Haarlem by Night
After another far too long time of absence, I return to TE again; I'll have more time now again and it's one of my New Year's resolutions to spend more time here again.
Today I post the first picture again, an evening shot from my home town Haarlem, The Netherlands. It was taken last Friday, when the weather was extremely calm, so there was not a single wave on the water of the river Spaarne as you can see here.
The church you can see in the middle is de Grote of Sint-Bavokerk (Great or Saint Bavo Church). The church was built between 1370 and 1520 in the Gothic style of architecture.
The church has some famous bells and the legend tells that the two upper bells are taken from the Egyptian city of Damiette (in Dutch Damiate and the bells are called Damiaatjes). Knights from Haarlem took the bells from Damiette during the 5th crusade. Since 1561 the bells ring every single day from 9pm to 9.30pm to commemorate the victory by the knights from Haarlem in Egypt. But they also indicate the closing of the city gates.
Famous is the organ in the church, the Müller-organ. It was built between 1735 and 1738 and when it was ready, it was the world's largest organ. In 1766, the 10-year old Mozart played on the organ.
I hope you like this picture! :-)
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feather (51130) 2006-12-28 5:01
Hello Stranger! Welcome back. I see we are neighbours today.
Very good night shot with excellent reflections. I like the symmetry.
Hope to see more from you again. Have you finished youtr studies now?
Happy New Year.
papagolf21 (106953) 2006-12-28 5:56
Bonjour, mon ami Lars,
Cela fait plaisir de revoir vos photographies. Merci, Lars, de nous présenter Haarlem la nuit. Les reflets lumineux sont du plus bel effet.
Bravo pour cette réussite.
Je vous souhaite d'excellentes fêtes de fin d'année.
jhm (158016) 2006-12-28 6:17
Mijn beste wensen voor 2007, een goede gezondheid, en mogen wij u af en toe terugzien op TE.
Wat ben ik blij u even terug tezien met een mooie nachtfoto van Haarlem, de goud kleuren die weerspiegelen in het water maken deze foto wel bijzonder mooi, dit tegen een zwarte achtergond, dit contrast is perfecft! Bedankt.
Groeten uit Vlaanderen,
lilimih33 (9918) 2006-12-28 6:20
Hello Lars! Nice night picture! Beautiful colours and reflexion! Good perspective! Well done!
miuky (3335) 2006-12-28 6:22
beautiful night shot and a great reflection captured here...exellent job!
xavshot (69835) 2006-12-28 7:18
content de te revoir parmi nous ! Une photo sombre avec quelques touches de lumière ce qui apporte une excellente atmosphère. Les reflets sont excellents et donnent une belle symétrie
cessy (13647) 2006-12-28 8:47
nice to see you again :)
very nice night shot, the lighting and reflection are wonderful
happy new year
jmdaoudal (82) 2006-12-28 12:13
Hi Lars, Hapy to find you here for the end of years fests.
This is well composed with a larg proportion of foreground with relections. Well managed for the lights too.
I like it
alexlie (5359) 2006-12-28 12:57
I see you like night photos too :) Haarlem is a great town, you composed this image well. Great colors.
Happy New Year!
Didi (60590) 2006-12-28 14:05
Glad for your come back
Nice night shot with a good control of the exposure.
you can try also in the blue twilights.
I wish you my greetings before the H moment of the begining of 2007.
riclopes (35577) 2006-12-28 14:45
Olá Lars, how nice to see you back again!!!
And what a fantastic return with this spectacular night shot. I love the composition with the sideway at left making this large curve. The lighting is great and the reflections make a very nice visual effect. Very beautiful image, just before the end of 2006 ;-)
All the best in 2007!
bertolucci (13362) 2006-12-28 15:14
Hej Lars, heel leuk je weer terug te zien met deze zeer fraaie sfeervolle nachtopname van Haarlem! De symmetrie, de reflecties, de warme kleuren zijn heerlijk - en passend bij deze tijd van het jaar.
Goed te lezen dat je je BA bijna binnen hebt!
Een zeer goed 2007 toegewenst vanuit Rotterdam!
t0mmm1 (5442) 2006-12-28 15:23
welcome back... but you didn't miss too much... I was 2 months without PC ;))
Wonderful golden tones in this "new entry" picture. I like a lot the calm reflections in the water... almost a perfect mirrored image... Wonderful!
Happy new year and may all your wishes come true!
emjleclercq (15780) 2006-12-28 16:04
Another beautifull night view in your collection, rather dark but with beautifull lights and refelxions.
All the best,
singuanti (15250) 2006-12-28 22:05
Hi Lars. Well it sure is good to see you again! With this one you returned in grand style. The reflections sure are stunning and the colors are so strong. Awesome shot Lars!!
Emile (20352) 2006-12-28 23:18
I'm very happy to see you back Lars.
This is a very good night shot of your beautiful home town, nice reflection and good lighting. Your POV is good, great perspective and excellent composition.
Happy New Year.
Davidwh (3662) 2006-12-29 3:26
Caught some nice light that has reflected beautifully off the water.A good cut and composition with the waterside walkway leading round.I like the symetrics of the image.TFS and take care.
jafadabret (56501) 2006-12-29 4:51
Une excellente photo de nuit, Lars, avec les lumières qui donnent une ambiance de fête et de beaux reflets des maisons et de l'église.
atus (15856) 2006-12-29 11:14
nice to see you around again! Nicely framed night shot with good light control here. Tfs and best wishes for the next year!
markstaples (15670) 2006-12-29 11:16
Long time no see - I hope that you are well and that you have had a lovely Christmas. This is a nicely exposed night shot with wonderful perspective. I like the way the eye is led around the curve of the bay to the colourful lights. Very nice work and happy new year to you!
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-12-29 17:23
You come back with a beautifull night picture. The light i nice but not only. The composition also is beautifull.
All the best for 2007.
abulafia (4900) 2006-12-29 20:42
I see you have been to Haarlem in your absence, i am currently in Bangkok, but will return to Holland in the beginning of january and this time i will in fact stay in Haarlem for a couple of months.
Very nice night shot, the reflections on the spaarne are great.
TFS and have a happy new year
pablominto (53746) 2006-12-30 2:22
An excellent night time photograph!
Good exposure gives fine colours and impressive details...
Well framed and presented in a fine composition, attractive reflections!
carper (96) 2006-12-30 3:23
fraaie vertoning Lars.
Het is niet geheel scherp maar ik heb zelf geen ervaring met nacht fotografie, mooie compositie. Ik wens U en Uw familie een goed en vooral gezond 2007 toe.
Stepan (27210) 2006-12-30 13:42
And you're back !! That's a good news.
I like the "back to home" atmosphere you composed here. We can almost feel your proud of being there (or posting that particular place). Welcome back.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-12-30 15:19
Hi Lars - OK it's not the blue hour but the lights are pleasantly festive and very attractive, welcome back and happy new year.
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2007-01-05 4:37
Excellent night shot with some amazing colours. Beautiful reflection on the calm water.
With Greetings from India
alvaraalto (19518) 2007-01-05 18:34
Mooie promotie foto voor onze prachtige oude stad. Het Spaarne laat zich hier van z'n beste kant zien.
peco85 (921) 2007-01-08 5:23
Great use of light and you've caught so many interesting details!
MIG13 (0) 2007-01-10 4:44
Hi, Lars! A nice composition, showing a wonderful night urban view! Great POV and reflections! Well done! TFS! Greetings from Rio! Miguel.
kent_s (1911) 2007-01-11 9:08
A wonderful shot
The Mrs once asked what makes a good photo and my reply was where I see light. Here I see a lot of light
Excellent job and happ nyew year
leonorkuhn (16235) 2007-01-11 19:03
Very nice night shot. Very good exposure time. Great reflections on the water.
ikeharel (76297) 2016-02-24 21:50
Good morning Lars,
Nice illuminations of the crescent shaped waterfront in haarlem.
The picture space well allocated, and there is good depth, even though it was taken upon darkness.
Have a nice new day,
- Copyright: Lars Zwemmer (Tue) (42216)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-12-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon Powershot A75
- Exposure: f/2.8, 4 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Haarlem, my (former) hometown [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-28 4:51