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Salzburg by Night

Salzburg by Night
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Copyright: Constantinos Stathoulis (cstathoulis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1963 W: 486 N: 2931] (13325)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-07
Categories: Decisive Moment, Experimental, Nocturnal, Mood
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tips and Techniques, Silver Tulip Award [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-16 6:33
Viewed: 4159
Points: 96
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi TL Friends,

As you may know, Helen and I spent Easter in Austria! We had a great time with lots to see & do! It’s an amazing country with lots & lots of photo opportunities! Just like this one! (^_^)
This is a combination of two photos stacked together using Photomatix Pro to create this HDR image.



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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-04-16 6:36]

Welcome back, my friend !
Wonderful nocturnal postcard from this lovely city of Salzburg; thanks !!!

ps.Maybe just a bit more colour saturation ?

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  • lion Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 549 W: 64 N: 24] (5600)
  • [2007-04-16 6:52]

I like this night photo.
Perfect colors and reflecton.
Nicely done.

Hi Constantinos,
What a stunning night shot.Great colours, lights and reflects.Well captured.TFS.


An interesting night perspective with nice lights to be seen.
best wishes

Hi Constantinos, very good shot of Salzburg! I love this city! And you're right when you talk about "photo opportunities"!

Very good night view of Salzburg with the reflections in the water. I like the effect of HDR. Well done.

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-04-16 10:13]

Hi Constantinos
Nice comp with beautiful reflections.
Gr Jos

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-04-16 10:23]
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Great to have you back again!
I am quite intrigued by this image. It is truly superb: great colours and details, perfect composition. But I do not undertand at all how you "stacked" them.

Gorgeous shot Con! Love these night shots! They are so amazing. I love the stripes, the lines in the reflections! glad you had a great Easter. Some of my family is from Austria!

Beautiful effect created here. Amazing.
Well done

Hi Constantine,

Back with a bang! Great night shot, very sharp, well exposed and very good detail. The HDR was successful, even for two shots combined.

A fairytale. The lights, the reflections,the pink and blue tones. It's just magical.

Hello Constantinos!
Yes, Salzburg is beautiful!!!
I was there on friday (13th), but not in the dark.
Lovely colours and light!
Excellent done!

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2007-04-16 15:49]

Hello Constantinos!
Nice HDR image, lovely night cityscape, reflection, colors and sharp well done.

Constantinous Stathoulis I am proud of you ! I am glad I told you all about Camera srttings and it payed of as we all can clearly see! The special John Tulip
Silver Tulip Award
John T

Constantinos, my best friend from Greece,you really enjoy me with this breathtaking nocturnal image of Salzburg. Excellent mood, you must have a great time with Helen in this romantic town! Looking forward to more of such postings. TFS!

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-04-16 17:16]

Woooo.... Constantinos... this is superb!!! love the lighting and the smooth surface of the water, look so much like a ice-cream topping... :P wonderful sharpness and colours, love those lighting, make the night look so bright like a day... :D Excellent shot my dear friend


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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2007-04-16 17:23]

Con an absolute killer. High class photography! Oh man!

Hello Con, welcome back from vacation.

Wonderful photo, and lovely reflections in water. Good composition. Looking for many more from your trip. TFS


Excellent work Con and no I didnt know you were in Austria for Easter :). May I ask why only two images, why not three? Wonderful colours and very good reflections. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Helen Trauber’

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2007-04-16 23:07]

Hi Costas, what a beautifully lit up image - the HDR works well. Very cleverly done.
Super view too. Looks like you had good weather too,

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-04-16 23:54]

Hi Con,
Beautifully done. Perfect exposures for night shots.

Nice shot of NYC. Was it in Manhattan? Impresssive, impressive! :)))

I don't know where you stitched these two photos but the result is a seamless work. Good exposure and nice postcard from Austria.

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2007-04-17 6:40]

Ahhh at last I see a photo from Austria..nearly Australia.. slightly different spelling. :-)

Nice colours in the water Costas..I do think the background buildings need more colour in them.. to match the water reflections...
nicely composed.

Hope to see more of this HDR work..

Marvelous, Constantinos,
such a great moment with all the colours and reflections in the water. Very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Constantinos,
Great Salzburg Night shot my friend.
I like your reflections,exposure,frame,focus,dof and pov.TFS

hello constantinos!
wonderful night shot, great composition and colors.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2007-04-18 15:57]

Great night shot Constantinos. I have visited Salburg but I have never stayed there overnight. You make me wish I had. The buildings look amazing lit up. Perfect exposure! the reflections are stunning. Great composition



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  • Andys Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 118 W: 19 N: 72] (1119)
  • [2007-04-19 11:27]

Wow, you have done a really great job with teh exposure here, noting appears too burnt out all teh relevant detail is spot on.
GREAT shot. and superb folio

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-04-19 16:09]

Hi Constantinos,
I see that you had great holiday! Superb lighting making Salzburg more beautiful! Excellent composition, reflections, clarity and details. Your experiment is successful! Bravo! Annie

Hello Constantinos, A very successful HDR photo. Great exposure and colors on this night composition. Best wishes - Danilo

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2007-04-19 18:03]

Didn't even see it was HDR, and that's how it should be, Κώστα. But I think you could have gotten virtually the same effect using raw only.
A very lovely view of those monuments. It's about time I got into evening photography again ;o).

This is well done Consta. I would not know who to do this... I like night scenes in general and this one is superb. This is a good idea, very original! Thanks,

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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2007-04-22 4:17]

Hi Constantinos,
Wonderful night shot. Excellent colours and reflecton. Love the effect created here.

Hello Constantinos

Wonderful vision night, big show of colors, shine and light.
Landscape of thousand and one night!
Wonderful nocturnal postcard.


personally I'm not fond of HDR images, but I love the comp and it is interesting to see the view, thanx, M, (*_*)

Hi Constantinos,
Great night shot with gorgeous reflections on the water. Very good sharpness and depth.
Well framed and done
My best wishes

Υπέροχο το αποτέλεσμα και από πάρα πολύ καλή γωνία λήψης με πολύ καλή σύνθεση.
Χαιρετώ και πάλι

Beautiful light and reflections! I love the POV and the slightly colored lights.
well done,
Thankyou for your comments on "E l e g a n c e in Pink"

Είστε τυχεροί που πήγατε σ' αυτή την όμορφη χώρα με την πιο όμορφη ακόμα πρωτεύουσα.

Πολύ ωραία φωτογραφία. Οι αντανακλάσεις σε κερδίζουν. Εξαιρετική δουλειά και στο DRI. Απόλυτα επιτυχημένο!

Wow!The colourful reflections added vigour to the picture.Accurated exposure.Impressive night shot!

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  • dip Silver Star Critiquer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 0] (120)
  • [2007-05-01 17:15]

Poli oraia nuxterini lipsi!
Afti i methodos HDR kanei thaumata ston fotismo.Poli kali douleia!
Xereto -Dimitris-

Yassou Constantinos !

Time to visit my supporters and friends! I am luckyu with you , as you did not post too much photos during our absence (^_^).

Great stiching work ! Impossible to me to find the joint !
Well done !

Really eye catching picture, especially with all the light reflected in the river. The buildings in the background almost look like models.
Thanks for sharing

Great work constantinos, lovely composition.

Regards Mark

Hi Constantinos,
This is a wonderful night shot with beautiful lighting, nice colors and the smooth surface of the water, looks amazing.
Excellent work.

Best Regards,

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-07-21 8:48]

Hello Constantinos,

An excellent nocturnal image my friend which is providing a immense charm of vision. Fine details in the darkness and illuminated buildings are looking fantastic. such a beautiful shot, well done.

Thanks for sharing this image.

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-08-11 16:03]

A gortgeous scene! the lighting and the color/ details are amazing. A beautiful postcard image1 WOW! TFS

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