I'm fully aware that this is a total postcard photo, and some people are not big fans of such photography, but I just can't help it.
This was one of my favorite places in Poland, I truly loved it here. This is the area where I met Malgo, Serghei and his Wife.
I stayed at the "Castle Inn", the building pictured here on the far right of the frame for 4 nights. I highly recommend it to anyone planning a trip to Warsaw, the location is A+.
As always, I'm up out of bed super early to catch the morning light and to feel the atmosphere of empty city life...i love that :)
Here, there are few people walking about, going to work early in the morning. The photo is captured in HDR.
Hope you like it
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dale54 (4944) 2013-03-07 7:10
craig hello,very nice take,not too crowded with people yet,very beautifull,calm scene. tfs. dr
carlo62 (12666) 2013-03-07 8:01
la piazza ed i palazzi sono belli e l'informazione è interessante, mi piacerebbe visitare la città, magari quando lo faccio, mi ricorderò del tuo consiglio.
Miguel82 (7882) 2013-03-07 8:39
Good pov, colorful façades, excellent sharpness
Have a nice day
JFS (32189) 2013-03-07 8:48
Top quality postcard of Warsaw, in adition to the lovely architecture, the pavement is great too. Perfect light!
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-03-07 8:57
The diversity of colourful facades makes this part of the old town looking so beautiful!
It's like a dream to be able to stay for the night in one of these houses. When I visited Poland in 2008 I also stayed in the Castle Inn. But by coincidence I saw recently that the prices of their rooms have gone up seriously since then.
Best regards, Paul
Nicou (97811) 2013-03-07 9:07
Merveilleuse image et photo quelle vue et cette belle place avec le pavage quelle mise en valeur et profondeur d'image et ces façade des ces splendide maisons super.
Bravo et amitié
cornejo (18130) 2013-03-07 10:45
Hi Craig, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting public space. Nice and interesting picture nicely framed and captured, with very good technique and quality. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good morning and happy weekend.
Best regards from southern Spain.
holmertz (26982) 2013-03-07 11:58
I immediately checked the price for a room at the Castle Inn. A bit on the expensive side (compared to Albania or Bulgaria), but it sounded good. Of course there were very few rooms available at any given moment (including February next year). There is something fishy about internet bookings ;-).
But judging from this picture the location is really attractive. You used the built-in diagonals of the large empty foreground very well and were blessed with a great light.
siudzi (23959) 2013-03-07 13:25
I like postcards! And I really like this one - not because you present my city but due to the beauty of your image. The colorful building and morning atmosphere were presented very well with superb quality and composition . Great work! Thanks for sharing.
jcpix (3331) 2013-03-07 14:57
Nothing wrong with this being a postcard shot, I'd say you've done it proud! I've never understood what some people would have against a "picture postcard." There's nothing that says you can't shoot an often covered subject or choose a composition like this, it doesn't take away from the scenic beauty. When did it become so offense to a photographer for anyone to compliment a picture in that manner? Frankly, I find a lot of those kinds of people to be quite full of themselves.
This is a great shot, I love the bold colors and that early morning light that just seems to give that peaceful sentiment to the setting. It's a very nice panoramic look at the square and architecture of the city. Fine job on the HDR, once again keeping everything realistic...and with no ghosts. :) Have a good evening.
Sonata11 (28391) 2013-03-07 17:28
indeed it is very beautil city. It is even hard to imagine, that last time I did visitted Warsaw in 1971,wow! so many, many years.Next visit to my home town we have to go there. Very beautiful and wonderfully presented this city. I really like HDR photo it is very beautiful. You did fantastic photo job. My compliments. Thank you.
fabbs99 (5533) 2013-03-07 20:44
Fantastic composition of the square with great sharpness and clarity.Exposure and Resolution are excellent to produce such a great shot.Good lighting and DOF with nice details. Well done, TFS.
jjcordier (62394) 2013-03-07 23:19
Moi, j'aime bien les bonnes cartes postales! J'aime beaucoup les couleurs et les décorations de ces façades que l'on retrouve dans d'autres villes polonaises. Jolie présentation de cette belle place....et merci pour l'adresse!
Graal (88982) 2013-03-07 23:27
nice view of old tenement houses in Warsaw. Yes, image good on postcard. Fine quality. Pleasant your remembrance from visit in Poland. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
Nard (6913) 2013-03-08 2:16
May be like a postcard but well done and giving a interresting view of this square. Nice colors of the building standing out the grey pavement.
timecapturer (30394) 2013-03-08 3:51
OK it is postcardy but an excellent one and I like postcards anyway. A great POV with lines that open up the view perfectly and the light is subtle but flattering. Immaculate detail and superbly controlled post processing. Excellent!
Have a great weekend - Regards Brian.
PS Forums still a problem for me, so I will comment on your critic of my old cabin cruiser here. The windows are not frosted but covered with a dusting of snow! I did smile when I read your critique.
This forums business is a pain as I know a few people have posted items/responses to me there, but the last time I ignored my virus checker - I got infected!!
All the best Craig. B.
dkmurphys (36857) 2013-03-08 6:31
A classical POV that illustrate perfectly the mood from the main square. Well taken, have a good weekend.
Royaldevon (17811) 2013-03-08 8:30
One of the best aspects of travelling is to meet different nationalities and experience their way of life through buildings and routines. As an early riser you were obviously able to get a great 'feel' for the location, uncluttered by vehicles or crowds.
You have achieved a really nice, clear atmosphere. There is a very 'spick and span' feeling, a place of which the inhabitants are rightly proud. The houses are cheerful, the square unlittered, floweres adorn the al fresco areas, in fact, the floor tiles look as if they have been polished!
Your pov works well to invite the viewers into these details, which are sharp and engaging.
Have a good w/e,
danos (74064) 2013-03-08 9:10
very nice the view of the place with the old and charateristics houses to make the image so beautiful and unique.I like the excellent colour painting as the clarity and the sharpness of the place.
lousat (57724) 2013-03-08 9:34
Hi Craig,a large place for a great meeting..ehehe..beautiful capture of this corner whit the tipical facades of East Europe painted whit different vivid colors,i like me too this place and your perfect shot.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
krzychu30 (8935) 2013-03-08 11:02
picture,that makes I miss my hometown even more.When I was living in Warsaw I did not visit old town very often(ok.I studied in a school located in the Podwale street just on the left from this place,but somehow I never really dip into the old town itself:(Now I can only blame myself.
And concerning the picture itself-it´s maybe a postcard view,but really successful one.HDR suits excellently this scene(especially the cobblestone look great,but it helps also to present the sky not only as a completely white area).
Silvio1953 (98259) 2013-03-08 12:55
Ciao Craig, great view of beautiful buildings, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful pastel colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
SWEETFREEDOM (18423) 2013-03-08 13:04
where it is difficult not to take a picture of these beautiful houses. very picturesque. great colors.
EstelleJ (921) 2013-03-09 8:24
After seeing your work in HDR I am becoming a big fan of it! Well, admittedly,, I haven't even heard of it before I saw your photos here and read your notes, if you don't count the HDR processing in photo editing programs:)
The well-saturated pleasant colors of these nice buildings really stand out, and again this photo has a feeling of presence there, being so real, and with great depth and clarity.
ChrisJ (86932) 2013-03-09 13:15
I like the different contrasting colors of the buildings facades. The people add life and scale to the city buildings. Good sharpness and saturation. Well composed using the rule of thirds with the grey area nicely positioned on the 1/3 axis. Tfs!
npecanhuk (53919) 2013-03-09 15:08
Beautiful colorful building and inviting open space!!!!
Attractive and pleasant-looking urban & architecture picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, slim black borders, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your sunday,
macondo (17951) 2013-03-10 1:31
Very nice comp. and exposure for this typical eastern European square, with its nicely repainted (since the velvet revolution in 1989-90) buildings. I'll bet they were grimy 30 years ago! The slightly elongated crop works well for the wide-angle shot, and the cobbled surface and row of bollards create space, depth and perspective. There's a reason why some postcards look great, so there's nothing essentially wrong with that type of shot. Looks like a great place to stay, that inn.
mkamionka (24583) 2013-03-13 13:15
best location ever. I would consider this hotel when I ever get to Warsaw again :) And I truly hope to make it to one of the TE-meetings with emka.
I like very much the colorful townhouses, I like the postcard shots as you know however here to make it a perfect postcard I would consider correcting the perspective :)
Great reportage from my home country capital,
Hansaphotos (5449) 2013-03-13 13:20
A lovely early morning shot this. Superb colours and fine architecture. I like how the red line and the artwork on the ground creates a nice framing for this silent moment in the busy city. Very nice work:) TFS. Have a nice evening.
Best regards, Erling
jhm (122490) 2013-03-15 4:14
A lovely summer picture, with a view about the market place.
Also the buildings in background care for wonderful image.
Excellent composition, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Schnappilic (7931) 2013-03-16 6:23
I like your framing with the colorful architecture of Poland and interesting note. TFS!
ACL1978 (5793) 2013-03-17 6:46
Missed this beautiful Warsaw shot the first time around, Craig. The colors on the buildings are wonderful and soft, and in contrast with the shadowed square seem aglow! Nice long view showing us the full plaza as well. Hope to see another one from you soon!
delpeoples (45018) 2013-03-18 4:26
It's weird knowing that you're in Iceland and seeing you post a photo from Poland, ahh the jetset, I dunno! Anyway, a beautiful photo of this characteristic and historic piazza. Is there a slight tilt to this photo, or is it just an incline? I know how anally retentive you are about these things, so guess it must be on an incline.
dta (51510) 2013-03-21 13:51
Hello Craig ,
This is a splendid square , with superb coloured houses . I like the soft light and the interesting cloudy sky .
sacavem (18578) 2013-03-22 9:01
Superb shot with perfect framing and presentation.
An excellent piece of photography of the town square with great clarity and sharpness.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-03-22 11:07
I am originally from Wroclaw, so naturally it was always closer for me to spend my weekends in Krakow or Prague than in Warsaw, but these few visits there left me with very good memories. Your picture is very pretty in terms of composition and colors. Well given sharpness finishes off the photo.
Thanks for sharing
wolf38 (28226) 2013-03-25 5:32
Hi craig. What a beautiful market. The colorful houses enliven the image. Such places show of traditional architecture. But there are impressions from a passing time. Very nice.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (39235)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-25
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/9.0
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-07 6:23