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August 16, 2012
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Canon EOS 60D
Shutter Speed
30/1 second
Focal Length
17 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 15, 2012, 9:46:12 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
Sensor Size


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alster arcades by Ben-Kelevra alster arcades by Ben-Kelevra
data:17mm, 30s, f10, ISO100
location:Townhall in Hamburg, Germany
camera:Canon EOS 60D
lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM

titel: Alster Arcades
photographer: Ben Kelevra
taken: 2012/08/15
portfolio: [link]

:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: Ben Kelevra. You may not use, replicate, manipulate, or modify this image without my permission. All Rights Reserved.
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Interesting photo! As a person who's seen lovely photographs of places she's yet to visit, I have to say, this photo is something I'd see in my travel magazine. :)

However, lovely as it is, it is not perfect.

At first, it may seem like a simple photo of a city area, however it somehow gives one the feeling of that busy place you'd one to explore one day. For one person, the time the photo was taken can really give the feel of a night life. For another, you can just imaging trying out food from another country. It's as if the picture is trying to telling me (and other foreigners in general), "Come here! Explore the streets, taste the cuisine, meet the people, enjoy." Although I've seen a lot photos conveying this message, this has a big impact on me. This adventure impact is your impact over the viewer overall.

If you desired this effect, great job! If you were aiming for another, don't worry. I believe the timing can make a huge difference in the colors of a picture, and in turn, colors can either help or deter you from getting the impact you wanted.

Speaking of colors, they seem to contrast subtly yet at the same time strongly, and it really adds a magic touch to your photo. I can also say it's what adds to the whole "adventure" emotion this picture gives. The lighting is rather soft, and it comes naturally (In terms of where the light comes from, that is), so it gives a softer feel, which is probably good as for the picture not to be too striking.

As for your composition, it's pretty fine in my opinion.
The reflections on the water cause the viewer to trace them back to the subjects being reflected, and that somehow helps them see more areas of the picture, and discover other parts as well. This adds to the of exploration (not the impact as a whole). Though I wish there were more interesting subjects other than the town hall itself.
However, your perspective is not all that interesting. If you could picture it from a higher place, but from the same angle, maybe it would still keep its touch, yet it would still provide greater depth and a much more interesting composition.

Overall, it is a wonderful picture, but there are some things I think that could use work. :D
I hope this helped you. Have a nice day! :wave:
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the-searching-one Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What a wonderful shot :wow:
Ben-Kelevra Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :thanks:
luckydesigns Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo! :love:
Ben-Kelevra Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :thanks:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
Hai there! :happybounce:


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Ben-Kelevra Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you very very much! :)
Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   General Artist
My pleasure!
Desynka Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Photographer
i like night city :)
Ben-Kelevra Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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