Warsaw is such a beautiful city, so many wonderful views and scenes to be captured there. It was the first city I visited on the trip, and it was nothing but stunning views in every direction.
This direction was taken from our Hotel Window. The large open square, the people, the activity, the architecture the weather...love this spot so much! And this is the location where I met Malgo and Serghei for out TE meetings too.
Hope you enjoy this HDR shot
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emilbo (20928) 2013-01-14 6:39
Très jolie place bien animée, déjà le matin, et surement agréable à visiter. L'architecture des édifices est intéressante et la tour à gauche est magnifique. Belle présentation, bonne composition et qualité d'image.
Toutes mes amitiés et bon début de semaine,
tyro (13585) 2013-01-14 6:44
Another picture to make me dizzy! But, no, this isn't taken from quite as high an altitude as some of your recent pictures!
This is a beautifully composed shot with the most delicious lighting - we can see tons of details throughout, in the darkest shadows and in the brightest parts too - no doubt the result of your highly skilled HDR work.
The details and sharpness are absolutely exquisite - look at that fellow away in the distance - I can swear that his left shoelace is undone! No, it really is incredible considering that you're limited here to only 800 pixels wide: I can imagine that were we to see this full-size, the details would be even more incredible.
Exposure, light and colours are, of course, spot-on too.
Why not try my trick of occasionally adding pictures to Panoramio? It's free (at www.panoramio.com) and the size limit for individual pictures there is incredible - no more than 50 megapixels and no more than 25MB per image!! That should be enough, eh? Then, if you add co-ordinates (or just "map" the site of the picture after you have uploaded it), it might appear on Google Earth for all to see. This picture would certainly be approved for Google Earth. Then, when you pop a picture on TE, you can add a link to the big Panoramio one. Just a thought, Craig.
snunney (67918) 2013-01-14 7:12
A fine view to contemplate from the hotel window after a good night's sleep. A very attractive animated image with a lovely range of architecture to observe and admire. Nicely lit and with good colours and sharpness.
GREGG (8293) 2013-01-14 7:16
I like the technical side, as usual,
very good quality picture,
in my opinion the most beautiful
region modern capital city
Have a nice day,
cargus (6556) 2013-01-14 8:55
Excellent panorama, perfect framing, colors played excellent, clear and bright a successful image, well done.!!
eldancer1 (17330) 2013-01-14 9:47
The small people gave a sense of scale for those beautiful architectures around them. Good pov and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
dip (21961) 2013-01-14 11:16
a wonderful panoramic shot of the place,excellent sharpness and lighting,very good management of light!
thanks for sharing,
PaulVDV (15365) 2013-01-14 13:25
Beautiful picture of the less photographed side of the Castle Square.
Very nice with the many visitors spread all over the square.
When this picture was taken from your hotel room, I think I've stayed in the same hotel, a corner house opposite the castle.
Best regards, Paul
npecanhuk (54221) 2013-01-14 14:16
Beautiful and very pleasant-looking urban environment!
Attractive and inviting picture!
Yes, people do look small here!!! LOL
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, slim black borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFs - congrats,
Ninello52 (7065) 2013-01-14 14:20
Warsaw beautiful city and your wonderful photos! Very beautiful this shot, large solar and well balanced! Beautiful light too! Congratulations!
Best regards, Nino.
carlo62 (13544) 2013-01-14 15:47
che meraviglia questa piazza, l'ottimo pov ce la mostra in modo splendido, mi piacciono le ombre lunghe delle persone e le belle architetture che si affacciano sulla piazza.
ChrisJ (87654) 2013-01-14 16:20
Excellent sharpness with a good high pov. The people add scale and context. It's great that this part of Warsaw was reconstructed in the old style, after the 2nd world war, when the entire city was obliterated by vengeful Nazis. The destruction in Europe after WW2 was just unbelievable with city after city in total ruins. Makes 9/11 look insignificant. The sidelight from the right gives definition. Tfs!
Sonata11 (28758) 2013-01-14 18:54
Wow! you did wonderful job to do it in HDR. Magnificent work. I really love it and enjoy like you visited Warsaw. I was in this spot in 1971, I can't believe it, that it was past over 40 years ago. Beside this you executed this picture beautifully from your hotel's room. You captured this moment of daily life scene wonderfully. I love it. Craig, you always done perfectly well. Thank you fos sharing.
JFS (32429) 2013-01-14 22:53
Luxury Pot Card of Warsaw, the management of light is very good, i like the long shades...the place seems to be very nice.
Thanks, and have a good day:)
Graal (89434) 2013-01-14 23:22
nice photo, it's like good post card. Fine POV you had. Good presentation the fragment of Old Town in Warsaw. Effect after the HDR pp is ok.
Have a nice day.
emka (59010) 2013-01-14 23:38
Hi Craig, only two floors higher and what a different look! Excellent picture from this perspective. I like all these tiny busy people there. and what a weather we had this day. Nice memories.
krzychu30 (9399) 2013-01-15 2:38
did you really take this photo from your hotel window?it looks like you stayed in Royal Castle:)You had really great view from your window.I like this "higher" perspective,which provides us wit so amazing view over the square and the life on it.
Excellent HDR treatment.
timecapturer (31278) 2013-01-15 6:39
a shot with so much to look at and captured/pp'd perfectly. Reminded me of a Lowry painting or childishly "where's Wally" Sorry! The light, long shadows and detailing here are just immaculate and the HDR has brought the textures out magnificently. You must be pleased with this one!
Regards - Brian.
Royaldevon (18361) 2013-01-15 8:23
A wonderful part of the city and made even better by this bird's-eye view, since it allows you to relate the height of the buildings, something not appreciated by the tiny ant people below.
The link between the verticals and the sense of perspective are excellent.
Great dof to engage the viewers: could be a picture postcard!
My warm regards,
josepmarin (55209) 2013-01-15 10:07
Hi, my friend Craig,
in this good composition you offer us a nice panoramic urban sight, with a visual angle that there include the square, its magnificent architecture, and the people who gives many vitality to the scene.
The lateral light projects a few long shades and heightens the shapes of the elements, creating a beautiful graphical effect in the ensemble.
An excellent work, executed skillfully.
jlbrthnn (79787) 2013-01-15 12:42
The view halfway up does not distort the vertical. Place much frequented by tourists is interesting and enjoyable. The quality is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
ourania (13085) 2013-01-15 12:56
a magnificent urban scenery with a unique character that you have captured from the striking first impression to the slightest detail with superb clarity and depth. I like very much the placement of the landmarks, the way the composition closes on the right, the inviting perspective into the town. A very firm composition that consists a wonderful setting for the hundreds of little people moving to all directions. Lighting is exquisitely balanced and pleasing. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
mkamionka (24808) 2013-01-15 13:23
very smart title with a double meaning. It allows you to express your opinion about Poles without formally doing it ;) I like very much the original composition. As important and famous this place is -I have never seen a picture taken from this POV. Maybe because Polish people cannot afford to stay in this hotel.
Excellnt picture, great light, good idea to include several important elements. Pleasure to look at,
worldcitizen (4930) 2013-01-15 18:42
Wow! The people in Poland really are tiny! LOL!! ;-) Seriously, you had a great view from your hotel room. I like all of the activity, and the tower that runs vertically along the left side of the frame. Nice alternation of light and shadow, and more great architecture. It's really nice. :-)
jacquest (14486) 2013-01-16 5:15
I like this view very much. The image is very well constructed and the distance on the place with the oblique line of houses is creating deepness. The animation of the place is interesting. The light is very good and gives natural colors and excellent sharpness.
dkmurphys (37419) 2013-01-16 5:20
Spectacular panorama of the central square. Small people from the distance, but great people for rebuilding their country so many times. Well taken.
chrisvek (5675) 2013-01-16 7:52
Awesome capture with splendid details.Perfect architectural details on the background.Very nice POV and so simple but ideal framing.Well done
Have a nice day
ikeharel (38090) 2013-01-16 8:10
Wide square viewed from your hotel-room, lucky you were, Craig.
Fine image showing the impressive architecture's details, under bright daylight, and vibrant motion as people stroll by.
cornejo (18714) 2013-01-16 9:50
Hi Craig, this seems like a good, beautiful and interesting picture, well captured and framed, with very good sharpness, color and light. It's a nice picture very well composed. Very good and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy rest of week.
Greetings from southern Spain.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (39998)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-23
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/7.1
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-14 6:29