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Copyright: Werner Dirla (werdir) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-08
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Exposure: f/4, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-05 2:51
Viewed: 2155
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another view from the roof of the parking garage near where I work. This is looking west along Pratt Street, in west Baltimore. The domed building to the left is the B&O Railroad Museum. I have previously posted shots from my visit there. We are expecting a major snowstorm today and tomorrow, so I thought a snow shot would be a suitable post for this Friday.

I did my pp work on this a while ago and can’t remember everything I did. I know that I cropped it, adjusted color curves and applied USM.

Thanks for viewing and have a nice day.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-02-05 3:04]


Très belle vue sur cette vielle avec la douce neige sur les toits, la couleur des facades colorées, ressort à mervielle, mangigiuqe.

bravo et amitié


Bonjour Werner,

Une superbe vue jusque à l'horizon.
Beaucoup d'architectures,
la grande avenue attention semble assez glissante.
Jolie ambiance de ce temps froid et neigeux.
Belle capture.
Bon Week-End.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2010-02-05 3:08]

Hi Werner

A good high pov across the city under its current mantle of white. Good warm cold color contrasts between the faint pink sky & red brick buildings, & the blue tinged clouds, roofs & snow. Excellent sharpness, & have a fantastic weeknd!

Bom dia Werdir,
Good shot! Superb POV/DOF, very good lights control and amazing colors and details.

Ciao Werner,
very beautiful view and colours. I like very much the evening atmosphere: it's poetic.
Thanks for sharing,

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-02-05 3:33]

I like very much the colours of this wonderful view !
The picture has a nostalgic feel


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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2010-02-05 3:38]

Hi Werner,
Nice detailed shot across the city, great colours, detail and PoV. Best wishes

Hey Werner!

I really like this, and let me tell you why: I like to see different cities. I started thinking about this, and took a few of Indy. I love to see our friends cities, but they are so different to ours. Well, our are common to us, but different to them. I originally thought, who would want to see Indy?

I also like that this photo appears to be desaturated in a lot of area, but showing much color on certain subjects. This is a very cool effect even if it isn't deliberate.

The early morning sky is interesting and I like the border. Is the border a frame option or did you create it?

I hope you have a great day!

No snow here yet. I'm leaving around noon to go to a state park about 70 miles away. We should have plenty of snow by then.

Take care,

Hi Werner - If I ignore the cars, this shot has an almost 19th century look to it with the perspective and details. Very nice shot!

Hola Werner
Buena imagen con un encuadre desde lo alto que muestra con gran profundidad la imagen de esta ciudad , muy nitida con buen color y luz
Buen trabajo
un saludo

Hello Werner,
This is in every respect a subtle photo. Everything looks subdued, the light, the colours, the structure of the town (not too big, not too small, not too busy, not too empty) and yet the atmosphere really is palpable. Difficult to exactly say why, but I think you achieved a strong alchemy with all the above-mentioned elements. I can almost hear the cars passing by and feel the crisp air of this winter morning - as if not you were staying there, but me.
Perhaps the strength of this photo resides in the fact that it somehow sublimates the ordinary - a day in a life.
TFS & kind regards,

I like this Werner. Colors are so subdued in winter, so the red of the buildings, the headlights and the pink in the sky are really nice here. I like your composition with the street off to the left, leading our eye into the shot.
Have a nice weekend. Hope the storm isn't too bad ... I saw some radar shots this morning ... looks like it could be a doozy!

Hello Werner,

Excellent daily life photo.
Great POV/DOF, sharpness, light, colors...

Best regards,

Hi Werner!
Wonderful cityscape!A nice winter view.Good sharpness and colours.

Hi Werner,

You chose a great POV here, and the idea of achieving a high POV worked very well for this kind of shot!

A great clarity is shown with perfect colors and nice sharpness. I like the building with twin towers in the BG. The buillding on the left give sdynamism to this hot. very well detailed work, my friend!

Have a nice weekend!
best regards,

Sorry, out of smilies for today :( Hope you don't mind

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2010-02-05 16:23]
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HI Werner
Whatever it was that you did in pp the result is great.
I love that somewhat desaturated look those bits of colors peeping through and the cars with the lights on makes the shot look alive.
The light dusting of snow also a plus.
I hear you lost the bet... was it changed? I thought it was supposed to be his photo you were to have as screen saver or was it the other way around?

Hi Werner..nice shot..great tones and details. Nice saturation of the colors.


Hi Werner,

I like the contrast of warm and cold hues, especially the subtle crimson sky. Good to see Pratt St from this pov, where I have gotten lost before. Yes indeed a blizzard condition out there. Enjoy the scene and condition. Regards


Hello Werner!
Beautiful winter panorama from Baltimore!
Nice colours and good perspective!
Best regards!

Hi Werner,

Beautiful winter cityscape shot,good contrast color,must be very chill weather out there in that height,good POV,beautiful white vignetting shades,well captured with nice sharpness and details,well done.

Hello Werner,
Like this shot very much,
part of the America we very rarely see in Europe.
Thanks for sharing.

Hello dear Werner, good day!

WOW! So lovely city view my dear. Great details in vivid colors, contrasts and sharpness. Your PP work of adding the white effects in the sides are great. Nice scene selected where the sky is giving good tones of the sunset.

TFS, indeed lovely POV!

Best Regards,

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