In the center of the Brasov Council Square lies the Council House, built in 1420. The building used to serve as Brasov's city hall; today it houses Brasov's Historical Museum. The exhibits tell the history of the Saxon guilds, who dominated Brasov during medieval times. On top of the building sits the Trumpeter's Tower which was once a watchtower for approaching barbarians before being incorporated into the building.
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wautersw (3647) 2006-09-17 14:01
Nice view of Brasov with a little Hitchcock extra with the birds. They all seem to come out of the tower.
flatwin (2181) 2006-09-17 14:01
superbe composition que cette photo - tres belle prise de vue avec de magniques couleurs -
elkab (4951) 2006-09-17 14:03
Great perspective, excellent ligth and colors.
dmallon (100) 2006-09-17 14:04
Great image, the severe contrast between shadow and light in the tower enhances the 'spooky' atmosphere, as does the way you've captured the birds. It's quite a simple image but full of drama. Well done.
aralda (1240) 2006-09-17 14:12
Frumoasa fotografia cu turnul si pasarile. Par sa iasa chiar din turn! Haha, uite ca a mai zis cineva chiar asta!
balatrek (7455) 2006-09-17 14:19
Fantastic image, the light of the sky is impressive, you have created a very creative composition, the silhouette of the tower and the birds flying contribute great beauty to the scene, is perfect! congratulations by your good work.
pasternak (15183) 2006-09-17 14:22
Nice and romantic image, Veronica, I like the sepia tones here, so warm, and the pigeons flying in one direction somehow continue the tower compositionally. Very good to have the tower rising from the frame corner.
Dave2006 (323) 2006-09-17 14:25
Hello Veronica. Wonderful moody picture. It evokes feelings of a Gothic Horror film with the birds circling the dark tower and the menacing sky. Beautifully captured. I like this very much.
isabela_sor (47748) 2006-09-17 14:28
O secventa din filmul lui Hitchook :)...dar nu e deloc inspaimantatoare ci doar extrem de reusita!Insa tot putem spune e o capodopera fotografia ta!!!!
xavshot (69835) 2006-09-17 14:30
magnifique compo avec un POV extra et des couleurs sublimes. Une belle ambiance. Bravo
gigi (2668) 2006-09-17 14:34
une superbe composition et un tres bon cadrage
le traitement apporté a cette photo
est vraiment un plus
du bon travail
delkoo (68) 2006-09-17 15:03
currently you are inspired by dark skys and birds,the tones and the mood in this one are very beautiful and add mysterious atmosphère.
hermin (0) 2006-09-17 15:23
stright out from hitchkock movies
gilou530 (34) 2006-09-17 15:57
still a superb photograph with the birds in Chinese shade, mysterious environment guarantee, very beautiful work of cadrageave the church in the corner
AmiBe (6042) 2006-09-17 16:50
what an atmosphere here, like an horror movie :)
Excellent compo, great light and PP.
I like the color tones.
gypsygirl58 (1329) 2006-09-17 19:06
Interesting photo, like the POV and the dark colours, a bit Hitchcock especially with all the birds!! TFS :-)
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-09-18 3:40
Nice picture with all the birds above the tower.
Nice PP on this one
Cretense (68701) 2006-09-18 7:04
You keep uploading pictures that transmit some kind of magic. Another photo that seems a little bit surreal, with a unique atmosphere. Beautiful sepia toning! congratulations!
Budapestman (82620) 2006-09-18 9:16
Great impression! Fabled and fascinating mood! What a fantastic colours and tints! Effective and very spectacular photo! Excellent and intriguing POV! Picturesque spectacle, once more!
Thank you, nice days
pat0500 (21561) 2006-09-18 11:42
In the same category than "fly pigeon" but with different colours and gradings but as beautiful. Good framing.
Some birds look like planes...
anducina (8407) 2006-09-18 14:30
Excelente culorile si lumina. Poza asta este plina de atmosfera, gen "Prabusirea casei Usher" sau cam asa ceva. Compozitie originala.
Ceea ce imi place cel mai mult, insa, este aceasta lumina intunecata, daca o fi existand asa ceva, aceasta atmosfera misterioasa.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-09-18 16:12
ANother gothic looking view, the sky is wonderful and haunting. HOw did you capture the sky?
Very well donne
atus (15856) 2006-09-18 16:13
very well captured and composed shot of a great impact.
The pov and the perspective are absolutely fantastic, the light and the colours are really dramatic especially combined with the birds' silhouettes. Great work and congratulations!
ricochet (9696) 2006-09-18 18:03
Wouah!!!, une ambiance à la Hitchcock pour cette magnifique photo, des couleurs superbes et une compo très belle avec les oiseaux qui s'envollent, bravo à toi
Click3 (1886) 2006-09-19 4:15
Hola Verónica...outstanding creation...very moody. Interesting how some capture this scene as spooky...my first rection was "intriguing warmth". Very creative...excellent PP result/work.
sined (4523) 2006-09-19 4:20
Magic moment Veronica !
Dragonheart (8414) 2006-09-19 4:44
WOW! amazing capture. The POV is super and the monotone of the image adds some mysterey to this capture. Looks like the place of dracula:-)
Thanks for sharing
cbrman (21675) 2006-09-19 10:23
J'aime bien les teintes chaudesde cette image. Le post-traitement est bien réalisé. Tu as trouvé une bonne composition et les oiseaux donnent un aspect très dynamique à l'ensemble.
prumod (8300) 2006-09-19 14:18
greetings for posting this fantastic one... perfect silhouttes in the sepia background... beautiful pov and quality...
kermit350 (9016) 2006-09-19 14:51
Hello Véronica, a very beautiful vertical composition with an excellent effect which still adds to this environment full with mystery, I like much symmetry that only the ceaseless flight of the birds comes to disturb, this exposure of this sky is splendid, sincerely
jinju (14265) 2006-09-19 19:26
Moody shot. Not Hitchcock but Dracula. A castle tower, birds that look liie bats. The toning is spot on giving us that moody light. Very dramatic.
AiresSantos (56155) 2006-09-21 2:14
Very nice view of Brasov with the birds in the sky. Good POV and sharpness. I also like the silhouttes and how you framed the picture.
Thanks and greetings,
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2006-09-21 14:33
Wonderful capture of the flying birds, excellent light and colour tones make this a special picture. Well Done!
With Greetings from India
Scharan (14144) 2006-09-21 22:39
Linda foto, lindas silhuetas desta revoada de pássaros, uma bela composição e opção de cor. Parabéns Veronica!!!
pablominto (53746) 2006-09-22 2:01
Good angle of light really gives life to the tower!
Well framed in a dynamic composition, captured with nice details...
sedat (387) 2006-09-22 18:11
niiiiice very much.
prezntime (3946) 2006-09-23 11:22
Your technique results in such wonderful colors and lighting. The POV is outstanding and the silhouettes flying over are a stamp of your creativity. The low light shining against the building makes for a great mood. Dark, yet somehow light.
Very well seen.
Not to be too cliche, but it does remind me of a dream thought up by Edgar Allen Poe.
keribar (43841) 2006-09-25 0:49
It was a very good idea to try something different by using a sepia color instead of gray, and I has achieved a good match for the subject. But this picture has many other assets like the strong shadow on this part of the building, the diagonal, and of course the silhouetted birds. Good work - Keep well - Izzet
rosaline (0) 2006-09-25 4:20
Very impressive work and a dramatic and mysterious lighting too. I like the sharpness and detail. Would be interesting to know your pp work. The effect is great and the capture of the tower with the birds overhead really is a touch of Hitchcock. Nice work.
tomescuc (3291) 2006-09-26 0:46
Very nice work! I like the mood of the picture.
leo61 (0) 2006-09-26 13:36
This looks like from a hooror movie of the fifties.A verry mystic atmosphere.I like that the font facade of the tower is totally black.Verry nice brown tones and a good composition with the birds.
bakes888 (18499) 2006-09-27 17:25
Hi Veronica. Very dramatic shot, like something out of a horror movie. You have handled the light well to get detail in one face of the tower. Thanks for sharing.
zeca (19762) 2006-10-02 0:03
Very nice work! The dramatic mood is something like a movie poster. Could be "The birds" from Hitchcock! Nice lights and POV!
faubry (35447) 2006-10-03 4:53
buna Veronica, foarte frumoasa imaj cu pasarile!
Burberry1 (6041) 2006-10-03 15:53
Veronica, this is just a masterpiece!!!
Doesn't need more words!
Thanks and greetings from Poland,
Photo65Net (43120) 2006-10-04 14:59
This is a great composition and framing.
The colours tones are greatly controlled.
vincz (19113) 2006-10-05 15:26
So many comments, not much I can add. This is a true masterpiece, very inspired, I like it so much taht I could not not comment. Bravo!
Don_Gusti (0) 2006-10-06 8:29
Dramatically Impossible :D
One of my favorites.
fanny21 (867) 2006-10-17 3:01
Magnifique! Les couleurs, la compo, la netteté, la prise de vue, tout quoi! :) Bravo!
recepyuksel (17808) 2006-10-21 9:12
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-10-21 13:03
what a fantastic atmosphere. Reminds me to a scene of a vampire film. Beautiful!
The tones and the lightning are wonderful.
roconnell (327) 2006-10-22 18:48
Wonderful use of sepia to enhace a mood. The angle and silhouette add more drama and the flock of birds suggests a distant activity. Well done.
newtintin (1876) 2006-10-27 6:44
Very beautiful composition, the colors is splendid,
and framing is ideal, I like this photograph is me makes thinks has a afiche of Triller and that of Batman.
Cheer for the glance,
jrj (34843) 2006-10-27 9:10
What an amazing and effectful compo of this tower with all the birds. The sepia like variation is just perfect - very good work you did here..
PixelTerror (0) 2006-10-30 1:46
Waouh, what an atmosphere in this shot, the association of these menacing elements with dark clouds and impression gets quite Hitchcokian, or maybe dracula himself is not far away, better get some garlic ;-)
Have a nice week end,
GLEM (3004) 2006-10-31 6:17
quelle magnifique image. Cela donnerait presque la chaire de poule. La composition en contre plongée est très bien exploitée, les pigeons font le reste.
Luan (12971) 2006-11-03 16:24
Really nice stuff, the mood is starge, like you contrastful sepia, it reminds me Batman...don't ask me why !
A good work
Stepan (27210) 2006-11-04 1:53
I'm discovering your gallery and I find it really strong and beautiful. I'll have to come back !!
Beautiful poetic and mysterious atmosphere here. Makes me feel like leaving to far places, reminds me the world can be beautiful. Thanks for that.
Angelillo (9374) 2006-11-09 9:35
This is a truly wonderful shot. I like the perspective of the tower, from down we can contemplate its height. The moment is too very nice, the birds flying in a such number give a big expression to the shot. And the sky is fantastic. The sepia mood is too very good. It's really a pleasure. Thanks!
danyy (0) 2006-11-25 4:36
une scène impressionnante pas ses couleurs et ses lumières, mais aussi très originalement cadrée et prise au meilleur moment.
De l'excellent travail de photographie et de Post traitement.
vapours (8264) 2006-11-25 5:30
Wow, so much atmosphere in the clouds here, so electric! Perfect post processing here, a great photo.
sozerali (179) 2006-11-26 12:02
Great perspective and perfect composition.You manage to reflect high drama feeling.
donluicu (24724) 2006-11-26 16:18
this is a verymysterious image..
i don't know the PP done here, but the atmosphere is strange, weird...brrr..that's freezing me!!
pady (4800) 2006-12-13 13:14
I'm not the first to tell you that there's an Hitchcock atmosphere in this picture. This was my first impression seeing the small picture. Very well composed. I like it very much.
markstaples (15670) 2006-12-15 4:13
This is absolutely stunning. I don't know how you managed to achieve this effect, but I love it. The tower is so ideally placed in the frame and your low viewpoint adds much impact. Love the light hitting the tower, and then there are the birds - stopped dead in their flight thanks to you fast shutter speed. Superb work Veronica. Can't wait for you to post some more stuff.
pastadog (13111) 2006-12-17 12:14
Hi Veronica - the "Hitchcock" mood is spectacular in this powerful compo of tower, clouds and birds; amazing light, well done and congratulations for your impressive gallery!!! Regards, Daniel
lelson (0) 2006-12-23 9:33
Great shot again. It seem your are a light master. That sky is amazing and those birds gives sense of composition. Well done.
fturk60 (73) 2007-01-04 16:12
this is a perfect photograph,i think you took the photo at the best time.I will be looking forward for your new photos.
tonyp (217) 2007-01-19 22:53
Very beautiful picture Veronica, Great composition, love the colour and light. The flock of birds adds balance and point of interest to the picture.
Really good job, thanks for sharing it.
drago (4832) 2007-01-22 13:15
Veronica this is a masterpiece i must say,like a scene from a comic movie or something like that!Straight to my favorites with no further comments!
Yffic (6106) 2007-02-11 12:31
Very dramatic and romantic shot.
When I saw it, I instantly think at "the Birds of Hitchcock".
Colors are really nice.
rushfan2112 (2965) 2007-02-20 16:43
Hi Veronica, this has a very "gothic" feel to it - like a scene from an old horror movie. Wonderful light, colours and composition. Well seen and taken. Paul.
Ertan (2988) 2007-03-05 9:47
Wonderful!!!!.I like this photo.Favorite:)
dilane (861) 2007-06-18 10:53
Très belle atmosphère rendu dans cette photo, sans doute par sa prise de vue et par son traitement top. bravo.
sowhat (1004) 2007-06-19 9:59
Excellent fotografie, imi place aceasta stare de asteptare tensionata, generata de tonurile sepia si de lumina slaba. Accentul cade pe pasari iar turnul intregeste imaginea dandu-i un pus de forta.
Piwowarski (171) 2007-06-29 9:35
Nice shot, darkness create special, mysterious atmosphere, also sky is great.
Amphitrite (1720) 2007-08-02 9:29
Great angle. Lovely composition.
So good colors and mood.
hdl (7035) 2007-09-02 12:31
Hi Veronica. I was looking in your gallery and saw that you are a great portrait photographer (I envy you for that ;-). But I see that your qualities go far beyond only that. This picture is simply superb! I've looked at it several times and each time it amazes me more. You're good!
fryz (1735) 2007-12-06 14:58
your galerie is very interesting
very good job
and thank you very much for your message
a bientôt Véronica
cknara (556) 2009-07-20 11:51
The birds flying,soft lighting on the church & dark sky fills a lot of mood to this picture.Good one.
SaidQirimli (480) 2009-12-11 12:35
Awesome photo.....and a lil' bit spooky...
Like it a lot!
VarthDader (405) 2011-09-26 21:57
Such a simple shot, but so profound! The colours and the birds give the building a slightly haunted look. Very thoughtful and creative.
- Copyright: Veronica Gafton (veve) (4189)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Artistic Intelligence [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-17 13:58
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