacavem (18614) 2013-03-02 10:08
Good work to capture this image. Very good colour, contrast and definition. Light is very good too.
Best regards and a good weekend.
manrezaei (1837) 2013-03-04 12:02
Wonderful night shot. Very attractive scene, nice colors. Very well done.
Angshu (56292) 2013-03-12 2:18
Towers & spires...they do view for attention in this portrait format shot, subtley lit up and looking beautiful against the blue hour sky. Thanks for the link to your old upload..which honestly I liked better. I feel beauty is enhanced when you show the surrounds well, as you had done in that old post. But that said, I do like this picture as well
rigoletto (34269) 2013-05-29 12:00
Sometimes i feel i don't need to see the reflection, the "real" thing speaks for itself. Great old architecture, typical Northern Style. Excellent clarity and colors too.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (31419)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-03-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Riverside @ blue hour [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-09 2:17