View, reflection + 1 photographer in work, Gdansk
View = Długie Pobrzeżę is one of the more characteristic places in Gdansk. It a long street with a canal in the middle, a rather rare sight even in the port city of Gdansk.
Reflection = Ołowianka is an island in Gdańsk with the Motława river flowing at its one side and the Stępka Channel at the other side. Here is the Maritime museum.
+1 photographer “colleague” = my friend in pleasant work
Gdańsk is a Polish city on the Baltic coast, at the centre of the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area.
The city lies on the southern edge of Gdańsk Bay (of the Baltic Sea), in a conurbation with the city of Gdynia, spa town of Sopot, and suburban communities, which together form a metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto), with a population of over 800,000. Gdańsk itself has a population of 455,830 (June 2010), making it the largest city in the Pomerania region of Northern Poland.
Gdańsk is situated at the mouth of the Motława River, connected to the Leniwka, a branch in the delta of the nearby Vistula River, whose waterway system supplies 60% of the area of Poland and connects Gdańsk to the national capital in Warsaw. This gives the city a unique advantage as the centre of Poland's sea trade. Together with the nearby port of Gdynia, Gdańsk is also an important industrial centre. Historically an important seaport and shipbuilding centre, Gdańsk was a member of the Hanseatic League.
Gdańsk is Poland's principal seaport as well as the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship. It is also historically the largest city of the Kashubian region. The city is close to the former late medieval/modern boundary between West Slavic and Germanic lands and it has a complex political history with periods of Polish rule, periods of German rule, and extensive self-rule, with two spells as a free city. It has been part of modern Poland since 1945.
The city was the birthplace of the Solidarity movement which, under the leadership of political activist Lech Wałęsa, played a major role in bringing an end to Communist rule across Central Europe. (Gdansk.gda & wikipedia)
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utsabiem (32) 2011-09-12 1:24
Great reflection in the mirror !! A large area in such a small place !! You even managed to capture yourself !!! Thanks for sharing _UtsaB
limielski (0) 2011-09-12 1:30
Super shot, extra creative POV. As usual perfect colors, tones and you took an amazing place. I like it.
besnard (56447) 2011-09-12 1:50
Une très bonne idée. Une image originale et bien réussie. Je me suis déjà essayée à ce genre de photo et je trouve celà amusant.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
JFS (32459) 2011-09-12 1:50
Funny shot: two views plus the photograph. Unusual and original. I like it!
Have a good week!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-09-12 2:43
Beautiful reflection in the mirror. The mirror looks to be taller than the buildings. I like the way you have captured the square and the mirror. The image is very sharp with superb colors. Nice angle of view.
snunney (100076) 2011-09-12 4:19
A novel composition that fits in a lot of interest along with a pleasant touch of humour.
Sergiom (80746) 2011-09-12 5:09
Un titre tout simple pour une image un peu plus compliquée à obtenir.Une très belle utilisation de l'espace et de la lumière.
Silvio1953 (144416) 2011-09-12 6:17
Ciao George, nice see your selfportrait, great parade of lovely facades, beautiful composition, splendid clarity and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
elkab (4951) 2011-09-12 6:59
Super idea and very funny shot: 360 grad view and autor? Nice composition and great sharpness of details (especialy on the mirror). Moody colors
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-09-12 10:17
I appreciate this photo which adds some whim to a very serious photo of townscape and architecture. The quality is excellent. I like this creation. Bravo.
Have a nice day
vasilpro (41317) 2011-09-12 10:43
Wonderful composition, a clever way to show as view of 180 degrees without a fish-eye lens, excellent light management, beautiful color, very nice city view with interesting architecture.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
bema (26425) 2011-09-12 11:18
an interesting composition and nice picture-job.. catching the photographer, always a fine motive!
thanks for sharing, see you soon, kindest regards Bernd
jurek1951 (42196) 2011-09-12 11:19
Very aesthetic image, nicely composed.
Technically also a great shot.
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-09-12 13:22
Hi George, I like what you have produced here, well thought out, great image of Gdansk, Cheers Iain.
lousat (92050) 2011-09-12 15:18
Hi George,everyday a nice surprise in your gallery and this is truely great,fantastic idea and magnificent quality of sharpness and colors,very well done!!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jjcordier (79297) 2011-09-12 23:08
Une belle idée parfaitement réussie techniquement et esthétiquement. Bon autoportrait également -)
ifege (10511) 2011-09-13 0:09
Well spotted and taken George
dkmurphys (59243) 2011-09-13 1:27
A fine idea that creates a spectacular scene. Well catch, have a nice day.
Schnappilic (9690) 2011-09-13 12:11
My congratulations for your idea! It is really nice. 2 in 1. Well done!
All the best,
Graal (102928) 2011-09-14 23:34
Jó napot George,
good idea, amazing reflection in mirror. Another nice photo from Gdansk. I like it.
Have a nice day.
amaryllis (37039) 2011-09-15 23:38
on a copié sur moi....smiles
un bel arrière plan avec cette glace rétro, qui nous permet de voir l'arrière de l'endroit et ton ami photographie également; une très bonne idée et une belle réalisation ainsi
abmdsudi (54595) 2011-09-16 1:57
Good idea, something different and I Like the 'mix of focus' points make the eyes rove around the image. Very interesting shot with street mirror reflecting a rustic alley and the red clicker that makes the viewer think and look past and into the reflection!. The lovely distorted shape and vivid colors are very eyecatching in great lighting, detail, the two tone shots and exposure especially since you are dealing with available light. The mirror is an excellent reference point. You have a good eye for spotting opportunities, Well done, another good record picture. Congrats
macjake (68480) 2011-09-17 15:04
great use of the mirror to capture the 'other side'.
it enlarges the photo by actually keeping it the same size! thats hard to do :)
Two great looking subjects.
lovely city in the bg too.
have an enjoyable weekend
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Discovery of Gdansk [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-09-12 1:19