Here is a photo of Bergen, which I took last march, when it actually still was winter in Bergen (the second biggest city of Norway).
We found this pond when we were looking for the bus to our hostel. There were some beautiful, colourful refelctions in this pond. I took a whole series here, but they almost all failed.
The light conditions were very difficult. On this photo you only see the foot of the mountain, and this is the only one that didn't fail.
I also tried a lot photo whith the whole moutain, but the all were overexposed by the top and too dark by the bottom, so only this which I took a bit closer came out quite okay (after somw quite heavy postprocessing).
I decreased the light and increased the contrasts, the yellow tones and the saturation all quite a lot. The photo is also rotated. I will post the orginal in a ws to show you the difference.
The orginal can be seen here.
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devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-07-17 8:17
une véritable symphonie de couleurs ici. Image étonnante où les plans sont ramassés comme si plusieurs images étaient superposeés.
Le site est splendide.
ninadev (5377) 2005-07-17 8:18
Good job Stef, the place is really worth the effort, beautiful colors and architecture.
sayzey (2358) 2005-07-17 8:32
Very nice photo Stef, as you possibly know I am a big fan of reflections in water photos and this is no exception. It looks like the lighting was quite dull so you have done well to salvage something from a trip yo say was plagued by failed photos. I hate it when you take lots of photos on a trip and are particularly pleased by what you see on the LCD screen, but when you get them on the computer they are all blurry or just wrong!
Good job on getting these colours out! And also that looks like a HUGE pond!!
leonorkuhn (16235) 2005-07-17 8:35
Wonderful colours of Bergen. I like the reflex in the fiord. Good sharp and lightness.
If you want to see my photo, the adress is http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Norway/photo174266.htm
danby1 (3697) 2005-07-17 8:36
good shot stef, very good composition and good reflections the colours are very nice! good shot well done stef :)
marrty (235) 2005-07-17 8:39
mooi plaatje stef, zeker met die reflecties in het water , en die gekleurde huisjes maken het helemaal af, het moet mooi zijn daar te wonen.
cessy (13647) 2005-07-17 8:47
wow, lovely colorful city
very nice capture, composition and I like the reflection
LegaL (846) 2005-07-17 8:54
Hi Stef, waht a wonderful reflection and place. if you can crop alittle bit upper side, your shot will be better.
huynt (5079) 2005-07-17 9:03
This is really a very nice shot. I love the color and reflection of this asmosphere. well POV. Thanks for sharing. HUY
letuananh (2543) 2005-07-17 9:03
Reflection very nice, point of view and compo very well.
cmarino (2490) 2005-07-17 9:07
Hello Stef !
Good one. Colorful without the extreme saturation we often see in pics of this kind. The soft tones is a high point in this shot. Combined with the reflection, the image of the buildings on the hill form an attractive composition that depicts very well the norwegian architecture style.
Very well done ! Congratulations.
rajhema (1873) 2005-07-17 9:26
Very nice picture stef. Everytime I see a picture from Norway or Sweden I want to visit that place. The picture reveals the homely atmosphere of the city. Few people walking on the streets with less cars parked along the curb. there is bus on the far right. It all reveals the leisure of the city. The architecture of the houses are quite detail. I love this picture.
Timmok (802) 2005-07-17 9:31
Nice picture. The reflects are very colourfull. They add a lot to the picture, as the buildings are likely not to be considered jewels of the Norwegian architecture ;o)
MarekP (4750) 2005-07-17 11:46
Very nice photo full of colours and interesting details. You did a good work in PP by increasing contrast. Framing seems to be rather incidental, but it doesn't mind at all, because it leaves space for imagination -- we can guess what's on the left and right behind the photo's borders. Well done.
erdna (5711) 2005-07-17 12:30
Despite the lack of sun this photo still came out nice. The photo is clear, well defined with good POV. Some of the buildings are 3 stories high, are those apartments?
I just got back after a 5 day drive to Shasta County in Northern California. I saw the only work of Santiago Calatrava in California, the Sundial Bridge. I will be posting it in a couple of days.
weswang (18223) 2005-07-17 14:47
Hi Stef, A nice shot of the house building along the hill. The reflections on the water is beautifully captured. A nice shot with sharpness, clarity and depth. Well done.
danyy (0) 2005-07-17 14:47
un bel amalgame de couleurs tendres que tu as bien réchaufées par PP.
ce qui donne cette excellente photo d'un joli peii coin norvégien.
Ils ont l'air soucieux de l'esthétique là-bas.
Bien vu et capturé.
Tue (32508) 2005-07-17 17:42
Ah, weer even terug naar Noorwegen. :-)
Mooi kleurrijk plaatje en vooral die reflecties doen het dan ook goed. Mooi gedaan!
jjbach (9324) 2005-07-17 18:26
I love the colours and the reflections of your shot. It's a wonderful composition giving a typical Norwegian cityscape. Very fine work!
singuanti (15250) 2005-07-17 18:52
Hi Stef, outstanding shot! Your post-processing couldn’t have been any better. I could stare at those warm reflections all day. And the way you've captured the hill is also excellent adding some vertical depth to the shot. Very nice one Stef.
oochappan (16355) 2005-07-17 20:43
Da's leuk al die gekleurde huisjes tegen de helling op en de korrel ontstaan uit het upgraden van de kleuren past hier prachtig dromerig als uit een sprookjesboek, die reflectie is mooi meegenomen.
Een plezier om naar te kijken en uitstekend verwerkt.
Luan (12971) 2005-07-18 3:49
the PP gives a lovely touch to your picture, there are so much colors here and the water reflection is really nice.
elihesamian (26149) 2005-07-18 4:18
Without the sky,full of details which managed with a nice colors here,lovely scene,great TE shot,very well composed and I like it very much,Stef!
nicely done,beautiful reflection,too.
jrj (34843) 2005-07-18 6:22
Very good example Stef for illustrating what a difference some well made postprocessing do to a shot.
The final result vary attractive in the light and presented colours. Fine reflective effect from the little lake. Good presentation of this part of Bergen.
lukie (0) 2005-07-18 9:57
Ondanks de minder gunstige weersomstandigheden toch nog een geslaagde foto, Steft. Diverse kleuren door elkaar die de foto onmiddellijk doen opvallen... en je ziet het aan de punten...
davido (1982) 2005-07-18 12:29
Nice pp on your original to emphasize the beautiful colours.
Light is intense. Composition is ok.
I like the reflections.
john_c (24666) 2005-07-18 21:47
What a magnificent scene! The colour and reflections are outstanding and I like the large format. The details of the buildings are rendered with outstanding clarity, and the ambience is one of lightheartedness in this delightful spot. Well captured.
supereira (9576) 2005-07-19 5:07
I like the composition and Dof.Great reflections in the water.Very good colors and contrasts.I like the light and sharpness.I like it.Well done!
waggs (609) 2005-07-19 18:13
Hi stef, it's a bit grainy. But I understand your problems with the light, it happends here too!! Nice colours, really like the still water.
and I like your POV.
joaoferreira (0) 2005-07-20 7:33
Nice composition. I liked the colored houses and their reflexes on the water. Regards!
drymd29 (448) 2005-07-22 13:46
Schitterend gemaakt; als ik door jouw gallery wandel zie ik trouwens heel veel moois. Zou je Nederland ook zo mooi kunnen weergeven?
Prachtig werk; erg inspirerend.
Didi (60358) 2005-07-24 11:50
C'est une composition très intéressante avec cette architecture de type Nordique.
Les couleurs sont parfaitement saturées.
Je ne vois pas vos paramètres de prise-de-vue, il me semble que l'image nécessite un petit supplément de sharpeness qui est possible de faire avec l'utilisation du filtre USM d'Adobe Photoshop.
It is a very interesting composition with this architecture of the Scandinavian type. The colors are saturated perfectly.
I do not see your Speed/diaphragm parameters, it seems to me that the image requires a small supplement of sharpeness which is possible to make with a light use of USM filter of Adobe Photoshop.
donluicu (24724) 2005-07-25 11:49
this a very colored patchwork f little houses.
it's very nice.
But i see a little grain, or may be a lack of sharpness in the background, what is it from?
mumek (20202) 2005-07-31 16:37
Good afternoon Stef!
Very lovely, colorful "wall" of the houses in the background. Fantastic reflections in the watre. Super composition
keribar (43841) 2005-08-01 13:37
This kind of picture make me think about what good taste is. There's absolutely nothing which comes to spoil the houses which have almost the same styile in different colors: Pure beauty for me. Beautiful is the landscape and so is the picture you took. Izzet
BeO (30) 2005-10-02 9:27
Hi! Very nice composition! Typical winter weather in the north nowadays.. :( But still you managed to give it some light..
DarkoG (8) 2006-07-06 9:08
Very nice and colourfull
anney (144) 2006-09-26 2:48
Your PP work is admirable. It was a nice photo to start with, but you've brought it to something very eyecatching. I agree with the comments about a "patchwork" colorful "wall of houses"! I like the bright Norweigian buildings, something cheery in the midst of their long winters. I might've cropped the red ball on the water?
picus (914) 2009-11-27 11:56
Junge Junge, das ist ein tolles Foto, allein die kräftigen Farben! Ich schreibe dies absichtlich in deutsch da ich eben gelesen habe dass Du diese Sprache studierst. Glückwunsch und viel Erflg, vor allen Dingen hier mit deinen hervorrragenden Bildern !