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Five towers in blue hour

Five towers in blue hour
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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, Transportation, Architecture, Artwork, Nocturnal, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/3 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-11 2:57
Viewed: 1348
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

Lately, I got attracted to nocturnal photography and this is one of them I took from the daily life scene in the city center. I was impressed by the beauty the blue hour approaching for the day and was spreading its beauty allover the city center of Halle.

The five towers of the churches located against the intense blue sky was just beyond words. Unfortunately, I didn't had my tripod in hand otherwise I might have ended up even getting better details of these buildings I believe.

I like the profile of these buildings against the vast sky, a kind of graphic appeal I wanted to catch in here. Anyways, at last, I was quite satisfied with the final result.

Hope you enjoy the mood in the picture.

Kind regards,



ISO=800, Focal length=18 mm, cropped and resized the picture for TL.

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Hi Paras
IMHO this is not one of your good works. the street scene is too blurry and unfocused, the colors dull. the 5 towers, as the other buildings, lack clarity and sharpness. the blue hour effect is poor.
looking forwards to your next posting.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-11-11 9:21]

Hello Lieber Paras,

I think that not everything what we photograph is always super. But that the trying I guess. For me, the photo is absolutely correct. Beautiful warm colors, beautiful light, beautiful towers and street recording.
PS: You have dear Paras made by the hand that photo?
My best regards.

Ciao Paras, fascinating blue hour, lovely composition with a lot of walking people, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-11-11 10:10]


quel ciel merveilleux en fond doux, et qui fait ressortire les élémentds avec la belle place, ce clocher qui filent dans ce ciel fantastique cpatage et iamge.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Paras,
A nice Blue hour portrait of the 5 towers in Halle,
It a sharp presentation and excellent POV...
Well composed too..Michel

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-11-11 11:22]

Hi Paras,
Good use of the blue hour mixed with the street artificial lights. I like the movement of the pedestrians. Nice flawless blue sky and a lovely warm cast on the architecture.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-11-11 11:47]

Hi Paras, I always love the blue hour sky colors, you added the city lights along with the city life to produce a wonderful image. At this time I do not expect the buildings to be lit. Nice work for what you wanted to present. TFS

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2012-11-11 14:45]

I like scenes at cities taken with that despairing day-light. Good POV and well framed picture.
The problem is with managing this difficult poor light, but I can see in your note there where no tripod... that is the problem:)
Anyway for conditions like that not too bad.
Regards - Tom:)

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-11-11 15:11]

Hi Paras.

Enjoyable town square scene with people adding to the interest. I like the blur associated with the cyclist and the walking in the foreground. tfs

stv ;o))

Bom dia Paras
it is a fact : without tripod the image don´t achieve all perfection. You show the beauty of the place and light in this plave. The architecture is good.
I must say I likethe fact you rtry different categories of photos...
um abraço

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