With all my new experiences of how TE works and what it can offer, I thought it right to revisit some of my old posts, and add a little more information.
This is a cross and statue at the top of a hill overlooking Przemysl in Eastern Poland. Przemyśl is one of a select group of the oldest and the most beautiful Polish towns.
The hill, Tartars Hill, is reputed to be a barrow, a final resting place of one, or several, Tartar Knights.
It also has various historic military earthworks which were incorporated into the famed ring of forts, which gave this town strategic importance for many years. Started by the Austrians, who then controlled the region, in late 1800s, it was variously used and abandoned until the WW1, when it was used again in defence of the town. It was put into service once more, when parts of the ring were used in the creation of the Molotov Line.
In the two workshop views I have added to this post, you can see another picture of the cross, showing the scale of it, and another looking across the valley at this hill, with various landmarks pointed out.
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batalay (40521) 2011-02-12 16:35
It's an effective composition with the juxtaposition of the cross and a shadow not belonging to the cross. The note is particularly informative, and puts the scene into historical perspective.
annjackman (21903) 2011-02-12 23:42
This is an excellent POV and long vertical format. The shapes and colour give a minimalistic but strong image. Very good note and workshop.
unsalan (149) 2011-02-13 1:40
I like the way you compose the photo. Also the timing is quite good, which creates pleasing colors.
Thank you for sharing,
timecapturer (49288) 2011-02-13 5:16
clever POV and composition. Love the glow that emanates from the bottom of the image, it brings out the beauty of the sky colours. Well seen and taken.
sacimar (28951) 2011-02-13 5:29
great composition, the evening light and the perspective are excellent, well done,
eldancer1 (36343) 2011-02-13 9:21
Simple but very effective and moving composition. I like your pov very much and it has a good dof with sharp details. Very nice colors. Well done, tfs.
bema (26425) 2011-02-14 7:45
back again in book-marking.. a clever pov and the right format to show us this fine motive in a great way..
thanks for sharing, see you around, Bernd
hispic (9652) 2011-02-14 18:59
Beautiful indeed! balance of the composition is superb. nice choice of the exposure to create silhouette and glowing.
Have a nice day, Hisashi
J_Burke (1285) 2011-02-15 6:57
Excellent vertical composition here, your angle is just right. Great colour tones through the image in such good light aswell.I think you arrived just in the nick of time. Thanks for sharing.
kiasari (62) 2011-02-24 10:54
You chose a good POV and framing to take this shot. I really like the colors of the photo. Well done!
Waylim (25436) 2011-02-24 18:29
This one popped out so much in your gallery I just had to open it and take a closer look. Compsitionally very strong visual with effective use of both positive and negative space, all element is place pefectly for a ultermate composition. The extra tall vertical format allow you to eccentuate the height of the cross, the statue in silhoutte seem to set back a little allowing the cross to pop out even more and give it that 3d quality. Only one minor picking I do it the noise level is a tiny bit on the high, but not enough to be problematic. Good work and congrates, this deserved much more attention.
kiks (12759) 2011-03-21 9:04
REaly intersting perspective you create with this composition. I also love the pastel colors.
Schnappilic (9692) 2011-03-22 13:01
Superb composition and fantastic light. It is a special work. Congratulations!
fritzi007 (12518) 2011-03-26 7:37
Eine super Perspektive, gratuliere!
emka (107713) 2011-05-10 22:07
What a surprise!! I go to Przemysl next week and look at the photos on TE - and what I see: your photo, amazing. Very creative composition made in the beautiful light. original idea well executed.
gus72 (3719) 2011-07-02 2:19
Hi Martin !!
I am yet to look at all your photos..... this one " struck a cord " as soon as I saw it.
It is really oustanding.
Great composition, colours and control of the light.
I wish I could give you more than 2 points.
delpeoples (59844) 2011-07-04 23:09
ooh lovely pinkish and orange tones, the perspective is wonderful and I like how you have juxtaposed the 2 elements in the way you have. Not usually a fan of th bookmark cut, but it works well here.
Regards to you and Cutie Corps
ravinmb (1303) 2011-08-09 7:49
A very well captured, excellent composition, good angle and very nice colours..
Total Composition = Excellent
Congratulation and have wonderful days ahead.
- Copyright: Martin Richter (MJR) (3360)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-18
- Categories: Ceremony, Architecture
- Camera: Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-12 14:05