To people in Poland, I'm sure this is a scene that they may have captured themselves many times or at least seen photos of it many times. From a tourist standpoint like myself, i couldn't resist getting a photo of these classic Old Town walls, colors, and textures.
As you walk the meandering streets of Old Town, there are numerous photo opportunities such as this one. I could easily spend then next month posting similar photos on TE from this area but I wouldn't want to bore you :)
In the mean time I hope you enjoy this one.
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Kamilutka (3207) 2013-02-07 9:28
nicelu captured and with great colors. I like the POV and the whole tight frame - the composition is excellent with an extra depth created by the archades. Lovely light and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
dta (51334) 2013-02-07 9:37
Hello Craig ,
Thsese two picturesque houses with contrasted colors , and the perspective through the arches : this is a superb subject . I like how you've captured it , the choic of the framing is an important element here .
Well done .
jcpix (3235) 2013-02-07 10:25
Took a quick break at work, checking the main gallery tab and this one instantly caught my eye...awesome! The colors, the textures, the wide composition,it's fantastic. More than anything, I love the old town sections of just about any city. There's so much character and wonderful, real life action and charm which you've captured magnificently. Thanks for sharing this one, and don't hesitate to post the many others you've taken.
Romano46 (4806) 2013-02-07 10:28
bella composizione sia per contenuti che per colore.
Hai colto un angolo caratteristico di Warsavia e ne hai tratto una bella foto. Bello il punto di ripresa con la successione di archi. Mi piace anche la vernice scrostata che aumenta il senso di antico, in forte contrasto con le finmestre che sembrano pitturate di fresco.
Complimenti per questo tuo scatto.
Ciao e buona serata
krzychu30 (8817) 2013-02-07 10:59
so you´ve found also this one:)I´m glad,because the street is really picturesque,isn´t it?Not so long,narrow,but very colorful and differing from other streets in Old town.I like the way you composed and framed the scene.The juxtaposition of two different coloured houses is eye-catching.
Royaldevon (17787) 2013-02-07 11:53
The two houses are very attractive, full of fine details. I also love that archway with its buttresses. The alleyway seems to go on and on, with a fine central line.
For me, though, I really would love to see more down that interesting alley. The arch is calling, with its wonderful beckoning shapes.
I have done a little w/s.
I hope you are not offended by me altering your shot. I don't often do w/s as I am very aware that they are the property of the photographer.
My warm regards,
carlo62 (12518) 2013-02-07 12:53
molto belli i colori dei palazzi e bello il gioco di archi.
Un angolo molto originale.
saxo042 (31794) 2013-02-07 15:09
The most obvious part of this picture would be the combination of the colours. I think Bev has a point here, by cropping the picture and bring these colours closer together. This is still a very interesting view and attractive buildings.
ACL1978 (5755) 2013-02-07 16:10
Hi Craig - I think this is your first shot from Warsaw, right? Starting out with a really colorful detail here. Warsaw doesn't often get mentioned as a must-see Old Town by European standards, but this shows it has some chops in that department. I like the residential arches over the cobblestone streets and the odd rocks in plaster on the supports there - any sense of their purpose? A shame there's the out of place tin pipe there, but it divides the photo nicely providing a border between orange and blue. Thanks!
Sonata11 (28273) 2013-02-07 19:33
very nice picture of this old architecture wonderfully executed which thios corner has a special mood. I really like it. Tfs. I think I will not post any more picture in te, because they removed my fourth pic in the row. The reason is:
-Unacceptable Note. I'm getting tired of it.
Akll the best and have a great day,
jjcordier (62280) 2013-02-07 22:22
Tous les photographes craquent devant ces façades colorées! Ton cadrage est très intéressant et donne une belle vision de cette rue. Faut-il ou non redresser les verticales....je ne sais pas trop, le débat est ouvert!
marina7 (5814) 2013-02-08 1:31
I do enjoy this. The colors and textures look fab against each other. And they look so perfect and bright that it gives the impression that it's a fresh painting styled this way.
One more great architecural shot of yours.
Hansaphotos (5417) 2013-02-08 1:51
A delightful architctural scene here. The thight framing suits the scene well. Stunning colours and textures. Just wonderful. Very nice work:) TFS. Have a nice weekend.
Best regards, Erling
timecapturer (30256) 2013-02-08 2:39
wonderfully graphic and perfectly composed view of these old walls. I love the textures and colours here plus the shapes and elements all work so beautifully. Enticing and executed superbly. Like it - big time!
Have a great weekend - Brian.
snunney (67254) 2013-02-08 4:23
HDR to the fore here I think and very good use you have made of it. The shot is well composed making good use of the pair of arches to give the image depth. Superb saturated colours and excellent rendering of the textures in the old walls.
annjackman (13183) 2013-02-08 4:30
I like the close framing of this street scene. There is a variety of lovely, earthy colours. The weathered facades are very attractive and I can see why you enjoyed photographing them. A super shot.
Kind Regards, Ann
serp2000 (29158) 2013-02-08 4:37
good example of minimalism. It reminds me my night photo from Copenhagen. Original POV, good DoF. Thanks for memories of Warszawa.
lousat (57594) 2013-02-08 5:22
Hi Craig,absolute lovely this corner of old Warszaw,an half and half composition whit beautiful pastel colors and soft details of the tipical HDR postprocession,very well done...a usual!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
mesutilgim (67914) 2013-02-08 11:04
Nice capture of this beautiful old streets of Warsaw.
Very good layout and nice warm colors; interesting details.
TFS and have a nice weekend
fabbs99 (5370) 2013-02-08 12:03
Great selection of walls to get this special combination of colors.Just love the symmetry in the shot.TFS.
yquem46 (32229) 2013-02-08 12:18
Nice color blend between the 2 different walls, in perpendicular association
But are my eyes tired tonight, the brown wall does not look as sharp at it could !?
Have a nice WE, best regards
npecanhuk (53881) 2013-02-08 15:18
Very interesting and attractive colorful architectureal details!
Unusual pov and composition pleased me a lot!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format and slim black borders are excellent!
TFS - congrats,
delpeoples (44904) 2013-02-08 21:57
One thing I found when travelling to the cities of France and Italy was that there was an old part of the town and a new part. I loved the old parts, which had lots in common with this photo of yours, and spent most of my time wondering around them. They have such a wonderful sense of character and history, just as your photo here does. So it would be impossible to bore me, no matter how many photos like this you posted. I detect a heavier than usual hand in the HDR here, one that's probably warranted given the uneven sources of light and shade here. It also brings out the wonderful textures and architectural details. So nic work.
PS: I'm really enjoying the running discussion on the guns issue with Andrew - and I wholeheartedly agree with you. Love ya work!
bukitgolfb301 (30053) 2013-02-08 23:22
Hi dear Craig
Sorry for my late reaction to you.
Wonderful colors and framewrok you create, Craig!
The last Warsawa meeting's output has no end. Deep exposure clariffies from top to end.
Thanks a lot and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
papagolf21 (76495) 2013-02-09 0:13
Bonjour, cher Graig,
Cette suite de passages sous couvert est joliment présentée.
Ah ! si les pierres pouvaient parler !
Les contreforts au pied du passage dénotent une poussée particulière.
J'aime beaucoup ce voyage dans le passé.
jhm (122366) 2013-02-09 0:55
Warsaw one of the cities that most has suffered during WAR II.
First the Germans, second the Russian army.
You found one of the most old places of Warsaw with the wall in different colors.
Excellent perspective and depth image with both arches in depth.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
karacabeylis (1281) 2013-02-09 5:22
a very nice work bringing a well contrast and framing in together in a great harmony.
dkmurphys (36737) 2013-02-09 5:56
A real delight to see walls and narrow streets like this. Wonderful textures and shapes, well taken. The charm of Europe cities is unique.
Enjoy the weekend.
JFS (32077) 2013-02-09 10:07
AMAZING close up of this amazing and colored architecture, i like your composition very much. Another great shot:)))
gus72 (2508) 2013-02-09 16:49
Hi Craig !!
I saw this photo during the week and today I came back looking for it as I find it very special..... we in the West do not get to see sights like this.......... so you are welcome to show some more.
Love the contrasting colours, textures and the supports to the lateral walls.Of course the narrow lane takes your eyes for another feast in the background.
have a nice Sunday
Silvio1953 (98051) 2013-02-10 4:54
Ciao Craig, lovely corner of beautiful city, lovely composition with beautiful arches, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful pastel colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-02-10 13:53
I've also some similar pictures of these streets with arches in Warsaw.
On this photo I really admire the different vivid colours and the textures of the walls.
Best regards, Paul
emka (58078) 2013-02-10 18:08
Hi, this is also my favourite place in Old Town. Nicely composed photo, the colours and texture of the walls are beautifully shown. Very attractive photo from Warsaw.
ricochet (9692) 2013-02-11 5:49
Very nice street picture from this old toxn in Poland, excelent framing and i like very much the play of colors!
Robert1969 (6224) 2013-02-13 0:45
A picture with a lots of depth and the old
builings and there arches/doorways creates
a nice atmosphere. Light managament and
composition are excellent.
Angshu (51174) 2013-02-13 20:55
A good take which uses the 'power' of the wide lens well. I don't think I could even think about this composition with the lens I have...not that I could have thought about this way of composing...The more I look at this picture the more I am intrigues..so simple yet so elegant! The colour combination is excellent..pastel yellow & blue while the windows above the arched passage is equally interesting
kiks (11371) 2013-02-22 7:01
Hello Carig, i think what i like the most about this tight composition are the contrasting colors and textures and the intersting architectural lines. Lovely done.
Bournazel (6072) 2013-03-06 2:34
Very nice shot Craig, interesting colors harmony and architecture.
I hope discovering Warsaw soon
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (39207)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-24
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/10.0
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-07 9:07