Evening light in the Old Town Square drew beautiful patches of shades and mirrored lights on the pavement.
This shot was stitched from 4 vertical formats taken from the Old Town City Hall Tower which shade you can see in the right bottom corner.
The large monument in the left corner of the Old Town Square in is the statue of the reformer Jan Hus (John Huss), one of the most important personalities in Czech history. A hundred years before the Protestant Reformation was started by Martin Luther, Jan Hus was burnt as a heretic for reformist ideas.
Master Jan Hus, the dean of the Charles University in Prague, criticized church practices such as selling indulgence. He used to preach in the Bethlehem Chapel in Prague and he was excommunicated by the pope for his ideas in 1410. Despite that, he continued in preaching and he had many followers in Prague, that´s why the pope interdicted the whole city of Prague in 1414. Finally, Jan Hus was invited to the Council in Constance and he was asked to renounce his ideas. He refused, and he was burnt at the stake as a heretic on 6 th July 1415.
We commemorate this day as a national holiday.
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janusz2054 (306) 2008-09-07 12:04
Piekny widok na stare miasto.
goodwill (4879) 2008-09-07 12:36
Just beautiful......and very well composed.
Its the wonder of the human brain.
haybelg (631) 2008-09-07 12:50
Very well done, surely for a stich of several images (I hadn't noticed...)
SNOOP_Chan (3662) 2008-09-07 13:06
A great POV and a nice composition. My eyes were first attracted by the big building in the center but i could see also the square in its splendor. tfs!
jean11-3 (2799) 2008-09-07 13:32
Hello Romana,a fine elevated view of Prague.
Lots to see and enjoy, it looks to be a very beautiful place.
A good composition, the people give an idea of scale.
Your title says 'shades and lights', a very appropriate title.The light is pleasing.
Tfs, regards Jean.
maximage (15535) 2008-09-07 13:37
Fantastique POV! Une belle composition et vue superbe sur la belle ville de Prague.
ViktorVaughn (1521) 2008-09-07 16:25
A great view of this beautiful city. I need to visit!!! I like how you composed this shot with the beautiful towers off-centred, and the square taking up the rest.
mpb001 (4600) 2008-09-07 18:28
Very dynamic and well detailed photo. You chose the perfect viewpoint for your composition looking down from above. Excellent technical details, sharpness and color.
pitzimba (382) 2008-09-08 11:38
wonderful landscape of Praga.I would like visit it, and one day I'l make it.
In the time I see through your shot...
tyro (15679) 2008-09-08 11:48
This is Fabulous!
Technically it is superb, with very good stitching of those four images. The picture is also pin-sharp and very clear, the exposure is spot-on and that sky is absolutely wonderful!
A beautiful picture indeed and an excellent interesting note to accompany it!
devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-09-08 13:22
the perspective on this beautifull place is excellent. The colosr are very nice. I rembers the colors of the roof of Pragues for ever
ku-fotak-chtik (1136) 2008-09-09 0:59
teda tedka jsem se uplne zarazil, proc pisu Anglicky, uz toho asi blbnu. Tahle fotka je uzasna a to ze jsi ji spojila ze 4 fotek ji dava potrebnou hloubku a prostor. Moc hezka!
Zdravim z Anglie do Prahy!
testmaniac (13508) 2008-09-09 9:26
Hi Romana, very nice photo with perfect exposure, colors and photo quality! Great view!
TFS and have a nice and beautiful day!
carper (96) 2008-09-09 9:29
very beautiful view here Romana,
the red of the roofs and the blue of the sky are working good together, fine balans and good details I like it girl, have a nice evening.
Royaldevon (21379) 2008-09-09 13:31
What a great pov!
This is a terrific panorama of the city!
The details are clear and the focus sharp!
The stitching has certainly given you that necessary width.
Waylim (23310) 2008-09-09 17:39
Ah, the old town of Prague, what a wonderful city, I love it there though it was fairly cold when I was there maybe 5 years ago in April. For most it must have been warm already, but cold for me. Wonderful POV from the top, Really good details of all that is going on down in the square, and beautifully composed. Great stitching job, I can't tell where. Thanks
avene (12675) 2008-09-09 20:14
great photo, your elevated point of view works really well to show the beauty of Prague and presents te famous square from an unusual perspective. love how you have composed the photo with the circle on the left and parallel streets creating a sense of direction towards the center of the scene. the level of detail is excellent, this is a very good work.
gracious (20025) 2008-09-10 9:49
Very nice of meeting you and thank you for visiting my gallery, much appreciated!
Thank you for such a beautiful image of the great city with the best pov from above!
the image is sharp with good colour and superb details
a good quality presentation indeed
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-09-13 0:50
Wonderful POV and colours, dear Romana !
I was here, last time in Prague. It's a very beautiful square with magnificent architecture.
Great photojob you did with the 4 pictures stitched
Have a nice weekend
sunamoon (6293) 2008-09-13 9:53
A M A Z I N G photo, de Praga, esos colores y esa perspectiva favorecen mucho a la foto, el equilibrio esta optimo,
me gusta mucho el contraste de colores, y la grandeza de las estructuras, la pongo entre mis fotos favoritas.
flashpoint (4002) 2008-09-13 10:21
I have no words .... too good
Prague and the excellent panorama
my compliments sERGIO
chawax (16463) 2008-09-14 13:18
Very nice view on this wonderful square. The buildings have beautiful shapes and colours and you made a great composition from them.
hamady (727) 2008-09-21 5:16
Zdar,ze zacatku jsem si rikal,jak se ti do zaberu podarilo toho nacpat tolik...a uz je mi to jasny po precteni notes :o))) Klasika,ale pekny ;o)
PixelTerror (0) 2008-09-24 13:03
When I last stood there I did not know about the possibilities stitching would reveal, yours is very nice and opens an amamzing angle.
Have a nice evening JY
Signal-Womb (13048) 2008-09-30 14:10
Hi Romana, that is an impressive scene showing the charms of Prague with all those beautiful buildings. Your stitch work has produced a remarkable result. Best regards Steve.
joro_m (8) 2008-11-08 3:00
Hi,Romana!This is a very beautiful photo of 'Golden' Praha-the view is wonderful,good composition.
Piotrek80 (672) 2008-11-10 2:20
I almost forgot how much Prague is beautiful. Great composition. You have perfectly set the statue and a church in strong points. Good photo.
ericfarge (914) 2009-08-19 12:08
I have seen this place one year ago, I have tried to take a lot of picture of it from the same point of view and I must say this one is fantastic. I particularly appreciate the patterns that small humans form on the ground.
irfanat67 (223) 2009-09-02 22:31
Good and smooth stitching. Also beautiful view of Prague.
ecmel (1042) 2010-04-29 1:08
Your photo present us this famous place with wide angle providing a good feeling of deepness. Sharpness is perfect.
fds (6313) 2010-11-22 9:48
very nice cityscape with great colors
- Copyright: Romana Svatonova (romanaa) (7640)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-14
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My favourite Europe [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-09-07 11:57
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