‘Monschau - View from the bridge’
Even on a wintry Saturday lots of tourists are swarming through the streets of Monschau.
Being a border town Monschau hasn't only many German visitors but also tourists from neighboring Belgium and from the Netherlands.
Many people crowd in on the bridge for a snapshot. The small bridge shakes among the many tourists. I have to wait for that one second while everyone is standing still and the bridge railing is no longer shaking.
Well, this is the result. Something for the romantic souls among us?
From http://www.monschau.de/tourist-information :
With its historical old town and unique location amidst the famous hedges and impressive scenery of the surrounding Venn region, Monschau is a health climate resort with plenty to offer.
As a stroll through its winding alleys will soon reveal, the romantic half-timbered houses harbour a rich mosaic of art, culture and museums.
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dip (23820) 2013-01-27 22:45
a picturesque scene very well captured and composed taken from good point of view,
excellent light management as well,
JFS (32459) 2013-01-27 22:50
Your shot can not be nicer Paul, so sharp, and so well taken! The place looks really nice i like its architecture.
emka (83992) 2013-01-27 23:30
beautiful view of Monschau in the last day of previous year. Excellent night shot, I imagine it was cold there. very attractive composition with the beautiful half-timered houses so close to the stram and very romantic castle above, nicely lit.
I was in Monschau in 1980, it was in other century, even millennium :). i remember that I like it verz much.
siudzi (34131) 2013-01-28 0:44
What a lovely night shot of this beautiful view! Really like the way you built this composition with a perfect sense of depth. Exposure was executed very well. TFS.
raszid62 (18585) 2013-01-28 2:22
The beautiful view from the bridge on the night the town located above the mountain river. Long time exposure caused the water looks like a quicksilver stream. Interesting ruins of a castle on a hill in the background.
Wonderful colors and excellent sharpness.
mjw364 (7516) 2013-01-28 3:02
What great light and colours here. I really like the way the buildings are perched precariously alongside the river. They eye travels through and rests finally on that lit ruin at the top of the scene. Good exposure.
dta (70313) 2013-01-28 3:12
Bonjour Paul ,
Très belle capture de ce remarquable village à l'heure bleue . le point de vue est magnifique , sur la rivière aux eaux furieuses , bordée de magnifiques maisons , avec la colline et le vieux chateau en arrière plan .
Sergiom (65111) 2013-01-28 6:09
C'est la plus belle photo de la journée. La technique est irréprochable . la longue exposition donne une très belle texture à l'eau et les maisons sont magnifiques.
Graal (99446) 2013-01-28 10:18
view is beautiful. Good shot during the blue hour. I like the old architecture. Nice look over the river. Good presentation.
Have a nice evening.
cornejo (34626) 2013-01-28 11:40
Hello Paul, very good pov chosen to show us this lovely and interesting night view of this beautiful and interesting city. A beautiful picture nicely framed, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Chaming job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
npecanhuk (69108) 2013-01-28 14:55
Wonderful urban environment!
Interesting and attractive architecture & night picture!
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition, colors and exposure!
TFS - congrats,
yquem46 (38750) 2013-01-28 15:01
Une belle image à l'heure bleue de cette rue aux maisons à colombages, surmontée par une colline avec son château éclairé
Bonne soirée, bravo
lousat (80995) 2013-01-29 3:48
Hi Paul,a great choice of the hour to take this magical corner.A beautiful blue hour very well exposed,whit a long time to take this beautiful solk effect on the water and the details of this magnificent and tipical facades.Very well done,have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (61359) 2013-01-29 9:05
Good evening Paul,
The prolonged 1 sec. exp. gave the water a sliky texture. But also made a night scenery vivid in tones under illumination's.
Fine upwards view on the castle, from low as houses along the river.
danos (89609) 2013-01-29 11:39
nice the night view of the place with the excellent light management to brings out the details as the clarity of the buildings.I like the creative perpective as the beauty of the place during the night.
willperrett (7786) 2013-01-29 13:42
I must confess that I've not heard of Monschau, though judging by your photograph, I certainly should have done! I like the variety of light sources, and the lingering blue in the late evening sky. The rushing water too has benefitted from the 1 second exposure. You've made me want to find out more and go there!
chrislo (4155) 2013-01-29 14:39
Prachtige opname van dit schilderachtige stadje. De compositie en belichting zijn erg mooi en vanaf een goed standpunt genomen met veel diepte. Monschau op zijn beste kant ! Die vakwerhuizen zijn bijzonder mooi en de kleuren in deze foto geven het geheel een sprookjesachtige aanblik. Het stromende water zorgt voor een schitterend effect door de lage sluitertijd. Monchau vind ik echt een prachtig stadje. Mooi gedaan, Paul.
thebest (4276) 2013-01-29 19:31
This is a WONDERFUL photo for all the right reasons - colours - light management - content & the effect of the water [ which I cannot wait to get to the ocean & experiment with achieving this effect ]
It really is a romantic scene I think the architecture is breathtaking.
Thank you for making my day with presenting this great photo.
I love it!!!
Fis2 (88735) 2013-01-30 0:39
Excellent POV and composition.
Super light and colors.
Very impressive picture.
boa (6225) 2013-01-30 6:23
well, it is easy to see why Monschau is so popular. Very charming place with beautiful old architecture located around the bridge. To be honest, i have never heard about Monchau before but now i can see it is a place well worth a visit. Good pov and good handling of the light, perhaps a little bit unsharp but the overall impression is very good in my opinion. Nice blue color of the sky, Tfs!
Have a nice day.
Hansaphotos (7205) 2013-01-30 11:44
A lovely view from the bridge. No tripod? Well, you achieved a very good result, perhaps you did use the rail as a tripod? A beautiful night photo from this beautiful, picturesque village. Very nice work:) TFS.
jhm (142780) 2013-01-31 3:20
Negen of tien jaar geleden nam ik op de zelfde plaats in Monschau deze foto, maar een dag foto, wanneer de rivier bijna droog was.
U foto is mooi, en ik hou wel van dit kleine pictoresque stadje.
Plezierig om er een dagje rond te slenteren en wat mooie foto's tenemen.
Prachtige compositie, mooi foto werk, bedankt.
Kamilutka (8103) 2013-01-31 8:13
this is very beautiful place and well shot. I like the POV and the delicate bend of the road. Very good light management and attention to details. Nice and saturated colors and well given contrast. I am missing a little bit of sharpness but it is a minor detail.
nikkitta (16204) 2013-01-31 12:24
Beautiful view of the blue hour ( sky) and the typical houses taken in the right moment at the shaking bridge
Like your POV, it deserved the waiting
Congrats and TFS
adramad (39770) 2013-02-01 10:09
Fabulous ... this composition night, at blue hour, heaven certainly brings great charm, the wonderful set of half-timbered houses, which rise above the river.
A superb panorama for its beauty and charm, perfectly realized in both brightness and sharpness to our delight.
Enjoy a happy weekend.
mesutilgim (88122) 2013-02-01 14:43
Nice blue hour capture from Monschau.
Good layout and very good compo. Nice framed.
TFS and have a nice weekend
rbassin (19445) 2013-02-02 1:28
une belle prise de vue sous un angle intéressant, mettant en évidence le chateau éclairé sur la colline.
Bel ensemble architectural.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2013-02-02 1:50
A lovely view.
Well made presentation of this village detail.
Well depth and perspective with interesting details and clarity.
Sonata11 (33526) 2013-02-02 21:19
wonderful composition of this charmming, perfect light and colors, beautiful view. Perfectly well done and presented. Tfs and have a wonderful Sunday,
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-02-03 1:31
finally someone posted a picture from Monschau.I was there many years ago and I remember it as a really charming,little town.I can only say your composition conveys well its beauty.I like the POV you chose to immortalize the scene,but also delightful,vivid colors you captured.Well done!
Have a nice sunday
josepmarin (57841) 2013-02-04 2:28
this is a splendid capture at the blue hour, skillfully executed for to reach a high aesthetic level in your composition.
The view from the bridge offers us the fantastic architecture of the houses in this village, and the good perspective of the river, with the bonus of the castle on the hill, all beautifully illuminated.
Is a wonderful shot.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-02-04 12:17
un notturno che sembra finto per quanto è bello!
Le acque del fiume trasformate in seta fanno da bel contorno alle tipiche case del luogo caratterizzate dalle assi di egno inserite nella facciata, ma la cosa più bella sono i ruderi che dominano il borgo dall'alto della collina.
L'ora blu è stata da te sfruttata a dovere (cosa non facile) gestendo bene un misto di luce naturale (poca) ed artificiale (tanta).
Una bella composizione che merita un plauso.
Ciao e buona serata
pajaran (54114) 2013-02-04 20:50
Lep pogled na reku i kuce u noci ...
Dobar trentak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Nice view of the river and the house on the night ...
Good trentak length, sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good content and composition, well demonstrated.
All the best.
s_lush (16134) 2013-02-04 21:00
I like your picture of this highly picturesque old town very much. You have found excellent point of view to show a lot of beautiful architectural and natural features of it. Very well-chosen camera settings, good light, lovely colors and perfect quality of the capture!
shevchenko (18892) 2013-02-04 21:52
Good pov and good frame to the architectures at lower and upper site, lovely local old architectures in unique design, beautiful old town under yellow light, distinct night photo, good shoot.
jjcordier (78330) 2013-02-05 0:13
Très belle photo à l'heure bleue de cette superbe ville de Monschau. Cadrage, lumière et couleurs splendides.
Angshu (56436) 2013-02-05 21:52
A delightful shot indeed! Not only is the light beautifully captured, but the effect of blue hour sky has a wonderful effect on the scene. Beautiful timber houses (looks rather bew) which bounds the stream with rapidly flowing waters. The focal point is the old structure up on the hill lit by the artificial light! Beautiful!
kasianowak (7409) 2013-02-10 8:26
Excellent blue hour photo with brilliant composition. There is a lot to keep the viewer busy looking: the houses, the ruins, fast moving river...
Beautiful light and colours.
SWEETFREEDOM (23236) 2013-02-10 22:50
Nice and picturesque town. Great exposure and details.
fabbs99 (16813) 2013-02-11 11:56
Nice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done.
ourania (35009) 2013-02-15 8:04
a very intriguing setting rendered fascinating by your composition and lighting. You have given great depth and perspective and have made the most of the architectural patterns and the colours. I like very much the variations in lighting and the capture of the running water that give a dramatic aspect to the neat arrangement of the scenery. The blue horizontal stripe at the top of the frame and its contrast with the warm yellow facade on the left are marvellous. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
eldancer1 (30710) 2013-02-16 9:46
Awesome nocturnal shoot of the village. Love the colors. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
kennyblack (4207) 2013-02-18 12:11
This your fantastic work does not go unnoticed as it is beautiful and well thought out. What strikes me is the light which illuminates the scene and very vivid colors despite the 'time of recording. Good job Paul, and thank you for sharing it.
The best greetings, have a nice evening ... Marino
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2013-02-22 13:19
Traditional, panoramic view over the bridge, great light management and soft colors!
The light showing from the windows is a beautiful highlight!
(thanks for appreciating my Meteora!!!)
all the best,
wolf38 (31284) 2013-03-05 8:01
Hello Paul. The picturesque town of Monschau is worth a visit. Here everything is like in the age of Romanticism. The city is able to present all of these beauties. I see that even the nightly Monschau looks very nice. My compliments for this great picture.
abmdsudi (45592) 2013-03-10 9:22
A delightful night shot, you have captured well with excellent details of this classic looking houses on both flanks. The clarity, exposure and depth are well rendered and superb warm illumination from surroundings. The contrasting blue night sky finishes it off perfectly. A glorious scene, well captured
claudeD (34757) 2013-03-24 9:05
I was told that Monschau would be a very interesting location and I plan to go there when the waether will be better.Very fine light managment and excellent sharpness.
With regards from Luxembourg
jmdias (58115) 2013-04-05 2:48
excellent view. I liked the façades, the ruins of the castle up there and the view of the small river. the light and the colors are very beautiful. TFS.
ecmel (1265) 2013-05-08 3:00
This is a beautifully composed night shot with delightful lighting. Also perfect exposure and stunning details.
ruisc_pt (10890) 2013-05-14 7:27
Dramatic scnenario with impressive exposure conditions