This is from the Old town of Riga, Latvia. I'm afraid I don't know these buildings. I was in the city for just one day and was not at all prepared, just spent a few hours walking at random here and there.
Two more pictures of roofs and walls of Riga can be seen as workshops.
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Sergiom (85877) 2012-09-02 4:58
Un trčs beau plan serré sur les toits de Riga. Les couleurs sont bien saturées et le ciel offre un superbe arričre plan grâce ā la contre plongée.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-09-02 5:15
So good POV and excellent composition.Very nice architectural dtails and so nice colors.Also very nice lightning management.Well done!
dta (80998) 2012-09-02 5:39
Hello Gert ,
Excellent framing of these roofs and towers , with a pretty sky as a backdrop .
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-09-02 7:56
I had the same experience of a single day in Riga, Gert (more like 7 hours in my case) but I found that the Old Town was small enough to be walkable in that time. I would have liked a longer stay, but hopefully I got the highlights.
This shot emphasizes what I liked so much about Riga, which was its unpredictability - winding alleys, no clear pattern, a great example of a compact medieval city center. Nice emphasis on the spires, for which Riga is known.
Highmountains (2674) 2012-09-02 8:22
Beautiful clear photographs. Fantastic details, and beautiful skies...I thought the one with Black lamp-posts in the foreground had more variety of colour and imagery. However this one stands out by the simplicity of its composition and mood.
The images are sharp and the colours are soft and optimim saturation.
Thanks for sharing.
Tigerlily (3379) 2012-09-02 8:51
I love this one,Gert.I always like the roofs.. beautiful colour and shape, wonderful clarity. Simply beautiful...
wolf38 (31296) 2012-09-02 9:11
Hello Gert. Riga is a beautiful city. Above all, the representative buildings from different eras are worth seeing. But you need some time to see it all. Your photo is a prime example of the buildings and rooftops. I was in April in this city - the weather was bad and not very ideal for photos. Best regards, Wolfgang.
mohammad_H (10058) 2012-09-02 9:19
Hello dear friend
Very attractive building with clay roof off the blue sky
Beautiful architectural structure
Good day and I hope to succeed in life and be happy
pajaran (64340) 2012-09-02 11:29
Lep pogled na crvene krovove i toranj.
Dobar ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepe fotografije u radionici.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Nice view of the red roofs of the tower.
Good sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good content and composition, beautiful pictures in the workshop.
Good evening and all the best.
TopGeo (38216) 2012-09-02 11:47
Hello Gert ,
Excellent framing of these roofs and towers , Very beautiful photo, excellent subject, wonderful, details ! great composition and framing, great perspective! Excellent light management, wonderful colours and wonderful lines..
bayno (18344) 2012-09-02 12:14
a nice mix of architecture and geometry, very beautiful colors and their contrast, in this your shot quality is really good and I notice a great depth, your works are always accompanied by excellent WS that well illustrate the situation, a wonderful day with a good light and a marvelous sky...my best regards,
boa (7543) 2012-09-02 12:31
problemet med att besöka en plats för endast en dag blir ofta att man stressar med att hitta bra motiv om man vill fota. Jag tycker ändå att du har lyckats bra här med att visa oss olika typer av arkitektur, eller tak kanske man ska säga från den här intressanta delen av Europa. Många av husen slet ju med dåligt underhåll under Sovjet tiden, här kan vi se att underhåll pågår.
Skarpt foto med klara färger.
Vi hörs/ Boa
Ja, jag reser till Almaty den 13 September och stannar där några dagar. Reser sen med buss till Bishkek och ska försöka att resa runt lite under min korta vistelse, antagligen blir runt sjön Ysyk-Köl.
Jag reser ensam men du kan gärna hänga med om du har lust! Maila om du är intresserad.
Hoppas att du får en bra resa till Istanbul.
(en fika i Oktober kanske? Jag bjuder:) )
ourania (49771) 2012-09-02 13:35
a wonderful group portrait of the roofs and spires of this surely fascinating old town. I love the way you have cropped the photo, the great sharpness and perspective with which the architectural patterns interact and make a view most enjoyable to compose and decompose visually. Lighting and contrasts have been controlled very effectively and the colours are rich and lovely. I'm also fascinated by your "altered image#1", you have presented the curious architecture in a bold, artistic and amusing way. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good week,
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-09-02 18:02
This is on my wish list of places to visit. I like all of the contrasting shapes and colours. Nicely cropped.
saxo042 (37966) 2012-09-02 23:05
This is quite an unusual picture from you, not a single person is visible here! On the other hand, you have combined many colours into a very artistic and well balanced picture and you have included many interesting building components. Interesting WS:s too.
emka (104140) 2012-09-02 23:49
Hi Gert, And is it important to know the names of the churches or other buildings? not so much, just enjoying the walking here and there without goal is nice too. I say it rather theoretically as I am usual running about with a plan, with only short moments of relax.
Pleasant colors, charming small clouds on pastel sky.
Nicou (148320) 2012-09-03 0:59
quel cadrage et graphsime de to0it superbe compo et iamge ces couleur ce toits qui se suivant grandiose compo e tiamge.
Bravo et amitié
dkmurphys (62725) 2012-09-03 1:05
Nice upper view of the old roofs. Alway an attractive image to capture. Well done!
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-03 2:24
a beautiful photo from Riga, the composition is very attractive and I like the architectural details, superb lights and colours, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-09-03 9:45
Beautiful architectures is something I have appreciaiton for, nicely captured with good lighting and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
macjake (70967) 2012-09-03 10:08
are you feeling ok?
no people! :)
is this really you Gert? :)
I hear about the city of Riga every now and then, i hear its a great city for architecture lovers...perhaps i should pay a visit some day.
Thanks for the 2 WS photos, always great to see more city streets.
good photo on display here too, colorful and full of details.
Graal (103038) 2012-09-03 10:32
nice view and fine theme from Riga. Amazing group of colourful roofs and small towers. An interesting WS also (unusual facade with windows up). Good presentation of Old Town.
Have a nice evening.
marabu61 (11229) 2012-09-03 12:20
This reminds me a lot of Tallinn in Estonia. Such beautiful buildings from the old Hansa times. Great capture with so many roofs in such a compact space against a pleasing sky.
abmdsudi (57112) 2012-09-04 4:20
A very eyecatching well balanced shot, it's the combination of contrasting colors and varying shapes render good geometrical value, with the green steeple draws attention as strong focal and I can appreciate its magnetic quality. I think it is something to do with the interplay between these two that holds it together, a charming and unique character of this old roofs in rich colors, textures and shadows so well set off against wonderful blue sky. Impresive shot and you have risen to it admirably. Excellent additonal photos too. Congrats and TFS,
foxy (895) 2012-09-04 14:41
In the city for one day, you must have very good skill to spot a good picture like that. I must admit that roofs can make very good picture and its also says about the country just by looking at it. I like the different kind of roofs you shown here. Shapes, sizes and colors.
Very well seen. Cheers!!!
fabbs99 (17175) 2012-09-07 12:40
Nice warm colors of the roofs pitched against the blue sky presents an exotic outlook about Riga.Well captured nice image.
Angshu (56760) 2012-09-10 21:31
Fine troica of pictures. Indeed the varied shape of the turrets makes this interesting viewing. The red tiles contrast well with the green metallic turret & all looks fine against the blue sky. Interesting theme & picture, something very different from you. Liked it!
Miguel82 (27648) 2013-10-09 23:59
This is an excellent view of Riga's sky Gert, these roofs are made with tiles and other materials, I like the exposition, good resolution and colors
A brillant report about Riga architecture
All the best, kind regards