Although view from the tower of St Petri Church in Lubeck is quite popular, I have never come across a photo taken from this POV at the blue hour, but I never really looked for that either. They are closing such amazing viewpoints quite early not taking into account that the most romantic atmosphere is exactly at the blue hour. Luckily in the wintertime they did not shorten the opening times substantially so few minutes before closing I managed to take few blue hour photos. To see a much more classical view of Holstentor CLICK HERE. The other photo shows the gate from the other side which means that the high church tower in the right is POV for this picture here. I have struggled a bit with the perspective and I finally gave up. Also because the actual gate is at the moment a bit tilted. I have showed previously on TE a photo from the same tower but facing another direction, CLICK HERE to see it. The most impressive would be probably the view of the town hall square, but always when I was on the tower there were some huge trucks parking in the middle of the square.
I have spent in Lubeck 2.5 years. I like to come back to this time in my head. It reminds me that no matter how hopeless my situation was at that time I succeeded to move on.
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lousat (81124) 2014-05-09 13:59
HI Mariusz,you lived there 2 and half years and you know very well this city as i can read in your note,and you had too a lot of time to take fantastic pics like this,truly spectacular this long time of exposure on this magnificent and unique church,the architechure is very original and maybe this is the best point of view to wathc this beauty! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Romano46 (18472) 2014-05-09 14:17
sembra un castello delle fate, di quelli che si incontrano in alcuni parchi a tema, ma in realtà è una delle tante bellezze di una Lubecca che hai saputo interpretare al meglio grazie ad una tecnica raffinata.
Belli i colori e altrettanto interessanti i giochi di luce e di ombre che disegnano il paesaggio urbano.
Ciao, buona notte e buon fine settimana
Royaldevon (32641) 2014-05-09 14:43
This is an unusual shot.
You have taken a blue hour shot which depicts the town almost like a toy town. By that, I mean that the buildings look so small and the lights such an unusual colour, that it has a feeling of being something from a fairy tale.
I love the position and the shape of the gate tower. Its conical roofs continue my feeling that it is from fairy land!
You did well to manage such a shot, despite all the problems.
Have a great w/e,
nikkitta (16230) 2014-05-09 15:46
Truly the capture seems a drawing of a fairy tale because of the colors and effect of a long exposition, but also because of the building with the cone-shaped roofs
Well good done with a personal note where you ... complained a bit, your signature
Happy week end plenty of sun and blue sky
Antipodean (1658) 2014-05-09 18:57
Kia ora Mariusz (greetings from New Zealand),
A great shot from a difficult point of view in difficult light, but the result is great. Cheers, Neil
npecanhuk (69166) 2014-05-09 19:18
Pretty interesting urban details!
Very attractive night picture!
Special regards to the colors, exposure, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
emka (84209) 2014-05-09 23:04
Czesc Mariusz, ja tez lubie sie wdrapywac na wieze i robic zdjecia z gory. Pieknie widac te slynna brame choc to raczej rozowe zsjecie niz niebieskie. Podoba mi sie optymistyczne zakonczenie Twojej notki. Nie zapominaj o tym. Pozdrawiam
Kamilutka (8103) 2014-05-10 1:18
piekne miasto i troche zazdroszcze ze mogles tam mieszkac na tyle dlugo zeby je bardz dobrze poznac. To prawda, ze mieszkajac w danym miejscu mozna lepiej znalezc dobry punkt widzenia. Tobie udalo sie swietnie i sama nie wiem czy wole to zdjecie czy to poprzednie bardziej klasyczne. Kazde ma swoj wlasny urok. To akurat bazuje nie tylko na swietnej perspektywie ale przede wszystkim na odpowiednim swietle z ktorym poradziles sobie genialnie.
Bardzo ladny kadr i ciekawa architektura.
ikeharel (61491) 2014-05-10 1:25
Lucky you were not left behind after closing time, Mariusz, and managed this super POV of the illuminated gate and town houses.
Fine blue-hour photojob done.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-10 3:29
love this! A superbly executed and romantic vision of this beautiful city. The dreamy lines created by the long exposure add to the atmosphere and the clarity is also superb. Inspiring imagery!
Enjoy your weekend - B.
saxo042 (37602) 2014-05-10 5:46
A very good position from which you have taken this picture over the famous Holstentor. Very fine colours here too. The´streets make a nice pattern.
Noel_Byrne (26591) 2014-05-10 8:24
The positioning of the old castle like building in the centre of the raods makes me think of the Arc de Triumphe, but of course with completely different design! A beautiful old building, and your high vantage point serves really well to show it in all its glory, at this perfect blue moment. The long exposure has worked wonders on the lines of traffic too, making the castle seem to sit in a river of gold. Very nice, I love to see shots from places I don't know.
Thanks as always
marabu61 (9211) 2014-05-10 12:50
Nice shot of this rather odd structure in the middle of what seams to be a modern quarter of town. The light trails makes this very attractive. No mistake in what region this photo was taken by looking at the traditional Hansa architecture triple house in the foreground.
have a great day
delpeoples (54467) 2014-05-12 0:23
Ciao dear Mariusz
An impressive photo. One that I can't believe has been hiding in your archives for so long. The POV is sensational, as is the stunning light management. The pinkish tones for me are the icing on the cake. A wonderful effect with the light trails too. Excellent work, thanks for sharing.
Have a lovely day and I wish your little angel a happy 2nd birthday, how quickly the time has flown!
sabermonajati (10081) 2014-05-12 22:31
you management light skilfully. you captured amazing view from buildings.
willperrett (7836) 2014-05-14 12:28
Splendid evening shot. I'm surprised you were allowed to take a tripod up there: perhaps you just rested the camera on a handy wall. I think I detect some altering of the colour balance. Street lighting is usually less pink; more orange. Not that it matters. It works.
PaulVDV (24029) 2014-05-14 15:42
That's really a very beautiful old town gate with the round towers and its arched entrance.
Here it's highlighted wonderfully with the pinkish roads that go around the construction.
On the left at the bottom in a darker part of the picture we can perceive other beautiful old buildings with a stepped gable.
Excellent high POV, attractive fairytale colours.
Best regards, Paul
danos (89627) 2014-05-15 11:25
fascinating the panoramic night view of the tower of St.Petri church as was found in the middle of the steet making the scene even more effective.I like the colourful lines created from the passing by cars as embrace the church with this way.Well done.
mesutilgim (88194) 2014-05-15 13:12
Very nice nocturnal capture from Luebeck with good birdeseye view.
Very good layout and ligth management. Interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
jurek1951 (42194) 2014-05-15 23:36
pieknie prezetuje sie to miasto nocna pora ze swoim oswietleniem,dobry punkt sobie obrales,pozdrawiam
Fis2 (88833) 2014-05-16 9:29
Widze zdjecie z archiwum i w Twoim stylu.
Fajne spojrzenie i "miekkie" kolorki.
Widok przykuwa uwage.
jemaflor (88199) 2014-05-17 2:17
Great nightshot, lovely pov and light management, I like this pink tone, perfectly framed with these towers.
abmdsudi (45704) 2014-05-17 9:09
Beautifully composed from high viewpoint and exposed to the best clarity and pleasing lighting and colours with the iconic structures dominate. There's some attractive interests around finely featured together so meticulously done. A lovely low light shot beautifully shot. Congrats
adramad (39770) 2014-05-17 10:25
Splendid this great view of the city, where we can see traditional architectures and other much more modern, wonderful door in the center of the image captures all the attention.
Good color in natural tones,
Great lighting and good sharpness.
Enjoy the weekend.
rychem (26812) 2014-05-17 11:06
Widok jest rzeczywiście niezwykły, a samo zdjęcie doskonałe, zarządzanie światłem, pora dnia i sama brama są super, brawo
COSTANTINO (58761) 2014-05-17 22:59
Hello my dear friend
magical view from the tower of St Petri
Church in Lubeck what could I say
for this magnificent scenery?
it reminds of a movie film
or a scenery from a fairy tale
you have a taken a difficult
shot during the blue hour
which depicts the town almost
like a toy town
have a nice time
Cricri (110295) 2014-05-18 0:51
Excellent POV sur cette architecture magnifique de deux tours entre les routes, bonne profondeur et couleurs
Didi (58440) 2014-05-19 9:25
Very good dominant point of view
Good lights control
It was possible to adjust the white balance in the original picture
carlo62 (37278) 2014-05-19 15:04
ottimo pov e bello scatto, molto suggestivo.
Una bella interpretazione notturna di una bella città e del suo principale monumento.
mcmtanyel (15607) 2014-05-20 22:53
A very well composed, sharp time exposure photo with a lovely shade of pink dominating the streets. Your patience definitely paid off, TFS!
Graal (99502) 2014-05-22 10:20
fajne ujecie kosciola z dobrego POV. Zaskakujacy styl i te dwie wieze. Ciekawy zestaw starej zabudowy z nowoczesnymi budynkami w tle. Pedzace pojazdy porysowaly jezdnie swiatlami. Malowniczo to wyszlo. Dobra notka.
fritzi007 (8112) 2014-05-24 0:09
ein Foto aus einen Märchen, sehr gute Präsentation, gratuliere dir!
cornejo (34626) 2014-05-24 11:28
Hello Mariusz, lovely night view of the city, beautifully captured in this great and beautiful photography. An interesting and beautiful image with good sharpness, depth and quality. Nice good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
macjake (60000) 2014-06-11 6:50
nice to come back and view your photos, this one captured my attention because it looks so different from all the others.
especially with the pink looking streets, they have a strange glow :)
I appreciate this POV, very unique and different for sure, and i think it was worth the wait. And you're 100% correct about these places closing down way too early, I came across that once again on my latest trip.
excellent view point, it paid off.