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"Venice of the North"

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Copyright: Tsilla Nahari (tnahari) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 259 N: 4365] (26007)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-09
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture, Nocturnal
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/2 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-01 1:24
Viewed: 1782
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The city of St. Petersburg is situated on over 40 islands with more than 70 rivers and canals running through its territory. In the early years of St. Petersburg the city dwellers were making their way around the city by these waterways, as indeed was planned by the city's founder Peter the Great. The first stone mansions of the Russian nobility appeared along the waterways which still offer a unique glimpse at the history of Russia's naval capital.

St. Petersburg is often called the "Venice of the North," as it is very reminiscent of the city of Venice in Italy and Amsterdam in the Netherlands.


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Ciao Tsilla, fascinating nocturne shot with fantastic reflections, wonderful exposure and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-10-01 2:40]

Hi Tsilla.

The golden hour.
I love the one throughout this capture, it shows something special before you start to focus and let the eye wander. I like the reflections, the lines they leave across the water and also the diagonal lines created by the left bank and far right bank. The black sky keeps these golden tones tightly packed. tfs

stv ;o))

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-10-01 3:22]

Hi Tsilla,
Perfect light management in this nocturnal shot! I like the rippled reflections in the canal which makes this look the Venice of the North! Beautiful golden cast due to the artificial light temperature!
A very sharp image captured from an agreeable POV and a considerable depth.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Nice effort Tsilla, but let me make a few suggestions. 1. F3.5 is too soft an F-stop. Try 16, with a tripod at 30 seconds and you will see stars on all the lights! The image will be sharper and less noisey. Also, when you process this, process it in TUNGSTEN, or add more BLUES for a more natural shot, instead of the orangy effect of the lights. With the longer exposure, you will also get a nice blur on the water. Up your ISO to 400 if the image is too dark for you. This is nice as far as composition. You might even pick up some stars in the sky with the longer exposure!

Beautiful capture and good nocturnal shot. I like the warm golden colors of the buildings. Nice catch of the reflections. Very well done, tfs.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-10-01 11:07]

Excellent night photo, perfect lighting and colors, fantastic architecture

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-10-01 11:14]


fantastiques reflets et iamge superbe cpatage quelle compo nocturne ces belles lumirèes sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Tsilla, your shots from Russia are quite compelling;you show us some lovely places.You obviously enjoyed your trip there.
This night-time picture shows off the buildings and some lovely reflections.
Interesting notes, I did not know about all the islands.
You managed the light really well.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Olá Tsilla
Very interesting architecture. Good handle light. It must be magical to be there.
It is rich and well presnted.
um abraço

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  • girni Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 13] (398)
  • [2012-10-02 12:51]

belle lumière et prise de vue nocturne très agréable;
nous avons avons venise du nord : BruggeS

Striking shot with great lighting and reflections. Excellent pov and composition.

Hi Tsilla,
Fantastic night image with good depth and well exposed, very professional.I like the archetectural details and the light reflections off the waters surface.

Hi, Tsilla. Good capture of the architecture of the venice of the North with golden reflections. At first I thought it was Venice. The sharpness and clarity is excellent for this nocturnal photo. Cheers.

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