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Reflections of Riga

Reflections of Riga
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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: 2010-09-07
Categories: Architecture, Experimental
Exposure: f/16, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-11 4:51
Viewed: 2334
Points: 18
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Reflections of Riga

Last week I spent my time together with my brother Arie in the Latvian capital Riga. Must admit I didn't expect to have such good weather in September in this Baltic state.

Anyway, I had plenty time to make pictures (no business involved :-) and shot this one at the Rats lauk (Town hall square) of the windows of the town hall reflecting the buildings of the in Riga famous houses of the Blackheads.

To get a good view of the shown reflections I could not aim perpendicular on the windows, so I had to find an angular view on the windows to catch the reflections.

In the oncoming days I hope to post some more pictures from this wonderful and interesting city.

PP work, used perspective crop and lens correction filter to straighten the lines of the building, further more adjusted levels and curves, cropped, resized and sharpened using USM.

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-09-11 5:17]

Hi Hans,

Nice capture of the colorful reflections. I like the concept in this is well-balanced and symmetrical shot.


Three views of Riga. Splendid idea hans!

Hello Hans,

WOW! Fantastiques réflexions d'architecture.
Avec un lampadaire en plus , il a un certain look j'aime les lampadaires d'éclairages publics.
Joli cliché, merci. Belle journée

Bonjour Hans,
J'aime beaucoup la réflexion qui se sépare en trois. Jolies couleurs.
Merci et bonne journée.

Nice one Hans! My kind of shot! I like a lot of things about this .. first of all, it's pin sharp - crisp and clean. I like that there are three windows ... odd numbers are always best for composition (I think:), and I really like the placement of the lamp off center. of course the reflections are great too .. so colorful.
Looks like an interesting city .. I look forward to seeing more Hans.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-09-11 9:05]

Hi Hans,
Superb photo!Riga seems a such nice city!
I like how you could catch the clear reflections within these beautiful windows. The lamppost, the arches, the horizontal lines make a very balanced composition. Finaly the frame is perfect for this kind of picture.
Best regards!

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2010-09-11 10:57]

Hi Hans,
I like the crispness of the building & the lampost. The three window reflections balance well with each other. I find this an interesting way to view some of the architecture of this city.Vibrant image,good use of the rule of thirds.

A gorgeous photo Hansie! EXCELLENT sharpness and the saturation is so nice here! There is a smoothness, or a softness that I like here! The reflections in the windows are just so easy on the eyes! Well done!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2010-09-12 16:28]

Hi Hansie
I like looking for reflections in windows and I like how your 3 windows have 3 totally different looks. Good job there.
And the one lampost is just perfectly placed too. That 'perspective crop and lens correction filter' worked really well.
That must have been good having your brother on holiday with you. I hope you both behaved yourselves!!!
Cheers and kia ora

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-09-13 5:33]

What a great compo !
Excellent; congrats !

  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2010-09-13 8:23]

Boa tarde Hans
It has been a good idea and the quality is really good.
for me it is incredible the sharpness of the reflections.
Um abraço

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