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Silk road leading to nowhere

Silk road leading to nowhere
Photo Information
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: 2012-12-28
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-07 12:04
Viewed: 1032
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

Sometimes, string light and a peaceful atmosphere make an amazing sight and it was no exception on that evening when the strong sunshine making its way all through the black clouds falling on the road, and a couple going for a walk brought life into the scene I felt the time I took this shot.

I have captured a similar POV for the same location in the autumn season, and posted on TL a while ago (Please look at: http://www.treklens.com/gallery/Europe/Germany/West/Rheinland-Pfalz/Oppenheim/photo648317.htm)

Hope you enjoy the mood in this shot.

Best greetings,



Technical details:

Hand-held shot with ISO=400, Focal length=90 mm, minor contrast adjustments in addition to picture being cropped, added black border frame and finally resized for TL.

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Ciao Paras, fascinating composition with lovely couple walking on neverending street, fantastic perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi,great concept well presented.Greetings,Otto.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-01-07 14:08]

Hi Paras.

A pleasing perspective, the lane leading down and away, and yes, it does shimmer in the light. Your dark framing and the lack of skyline adds much here.

stv ;o))

I thought silk road is in Asia? Awesome capture of this couple going for a walk in the country road. I like the lighting and it has good dof with nice details. Well done, tf.s

Bonjour Paras
A delightful setting.The road gives depth to the picture..
like to see this couple walking hand in hand with their dogs.
a serene environment...well caught..TFS
Regards,Robert :-)

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2013-01-07 15:31]

Hi Paras,
Roads leading to the horizon always makes nice shots and this one is no exception. May be a less tight crop with some sky showing would have improved the image. It is still a very nice capture.

Hi Paras..nicely composed shot with the road leading us through the story....well done.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2013-01-07 21:45]

Hi Paras,
A beautiful diagonal lead-in road into this interesting perspective in contre-jour! Nice silver cast all over with beautiful green of the side of the road. The couple with their dogs are creating life in this lovely composition.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Hello Paras, the road is like a ribbon going right through the heart of the shot.The people and their dogs certainly add to the composition.
The sunlight shows up all the details of the trees etc.,
A good crop leaving out the sky.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi Paras,
The shimmering road leads one through the contry side image.I can imagine the tranquility and calm in that area.Nicely seen and well captured.

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  • mikio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 127 W: 61 N: 385] (1327)
  • [2013-01-14 7:53]

Hello Paras,

You're capturing well this scene by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the road with ups and down, and surrounding winter nature with bared tree. Here looks like calm and peaceful place with atmosphere in character with the countryside in Germany. Green grass looks to advantage well in the whole. And, a couple and a dog walking along the road draw out well good mood.

Kind regards,

Hi Paras

Interesting and impressive to see the road with ups and down.
Excellent capture
well done


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