Another HDR photo from beautiful Gdansk.
Its funny how it worked out...when I first arrived in Gdansk I did not get a good first impression of the city. I did not like it at all. It was SO overcrowded with people, SO busy, with no space to hardly even walk without bumping into others - let alone space to correctly set up a tripod or take your time to take photo's.
But i soon found out why it was like that....we arrived in Gdansk exactly during one of their most popular Festivals of the year, and it was a weekend!
Not a good combination!!
We stayed in Gdansk for 3.5 days, and it slowly got better and better each day :)
Gdansk is for sure a beautiful city, worthy of SO many photographs.
Here is a view from across the water, on the less crowded side :) Hope you enjoy it
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williewhistler (14611) 2013-03-02 1:59
Hello Craig,I really enjoy your composition,using the working side area of the docks in the FG against the beautiful architecture of the city shows just what Gdansk is all about.
The brooding sky adds real atmosphere to the shot.Great work.
siudzi (33973) 2013-03-02 2:11
From that selected POV the view on the city is really amazing and truly presents its special character! The heavy cloudy sky is a plus here so the scene looks a bit of mysterious and unique. Excellent work! Like it!
SNOOP_Chan (4201) 2013-03-02 2:44
Hello Craig, very nice image here. A beautiful postcard of this port taken on a bad weather day. Good framing and very well composed with the old buildings in the background.
jusninasirun (17160) 2013-03-02 3:17
This marina is well captured with two big boats balancing well with the smaller ones on the left. Beautifully managed exposure with fine colors and details in the frame.
Thanks and kind regards.
Romano46 (18466) 2013-03-02 3:29
Un cielo cupo che promette tempesta, i colori severi della case allineate lungo il porto, vengono solo parzialmente attenuati dalla barca tinta di verde che fa da soggetto, in una composizione che appare equilibrata ed offre una fedele documentazione della città.
Ritengo che tu abbia ben saputo condensare in questa il carattere severo delle città baltiche della Polonia.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
timecapturer (49286) 2013-03-02 3:31
an immaculate composition and presentation this. A wonderfully sharp and clear mix of attractive and beautiful elements all brought together so stylishly. Executed as always to your high standard and processed superbly. HDR imagery at its most accomplished and appealing. Love it!
Enjoy your weekend - regards Brian.
Forums still proving a No-Go area for my anti-virus software so will talk about my last shot here. The St Just area of Cornwall is one of my favourite places on the planet, it is about 300 miles drive from London and is almost at Lands End. Narrow little roads that wind across the rugged north coast totally unspoilt and magical. A great escape! B.
Sergiom (61172) 2013-03-02 5:44
J'aime beaucoup ce HDR pas trop prononcé. Il fait bien ressortir les détails qui autrement resteraient dans l'ombre.J'aime la lumière qui frappe en diagonale le beau vert du bateau.
ourania (32127) 2013-03-02 5:46
a very well composed picture in which information and points of interest have been arranged very effectively facilitating the view of each other. I feel that they compose a large part of the character of this historic city. Excellent depth and clarity make the viewing very enjoyable and the rich range of colours and textures is most rewarding. I love the contrast between the peculiar uncertain light that fills the foreground with the heavy dramatic backdrop of the sky. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
holmertz (41753) 2013-03-02 6:10
This is almost like your favouríte part of Vancouver: nice buildings by the water and a lot of boats - and yet so totally different. Old world meeting New world. The colors are great and the light is perfect.
dkmurphys (50030) 2013-03-02 7:24
I guess Gdansk is the most beautiful city of Poland and this image illustrate perfectly my opinion. Imagine what crowd I had in Rome and still made me love that city. Never mind those obstacles, focus on what you like.
JFS (32459) 2013-03-02 7:27
Another impressive shot of yours, it is BEAUTIFUL, the POV is great, as well as the quality. Thanks for sharing!
Hasta luego amigo,
chrisvek (7001) 2013-03-02 7:39
Very wonderful composition and so amazing colors.Nice atmosphere and POV.Well done!
Have a nice weekend
AdrianWrobel (1676) 2013-03-02 10:26
Przepiêkne ujêcie , takie malarskie
cornejo (32202) 2013-03-02 10:37
Hi Craig, nice and interesting view that you show us here today in this beautiful picture very well composed, with lovely boats in the foreground and the city in the background. A lovely picture with good POV, great sharpness, nice color and light. Very good and nice job well done, with great quality. Congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy Sunday.
Greetings and all the best.
Silvio1953 (123603) 2013-03-02 10:38
Ciao Craig, great view of fantastic town, lovely composition with boats in FG, superb sky, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
Hansaphotos (6903) 2013-03-02 15:34
Overcrowded, funny you say so, because I just had the same kind of experience on my recent trip to London, and the weather wasn`t the best either:(, but what can we expect in february. But sure it is a beautiful city and sure it offers many opportunities for photographers.
You know I love harbour scenes like this. A fabulous photo from beautiful Gdansk. Especially the green boat stands out well against the dark sky. Great after storm atmosphere with very nice light. A great one, thanks:) Enjoy your weekend.
bukitgolfb301 (36220) 2013-03-02 16:55
Hi dear Craig, how are you?
Ya another great image in Poland! Perfect framework with fantastic and tasteful gray sun light. I am very happy to see this waonderful image in Sunday morning here. Sharp and clear image as usual.
Thank you for your sharing and have a beuatiful Sunday!
Takero from a little warm Tokyo
Sonata11 (33283) 2013-03-02 19:42
I really like the HDR image. Spectacular view. The colors, perfect sharpness, clarity, impressive dramatic sky. Perfectly well done. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a great Sunday,
jjcordier (76858) 2013-03-02 22:58
Dans ces conditions de lumière, les bienfaits du HDR se font bien sentir, surtout quand on maitrise bien la technique comme toi.Intéressante vue de Gdansk depuis le port.
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-03-03 1:48
looks like you´ve found a place only for yourself:)The HDR treatment is as always in your photos great.I like it in combination with the dark,cloudy sky as it helps to emphasize its shape and colors and to create so nice atmosphere.
It´s well composed and framed scene with marina and boats in the FG and beautiful architecture of Gdansk in the BG-and all that against so picturesque,dramatic sky.Superb shot!
Have a nice sunday
rychem (24022) 2013-03-03 9:21
Beautiful marine picture, I am glad that you like Gdansk, really a beautiful shot with typical atmosphere of Gdansk
batalay (35745) 2013-03-03 10:57
The lighting is gorgeous in this shot of the harbor. Gdansk is the only city I've visited in Poland, but it really is a very special place (I was there in 1990). I do want to see Warsaw, and even more, Krakow. The latter is the site of Czartoryski Museum where Leonardo's "Lady with an Ermine" hangs.
mjw364 (7512) 2013-03-03 10:58
Great shot carefully composed and framed. I love the light on the harbour in contrast with that moody sky. Great use of the jetty as a lead line from the left and the ships on the right creating compositional balance as well as f/g interest.
delpeoples (53167) 2013-03-04 3:01
Just as well you found out what the deal was with all those crowds, otherwise you might have given up on the place and gone elsewhere. Just goes to show that any place needs to be given a little time to appreciate. Another good shot of the port, the boats look wonderful and the HDR has really brought out the details of the architecture in the BG. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day.
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-03-04 3:19
I like your HDR result with many tones. A right framing with specific atmosphere of Baltic Sea despite the difficulties found. Well done!
adramad (38573) 2013-03-04 9:06
Really sensational POV you've captured here in this wonderful city, I love the view of the city skyline along the waterfront, the boats in the foreground, are a great complement to this wonderful composition, the sky with dark clouds gives a nice touch of drama.
Very good brightness and sharpness.
Well done. I love
Have a good afternoon.
abmdsudi (43718) 2013-03-04 22:39
I like the contrasting grey sky boosting the image into something extra and easily lures the eye in. Specks of vivid colors add as effective anchor with lovely building architecture framing the backdrop. The contrast strengthens the shot, Nicely done, Congrats.
sandpiper (6788) 2013-03-04 23:58
Good HDR, the right ballance and everything exposed nicely. Good composition and POV.
jemaflor (85510) 2013-03-05 11:37
Well composed with thes etwo boats and the Bg with houses, light is well captured, tfs.
mesutilgim (85454) 2013-03-05 12:55
Wonderfull seaside capture from Gdansk.
Nice cloudy sky as background and perfect sharpness.
TFS and best regards
rigoletto (34269) 2013-03-06 13:33
Hey, again a very good HDR without any ghost ships :P
I do like what green does here. Such a rare opportunity for the poor cold green to act like red and steal the show...
Well, Poland has never been on my must see list but i still crave to see Krakow one day. Your good quality photos add some more curiosity.
siolaw (38284) 2013-03-08 3:46
Nice view of the harbour and a funny note to go with it!
The compo is well buikt and framed with nice architecture in the background too.
COSTANTINO (56255) 2013-03-21 11:19
a difficult artistic shot in Hdr
I like the colors and the sharpness
adding beauty to the whole scenery
amazing postcard showing the
interesting architectural details
Ninello52 (7572) 2013-03-26 10:20
Excellent composition! Fantastic two ships, one green and the other black, positioned to the right of the picture, and beautiful city on the bottom! Very nice gray sky, beautiful light too! Congratulations!
Best regards, Nino.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (57074)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/6.3
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-02 1:50