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Bryggen in a Nutshell

Bryggen in a Nutshell
Photo Information
Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1376 W: 234 N: 1593] (8380)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-29
Categories: HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC, Tiffen 62mm UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/15 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Summer vacation 2008: Norway
Date Submitted: 2008-12-21 11:25
Viewed: 2332
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just a bit of fun with a photo from a manhole cover in the warf area called Tyskebryggen in the city center of Bergen. The picture on the cover is resembling the history of Bryggen in a nutshell.

What I did to this photo:
I converted it to black and white using the CS3 filter. I then added a blue color filter over the photo and masked the manhole cover and added a yellow filter where I masked the stones. Both color filters were adjusted in such a way that they became more transparent. Finally I added a fair amount of contrast.

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good work concerning the PP.
the repetition of the stones is very interesting and somewhat trippy here ;) the manhole stands out with the yellow filter and its an artwork of its own.


A real FUN shot Niek! I like the simplicity and this works really well in a vertical format! Super sharp and I DO like the color difference of the cover, rather than doing it all BW

Hi Niek,

This has to be the most detailed manhole cover I have ever seen. I'm sure Lucio and Kristof will add this to their collection. I really like the composition of the shot with the cover in the foreground and the cobblestones extending to the top of the composition. Creative use of color and black and white. You really emphasize the colorful, detailed manhole cover. Nicely done. Lisa

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-12-21 13:54]

Hi Niek

A good angled pov on the manhole cover, with superb texture in the cobblestones. Good graphism & sharpness. Merry Xmas!

hello Niek!
excellent texture of porfido and good POV
with the strange manhole cover of city

best sERGIO

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-12-21 14:59]

Hi Niek,
Excellent PP work making this street so appealing for a lazy walking! The sepia on the manhole contrasts well with the light blue of pavement. I think you have some creative craftsmen to decorate a humble manhole so nicely! Bravo and thanks for you explicative note! Annie

Hello Niek,
Very nice shot, lovely shapes and textures,
excellent sharpness, clarity and depth of field,
good composition.

Hi Niek,
Beautiful presentation of this manhole a real piece of art, Excellent POV. and details, very well taken and done.. nice contrast and light..

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  • s65 Silver Star Critiquer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 0] (148)
  • [2008-12-22 0:35]

Podobają mi się takie wejścia do kanałów, dobrze komponuje się z kostką brukową.
Pozdrawiam M

Hi Niek,
Super hoe je dit eenvoudige beeld zo goed (scherp) hebt weten vast te legen! Mooi dat contrast en die gouden "gloed" van dat putdeksel. Gave inspirerende plaat.

Hi Niek
wonderful manhole cover for our collection
well done in sharpness and details
good pov and hope you took time to loot at our manhole covers gallery

Hi Niek,
I've just spotted out this beautiful Norwegian manhole in your gallery. It's a very beautiful one indeed, you managed to capture it in full sharpness and detailes. The stones around it add more impact to the shot, as well as the vertical positioning with the simple frame. Great job, my firend! Thanks for contributing to our collection.

hello Niek,

Une image comme je les aime. Joli graphisme.
Bonne soirée

very nice graphic of the stones, interesting PP done on colors and contrast, the vertical format was a fine idea

Hi Niek
I think the geometry of the image caught my eye initally. Then I was impressed by the PP work to achieve this result. Well and thought out. Congrats


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