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Kalmar Reflections

Kalmar Reflections
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Copyright: Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9610 W: 57 N: 16406] (60634)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-15
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot A75
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Sydöstra Sverige
Theme(s): Best of reflections, My Reflection Photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-09 14:24
Viewed: 3714
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 100
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Kalmar Reflections

I was looking in my archives of last summer and found this reflection photo from Kalmar, Sweden, taken last June.

The photo shows Kalmar Domkyrka (Kalmar Cathedral), which is located at Stortorget in Kalmar. Kalmar Domkyrka was built between 1660 and 1703 in Italian Baroque style.

The city of Kalmar is located in the province (landskap) of Småland. It is situated by the Baltic Sea or more precise the Kalmarsund, a strait between the Swedish mainland and the island Öland. The city has about 34,000 citizens.

The photo was taken in the roof of a car and just when I took the photo another car also passed by, which gave an little extra reflection.
This reflection photo I decided to rotate.
Hope you like it!

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  • picus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 88 W: 12 N: 175] (914)
  • [2007-05-09 14:40]

Hi Lars,

Very interresting technique! I like it. The result is surprisingly sharp and I guess you used a manual focus to get it that way...

Congratulations, and TFS,

Bonsoir Lars
content que tu aies retrouvé cette photo dans tes archivves et que tu la partages avec nous. J'aime ebaucoup ce graphisme et ces couleurs; Un joli tableau

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  • bwiti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 724 W: 88 N: 85] (402)
  • [2007-05-09 15:40]

J'aime tout particulierement les photos de reflets et celle-ci me plait grandement... Vous avez su capter toute la beauté de ces couleurs et les servir avec une grande netteté... Felicitations...

Great capture and well seen. Nice composition. I should have increased the contrast and brightness to enhance the nice colours but I like it anyway

You know I love reflections Lars. You composed this one with excellent creativity with the roof of the car curving on the corner. Well done.

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  • Steft Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1214 W: 128 N: 1547] (5977)
  • [2007-05-09 19:27]

Hé Lars,
Ik weet dat dit kasteel erg beroemd is, maar ben er zelf nooit geweest. Mooie kleuren. Het zonlicht op de cijfers en wijzers van de klok is erg mooi.

Hey Lars. I see someone is trying to be just like me with the reflections, lol! You know the waviness of the reflection gives it an old cartoon feel. Not bad from the top of a car! tfs Lars.

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  • tigra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 582 W: 154 N: 532] (2968)
  • [2007-05-09 22:14]

Hello Lars
One more beautiful photo to my collection of reflections!

Hi Lars,
very nice and interesting picture. I like the sharp edges of the car combined with the smooth silhouette of this nice building. Very well done!
Cheers, Thorsten

Hi Lars,
Succesful capture of the reflection. Beatiful colors. Distortion is also tastefull :) TFS

Olá Lars, great creative result on this reflection shot. Good choice of rotating. The distortion effect on the corner is wonderful. As if a page of a book was being unfold to to see another page. Even the general softness goes well with this effect. Good choice from your archieves.
Have a nice day,

Lars, il y a des photos qu'on ne découvre que longtemps après les avoir prises. Celle-ci est bien réalisée et les couleurs sont superbes.

Bonjour, mon ami Lars,
Une très bonne façon de photographier un monument. J'aime beaucoup l'originalité de cette prise de vue, savoir se servir de l'environnement (voiture, entre autres) est une excellente initiative.
J'aime beaucoup le contraste entre les deux éléments (reflet et voiture).

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  • Mikos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 958 W: 0 N: 896] (4326)
  • [2007-05-10 10:39]

Hi Lars!

Wow, this is not the usual reflection picture, you have given a different texture to the image, the shape of the buildings appear very attractively, and in a different way!
Well seen and taken! Congratulations for this original point of view!

Cheers and thank you for your words about my last pictures!

Take care!


Hej Lars
Very interesting capture. I like it. You certainly have an eye for such shots. A nice idea, well executed.
Best wishes

Hi Lars,
This is a very spectacular and interesting impression. Very good observation and splendid realization. Effective and particular shot, indeed. Have a nice day, thank you

Hi Lars, fascinating reflection, splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 3790] (25320)
  • [2007-05-10 14:08]

Very nice composition here. The Kalmar from the mirror results great. Very nice the watch details.


Hi Lars
Nice reflections. I like the distortions in the roof and lovely colours.

Sometime the cars are usefull to something else than driving (and having accidents). Nice use of the metalized paint of this roof, which curve does not disturb to much the reflexion.

All the best,


Amazing colours in this lovely composition, my friend Lars !
I like the reflections and how you framed the picture. Excellent colours and light
TFS and congratulations

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  • Stepan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 89 N: 3989] (27210)
  • [2007-05-11 2:21]

This reflection is one of the most interesting one I've seen for a while. I like the way the image fades away on the top of the shot. The light and the colors are gorgeous. Very well done.

Hej Lars, een sterke en complexe reflectie foto hier! De vorm van het dak en de grens tussen de auto zelf en de reflectie maakt 'm heel grafisch en de cathedrale is mooi dromerig geworden in zijn gereflecteerde toestand.
Goed weekend!

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  • cessy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1883 W: 90 N: 2350] (13647)
  • [2007-05-11 4:13]

haha.. very nice reflection
and it's very good decision to rotate
I like the composition and the colors too
have a nice week end

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 262 N: 3084] (103038)
  • [2007-05-11 5:38]

Hi Lars,
interesting reflections, good idea and realization. Good note also. Well done photo. I like it.
Gr., Aleksander

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24946 W: 520 N: 42061] (180286)
  • [2007-05-11 7:22]

Dag Lars,

Mooie archief foto, maar dit is wel indrukwekkend deze weerspiegeling in het dak van een auto, u heeft dit schitterend gedaan met een kuntsenaars oog neergezet, goed gedaan Lars.

Prettig weekend gewenst,

This is a superb image of this building Love the colours and reflections.
Best wishes,

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3653] (14641)
  • [2007-05-12 2:08]

Hi Lars,

A fantastic and a very create shot. It shows that is not only water or glass in building you could use to capture reflection. I really love this shot and think you have done a superb job. Have a nice week-end!



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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2801 W: 157 N: 4803] (19762)
  • [2007-05-12 8:32]

Hi Lars!
Very nice capture. Its nice to see the reflections in two different situations. You´ve created a nice composition!

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8670 W: 4460 N: 15277] (61503)
  • [2007-05-13 11:24]

Hi Lars
Very interesting reflections, not very easy to do it but you have done a nice composition.

Hi Lars
I regard this as one of your best shots, here the reflections really works well, i love the distortions and still it is very detailed.
Nice work

Hello Lars
Very nice reflection, i like the way it is curved giving dynamism to the image
well done

Hi Lars,

A clever idea to hunt for reflections on the cars' roofs :-) The photo is surprisingly clear, taking the conditions into account. The architecture is very similar to the Czech style of Baroque churches. Well done.


Hi Lars
This is a very creative picture
the colors are noice.
Nice composition

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5783 W: 95 N: 9355] (52989)
  • [2007-05-19 4:14]

Dag Lars,
mooie foto met laagjes. De diffuse zachte kleuren in de reflectie doen het heel goed.
Groeten Gerrit

Hello Lars,
Noooo, I give in! Cannot quite figure out how you did this...
But the result is attractive, in particular the muted colours!
Situation is well framed!
Pablo -

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-20 15:44]

Hello Lars,
la prise ne manque pas d'originalité, les couleurs sont adoucies dans ce reflet.
Les déformations donnent un aspect cocasse à cette superbe construction.
Best regards.

Hi Lars,
There is not only the wonderful reflections on the water.Most of all there is a dreamy feeling to this composition...

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  • Jeppe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3938 W: 385 N: 4195] (18654)
  • [2007-05-27 16:20]

Hej Lars
En fin anvendelse af reflektionen - til at give os dette vidvinkel perspektiv - det ville have været svært med et direkte skud.
Tak for map-linket og noten - for dårligt jeg aldrig har været her.
Venlig hilsen

En een mooi resultaat dat je dit opleverde Lars goed ge-editeerd met deze contrasterende kleuren blauw en geel-oranje en leuke boord met de reflectie op de andere wagen, scherp door de hoge snelheid die je aanhield.
groeten Henk

Dear Kalmar,
That's a very interesting shot.
Nice reflections indeed...
Congrats for the original idea.

Hi Lars,
Very nice and interesting picture, Well done TFS
Regards Rubi.

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2007-07-02 14:05]

Another excellent shot with an amazing reflection, great composition with very good colors and POV. Sharp image of the Kalmar Cathedral. Well done Lars.
Have a nice week.

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  • atus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2152 W: 208 N: 4536] (15856)
  • [2007-07-04 7:31]

Hello Lars,
greatly captured and cleverly cropped shot of this unusual and not really common reflection. The clarity is very good and the exposure is perfect, with good lighting and nice colors. Very good one!
Tfs and best wishes.

Hej Lars,

Very interesting reflections. I like the distortion caused by the roof of a car. Beautiful colors and details. Good idea!


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  • Leonie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 798 W: 41 N: 777] (8809)
  • [2007-08-19 13:07]

Hej Lars,
Long time no see...thanks for your comment! I love this! It looks like a painting! Greatly done!

Cheers, Léonie

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  • Cara Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 90 N: 422] (2059)
  • [2007-08-21 2:23]

Hello Lars,
Great reflection this one!
I really like the wave effect that the rooftop provided, i think the choice of rotating was a wise one, also good image quality.
Regards, Daniel

Hi Lars, The reflection is very creative & works brilliantly, although it is a little pasty, considering what the architecture is reflective through you have managed it superbly, kind regards Wilson.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10395 W: 174 N: 18563] (82687)
  • [2016-10-29 15:31]


interesting these reflections of this beautiful sample of architecture, there is a softness in the compo that is interesting too.



Hello Lars,
Here is a nice reflection photo. Thanks for the explanation, I was wondering where this was reflected from.

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