Malbork castle at sunset, taken from across the river, the negative was badly damaged so it's a litlle soft, and I decreased saturation after adding contrast though it may still look oversaturated, the photo is nothing original with many similar photos from this location already on this site .....and at last Poland gets its orange colour
Malbork Castle is a classic example of a medieval fortress; it is the world’s largest brick castle and one of the most impressive of its kind in Europe. The castle and its museum are listed as UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. It is sometimes referred to as 'the largest heap of bricks north of the Alps'. Under continuous construction for nearly 230 years, Malbork is actually three castles nested in one another. The High, Middle and Low Castles are separated by additional dry moats and towers. It housed some 3,000 "brothers in arms". The Low Castle walls enclose 52 acres (210,000 m²), four times the area of Windsor Castle.
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IvarsU (2505) 2006-05-27 16:01
Beauty!!!!! All is here - reflections, powerful colors, nice sky, ideal foreground on most impresible composition.
I will put 2 smiles if I can...
PixelTerror (0) 2006-05-27 16:04
Dobry Wieczor Captain,
I see you're opening one new country as well tonite, this castle has a style typical to the region, similar style can be encountered as well in Trakai/LT or Mir/BY, superb captain pov to have the architectural elements glow in sunset light and the nice reflections.
Have a nice week end,
Jeronimo (1382) 2006-05-27 16:05
A beautifull picture Tan.
emjleclercq (15780) 2006-05-27 16:09
A beautifull view, very well framed. The catle itself is very nice with its walls and towers, andthe location next to the river provide the opportunity of these good refelxions on the quiet water. Veru good sharpness.
All the best,
Xalkida (11744) 2006-05-27 16:17
Excellent shot, great clarity and colors. The reflections are very fine. I like the framing too. Lighting and sky are superb. Excellent work.
anesugur (18789) 2006-05-27 16:21
Gerçekten çok güzel bir manzara.
Ellerine sağlık. Selamlar. Uğur
cherubin (1971) 2006-05-27 16:48
this is a splendid photo, you have used perfect all the elements of the scene, giving a perfect result. most of all, I like the orange light of the sunset, colouring the castle... congratulations!
gilou530 (34) 2006-05-27 17:13
beau contraste des couleurs sur cette photo qui met en valeur ce chateau belle reussite une fois de plus
alvaraalto (6177) 2006-05-27 17:25
Wow. You made this picture like a really fairy-tale castle. And a very romantic very tale too. One with a princess and a prince I suppose. Well done.
Anna-- (7791) 2006-05-27 17:30
Warm colors and beautiful POV
donluicu (24724) 2006-05-27 18:14
you're doing such a great job from films, the scan process is always great..
for this effort you deserve all the best cogratulations..
here, there's a nice game of reflections, and a good note..
Tezic (17867) 2006-05-27 18:32
very nice POV.. the colours, sharpnes, reflections and the compo. are very good...
faubry (35405) 2006-05-27 18:52
très belle lumière sur le lac!!! et les couleurs sont bien rendues avec les reflets! bravo
Slana (393) 2006-05-27 19:50
This is a superb shot. I love the reflection in the water, beautiful colours. Great sharpness and detail. Bravo.
singuanti (15250) 2006-05-27 22:05
Hi Tan. What a picture-perfect place this is. It's nice with all of the sky you framed into it. I also like how you didn't chop the top off any of the clouds. Once again the saturation is oh so good. Fantastic work Tan!
siolaw (38284) 2006-05-27 22:38
Good compo and POV with a lot of water in the foreground and a lot of sky in BG ... I like the colors in the sunset (on this monitor(cyber cafe) they dont really look oversaturated....)Fine architecture..
All the best
rafelito (3648) 2006-05-28 0:46
Hi Tan, is one of the best tonight, is a shot from "Alicia in the wonderland"...excelent pictura friend, many regards, Rafael
banyanman (7789) 2006-05-28 0:48
You've done an excellent job of restoring this from a damaged neg, Tan. I don't think you have over-done the saturation - it just looks like the warm light that you see before sunset (although the sky shows that it was taken much earlier than that). You can see a few imperfections in the lower sky but they really don't distract from the overall impact of this fine photograph. Cheers . . . David
pastadog (13111) 2006-05-28 2:09
Hi Tan - pretty composition with good saturated colors, I don't think they look oversaturated. I like the brightness of the castle against the dark blue sky on the very top of the frame, and the dark strip with water and vegetation on the very bottom (that's the reason why I like this frame in two halves, rather than a 2/3,1/3). Regards, Daniel
jjcordier (76860) 2006-05-28 2:33
Une image aux belles couleurs bien soulignées par la lumière de fin de journée mais, pour ma part, je reste un peu dubitatif sur le choix du format vertical pour l'image.
delkoo (68) 2006-05-28 3:15
très jolie composition avec de beaux reflets et une superbe lumiere.
peter1892 (1681) 2006-05-28 5:51
Hi Tan - a really good shot, I like the deep, dark blues of the sky & the reflection effect you've got on the water. The negative may have a little damage but it's not taking anything away from the image.
kevinos (7399) 2006-05-28 7:55
How I wish I could get pictures of this luminosity and this clarity! And you seem to do it every time! Aagin you have amde a stunning picture from a lovely subject.
rabdelnoor (3421) 2006-05-28 11:05
Fantastic view. You really captured very well this castle, with very beautiful and intense colors and superb light, and a well balanced the sky and lake proportions.
carper (96) 2006-05-28 12:21
the shot is nice Tan,
but for a shot like this it is very nice to go to a 1/3-2/3 photo. But thats very personal ofcoarse, the light is very good, and the light is super, very good job.
rhizomes (15343) 2006-05-28 13:57
Very nice colors, light and composition ! The reflections on the water are perfect and I love the colors of this castle !
valdec (7355) 2006-05-28 14:43
No proszê Malbork doczeka³ siê nowej ods³ony, ciep³e przyjemne spojrzenie... Pozdrawiam
Andrzej_HHH (2480) 2006-05-28 14:46
Great colors, perfect composition in general nice work! Best regards! Andrzej
jjbach (9324) 2006-05-28 15:14
Great shot with fantastic vivid colours and superb lighting. The clarity is stunning. High quality picture of this great castle. Splendid work!
veronika (6052) 2006-05-28 15:53
Hello Tan, you are very near Slovakia now, when will you come here finally?? :)
What i especially like on this picture, is warm evening light of sun going down, displaying the Malbork castle in very soft way.
Tue (27696) 2006-05-28 16:25
I like a lot the warm colours of the castle in between the blue of sky and water. The light is also very pleasant and it's a good composition. Thanks for sharing!
Angshu (55942) 2006-05-29 0:14
Beautifully composed Tan with a lot of water in the foreground and a lot of sky in BG ... The colors in the sunset is fantastic & so is the architecture of the castle
Kirych (2703) 2006-05-29 0:28
Wonderful view on the ancient castle! Good compo, warm colors and light. I like different blue color between sky and water. Tanya.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-05-29 7:37
Really well captured, you have manage to recuperate the negative quite well,
excellent vertical composition
patriik (1935) 2006-05-29 14:53
I like your shot very much!
It`s well composed and exposured with fantastic contrast and colours!
Great POV and DOF!
marietom (34607) 2006-05-30 13:55
quelle lumière !
Je me demande si je n'aurais pas fait un format carré, en enlevant un peu d'eau à l'avant.
Marche (4307) 2006-05-31 7:50
Excellente composition. Une très belle lumière éclaire le château, les réflections et les couleurs sont superbes.
Une note très intéressante.
Stepan (27210) 2006-05-31 14:24
A castle jammed between sky and water. The light is impressive and the pov excellent to appreciate the whole place. Looks almost like a model !
martou (1660) 2006-06-01 3:45
I like very much this medieval city shot, the colors are great and the fortress is stunning, great work,
mark88 (2) 2006-06-02 4:05
Interesting shot, very good composition, beautiful lihting, colours and reflections.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-06-02 4:54
Wow, beautiful. I was there many times, but I didn`t noticed such nice colours ;). I like it, great capture.
ahmetgedikli (25482) 2006-06-11 1:54
Görünüm, netlik, renkler, ışık çok güzel ve etkileyici. Selamlar, iyi pazarlar. Ahmet
asanak (1972) 2006-06-16 17:40
Dear Tan ,
The colors are from another planet.The reflections are awsome ,Really great photo.
Nilay (1323) 2006-06-27 2:28
Hersey yerli yerinde , cok etkileyici, boyle fotograflar icimizi acıyor gercekten, bizi sevklendiriyor,
benkrut (2407) 2006-07-20 22:57
Nice to see in your galery, between plenty of places you visited, a trace of my home country. Hope there will be more.
The castle is magnificent isn't it? I visited it when I was a child, but still I remember the impression it made on me.
I would rather prefer this shot in a horizontal orientation but it's still a nice image - I like the reflection very much.
sebcz (2345) 2007-03-13 10:29
The light is so warm and nice. Classic object and composition, it works in here with this nice reflexion.
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2000-05-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Minolta X-700, 28mm, Kodak Royal Gold 100, 49mm Linear Polariser
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-27 15:58
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