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Stora Hamnkanalen

Stora Hamnkanalen
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Copyright: Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9748 W: 57 N: 16678] (61680)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-17
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot A75
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Några dagar i Göteborg
Date Submitted: 2005-10-19 18:00
Viewed: 6028
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 88
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Stora Hamnkanalen

I'm back from my trip to the city of Göteborg in Sweden and here's my first picture of it.
It shows you Stora Hamnkanalen (Big Harbour Canal) with on the right side Stadshuset (City Council) and Christinae Kyrka or Tyska Kyrkan (German Church).

Tyska Kyrkan was completed in 1748 after 14 years work. Before that year there already had been a wooden church and a stone church on the same place. The tower of this church was completed in 1783.

Göteborg (English: Gothenburg) is the second biggest city in Sweden with almost 500,000 citizens. The city is located on the western coast at both sides of the river Göta Älv.
Göteborg was founded in 1621 by King Gustaf II Adolf.

All the days I've been in Göteborg the weather was great, also last Monday, when I took this picture.
I hope you like it!

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  • jjbach Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1868 W: 57 N: 1761] (9326)
  • [2005-10-19 18:06]

Hi Lars,
Wonderful reflections you have caught here !! Excellent composition with great colours and lighting. I also love the stunning perspective! Splendid work!

Regards John

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  • lukie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 852 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-19 18:21]

Dag Lars,

knappe foto, mooie (blauwe) kleuren en een pracht van een toren.



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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1131 W: 162 N: 915] (3985)
  • [2005-10-19 18:44]

Hi Lars, nice composition, with a great POV and color, regards from Portugal, Gabriel

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  • Cormac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565)
  • [2005-10-19 19:01]

Great shot! I like the framing of this, with the horizon in the middle and lots of sky and water on either side. Great light on the buildings too. A very clean, crisp shot - well done!

Hi Lars,
Wonderful reflections and colors. Also a very nice composition. Good job.

Hi Lars,
Nice composition. Good view of the city. I like the great perspective, colors and light. Beautiful reflections.
Well done.

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  • kclai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 717 W: 38 N: 500] (2267)
  • [2005-10-19 21:31]

Hi Lars
Nice geometry landscape. The image are claer and fine with details.
But due to the large aperture, the side images are blurred. Such type of shot, especially landscape shot, the smallest aperture give the best overall sharpness.
Eric Lai

Hi Lars. I love those reflections. The light and sky sure was accommodating. Good use of symmetry and depth. Great shot Lars!

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2005-10-20 0:56]

Hola Lars.
Beautiful picture and beautiful place.
Great reflection on the water, very good colours and sharpness. Very nice composition.
Well done.

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  • Gix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 607 W: 1 N: 765] (3565)
  • [2005-10-20 4:16]

Hi Lars,
Great reflexes! Excellent compo, great colors and bright light.
Incredible not to see any boat in a so wide and quiet canal!
Thanks for the post!
Ciao, Giorgio

Bonjour Lars,
Quatorze ans pour construire une église, cela peut paraître long, mais après plusieurs siècles, elle est toujours debout !
Belle vue de Gothenburg qui semble garder un visage humain (absence apparente d'immeubles de grande hauteur).
Belle réalisation.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25077 W: 520 N: 42342] (181384)
  • [2005-10-20 7:43]

Hoi Lars,
Ik vind uw foto's steeds beter worden, zeer mooi ingekaderd, perfect perspectief, mooie diepte door de goede hoek te kiezen, waarom moet die autobus nu voor die mooie ingangsdeur gaan staan, altijd het zelfde met die rot auto's. (sorry, ik heb er zelf wel een)Zeer goed gedaan Lars.
Groeten uit Vlaanderen,

Hi Lars, I enjoy the perspective view and the reflections on the rippled water. Nice contrast of the buildings against the beautiful sky. Good PoV to well make use of the light conditions. I enjoy this well taken picture.

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  • cessy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1883 W: 90 N: 2350] (13647)
  • [2005-10-20 11:21]

hi Lars
very very nice picture
the angle, the composition, the reflection all are superbs
wonderful colors and light too

Hi Lars,
Nice perspective along the canal,it seems that you were very lucky with the weather,there´s a cheerful light in the picture,also nice reflections and colors.

Hi Lars. A very peaceful shot. I like it , great. The thing that catches my eye is the bus. Then i see all that detail. Wonderful city shot. The reflection in the water is lovely.I love the tall tower building. CLASS love it . SUE

Hi Lars
I like the blue coloring in the sky and reflected in the canal here in this perspective to the town, well done, a clear sunny shot.

Great view.I like the composition and point of view.Good contrast between the buildings and the sky.Good reflections in the water.Very good colors,light and sharpness.Good job!

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
  • [2005-10-21 6:25]

Kind of classic compo Lars. A fine setting to present this cityscape using the canal very effective with also the inclusion of the gran duildings. Well done.

Lars, i think that this picture is very nice because we can apprecite the arquitecture with the nature, excellent!

Hi Lars,
You are indeed lucky to have such nice and fine weather resulting in the beautiful blue. The lighting is perfect and there is a lot to see even on the surface of the water. I love the clouds which look like brush stroke making the scene very delicate and appealing. Very impressive!! All the best.

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  • john_c Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
  • [2005-10-21 11:14]

Hi Lars,
A well composed shot of this canal scene - it reminds me a little of parts of St. Petersburg. Great POV here and reflections. It definitely looks like the summer is over, as the scene looks crisp and clean. I like the gentle ripples in the water. Well captured.

I love the rippled reflections caused by the movement of the water. Excellent POV and the colours are superb. Even the bus complies with your colour pallette.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8670 W: 4460 N: 15277] (61503)
  • [2005-10-21 12:03]

Bonjour Lars
Une jolie composition où l'éclairage latéral donne du relief à l'architecture.
Les couleurs douces sont très appréciables.

Hello Lars
A pretty composition where side lighting gives relief to architecture. The soft colors are very appreciable.

Hej Lars, nice shot of this part of Göteborg with a nice perspective along the canal. I like the composition with the church tower off centre, great colours and some nice reflections on the water. Well done!

Hälsningar, Christian

Hi Lars, ja zo zien perfecte architectuur captures eruit. Genomen met een goed oog voor verhoudingen, een diep perspectief, volle kleursaturatie en passende scherpte. En niet te vergeten de reflecte met een fraai getekende lucht die door de orientatie van de textuur naar het centrale object wijst. Erg goed!
Een fijn weekend uit Rotterdam toegewenst.

The river is very well in importance and place in the picture.
This is a very good one with this beautiful place.
Excellent light.
I like it
jean Michel

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  • Stepan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 89 N: 3989] (27210)
  • [2005-10-23 12:27]

Seems to be so blue... Even the bus !
A great atmosphere you captured well.

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  • kLe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 113 N: 540] (2196)
  • [2005-10-23 17:30]

It is very probably that the weather was fine as you say but I see here a gorgeous sky. And not only here. It is something that we can see in many of your pictures. I have problems to photograph blue skies. The scene with this canal and reflections must inspire peacefulness. I would rotate a little the picture to have more of this feeling.

Hi Lars - plenty of old world charm here, great weather, light and reflection, though the blue bus can go away.

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1912 W: 31 N: 2944] (20202)
  • [2005-10-25 6:07]

Good morning Lars!
Very good composition and colors. Excellent architectural details, nice reflections in the water.The note as usual very informative.

A wonderful view of Gothenburg, Lars. The colours are strong and I like the reflection in the water. Nice composition too.

HI Lars,
Very nice reflections and architecture. Too bad about the bus.



great work here, I like the calm rflections here, really well presented too, well done

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  • Steft Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1214 W: 128 N: 1547] (5977)
  • [2005-11-01 6:59]

Lars, prachtig! Ik herken het helemaal terug, ik was er een paar maanden geleden nog. Ik heb hier ook wat foto's gemaakt, maar was met niet een erg tevreden. Deze is zeer geslaag. Mooie blauwe kleuren, mooie reflectie en wat deze foto afmaakt zijn de lichte strepen in de lucht, lijkt wel of ze de kerk en de reflectie wat benadrukken.

Hi Lars,
I am in Gothenburg.
I looked for this photo, in the place,... It is beautiful.
Today is rainning here. We have not this excellent colors and contrast.
Very well done.
Aires dos Santos

Hey, a very nice view over the city. I like the reflections and the colors. It seems to have been a very nice day indeed.


Bel équilibre dans cette composition, Lars. La perspective est intéressante ainsi que les couleurs et les reflets. De la maîtrise !

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  • peck Gold Star Critiquer [C: 237 W: 21 N: 239] (2779)
  • [2006-03-06 11:57]

Hello Lars,
It's really great photo :)) I like the reflection and colour of water! Framing, light... very good too! Beyond reproach...

Hej Lars,
You make a really good work in TE. We can learn so much with your posts, as you show and explain the most important and relevant buildings in every place that you visit.
Canals are allways a good element to make wonderful shots and you show that in here. I love the blue tones and the balance bettween the water and the sky, with the buildings in bettween. The image is really beautiful and with great quality. Marvellous reflections and colours. A perfect POV. Congratulations!

Hi Lars,
Although you had to fight with strong light here you get a good result thanks to proper exposure. Left side is a bit darker, but we can still see all details. Clarity of the water and the sky is perfect. Well done.


In addition to architecture, there is something which goes well with your pictures and it is the presence of water. This is rather normal in your Scandinvian and Dutch postings, since water is a usual part of landscapes in these countries. The deep blue of the canal is very nice here and the reflexion beautifull again. I would not regret the lack of additional colors (even the coach on the right is blue).

All the best,


Hello Lars,
Effective lead-in and a well balanced composition!
The slightly distorted reflection in the canal adds attraction value, good angle of light creates a 3-D effect...
A clean composition with good lines!
Pablo -

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10489 W: 174 N: 18802] (83583)
  • [2016-06-25 7:05]


lovely view of this corner with the tower and these façades in evidence and the reflections so beautiful. nice moment and excellent image.this is an expensive country for me, but I would like to visit it someday.



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