‘Gdańsk - quayside at the blue hour’
Hereby my second picture from the picturesque Długie Pobrzeże, the quayside at the Motława River in Gdańsk. This time taken at the blue hour and at another point of view: on the bridge over the river near the Green Gate, the entrance to Długi Targ (Long Market) or the Royal Way (the way the Polish kings traditionally paraded during their visits.
When I took this picture I didn’t have a tripod with me - as usual. But I could use the wall of the bridge.
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Fraipont (226) 2008-08-18 12:33
Congratulations for this "blue hour" picture. Nice POV, nice light and colours and reflection !!
ilDottore (5252) 2008-08-18 12:39
Gdansk has own place in my heart.
Thank you for this beautiful picture, which reminded me a pleasant moments in this fantastic city.
leo61 (0) 2008-08-18 12:45
A great bluehourshot,taken from a good POV.Amazing depth,nice reflections and good contrast between the architecture and the nice blue tones.
Morac (27723) 2008-08-18 13:30
Belle photo de nuit et beau travail avec les reflets
C'est curieux comme l'architecture de ces quais me fait penser à celle de Hamburg d'où je reviens.
Butterflyka (518) 2008-08-18 14:03
Wonderful night shot of the city.
Great colors, light management and reflections.
Good sharpness,depth and clarity.
Bartleby (13552) 2008-08-18 14:33
a well-managed blue hour shot. Good sharpness and reflection. Not so fond about the blue frame though. Still, well done.
mikele_pl (2400) 2008-08-18 15:00
another good one from Gdansk! You managed the light well, and sharpness is great too. Good job!
giorgimer (34941) 2008-08-18 15:02
this one is absolutely GREAT! Excellent composition and light managing, very good reflection, perfect POV. Which camer did U use?
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2008-08-18 19:12
It is a perfect blue hours with enough natural light for a good reflection and a perfect view of the town. Well done.
shevchenko (20548) 2008-08-18 19:49
Good pov to show architectures on the bank of river with including reflection, beautiful night scenery in simply color just blue sky and yellow lighting, thanks for sharing.
asajernigan (21427) 2008-08-18 19:54
This is an outstanding blue hour shot especially for not having a tripod. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail. The long exposure worked well here allowing you to get a blend of artificial and natural lighting. Your composition is great using a nice angle to create depth and direction.
ifanik (21679) 2008-08-18 21:00
Beautiful picture my friend in the blue hour
Very nice lighting and wonderful colours
dip (23890) 2008-08-18 22:18
wonderful blue hour photo,
excellent clarity and sharpness,amazing colors and lighting too,
very well done!
mauro61 (52857) 2008-08-19 0:29
notturno fantastico come pochi,
ottimi riflessi e luci incantevoli.
ellelloo (6572) 2008-08-19 0:29
This is an outstanding blue hour shot! Excellent control of exposure, good sharpness and great POV. The colours are very good and the reflections very nice. Great work!
rodgerg (55767) 2008-08-19 0:32
Goed avond Paul,
Gelukwensen voor dit "blauwe uur", het golden licht en de weerschijnen in het water zijn schitterend. Bravo.
bakes888 (18499) 2008-08-19 1:07
Hi Paul. Great photo. Wonderful colour contrasts in this shot, warm golds and cool blues. Good sharpness and details also. Thanks for sharing.
JanD (0) 2008-08-19 2:45
Nice capture. Beautiful light and bright. Good colors. Very good POV and composition.
mirarer (4751) 2008-08-19 8:40
Beautiful light and great contrasts between warm and cold colors.
lousat (96771) 2008-08-19 9:36
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hi Paul!!!!!!!!!!What a fantastic beauty!! I like a lot his kind of pic,and when are taken so perfectly in time of exposure i'm happy.Wonderfull place and wonderfulls lights and colors,the relfections on the water are a great spectacle too!!My best best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano
Miha2ou7 (5162) 2008-08-19 14:08
An excellent night shot. Perfectly exposed, with a beautiful motive, reflections, colors, well - everything really. A very successful shot and thanks for sharing.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-08-19 15:07
the light is very nice. The blue hour perfect and the reflection in the water is really amazing
Waylim (25436) 2008-08-19 18:16
Fantastic reflection in this shot. Congratulation on this very successful shot on the magical blue hour. Everything is rich in tone and colors. perfect composition, every elements in the right place and perfectly balanced. Great sharpness too. Simply beautiful. Thanks Paul. My admiration.
UlfE (14641) 2008-08-19 22:37
Wow, this is a superb blue hour shot. Wonderful light and reflections in the water and very well-composed picture. Really well-done. TFS and have a nice day!
danos (102514) 2008-08-19 23:05
Good morning Paul,
nice shot with great perspective of this quayside of Gdańsk.It's a very good night shot, taken at the perfect time of the day,the blue hour for this kind of photography.I like the reflections on the river as the depth that created from the very good chosen POV.Well done.
Have a nice day,Danos
gracious (20025) 2008-08-20 0:37
Excellent composition with high quality!
perfect pov with great sharpness, wonderful colour and details
the reflection is a big bonus towards this image
trekks (14348) 2008-08-20 2:13
Superb shot of the waterfront view captured nicely in 1s exposure and showing good sharp details. I simply find the reflection on still calm water irresistable.
A fine shot.
dumbo (4541) 2008-08-20 10:09
Great blue atmosphere and excellent reflections. I like this composition and that beautiful city.
lightsensor (757) 2008-08-20 10:14
i bet u hold the camera tight. 1 second, no blur. a real photographer! like u said, i like to travel around the world and see how beautiful our planet is. good job, Paul! also thanks for your comment on the "sunrise on LV".
ahmetgedikli (25605) 2008-08-20 11:49
Excellent night shot! The colors, light and reflections are excellent. Well done.
All the best.
mikeo (12129) 2008-08-20 13:39
How nice is to see so lovely shot from my country;) I hope you liked it, especially Gdansk which is a really interesting city.
You really made a good job here without tripod. Framing and composition are really good and reflections create here nice atmosphere.
zeca (19762) 2008-08-20 18:33
Very nice capture of the blue hour. The perespective is very nice and the exposition is very good. I like the diagonal. Beautiful photo!
Graal (103038) 2008-08-20 23:56
very nice night shot. I know this place, it's 80 km from my town. Nice composition and reflections in water. Good work. I like it.
salvator (19110) 2008-08-21 1:58
Nicely shot with nice colors and sharpness and wonderful reflections. The dark areas in the middle could be a little brighter, and I think would greatly increase the impact of the photo.
Best regards. Salvator.
vmukherjee (612) 2008-08-21 3:45
Excellent shot! These blue hours in themselves produce great images, and if with that you combine soft lights and reflections, then the results become awesome. Beautiful colours and composition.
riclopes (35577) 2008-08-21 6:07
Olá Paul, gorgeous golden tones surrounded by no less beautiful blue tones. Superb result with no tripod. My favorite detail: the bright white rectangle with 2 people in at left.
patdeph (35748) 2008-08-21 6:13
splendides couleurs pour une magnifique heure bleue!J'aime la perspective sur la rivière dont le bleu vient rejoindre celui du ciel,ces 2 bleus étant séparés par une ligne de très belles constructions et leurs reflets,baignés dans une superbe lumiière orange!C'est vraiment très beau!Et puis,pour une photo faite sans trepied,c'est parfaitement réussi!
chawax (20760) 2008-08-21 11:20
Belle vue nocturne, les couleurs sont très belles et les reflets dans la rivière sont superbes. Sans trépied, tu t'en es plutôt bien sorti et la photo a une netteté correcte.
kiks (12759) 2008-08-21 14:37
Perfect exposure you get on this image. The colors are just perfect and the POV very well choosen to get the intersting reflection of the beautiful architecture. Great work.
pcp (3396) 2008-08-21 22:51
wow, wonderful shot... Night photography is always interesting. I love this composition and light. very well done.
ElAprendiz (30) 2008-08-22 13:59
It is difficult in the tropics have already famous as the blue hour. This scene is spectacular, good treatment of lights, reflections and every element within its sharpness, framing and definition.
Beasolea (1712) 2008-08-22 19:39
That is very good picture. If I could, I will give you more than 2 points :-) Thank you for. Good photograher note.
testmaniac (13508) 2008-08-24 3:23
Hi Paul, very good photo from blue hour with good composition,colors and POV.
Silvio1953 (151665) 2008-08-24 5:13
Ciao Paul, fascinating blue hour, great nocturne view of wonderful place with fantast5ic reflections, very well done, ciao Silvio
bantonbuju (51815) 2008-08-25 23:15
classical gdansk... it will always break my heart, this view... every time i'm there i take similar photo myself but never dare to post one....:-))
Emile (20352) 2008-08-26 8:05
Excellent night shot taken during the blue hour, very good light and colors, superb reflection, good POV and sharpness. Very well captured.
kevinos (7517) 2008-08-26 15:52
Your gallery has a wonderful presentation of Poland, Paul. This one is especially fine, revealing this fine building is a lovely light and made special by the reflection. Regards Kevin
Gregtom (7169) 2008-08-26 23:08
Very nicely presented evening scene. I like the reflections in the water and colors of the buildings illuminated by the streetlights. Nice view!
Felip (3907) 2008-08-27 10:53
I like a lot this pretty image of the blue hour in Gdansk, Paul. Colours are marvellous, and the reflections of the buildings on the water look very nice.
All the best.
josepmarin (58359) 2008-08-27 12:29
A beautiful capture at the blue hour, with magnificent ingredients, as the elegant architecture, the perspective in diagonal, the lighting of the city and the reflections on the water.
Everything works perfectly to obtain a great composition.
izmirli (3989) 2008-08-28 6:43
merhaba dear paul
excellent lights and night picture.excellent colours and reflections.wonderful blue sky and compositions.well done.
claudeD (41268) 2008-08-28 9:52
excellent night shot during blue hour with amazing reflections in the water and a perfect light managment.Bravo.
With regards from Luxembourg
Manamo (3710) 2008-08-28 11:48
Paul, encore une photo bien exécutée. La photo de nuit n'a pas de secret pour toi, ça y a pas de doute.
les couleurs sont exceptionnelles. Je me demande si la lumière sur les murs est bien de cette couleurs ou si c'est toi qui a joué avec la balance des blancs afin de lui donner cette effet?
Nefaryta (2582) 2008-08-28 13:04
Right time in great place. Gratz!
elitsa (509) 2008-08-31 8:47
Beautiful night image!! very good work, Paul!
Angshu (56760) 2008-09-11 21:03
A beautiful blue hour shot from Gdansk. The medieval houses & the setting looks very similar to the cities in your country or even Netherlands. Excellent reflections on the water & the exposure is also perfect. Small amounts of noise, especially in the water, but that's easy to remove with any noise removal software. But a fine image indeed!
jaywalker (16105) 2008-09-14 6:32
Hi Paul, You have captured great reflections in the still blue waters; the light is excellent, nicely composed, this is a superb view down the river, with lovely architecture to finish the scene perfectly, kind regards Wilson.
lilimih33 (9918) 2008-09-14 13:27
Good perspective and lovely blue hour composition!
Nice colours and beautiful reflection!
paura (47186) 2008-09-15 14:10
A qualidade da fotografa está muito boa, com ajustes realmente eficientes. A figura é linda, bem composta e com lindos reflexos.
Charo (51212) 2008-09-15 17:16
Superb perspective night this beautiful city. The reflexes and depth are great and time chosen to take the picture, could not be better. Well done.
hispic (9652) 2008-10-07 2:12
Beautiful cityscape at the blue hour. This shot has an accurate verticality that should be praised. It would produce a quantum improvement in quality when removing a lot of compression artifacts floating in the sky
Have a nice day, Hisashi
Bluejeans (64251) 2008-10-07 5:41
Ola Paul ,
Magnifica foto nocturna os reflexos ficaram perfeitos , gostei muito do ângulo de visão em diagonal deu bastante profundidade a foto , belos tons de azul , o lugar e muito belo , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
abulafia (4900) 2008-11-19 3:53
Beautiful blue hour shot!
The still water looks great, and i like the deep blue colors.
marcdemoulin (1870) 2008-12-11 11:30
Fantastic mood and scenery here! Well done.
mkamionka (39803) 2009-02-20 4:38
I see you have plenty of shots from Poland. Also blue hour shots.
More than I do.
This one is really fantastic. The reflection is near to perfect.
You caught few of the most characteristic buildings in this town. It is pity that not all the buildings were illuminated at night. Now when I think about it through my first experiences with HDR, this would be a perfect way to deal with not uniform illumination at night.
Very good job!
Isa-M (4026) 2009-04-25 23:52
excellent night view... great shot! congratulatin for this photo as all fantastic in your gallery...
Greetings from Poland!
Fis2 (105172) 2009-05-07 13:46
Good night photo from Gdansk ;)
I like the frame and super colors.
I like the reflrctions.
fotka (4717) 2009-05-08 10:25
Excellente night shot taken at the blue hour. Great colors, sharpness and reflection in the water.
I didn't visit Gdansk for a long time. Thank you for refreshing my memory.
fserajian (2299) 2010-01-03 10:16
What a lovely shot, I love the reflection in the water, well framed too. TFS
ruisc_pt (11090) 2010-09-07 14:07
Awesome reflection and fabulous twilight scene
kiasari (62) 2011-01-01 0:14
Due to the reflection, there is a nice symmetry in the photo. The warm tones of this shot make it so fantastic. I like your idea to do such a framing and light management. Well done!
Happy new year,
jadesgran (5431) 2011-06-19 11:31
A fantastic picture of the buildings and reflections in the water.Good P.O.V.and good D.O.F.
Best Wishes Gladys
Hanssie (10886) 2012-04-28 1:12
Fantastic sharpness in this good night-shot or maybe "good night"-shot.....
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-08-20 12:59
Outstanding nightshot, perfect definition, perfect timing for this wonderful blue hour! Great composition and framing, amazing reflection, perfect light management and colours! Congratulations!
siudzi (34141) 2013-03-17 6:07
Wow! What a superb night presentation of Gdańsk I found in your gallery! Really impressive shot taken with great exposure and light management. Excellent composition as well as quality of your work. Thanks for sharing.
Schnappilic (9692) 2014-01-12 11:01
A superb night shot during the blue hour. The light management is perfect. Huge frame. Seems to be in Venice. Congratulations!
yquem46 (38752) 2014-01-12 11:04
je me demande comment j'ai raté celle-ci
une heure bleue de toute beauté avec un contraste de couleurs percutant
Belle compo en diagonale et bon usage des reflets
Bravo, bien amicalement
ikeharel (77263) 2014-03-23 2:02
A fantastic evening lights and houses reflected on the waterfront, the view along is awesome.
DOF and clarity superbly collected.
Real pleasure looking at.
adramad (48994) 2014-12-31 8:22
I did not want to miss that date, and wish you the greatest happiness and good health for the New Year 2015 with your family and make ourselves some new journey, to capture beautiful pictures.
This nocturnal image seems breathtakingly beautiful.
Superb composition and color.
Well done. I love the picture.
You enjoy a good week and all the best for the New Year 2015.
serp2000 (45536) 2016-06-12 12:05
Right, Paul. Gdansk (or Danzig) is one of favorite places in Europa. Very nice buildings, I wonder if they really were reconstructed after the WWII. Very nice evening shot, wonderful colors! This photo brings me back to Gdansk again! Thanks!