The lovely store lights were the result of a happy accident: forgetting to turn the WB back to "auto" in the evening after using the "cloudy" setting all day.
I rain and the wet road makes for such great detail and contrast. Great shot.
12 Jan 2009 6:02am
The buildings are so imposing and grand that they make the crowds seem like small ants. The cobbled streets are lovely, too. Everything looks so ordered and clean.
12 Jan 2009 6:38am
@cat: Thanks for the visit and for the comment. Yes, everywhere we visited in Germany was wonderfully clean; we were impressed. And, yes, the people are small in this photo. For some reason I almost never include people in my photography, and when I do I always like them to be very small within the overall composition. See, for example, yesterday, or here, or here. I don't know why.
really like that slight reflection cast upon the wet cobble; works extremely well here. and i've been victim of the forgetful WB set as well--whatever the camera decided on for this image, it works extraordinarily well.
12 Jan 2009 9:42am
awesome range of light...love the colors:)
12 Jan 2009 1:01pm
12 Jan 2009 1:20pm
This is beautiful with the lovely reflections and crisp detail.
12 Jan 2009 1:35pm
perfect shot with nice lighting colors...
12 Jan 2009 2:39pm
Beautiful street shot! Love the evening light snd the store lights!
12 Jan 2009 4:29pm
That's a great cityscape...so much to see, wonderful photo :)
12 Jan 2009 4:45pm
I like very much colors and people are quite distinct !
12 Jan 2009 5:02pm
I like how the evening “tones” the whole in blue and how the orange lit windows pop and punctuate the image and cast their reflections on the wet cobblestones. The center building in white anchors the whole - very nicely composed!
12 Jan 2009 5:06pm
Beautiful muted colors and nice reflections. Marvelous.
12 Jan 2009 5:31pm
beautiful spot! Great colors and lighting coming from the inside!
12 Jan 2009 5:54pm
Sometimes an "incorrect" setting can work to you advantage, as here! I like the cold feel of the street cobbles contrasting with the warmth of the lighting.
12 Jan 2009 6:01pm
Belles lumière et couleurs! Excellent cadrage!
12 Jan 2009 6:40pm
Beautiful shop lights popping out!
12 Jan 2009 7:15pm
There is something special about wet winter views that have a warm feeling to them. Nice one.
12 Jan 2009 8:16pm
sometimes it's so nice to do some mistake ;o) one sweet pic with great colours
12 Jan 2009 8:34pm
I LOVE THIS NEW SERIES from you! Very moody with the dark silhouettes and the yellow glow of the store windows!
12 Jan 2009 10:31pm
Excellent colouring of the picture.
12 Jan 2009 10:54pm
I LOVE THIS!!
So beautiful! Love the lighting!
12 Jan 2009 11:10pm
Lovely night scene...love the colors.
13 Jan 2009 12:42am
You created a beautiful photo out of a grey raining day.
13 Jan 2009 12:43am
Funny how those little errors sometimes turn into something wonderful (although for me they usually end up being big mistakes).
13 Jan 2009 12:59am
That was a happy accident! This is a wonderful composition - love the rainy street!
13 Jan 2009 3:48am
The result is excellent, the picture is perfect !!
Perhaps this error has taught us something . :-)
13 Jan 2009 4:00am
What a useful WB tip--the store lights are my favorite part of this image. Although, I also really like the slick rainy feel too. Nice shot.
13 Jan 2009 4:08am
wonderful evening glow!
13 Jan 2009 4:10am
love the reflections on the wet stones. this image makes me want to be there.
13 Jan 2009 4:16am
Wonderfulevening composition. I like the glow's reflection!
13 Jan 2009 6:44am
Inside the buildings it looks warm and inviting; outside cold and wet. This juxtaposition is intriguing and vivid. You captured the mood so well!
13 Jan 2009 4:47pm
nice lights - as soon as I saw this shot I thought "that's the D300..." ;) nice composition: I especially like the texture and reflected light on the wet cobblestones, and the dark figures with bright umbrellas.
16 Jan 2009 7:17pm
Some lovely luminance going on here. Really nice! (And I'd say you sell yourself short as a street photographer, with this as exhibit A, and the previous day's as exhibit B).
17 Jan 2009 8:34pm
Many beautiful pictures since my last visit... The orange warm lights in association with the cold blue is beautiful.
24 Jan 2009 2:07am
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