Here is another photo of the canals of Gothenburg/Göteborg, the second biggest city of Sweden with about 450.000 inhabitants (but 0,8 million with all the suburbs).
Gothenburg was founded in 1619 by Gustavus the Second Adolphus as a port on the Göta river, by the west coast of Sweden. Today, it also is the biggest port to Scandinavia.
This part was choosen, because the city could be a resistance against the Danes - a big enemy of Sweden at that time, but it was also a response to the high tolls charged by the Danes for using the Sound (the water between Helsingør and Helsingborg), which was a Danish entrance to the Baltic Sea.
To make sure the city would grow rapidly, the king gave immigrants lots of priviledges. As a buisinessmand and a Calvinist, Gustav much admired the Dutch merchants and invited them to come to Gothenburg to live and trade and to help with building canals in Dutch style. But not only Dutch came, also lots of Germans, English and Scottish.
The photo is taken from a park and this street leads from central station to Avenyn, the most famous street of Gothenburg. Do you you see the statue in the middle of this photo? Here is a close up from the other side of the street.
About the photo: I coloured the sky a bit, because it was very white. I increased the constrast and sharpness and decreased the light a little bit. It also cropped, especially to the right.
Taken on automatic. I don't know the info about the camera, but I am going to find it out/learn in the future.
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PixelTerror (0) 2005-04-21 4:05
You got here a very friendly mirroring water and show us a perfect reflection well seen and done.
Have a nice day,
randompics (955) 2005-04-21 4:16
The reflection you caught here is very good. It is almost like a mirro. I have made a workshop,I just played around a bit with your photograph. Just a personal taste. Cropped it to highlight the white building and remove the grass in the foreground. Sharpened and increase the contrast. Hope you like it.
AmiBe (6042) 2005-04-21 4:23
this reflection is very nice, like a mirror.
I've seen the statue but I doesn't know what it was.
Thanks for the WS !
Boo-Boo (354) 2005-04-21 4:24
Wonderful subject. The mirror reflection is excellent. I only which that the brown building to the left were shown completely or eliminated. Good job!
Kolyamour (1760) 2005-04-21 4:37
Beautiful picture of beautiful place. I like soft northern colours and reflections in the calm water. Composition with a view from the corner is superb.
Thanks for share.
Guenther (10915) 2005-04-21 4:47
Hi Stef, a beautiful mirror shot, I like also the inclusion of the grass in the foreground which gives more depth to the image, maybe I would rather not cutoff the roof of the right building. Well done anyway!
ravish (140) 2005-04-21 5:52
the reflections make this photo all the more wonderful.i feel without it this photo would have been just another ordinary one.the left building carries a peaceful colour and the shot of the lined cars is interesting to see.i feel you could have avoided the harsh light a bit on the left part of the photo.
MoosicMan (1231) 2005-04-21 6:14
Stef, terrific shot. Reflection is very pleasing, and the sharpness is superb. Way to go! Good note, too, as usual. How do you color the sky? I have been wanting to do that, don't know how.
joaoferreira (0) 2005-04-21 6:24
Hi, Stef! I liked this one very much because of the perfect reflections on the water. About your notes, they're very interesting as usual. I'm learning a lot about nordic culture... hehehe See yoU! Regards!
weswang (18223) 2005-04-21 10:01
Hi Stef, This is a very clean shot with great sharpness. I like the reflections on the water a lot. The water is so calm, looks like a mirror. You have chosen a really nice position in taking this photo. It is the corner of the block. It is also a projected center of a street. Well composed and well taken.
erdna (5711) 2005-04-21 11:26
You captured in your photo a very nice reflection, made more beautiful by the lack of breeze to give stillness to the water also the light direction made a lot of difference.
HOBO (5282) 2005-04-21 12:15
Perfect mirrored view of those beautiful houses, Stef. What a luck to have such a calm water! Well captured!
kent_s (1911) 2005-04-21 14:02
A fantastic shot. You really show the best from Gothenburg. The Water is extremely calm so the mirror effect is stunning, you didn't post upside down I hope:). This picture you have to be proud of, cause I would have if it had been mine.
Extremely well done Stef
Rockyboy (20598) 2005-04-21 16:00
Interesting to see the architecture of this well know town of Sweden. The reflection of the buildings are very nice to see and it's good that I read your note to try to see the statue (not the station)... Indeed, this head is funny!
Well done, Stef!
papagolf21 (86754) 2005-04-21 17:25
J'ai été très intéressé par la note (je ne connais pas bien la Suède) cela apprend beaucoup de choses.
J'aime également la composition et l'angle choisi pour mettre en valeur ces bâtiments qui se reflètent dans le canal.
Et pour clore le tout cette très curieuse statue.
Originalité et efficacité !
Tue (27696) 2005-04-21 18:49
Wow, bijna volmaakte reflectie! Was wel heel kalm water, zeg! Mooi licht ook! :-D
jjbach (9324) 2005-04-21 20:00
Great reflections from this point of view, in your picture. The canal is like a mirror. Stunning sharpness and beautiful vivid colours! Very informative notes and great close-up to the statue. Really a excellent work Stef!
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-04-21 20:01
great reflections here, I like the pov and also the people, really good work
LCannon (2796) 2005-04-21 22:34
This is very beautiful Stef, I love the reflections here. It is such a strong looking set of buildings, powerful photo.
singuanti (15250) 2005-04-22 0:09
Hi Stef. A nice shot for sure. Those reflections are amazing, you can't tell where real life starts and stops. Very well shot with a perfect POV. I see this shot getting a ton of points for you! Well done Mr. Stef!!!!
quantabeh (5205) 2005-04-22 1:30
Super shot Stef!
Everything has worked hand in hand here, from neat composition to great contrast and exposure. I even like the small grass foreground here.
alvaraalto (6177) 2005-04-22 3:19
Prachtige reflectie. Als die grasrand niet in de weg had gezeten had je 'm ook omgedraaid kunnen posten. Dat had niemand gemerkt. (Je kunt het doen met je WS foto.
jhm (140070) 2005-04-22 13:02
Dag Stef, het is een schande dat ik deze prachtige foto niet gezien heb, ja het zijn er ook zoveel te bekijken nietwaar!, de weerspiegeling is van de grootste kwaliteit, ik heb deze foto absoluut schitterend, zeker proficiat van mijne twege.
Goed weekend Stef,
MvS (4163) 2005-04-22 13:32
Jättevacker bild. Helt blank. Tänk att det t o m kan vara vacker med en liten bilparkering framför de gamla husen. Den lilla statyn på hörnet är tuff.
Fis2 (86309) 2005-04-22 18:02
Your photo is interesting.I like the composition colours and sharpness.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-04-22 18:16
A fine and special street view - its seldom to see this kind of mirror images inside a city - Thanks Stef for the fine note explain the geografi and relation to Denmark.
cessy (13647) 2005-04-23 2:10
wowww... beautiful reflection you have there
excellent shot, Stef. simply marvelous
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-04-23 4:14
Gran Photo anyway, with this very well built reflection.
Nicely framed and with a good angle which gives a well placed perspective from the street (clever :))
All is good and nice to see
I like it
carper (96) 2005-04-23 14:01
Hij is mooi Stef,
de compositie is mooi, wat hier even wat extra aan geeft is het stukje gras beneden in beeld, bijzonder scherpe foto met mooie kleuren, goed werk
maphoto (8082) 2005-04-24 22:17
Very nice reflection Stef, looks like a real mirror, very clear. I like you point of view forming a "V" shape, great result, well done.
lukie (0) 2005-04-26 18:12
Mooie, scherpe foto, Stef.
alexlie (5359) 2005-04-28 15:15
This is a beautiful photo. I like your composition, especially the water reflex. Colors and sharpness are good too.
ChristianS (2997) 2005-04-30 5:49
Hi Stef, very nice photo, the reflection on the calm water is fantastic and it has a very symmetric effect on the composition. Perhaps you should have left out the grass in the foreground to emphasize even more the symmetry. Nevertheless well seen and done!
keribar (43841) 2005-05-21 0:30
Nice light and incredible reflections , you were luck that there was absolutely no wind on that day. But I also enjoy the way you framed the picture and the little yellow border on the bottom, that closes the view.
apazevedo (5469) 2005-06-07 15:52
A very nice place and a fantastic photo with amazing reflections; the perspective is also very good, as well as the colours, details and sharpness, so this is a great work, Stef!
colinbrenchley (6431) 2005-06-21 17:38
Stunning mirror image reflection captures in this shot. Excellent notes.
ruisc_pt (10834) 2007-10-09 14:11
a perfect mirror
great lighr management
fantastic work Stef--