Torun - is an ancient city in northern Poland, on the Vistula River. Its population is 205,934 as of June 2009. Toruń is one of the oldest cities in Poland. The medieval old town of Toruń is the birthplace of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.
Originally called the Transit gate or the Ferry gate. It owes its name to the crossing on the Vistula River by which it was situated. The current name comes after the permanent bridge built in the years 1497-1500 by Piotr Postill from Budziszyn. For a long time, the bridge in Toruń remained a second bridge on the Vistula River, after the bridge in Kraków. The gate was built in 1432 by Hans Gotland (the builder of the tower by the old town church). It is unique among towers, as it has a battlement and rounded shape for protection from artillery fire. Apart from defensive functions, it was used mainly for transport and control purposes. Metal plates which mark the highest level of water in the Vistula River from the XVI to the XIX century are still mounted on the gate.
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saxo042 (31802) 2012-10-24 1:07
A pefect mangement of the light situation here, with the illuminated buildings clear against the black sky. Very beautiful architecture and note.
snunney (67430) 2012-10-24 1:12
A splendid viewpoint on this massive gateway that invites us to step through and explore further. The row of street lights on the right helps to give the composition great depth. Well exposed and with pleasant warm tones. Very good sharpness.
lousat (57724) 2012-10-24 1:35
New page in your pics by night and new professional capture,you will be the magician of the night pics..ehehe..great exposure to take the lines made by the car lights and very bright details and colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jhm (122490) 2012-10-24 3:48
Splendid done with the 5 second exposure time.
We see nice, the red lights of the car in a long line on the way.
Wonderful contrast image and pleasant contrast between the nice enlightenment facade and the dark black sky.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Great composition, wonderful presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
tedesse (22134) 2012-10-24 4:02
Wspanialy kadr i kompozycja ukazujaca pieknie oswietlona Brame Mostowa. Super kolory i ostrosc. Doskonala notka.
Sonata11 (28391) 2012-10-24 4:32
kolejne piekne zdjecie nocne. Pieknie wykonane. Bardzo ladna kolorystyka, super swiatlo. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
holmertz (26982) 2012-10-24 7:49
The wall, gate and buildings inside would be impressive any time of the day but get a special appearance from the lights in the night. The red lines of passing cars and the street-lamps looking like stars further back provide a fine border to the composition.
adramad (27556) 2012-10-24 11:45
This capture fantastic night, with the beautiful image of this great city gate.
Lovely as highlights the monumental with the black of night and the golden lighting, very good sharpness and great POV.
mesutilgim (68036) 2012-10-25 11:36
Nice nocturnal capture from Torun with perfect pov and very good ligth management.
Nice the starry effect at the streetlamps n right end.
Good and interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
COSTANTINO (42746) 2012-10-26 8:13
excellent capture of all those four photos
golden photos with lightness and beauty
splendid view point in this massive gateway
well exposed with warm pleasant tones
I love the whole inspiration
have a nice weeeknd
mumek (20192) 2012-10-27 12:25
Ja zawsze lubialem robic zdjecia bardzo wczesnym rankiem, gdy ciagle mrok, nie ma ruchu. Zawsze cos wisi tajemniczego w poblizu. Sceneria pekna, dobre swiatlo, kolory o ostre detale architektury. Po ciaglych liniach wnioskuje ze nie bylo tak pozno i samochody byly w ruchu. Interesujaca notatka
mauro61 (52527) 2012-10-27 14:31
una bella serie di immagini in notturna con la luce che regala dei buoni giochi cromatici,
fabbs99 (5533) 2012-10-31 9:22
Impressive view of the gate at night.The use of tripod couple with some nice time management has given us the opportunity to see this lovely shot.Great sharpness and depth of field even at lowlights.Commendable job done.TFS.
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (73146)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya HMC SUPER UV M77
- Exposure: f/8, 5 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-24 0:54