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Leiden Reflections

Leiden Reflections
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Copyright: Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9757 W: 57 N: 16694] (61732)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-25
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot A75
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Architectural reflections in water, Best of reflections, My Reflection Photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-26 10:12
Viewed: 2339
Points: 90
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Leiden Reflections

A new capture from the city of Leiden, that I visited about two months ago. I found this view in the canal called Rapenburg, a quite well-known one actually, in the centre of the town. It was a very clear day with nothing but blue skies and almost no wind, so the result was this reflection in the water, slightly distorted.

Not much else to say about this shot. If you want to see more of Leiden, please take a look at my other shots from this nice town: Leiden photos.

I hope you like it! :-)

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  • tigra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 582 W: 154 N: 532] (2968)
  • [2007-03-26 10:16]

Hello Lars
Nice capture of reflection!
Well done, excellent colors and sharpness.

Hi Lars,
Very nice composition and very beautiful reflection on water.
Wonderful colours and good light, good shot..!
Best regards,

een hele aparte Lars.
het beetje wind geeft een speciaal effect aan de foto. de pov is goed gezien en de kwaliteit is erg mooi, goed fotowerk hier.
groet Jaap

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  • irimi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 32 N: 176] (890)
  • [2007-03-26 10:29]

Hello Lars,
Nice reflection you got there.
Excellent light, composition and colors.

Well done,

Hi Lars,
The slight distortion gives a special effect to your compo which looks like a painting. Good light/shadow contrasts, colors and framing. Good job!

Hi Larz,
an interesting picture, I like its graphics, but why let it turned down. I made a WS. Tell me what you think about it.

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  • Cormac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565)
  • [2007-03-26 11:08]

I've always liked reflections, and this is a good one. The building is recognizable, but altered by having wavy lines, which makes it seem to shimmer. Beautiful piece of work and very intersting!

Lars, l'eau a juste frémi et le reflet est devenu peinture. Il fallait encore être là et voir le cliché à faire. Bravo, c'est du bon travail. Tout est bon même la partie à l'ombre pour varier les valeurs.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2801 W: 157 N: 4803] (19762)
  • [2007-03-26 11:48]

Hello Lars!
Beautiful capture from this colorful and "grated" reflections. Well done!

Love it Lars. It's a fantastic painting. I actually tried to turn it 180º and then saw the suggestion of Marc. It gives a diferent reading, indeed. The 'almost' no wind effect (which means there was some) is really nice. What an artist wind, water and light are. Excellent capture.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25087 W: 520 N: 42358] (181452)
  • [2007-03-26 12:31]

Dag Lars,

Ik denk dat wij gewoon zijn om de rechte beelden te zien zoals de WS, maar toch houd ik het meest van de originele geplaatste foto, met de bewegende beelden door het water, het is iets speciaals, vader en zoon hebben een frisse smaak, iets experimenteels! Maar goed gevonden. Bedabkt voor uw bezoek.


Hello Lars,
Complete reflection makes a stunning water colour!
Rich colours, as the water reflection acts as a polarizer, the small ripples add just the touch of surreality needed...
Well framed scenery!
Pablo -

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2007-03-26 12:54]

Hola Lars.
Excellent reflection with good colors contrast, light and composition are very good.
Well done.

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  • john_c Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
  • [2007-03-26 13:15]

Hi Lars,
Rich deep tones and hues characerize this fine reflection shot. I like the Impressionistic look of the photo. Exceptional quality, Lars. There is just the right proportion of blue watery foreground. Cheers.

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3653] (14641)
  • [2007-03-26 14:03]

Hi Lars,

Wow superb refections. Looks like a paint. I would not mind if you have turned it up side down. Excellent job Lars! One of your best shots.



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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 602 W: 0 N: 868] (6619)
  • [2007-03-26 14:05]

Spiegel van Holland,bert Haanstra 1950.....
Heel mooi Lars.
Grv Jan.

Bonsoir Lars
très belles reflexions de ces façades. La texture de l'eau donne réellement l'impression d'une peinture. Beau travail

Hi Lars - the overall uniformity of the water distortion makes this one work, upside down rotation can also be interesting, good timing.

This is really beautiful Lars. The light and the distortions make a very unusual image. I looked at the inverted WS and that is good too.

Another style of reflexion from you, more "à la manière des impressionnistes" with this blurred effect created with the slight movement of the water. Excelent colors again.

All the best,


Hi Lars. That's truly excellent the way that turned out for you. You're making me a little jealous as I've always wanted to try it. I think it works better with the rippled reflections for added interest. Awesome shot Lars!!

Hi Tue,
It seems a painting ! Very gorgeous picture with fantastis reflections.
Excellent colours and contrast
TFS and greetings

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  • Mikos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 958 W: 0 N: 896] (4326)
  • [2007-03-27 9:05]

Hi Lars!

Great effect the one you have created here! No appearence of the original building, only reflection! Well seen and created!

Cheers, and thank you for your words about my last picture!


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  • t0mmm1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 815 W: 4 N: 782] (5442)
  • [2007-03-27 15:33]

Hi Lars,
wonderful picture. I guess somebody told you that's just like some impressionist painting ;))
I like it very much.
Have a nice day,

Hi Lars!
Excellent reflections which seems like an oil painting.
Good colours and perfect clarity.
TFS and best regards from Portugal.

Hi Lars, splendid reflections with wonderful light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Stepan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 89 N: 3989] (27210)
  • [2007-03-28 14:23]

Works very well. Looks like a photoshop painting filter !! But it's real. Troubling, in a certain way. Great colors and light too.

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  • jjbach Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1868 W: 57 N: 1761] (9326)
  • [2007-03-28 17:20]

Hi Lars,
Wonderful shot and great reflections. Colours and lighting are perfect. Splendid work!

Regards John

Prachtig impressionistisch deze Leide pic, Lars! Heel erg mooi gedaan met sterke kleuren en de beweging in het water heb je zeer goed vastgelegd. Mooi grafisch ook - heerlijk werk!
Goed weekend!

Hallo Lars,
Die Leidse grachten kunnen inderdaad fantastisch spiegelen. In de WS heb ik er nog een van deze gevel bijgeplaatst vanuit een iets andere hoek en met een krachtiger windvlaag.
groet Rob

Hi Lars
this is an interesting picture. The reflection is very pure, contrasts and colors are great.
i like it !

Bonjour, mon ami Lars,
J'aime cette composition, qui s'apparente à une peinture. Savoir utiliser les reflets avec talent n'est pas toujours évident.
Une réalisation fort bien réalisée.
Bon dimanche, mon ami.

merhaba lars
very nice picture.beautiful reflection and composition.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Hi Lars. Nice photo. A great amalgam of colours, textures and shapes. Well captured and thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Paul.

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
  • [2007-04-12 7:18]

Fine graphic effect and setting for this photo purely based on the reflection of the water. Fine detail, well made and creative done Lars.

Hi Lars,
Excellent reflections, specially love the textures. Its almost like a painted canvas. I am once again impressed with what you have to offer.
With Greetings from India

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  • Steft Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1214 W: 128 N: 1547] (5977)
  • [2007-05-01 7:38]

Hoi Lars,
Deze had ik nog niet beoordeeld. Mooie reflectie met prachtige kleuren en korrelige structuur. Ook de constrasten zijn erg goed.

Fantastic reflections. Love how the moving water has produced this effect. Nice work Lars
Best wishes

Hi Lars, what a nice reflection shot from the city where I live! I like the purity of the colour palette here and of course the distortion is pleasant. Good shot.


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  • JanD Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1534 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-23 1:51]

Howdy Lars!
Amazing POV, amazing perspective. Wonderful light and sharp. Original composition. Great work.

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7889 W: 56 N: 3790] (25342)
  • [2008-05-02 12:34]

Muito bonita e artisticamente bem executada composição fotográfica. Os elementos, no reflexo, ficaram muito atraentes.



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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2009-04-26 20:52]

Hello Lars,
very nice presentation of these reflexions of Leiden's houses.I like the pastel colours as the graphic effect of the scene.Well done.

Have a nice week,Danos

Hello Lars,
Here is another lovely impressionistic photo. Well seen!

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4272 W: 2 N: 7350] (35812)
  • [2018-07-07 1:04]

Hello Lars,
A very nice capture from the city of Leiden with amazing reflections.
Very well seen and well taken. I like good colors contrast and composition.
Fine presentation.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10495 W: 174 N: 18817] (83639)
  • [2018-11-16 14:57]


I guess this is the better image with reflections you got, and you have many.lovely the aspect of the building. I would prefer this image up side down, like an impressionist painting anyway a nice job.

take care


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