Back to the New Year eve, if you don't mind...!
I should have posted this image earlier :)
These are Christmas decorations in the shop windows of NK department store (Nordiska Kompaniet), a luxury department store in Stockholm.
Like I have already said before when I posted a photo of NK Christmas shop window, such Christmas decorations are unique each year and, most probably, will never be shown again.
If you happen to come to Stockholm in late November -December, up to January 5, it's a must to check out the Christmas windows at the NK department store.
It's an old tradition to go and see the Christmas windows of NK store. A visit to NK's Christmas displays has been a part of Stockholmers' staple holiday traditions ever since 1915.
The photo was taken from the opposite side of the road. Originally shot in RAW, then converted to JPEG. No tripod, only hand-held.
PP work: very minor lens distortion adjustment (perspective) and correcting the slight tilt by rotation (originally the image is slightly tilted to the left); sharpening a little (about 30% at 0,5px radius).
Shooting Date/Time 31.12.2008 22:18:08
Tv(Shutter Speed) 1/15Sec.
Av(Aperture Value) F4.5
Metering Modes Spot
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 32,0 mm
White Balance Auto
AF mode AI focus AF
Picture Style Landscape
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edouard_lauer (1247) 2009-03-27 0:21
nice christmas atmosphere also we're eager waiting for spring now. But what I really like in this picture is that the composition is about 1/3 very colorful and 2/3 normal illumination by night. You've got everything really sharp and in focus.
PixelTerror (0) 2009-03-27 0:36
Merry Christmas Elena,
You're either a bit late or far too early, but the lights are beautiful and the windows must be superb.
Have a nice day JY
saxo042 (37024) 2009-03-27 4:29
I like the symmetry and the perfect cropping of this picture. There is a definite aura of money over this capture. Even the dark windows of the upper levels exude richness!
jplebrun (21208) 2009-03-27 4:40
on sent un peut de nostalgie dans ton cliché, les décorations de Noël sont de toutes beautés dans cette vitrine, tu as le mérite d'avoir pris un superbe cliché de soir qui est de toute beauté, bravo.
holmertz (38025) 2009-03-27 6:59
Strangely enough, I probably wouldn't immediately have recognized this as NK without your note. But this is very well observed. I like the contrast between the almost palatial magnificence of the upper floors and the colourful and slightly vulgar commercialism of the windows facing the street. The darkness in the upper right corner is a bit amusing, but the details I like the most are the silhouettes of the people looking into the windows. They create a kind of Walt Disney-like atmosphere of the 1950's!
Best regards, and wishing you a nice weekend,
Kielia (23003) 2009-03-27 10:42
better late than never! I agree, you should have posted this masterpiece last Christmas.
I think that this is one of your best photos here. The feastful atmosphere is excellently captured. Looking at the image brings back so many nice memories of my last trip to Gothenburg where I especially enjoyed the lunch at NK’s cafeteria. It was a treat!
Have a nice weekend,
toto (0) 2009-03-27 12:19
Belle photo de cette jolie façade avec ces décorations lumineuses.
Ces quatres vitrines que ces gens admires sont de toute beauté.
La luminosité douce, bien réalisée valait rien qu' a elle seul un tirage, en plus les couleurs, l' architecture, ces vitrines, en font une photo magnifique.
jusninasirun (17156) 2009-03-27 16:19
Very good night shot like a showcase in the theater. So well exposed with perfect glow and colors.
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
bukitgolfb301 (34706) 2009-03-27 16:59
Hello my dear Elena
Out of season but conversely fresh !
Nice angle and framework, and color coordination, marvelous.
best regards and thanks for sharing
AKITA (15125) 2009-03-28 19:04
colorful and shining view in the New Year eve!
the composition of devided sections is quite like a calender of 12 months.
the night view makes us notice the dark back being with us always, and it makes the light shining really.
silhouette of people and cars are atmospheric.
serp2000 (38467) 2009-03-29 3:07
Хотел сказать рождество какое-то, а потом увидел дату,а потом прочитал ноут... :)))
All the best from West Ural,
baba_flies (8829) 2009-03-29 3:17
Hello Fanni! Since we have still snow like in December you might as well present xmas lights for March ... or even Easter :))) This is really nice, like a huge parcel full of surprises. Wonderful mood, yes a xmas upload but sometimes I am just the same and I discover a picture months later and I think to myself why I waited that long. Excellent photo, Fanni, really really good. Best regards, Barbara.
UlfE (14641) 2009-03-29 13:51
Excellent night shot. The photo is incredibly sharp taking into account that you did not use a tripod and the long exposure time. You surely had a steady hand here. I love the colourful shop winows at the bottom floor and I am impressed that you could see every little detail. TFS and have a fine week!
boa (5807) 2009-03-29 14:03
a lovely capture of the christmas mood in Stockholm. Although I think Christmas is too commercial, I must admit that the NK decorations are a part of the Christmas. great note too!
ManuMay (34409) 2009-03-29 22:40
I like this one, the special composition and the effect by lights works really amazing, good chance to shot and very good capture...
Have a nice week!!
anto95 (1840) 2009-03-30 5:27
This is very great moment for take a very nice picture and nice idea.
Angshu (54979) 2009-04-07 4:13
Very nice, almost symmetric exception being that of the dark window at the top right. The lowest windows are lit up to show the decoration well...Exposure would not have been easy with contrasting light, but you've done really well here. Maybe you could have cropped an inch from the bottom as well IMO. Well done!
sunamoon (10) 2009-04-08 10:05
Es original, la iluminación es preciosa,
ademas de tu buena captura nocturna y la dificultad que conlleva,
los contraste de colores es muy atractivo!
josevescovi (1750) 2009-04-17 13:09
Foto com idéia, composição, tema, cores e nitidez geniais. Trabalho muito competente. Parabéns.
mikeyeats (1019) 2009-04-24 2:38
I love night pictures and you have caught this one well,I like the three separate rows with colour on the lower one. The lights seem to have gone out on the top right window, then each window has people looking in.
Nice one, all the best.
yquem46 (38382) 2009-05-03 23:48
A mon tour de rendre hommage à une de tes photos plus anciennes !!
J'aime beaucoup cette vue du magasin NK à stockholm, l'opposition entre les 2 étages supérieurs dans l'obscurité et le doré, et la partie basse au Rez de chaussée, pleine de cadeaux de toutes les couleurs
Aussi stockholm a été ma ville pendant 1 an (en 80) et je ne suis pas encore retourné depuis
- Copyright: Elena Su (fanni) (14377)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-12-31
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Canon 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS, Kenko L41 UV Super Pro Wide
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/15 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-27 0:14