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Place de la Bourse

Place de la Bourse
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-18
Categories: Architecture, Mood
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, ScanDisk UltraII 8GB, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/15 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-08-22 2:43
Viewed: 2153
Points: 44
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Place de la Bourse

An evening impression of the "Place de la Bourse" in Bordeaux. Here the reflection of the moodish lightened buildings in the fountain place in located at the Bordeaux quay. I didn't carried my tripod with me during my business trip, so I increased the ISO to 320 ASA and took the slowest shutter speed I could handle (1/15 sec).

After this moment the fountain started to produce mist and I will post a image of it later.

PP work: shot in RAW, adjusted brightness and contrast slightly, converted to JPEG, cropped, resized and reduced noise.

parasbhalla, SunToucher, sanjibbehera, alper2702, anavazao, shelbeesmom, werdir, thomeryon, milas, Sharpshooter has marked this note useful
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Hi Hans
wow dude
amazing reflection
and nice colors

Hi Hans,

A breathtaking capture of the Place de la Bourse with wonderful mirror-reflection!

I like the evening's soft sky conditions, bringing soothing brightness into the floodlights used to increase the glory of this building with wonderful architecture. The sharpness and POV are simply great. the child 'in motion' in the FG brings happiness and charm into the picture, therefore, is praiseworthy to include inthe picture. The thin film of water on the floor gives nearly perect mirror reflection of the building.
Very well seen!

Have a nice weekend.
thanks and regards,
Paras Bhalla

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-08-22 2:55]

Prachtige sfeer Hanstoek ik de thumbnail zag dacht meteen aan Parijs,schitterend klassiek gebouw en een puik resutaaat voor zon sluitertijd.


Hoi Hans,
Een erg mooie foto met een prachige sfeer. Ik vind het jochie erg mooie want door zijn snelheid in jou sluitertijd geeft dit net dat beetje extra aan een anders statische foto.
Persoonlijk had ik de paal links uit de foto gecropt. Dit is een erg fel object en dus erg aanwezig. Ook past het niet bij de sfeer van dit oude gebouw. Pas je ook op met het lichter maken van gebouwen? Er zit nu een 'halo' rond het dak.

wow.. this really looks like a fun place to visit, specially on warm summer nights like this Hans.
Lovely warm lights and great reflections. Looking forward to more!!!


Hi Hans,

amazing reflection and good colors.
nice evening shot.


Hi Hans!
nice image...i think u've handle it perfectly without the tripod....
lovely composition, with great captured reflection and colors...
the people look nice in the composition...

Hello Hans

superb reflection.
Very well taken without tripod.
Very nice lighting and colors.


An excellent scene!
Very nice composition with good colours, beautiful reflection. Great work the light is perfect!
Thanks Ana

Hello my Big Green Fuzzy Baron! I do love this! The child running adds LIFE to this shot! Excellent exposure and sharpness. The little clouds in the sky bother me, but they are easily cloned out. I would have hammered them out like a BUG. Sometimes things need to be done that way! B-).... The reflection is a killer!! Well done my friend, enjoy your Saturday BUG free!

Hoi Hans,

Niets zo prachtig als de reflectie van dit gebouw na een stevige regenbui :-)

Lovely colours and quite sharp, considering you didn't use a tripod.

The running boy adds some dynamics.

Knap werk!



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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-08-22 5:27]

Hi Hans,

Wonderful shot of the Place de la Bourse. The lighting and reflections are stunning. I'm amazed that you shot this hand-held at 1/15. I agree with Linda that the composition would look better with the central clouds cloned out. TFS.


Wow, really nice Hans. The wet pavement looks like a mirror, and the reflections are really stunning. Good job on capturing this handheld. Good timing too .. you've got some great colors in the sky.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2009-08-22 9:09]

Hello Hans,
The photo is fully details of the buildings it is arranged very beautiful. The colors are wonderful and the reflection are fantastic.
Best regards.

Oh, Hans,
that is just fabulous! Those wonderful tones, incredible lighting and reflections, great detail. I love the kid running in the FG and the sense of movement. Beautifully balanced shot, too. That is awesome. Many thanks and kindest wishes,

cool shot, i like how you did this too without the tripod, yes these fountains would be an amzing shot too, look forward to that,

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2009-08-22 12:37]

Hi Hans,

Excellent reflection, colors and light are great.
Beautifull balanced shot. thanks to sharing.
Best regards.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-08-22 13:39]

Merhaba dear Hans...
Very beautiful image,, A superb colors and reflections...selamlar

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2009-08-22 16:29]

Great light and colours
like the blurry girl

Hi Hans,
Excellent clarity for a hand-held shot at that shutter speed, the exposure looks fantastic. A bit of a shame about the slightly blurred kid running through the FG, the reflections are awesome here however. Looks like a very photogenic place, well taken.


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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2009-08-22 22:25]

Great reflections! beautiful mood a breathtaking pov. Cannot wait for the next one! TFS

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-08-23 0:56]


quelle iamge, ces lumières, ces tons, ces reflet, ce cadrage, tout est parfait, grandiose image.

Bravo et maitié


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