Travelling in winter in northern countries means making rather night shots as the days are short. But the evenings in old cities like Riga or Tallinn, with snow covered narrow street and only a few people in sight, are really magic. The title refers rather to the couple on the other side of the street, I was in company of my tripod :).
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snunney (88982) 2014-02-20 2:00
The atmosphere is indeed cosy and romantic with some lovely warm light cast by the street lamps. I like the low point of view and the glistening cobblestones, which make an excellent lead line toward the focal point offered by the couple. Very good rendering of the textural detail.
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-02-20 2:06
You old smoothie, great soft light in this quaint street, love the cobbles and the couple add to the Bg, so much and great focal point. Your own valentine scene hey, but alas you say just you and you tripod, he he.
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-02-20 2:39
Oj bardzo romantycznie. To zdjecie chyba jeszcze bardziej pasowaloby na Walentynki :-) Podoba mi sie praktycznie wszystko. Piekne swiatlo, bardzo ciekawe detale, super kompozycja. Jak na razie moje ulubone z nadbaltyckiej serii.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-02-20 3:30
Eri in ottima compagnia con il tuo cavalletto e il risultato è splendido.
La gestione delle luci è perfetta e così anche il suo bilanciamento.
La scena è particolarmente bella e creaa un'atmosfera molto intima e calda.
Una cattura assai piacevole e gestita in mnaiera ottimale.
Ciao e buona giornata
SnapRJW (31625) 2014-02-20 4:06
Your note brought such a smile to my face... well a giggle actually Malgo. I was in the company of my tripod Priceless! A romantic winter stroll for some and your shot with the warm glow from the street lights and charming old cobbled street contribute to the lovely mood you have captured here. Warm regards Rosemary
willperrett (8017) 2014-02-20 4:20
Not entirely sure about the romantic: it looks too bloody cold to me! However your photograph is effective, with its mix of light sources, and good perspective. The figures at the end of the lane are an important element in your composition.
Sergiom (66209) 2014-02-20 4:52
J'aime beaucoup cette scène nocturne hivernale. La petite rue pavée et étroite est très belle. La lumière au loin joue un beau rôle dans la composition en plus du couple.
Corry (4508) 2014-02-20 5:36
Belle vue nocturne sur cette petite rue étroite. J'aime bien la lumière qui fait reluire le pavé. Belles couleurs douces. Bien fait.
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-02-20 6:48
Hi Malgo - thanks for the welcome back on my latest photo! I've missed seeing everyone's work and checking in; glad I decided to pop in again.
I've only been to Riga once - in the summer, and for just a few hours as a cruise destination. I loved it, though - a really charming little city with surprises everywhere, including this small alley that you've captured so well. And your traveling companion served you well here! Beautifully lit and crisp, impossible in these conditions without a sturdy tripod...glad the couple at the end of the alley obliged you by remaining still for a bit! Thanks.
rychem (27446) 2014-02-20 8:41
Sceneria taka, ze aż słychać "Jingle bells", chociaż to luty, piękne nocne i bardzo nastrojowe zdjęcie
cornejo (35117) 2014-02-20 11:06
Witaj Malgo, very good night shot with great depth of this interesting and lonely street with beautiful lighting interesting city, very well captured in this interesting picture with very good perspective, good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Silvio1953 (129304) 2014-02-20 11:19
Ciao Malgorzata, romantic atmosphere, wonderful colors, excellent perspective and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
jurek1951 (42194) 2014-02-20 11:19
super klimat,ladna perspektywa i kolorystyka,pozdrawiam
carlo62 (38000) 2014-02-20 14:23
il fedele tripod ha contribuito in maniera efficace a farti realizzare una splendida foto.
C'è una bella profondità, la giusta esposizione ti ha permesso di avere una zona illuminata molto ampia e di ottenere un'atmosfera molto romantica.
photoray (13410) 2014-02-20 15:25
Beautiful night scene of the classical Riga street, varying lights enhancing the textures of the cobblestones, dusting of snow, and the ancient walls, and a bonus with the human cutouts along the wall with the distant couple.
Thanks for sharing,
jcpix (13810) 2014-02-20 18:17
How are you doing this fine day? Still single at my age, I can tell you I've spent many a moment in the company of my tripod...we get along quite well, and it never disagrees with me. haha
Love the warm and romantic atmosphere of this shot. Had it not been for the couple in the distance, this would have taken on an otherwise mysterious mood, but as it were, the scene is transformed into quite a lovely and endearing type of capture. Great use of that tripod, hard to work without it now, yeah? :) (Craig would be so proud.) Have a great day ahead. Take it easy.
Friendly wishes from the U.S.,
jjcordier (78388) 2014-02-20 22:56
Très intéressante photo nocturne et hivernale de cette ruelle pavée de Riga peu fréquentée.
claudeD (35043) 2014-02-20 23:31
you are right that this amazing winter scenery is really romantic. Very fine light managment and sharpness.I like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
macjake (60580) 2014-02-21 10:47
thanks so much for your help on my previous post from Warsaw, I knew you wouldn't let me down! haha
I'm glad to see a couple of people in the depths of the shot, it adds a little bit of mystery and brings a couple of questions to mind as to what they're doing. Perhaps something bad? haha
lots of mood and atmosphere in this back street with the cobblestones. a good find!
kasianowak (7501) 2014-02-21 13:01
Urocza i bardzo ladnie oswietlona uliczka. Tajemnicza atmosfere podkreslaja te dwie postacie w oddali.
tyro (21758) 2014-02-21 17:24
At least you can trust your tripod - a lover cannot always be trusted! :o)
The light and the presence of some fallen snow between the cobblestones here have indeed given this picture a wonderfully romantic feel. I like the subtle combination of warm tungsten light and the colder fluorescent light which falls on the snow and you have managed to combine them perfectly in this beautifully cosy picture.
Your composition is superb, all the leading lines taking us toward the romantic couple in the distance, yet we can still appreciate all the lovely colours and textures of the buildings on each side.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness throughout.
Kaisa71 (228) 2014-02-21 23:57
This is beautiful and "warm" photo despite of the winter. Exposure and sharpness are excellent even if the natural light is poor this time of the year, and the street lamps makes a nice mood lighting. I live in Finland and hardly never takes photo in winter because I suffer myself from dark cold months. Thanks for sharing this photo!
Best wishes, Kaisa
Hanssie (10441) 2014-02-22 1:41
Wonderful romantic street full of
the most besutiful details, great photo !
annjackman (20701) 2014-02-22 6:24
This is such a romantic shot that is pin-sharp and picked up some lovely light especially on the cobblestones. Excellent image.
Kind Regards, Ann
williamcoombs1 (363) 2014-02-25 9:39
Yes, all of these photographers are completely right, of course - this is a terrific photo. Your notes are always good reading too.
The glow reflected on the cobbles from the bulbs is so warm compared to the white-white snow on the right. And you highlight the textures and relief on all the surfaces so well.
I like how even the soldier is pointing out the lovers!
fritzi007 (8410) 2014-03-08 15:27
unglaublich schönes Foto, ich bin begeistert!!!
adores (40354) 2014-03-18 17:05
A beautiful winter shot! It's a very nice little street and you managed light very well. I like the details around and the persons in background. We can almost feel the cold.
Miguel82 (26528) 2015-04-17 11:22
It is a cold evening in Riga, your pov adds a pleasant depth of field Malgorzata
there was snow in that cobblestone street illuminated that day