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Copyright: WALTER ito (WALTERito) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 545 W: 113 N: 650] (4295)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-28
Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
Camera: Pentax Optio 33-LF
Exposure: f/2.6, 1/6 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-01 14:22
Viewed: 2930
Favorites: 7 [view]
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Watch your step ! As a pedestrian this is always good advise. Not only to watch out for loose pavement to trip over, unexpected puddles, or other nasty objects to tred into, but one might also be surprised by a sudden reflection.
The inverted building is the Antwerp police-tower, by some regarded as a famous "artwork" by the architect Braem, some find it plain ugly and an unwelcome addition to the Antwerp "skyline". As a close neighbour, I know for fact that the building acts as a windcatcher (creating a draft even when the whole city seems wind-free) and city-sound amplifier (city-rumble which would otherwise be scattered through trees, buildings and streets is caught and reflected)
Cobblestones were a durable paving for centuries. For todays traffic it is too slippery in wet conditions, hard on a car's suspension and noisy for the neighbours. Therefor it is still used but in streets where traffic is limited or prohibited (pedestrians only) Still, some streets can be found, as is the case here.
The line-up of the cobblestone-pattern with the building reflected appealed to me, this is the result.
PP : Sharpened, adjusted contrast and hue.

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Hi Walter...I like the composition...Especially little stones on the ground...Excellent work...


Guzel dusunce, iyi teknik. Bravo

Hi, Walter--
Excellent framing. The pavement stones line up beautifully with the angles on the building. And the greens and reds of the bricks make a nice counterpoint to the blue of the sky. Well done.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2005-04-01 15:04]
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Beautiful, Walter... excellent compo, seeing a reflection without seeing the actual building, and the cobble-stones on top... Nice work on the contrast, but I suspect you didn't alter all that much on the hues ? TFS.

Very interesting POV, excellent job!

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  • bult Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 16 N: 78] (1041)
  • [2005-04-01 16:05]
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Bloody brilliant! (excuse my french)

i really like it, a true favorite

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2005-04-01 16:13]

A great shot ! I love it. Well seen !


Wow Walter, this is great. You always come up with the most original pictures. I really like this reflection and the 'kasseien'


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  • fox- Gold Star Critiquer [C: 73 W: 8 N: 6] (537)
  • [2005-04-01 16:53]

Very impressive one !
Thanks for this vision !

Good catch. For a while I thought this was a composite of two pictures, but it appears to be only one. Great point of view and excellent light. Great job!

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  • Maru Gold Star Critiquer [C: 471 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-04-01 18:42]

Hi Walter,
what a fantastic shot with a superb perspective!
very well seen the reflection, with good sharpness and soft tones.

Clever shot! The building fit with the texture of the sidewalk! I like that very much! COngratulation for youe eye on this one!

wow Walter! excellent shot :) i initially thought such a clear bold reflection might have been added in PP.. it's so great that you captured this wonderful rich reflection with the beautiful contrast of the cobblestones just with the camera and your photographers observational skills.. just proves we should never be without our camera and always keep our eyes open as great photo oppotunities are everywhere! terrific job with the shot ^_^ - Ayda

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-04-01 21:08]

This is superb and very creative! Excellent shot! Bravo!

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  • DAM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 513 W: 67 N: 268] (1110)
  • [2005-04-02 0:15]

Walter, I thought it was a couple of layers then I realized you had really paid attention to the paddle of water and the reflection. Nice good eye and perspective. Brilliant.

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2005-04-02 4:17]

Wow Walter, this is the perfect combination of the police-tower and the line of the water, really nice done in this way ! !

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 249 W: 128 N: 530] (6690)
  • [2005-04-02 4:53]
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Hio Walter what a good picture, very origional registration of a common subject.
Great job.

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  • Saiz Gold Star Critiquer [C: 909 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-04-02 5:45]

Un seul mot ... merveilleux!

very unusual photo, different and interesting.i like the contrast of the smooth texture of the water puddle with the roughness of the pavement....another creative shot, Walter.

Very well done Walter !
I like it
It would be very very nice if the building was in the same direction of the stones (pavés). But it's not always possible
You shoul also try a vertical rotation (up/down). Could be amazing
félicitations !

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  • quill (0)
  • [2005-04-02 12:12]

excellent match of colours and images. an exultation of the old, and a reduction of the high-tech into a mere reflection. well thought!!

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  • vero Silver Star Critiquer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 16] (243)
  • [2005-04-04 9:09]

Très belle idée de composition!
Le reflet dans l'eau donne un effet très graphique à la photo.
Bien vu!

very well seen Walter!
excellent work and great capturing you did,great result and very appealing to see the reflection in ths situation with texture of the ground.
excellent sharpness and well composed,too,I enjoy it.

Excellent Walter!
this compo is great..i've seen your work, you have so much imagination...i wish i was like you..


You captured the reflection perfectly and the stones are nicely colored and just make this photo that much more interesting. Good idea to shoot it upside down too. Well done.

Wonderful shot here, you really caught something special with this one.

Excellent capture Walter! Well seen and composed. Congratulations!

Impressive composition.This snapshot is just still-life.Thanks.

Well, well, well! GREAT (!) shot!! The all concept are GREAT! Excelent work...I don´t have many words, just fealings. COngratulations and thanks for sharing!!!!

Je heb er oog voor!

great! cheers!

Fantastic shot! You could so easily have walked right by... I like the framing too!

Well seen Walter. Very original. Love the colours of cobblestones and the artistic contrast they are creating with the drab reflection. Superb

Excellent! You managed to take an original shot from such a non-original theme.

GREAT orignial idea. I like the alignment of the bricks and the police tower. Very nice, I should try this more (reflections)
Very good work,

It's a very very interesting shot...love the colors. Nice work!!

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