This is my most recent photo of the town where I live. I've taken it yesterday after I left from work. Just to take the pulse of the city before the Christmas rush begins. The snow that had fallen last week melted almost completely but enough of it remained to light up the dark shadows. The picture was taken from a place that you can see here, right where the bright, vertical line is (actually it's a flag on a very tall pole in the upper right side of the picture).
I hope you like it! Any suggestions for improvement are welcome! Here's some info about the place:
Medieval Latin: Brassovia or Corona
Braşov is located in the central part of the country, about 166 km from Bucharest. It is surrounded by the Southern Carpathians, and is part of the Transylvania region.
The city is notable for hosting the Golden Stag (Cerbul de Aur) international music festival.
The city was first atested in the 13th century under the name Corona. The current Romanian and Hungarian names are derived from the Pecheneg word, barasu, meaning "fortress". On Tâmpa Hill, located on the southern side of the city, there was a citadel called Brassovia, which gave both the Romanian and the Hungarian name of the city.
The first attested mention of Braşov is Terra Saxonum de Barasu ("Saxon Land of Baras"), in a 1252 document. The German name Kronstadt means "Crown City", and is reflected in the city's coat of arms, as well as in its Medieval Latin name, Corona. The three names of the city (Braşov/Brassó, Kronstadt, and Corona) were used simultaneously in the Middle Ages.
From 1950 to 1960, during part of the Communist period in Romania, the city was called Oraşul Stalin, after the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.
For more informations please visit the link below!
ISOSpeedRatings - 100
ShutterSpeedValue - 10 seconds
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Flash - Not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 17 mm
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fca777 (165) 2007-11-14 7:27
It's very intresting picture and POV. Congratulations!
teutza (10590) 2007-11-14 7:37
ce misto e...si ce clara..super!!imi place mult!dar acu k ai intrebat uite.io as fi scos chestia aia mica din stg..nu se vede asa tare dar cand o vezi nu-ti mai iese din ochi:))
deci vii si tu la moeciu?:)
alexlie (5359) 2007-11-14 8:39
You have a very beautiful town, great place for a photographer. I like your composition and use of light. Great work and interesting note.
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-11-14 13:31
Foarte clara imaginea si superbe culorile!
make (764) 2007-11-14 14:02
Hi Eduard, very nice mood with great warm colors. Good POV and image format. Well done.
Luciano75 (0) 2007-11-14 23:07
E chiar excelent realizata.Foarte frumos Brasov-ul noaptea.
Imi place incadrarea.
euk (188) 2007-11-15 0:05
deci acolo te-ai dus de la servici! Ti-ai scos chestia aia mica si te-ai dus sa iei pulsul orasului, ai? Exifu tau e minunat!
Nu te mai lua atat dupa Wikipedia ca de multe ori mesteca rahat si aia!
aralda (1240) 2007-11-15 3:53
Habar n-am avut ca s-a numit si Stalin!
Fotografia e reusita. Zapada si luminile impreuna cu edificiile medievale creeaza o atmosfera de poveste.
LEA (4984) 2007-11-15 12:52
You are living in a lovely town. And you love it, this photo is a prove of this.
Thanks for sharing.
Tibo (1904) 2007-11-23 22:03
Hi Eduard... I am still completely in love in Brasov, a city that I haven't visited yet but for which I am very interested in... Lovely shot, as all of them in your gallery! We can feel Xmas is at the corner with the snow on roofs! Tibo
rainforest (5) 2007-11-26 7:30
Minunat! Simplu si minunat :)
Felicitari ai reusit sa prinzi totul intr-o poza.
ayansadhu (1502) 2008-01-15 7:12
Nice composition and beautiful pattern in the canvas with very good exposure.
shevchenko (19331) 2008-01-20 19:00
There are so amazing to see an old town with crowd houses built surrounding the foot of mountain and achieve the depth distance to another mountain, good pov to included the foreground withered trees, excellent work!
- Copyright: Eduard Baak (snowfalken) (1116)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-11-13
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS30D, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM
- Exposure: f/8
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-14 7:23