Wroclaw was one of my favorite cities as we traveled through Poland and the Czech Republic.
The city is well known for its architecture, and it was high on my travel list.
Early each morning as we walked into the Old' Town, we walked right past this narrow street, so I have many shots of it :)
On a personal note, this is one of my favorite scenes on the entire trip!!
Hope you like it
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yquem46 (32857) 2013-01-12 10:51
A nice shot of this long perspective of houses with pastel colors
Yet, a human presence, I think would be welcome in the compo
Have a nice WE, best regards
tedesse (22509) 2013-01-12 11:04
Interesting look at the ruined facades of old buildings in Wroclaw!
Nice frame, beautiful colors and good sharpness of the image.
Have a nice weekend
dta (52274) 2013-01-12 11:08
Hello Craig ,
An interesting perspective , and a beautiful graphism . I suppose this is noot the most touristic part of the city : many graffitis on the walls . Without any people , this view creates a kind of feeling od abandon .
Noel_Byrne (8095) 2013-01-12 11:09
I can see why this would be among your favourites, the point of view is perfect and the soft pastell colours are great. The graffiti on the buildings adds a nice human element. Perfect lighting.
All the best
holmertz (27254) 2013-01-12 11:15
I think that if you enjoy rundown streets with graffiti and cracking plaster, you will love Romania :-). This plainer architecture looks more northern than the Central European style of Romania, but the signs of lingering poverty are the same. Nice colours though, with a kind of dirty patina. If you like to explore the backstreets away from the glamourous touristic areas, I think we are of the same mind. I agree with Patrick that some human presence would have been nice.
worldcitizen (4936) 2013-01-12 11:48
Nice row of interesting facades. I like how they are all different colors, and even though they have the same number of windows, the design of each facade is slightly different. I also like some subtle graffiti to add urban grit to a scene. :-) It reminds me of some areas of Greenwich Village.
Sonata11 (28776) 2013-01-12 13:22
you capture this narrow street wonderfully but frankly I don't like any graffiti on walls, but we can't avoided. Beside that, I like your execution, your photo work. Colors, sharpness, clarity, lighting, POV and DOF are an excellent. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a nice WE,
dale54 (5012) 2013-01-12 13:24
craig hello,yes,i love it,very nice detail,and so clear,very good take my friend! dr
JFS (32429) 2013-01-12 22:26
Great display of old façades that even they are dirty, they look fine. I like your POV very much.
Have a good Sunday;)
jjcordier (63092) 2013-01-12 22:41
J'ai aussi beaucoup aimé cette ville, mais il y a encore beaucoup de travail de rénovation à faire dans certains quartiers comme celui-ci, même si la situation a bien changé depuis mon passage en 2008. Joli cadrage de ces façades.
emka (59040) 2013-01-12 23:49
Hi craig, How I hate these vandals that write on the walls. otherwise nice street, so peaceful in the morning. It looks a bit abandoned. No HDR this time?? I am already thinking about my short Prague trip, I found funny places to visit, I wonder if you were there.
have a nice day. Today we have snow and sun, great!
mumek (20192) 2013-01-13 9:12
Nice capture of the houses from Wroclaw. But graffiti on the walls is terrible. Graffiti is a wilful act of vandalism that involves writing, drawing or symbols applied to any surface without the consent of property owners. The persons -vandals, deserve to be put away for a length of time so that our cities may remain clean and beautiful. Thanks for sharing
npecanhuk (54231) 2013-01-13 10:01
Beautiful façades although they look a bit decaying!
I'd like to see some people there too, but I enjoy looking at it the way it is, be sure of that too!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, slim black borders, chosen pov and composition are excellent photo qualities that truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
delpeoples (45735) 2013-01-13 13:00
Love love love this photo. The tight framing is sensational, not letting any sky in adds to the graphism but also gives that sense of being closed in, in an urban jungle. The colours and textures are wonderful, not to mention the perspective as the houses disappear out of sight on the right. And the grafitti, although sad and ugly, really works on your brilliant photo. Definitely one of my favourites in your Wroclaw series. Man. if you like this kind of photo, kinda grungy, you're gonna love Naples when you see it. Just don't get mugged when you do ;)
thebest (3370) 2013-01-13 18:56
'' GRAFFITI STREET '' Oh boy the young em's have some fun with their cans of paint don't they....But what a pity they did all this in such a lovely interesting street of colourful facades.
Excellent POV light management & clarity Craig & despite the graffiti it is a very good image of the local architecture.
ChrisJ (87654) 2013-01-13 20:17
It's a pity about the tagging & graffiti, but this image is still a well recorded shot nonetheless, with good sharpness and natural looking pastel colors. I like the perspective lines converging from left to right. Tfs!
dkmurphys (37439) 2013-01-14 0:56
I like those old textures and desaturated colors. It's a real delight to walk around there. Good catch!
marabu61 (4182) 2013-01-14 7:15
This scene has something derelict and sad to it. Lovely old houses that are in a pretty bad state and those ugly grafiti and tags all over it. So sad.
I hope the rest of the city, as you describe it in your note, is in a better state.
have a good day
tyro (13595) 2013-01-14 12:02
I love this picture!
The soft light is just sublime and the composition is perfect. Gorgeous colours, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness.
But what really appeals to me about this street is the fact that there are some lovely colours and textures in those walls and the doors and window frames as well as some interesting graffiti scattered about - but the street is immaculately clean! Any street in Britain with old faded paintwork and graffiti like this would have been quite different - windows and doors would be smashed and the street and pavement (sidewalk) would have been strewn with discarded beer cans, broken glass, cigarette packets and all sorts of garbage.
This looks like the sort of street in which I would feel safe: many old streets like this here you would not wish to venture into alone at night. And, reading Lisa's critique, I guess Naples must be more like Britain than Poland!
mesutilgim (68648) 2013-01-14 12:39
Nice capture of this old fassades in Wroclaw with many graffitis.
Nice pastel colors and good layout.
TFS and best regards
brianmcc (5536) 2013-01-14 14:04
at first glance this seems a fairly 'dull' scene. however you have composed this image with care and produced a great picture. the brown door in the foreground acts as a starting point for the viewer who then follows the curved footpath towards the end of the street passing the various doors and windows on the way. the colours are beautifully subtle and complimentary. i also love the sense of balance, detail and depth to the picture.
have a lovely evening,
nikkitta (6152) 2013-01-14 18:04
The kind of place I like to be and to take photos, old houses with soft colors with some graffiti
Like the way you present it, not a person? seems a gosh street.. or was early?
Waiting for more , congrats
willperrett (3061) 2013-01-16 1:49
Yes I do like it: the perspective, the muted colours, the graffiti all work very well. I also agree with Patrick about the lack of people. Perhaps it's time for a little confessional. My last posting, which you kindly critiqued, featured a small street in Otranto, with a girl walking down it. Trouble is, she wasn't there. I copy/pasted her from another image to create the human interest. OK it's a cheat, but at least it improves the work, while so much Photoshop manipulation seen on this site seems to me to do the opposite!
mkamionka (24808) 2013-01-25 12:57
you don't show my country in the best light here but I have to admit I like to photograph such places as well, especially because I believe they may be soon gone forever :) Well spotted here accumulation of so many tenement houses with similar "decoration". Great geometry.
Very well done,
Have a great weekend,
chappers10 (0) 2013-03-01 9:09
Great shot, much of Wroclaw is like this, yet these facades hide beautiful appartments inside.I always wonder who is responsible for the buildings exteriors.
There is a lot of pollution in the big Polish cities,you can see it in this shot.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (40028)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-01
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-12 10:36