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Postcard of Oppenheim

Postcard of Oppenheim
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: 2013-03-02
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Artwork, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-06 6:56
Viewed: 1567
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

This is another capture of the famous Katharinenkirche (Katharine Church) located in the heart of German city of Oppenheim.

I thought to give the church a rather natural frame in the form of old walls of "Burg Landskron" which was built in 13th century.

In this shot I tried to get an optimum exposure in order to avoid any OE on the church as well as preserving the original colors of the blue sky which could be sometimes tricky to achieve I feel.

As always, looking forward to your critiques/comments/suggestions.

Best regards,



Technical aspects:

ISO=200, Focal length=18 mm, no major changes except cropped and resized for TL.

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  • niraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 3 N: 96] (2076)
  • [2013-03-06 8:50]

Nice composition, natural frame works well. I think the bright sun is taking away the charm. Just my two bit opinion. I enjoyed the photo. Thanks for sharing.

Good use of the archway to frame this beautiful scene. I like the lighting, coming from the side and creating long shadows. Nice details and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Hi Paras,

Excellent shot through the archway. Nice soft colors and well focused on subject. Well done.

Best regards.


  • CMJC Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 193 N: 124] (1191)
  • [2013-03-06 12:18]

I have alway though having a stone frame for a landscape or an old bulding give some romantic atmosphere
a nice work Paras ! ☺

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-03-06 13:51]

Hello Paras.

The available viewing area was a nice touch to show this view across the village....surely thats not a pink church is it?

Neat job.

stv ;o))

Ciao Paras, great view of fantastic cathedral, lovely composition with nice natural frame, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Paras,

I love the framing of this pretty town and its colourful church by the stone window. Your exposure is spot on with a good dof and sharp details. I always seem to have problems with shots such as these. Where do you take your exposure from to avoid too much shadow in the foreground or OE in the sky?


Hi Paras...beautiful shot...well framed with great light and tones. Nice work.


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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2013-03-07 12:38]

Hello Paras :)

He looks delightfully the panorama of this city and church.
Beautiful composition in colours and light and perfect realization.
I like him very much.

Best wishes...Barbara.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2013-03-07 18:28]

Hi Paras,
A neat photo cleverly framed using the arch. The fence somewhat spoils it.

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2013-04-27 3:28]

Hi Paras,

What a beautiful scene, the lighting is superb, and you framed it well with the stome archway.
A really lovely photograph.

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