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A "shopping" street

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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-16
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Artwork, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/4 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/10/19 'Shopping' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-10-20 7:29
Viewed: 1379
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

My contribution to Friday's theme: "Shopping"!
Again, I thank Monika (TL ID: shiva1) for proposing this Friday's theme.

Pardon me, as my entry is bit a late one but I believe in "Better late than never" :)

This is the late evening shot of one of the 'shopping' streets of city center of Halle/Saale. I wanted to capture the beauty of these buildings with amazing architecture against the early blue hour. Hope I could able to share the beauty of this deserted shopping street through my picture.

Have a nice weekend.

Kind regards,



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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-10-20 7:48]

Hi Paras.

Its never too late, I like the quietness, so still and almost empty. The sky dominates the attention followed by the clarity and sharpness of content, neat work tfs

stv ;o))
Have a good one.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-10-20 7:53]

Hello Paras,

This picture is so almost supernaturally beautiful. You can congratulate yourself on this photo only. Very good composition and a very interesting picture. A wonderful design with amazing colors in evening illumination, easy class. It is wonderful, done, with very good success.
Wunderschöne Wochenend für Dich und Deine Familie.

Hi Paras
Nice shot of this shopping street.beautiful depth.
very sharp..love the light that comes from neons.
Probably early in the morning it is quiet.
great addition to the theme
nice week-enk

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-10-20 8:20]

Dear Paras,

That's a fabulous nocturnal shoot of a shopping street in Halle. And it's typical of Germany and Denmark at 8 pm specially in winter and autumn that streets are empty. It's unlike Spain or Italy. In your image, the sodium tint is contrasting with blue sky which is eye catching. A wonderful contribution for the theme, well done. Thanks for sharing.

Kind Regards,

Hi Paras,
A nice POV. of the Shopping streets of city center of Halle/Saale,
great and beautiful building street ,
Nice perpective and tone of colors and light,
great shot Paras.

Ciao Paras, late you too for friday theme:), fascinating blue hour with fantastic perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-10-20 10:03]

Hi Paras,
Perfect use of the blue hour in this wide angle shot of a shopping street. I like the POV with a lovely deep perspective where a beautiful church closes the far ends. A very sharp image with accurate light management. A nice mix-up of artificial lighting and natural.
Well done for this original approach to the subject 'shopping'
Have a peaceful weekend.

Francis Xavier

Ol+a paras
A good noturne well sharp with beautiful light and mood. It seems be very appealing to shopping.
You choose well and you edited well too
A good WE
Um abraço

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-10-20 11:21]

Hi Paras,good DOF with your F5.0 aperture, due to the clarity of the background I thought you may have used an F8 or F11.
You have handled the street illuminations well,did you shoot in Raw or jpeg?The S curve of the street, leads the eye into the background with those two church spires. A good addition for this weeks theme.TFS


Hi Paras, beautiful houses along the street with, I am sure, very nice and attractive stores. A great contribution to the Theme.
I like the timing, special mood an empty normally busy Street -
Thanks for sharing - kindest regards Monika
Have a wonderful weekend

Hallo Paras,

nice capture of this quiet "Fussgaengerzone" after shoping hours. Fantastic POV and colors. You make the beautiful buildings really stand out.

Have a nice weekend,

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2012-10-20 13:41]

HI Paras, this is a very inviting shopping street, a perfect nocturnal shot, very good light management, I love the quiet atmosphere, sure you can relax there when all shops are closed and you have a nice walk there. Very nice architecture buildings.Thank you for sharing.
Regards Rose

Hi Paras
fine shot at "blue hour". good handling of poor light on the architecture. splendid capture of evening atmosphere in the empty street. the end of another shopping day.

Hello,this shot reflects tranquillity thanks to the absence of shoppers.A very high quality image with perfect sharpness and well balanced vivid colors.All the best,Otto.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-10-20 16:37]

Hi Paras,
A lovely capture in the blue light. I would have preferred to see people, especially in a shot titled "shopping". This scene reminds me of streets that I saw in other European cities, like in Italy Spain and Portugal.

I really like the atmosphere in this shot with the mainly deserted streets, warm shop lights against the blue sky and a few people wending their way home. Nicely composed and captured.

Hi Paras,
The soft artificial lighting makes the shops and buildings stand out quite forcefully.Well detailed and a nice smooth blue sky between the darker buildings.Great shot.

Hello Paras, a practically empty shopping street,did you have to wait a long time for this?
You give a good perspective with the spires of a church at the vanishing point.The blue sky enhances the picture, and you managed the lights very well to give a good impression of this street.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-10-22 8:29]


Très belle compo pour le thème superb eiamge uqelle rue de magasins avec la gestion des lumières nocturnes sueprbe cpatage.

bravo et amitié


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