I have a great satisfaction of having lived in five different countries, and sometimes in few different cities in a given country. I could rarely afford overseas travel but I always did a lot of local trips, discovering so many locations off the beaten track. My TrekEarth gallery does not reflect it very well. I could afford my first Canon in 2001 but for many years I was still using the cheapest lenses. I have experienced the transformation to digital photography after I have already visited several beautiful destinations. My first two digital Canons open a new world for me but were sometimes a bit disappointing. About 8 years ago I could afford a bit better equipment and it was quite a revolution for me. I could see a difference right away. Unfortunately it was too late: so many amazing places were recorded by me quite poorly.
Since I spent 7 years in various locations in Germany I have quite a sentiment for this country. So here you are: I have found a photo of St Katharinen church with the Jungfernbruecke in the foreground. I would love to re-visit this spot with a wide angle lens at the blue hour...
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lousat (98351) 2016-02-13 11:22
Hi Mariusz,you were a great photographer when you were Young too...ehehehe...very nice memory from your archive,the perspective made by the bridge is truly a nice idea,perfecr sharpness too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
COSTANTINO (70242) 2016-02-13 11:37
Hello dear Mariusz and have a nice time
and a happy new day Sunday
impressisve capture of this ancient building
with impressive architectural details
very well composed
first shot quality
amazing blue sky dominating the place
and creating a dynamic contrast
serp2000 (45970) 2016-02-13 11:48
Czesc, Mariusz! This is very effective choice а the point of view! Excellent composition, perfect DoF, very attractive picture. I hope to see you soon. Best wishes! Serghei
Silvio1953 (154173) 2016-02-13 12:23
Ciao Mariusz, beautiful postcard with fantastic church, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
carlo62 (55776) 2016-02-13 15:14
eccellente la prospettiva di questo ponte per andare a scoprire l'architettura al centro della foto.
Purtroppo vorrei rivisitare molti luoghi anche io per poter vedere e fotografare certi soggetti in modo diverso.
macjake (73061) 2016-02-13 15:33
great looking photo all around.
this one is all about the composition.
having the raised bridge in the fg sets it all up.
having the church in the bg gives the photo a clear FG/BG separation - its like having 2 shots in one.
the sky is crystal clear, the light is fantastic.
I wouldn't change anything - except perhaps adding a lady in a bright red dress on the bridge haha
bukitgolfb301 (45389) 2016-02-13 17:25
Hi Bonojur dear Mariusz
A perfectly considered framwork image in the best vertical fromat. Sotatsy color touch for the main subject against the deep blue sky is so appealing and eye-catching at all.
All the best and have a good Sunday! Takero
ricardomattos (8327) 2016-02-13 18:44
Very nice this POV to show us this beautiful church . I like its different tower and color.
jemaflor (103685) 2016-02-13 23:16
Well composed with the bridge in the FG, Nice architecture with this high tower, perfectly presented with this splendid light, well captured, tfs.
macondo (19806) 2016-02-14 0:01
An oldie but a goodie. Very strong perspective view across the bridge. An excellent composition and pleasing exposure of the colour and light. From your note, I presume this one was taken after you got your new Canon. Excellent shot.
Nicou (152096) 2016-02-14 1:06
Ce pont de fer avec la couleur ouille se fond avec l'église en fond quel bombage et vue superbe ensemble le sommet tout en vert comme une partie du toit fantastique vue et image.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (79229) 2016-02-14 1:58
Managed a good POV over the rusty old bridge and up to the top of the tower. Green copper plated roof and tower contrast to brown and the blue sky. Immaculate photo done at midday according to the clock. Never been to Hamburg, though.
Have a nice Sunday,
alvaraalto (20624) 2016-02-14 3:11
Always enough ingredients for a succesful photo: A deep blue sky, the green of oxidized copper of church spires, the red of the bricks used. The rusty bridge on this picture leads us to this beautiful scene, giving the picture something special.
holmertz (59758) 2016-02-14 3:52
I also wish I could take new photos from places where my old pictures didn't turn out so well, but now I am getting too old to return to most faraway countries where traveling is uncomfortable and sometimes has become dangerous. This is a nice photo of a good quality, as far as I can judge. Excellent colours and sharpness, a nicely balanced composition with good depth created by the bridge. I guess if you would return here you would now wait for a lady in red to cross the bridge, wouldn't you? :-)
cornejo (47298) 2016-02-14 11:46
Witaj Mariusz, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting composition, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Fis2 (107486) 2016-02-14 12:05
Piekny stalowy most i wieza.
To konstrukcje, ktore najbardziej lubie.
Znakomicie to ulozyles w kadrze.
Super kolorki i ostrosc.
rychem (43394) 2016-02-15 8:41
Podoba mi sie to ujecie przez most, jakby wchodzilo sie wprost do kosciola, w jakis; sposob ja czuje sie w Hamburgu prawie jak we Wroclawiu, choc to nie ta skala
danos (103214) 2016-02-15 9:14
nice the view of St. Katharinen church with its bell tower to be placed perfect in the frame.The blue of the sky contrast perfect with the other colours of the image with the curve of the bridge to adds perspective in it.
Royaldevon (43939) 2016-02-15 10:38
Though from your archive, this photograph is still worthy of being posted and appreciated on TE. Sometimes, when we browse our archives, we are surprised by what is still lying there!
I love how you have used the bridge, here. It reminds me of how we used the bridges at Salford Quays. The converging lines of the railings, emerging from opposite corners, are very effective in drawing viewers inwards, towards the main focus, in this case, the church. There is just enough bridge, so that it is useful but does not detract from the beauty of the tall-spired church. ( I presume that is copper cladding, creating that lovely greenish roof and spire!)
My warm regards,
berek (50508) 2016-02-15 20:05
Dear Mariusz ,
This iron bridge with rusty merges with the church in the background which bending and lovely view the top all in green as part of the roof and fantastic picture
adramad (49992) 2016-02-16 14:59
Sensational perspective, giving us the bridge, which leads the eye toward the splendid church with this very original tower, curious contrast between the green tones in the tower and roof, with its red bricks.
A magnificent colorful, giving the image a lot of chromatic wealth.
Very good management of lighting and very good sharpness.
Very nice work. I like it.
I wish you a nice week.
abmdsudi (58292) 2016-02-16 15:25
Nice compo packed by rich colour combination and detail which is so pleasantly exposed to the best! The sharp steeple is perfectly positioned at the third. Lovely piece of lens work. Congrats
PiotrF (23138) 2016-02-16 15:56
Swietny kadr z Hamburga, miasta ktore przewijalo sie w moim zyciu acz zupelnie go nie znam. Ot taka dziwna kombinacja.Przejscie przez most pieknie prowadzi wglab kadru.
Sa miejsca, ktore chcialoby sie odwiedzac ponownie , z sentymentu lub innych powodow, ale pewnie tez masz jeszcze wiele miejsc w ktorych nie byles i nie wiadomo jaka kolejnosc wybrac.
W sprawie twojego ostatniego wpisu, jak czas pozwoli dorzuce jakies kadry z Zadaru, w sumie Split lepsze wrazenie na mnie wywarl z porownania tych dwoch miast. Moze nie wszedzie dotarlem i moze to w tym roku zmienie;) Architektonicznie dosc podobne sa chorwackie miasta z duzym wplywem Wenecji i mieszanka innych styli, przy czym zasluzona perelka pozostaje w tym wzgledzie Dubrownik.
ChrisJ (118961) 2016-02-23 9:39
I like the dual curves of the bridge which also adds strong lead in lines & diminishing linear perspective. Good sharpness and the blue sky contrasts well with the red burgundy colour of the buildings. Tfs!
PaulVDV (32743) 2016-03-03 13:12
Beautiful with the red-blue-green combination.
The bridge is a good lead in and also gives more depth to the picture.
The rusty-looking railing of the bridge fits well with the brick colour of the church.
Best regards, Paul