Akershus Castle was built in 1299 by King Håkon V Magnusson to protect the town against attack. When Oslo burned down in the fire of 1624, the whole town was rebuilt beneath the fortress walls. On the fortress grounds within those walls lies Akershus Castle, which has served as a royal residence, a site of national assemblies and other gatherings of distinguished men, an administrative and educational centre and a venue for art exhibitions and cultural performances. After the Second World War, the castle was renovated and used for banquets for the King and government of Norway. Today the fortress, which was once built to protect the town from foreign attack, is eminently well suited for representation purposes, a place where visitors to the capital can get a unique insight into the city’s history.
Taken from http://www.abelprisen.no
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pablominto (53744) 2006-08-15 3:33
This is a fine composition with good lines!
I like your low point of view here, it works well giving some emphasis to the paved walkway...
A nice touch to include the sunlit gun through the archway!
ben4321 (9875) 2006-08-15 3:39
I think this is a really good shot, Bekim.
The line of the cobbled walkway draws the eye into the frame, and straight through the archway towards that old cannon. I like how the warm sidelighting has brought out the texture in the cobbles.
I also like how you've positioned the two people to the left of the tower, they fill this area of empty space and balance the composition nicely.
Albrecht (11281) 2006-08-15 3:44
Wonderful light and good POV. The canon in the gate is a nice detail. Well made compo and good colours.
daddo (23104) 2006-08-15 5:07
Hi Bekim. Original shot with the path taking us through the entrance. Wonderful light accentuates the details on the cobbles.Beautiful green on the left, together with the sunlit wall towards which the two figures are walking. Nice mood.Regards. Klaudio
PrzemekN (140) 2006-08-16 10:31
I like the light here - soft and warm. The paved road perfectly leads the attention across the image. Two small details make a fantastic thing to the image - I mean the cannon - visible in the gate and two people on the left.
The photo would be still good without the cannon - but definitely not without the people.
AthaPan (0) 2006-08-16 16:21
Your photo is well choses regarding the pov and the portrait format...
Now, what you could do "better"?
Well, I found the castle itself a bit underexposed...here you could bypass this "problem" by postprocessing with Photoshop or whatever (sponge tool, desaturate, 15 - 30%)...
stranger (726) 2006-08-19 6:02
I love your style :)
rafelito (3648) 2006-08-22 3:45
Wonderful shot, excellent composition, POV and focus.The light is perfect.Many regards, Rafael
ydarias (679) 2006-08-22 4:19
Hello Bekim. The point of view of this photo is very nice. And I like the composition too, with the path in the foreground. The colours are vivid and the image is very sharp. Good job.
Luan (12971) 2006-08-23 2:42
I like the way you have composed this picture, every elements are in the right place, the light is exquisite.
A very nice one, peaceful !
PS : I didn't know my surname means lion, thanks for the info
- Copyright: Bekim Berisha (Albanian) (248)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-12-11
- Categories: Castles
- Exposure: f/22, 1/4 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Northern Fortresses [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-15 3:22
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