This is a second picture of this beautiful piece of architecture that looks like a mini-castle from the fairy tales. I took it on the 16th. of December 2007 in the same day with this one and promised some friends I would post a front view too. So here it is! To me, this is the most interesting building in Brasov. It's completely different than other buildings and has lots of appeal. I hope you like my POV! It's a gate in a gate :)
Ecaterina's Gate is the only original city gate to survive from medieval times. In fact the fairy-tale looking tower which was built in 1559 is only a part of the original gate; documents talk about the existence of a wooden structure which was demolished in 1827. The four small corner turrets (also seen in other Transylvanian towns) symbolize the fact that the town had judicial autonomy, and the "right of sword" (ius gladii) which was the right to decide on capital punishment. Above the entrance the tower bears the city's coat of arms, a crown on a tree trunk. The gate was in the care of the taylors' guild.
Ecaterina's Gate is one of the only two old entrances to the Medieval fortress that still exist today. Both of them are the former Northern entrances to the fortress. The other one is The Scheii Gate situated not far from Ecaterina's Gate.
For more informations please refer to one of my previous postings here!
ISOSpeedRatings - 100
ShutterSpeedValue - 2 seconds
ApertureValue - F 8.00
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
Flash - Flash not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 17 mm
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExposureMode - Manual
White Balance - Auto
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Paolo (41222) 2008-01-16 7:56
Hi Eduard, excellent one, colorufl with high quality and excellent POV.
carmia (5463) 2008-01-16 7:57
Hi Eduard!! Beautiful image and nice play of light and shadow. well seen and captured.
carper (96) 2008-01-16 8:29
I like how you captured the light in this good composition, good and interesting point of view, and nice photojob, well done. have a nice evening
Miha2ou7 (5048) 2008-01-16 10:34
Great symetry to this one, and impressive colors, quite surreal on the building, very well lightened up, great perspective along with the composition, I was thinking on going to Brasov the last time, but then I went to France. Hm, I knew before its a great city, so maybe next time I will.
Oh, do watch out for the bears. :)
Fis2 (88087) 2008-01-16 12:47
Wonderful object, curious gate. Good frame and super colors. I like the light and sharpness. Well done. Tfs.
nicol_g (859) 2008-01-16 13:04
Da, e interesanta si compozitia asta dar mie tot la cealalta mi-a ramas gandul :) - parea cumva mai 'dinamica', se formau niste unghiuri acolo, niste umbre interesante.
'The front view' mi se pare ceva mai 'statica', mai 'conventionala' sa zic, desi imi place mult ideea de 'gate in a gate :), perspectiva pe care o ofera/creeaza poarta deschisa.
Frumos lucrat :)
Cele bune :)
lilimih33 (9918) 2008-01-16 14:20
O alta superba fotografie in galeria ta!
Incredibila de clara si cu niste culori fantastice!
Felicitari si numai bine!
trekks (14348) 2008-01-16 22:06
Great long exposure shot for this superb view, Eduard, that you have captured in good pov and composition.
The glow to the main building is superb. Pillars and gate giving good contrast here.
Good symmetry that you have adopted. Good job.
Niebaotan (300) 2008-01-17 2:38
I love the sharp details and excellent lightning in this one. Also some moody shadings. The atmosphere which you have created in this picture is great!
Bruno40 (6658) 2008-01-17 6:23
Another beautiful night shot Eduard. Nice center composition, excellent exposure.
I like it
ines8 (6098) 2008-01-17 11:11
Mai, astea nu mai sunt poze, e magie curata aici.Aproape nici nu vreau sa stiu ce loc e in realitate, pentru ca e exact ca intr-o poveste...Las ca stiu eu, ai gasit aparatul fermecat....de aia iti ies pozele asa....
Cele mai bune ginduri,
shevchenko (18892) 2008-01-17 18:53
Good pov in perspective effects to show a gate in another gate, with the dazzling color, the night like never befall , excellent night shoot, well done.
AROBN54 (11473) 2008-01-18 12:51
what a splendid view! And you amaze me with the light you get. It's wonderful. The colors, even at that time of day, are clear, bright... and the details are pin sharp. It does look like a fairy tale castle. Beautifully done!! Thanks and warmest wishes,
atus (15838) 2008-01-20 11:38
perfectly exposed night shot, captured from a well chosen frontal pov. The light control is excellent and apart the architecture and the colors, I like the long shadows of the gate and the tree. Very nice work!
Tfs and have a good week!
lousat (79962) 2008-01-22 13:20
Beautifull !! Your gallery is one the best,great pics,thanks for share,Luciano
ayansadhu (1502) 2008-01-22 22:36
You are a good player (or should I say artist) of the blue-cast photography; equally good is the composition & your POV
hello_ishan (1571) 2008-01-23 2:21
Excellent view & superb light management. The blue background adds glamour to the image. I like your idea of taking shot between the gates. TFS.
vincz (19113) 2008-01-24 2:17
Amazing blue hour shot with fantastic light management. I like very much the contrast between the dark walls of the door in the front very well textured, and the luminous building on the back. The shadows of the door on the snow add to the already mysterious atmosphere. A very nice picture.
PixelTerror (0) 2008-01-26 2:23
With your nice night shots you are establishing the place of Brasov on the TE map ! I like this one as well, it hqs very good highlights and the added value of the snow on the gate for the winter fairy.
Have a nice week end JY
ifanik (21679) 2008-01-26 7:16
Very beautiful photo with nice colours details and lighting
Really like a fairy tale picture
gilou530 (34) 2008-01-28 12:38
splendid photograph has the blue, beautiful hour maitrise of the expo with a perfect framing of symmetry with excellent a clearness well done
danos (88923) 2008-01-29 3:12
i was browsing and came across your fine image taken at the most perfect time of the day,the blue hour. I don't think you could better the quality or the sharpness, they are just outstanding. It's a superb capture,with the depth of field to be impressive.Well done.
Tobias__Ortmann (2638) 2008-02-09 6:56
very nice shot
the composition and pov is reat here
nice lights and very beatifull building you show us here
- Copyright: Eduard Baak (snowfalken) (1116)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS30D, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM
- Exposure: f/8, 2 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-16 7:53