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Nightlife on harbor

Nightlife on harbor
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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: 2012-11-30
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Artwork, Experimental, Nocturnal, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/4.2
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-01 13:33
Viewed: 1395
Points: 25
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

Today, back from Hamburg and posting a shot i took yesterday late evening close to the main harbor of this world-known city.

I like the colors projected on the surface of water as a result of the lights being reflected from the surrounded buildings.

I have to mention that I am recently fascinated by the nocturnal scene which do have their own charm and beauty in my eyes. Therefore, I have awarded the category of "experimental" in addition to various other relevant categories to this shot too.

Hope you enjoy the mood in the shot.

Have a nice weekend.

Best regards,



Hand-held shot with ISO=800, Focal length=34 mm, exposed for 0.62 second, cropped and finally resized for TL.

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Hello Paras,
A very beautiful scene, not so much for the details, which one does not expect in a nocturnal image anyway, but for the magnificent colours. I would suggest cropping off the very bright bit at the top left though, but very good as is. Best wishes with your endeavours in nocturnal photography.

Do have a wonderful weekend too.



This is a great result with iso 800 and hand-held, there are beautiful rendering of colors and lights at night.
I like the pov for this nocturnal scene, magical atmosphere.
The bridge provides an interesting perspective.
Well seen and captured.
Bravo !
Have a good Sunday.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-12-01 14:21]

Hi Paras.

A sparkly scene with such an array of different colours of light, so much to look at, so much to admire, tfs

stv ;o))

Hello Paras,

Lovely, lively, vibrant nocturnal composition with impressive crispness and taken from a choice pov. The water seemingly on fire upon reflection. Very pleasing indeed.



Hello Paras,
Excellent capture with great perfection,beautiful colour and clarity.
TFS and my regards_Joy

Hi Paras,
Very nice nocturne capture of the city of Hamburg in west Germany,
good contrast and light in a sharp details,
beautiful reflection on water of the light on harbor,
Nice atmosphere and point of view..

Ciao Paras, fascinating nocturne shoot, great exposure, fantastic reflections, splendid ligth and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-12-02 2:12]

Hi Paras,
A very colorful nocturnal shot of this harbor. Beautiful reflections and good light management. A very neat presentation.
So many interesting spots in this view.
Regards and enjoy your Sunday.

Francis Xavier

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-12-02 3:15]


Quelle compo nocturne sueprbe iamge et cpatage quels reflet et iamge avec ces belle lumières et ces édiffices modernes, grandisoe compo.
Bravo et amitié


Hello Parras

Nice pov on the image, but i see a lot of noise and OE in some of the light. IMHO I would have used a tripod and used a F/stop of 11 or higher to achieve maximum sharpness. Your shot is just ok. I know you produce much better images than this. Just my opinion. Have a nice day


Hello Paras
What caught my attention first were the reflections on the water.
nice nocturne shot for a good result with a hand-held shot..
colorful........Well done....Good Sunday

Interesting nocturnal scene Paras, with lots of details. I can see why you were attracted by the lights here and the reflection on the water. I am amazed you were able to hand hold the camera and achieve such a sharp image here. Often when we see something in particular we want to shoot, there is not always a tripod handy. I like how the smoking chimney stands out in the background.


Hi Paras,
Interesting balance of light and dark.Lacking in detail, although not always easy to produce,the reflections are definately a point of interest.

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