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Harbor skyline

Harbor skyline
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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, Nocturnal, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/4, 1 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-12 3:19
Viewed: 1523
Points: 27
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

Today, I am posting another nocturnal shot I took during my recent visit to the city of Hamburg. I enjoyed walking along its harbor even though it was very cold and windy on that evening.

In this location, I liked the colors projected on the surface of water as a result of the lights being reflected from the buildings.

Hope you enjoy the mood in the shot.

Best regards,



Hand-held shot with ISO=800, Focal length=18 mm, cropped and resized for TL.

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  • Great 
  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-12-12 3:42]

Hi Paras,
A lovely nocturnal shot of this skyline nicely illuminated with such colorful lights reflecting in the water. I like the grey clouds that are clearly noticeable in this sharp presentation.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

To me, the scene doesn't look sharp, it looks slightly soft, but that doesn't detract from the image. If anything it adds to the charm of the scene, which you have captured very well.

I have to agree with Bob when he says it's not a very sharp shot, but taking into account this is a hand held shot at 1second, I have to admit you've done remarkably well, Paras.
The camera shake is really only apparent in the distant objects and to be honest, I'm more impressed with the hand held shot at such a slow shutter speed than I am concerned about the slight camera shake in the distant objects.

Although I'm not at all keen on the black border being such a dark shot anyway, the background city lights and foreground harbour lights compensate for that.
A very nice moody shot with plenty of character and colour.
Very good composition with the top half of the shot fully lit, and the bottom half of the shot showing some reflections, but fading into darkness the lower you look.

Good job,


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-12-12 5:17]

Hi Paras,
A very nice night view of the harbour. as the others say, it could have been sharper. Still a good composition with a great skyline.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-12-12 6:03]

Hi Paras.

The sky, its tones and cloud amount makes this shot more pleasing, it hilights the fussion of lights captured here. Great mix of colour. tfs

stv ;o))

Ciao Paras, fascinating composition with fantastic lights, excellent perspective and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

  • Good 
  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 8] (10)
  • [2012-12-12 6:47]
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Framsx. I like the clouds and water but I think that there is too many light. So many that nothing in particular stands out. tfs

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-12-12 8:25]


fantastique vue et iamge sueprbe cpatage et ocmpo quelle lumirèe et image avec ces bâteaux ces reflets une mervielle.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Paras,
A nocturne picture well taken at the good moment,
Beautiful contrast & light and reflections,

Hello Paras, a very interesting shot with plenty of details to appreciate.
It is the overall impression that I like.The band in the centre with all the variety of lights,their lovely soft reflections on the water, and the cold cloudy sky all adding up to a good picture imo.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hello Paras
Like your nocturne shot of Hamburg harbor...
Love that dramatic sky and the reflection on the water.TFS
Well done,..Regards,Robert

You exposed this hand-held for 1 second? You must have a very steady hand, details are wonderful. I like the colors. very well done, tfs.

I like the balance in natural light and artificial light in this photo. Very nice

Hi Paras..nice shot...excellent tones and colors. Nicely done.


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