As i was going through my own gallery of photos on TE from Poland, I was very surprised to see that I have posted only 6 photo's from Gdansk.
I'm going to make sure I change that this week. Gdansk is such a beautiful and photogenic city, very popular with tourists and having now been there its easy to see why.
Here we have a view of Gdansk's old city centre from the outside looking in. The red brick wall in the fg is barely standing anymore, its clearly clinging to life, and in the bg are the city buildings and churches. I find its a real rustic type of view, certainly nothing new or modern here, but beautiful for sure.
This is another HDR version, hope you enjoy it
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npecanhuk (58246) 2013-02-13 4:34
Very interesting and attractive skyline! The architectural details of the buildings in the bg are wonderful! Great composition with the water, plants and ruins in the fg!
TFS - congrats,
snunney (75104) 2013-02-13 4:42
You are really whetting my appetite with these pictures form Poland, a country I have never visited. There is certainly a fine array of architecture to be admired here. I like the framing offered by the river with its glistening ripples. Very well presented under a dull but sympathetic ambient light.
Romano46 (14520) 2013-02-13 5:02
oggi hai proposto una bella fotografia che mi piace per il contrasto armonioso tra i rossi delle abitazioni e i verdi della vegetazione, contrastati al punto giusto.
Hai creato una bella composizione alla quale fanno da da complemento i colori tenui del cielo e quelli più cupi dell'acqua.
Ciao e buona giornata
jcpix (8362) 2013-02-13 5:09
I'm in complete agreement with Stephen (snunney), your photos of Gdansk and Poland in general, have really put it on my radar for places to visit! I can only imagine how much ambiance and charm there must be to roam these old quarters, not to mention the photo possibilities! That solid green building in the middle of the frame, for its small size, is sure eye catching with this composition. Great arrangement and atmosphere with the naturally filtered light, the slightly darkened clouds set a good tone for the scene. Another great shot.
Sergiom (49008) 2013-02-13 5:26
J'aime beaucoup la texture que tu as su donner à cette image. Le HDR va chercher quelque chose de spécial dans la brique des maisons. Le paysage urbain est magnifique.
Kielia (21953) 2013-02-13 5:39
you have already presented a remarkable gallery of images from Gdansk, but this is a highlight for sure! You have captured a fantastic mood. The colors are really fascinating and the perspective is excellent. My compliments!
timecapturer (40290) 2013-02-13 6:13
stunning shot this, despite the cloudy skies this place looks so impressive and beautiful. The HDR has brought out all the colours and hidden detailing superbly and the mix of greens and reds are just so attractive and beautiful. It is a quality image of a fascinating old town. Wonderful stuff!
Regards - Brian.
Nicou (109742) 2013-02-13 7:01
Merveilleuse image de cette vielle superbe captage et compo avec tous ces clochers qui filent dans ce ciel cette architecture, le rendu sur les vielles pierres, superbe.
bravo et amitié
adramad (32897) 2013-02-13 8:20
Fabulous composition, with many elements in the picture, that make it so rich in content and beautiful buildings, stunning POV that includes the remains of walls, the charming facades and the slender churches, dominating the whole.
A splendid work, good management of light and sharpness. I love
All the best.
P/D. I already ... what you like best, is modern architecture, but I suggest you look the picture I uploaded today, a beautiful piece of Gothic architecture very little known.
Graal (93606) 2013-02-13 9:22
interesting view from Gdansk. Unusual scenery because on FG one can see ruins after the World War II. Fine quality of photo after the HDR pp.
Have a nice evening.
cornejo (24633) 2013-02-13 10:37
Hi Craig, very good photo of this view of the old city walls, very well captured with great pov, this very good and nice composition. A nice picture of a charming place, with very good sharpness, depth, light and color. Nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting and well done.
Good morning and happy rest of week.
Greetings from southern Spain.
JFS (32457) 2013-02-13 10:38
This city seems to be a jewel architectualy speaking, pity of the weather...Very impressive Craig, you did a good work, as always:)
siudzi (29053) 2013-02-13 11:20
Beautiful post from Gdansk! The city looks quite unusual with these old walls in the foreground. I much more prefer the background with the high towers and colorful buildings. Anyway, it's a nice shot!
Sonata11 (31883) 2013-02-13 12:13
Gdansk is indeed very beautiful city. Frunkly I'm not excided about those ruin after War II. I would rather see more BG. Beside that, I love executiom in HDR, you done perfectly well. I love it. I never try. Overall is very brautiful work. Tfs.
All the best,
Hansaphotos (6255) 2013-02-13 13:07
Wow, I recognize the scene. The sky was not the best when you was there either, I can see. The same when I was there - very unstable weather. I stood at exactly the same spot as you, and it`s truly a nice view, with these fascinating old ruins in the foreground. I start to wonder how a blue hour shot from this spot would have been - yeah, maybe next time. Fine work:) TFS.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2013-02-13 14:05
This photo combines elements of great historical interest. The colors and sharpness are good. HDR excellent achievement. Bravo.
Have a nice day
worldcitizen (6025) 2013-02-13 14:59
I'm loving all the great architecture in your Czech Republic and Poland photos. The brick walls in this shot are great, and the green facade in the center really jumps out. Nice view with the water and greenery in the foreground. BTW, you received another dedication today. Check it out in the Netherlands section. :-)
fabbs99 (13515) 2013-02-13 20:23
Great shot of the old buildings from across the rivulet.Nice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done.
jjcordier (69609) 2013-02-13 22:35
Tu nous avais caché cette excellente photo de Gdansk qui en montre toute la diversité architecturale! Tu maitrises très bien le HDR (on ne se rend même pas compte que c'en est!)au point que tu vas peut-être me convaincre de réessayer! Quelle technique utilises-tu, plusieurs photos à la prise de vue (avec quel écart de diaphragme alors?) ou plusieurs images à partir d'un seul RAW?
emka (67325) 2013-02-13 23:21
Hi Craig, original POV here, I do not remember these city walls. Indeed, it is rustic view, a bit way of the beaten track. Nice view2 of St. May toewer and spires. I like this shot very much.
krzychu30 (14398) 2013-02-14 1:49
the city from this perspective looks beauituful.The walls and Gdansk´s charming architecture in the background is a great juxtaposition I´ve never seen before.I really love the view-you´ve found superb place to capture it.And your HDR treatment-first class as always.I´m impressed how excellently you were able to bring about all details(textures on the walls-magnificent) and colors(for me especially contrast between green foreground and walls looks superb).
dkmurphys (44090) 2013-02-14 4:59
I like this composition of different periods of time reflected into the walls and buildings. An impressive city as I see, well taken scene.
Cricri (95421) 2013-02-14 23:39
Une vue d'ensemblent de bâtiments et d'architectures très différentes, le mur donne son côté historique, c'est une image bien présenter et intéressante a voir
eldancer1 (22445) 2013-02-15 9:51
I like your pov--a good presentation of the old and the new. Good lighting in spite of what looks like a cloudy and good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
PaulVDV (18754) 2013-02-15 13:50
I've visited Gdańsk but I cannot remember this sight :(
Here you show us a real particular view of the old town.
I love the variety of colours on this picture and the way the beautiful buildings and churches rise up behind the remnants of the buildings along the waterfront.
Best regards, Paul
ikeharel (47000) 2013-02-21 3:41
Gdansk is one beautiful city in Poland, both on modern part and the old town.
Counted here at least 14 diff. turrets, fabulous view even with the wild vegetation on the bank, and some ruins not yet renovated.
Spotted well, and taken from water side's.
delpeoples (50271) 2013-02-21 4:02
Are you still in Newfoundland? I hope you're ok. This architecture really reminds me of the architecture of Edinburgh (except of course for the water). Superb Rule of Thirds framing and you did really well with the overcast conditions.
Thanks for sharing, have a great day
Kamilutka (5725) 2013-02-21 9:15
Gdansk is a very beautiful town in Poland but not many foreigners put it on their trip schedule. I am glad that you visited this place, even if the only outcome was this excellent photo. Great panorama shot from very good POV. Nice colors and contrast.
Miguel82 (16568) 2013-02-23 3:41
Nice ruins Craig with the modern city in the background
Good pov from the other bank of the canal
Excellent colors and contrast
Noel_Byrne (16271) 2013-02-23 8:20
What a sight this is! So many fascinating fascets of architectural wonder all in such a small place. The ruined walls look fantastic next to the small colourful buildings, and the many spires poking up create another great element to the shot too. This is a wonderful shot, and the type that makes me want to board a plane and head straight here!
The greenery leading to the water is an excellent addition too.
All the best
elenimavrandoni (11105) 2013-02-28 13:12
Yes. I like it very much!!!
great take of the traditional walls of Dansk, a very historical and amazing place to visit!
all the best,
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (48357)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-30
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-13 3:44