About two years ago I had a pleasure to revisit Munich. I have a huge sentiment for this city for many reasons. I was so happy to have a chance to go there again this time with my new lenses. Sadly there was a quite dense fog most of the time and my photos are far from interesting. I have picked one here trying to make advantage of the fog but I did not succeed. In the end I decided to enhance the contrast very much which also increased the saturation. The fog effect got actually diluted but the city view became more interesting.
POINT OF VIEW
The photo was taken from the tower of Munich’s new city hall. It is open for public (for €2.50) on working days. It is equipped with the elevator so you don’t have to climb the stairs which is an advantage over the more famous viewpoint: St Petri’s tower.
WHAT YOU SEE
The distance between the POV and the yellow church is one subway station apart and the distance between the yellow church and the white church is another subway station apart. The perspective has squeezed a pretty long distance in a small space.
The yellow tower (there are two of them but the second one hides behind the first one) belongs to Theatine Church (1690) and the white tower (again there are two of them but the second one is hidden) is the St. Ludwig Church. In the middle of the street you see the Siegestor (Triumphal Arch) (1852). The street stretching between the Odeonsplatz (where the yellow church is standing) and the arch is called Ludwigstrasse, and this part of the town: Maxvorstadt. Behind the arch the street changes its name to Leopoldstrasse and the neighbourhood called Schwabing begins. Schwabing is famous for its numerous cafes and restaurants.
ABOUT THE TITLE
A Foggy Day is a song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1937 film A Damsel in Distress. It was originally titled "A Foggy Day (In London Town)", and is often still referred to as such.
HERE you can listen to the newer version of the song recorded by Michael Buble.
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serp2000 (39250) 2013-11-27 23:25
Yes, not every day could be warm and sunny. It reminds me my visit to Vienna in December. This is very nice city, but the grey foggy sky gives some correctives. Anyway, excellent photo from Munich.
Fis2 (84020) 2013-11-27 23:50
A jednak warto!
LAdny kadr i kolorystyka.
Mgla zas to to sedno tego zdjecia.
lousat (75063) 2013-11-28 0:50
Hi Mariusz,very nice view and rich composition,i like a lot the foggy atmosphere and the great details and colors despite this difficult light,original capture from the top,.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Royaldevon (28455) 2013-11-28 1:57
Good Morning Mariusz,
Because the weather was misty, it was a great opportunity to capture this view with 'mood'. Close up, we have crisp, saturated details, whilst the leading road creates a sense of depth by becoming more and more murky, as we move into the b/g.
You have captured lovely birds-eye details of the tower which we would never have appreciated from the ground.
The two towers are very well positioned to create a diagonal link across the frame.
My warm regards,
jhm (137668) 2013-11-28 3:40
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
What a nice fog picture with a nice panoramic view about these splendid city. Excellent composition, lovely soft presentation
Very well done, TFS.
timecapturer (47518) 2013-11-28 4:41
an immaculate image this. A superbly composed and sharp image that has appeal and a tranquillity about it. Your post processing has worked well here and I really like the effect. Loads of character here.
Regards - B.
sabermonajati (9181) 2013-11-28 5:05
amazing view from city you captured.
Sergiom (57851) 2013-11-28 5:17
J'aime beaucoup la perspective sur la rue que nous offre ce très beau point de vue. Tu a réussi à faire le lien entre les deux très beaux clochers.
tyro (19780) 2013-11-28 6:03
As always, you have given us a wonderfully interesting and comprehensive note about your subject and a beautiful photograph by way of illustration!
I can imagine that you must have had some difficulties here on account of the fog or mist but you have coped with that well and I think the fog gives the whole picture a wonderful ethereal quality as well as a very fine sense of depth too.
Your photograph is very well composed with the two tall towers balancing each other nicely and with the main roadway leading the eye perfectly toward the Triumphal Arch and the city beyond. The soft light has brought out the colours superbly, your exposure is spot-on and the details and sharpness are exquisite. One small advantage of the fog is that some less attractive features - such as that big crane on the left - are not quite so obvious as they might otherwise have been!
Romano46 (16720) 2013-11-28 7:38
complimenti per le note molto precise ed asaurienti e per la foto che, purin presenza della nebbia appare piuttosto interessante per l'insolito punto di vista.
Anzi, c'è da dire che la presenza della nebbia, eliminando i particolari sulla lunga distanza, rende molto più evidenti le costruzioni in primo pianoe conferisce una morbidezza di luce e di colore che ben si addice alle loro tinte.
Molto curata anche la composizione che pur sfumata nella foschia include anche l'interssante strada sottostrante.
Un lavoro molto accurato, come nelle tue abitudini.
Ciao e buona giornata
saxo042 (37226) 2013-11-28 8:27
The mist adds an attractive softness to the background cityscape. The two spires are balancing each other and they provide a good depth together. Also a good combination of the left yellow spire and the horizontal line of red roofs below.
dkmurphys (48088) 2013-11-28 8:34
Simple and very attractive panorama from that big city. I like the atmosphere, foggy days are the only beautiful ones in the late autumn.
Have a fine evening.
abmdsudi (42012) 2013-11-28 8:48
A wonderful skyline which conveys lots of its own uniqueness from quite a high density compact city. The view point gets viewers to explore deep down with wonder pastel colours while the eye popping tower in the fg helps viewers to settle in. It's a fascinating atmosphere caught in this in deep foggy which nicely diffuses the background almost to nothing. Excellent pp treatment with pleasant exposure, tones and contrast. Congrats
Thanks to your infor description.
SnapRJW (30687) 2013-11-28 9:52
Hello Mariusz - You complain about the shot but I think your PP work is good, you have retailed the foggy atmosphere and mood while giving the shot a little more life than was apparent in your original. There is a very good feeling of depth here with the FG bright and crisp and the distance soft and murky. I like this a lot and it encourages me to be more adventurous with my camera in all weathers! Warm regards rosemary
holmertz (39569) 2013-11-28 10:23
Munich is a fine city which I have unfortunately not visited for many years. I think this photo captures well some of the elegance of the city, in spite of the fog. The haze provides some typical November atmosphere, but the area closer to us is quite clear, with strong and vivid colours. The two towers balance the composition nicely, with the wide street going diagonally between them.
danos (85221) 2013-11-28 10:44
nice the view of the town this foggy day,with the two bell towers to decorate perfect the sides of the road.I like the created perspective as the beauty of this section of the town.
williewhistler (13541) 2013-11-28 14:21
with such a foggy day I guess that most of us would have left the camera at home but you have used the elements to create a shot full of atmosphere and interest,the overcast conditions have ensured that none of the details are lost in an imaginative composition where the square format works very well.
Best wishes Les.
PaulVDV (21661) 2013-11-28 14:58
You found an excellent high POV for this view over Munich. Well composed with the towers of the two churches at both ends of the avenue and at either side of the picture. Amazing how the perspective has squeezed that long distance into a small space.
Looking at the top of the tower of the Theatine Church we can see there is a second tower hidden behind the first one. Not so with the tower of the St. Ludwig Church.
You said you revisited Munich. Did you have clear weather your first time ?
Best regards, Paul
Periko (2575) 2013-11-28 15:40
Nice view. I like the contrast between the clear tower and the foggy background.
nikkitta (14354) 2013-11-28 16:28
You mean the one in front at Marienplatz with a clock with moving figures and people waiting and waiting dor it?
Anyway I like misty photos, it gives a different and misterious appearance at the capture, good to increse contrast and saturation for better apreciated the near buildings and roof
Well done with beautiful song thanks
I also went at the top , butmines seems to be higher, if it is this the same place must watch again at them
cebe (1481) 2013-11-28 17:16
Hi Mariusz. Absolutely beautiful city view, very well composed. Like the two towers on opposite sides, the aerial perspective given by the misty weather. Pleasingly sharp as usual. Nice. Claude.
fabbs99 (16151) 2013-11-28 22:19
Great shot of the Tower.Sharpness and clarity are pleasant. Very beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!Well composed photo. TFS.
emka (76483) 2013-11-28 23:40
Cześć, Byles w Monachium prawie dokladnie dwa lata temu. Dobrze, ze jest winda, zwykle trzeba sie wdrapywać pieszo i często po wąskich kręconych schodach. Ale zawsze warto zobaczyc widok z gory. Swietny kadr. Warto ood czasu do czasu poszperac w archiwalnyh zasobach. Pozdrawiam (to juz za tydzień!)
annjackman (19025) 2013-11-29 3:13
You processing worked well and I love the way that the colours gradually become less saturated as the city disappears into the fog. An interesting view of this city - very well done.
Best wishes, Ann
mesutilgim (82344) 2013-11-29 3:25
Very nice capture of this famous cityscape of Munich.
Very good pov and layout. The foggy background masks perfectly the ugly new skyline of this beautiful city.
I had climbed also many times the tower of Rathaus and also captured many interesting graffitis on the walls of the balcony there.
TFS and have anice weekend
ikeharel (55368) 2013-11-29 3:45
Seeing Munich from this high place, I must say it is very much in style and colors of what I saw in wurzburg. The towers and roof-tops just similar.
Inspite of the fog prevailed over town, a fine view down the wide street in picture, and vibrant dynamic movement on.
Have a nice friday,
Noel_Byrne (22793) 2013-11-29 10:45
Normally I would consider fog to be my enemy, except in very unique circumstances, but these are those circumstances and this looks great! The city seems to disappear into the moist, but in the foreground you have retained such perfect detail on the fine buildings, and excellent color too! Nicely done Mariusz
Cricri (104511) 2013-11-29 11:35
Intéressante note et présentation, belle architecture colorée, la vue sur la rue et le fond dans la brume, tout bon POV et réalisation
Sonata11 (33223) 2013-11-29 12:35
Witaj Mariusz, pieknie wykonane zdjecie, super ostrosc, kolorystyka jak i pieknie pokazana mgla ktora wprowadza w troche tajemniczy nastroj. Bardzo ladna kompozycja. Podoba mi sie bardzo. Gratulacje.
Serdecdznie pozdrwaiam i zycze milego weekendu, Barbara
adidas5nb (4973) 2013-11-29 17:58
a really fantastic and wow pov.love the sheer number of elements and layers of the city that are on offer here.very nicely done.
delpeoples (52931) 2013-11-29 19:49
Ciao dear Mariusz
A glorious view over this beautiful town, skillfully composed and sharp. The light here was so difficult and yet you managed a colourful, atmospheric photo despite those difficult conditions. The mist really adds so much character to the image. Nice work!
Graal (96452) 2013-11-29 23:16
interesujaca tematycznie i swietnie technicznie zrobiona fotografia. Mgielka dodaje uroku. Piekne detale architektoniczne wiezy na 1szym planie. Fajny POV miales. Dobra robota.
adramad (36959) 2013-11-30 7:21
Despite the fog a great view, very good perspective of this street and the surrounding rooftops, highlighting its beauty both so different in style towers.
Great colorful natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Enjoy the weekend.
All the best.
macjake (54940) 2013-12-02 9:52
I've been a bit busy lately, so for not getting to this one sooner.
Seeing shots like this really changes and influences my mind about taking photos on poor weather days.
love the overall look and atmosphere here.
the gold/yellow stands out so well, and the foggy mist slowly darkens the image the deeper we look.
wonderful pov and compo, it works well for my eyes.
see you around
Zengi001 (2511) 2013-12-02 9:56
There are a lot and fine details in that image.
First of all, a good pov, then nice colors and sharpness makes this shot worth seeing.
josepmarin (57697) 2013-12-13 2:58
this high POV offers us a fantastic vision of the city, its beautiful architecture, and the colors of the belfry and of the roofs of the houses, under a foggy atmosphere of one day of November.
The foreground is very clear, while the image in background is a bit blurry, because of the fog.
This create a good visual effect and a nice depth of
A great work, my friend.
Waylim (25184) 2013-12-18 11:13
The goggy and misty admosphere really adds to the winter and cold mood, it has that melancholic feel to it. I love it. It depict the idea of the city in the late fall and early winter. Good square format and composition. I have not been here yet. One day I'll be there.
fanni (14377) 2013-12-25 5:38
and Merry Christmas to you!:)
I like foggy scenes very much. In a fog you can shoot wonderful and unforgettable photos!
Your photo is one of such beautiful shots which, along with the presentation of an interesting perspective view, conveys a slightly mysterious mood due to the fog (who knows what that foggy background hides?) :) Excellent composition - as always in your photos!
warm greetings from rainy Stockholm,
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (30104)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-11-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-27 23:08