Stockholm is a very beautiful city. A friend of mine said that it is the most beautiful capital city in the world.
The 3 days that I was in Stockholm, the weather alternated from sunny, rainy and cloudy - all within the day. Well, I must say I was lucky because I was able to photograph this beautiful city in its many moods.
This was a view overlooking the Old City. It was so beautiful. With clouds looming in the horizon, there was a dramatic impact to the scene. Before I could click, a boat zoomed into the frame. Another luck!
I am not a landscape/seascape person but this is one shot I am truly proud of.
Taken with my new 12-24 Sigma lens.
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softflower (0) 2005-07-28 5:35
Magnifique photo Manuel !
j'aime beaucoup ce contraste au niveau des nuages.
Bravo et merci pour la note?
Zepi (22848) 2005-07-28 5:36
Whouaa ! !
Ce ciel est phénoménal, quellelumière, c’est fantastique !
Décidément, tu photographie tout avec brio !
Je suis fan ! ! !
Merci pour le partage
nwoehnl (122) 2005-07-28 5:37
Yes this turned out fine indeed, Manny. Well framed with the big white ships in front of the colorful harborside buildings, and a fine animating add from the boat entering in the foreground. The post-processing seems a little bit overdone at first glance, but it certainly emphasizes exactly the right aspects and enforces the mood of the scene.
Steft (5975) 2005-07-28 5:37
So their are still building on that church? I was here last march, and than that church was also behind lots of contruction stuff.
What a beautiful pic! Really amazing! The yellow colours of the buildings, the threating sky, the little boat on the foreground. Perfect! It really is a wonderful city, Stockholm and your pic reminds me of that again. Thanks!
davido (1982) 2005-07-28 5:37
This is a beautiful shot : you captured the weather.
Congratulations for this nice view on Gamla Stan.
Paolo (41222) 2005-07-28 5:37
What a great shot Manny! colorfull, with that fantastic boat on the low part, and all that wonderful building facades.
excellent colors, quality and that beautiful northern sky!
Galmeida (12559) 2005-07-28 5:39
Like in Azores Islands you have the Vivaldi four seasons simphony a day. Great quality picture you got with fine constrasting colored scenery. Fine enquadrement of the elements by levels. Good sharpness, mood atmosphere and a great work.
Very beautiful town and a very well done picture and composition.
Best to you.
fixed (3836) 2005-07-28 5:56
Amazing light and sky !
I like the contrast here between see, colorful constructions and this crazy sky ...
... good capture ... !
SMBooth (280) 2005-07-28 5:57
This is a beautiful photo that I would be proud of. But I would of like to see it without the big white boat so we could see more of the great coloured buildings along the water front.
qpochet (1412) 2005-07-28 6:06
Magnifique photo. J'adore la lumière que tu as réussi à capter, elle renforce encore plus la couleur des différents bâtiments dans le fond. Le petit bâteau en avant-plan donne quant à lui du dynamisme à ta photo. Superbe!
dolin (15619) 2005-07-28 6:53
Ohhhh Many....very beautifull shot.
I like this perfect contrast, this light (give a nice atmosphere), this beautiful sky, these reflects on the water, the POV, the framing with this little boat on the foreground, the good white on the big boad, the colors of the buldings,........stop ;)
Very nice shot....in my favorites
jemaflor (96741) 2005-07-28 6:55
Quel effet avec cette luminosité, le ciel apparaît dramatique mais les couleurs lumineuses des façades et du bateau font un excellent contraste. Très réussie, bravo !
mariusz_w (456) 2005-07-28 6:59
I like you picture, the light and colors.
huynt (5079) 2005-07-28 7:44
It is great shot in the bad weather. An excellent composition. Thanks . Best regards. HUY
Galeota (10338) 2005-07-28 8:48
And you're right to be proud of it. Sharp with bold saturated colors, an excellent range of tones due to the flawless exposure. A beautiful image, very easthetic to see the profusion of colors of the facades contrasting with the cold tones of the cloudy sky and the grey/green water
rowanb (864) 2005-07-28 9:16
nice dramatic landscape - good composition with the boat in the foreground
Furachan (0) 2005-07-28 9:20
Wow, Manuel, I had yu pegged as a DOF portraitist, period. How wrong I was! Stpendous view of Stockholm, superb colors and great sharpness. The boat in tghe foreground anchors the shot beautifully. Bravo! Francis
naxius (16685) 2005-07-28 9:22
Gorgeous light and colors on the facades..
I'd really interested to know what you have done with PS to enhance that compo.
hugolef (4909) 2005-07-28 10:10
a great (european) shot, you did it well. i like this cloudy sky, and the boat entering the frame is a good thing. Lucky guy !
Different photo than Philippines, but with your experience, a nice colorful compo.
apache (1426) 2005-07-28 10:47
Nice compo you have here. The cloudy skies and the dark water show the dark moods of nature. The bright colours of the buildings provide a superb contrast to the general atmosphere. Nicely taken. The boat is a perfect compliment to the picture.
carper (96) 2005-07-28 13:00
well Manuel on a different way,
well Mauel I like it, very good composing shot, fantastic details and what a great light you have here, very good job my friend,
ndb1958 (9289) 2005-07-28 14:49
on the first look I thought it is Venice. But no, I see the difference. Nice image. I like the dramatic sky.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-07-28 14:50
Hi Manny and you can be proud - I like the fine mix of golden colours against the dark sky and the fine extra element in front. Thanks for sharing this moment with us.
mlopes (494) 2005-07-28 15:06
ahhhh you did composed it well... master work!
great colours, the sky is impressive, and you're right... the boat is a extra bonus :)
eleparc (24063) 2005-07-28 15:09
i guess you were close to the cityhall..? i have a similar shot from there but with a clear sky and no clouds..-)
most beautiful city in the wolrd?? humm, i would not go that far...haha!
Graal (102752) 2005-07-28 15:24
Great shot, Manuel. I like it very much. Friend all told You.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-07-28 15:29
I really like your landscape phase. I know you do world class portraits, and it goes the same to landscapes, this one is sublime from every point of view.
Xalkida (11744) 2005-07-28 15:33
Manuel, I like your photo very very much. Extra fine sharpness, vivid colors and excellent lighting. Like a very fine postcard. Nice work.
Coyotyto (1305) 2005-07-28 19:40
Very beautiful light indeed !! Those days the weather is playing with us, and you managed to catch the perfect moment for having a good light. Does moments are never long, you have to decide fast what to shoot and how. Here you did well again !!
The only thing is that I think the colours are a bit too saturated here. The whole scenery seems a bit unreal to me, but maybe it's also because I'm used to see that place under stronger light...
AmiBe (6042) 2005-07-29 2:39
oh a landscape from you, it's not common.
It's very good, the boat on the first plan is a good choice.
The light and sky are excellent.
I don't know if it's the beautiful capital city but your picture is great !
PixelTerror (0) 2005-07-29 4:30
Good to see you shooting landscapes ;-)
I like landscapes and think you do them very well as well, you achieved here a great clarity and a photo with strong impact despite the cloudy weather, very good contrasts, congratulations for your new purchase, seems to be doing well !
The small boat at the bottom completes well the composition.
Have a nice day,
ChrisJ (113179) 2005-07-29 5:38
Superb graphism & lighting, with excellent contrat & sharpness. I like the dinghy in the foreground. Well done!
sayzey (2358) 2005-07-29 8:34
Very nice photo Manuel, th sky is great and I like the boat in the foreground.
Well done you deserve to be proud!
Janice (4403) 2005-07-29 16:23
Your timing was spot on Manny! Great photo, the scene and the colours and details. The buildings look so sharp and colourful, and the sky threatens to bring rain. Good composition and POV. Well done.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-07-30 17:03
Fantastic colors and light here. The sky is incredible and the composition perfect with the boat in the front.
Very very nice work.
lucinka (9976) 2005-07-31 11:26
Manuel, I fully agree with you that Stockholm is definately one of the most beautiful cities in world. Great picture with very strong atmosphere. L.
kozerog (1288) 2005-08-01 1:41
Hi! Amazing light and sky. Very clean and sharp. The boat gives good DOF.
Cpamoi (10391) 2005-08-01 6:21
Très belle image!
superbes couleurs bien contrastées, cadrage bien réalisé.
Le ciel est magnifique.
CoolDan (2516) 2005-08-01 10:24
Jolie photo avec une superbe lumière sur les façades des maisons. Très bel atmosphère bien rendu.
Didi (60588) 2005-08-06 7:11
Une image impressionante
J'apprécie le contraste qui met parfaitement en évidence l'architecture Nordique.
Le cadrage est parfait avec un bel avant-plan.
La lumière latérale donne un bon relief à cette composition.
baudinm (349) 2005-08-12 10:05
I was attracted by the golden light in this urban landscape.
The composition is excellent with this boat in the foreground.
I think that the colors are a little bit too saturated and create an unreal mood.
The dark clouds in the sky are nicely contrasting with the light on the buildings.
kclai (2267) 2005-08-13 0:45
Wonderful view and spectacular color. Good saturation.
Yeah, the passing boat added another attraction and point to your shot.
Well done, Manny.
lcask (591) 2005-11-22 3:01
Great shot! The dark sky above colourfull houses makes an amazing contrast.
- Copyright: Manuel Librodo (manny) (21833)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-21
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Stockholm, a beauty on water [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-28 5:33
- Favorites: 2 [view]