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Leading to the city

Leading to the city
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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: 2012-10-03
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-01-17 12:04
Viewed: 1062
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

This is a bird's eye view of German city of Oppenheim. This shot was taken from the vineyards located on a hill along the residential boundary of this city.

In late Summer and early Autumn season, it is really wonderful to go for a walk on the hill while watching well riped grapes and their fragrance in the air allover.

The day I took this shot was sunny and visibility on the day was quite well in order to expose the city nicely, even one could see quite far. In this picture I also wanted to capture the play between light and shadow as the sun was spreading its magic on the symmetrical lines of these vineyards.

Best regards,



ISO=200, Focal length=18 mm, No major changes except cropped, framed and then finally resized for TL.

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  • Great 
  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-01-17 12:35]

Hi Paras.

I do like the perspective with this scene, you have the closeness of the vines leading to the land outstretched behind. I like the way the eye wants to travel along the rows. Lush colours.

Stv ;0))

Olá Paras,
Nice view and the superb look is yours.
I do like this downward POV and the deep pathway.
Nice, very nice shot and submission.

Awesome panoramic view of this wine country! Great lighting and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Hi Paras,
Nice perspective with the vineyards lines leading one down into the town.Lushious greens portrayed.Sky however burnt out and loss of detail.

  • Good 
  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2013-01-18 2:03]

Hi Paras,
I really like the POV but exposurewise is not to your usual standard. Excuse me my friend the washed out sky is ruining this marvelous presentation.

Francis Xavier

Ciao Paras, great perspective on fantastic vineyards and beautiful city, lovely composition, beautiful light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Ola Paras
Very balanced this composition of your. Interesting view with good sharpness and good light mangement. Do you know sometimes I forget this rural aprroach of Germany ...I just remember Big architecture .
Um abraço

Hi Paras,
A pity that the sky came out this over exposed. It really draws all attention away from the landscape. All I can recommend is to invest in some grad ND filters as they will bring the better result. Even with a grad ND you needed to adjust your exposure as some of the buildings have also been exposed to too much light.

Bonjour Paras
I am not generally someone who "howls with the wolves" but I must confess that this shot leaves me hungry (not angry...)The picture has a very good POV but it lacks a little of intensity, and overall the sky is too much unreadable , this is enhanced by your choice of white areas which unbalance the natural rule of three in your shot.
So, I think you could have improved the picture with post processing.It is what I tried to do, hoping you will like the result
Bon Dimanche ,Paras

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