While in Krakow, this place is really hard to miss, with roughly 40,000sq m (430,000sq ft) it is the largest medieval town square in Europe, maybe that is why both tourists and locals frequently choose it for a meeting point. Przy Adasiu means diminutively at Adam Mickiewicz Monument.
On the right side you see a unique yellow-red Sukiennice building, just behind it you may spot a fragment of the Town Hall Tower, further in the left you see the 10th century Church of St. Wojciech (St. Adalbert's) and finally in the center: 1898 Adam Mickiewicz Monument.
Adam Mickiewicz (1798 1855) was a national poet of Poland and one of the greatest Slavic language poets alongside Alexander Pushkin.
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korbee (6617) 2010-08-02 3:06
To get this into good balance is not an easy task Mariusz,youve done a very fine an clean job with some nice HDR colors.
BeBeHooker (0) 2010-08-02 3:07
HDR czy nie HDR!? bajkowej wdziecznosci kolorystyka. Przepiekna glebia ostrosci.
ciakgiak (30431) 2010-08-02 3:13
un'immagine composta in maniera magistrale, un'inquadratura perfetta nella quale hai giustamente messo in risalto i piccioni ed il monumento, non tralasciando perň lo splendido scenario alle spalle.
Perfetti come sempre i colori e la qualitŕ dellop scatto. Un caro saluto.
dta (77590) 2010-08-02 3:28
Hello MAriusz ,
A wonderful presentation of this remarkable square . I like a lot the efect of the PP , wit superb colors and contrats . Framing and POv are perfect
PaulVDV (28747) 2010-08-02 3:45
I believe this is a different and original post of the famous Rynek Główny in Krakow.
The composition is very good. I like the many pigeons on the foreground.
The colours are very good with the cloth hall contrasting wonderful with that blue sky.
Best regards, Paul
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2010-08-02 3:51
very nice square. i like the wide angle prespective, fine colors and interesting buildings.
delpeoples (57590) 2010-08-02 4:10
Hi Mariusz, we don;t see enough of Poland here on TE. Interesting to know that this is the largest piazza in Europe. I like the effect of the wide-angle lens, especially on the pigeons...there seesm to be thousands of them. Excellent light management, sharpness and depth. TFS and I wish you a good Monday, Lisa
stevesaba (8163) 2010-08-02 4:26
Excellent architectural landscape! I suspect that your Canon 10-22 does a better job than my Sigma 10-20. Great focus and clarity, even around the edges where my Sigma tends to be soft! Lovely framing. I would have personally gone for more saturation, but that is just my taste. Either way a superb photo. If there is a little HDR here, I think that is okay, and it is done with taste. Fine work, cheers,
Bournazel (0) 2010-08-02 4:40
great job with your large angle.perfect perspetive Is it HDR ?
sandpiper (6788) 2010-08-02 5:07
Excellent composition with a good ballance of subjects. Lots of things to look at and well rendered.
Jonathan_Tree (0) 2010-08-02 5:40
Swietna fotografia, duzo widac: Adas, kosciolek sw. Wojciech, Sukiennice, kamienice i golebie. Jak pisal Jan Sztaudynger: "Golebiami brukowany Krakow, gowno ma z tych ptakow". Dobre zdjecie, bez gadania.
andywo (4725) 2010-08-02 7:50
"...spotkajmy sie pod Adasiem..." jak to mowia - to naprawde najbardziej charakterystyczny punkt naszego pieknego Krakowa. Bywaly czasy kiedy zolnierze desantu wychodzac do cywila robili "pompki" pod Adasiem glosno wyliczajac kazdy miesiac spedzony w armii;-)
Swietna praca, super ze sa golebie i Sukiennice w glebi.
mauro61 (52855) 2010-08-02 7:59
simpatico scatto in cui unisci il raduno dei piccioni alla bella architettura della piazza.
Ottimi i colori.
siolaw (38292) 2010-08-02 9:54
Good use of the wide angle to get an extensive view of the square. Nice light and natural colours with perfect sharpness. The pigeons add interest to the foreground.
halilguven (417) 2010-08-02 11:11
Güzel bir meydan fotoğrafı olmuş.
paololg (31448) 2010-08-02 13:54
Ciao dear Mariusz,
undoubtedly an amazing three-dimensional effect, practically a perfect photo from the first colombo up to the last dome in the horizon. It's really difficult to see in TE images with this quality. Sincere compliments, dear friend!
Ciao, have a nice week!
ifege (10367) 2010-08-02 14:43
A great looking square Mariusz - a must see, Id think for anyone visiting Poland (one of these days for me!) and re my TE friend Lisa's comment - I think you are several others are doing a good job of lifting the Polish profile on TE.
A good wide angle shot lacing any lens distortion and great colour.
BluSimo (9392) 2010-08-02 14:49
I never been in Poland, but now it is a country that I would to visit. Here on TE I am discovering great things of your country. Your architectures are fantastic as an example. Your shot demonstrates that very well. Fantastic Pov, and excellent work in PP, compliments Mariusz, many compliments
danos (97395) 2010-08-02 21:29
Good morning Mariusz,
very nice the meeting point in Krakow,with the impressive statue in the middle and the town hall to cover the right of the image.The lots of pigeons add life in the scne.Excellent the colour and the light management.Well done.
Have a nice day,Danos
josepmarin (58357) 2010-08-03 0:20
The surface of this square is absolutely impressive, and though in your framing only we see a part, everything what we see is a marvel, due to the beauty of its architecture, the slenderness of the monument, the presence of the pigeons, and the people in background that adds many vitality to the scene.
A great light and beautiful colors, in an excellent photographic work.
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2010-08-03 2:55
Crisp clear shot, excellent colours and a fine composition. Well presented in this wide range.
Urs (14082) 2010-08-03 3:15
Fantastic POV, I love it, it really pulls the viewer to the statue, even the pigeons are adding to this effect. Your choice of location is absolutely correct. Vibrant color hues and very high sharpness. Well done. Thanks for your critique of my fisherman town shot.
riclopes (35577) 2010-08-03 3:35
Olá M, yes, it was in this famous square that I felt in love with Krakov...The architecture is enchanting, I remember that church. Beautiful postcard, the yellow/orange facade stands out nicely and the statue has a good presence in the center. It's a bit tight on top but I see you struggled with it to include the pigeons that make a great FG.
have a nice day,
bartekp (4746) 2010-08-03 4:12
Ladne super szerokir ujecie z pomnikiem w centrum. Bardzo ladne swiatlo kolory.
Cretense (68703) 2010-08-03 8:13
Very impressive, very "alive", almost 3-D photo, I feel like I am seing this beautiful square with my own eyes! Great composition and framing, flawless light management! Beatiful colours, great definition and overall quality!
ymrk (15079) 2010-08-03 8:53
great angle of vision through the doves..affective one,
jhm (152164) 2010-08-03 9:42
This is a picture where we a lot can see, splendid square with the statue in middle together the much doves.
Colors and sharpness are very well.
Composition and presentation are nice.
Very well done, TFS.
macjake (67532) 2010-08-03 9:46
this is fantastic
i like the distorted lens angle from the 10-22lens.
the sharpness is obviously excellent.
the buildings are so photogenic...man i'd love to get my hands on this location!
beautiful open square.
well taken my friend
Silvio1953 (141955) 2010-08-03 11:57
Ciao Mariusz, splendid perspective on wonderful square, beautiful composition with a lot of lovely pigeons, great light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
rodgerg (55767) 2010-08-03 12:48
A superb cityscape rich in colors nad especially in various details well colected. I like the many pidgeon which give life and too fantaisy to the image. Greta depht too with this POV well selected.
Have a nice evening,
AKITA (15125) 2010-08-03 14:28
your effects of using wide lens and editing by HDR make original beautiful picture,
the radiating composition makes unique perspective, the statues become very eye catching on that center,
and the brightness of sky and stone ground are well averaged to show us beautiful tone, and right house looks unusually shining,
thank you for your wonderful picture,
raszid62 (18515) 2010-08-03 14:48
Fotografia wspaniała, genialna asymetryczna kompozycja obrazu, cudowne kolory, super ostrość. Krakowski rynek to jednak perełka architektoniczna , nie tylko Polski.
Bardzo fajny efekt z tymi gołębiami pod wieszczem.
adramad (45294) 2010-08-03 15:44
Very nice, different and original post of this wonderful place, great POV with a statue in the center, the pigeons in the foreground and the beautiful buildings that make up this great plaza, beautiful on all sides.
Magnificent light as well as colors and stunning clarity.
Graal (102752) 2010-08-03 23:35
ladna prezentacja z centrum starego Krakowa. Dobra jakosc zdjecia. Podoba mi sie.
Rafer (0) 2010-08-03 23:55
Impecable luz y color y un motivo muy interesante..saludos Mariusz
yeln (11516) 2010-08-04 0:37
excelent photo of this beautiful palace in background and interesting park in foreground. Great composition with good POV. wery good sharpness with many litlle details, nice colors and good DOF.
p.s. thanks for your words!!
I gladly recommend Santorini. there you got a lot of work. I have done over 4500 photos. it is very very beautiful island!
Longroute (19396) 2010-08-04 1:26
Krakow is really a beautiful city!
I like how you managed to show so many outstanding monuments especially the Sukiennice which makes a very fine appareance with its interesting architecture and at the same time conveys the sense of a large space of this lovely square. You must tell me your secret about how you deal with such strong light and obtaining such a clear and sharp image!
Another of your excellent postcards! (:-)
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-08-04 23:36
Everything is excellent in this beautiful picture of the meeting point, dear Mariusz
Lovely sky, well balanced picture
Have a nice day
emka (96356) 2010-08-06 0:05
Witaj, Adaś bardzo fajnie pokazany, gołębie tez w porządku, tylko widok na sukiennice marny przez te prace. Ale podobno ma być baredzo ciekawie urządzone muzeum w "nowych" Sukiennicach. Fantastyczne kolory i co za osrośc!
A E. ciagle w Dublinie.
jafadabret (56501) 2010-08-06 6:53
J'aime la clarté de cette photo avec les perspectives des édifices colorés. La place semble bien fréquentée par les piétons et les pigeons, loin de la circulation des véhicules.
ilDottore (5252) 2010-08-07 4:33
HDR, ale JAKI!!! Mistrzowska robota, po prostu dech zapiera!
POV i kompozycja... i kolory... Twój Kraków, mimo nagromadzenia narodowych skarbów w kadrze i tych gołębi swojskich, to jest Techno-Kraków!
Niesamowite zdjęcie, ostre jak blask neonów Vegas, przypomina że mamy już XXIw. i pora zacząc pokazywać Kraków po nowemu.
PIĘKNA ROBOTA! SZACUNEK!
I pozdrówki nieustające z Lanzarote :)
lgir (7293) 2010-08-07 9:08
very nice POV on this place where light and contrast are beautifully rendered.
Very good work.
Didi (60588) 2010-08-08 4:36
Nice composition with your wide angle lens
But there is some differents lights visible on the sky around the statue.
sacavem (18620) 2010-08-09 7:25
Great shot of this square. The buildings are interesting, the composition is well executed, and with the sight of the tower of the church(?) in the background and the lighting is wonderful.
Leconte (5795) 2010-08-14 2:30
beautiful place and fantastic POV, colors and a gorgeous high definition, lovely architecture,
Fante (5429) 2010-08-16 11:36
excellent photo of this beautiful square. Brilliant composition, great colors. Good simetry and amazing sharpness. Very interesting architecture. Bravo
npecanhuk (75026) 2010-10-01 7:04
Beautiful square with many nice and interesting elements (buildings, pattern of the pavement, monuments, statues, birds)!
Very attractive urban & architecture picture!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal format and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats!
PS.: Campinas is 100km northwestbound from the city of Săo Paulo! 5h may not be enough time to leave the airport and visit the city (distant downtown and heavy traffic)!
nikkitta (17066) 2011-02-20 17:57
So, no more about Buenos Aires??
This is a typical photo postcard ( as far as I know) from you
Great definition and lots of interesting things to watch
Great POV and the more I liked?
The panels covered with advertisements on the right side
Greetings from sunny Argentina
Noel_Byrne (30980) 2013-08-17 5:55
Thanks for the link to this scene too, it is really nice to be able to enjoy and image, then turn around and enjoy it from another angle! Great idea to link the two. This gives a great feel for the place, as we now look from the cathedral, and enjoy the rest of the beautiful buildings around this square. The many pigeons make a nice touch too. Really nicely done.
Periko (5140) 2013-08-17 21:24
What a beautiful and fantastic shot!
Everything here is splendid.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-11-05 20:42
Mariusz, looking at this flawless and very beautiful picture all I can tell you is: I wish I could take pictures like you....
my sincere compliments, great work!!
asajernigan (21427) 2014-09-22 2:39
This is a nicely composed shot placing the statue slightly off center and framing it with the colorful buildings. The stone plaza provides a nice lead in for the scene. The lighting is great and the photo has fine sharpness and color.
COSTANTINO (64710) 2016-02-17 11:09
Hello dear Mariusz and have a nice time
and a happy new day
I like the wide angle perspective
I like the sky and the pigeons
all around adding life
of this remarkable square
framing and pov are almost
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (36250)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya Pro PL
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Pretty in Poland [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-02 2:55
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