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Church and blue hour

Church and blue hour
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: 2012-09-16
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Artwork, Nocturnal, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/3 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-23 2:21
Viewed: 1230
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

Another night shot I recently took during a late evening walk in the city center of Halle.

I was impressed by the beauty of the church with decorative lighting (being projected from the ground towards the top) against the charming blue hour.

Hope you enjoy the mood in the picture.

Kind regards,



Hand-held shot using ISO=800, Focal length=18 mm, cropped and resized for TL.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-09-23 2:30]

Hi Paras.

Such dramatic lighting effects and details obtained, the church stands so regal. The blues work well with the depths of lighting captured.
I may have liked the crop line to be slightly lower to include the base of the building, it feels cut off slightly.

Amazing perspective and colours tfs

stv ;o))

Hello Paras,
A wonderful shot and it seems it was achieved without tripod, or am I wrong? Maybe you did take your tripod along on your walk. Very beautiful indeed.

Bom dia Paras,
POV and DOF of great beauty, as indeed the whole scene with its impressive strength. So strong, in fact, that since the thumbnail we make the identification without any risk of error as a photo made ​​by you. Small defects are irrelevant in face of such beauty captured.
Have a good Sunday.

Hoi Paras,

This church is indeed beautiful illuminated, and yes, what a superb natural background!
As seen from below the church presents a powerful impression.

Great exposure and colors. Good sharpness too.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-09-23 8:02]


merveilleuse iamge et ocmpo quelle vue et cpatage quelle maîtrise des tons ces contrastes sur la facade sueprbe compo e tiamge.

Bravo et amitié


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-09-23 8:19]

Hi Paras,
A superb mixture of artificial light and the blue hour. Nice texture of the beautiful church. I like the POV and the neat presentation.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

The lighting seems to make this church even more impossing and powerful. Awesome capture of the blue hour. Love the colors contrast between the clear blue sky and the church. Good dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.

Another lovely shot of the blue hour Paras.
I am pleased that you managed to get the top of the church in frame, probably at the expense of the lower part but somehow with the illumination coming from below, it doesn't seem to spoil the shot.
It is indeed a fine church, the lighting highlights all the angles of its construction.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hello Paras,
This is really a nice presentation of night view,with appropriate clarity and colours as well as light intensity,My regards,_Joy.

beautiful well-controlled lighting
an impressive structure
a photo well done

Olá Paras
I like it very much...you create a kind of magie in these fantastic architecture.Good sharpness...and you can begin to tell us the story that start here... I like it.
um abraço

Hi Paras...nice shot...excellent shot...great tones and colors. Nice focus and exposure.


Hi Paras,
Archetecture well brought across, with good sharpness and clever exposure.

Hi Paras,
WoW! beautiful nocturne picture well composed with beautiful colors and tones,
A sharp and clear presentation of this church in a blue hour,
Excellent perpective and great details,
very well done..

Good handling of the verticals. The blue hour provides osme good contrasting colours and a warm welcoming scene. TFS

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-09-25 12:17]

Hi Paras!
Another great nocturnal shot. The light is marvelous and makes a suggestive mood! Excellet POV and sharpness too.
Very well done my friend: congratulastions.
Ciao! Vanda

Hi Paras

Amazing detail still seen in this nocturnal capture. Love the golden light creeping up the cathedral. The POV adds to the grandeur feel of the church and allows the eyes to follow the light. Also like the magnificent blue sky!!

Nicely done!


Ciao Paras, fascinating blue hour, great view of beautiful church, excellent exposure, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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