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Rush Hour in the Old Town

Rush Hour in the Old Town
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Copyright: David Jessop (WhiteKnight) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1199 W: 130 N: 2138] (12018)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-21
Categories: Nocturnal
Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-28 3:49
Viewed: 2515
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Late 'blue' hour in Plovdiv - the old town. A fascinating jumble of old buildings and narrow cobbled streets. The one car passed by during the 30 second exposure....

RAW - and because the sky was nearly black I processed 2 extra images from the original RAW file to pull some colour back. That leads to 'noise' in the HPP files but I've done my best to mitigate that.

30 seconds @f9, ISO100 and 10mm.

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Hello David.
This looks so unreal...I love it! Colors, light and wide-angle distortion make it really special. Very well composed.

Hi David,
Awesome shot, the buildings look very empowering from this POV. Good idea to process extra images, I can't see any traces of noise at all so it looks like you've done a great done of getting rid of it. The light blur is a bonus too. Well photographed.


Hello David

Excellent image of this place. I like the POV and Exposure. How many times did you take this image before you settled on 30 seconds.


Hello David!
What a great nightr picture!!!!!
Strong and beautiful colours and light!
I love your PP work!
Nice point of view!
Best regards!

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-06-28 4:18]

Hi David,
A fantastic capture of this architecture with a fabulous HPP treatment.
Marvelous colors and a very modern approach of artistic photography.
Nice lighting and texture!
Great courageous job!
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Hi David,

My first thought when I saw this in the thumbnail was "Van Gogh"! Yes, It's just my imagination, but he could easily paint this scene with the colors and bright tones.

I like the modern brightness of the colors, especially the blue sky! It's gorgeous. Also, the lines of the buildings and cobblestone road add a lot of interest. The architecture itself is very interesting. I'm glad the car drove by too... :)

:) Lisa

Hello David,

This is a very exciting shot!
I love the strong colours and the 'friendly' attitude of the buildings.
The focus is sharp and little evidence of noise.
It reminds me very much of a painting rather than a photograph.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

weird colors and lighting, congrats for this unusual WIDE photo

Yeah, you are a master of the blue hour David! This is wonderful! The colors here are so vibrant! The extreme wide angle makes this shot work so well, the light trail through it! It has a surreal feel! You are one of the best at this type of shot! Good job!

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2009-06-28 22:40]

WOW! You are really a pro at this pp work!! This really is an amazing picture. Sensational colors and detail. You should be very proud. TFS

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-06-29 2:02]

Love this "van Gogh" of yours !


Hey Bro! I reckon I've seen this street in a James Bond movie.
Great evening/night shot, good POV and the light trails are a added bonus that help make the shot.
Cheers and TFS,

A fabulous shot. I see what Lisa means by the Van Gogh effect...it does have that sort of feeling to it.

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-07-02 13:23]

Hi David
I love the strong graphic impact of this work; the powerful POV and compo, the solid colours, the strong contrast, the bright light... Excellent work.
My compliments, mb

Hi David,
I like this nocturnmal composition, the tilted POV and the beautiful, colourful buildings make it a special shot. You used the available evening light very well, sharpness is excellent, but the sky looks a bit noisy, never mind though, still a great photo! TFS!

Hi David....nice composition..great tones..nice job.


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