This was my second posted night shot from Bergen and was shot during a walk with my father. As some of you may have seen, he has posted some from the same walk. There was for once nice weather these days, so we took the chance and got two days of blue hour-shots of Bryggen. We chose to use one day on each side of Vågen (The bay seen in front). This was taken during the second day, at the other side of Vågen. I tried with several exposures and found the right one at last. This was not my first shot from this POV and with these buildings filling the picture. The other one is posted at TE, but was shot just before sunset.
Just a thought that came to my mind right now. Only three cities on about the size of Bergen are located further north. Anchorage, Arkhangelsk and Murmansk. Of these, only Arkhangelsk has a larger metropolitan population than Bergen. But, the two Russian cities are declining while Bergen and Anchorage are both growing rapidly. So kind of legitimate to say that Bergen is one of the northernmost large cities in the world Just a thought that came to my mind, because I think this image shows some of the northerly charm that you don't find much further south.
This is my first ever re-post here on TE. The reason for making this re-post is that I wasn't very satisfied with the post-processing I did back when I uploaded the original if any at all. I first discovered this when stalking my own photo with a google image search. Several other sites used the image (be careful with your own...) and some of them had did some post-processing for the better. They did not have the original file though, so it was not of the highest resolution. But they inspired me to see what I could do with it, and this is what I came up with after slightly straighten it, sharpen a little and making it a bit brighter.
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Noel_Byrne (30980) 2012-10-10 8:30
This makes a beautiful image. The architecture and the angle you have cpatured it at is beautiful, with great depth affored by the corner of the building on far left. The road leading up into the hills beyond enhances this even more. Looks like a wonderful city, thanks for sharing
serp2000 (44013) 2012-10-10 8:43
Just a some Christmas colors. Attractive pictureque composition. Well seen. Good presentation of Bergen.
Best wishes from Russia!
emilbo (22616) 2012-10-10 8:43
Un magnifique photo en soirée et trčs intéressant de voir toutes ces maisons au bord de l'eau, collées les unes aux autres, et surtout les toits. Bel arričre-plan avec les habitations ā travers une belle verdure. Les reflets sur le plan d'eau est superbe. Pour une photo de soir, j'aurais aimé la voir un peu plus foncée et j'ai préparé un WS, C'est une opinion et įa n'enlčve rien ā ;a beauté de la photo.
Toutes mes félicitations,
ikeharel (70607) 2012-10-10 9:45
Good evening Erling,
A fabulous night scenery on Bergen waterfront and houses uphill's.
15 sec. exp. allow to see details in great clarity, and light reflects on water's.
Beautiful and pleasent to look at.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-10-10 10:44
Ola Fredrik ,
Beleza os detalhes das casas e dos reflexos na agua , lindo as luzes douradas no meio da floresta , bom uso dos 15 segundos , parabéns!!
Um abraįo Gonįalo
rychem (35247) 2012-10-10 11:05
This is a fairy tale, beautiful night shot, excellent colors and lights, well done
saxo042 (37870) 2012-10-10 12:06
Ett sådant här motiv kan man nog fotografera hur många gånger som helst och komma fram till nya resultat varje gång. Detta är också en mycket bra version från denna synnerligen intressanta och innehållsrika stad.
Gigidusud (20825) 2012-10-10 14:19
Beautiful night shot on the city.Splendid architecture and nice reflections on the water.I like it!
Thanks for sharing,
holmertz (51940) 2012-10-11 4:36
In Bergen the Bryggen is a unique feature that is able to please photographers at any time of the day and standing at any POV. It's a marvellous line of buildings. In this photo it is also nteresting to see the other buildings climbing the hillside. The lights of course give this area a very special atmosphere. Regarding the difference between this version and the original I guess it's a matter of personal taste, as is shown in the ws by Emilius, which brings the picture back to very close to the original.
Hälsningar från Stockholm,
jhm (152164) 2012-10-11 4:53
Beautiful night shot on the city.
Splendid architecture and nice reflections on the water
Perfect perspective and depth picture.
Excellent panoramic view about these area.
Nice composition, good captured. TFS.
Have a nice day,
ktanska (27508) 2012-10-14 10:13
Lovely harbour view against steeply rising forest background. It must be hard to get balance between dark trees and street illumination. On this case it lead to some overexposure on those light but never mind.
I was about to visit Bergen in the end of August. Found a good flight deal, but unfortunately found out that all hotels were fully booked that time.
- Copyright: Fredrik Henriksen (Bergenphotos) (2906)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-09-05
- Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS300D, Canon 55-250mm EF-S 1:4-5,6 IS
- Exposure: f/11, 15 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): 15 seconds [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-10 8:14
- Favorites: 2 [view]