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Shadows of Riga

Shadows 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
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, ScanDisk UltraII 8GB, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-17 3:09
Viewed: 3279
Points: 14
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Shadows of Riga

Another impression of Riga, the capital of Latvia. Here the facade of the castle, this building is used for ceremonies of the government. When I visited Riga, the German kanzler Angela Merkel visited the city too.

Anyway, did quite some PP work to straighten the vertical lines of the building because I had to take a shot in fact too close to the wall so I adjusted the vertical distortion with the lens correction tool, straightened and rotated the image such the lines looked normal.

Add frame to enhance the contrasting white wall and dark shadows.

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Cracking imager here Hans, love the symmetry of the shot.

Just shows what can be achieved when you have the eye for a good shot.

Obviously as all shots are this is made by the light, but your timing is spot on, as the shadows really do make the picture.

Nice one.


Hello Hans

I like the fonts that accompany this image. This is art at it's fullest. use the wrong font and it could spell disaster. I like it very much. very sharp and great crop.


a nice tight crop with excellent sharpness and good light, neat post,
thanks scott

  • Great 
  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-10-17 23:23]

Hi Hans...
Nice old architecture...
Nice details and so nice presentation with shodows...

  • Great 
  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2010-10-24 7:45]

Hello Hans,
satisfying symetetry and a good grahical image.Well seen and I like the shadows.
best regards,

Well done work Hans!! I love the intense contrast on this shot! I love the combination of Blue and White! Your framing is very nice!

  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2010-10-28 16:28]

Boa noite Hans
Beautiful simplicity, good light and colors...the white is imaculate.
I beautiful post card.
Um abrašo

Hello Hans,

You certainly get around!
This is a great shot!
I love to see shadows expressed as an integral part of a shot. These are wonderful, they are long and expressive against the contrast of the wall but they also reveal the relief of the wall, the highs and depressions!
Fine sharpness and a most useful complementery frame.

Have a good w/e,
Bev :-)

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