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The Saxon Sovereigns

The Saxon Sovereigns
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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: 2009-12-05
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Artwork, Mood
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-P150
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-15 0:55
Viewed: 1671
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear TL-ers,

Today, I come up with wonderful artwork in the old German city of Dresden. This is the picture from "The Fürstenzug — the Saxon sovereigns", located in the city center of Dresden.

Technical Quality of the picture:

I am sorry for that as the sky is blown out but sometimes, to get better details, one has to compromise with certain factors :( I hope you understand what I mean :)

I like the mood here and I hope you too :)

best greetings,


Information about Dresden (from Wikipedia):

Dresden (Upper Sorbian: Drježdźany) is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near Czech border. The Dresden conurbation is part of the Saxon Triangle metropolitan area.

Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendour. The city was completely destroyed by the controversial Allied aerial bombing towards the end of World War II. The impact of the bombing and 40 years of urban development during the East German socialist era have considerably changed the face of the city. Some restoration work has helped to reconstruct parts of historic inner city, including the Katholische Hofkirche, the Semperoper and the Dresdner Frauenkirche. Since the German reunification in 1990, Dresden has re-emerged as a cultural, educational, political and economic centre of Germany.

The Elbe Valley of Dresden was for five years an internationally recognised site of cultural significance by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. After being placed on the list of endangered World Heritage Sites in 2006, the city had its status as world heritage site formally removed in June 2009, for the wilful breach of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, through the construction of a highway bridge across the valley within 2 km of the historic centre. It thereby became the first ever place in Europe to lose this status, and the second ever in the world.

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Hello Paras! Wonderful wall, amazing painting, good POV and long perspective, good exposure and capture. Interesting note. Well done!

Hello Paras,
Excellent perspective , sharpness and good light
Selahattin E

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-12-15 2:48]


quel dessin sur cette facade, avec un merveilleuse perspective, la viviacité avec le personnages qui se promènent, grandiose compo.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Paras,
what an amazing architectural details and its
beautiful shot. Depth and clarityare perfect.Tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Hello Paras,
Magnificent shot!
Interesting POV, perfect sharpness.
Excellent composition and presentation.
Great note
Have a good day!

Hi Paras
a great monument in the beautiful city of Dresden.
well composed and captured.
good pov and dof.
clear work of art and interesting architecture.

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-12-15 3:42]

Hi Paras,
A fine perspective of the wall. I like
the way the roof tops crown the wall in
the far end. The wall presents fine graphism
as well. Very impressive POV and DOF. Well done.
Have a lovely day.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-12-15 4:00]

Hi Paras

Good use of diminishing linear perspective. The people add scale. Excellent color & framing. Tfs!

Hi Paras,

No you are showing some great piece of art work through your camera eye with creative POV and composition,a goo d depth can be seen but a little over exposed in far BG specially the sky due great contrast of dark shades in FG,but s good controlled low light shot keeping the main subject in good focus and exposed very well,a good old German city of Dresden presentation.

My Best Wishes,
Mushtaq Hussain

My Best Wishes,
Mushtaq Hussain

Hello Paras,
The wall picture is impressive from the chosen pov. The cloudy weather helped capture good details and provided even exposure. I have not been to Dresden and this is certainly fine viewing, good Note. Cheers.

Hello, Paras -
Great scene shot from a very advantageous POV looking along the wonderful renderings diminishing into the distance. Very sharp details with warm, bright colors, especially of the peoples' clothing. Very well seen and presented.

Hi Paras,
Wanderful architecture and perpective,
Excellent POV/DOF. well presented and composed,
beautiful colors and light,
picture very sharp and clear,
great art on this wall and daily life picture,
well done.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-12-15 6:05]

Hello Paras, very nice picture and an interresting note. Very sharp image and a lively composition, very well done!


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-12-15 6:10]

Hi Paras,

A very good POV to capture both the interesting artwork and the old architecture. The sky is not a problem for me. The exposure on the buildings is proper and that's what matters the most. One day I hope to return to Germany for a visit.

Best regards,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-12-15 7:11]

Hi Paras,
A nice capture of this wall from an adequate POV. Great lighting and accurate sharpness.
I visited Dresden 10 years ago and there's a whole world of beautiful architecture!
A nice perspective and well presented.

Francis Xavier

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-12-15 7:44]

Hello Paras.

Exquisite formulation of this wall, all looks here magnificently.
Window, painting on wall and towers, pretty light and colours.
Excellent effect and perfect realization.

My best wishes.

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2009-12-15 7:52]

fortunately this beautiful gable has remained by the bombardment intact

Ciao Paras, great perspective on wonderful architecture, splendid composition full of people, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-12-15 13:11]

dear Paras,
nice perspective view of wonderful art work and people,
cold weather but people look warm and cheerful,
no walking one looks up this wide artistic wall, and illustrated old people too,,,this parallel feeling is interesting,
maybe the historical time is like that,
thank you for your joyful capturing,

Hi Paras!

Beautiful capture of this art work. I love art, and I've never seen anything like this on a building. Great note!


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-12-15 14:20]

Hi Paras!
Splendid capture!
Excellent perspective and great details.
Beautiful natural colours.
Ciao! vanda

Hello mon ami Paras,

Excellente note pour la présentation de cette fresque.
Une perspective imcomparable et glorieuse.
Peu importe les cieux... c'est une image forte et belle.
Merci pour cette grandiose découverte.
Belle nuit à vous.


great presentation of this wall with wonderful details on it!
nice composition and excellent work!
great work!
take care;)

Olá Paras

Lindíssima fotografia e composição excelente.
Detalhes maravilhosos e cores muito boas.

Pas facile de photographier cette magnifique fresque par manque de recul et à cause de la luminosité très variable d'un bout à l'autre de la rue. Tu as assez bien réussi cet exercice délicat(je m'étais résigné à n'en photographier qu'une partie que j'ai postée sur TE)

Verry interesting paiting on this big wall.
Nice photo with good clarity.Well done.
Friendly regards.Alin.

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