‘Uppsala - Painted in the river’
My previous post was also the Domkyrka of Uppsala. Actually on this picture you can see only its reflection in the river Fyrisån and not the cathedral itself.
In the center of Uppsala a footpath runs along the river. Along this path – with beautiful weather – you can enjoy lots of wonderful reflections in the water. Reflections of the colourful houses along the river, reflections of the many bridges and also of the cathedral.
Inspired by other photos on TE I decided to invert the image and here it is. Only the bridge, the path and the trees of the normal view are visible. The Domkyrka is inverted. In the WS you can find the normal view.
The weather hasn’t been clear all day but it was very sunny when I took this picture and I was surprised by the clarity and the colours of the reflection.
One of the things I like on TE is that other people can inspire you with their pictures. You get new ideas and sometimes it works wonderfully for me.
Somehow I’m quite happy with this result. I’d like to here your opinions/comments about how to improve this picture (or my other pictures).
Critiques | Translate
Sonata11 (33969) 2011-08-07 21:59
this painting is really great. Fantastic composition of amazing reflection. Great colors, sharpness, super clarity, POV. This reflection is spectacular and beautiful. Wonderful job. Perfeclty well done. I like it. My congrats.
All the best,
sandpiper (6788) 2011-08-08 1:22
I like it, its interesting to see how the reflection has given the cathedral a pastel colour. Very nice.
npecanhuk (75592) 2011-08-08 2:59
Woonderful inverted reflections!
It certainly looks like a beautiful painting!
TFS - congrats,
jhm (155330) 2011-08-08 3:55
Echt een goed gekozen beeld, door het stille weer krijgen we de reflecties op een buitengewone mannier van de brug, echt een spiegelbeeld.
Zelfs uw tweede foto heeft de zelfde kwaliteit met de toren as spiegelbeeld.
Mooi ingekleed en mooi gepresenteerd. Bedankt.
dta (79525) 2011-08-08 5:14
Bonjour Paul ,
C'est superbe ! Une vraie peinture . Et c'est très bien cadré .
Jolie capture .
francio64 (39888) 2011-08-08 5:29
un riflesso gestito molto bene, tanto da dare all'immagine una sembianza tipo pittura.
Well done and TFS!
abmdsudi (55658) 2011-08-08 10:42
Very creative shot indeed looks like a painting and cleverly inverted to make the reflection as main image
Great reflections and colours in particular love the mixture of greyish blue sky and lots of greenery.
The contrast to steeples is fantastic, such a pretty composition in cheery subtle light. Marvelous capture.
Crispilandia (842) 2011-08-08 10:45
Wooow! I have no words, but reflections so spectacular! I love the idea and execution, colors that seem painted and a superb result!
korbee (6619) 2011-08-08 11:04
Absolutely top result Paul!
I can look for hours and still try to make claer how it is extremely interesting photo.
have a look at you tube:""spiegel van Holland""
(Bert Haanstra 1950)
lousat (93684) 2011-08-08 15:40
HI Paul,great great solution this reflections married whit these pastel colors,magnificent idea and excellent realisation,maybe just a little oversharpened but whit a fantastic light balance.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.
adores (45889) 2011-08-08 17:04
Such a beautiful place seen on a reflection!The red church really stands out and the bridge and reflection create a nice symmetry.Good composition with good colours!
emka (100907) 2011-08-08 22:37
If you haven't writte it is inverted photo I wouldn't guess it - the reflection is perfect. Only after a while we see it is a bit blurred. Superb composition. it looks a wonderful place, nice for walking.
Have a nice day
danos (99870) 2011-08-09 0:35
nice the reflected shapes of the city on the calmly surface of the water,that looks like really as a painting.I like the magical atmosphere that created.
Have a good day,Danos
mauro61 (52857) 2011-08-10 0:02
la resa dei riflessi è molto buona e riflette fedelmente l'immagine con una perfetta scelta compositiva nel capovolgere la scena,
ikeharel (73555) 2011-08-10 2:21
Wonderful idea well applied, a converted reflection with best light and colors.
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-08-10 22:27
Hi Paul, Fantastic reflection of this fine building and scene, I love capturing these magical reflections and presenting them as you have,Well done great, Photo Art, Cheers Iain.
John_F_Kennedy (43669) 2011-08-11 4:42
Very nice scenery with superb motive and reflections on the water. Colours are brilliant
wolf38 (31296) 2011-08-11 22:05
Hello Paul. Church and suspension bridge. Really a great photo. When I saw the thumbnail, I thought of a normal photo. But no, it is a very successful mirroring. You have realized this Photo motif masterfully. My appreciation for it. Rgds, Wolfgang.
mesutilgim (95834) 2011-08-12 14:25
Good seen and perfect realised.
The title fits perfectly; a photographis painting !
TFS and best regards
dip (23890) 2011-08-13 1:36
nice vivid colors and excellent clarity,very well captured and composed!
Longroute (19396) 2011-08-13 2:17
At the beginning I had thought of a blurred image!
Well, you have found really an extraordinary reflection! so big, so detailed and so artistic!
The bridge, the church the trees: everything concur to create a picturesque image which you have composed perfectly.
A lucky and well done capture.
jugnutoor (1017) 2011-08-13 2:39
Hi Paul, beautiful composition & interesting idea to use the reflection to show the building, nice colors and contrast.
josepmarin (58359) 2011-08-13 12:05
this one is a kind of composition based on reflections and inverting the image, which I have done often.
If some of my photos has served you as inspiration to create this beauty, I feel very satisfied, because this is the spirit of TE!
It is a delicious image, as a painting, which you have realized skillfully, obtaining a great aesthetical and graphical result, full of beautiful colours.
delpeoples (58836) 2011-08-14 3:30
What a wonderful idea and a superbly defined reflection. It truly does look like a painting with those wonderful colours and incredible luminosioty. Thanks for sharing.
adramad (46986) 2011-08-14 11:37
A very beautiful composition, as the wonderful place with beautiful cathedral and plenty of trees along the river, join the superb reflexes that occur in the river, the image of WS with the total reflection of the cathedral is stunning, looks like a painting .
A beautiful lighting that seems of late, with a soft color that gives charm to the picture.
Good Sunday afternoon.
Adrian_S (1179) 2011-08-14 13:00
I also sometimes feel that the reflected picture is much more graphically appealing than the reality. I have posted some images like this too a while ago. I noticed the pastel colors which was also in the post with the cathedral. I find them much more suitable for a summer setting, than the normal ones.
paololg (31448) 2011-08-19 12:56
Wow!!! Sincere congratulation for this masterpiece, dear Paul! This photo seems really a beautiful watercolor, a reflection captured in a perfect way with a beautiful warm light. Excellent sharpness, as always. BRAVO!!!
Ciao, have a nice weekend!
Charo (51212) 2011-08-21 14:39
The reflections are gorgeous and bright colors. Actually, as you well say, looks like a painting by that slight distortion of the water.
Very well seen and well done!
skippy007 (12510) 2011-08-23 18:49
Hello Paul, A very impressive image before I read your note I wondered what the light on the left was but as it is a reflection it is magnificent, love the detail & strong colour, compliments.
s_lush (16438) 2011-09-13 22:58
It was a very good idea to invert this shot to get a highly aesthetic result. Beautiful reflection of really great architecture!
tober (8797) 2011-09-14 15:42
Hello Paul, the reflections look so amazing that it seems to me as a mixture of dream and reality. Very unusual and creative composition. Congratulations and warm regards. Tolga
mjdundee (4663) 2011-09-26 23:47
You have tried to confuse me. First look I thought - ouch - another trial to make HDR. Now I see that you simply turned a reflection upside down and achieved this surreal looking result. Indeed - this could be a painting from a artist having had some glasses of wine.
Well sen and done. TFS,
- Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) (29845)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2011-07-26
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
- Exposition: f/4.5, 1/400 secondes
- Versions: version originale, Workshop
- Thème(s): Inverted Reflections [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-07 21:06
- Favoris: 2 [voir]