A sunny day in the little city of Solvang in California, USA. "Solvang" is Danish for "sunny fields" and this picturesque little city is full of Danish styled architecture. Between 1850 and 1930 economic problems in Denmark prompted a number of Danes to emigrate to the USA. Solvang was founded in 1911 by a group of Danes who travelled west to establish a colony away from the mid-western winters. The city has thrived and is now an extremely popular and unique tourist attraction.
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Royaldevon (43965) 2014-03-24 2:04
Good Morning Brian,
Interesting notes with this photograph from the USA. I love how you have captured our immediate attention with the shapes and colours of the balloons. They make a very natural lead to the clock tower and keep us hovering in the sky as we absorb the intricate tiling details of the walls.
A sharp photograph which supplies wonderful details of this very un-American building.
Have a great day,
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-03-24 2:35
an interesting capture with the balloons in FG. Nice use of DOF. That architecture at background is magnificent. Great use of light and fine colours. Excellent one. Tfs.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-03-24 2:43
Hello Brian - I would never have guessed that this is a shot taken in America it looks so European! What a lovely image and a beautiful building too! The festive balloons look fabulous against the clear blue sky and are the immediate eye-catcher here. Looking more carefully at the image reveals the exquisite brickwork of the clock-tower. Easy to see why this small city is a tourist attraction.
A super shot of something quite unexpected.
Have a good week
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-24 2:51
This is an excellent shot of this US town. I like the way you have used the balloons to frame this beautiful clock tower. The contrast between the colourful balloons and the spotless blue sky is excellent. Great details captured on the tower too. A well planned and nicely executed photo, good work. Thanks for sharing.
dip (23892) 2014-03-24 3:40
a really colorful photo with great clarity and excellent lighting,
very interesting architecture indeed,
thanks for sharing,
snunney (107513) 2014-03-24 3:46
An inspired composition this; making an interesting apposition between the balloons and that rather delightful clock tower. I like very much the light and colours, which make for some excellent contrasts in tone. Superb rendering of the detail in the architecture. Thanks also for the very useful note about this relatively unknown place, at least to me.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-03-24 4:08
mi hai sorpreso oggi con questa immagine della California, però bisogna ammettere che riesce a trasmettere un messaggio interessante e rappresenta anche un aspetto inconsueto di una architettura piuttosto originale.
Eccellenti come al solito composizione e ricchezza di dettagli.
Ciao e buona settimana
mirosu (16273) 2014-03-24 4:11
Excellent colourful arrangement in superb light. The contrast against blue sky is perfect. The view up to nicely decorated church tower is superb. I love this beautiful photo.
Very well done.
jhm (161013) 2014-03-24 5:05
I look with great admiration to the brickwork of the tower, congratulations for this people that realisation this work.
The balloons is a nice extra touch to you picture.
Sharpness and clarity are very pleasant.
Excellent captured, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice workweek,
Nicou (152118) 2014-03-24 7:06
quel beau clocher sueprbe captage et vue avec ces ballons de couelurs qui donne une touche de vie à l'image sueprbe compo et iamge.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (43412) 2014-03-24 9:50
That's right, bells and balloons :))
Excellent clear photo, I like the architecture of this tower very much, I like the idea to include balloons, very well done
rbassin (24343) 2014-03-24 12:48
Une photo originale avec la présence des ballons dans le cadre. Le résultat est plaisant et joyeux, belle palette de couleurs.
Corry (4508) 2014-03-24 20:22
Beau point de vue sur ce clocher avec son architecture originale. Belle composition avec la présence des ballons et de l'arbre. La lumière est parfaite. Bien fait.
npecanhuk (78927) 2014-03-24 22:22
Some lovely, beautiful and charming details!
A very attractive picture full of eye-catching colors!
Sharpness, exposure, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent too! Great idea the inclusion of those balloons!
TFS - congrats,
emka (107851) 2014-03-24 23:16
Hello Brian, You visited not only grand Canyon in the USA. beautiful view of this Danish tower in California. Nice bells and balloons against the blue sky. beautiful bricks in the wall.
WArm regrads MAlgo
jjcordier (79297) 2014-03-24 23:35
Belle association entre cette grappe de ballons et ce clocher d'inspiration danoise. La lumière est magnifique.
carlo62 (55798) 2014-03-25 1:03
originale accostamento, i palloni colorati vengono esaltati dal cielo blu, come la l'elegante torre campanaria.
L'unione dei due soggetti crea molta curiosità e attenzione da parte dell'osservatore.
shreya2000 (2799) 2014-03-25 3:22
Nice clarity. The colour of the baloons and sky is very nice. I like it.
kasianowak (10605) 2014-03-26 3:17
Lovely colourful image. The balloons look great on blue background and their rounded shapes contrast nicely with the architecture on the right.
ChrisJ (119013) 2014-03-26 4:18
A well framed and composed shot leaving plenty of breathing space around the spire and balloons. Wonderful warm cold colour contrasts between the red balloons and the blue sky. Good sharpness, density levels and contrasted lighting. Tfs!
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-18
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-24 1:58