I took this pic yesterday at the Warsaw's Castle Square where such a beautiful Christmas tree was located few days ago. On the left you can see Sigismund's Column - one of the most well-known landmark of Warsaw and on the right the St. Anne's bell tower.
Wishing you Marry Christmas!
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Noel_Byrne (30546) 2013-12-23 3:27
This is a wonderful festive scene, that is one of the nicest Chrsitmas trees I've ever seen, the lights are so intricate and unusual. I love that you composed it in a way that we see so much of the square too, and these wonderful landmarks. Thanks for sharing a really festive scene!
Happy Christmas :)
All the best
annjackman (21813) 2013-12-23 3:31
How lovely to show this beautiful Christmas tree in the square. The colours, lighting and crowd of people are very festive indeed. Very well composed and presented.
Happy Christmas, Ann
snunney (97639) 2013-12-23 4:02
What a very pretty Christmas tree this and you have captured it beautifully in this well constructed night time composition. Ideally exposed and with excellent colours and clarity. A Merry Christmas to you.
bona (13737) 2013-12-23 4:18
magical colors and place. I love this Chrismas tree with rich colors against the pastel colors of the pretty background archutecture.. The low speed made nice effect of moviment and I like the woman couple on the right side freezed looking the view.
Have a merry Christmas.
chrislo (4155) 2013-12-23 4:48
Lots of big cities in the Christian world vie to outdo each other in imagination and creativity in order to have the most beautiful and original Christmas tree. I must say this one is a winner, with its pyramid like shape, so beautifully adorned with many stunning coloured lights. This is truly a wonderful gift from the city to its people, and you've brought out perfectly the magic of Christmas in the blue hour light.
Merry Christmas to you and have a wonderfully creative New Year.
Sergiom (77537) 2013-12-23 5:04
Quel belle place à l'heure bleue et ce magnifique arbre parfaitement illuminé avec plein de cadeaux autour pour le plaisir des yeux. La gestion de la lumière est impeccable et l'ensemble d'une belle netteté.
cornejo (41441) 2013-12-23 5:20
Witaj Gosia, very good picture of this interesting everyday scene at Christmas, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Silvio1953 (140991) 2013-12-23 5:23
Ciao Gosia, Merry Christmas to you too, facscinating blue hour, nice scene with a lot of people, excellent perspective, wonderful colors and fantastic light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-12-23 6:25
great sense of festivity and fun in this pic.great pov and off center frame.like the light and the light management.
baclama (18829) 2013-12-23 6:32
une tres belle photo de nuit avec de belles illuminations...
joyeux noel et bonne fin d'année
irek1 (861) 2013-12-23 6:44
Piekna choinka, piekne zdjecie, wspaniale kolory, kadr i pomysl. Widzialem oswietlenie swiateczne Warszawy na zdjeciach fotoreporterow i przyznam, ze zatkalo mnie. Te ledowe dorozki, presenty etc. robia wrazenie. W Poznaniu nie wyglada to moze tak imponujaco, ale tez jest na co popatrzec.
yquem46 (38750) 2013-12-23 7:47
Witaj Gosia, the blue hour queen !
Again a splendid one at blue hour
Of course, the golden buildings blend perfectly with the blue sky, but furthermore here you add the colorful and luminous Xmas tree. Splendid !
have a nice day and a merry Xmas with your beloved ones
saxo042 (37794) 2013-12-23 8:14
A really fantastic Christmas tree! The dark blue sky above the illuminated buildings is also very good. A real Christmas card!
claudeD (38168) 2013-12-23 8:24
wonderul night picture from Warsaw with an excellent composition and very good light managment. Perfect shatpness.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg and merry Xmas for you and your family ...
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-23 9:02
ah! This is stunning. A beautiful blue hour Christmas shot that is just exquisite. Love that tree it is so striking and the setting is just amazing. A quality and elegantly dazzling image. Well done!
lousat (89930) 2013-12-23 9:06
Hi Gosia,i wish you all the best me too and thanks for this magnificent pic,a very original tree full of lights and colors,great capture with the best details everywhere,i like it! Luciano.
rychem (34669) 2013-12-23 9:13
Piękna choinka, eleganckie zdjęcie.
Nasze miasta zyskują na uroku dzięki tym dekoracjom.
Zdrowych i wesołych Świąt
olive224 (2719) 2013-12-23 9:41
Super sharpness and great long time exposure while the blue hour
An excellent shot
Waylim (25502) 2013-12-23 10:21
Excellent blue hour photo of the square, that would have been enough by itself, but with the decoration of the Christmas tree really adds to the festivities and cheerfulness. The light on the tree with decoration of candies contrast superbly against the dark blue sky.
Merry Christmas to you and family.
carlo62 (46575) 2013-12-23 13:44
questa immagine è proprio bella per mostrarci i festeggiamenti che avvengono a Varsavia, in questo modo mi sento un po' partecipe.
Grazie per gli auguri, contraccambio a te e tutti i tuoi cari.
mesutilgim (94624) 2013-12-23 14:54
Nice X-Mas scenery from Warsaw.
Good pov and good layout. Perfect sharpness.
TFS and Merry Christmas to your !
Alco (7337) 2013-12-23 21:09
Fantastic picture of that Christmas tree and all those illuminated gifts.Superb blue hour shot with very sharp details.One of the nicest Christmas tree I have ever seen.Wow for the colors.Very well done.
Mery Christmas to you.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-12-23 22:36
Magnifique photo d'une très grande qualité. L'exposition, la composition sont impeccables et les couleurs splendides. Cet arbre de Noël est splendide.
Bonnes fêtes de fin d'année.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-12-24 1:09
trzeba przyznac,ze ta choinka prezentuje sie imponujaco(no i te wielkie prezenty pod nia:)chyba nie tylko moje marzenie:)
Super kompozycja i znakomicie oddana swiateczna atmosfera!
Zdrowych,Wesolych Swiat oraz Wszystkiego Najlepszego w Nowym Roku
ourania (44398) 2013-12-24 1:38
this wintry, Christmas aspect of Warsaw is beautiful, it's great how you captured the architecture, the human presence, the golden and blue tones that make the view so fine and suggestive. The Christmas tree is so bright and attractive, it surely brings joy and delight to the inhabitants and visitors of your city. Through your picture we can enjoy the festive atmosphere too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a wonderful Christmas holiday with your dear ones!
trevormoffiet (3112) 2013-12-24 2:06
I like to see what you can do with the EM5.
This is a terrific blue hour shot; nicely composed. The details and colours of the Christmas tree are simply amazing. Plenty of detail and sharpness also in the surrounding architecture. You obviously had ISO on manual to be able to shoot this at 200 ISO.
Have a merry Christmas
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-12-24 2:07
Christmas greeting Gosia ~ may you and yours enjoy the season. Your Christmas tree is so pretty with its candy canes, lollies and sweet decorations! I like the atmosphere of this shot; people are busy moving through the scene and there is a magical and expectant feeling in the air. Beautiful seasonal blue hour shot. Warm regards rosemary
Royaldevon (37999) 2013-12-24 3:23
Good Morning Gosia,
Oh, I wish I was here, to see this in reality!
A lovely blue hour shot, which has captured the magic of the illuminations and set it against this rich, blue backcloth of sky.
The tree is strongly positioned and given a special ambience by the crowds of people, all enjoying its presence.
I wish you a Happy Christmas,
Disabled_A (0) 2013-12-24 3:46
though I've never been to Poland yet, I already know how beautiful this country is - and especially during Christmas season!:)
You chose an excellent POV and composition to show to us a bit of this festive season:) wonderful Christmas lights and mood created here :)
best wishes of a Very Happy Christmas to you!
macjake (67188) 2013-12-24 5:20
how beautiful is that!
stunning shot of Warsaw in the Blue Hour.
love the large boxes of lights on the bottom and the overall illumination.
DINOZOR (16428) 2013-12-24 5:23
Belle ambiance de fête sur cette place avec ce superbe sapin illuminé.
Image bien composée et bien cadrée à l'heure bleue.
Cricri (117961) 2013-12-24 6:02
Belle prise a heure bleu, ce sapin est joliment bien décorée, il est très beau, j'aime les éclairages qui donne un effet chaud aux bâtiments, superbe image
Joyeux Noel a toi aussi
photoray (13981) 2013-12-24 7:48
Very attractive night Xmas scene in Warsaw's Castle Square for the large densely lighted decorated tree with surround light present boxes. The setting is fine for the surrounding classical architecture to remind us of history and traditions.
Best wishes for the Holidays,
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-24 10:04
alla vigilia del Natale ti sei proposta con una delle tue opere straordinariamente belle per la cura della composizione, della luce e della nitidezza.
Una Varsavia incredibilmente bella nella quale le luci natalizie si fondono a meraviglia con quelle consuete dell'architettura.
Una ripresa effettuata con la solita perfezione che contraddistingue i tuoi lavori.
Una ottima occasione, son solo per ringraziarti , ma per augurare a te un Natale pieno di felicità.
npecanhuk (74932) 2013-12-24 20:18
Hi! Very beautiful Christmas Tree and a lovely Christmas mood intratável urban space! Attractive picture too! Tfs! Merry Christmas! Neyvan
Nicou (140194) 2013-12-25 0:48
De très belles fêtes et joyeux noël, quelle iamge quel beua spain sur cette place tout illuminé sueprbe captage et vue merveilleux.
COSTANTINO (64268) 2013-12-25 2:12
pretty Christmas shot colorful and impressive
thousand of lights decorate this beautiful
tree and the whole composition makes me
more happy today
rich photo with rich shining details
many wishes to you for Christmas day
many wishes for a happy new year 2014
boa (7375) 2013-12-25 3:50
wow..fantastic Christmas tree, it looks like a tree from a Disney movie or something:) Excellent composition and atmosphere in this blue hour shot. I haven`t been to Warsaw but I can see there are beautiful architecture there, tfs!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
rigoletto (34279) 2013-12-25 8:22
witaj gosia. it seems, the cities are competeing with each other to create the loveliest atmosphere with those christmas lights. superb blue hour again with a rather crowded atmosphere. regarding that it is taken on december 22nd at warsaw, it should not be too late, maybe 4 pm or something.
fabbs99 (17133) 2013-12-25 10:14
Merry Christmas ! This is a remarkable photograph of the Christmas Tree from Warsaw.Lovely colors with excellent sharpness.Excellent composition, good presentation too.Very well done, TFS.
Graal (102642) 2013-12-26 0:52
chyba wszystko tu powiedziano. Piekna warszawska choinka na starowce. Trudne swiatlo ale efekt koncowy bdb. Brawo!
Wszystkiego najlepszego na reszte swiat. Udanego Sylwestra zycze!
m (0) 2013-12-26 5:15
it's nice to see so many beautiful lights in a crystal clear image. Very festive atmosphere, I hope you're thoroughly enjoying your Christmas holidays.
Thanks and best wishes
daddo (26534) 2013-12-26 15:11
Hi Gosia. A vibrant, happy and convivial image with which to celebrate the festive season. beautiful "tree". I wish you a happy and healthy 2014. Pozdrav. Klaudio.
abmdsudi (53105) 2013-12-27 2:38
A brilliantly constructed night shot full of sparkling lights and array of stunning colors fulfilling the festive moment but one which shows off your artistic and processing skills. Have a very festive season, Awesome shot, Congrats
fotka (4337) 2013-12-27 6:22
Bardzo dobre zdjecie w swiatecznej atmosferze z przeslicznie udekorowana choinka. Wspaniale prezentuje sie na tle warszawskich kamieniczek o zmroku. Bardzo dobrej jakosci zdjecie.
Zycze Ci wiele udanych zdjec w Nowym Roku.
Gigidusud (20825) 2013-12-27 13:36
Beautiful place with nice festive atmosphere and splendid Christmas tree. Beautiful postcard at blue hour. I like it!
Thanks and best wishes!
emka (95399) 2013-12-27 23:17
Wspaniałe sa te warszawskie bożonarodzeniowe dekoracje. w tym roku nie byłam na Starym Mieście, bo byłam nasycona widokami z Anglii i miałam duzo przygotowań świątecznych. moze jeszcze sie wybiorę. Super zdjecie o błękitnej godzinie. wspaniała ostrość i kolory.
Zyczę wspaniałego Nowego Roku
brianmcc (6219) 2013-12-28 10:32
this is a wonderful festive picture. you have composed it perfectly and the colours are stunning and very appealing. a lovely picture for the season.
happy new year,
adores (45029) 2013-12-29 9:16
A beautiful Christmas tree and a square full of life! I like the movement of the people around and the blue sky! well taken, the exposure is very good!
Have a great New Year!
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-12-30 7:59
Wow! Love the colors of this Christmas tree! Nicely captured with good lighting and nice details. Very well done, tfs.
I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! Have a safe and wonderful New Year!
ChrisJ (112461) 2013-12-30 14:46
A superb blue hour shot with the golden illumination on the facades of the buildings contrasting well against the clue and cyan tones. Good sharpness and the Christmas tree makes a superb focal point and is well positioned away from the centre. Tfs and have a great New Year!
vjmite (4216) 2014-01-05 2:54
A nice sharp night photo, with great colors. The exposure s just right to bring out the colors without burning them out.
jemaflor (96143) 2014-01-06 10:58
What a beautiful capture with this nice christmas tree and the beeautiful blue night sky in the BG, Very well managed, tfs.
kato (11630) 2014-01-06 23:35
You're capturing well this Christmas scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the city square with the Christmas tree of the triangular pyramid which attached the decoration and light, and historical buildings in blue hour. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and beautiful color combinatiob. And, it's also impressive in many residents gathering the square.
tatadalou (7459) 2014-01-20 20:45
Nice blue hour shot. You managed so well the strong light of this Christmas tree, the exerrcise was not easy to keep a good enlightment of the other parts of the picture and you made it perfectly. I like the long exposure time that gives an impression of crowd.
Ninello52 (7576) 2014-01-25 11:55
How are you? Surely, this is one of your best pictures! Magnificent display that enhances colors and lights! Beautiful than the sky, I'd say fantastic! Very nice also the light that illuminates the buildings! Also good composition, beautiful all the details of the image! Biz!
Best Regards, Nino.
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (34141)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-22
- Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/16, 5 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Warsaw [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-23 3:16