Maybe this is not the kind of photo I am generally known for showing, but sometimes I like plain views too, not just people in the streets. Anyway, there are a few people in this photo too, although small.
This is from a bridge crossing the Warta river a short distance from the centre of Poznań in western Poland. I enjoyed watching the quiet Sunday activities by the Warta and the bend of the river as it flows through the outskirts of the city.
In a workshop you can see another photo from the same bridge.
And here is a larger version.
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photographer_sg (4410) 2014-07-09 8:23
I like the view of the peaceful river with the luxurious green banks. The anglers and the man walking down though small are visible with enough sharpness to make the picture interesting and the buildings against the hazy sky make a perfect background.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
The w.s photo is superbly framed.
emka (82044) 2014-07-09 9:04
You show postcard and I - street scenes from Vienna. What are stereotypes worth :), It is not quite postcard - there is a big area of green meadow and and the cathedral is quite far away. And there are some anglers. It is for me strange that women never do it , this is entirely men's pleasure. I think the women are too diligent, such sitting on the bank with the fishing rod is simply waste of time. Very natural colours and sharpness.
WArm, regrads MAlgo
tyro (21060) 2014-07-09 9:29
When I saw the thumbnail of this picture, I couldn't believe my eyes - has Gert posted a picture completely devoid of human life? But, of course, now I see the whole picture and read your note, I see the banks of this river are populated by at least half a dozen fishermen. I wonder if they caught any fish?
The fishermen certainly add interest to what would otherwise be a large and extensive and pretty featureless foreground and the curve of the river leads us very nicely to Poznan with what looks like quite a spectacular church or cathedral with twin towers.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness. And a fine workshop picture of the two cyclists - presumably on the other bank of the river.
pajaran (53485) 2014-07-09 10:43
Lep pogled na reku i trenutak sa ribolovcima ...
Ja sam strastven ribolovac, volim reku i ribolov.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazana reka sa ribolovcima i crveni krovovi.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za odmor i ribolov.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
Nice view of the river and the moment the fishermen ...
I am an avid fisherman, I love the river and fishing.
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, beautiful river with fishermen demonstrated and red roofs.
Good work, nice captured moment, beautiful colors.
Nice place for relaxation and fishing.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
boa (6173) 2014-07-09 11:05
long time no see:) Som du skriver så är inte det här riktigt din vanliga stil som vi är vana att se. Jag tycker att du har lyckats riktigt bra med det här också. En utmärkt komposition där floden leder blicken mot stan, speciellt kyrktornen. Fiskarna i förgrunden gör bilden intressantare och de ser ut att ha riktigt trevligt. Vem vet, de kanske tar sig en öl i sommarvärmen också:)
Kul att se att du kom dig till Polen till slut. Jag antar att du hade en fin tur dit.
jemaflor (86946) 2014-07-09 11:20
Well framed, good effect with the curve of the river, interesting with people fishing and the green grass.
Fis2 (87647) 2014-07-09 11:51
You were so close!
Nice view from Poznan.
Good POV and natural colors.
Have a nice evening
saxo042 (37594) 2014-07-09 12:14
En fin komposition med floden som kröker sig och leder blicken mot kyrkan långt bort. Alla metarna ger ju ett visst liv åt bilden.
bukitgolfb301 (36838) 2014-07-09 12:42
Hi dear Gert, how are you?
So sorry for long no reply/action to you due to some reasons. Wow I think this is so calm and tranqlizing landscape image at all. So well considered framework by well using rivercurve via your masterful sense and inspiration. Tasteful light and color management is also wonderful as usual.
All the best and have a good day! Takero from Tokyo
PaulVDV (23181) 2014-07-09 12:56
Poznan either owns a very large green lung, either you don't need to walk very far from the center of town to be in the great outdoors.
On the thumbnail I didn't notice the fishermen but once the picture opens, I think they give a good sense of scale.
Beautiful with the curving river leading us to the cathedral.
Best regards, Paul
kasianowak (7297) 2014-07-09 13:07
So you managed to smuggle people into a landscape shot (and quite a few of them)! ;-)
Seriously though... this is rather thoughtfully composed according to the rule of thirds and with the curve of the Warta leading the viewer's eye towards the distant line of buildings. The colours are really nice too, with red contrasting with green - a bit like a ladybird on a leaf. :-)
Have a nice evening
macjake (58270) 2014-07-09 13:59
yes, certainly not your typical type of photo that you'd be showing us here on TE, but its always good to go color outside the lines - sort of speak :)
and heck, at least you DO have a few people along the waters edge.
looking at this, now I want to grab a fishing pole and relax.
it also looks like the type of river than can easily overflow in floods - wonder if it ever has.
you've got the classic Polish city views in the bg too.
Sonata11 (33378) 2014-07-09 19:38
Hello Gert, very beautiful composition of Poznan. This view is really beautiful and great execution. Colors, sharpness, clarity are fantastic. Best regards, Barbara
rychem (25438) 2014-07-09 23:56
Rare iew of this Polish city, beautiful composition with the winding river, excellent light and depth
ourania (33901) 2014-07-10 2:17
reading "just people in the streets" made me smile. As far as your collection of photos is concerned, there's a real treasure hiding behind these words. In this picture there are tiny people on the bank of a river, their presence is interesting and delightful and they entice us to think what a gorgeous daily life environment this area makes. I like very much how the scenery extends in your composition, there's very good balance between the strong and the mild features and colours of this deep view. The workshop picture is simple but strong. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
dkmurphys (50552) 2014-07-10 5:45
I like this view along the river. So much fresh green field that ends with that spectacular cathedral in the back.
Sergiom (63348) 2014-07-10 5:54
Le regard suit naturellement la courbe du cours d'eau dans l'image vers ce beau petit village aux maisons de toits rouge qui se pressent autour de l'église . Un bel ensemble profond et net.
rbassin (19067) 2014-07-10 9:01
une photo bien composée, j'aime bien le cours d'eau et sa courbe, avec la ville en haut de l'image.
Silvio1953 (126137) 2014-07-10 11:30
Ciao Gert, lovely ppostcard from beautiful city, wonderful colors, great perspective and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jcpix (13722) 2014-07-10 20:07
The initial observation does put this a bit out of your traditional style, but that doesn't make it any less interesting. In fact, it doesn't take but a quick moment to realize this is still very much a wonderful daily life type of scene...just at a distance this time. :)
Seemingly innocuous in nature, it depicts the easy-going atmosphere and activity that resides here. And just for fun, it was actually the gentleman walking through the field that first caught my eye more than anything else. So really, you have the best of both worlds in this shot, "postcard" and real life. :) Enjoy the new day. All the best.
Nicou (125600) 2014-07-11 1:49
Les pêcheurs au bor de l'eau quelle vue et compo avec la belle courbe de la rivière, cadrage parfait et cette église en fond sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
SnapRJW (31617) 2014-07-11 6:08
Hello Gert - This is a quite a departure from that which you usually post and it is nice to see another aspect of your work. The river cuts an attractive curve through the lush green grass and the FG gives me the impression that Poznan is a rural town with peaceful leisure activities for the residents. Fishing is a such a relaxing pastime I think. I am intrigued by the lone figure of the female; is that her boyfriend marching resolutely through the grass towards her I wonder?
A fine composition with plenty to enjoy.
PiotrF (10082) 2014-07-11 6:10
Beautiful view of the river Warta and city in the background. Superb image with good color saturation, very effective composition. Nice shot.
abmdsudi (44930) 2014-07-11 6:24
A pleasant holiday scene which you describe nicely & the view gives a charm with youthfulness. It has colors of life in the form of green filling much of fg areas and lovely touch of brighter colours on the bdrop with eye popping red to catch attention along with lots of interest in the rest of the image. Downstream of the river stretches the depth and leads, it's so peaceful and calm, good exposure too showing a glimpse of summer river view. Excellent catch, Congrats.
Graal (98822) 2014-07-11 7:49
interesting and nice series from Poland. Fine glance over Warta on the town. Also nice WS and comment in note. Good presentation.
Have a nice WE.
lousat (79421) 2014-07-11 8:58
Hi Gert,you have raison,it's very strange to see a pic made in postcard style in your gallery always looking for detail of people and daily life,but as you know i like postcards and this is a great gift to me,the view is truly beautiful.But i like the WS too,caught in a diagonal made by the road and with the cyclist like the cherries on the cake...ehehe...have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
eldancer1 (29678) 2014-07-11 10:14
And a beautiful and relaxing type of postcard showing people enjoying a lazy fishing. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
serp2000 (41096) 2014-07-11 12:00
This is not usual format for a postcard. It looks like a one of the last pages of a guid book from Poznan.)
Anyway I like to see the pictures from this wojewodship, I have never been in this part of Poland. Is it a Warta? Like a battery? )) Full of energy! TFS!
mesutilgim (86960) 2014-07-11 13:40
Hello dear Gert,
Perfect capture from Poznan.The tiny fisher along the river gives a perfect idea about the dimensions. Interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
nikkitta (15464) 2014-07-11 16:42
Opsss Gert, I was thinking from where have you manage to take this kind of panoramic, before reading your note
An special or personal composition, lots of space at the front and the city (and church?)at the back
Peaceful scene of fishers ( they must be) enjoying their activity at the sides of the also quiet river that forms a curve given so more attractive at the capture
Well done, regards
Cricri (109071) 2014-07-12 7:09
POV a la fois plongeant et profond, la courbe de la rivière vers la ville, les pêcheurs ajoute de la vie, belle présentation
cornejo (33580) 2014-07-12 11:52
Hello Gert, here again after a brief holiday. Very nice shot of this interesting and beautiful view of the city with the river, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, good light, color and quality. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
wolf38 (31282) 2014-07-13 5:49
Hello Gert. Postcard from Poznan, - truly a sight like in the good old days of romance. Everything seems lovely and peaceful. Are in our hectic times such photos a wonderful contrast. .... only on second glance I discover the angler.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
COSTANTINO (57569) 2014-07-13 7:57
Hello my dear friend
thank you very much for your wonderful
postcard remitted from you from Poznan
to all of us the friends of TE
The colors are dreamy
shot with the greatest lightness and
wellframed with nice effect
excellent light and depth
have a nice new week
imageme (1790) 2014-07-13 18:33
Hi Gert, Awesome view of this place. The vast grass land in the FG and the small people give scale to the frame. The curve part of the river has a nice effect to the composition. The red rooftops in the BG give color contrasts to lush vegetation. Gorgeous landscape scenery. Best regards
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-07-14 1:12
well taken photo from the bridge which offered very good perspective over the river and the city in the distance. It's amazing how stylish Poznan looks like from this POV - I cannot spot any modern buildings. I like the presence of the fishing men which add another tranquil element to the composition.
Nice colors, sharpness and framing.
Thanks for sharing and kind regards
omid266 (6062) 2014-07-14 21:49
another spectacular picture from Poland,
the excellent colours and light management,
very well taken and Thanks!
** Have a great day, **
mcmtanyel (14655) 2014-08-01 23:00
It's a lovely postcard from Poznan, although it is not in the typical postcard aspect ratio. The colors are well saturated and the curvature of the river guides the eyes gently to the city.