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To be or not to be?

To be or not to be?
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Copyright: Kristof Szekely (szekelykristof) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 983 W: 56 N: 2487] (12618)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-15
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-15 0:48
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Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Continuing my recent series of architecture, today I post Hamlet's Castle (Kronborg Castle) from Helsingor, Denmark. I tried to use the same technique as yesterday to tilt the camera for a more inteesting representation of the building.

Helsingřr (pronounced [hɛlseˈŋřɐ̯ˀ] in Danish; in English also known by the name Elsinore) is a city in Helsingřr municipality on the northeast coast of the island of Zealand (Sjćlland) in eastern Denmark. It is known internationally as the setting of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, whence the spelling 'Elsinore' originated.
The name is derived from *Hals meaning "neck" and thus here also "narrow strait", i.e. the narrow strait (Řresund) between what is now Helsingřr and Helsingborg. The Rerum Danicarum Historica (1631) claims that the history of Helsingřr can be traced back to 70 BC, but this information is highly dubious. The people were mentioned, as Helsinger (which may mean "the people of the strait"), for the first time in King Valdemar the Victorious's Liber Census Danić from 1231 (but they should not be confused with the Helsings of Hälsingland in Sweden). These two placenames show that the Helsinger may have had their main fort at Helsingborg and a fortified landing place at Helsingřr, to control the ferry route across the strait.
Before the Middle Ages Helsingřr was just a marketplace where people sold goods. About 1200 AD the first church, Sct Olai Church, was built. A number of convents once surrounded the church, but now all that remains is the church building, today the cathedral of the Diocese of Helsingřr.
Helsingřr as we know it today was founded in the 1420s by the Danish king Eric of Pomerania. He established the Sound Dues in 1429 and built the castle 'Krogen', which was made bigger in the 1580s and named Kronborg. The oldest parts of the cathedral of Helsingřr date back to the 1200s and tell us that the fishermen's village, as Helsingřr was then, was a town of a certain importance. At least, there have always been some form of ferryboats crossing between Helsingřr and Helsingborg.
Kronborg Castle is a main tourist attraction. Hamlet has been performed a number of times in its courtyard.
The Swedish city of Helsingborg lies a short distance across the Řresund from Elsinore. European route E55 traverses the two cities; ferries connect the two ends.

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Hello Kristof! Amazing castle, wonderful place. Great perspective. Very good title. I love Sheakespeare too! Well done!

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  • zms Gold Star Critiquer [C: 268 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-10-15 0:56]

Dear Kristof,
What an impressive capture my friend.
Just perfect in sharpness and
Have a great day

Hi kristof,
A wonderfuş architectural view.Great POV and perspective.TFS.


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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-10-15 1:14]

ciao kristof...interessante composizione...ottimo soggetto...bellissimo pov..grande lavoro..bellissimo soggetto..complimenti

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-10-15 1:23]

Hi my friend...
Beautiful shot...
Nice composition...
Nice castle...

Hi Kris,
"There's nothing rotten in the state of Denmark" (free after Shakespeare :-) Great impressive view of this castle. Clear to see you took this during daytime (harsh shaddows and slight OE in the clouds). Nevertheless a great posting.

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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2008-10-15 2:08]

Hello Kristof !
That´s a real beautiful scenery and also an interesting note! Bravo!
Kind regards, um abraço!

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2008-10-15 4:29]

Hello neighbour of today:-)) Very great image Kristof, perfect work.
Regards Rose

Bonjour Kristof,
Belle prise de vue et détails de ce magnifique château d' Hamlet, belle présentation et composition, Excellent POV. et couleurs, trčs belle architecture et perpective..
tous mes compliments.

Kristof Hi:

Stunning architecture, amazing PoV, wonderful details, testure and colors. Thanks for the notes

Congratulations, very nice, my friend

hey Kristof
excellent architecture series ..... great work
best regards

Hello Kristof,

excellent pov. Great shot and this architecture is wonderful.
Beautiful sky.
Excellent work

Kind regards

Good lookijk picture, Kristof.
The perspective can be bettered with PSP X.
Regards from Jan

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  • skobek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 129 W: 0 N: 437] (2389)
  • [2008-10-15 13:29]

Welcome Kristof,
"To be or not to be". I dont know bat I heard it somewhere. Good arhitecture photo. Perfect sharpness and composition.
Regards - Slawek

Szia Kristof!

Igazi treklenses foto, gyonyoru felhok es a zold mezo. :-)
Nagyon szep!

Legy jo,


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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2008-10-15 14:49]

Hello Kristof! Beautiful landscape...bow for Sheakespeare! Magnificent picture. Greetings. Barbara

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  • wieyos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1094 W: 43 N: 2059] (9118)
  • [2008-10-15 18:36]

i think the centredness here is acceptable to show a frontal view of the building, the vast green lawn and the wall. it's a nice image, indeed, Kristof and the cloud cluster really add to the beauty. well done, my friend!


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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-10-16 5:36]

merhaba dear Kristof...
verynice shot and pov..superb colors and detail...selamlar

Hoi Kristof,
Great architectural posting ! Superb sky above it.
I like the colors. Compliments for the note. Tilting the camera indeed give a special effect. TFS, it is not close by to visit.

Szia Kristóf!
Szóval ez az a híres..! ((: Nagyon jó kép, tetszik a perspektíva, az előtérben jól mutat a sima gyep majd a vizesárok a falakkal és a háttérben magasodó vár. Szépek a színek is.
Gratulálok! Üdv,

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-10-20 11:36]

Really nice building Kris,it could even be more dark,but no my friend,this cool!

Bonjour Kristof,

Un cliché qui ne manque pas de contrastes bien balancés, de couleurs naturelles et d'une belle profondeur donnant du relief ŕ ce joli château, la critique qui l'accompagne, nous ne dit long sur cet édifice!!!
Trčs belle composition magnifiquement réussie!!!

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-10-29 18:31]

Hi my friend...
Beautiful architectural shot - Very impressive capture..!
Great natural lighting, colors and beautiful contrast...
Well done,

Bonjour Kristof
Le mur d'enceinte de ce château est vraiment impressionnant !
Avec ces douves ŕ son pied, il est difficilement franchissable pour l'ennemi.
Merci du partage.

Hi Kristof
Very good shot of this old castle, i like it
Ciao Paolo

Hi Kristof,
I like the pov that allowed you to create a nice contrast between the different colors of the compo. Definitely green and blue really stand out so well with the majesty of the castle playing the role of the main character. Good quality throughout and nice presentation. Good job, I like it!
Thanks for posting this and regards,


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