I hunted for blue hour shots everywhere in my last trip and with no results:(. It is a bit later than blue hour, but still some deep dark blue. I made also photos earlier, maybe I will post them later here or on FB. My goal of going to Birmingham, not popular place on TE, was to see "architecture', as Craig calls it. There are some striking buildings in Birmingham, like Selfridge's in Bull Ring, or The Cube. But I like libraries, so for me the most interesting was the new library, here a bit dark building in the middle. I do not know what are the other buildings.
The Library of Birmingham is a public library in Birmingham, England. It is situated on the west side of the city centre at Centenary Square, beside the Birmingham Rep (to which it connects, and with which it shares some facilities) and Baskerville House. Upon opening on 3 September 2013, it replaced Birmingham Central Library. The library, which is estimated to have cost £188.8 million,is viewed by the Birmingham City Council as a flagship project for the city's redevelopment. It has been described as the largest public library in the United Kingdom, the largest public cultural space in Europe, and the largest regional library in Europe.
I do not remember if I used tripod here, I had it.
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rigoletto (33778) 2014-01-02 2:22
witaj malgo. now this is a deep blue hour, and with a fantastic white balance. excellent use of tripod located on a very good, comprehensive vantage point. were it not for the modern library, i could say the photo was made in rome. happy 2014!
snunney (76410) 2014-01-02 2:36
You have captured an interesting of modern and classical architecture in this well framed composition. Carefully exposed and with good colours and sharpness. The people animate the scene and offer a sense of scale.
yquem46 (38096) 2014-01-02 2:49
I like this one, excellent blue hour compo with the people as silhouettes at the fg
Best wishes for the new year
carlo62 (23738) 2014-01-02 3:09
le due architetture classiche fanno da bella cornice a quella moderna e illuminata del centro.
Una splendida ora blu, con cielo e luci ben dosate alla presenza di persone in ammirazione.
holmertz (34669) 2014-01-02 3:15
Whether perfect blue hour or too dark blue hour doesn't matter to me. It's a fine collection of buildings seen from a good angle, with fine light and well captured tones of varying degrees of darkness. The buildings are clearly interesting and in very different styles.
Kind regards and a happy (and busy) 2014.
Sergiom (50636) 2014-01-02 5:00
J'aime beaucoup cette scène de ville à l'heure bleue. L'architecture est agréable à l'oeil et les couleurs nocturnes ressortent dans une grande netteté.
Noel_Byrne (17253) 2014-01-02 5:01
you certainly succeeded in capturing architecture, so many fine examples here and the blue light across everything is beautiful. I love how the buildings have many tones of blue too reflecting the blue of the sky in their design. Really nicely done
ikeharel (48368) 2014-01-02 7:41
Superbly managed the night shot, Malgo, no "grains" effect and fabulous colors over the illumintaed buildings. Blue is extraordinary tones here.
People silhouettes gave life and dynamism to the whole.
Kamilutka (6719) 2014-01-02 8:00
proste i piekne - bardzo mi sie to zdjecie podoba a wcale nie jestem wielka fanka nowoczesnych budowli. Ladnie wszystko skomponowane w zgrana calosc a ciemne sylwetki przechodniow dodaja calosci smaku i urozmaicaja obraz.
Ladne kolory i swiatlo.
saxo042 (35814) 2014-01-02 8:44
There are indeed many blue parts of this picture, not only the sky. Interesting buildings, especially the modern one in the background. A very attractive street view!
Romano46 (15644) 2014-01-02 9:27
colori e nitidezza eccellenti in questa bella composizione che gioca con le forme ed i colori.
Notevoli nella composizione l'alternarsi di toni caldi e freddi che danno un quadro particolarmente interessante.
Ciao e buona serata
boa (5442) 2014-01-02 11:22
this is definitely a good shot with examples of different architecture who are mixed in the same area. Illuminated buildings are well exposed and the people on the street brings life to this scene, tfs!
Have a nice evening.
adramad (33590) 2014-01-02 12:15
Hello again Malgo.
What a fascinating composition With This mix of styles in the buildings, the colorful blue hour, adds great charm to the composition.
Good lighting and sharpness to be a nocturnal image.
Enjoy a good evening.
Enjoy a good evening.
divail (8266) 2014-01-02 12:32
L'architecture est magnifique, et votre photo, à l'heure bleue leur rend bien justice. La composition est bien nette.
Bonne année 2014
npecanhuk (59032) 2014-01-02 16:44
Very interesting different architectural details!
Truly attractive urban photograph!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
photoray (8464) 2014-01-02 17:12
Your night vision enhances the architecture with the classical Romanesque buildings, then the very unusual modern background building. In fine resolution with humans strolling for scale.
Nicely composed and created,
PS: I highly recommend Ken Burn's "National Parks, America's Best Idea" documentary series; they are very informative and entertaining.
InasiaJones (30738) 2014-01-02 17:50
Wow! What a stunning presentation of Birmingham, using the old buildings as a funnel that lead our eyes towards the modern and glitzy architecture.
I don't think that you were too late for the blue hour, as the sky is quite vibrant and not totally dark, setting a perfect background for this urban shot.
Indeed, Birmingham isn't a regular destination here and it's interesting to discover what it has to offer in terms of architecture and environment.
All the best!
jjcordier (70567) 2014-01-02 22:18
Très bonne présentation de cet ensemble de bâtiments à l'heure bleue. le contraste architectural est très intéressant.
mkamionka (28422) 2014-01-02 23:12
wspaniala fotografia blue hour! Niebo jest znakomite wydaje sie jakby niebieski kolor byl rozpalony, jaskrawy i o to wlasnie chodzi. Bardzo ciekawe miejsce pokazuje kilka roznych stylow w jednym ujeciu. Rozne style rozne kolory a ludzie z boku na pierwszym planie dodaja poczucia akcji. Zawsze myslalem ze do Birmingham nie ma po co jechac ale Twoje zdjecie zacheca zeby sie tam kiedys wybrac.
abmdsudi (36344) 2014-01-03 4:58
An eye catching lively night shot with light hues coming thru in brilliant colours, detail and great exposure. The building on the left gives a strong edge to the frame and a better balanced composition with the stunner well placed at the third. You certainly know how to make that city scape looks great you've chosen the right evening and time with this. Grand shot, Congrats
Silvio1953 (111120) 2014-01-03 9:22
Ciao Malgorzata, fascinating blue hour, magic atmosphere,great exposure, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
SnapRJW (27068) 2014-01-04 1:48
Birmingham city centre has benefited from some classy updating Malgo, a city not so far from where I was born but one that I avoided like the plague... dirty and depressing I think of Digbeth Bus Station with horror! Your lovely blue hour shot shows off the finer side of the city and I am pleased to say it looks rather attractive! TFS this one.... who knows next time I go 'home' I might actually visit the city. Warm regards Rosemary
claudeD (28884) 2014-01-05 5:04
Wonderful blue hour shot from Birmingham showing very fine architecture. Excellent light manGment and sharpness. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
RhodieIke (11046) 2014-01-05 23:49
Happy new year to you.
A super photo here with lots going on and some lovely architecture.Great blue lights, and nice angle between the buildings.
Thanks for your kind comments on my post.
Ninello52 (7297) 2014-01-18 14:01
Glad to find you! Also I have good memories of your stay in Rome! I hope to have time and dedication to come back here on TE! Own this beautiful night scene, very nice light and great definition!
Best Regards, Nino.