Rotterdam by Night 6 – Industrial city
NightHunting with Rinie again. We started early to be able to shoot during the blue hour. Our first target was the Euromast.
This was one was taken in western direction and we see the river Maas/Nieuwe Waterweg flowing through this mostly industrial part of the city. Above the river we see( from left to right) the tip of the Charlois quarter, and then Waal harbour and the extensive Botlek process industry park.
Below the river we see (from left to right) the Muller pier quarter, as the Kop van Zuid an old harbour complex now changed into a residential and leisure quarter, the Lloyd pier with the Scheepvaart college (the checkered building) and an open air sport facility.
Rinie’s pic is here.
In the WS is a pic of Rinie in action: here.
PCS2 tech: slightly cropped, altered the contrast, saturation, curves and levels for the whole pic and some elements separately, USM-ed, added a frame and saved for the web.
Camera Manufacturer : Canon
Camera Model : Canon EOS 30D
Exposure time [s] : 3/5
F-Number : 5.0
ISO speed ratings : 100
Date taken : 2006:08:28 21:10:22
Exposure bias value : -2/3
Metering mode : Evaluative, Multi-segment (5)
Exposure mode : Av-priority
Focal length [mm] : 28 mm (35 mm equiv)
Colour space : sRGB
image width : 3504
image length : 2336
Contrast : High
Saturation : High
Sharpness : Normal
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Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2006-09-03 17:40
Yo Bert, this is a really nice view in the direction of the sea and the Botlek. I like it that we have a little bit of a lap of the road, and of course the river.
The new architecure on the Lloyd's pierand the Muller pier is well on display.
The sky is fabulous and soft, really wonderful.
Dynamic workshop! ;-)
spence (65) 2006-09-03 18:52
Great shot of Rotterdam at dusk, Bert. You and Rinie chose a nice night to go hunting - those clouds are just about popping off the screen. Perfect timing and exposure to get the right amount of detail while retaining the moodiness of the blue hour.
izmirli (3989) 2006-09-03 18:54
beautiful night and lights.wonderful sky and skyline.beautiful colours.well done.
wolfy75 (454) 2006-09-03 22:12
You and Rinnie have the Netherlands covered. Excellent photo, once again the clouds in this shot really make this photo stand out.
greecelightning (284) 2006-09-04 2:20
Very clear with great colors and balance. Great job!
Hanssie (10838) 2006-09-04 3:58
Two pictures in one, it's not only the beautiful city of light, it's also the dramatic clouded sky, a great combination here !
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-09-04 6:23
Even without the missing yellow as in Rinie's picture, I slightly prefer your picture with the lovely clouds.
jhm (154576) 2006-09-04 6:43
Dit laat avond beeld heeft u prachtig gerealiseerd, de verlichting over de haven en met een grote zichtbaarheid, maar natuurlijk is de kers op de taart de mooie bewolkte hemel, uw foto is iets minder hard van kleur als deze van Rinie, welke ik trouwens ook zeer geslaagd vindt.
Zeer mooi werk, en een prettige nieuwe werk week toegewenst uit een bewolkt Vlaanderen met 18,1° C, het goede weer is opkomst Bert!
imrek (4) 2006-09-04 10:56
very nice view over the town, very good exposure and the cloudy sky is very beautyful...well done!!!
john_c (24666) 2006-09-04 12:13
A wealth of detail is absorbed here with this fine shot taken in the wonderful blue hour. I like the amount of proportion given to the sky, which is dramatic, together with the reaches of the broad river. The golden brown points of light of the city blend well and highlight key buildings and sectors. Well captured, Bert. An inspiring urban shot.
leo61 (0) 2006-09-04 12:55
Good light and nice lights in this industrial area.Your POV is excellent and the sky looks great.Excellent nearly night shot.
syd1946 (18663) 2006-09-04 13:11
Great view from the right point.Very interesting approach.In your previus picture the sky is clear,now is full of these strong clouds giving a strong result.Great handle of light and soft "night" colors.
Have a nice week,
carper (96) 2006-09-04 13:18
alweer een prachtige sfeer foto. Rotterdam op zijn mooist. Uitstekend fotowerk Bert, mijn complimenten.
MiguelP (14470) 2006-09-04 14:08
Walking between the clouds... Be carefull, dont loose the sense of reality. It´s like an optimistic Blace Runner image, or an inspiring shot for a scien-fiction featture film. The sky is wonderful, but I can help to get trap by the little tiny lights... From a still verse, you allow us to create our personal poem. Take care.
PS: Another TE member, Angelillo, and I will be in Amsterdam at the end of Octubre (Rinie knows). I would like to drink a beer with all of you if possible.
Tue (38728) 2006-09-04 14:17
Prachtige avondfoto van het havengebied! Al die kleine oranje lichtjes vormen een fantastisch gezicht. De donkere wolken aan de avondhemel zijn eveneens zeer mooi. Uitstekend werk!
nwoehnl (122) 2006-09-04 17:37
A very pleasing add to your latest series, Bert. The ciry by the harbor is shown in low light, yet in good detail and with a nice warming rhythm provided by the multitude of lights emerging from within the buildings. The low-hovering clouds are beautiful as a topping. Greetings from Grenoble.
Xalkida (11744) 2006-09-04 18:04
The weather in Netherlands sees to be not so good! Here we have summer until end of October as I assume you know it! :)
Excellent work with great depth and a fantastic sky. Nice work my friend.
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2006-09-05 4:20
I guess it must be interesting hunting (oops photographing!) in pairs, never tried that myself though. This is a superb composition of the blue hour. Those clouds are fascinating. This is one mesmerising photo.
With Greetings from India
vascao (192) 2006-09-05 9:07
The sky is particularly beautiful here, Bert, in a nicely balanced composition.
ahmet54 (3211) 2006-09-05 14:28
great night shot! The sky shortly after sunset is amazing. The picture seems to have the 3rd dimension. Well done.
UlfE (14641) 2006-09-05 14:53
I love the sky and the clouds in this shot. Marvelous evening shot and very sharp one taking into account that the there are some building not that far away and some very distant. An excellent job Bert! Have a nice week!
Scharan (14144) 2006-09-06 16:39
Espetacular esta foto na noite Bert, um belo jogo de luzes, formas e cores fascinantes. Um destaque para o céu, muito bonito também.
Bom trabalho Bert, grande abraço,
oochappan (16171) 2006-09-06 16:47
Mooi Bert, die expliciete dikke wolken laag drijvend in de blauwe lucht, de sterke wide vergroot het perspectief diepte over al de lichtjes van de stad tot aan de horizont prachtig rood contrasterend tegen die blauwe lucht, je hebt het perfecte moment uitgekozen tussen licht en donker. Mooi, mooi.
feather (51130) 2006-09-07 5:50
Industrial scenes at night take on a beauty not present during the day. You had an excellent vantage point for this dockland scene. Taken early in the evening the sky has lots of interest and drama to display and you have captured that well. Good work.
Stepan (27210) 2006-09-09 5:24
An good pov to have this interesting view on the city. The moment was a perfect one, to have a great light, enhanced by the clouds... Well done.
sergio1 (12152) 2006-09-11 17:37
Nice shot to rotterdam at night. Excellent lights and great atmosphere. I like the panoramic shot and depth
Angelillo (9374) 2006-09-16 3:06
I saw the nightshots shots of Rinie, but not yours, that are too amazing. The major would appoint you two ambassadors of the city, ;-). Serioulsy, it's a shot I like a lot, because the clouds, aligned like for a parade,, because the depth given by the almost infinite lights disappearing in the horizon, and because the perfect timing that show very well the homelights, but two the buildings not yet lighter. Great capture, Thanks.
jrj (34843) 2006-09-25 8:55
Well made night shot of your city. I like the large inclusion of the clouded sky, just in the right bluish setting. Good details and.. I can this time see no bridges...
premels (2400) 2006-10-01 10:45
Hi Bert, I came to this view thru the link on Rinie's view. You two made very different pictures. Your's is quieter and warmer maybe less spectacular but inviting nonetheless. We had great clouds in August :)
Yffic (6106) 2006-10-03 2:30
A superb blue hour shot.
You have succeed very well to keep luminosity in the right part of the sky.
Very nice colors.
andeweg (139) 2006-10-16 7:52
Ik vind je Rotterdam sessie erg mooi. Prachtige wolkenformatie ook op deze foto.
Wat betreft deze foto, ik vind hem persoonlijk een beetje aan de donkere kant. Had een iets langere sluitertijd misschien een beter resultaat opgeleverd?
Maar in elk geval, het blijft een prachtige foto.
abulafia (4900) 2007-03-02 17:07
Impressive harbor view Bert!
I like the light in the shot, taken in the blue hour and nicely exposed.
The clouds are pretty good as well.
- Copyright: Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) (13362)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-28
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 17-85 4-5.6 IS USM, SanDisk UltraII 1 GB, UV filter 67 mm
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/2 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Night hunting in Rotterdam, Urban Low Light [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-03 17:24