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The Rheinturm

The Rheinturm
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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: 2009-11-11
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Mood
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-P150
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-17 2:24
Viewed: 1154
Points: 31
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear Trekkers,

Shortly before the sunset, I took this capture when sun was playing hide and seek with the help of dark clouds partially covering the German city of Duesseldorf.

Sudden appearance of several colors in the sky attracted my attention and being having the camera with me, I wasted no time to capture this beautiful scene where "Rheinturm" (The TV-Tower on Rhein), can be seen standing tall at a height of 240.5 meters. This is the 10th highest TV-tower in Germany.

In addition, I was lucky enough to catch a bird (see lower right corner of the picture).

Hope you like the mood, a peaceful moment and ambience in this capture as I do :)

best regards,

scubli, harpya, fransx, solrac, Royaldevon, tnahari, boreocypriensis, chrisJ, tanburi, Scharan2, urs0114, sela has marked this note useful
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Ciao Paras,

Beautiful presentation
Love horizon with beautiful silhouettes!
Very well composed and good captured
Lovely light and nice daily life image.
Very well done,

Best regards,


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-03-17 7:31]


merveilleux ciel, quelles belle lumirèes, ces reflet sur l'eau, ce pont qui se détache en loina vec la tour, magique iamge.

Bravo et amitié


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-03-17 8:29]

Hi Paras,
A wonderful sunset shot with the view of the skyline of the city of Duesseldorf, with its landmark clearly visible!
Beautiful golden cast both in the sky and the marvellous reflection on the water.
The seagull is an attractive bonus to this panorama.
Nicely framed.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hola Paras
Preciosa iluminacion y color de este paisaje urbano con la torre y el puente que destacan del conjunto por su altura , gracias por mostrar este lugar
Buen trabajo
un saludo

Hello Paras,

I was immediately attracted to this scene from the thumbnails. The composition, the golden sky, the silhouettes complemented by the thick, black borders, worked so well.
However, there is a real problem with pixelation in the sky and some haloing around the silhouettes. The pixelation can be removed by a programme like NeatImage, or by simply running the blur tool over the sky. The ghosting may be a result of sharpening. I have known it happen on my own shots. Hope you find this useful.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Paras
remarkable capture of wonderful urban silhouettes.
the tower and diagonal cable lines make a great composition.
beautiful tones of twilight time sky and water.
indeed a beautiful scene.

Namastay MF paras,

Outstanding scene capture! A peaceful looking place, love the reflections in this image. It all looks very clear and sharp, almost feel like I'm standing there admiring the view in real life.
TFS and have a nice night MF!


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-03-17 18:40]

dear Paras,
a peaceful and still view shot of wonderful sunset scene,
pale light and quiet reflection make the silhouette so illusionary,
lines of steel wires look graceful against the orange and blue sky,
and the air feels so cool,
thank you for your wonderful shot,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2010-03-17 21:48]

Ciao Paras

Good sharpness, graphism & silhouettes. Some artefacts in the sky I'd blur. Nice warm cold color contrasts between the blue & orange. Tfs!

Hello Paras,
Wonderful image, colors and mood. It is a postcard
Selahattin E

Olá Paras

Quanta beleza!
Linda, linda composição e cores
fantásticas. O céu está lindo,
ou melhor, deslumbrante. Lindas
silhuetas, parabéns pelo trabalho.

Bonjour Paras.
Magnifique exposition qui a donné de belles couleurs et un superbe contraste.
Le cadrage et la mise en page sont parfaits.
Une belle réussie photographique, bravo.

Bonne journée.

Salam Paras Ji,
What a superb sunset with great colours, light and silhouettes.TFS.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-03-18 13:21]

Hello Paras! Nice tower :-) and nice sky! Very beautiful image and a well composed one. Well done my friend!


Love this shot - the light, the framing, the clouds - it has a terrific sense of peace and beauty.

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2010-03-27 5:42]

HI Paras, what a wonderful mood you captured , very impressive, and I love the bird,who wanted to be a part of this beautiful sunset image.
Lieben Grüße Rose

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