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The charm of Autumn

The charm of Autumn
Photo Information
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: 2009-11-14
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Artwork, Mood
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-P150
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-10 8:22
Viewed: 1429
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Folks,

An autumn season capture from well-known Königsalleé, located in the German city of Duesseldorf.

I like the mirror reflection of the bridge on the surface of a canal and the trees located on its banks where autumn leaves were covering the canal waters so beautifully.


Weather conditions on that day:

The sky was cloudy but I was quite optimistic though. It was my luck that Sun gave its great glimpse after an hour or so. So I had to wait till then :)

I think you do keep the feelings for autumn as I do :)

Best greetings,



Information on Koenigsallee (Duesseldorf)

When it was built in 1804, the 'Koe', as it is affectionately known to locals, was situated in a slightly run-down area on the edge of the city. As Duesseldorf grew, the street became more central and things really took off after a face-lift at the start of the 20th century. An underground station was opened, the pavements were widened and the street lamps, kiosks and telephone boxes were restored. Nowadays the boulevard is Duesseldorf's no. 1 shopping street and has enhanced the city's reputation as being one of Europe's major fashion centres, but has also lent it a reputation for being somewhat snobbish.

(Source of information from Web: My Travel Guide)

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Hello Paras,

beautiful capture of atumn in the city! I really like this point of view - it gives a sense of depth with the merging lines of the hill, bridge and trees. Great balanced composition and reflections.

- Jan

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2011-02-10 8:37]

Hallo Paras, mein heutiger deutscher TL Nachbar,
das ist eine absolut erstklassige Aufnahme die du uns hier zeigst. Eine tolle Stimmung, die du hier eingefangen hast,ein sehr gut gewählter Standpunkt, die Spiegelung sieht fantastisch aus.Die Fußgänger beleben das Foto. Ein Highlight für meine Augen. Und noch dazu, Erinnerungen an Düsseldorf werden wach:-) Danke für dieses großartige Herbstbild.
Lieben Gruß

I certainly like the mood and colors on this shot Paras, and the floating brownish leaves are a marvelous beauty, also the bunch of leaves on the right-bottom.
Your control of camera settings is great as usually, sharpness, nice dynamic range, color temperature...
About the cinematic frame, I think that works better for images with another ratio, more horizontal. Not as square as this one, I mean... longer and shorter in height. When a frame is added to a photo, there must be a reason for doing it, some might need it and others maybe maybe not...

Hi Paras,

This is a lovely autumnal scene of your city. There are some nice tones and I like how you have composed the shot with good reflections and the leaves floating on the water, also the human element adds a nice touch to the composition. The only thing I find a little distracting is the size of the leaf covered bank on the right. I thought maybe to crop some off the foreground but to do that would have left out the leaves on the water and the reflections.

I have set up a group theme called Cities and I would like it if you would add your image.



Beautiful shot. Composition, color, presentation...all wonderful. TFS, Lori

Hi Paras,
Beautiful autumn presentation and composition,
Nice daily life scene well taken here,
wanderful old bridge architecture and lovely place with the great perpective of the trees
Excellent reflection on water too.
Tous mes compliments,

Nicely composed with great pov and it has a good dof with nice details. Very nice colors. Well done, tfs.

Hi Paras
pleasant autumn scene.
good pov for catching the reflections so clearly.
nice repetitions up and down in a splendid image.
well seen and nicely presented.

Hello Paras,
What a charming scene with well composed elements of composition. I liked reflections of autumn tones and diagonally positioned canal walls
Selahattin E

  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2011-02-10 15:36]

Boa noite Paras
Very well composed with good reflection and interesting place.
Good sharpness and focus.
Um abraço

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-02-10 17:47]

I like your composition with the reflection in the autumn season. Very nice subtile colors.



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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2011-02-10 19:04]

dear Paras,
the arch bridge looks being not over the river, but over the illusionary screen that reflects and shows the seasonal ambient image to us,
still and settled atmosphere of autumn is really in the reflections on the water screen,
colors and the air are very autumnal and attractive,
thank you for your excellent shot,

HI Paras..nice shot of this pretty city. Excellent details and tones...nice work.


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2011-02-10 23:38]

Hi Paras...
Nice shot with so nice details...
Nice composition, reflection...
Have a nice weekend...

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-02-10 23:56]

Hi Paras,
What a lovely postcard of this lovely bridge on such a wonderful reflection on the water! Beautiful Autumn colors of the foliage! A considerable DOF with even sharpness on either side!
Well done for this neat presentation!
My regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2011-02-11 20:11]

Hi Paras,
This is a very clear and moody autumn scene!
Great definition of fluid colors, here!
Your composition with the arches of bridge and the reflections of trees on the canal is cleverly done.
You can be proud of this superb photo!

Lovely composition here Paras - a classic canal or river look. Nice light, well exposed, good colour (I may just saturate the dead leaves a little more)

I don't know this part of Dusseldorf, although I've been known to visit the bars of the Altstadt in days gone by :-0


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2011-02-13 8:50]

Hi Paras!
Beautiful autumnal view. Great atmosphere!
The capture is excellent with excellent POV and DOF.Very good light with splendid reflections.
Very well done.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-02-13 12:05]


Très belle compo automnale, ce tapis de feuilles mortes, ces reflet su pont dans l'eau, quel ensemble merveilleux.

Bravo et amitié

Hi Paras,
Wonderfull capture of Königsallee you make. Everry time i see that wonderfull place in Dusseldorf, but never in autumnal season.
Greetings for image,

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