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The Zwinger...

The Zwinger...
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Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10197 W: 161 N: 16856] (129427)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-04-29
Categories: Architecture, Artwork
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF 70-300 f4,5-5,6 IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-07-12 0:25
Viewed: 740
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The beauty of the Baroque.
The Zwinger is a palace in the German city of Dresden, built in Baroque style and designed by court architect Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann. It served as the orangery, exhibition gallery and festival arena of the Dresden Court.
The location was formerly part of the Dresden fortress of which the outer wall is conserved. The name derives from the German word Zwinger (an enclosed killing ground in front of a castle or city gate); it was for the cannons that were placed between the outer wall and the major wall. The Zwinger was not enclosed until the Neoclassical building by Gottfried Semper called the Semper Gallery was built on its northern side.
Today, the Zwinger is a museum complex that contains the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery), the Dresden Porcelain Collection (Dresdener Porzellansammlung) and the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon (Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments).

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Bonjour, cher Christophe,
Excellente présentation d'un édifice dont le baroque s'exprime avec force et exubérance !
Toutefois, l'intérêt est évident, et l'on prend plaisir à découvrir toutes les subtilités du décor.

Ciao Krzysztof, great view of fantastic building , fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Witaj Krzysztof,
Superb capture of this beautiful architectural detail; Baroque at its most extravagant. Nicely illuminated; excellent rendering of the colours and decorative detailing. The lovely pastel blue sky is ideal as a backdrop.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14761 W: 1050 N: 30184] (141621)
  • [2018-07-12 2:21]

Witaj Krzysztof,

I've been to Dresden but missed seeing the Zwinger so thanks for posting this series. The ornate Baroque decorations of the statues are superb. Good sharpness and tight framing here. Tfs!

Witaj Krzysztof,

This has to be viewed on Beta to really appreciate the quality of the photograph and the clarity of the carvings!
You have cropped this perfectly to reveal the symmetry of the building.
The colours are very natural on what was a well lit day.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Krzysztof
I like that...beauty of the Baroque. this is quite the sophisticated and elegant looking building exterior. They don't really make them like this anymore do they. your shot is bright, clear, well detailed and it got my attention, good work. cheers

Bonjour Krzysztof,

Pourquoi faire simple au niveau de l'architecture quand on peu faire compliquer. De plus, il faut faire sur que cela va durer longtemps car les touristes vont venir photographier.



Dobar dan.
Lep pogled, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobar kontarst, lepe boje.
Lepa fasaad i detalji, lepa stara arhitektura.
Zelim vam lepo popodne, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Nice view, interesting and good text ...
Beautifully shown, good contrast, beautiful colors.
Beautiful façade and details, beautiful old architecture.
I wish you good afternoon, all the best.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3580 W: 0 N: 8356] (59219)
  • [2018-07-12 8:20]

Nie dziwie sie, ze wyciales ten fragment do pokazania, wypreparowany barok czystej wody, bardzo dobre zdjecie
pozdrawiam Ryszard

Ciao Krzysztof
questa parte di architettura è veramente ricca di dettagli e sculture, hai fatto bene a metterle in evidenza con questo taglio.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16051 W: 159 N: 27974] (147094)
  • [2018-07-12 9:48]

Hi Krzysztof
Une architecture riche en détails, bien cadrer, la lumière en plus est excellente permettant de voir les moindres définitions, bonne présentation
Bonne soirée

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24925 W: 520 N: 42008] (180070)
  • [2018-07-12 9:49]

Hello Krzysztof,

This is real Baroque of the high level.
The cupper roof care for a soft contrast.
You create depth and perspective too.
Sharpness and clarity are real amazing.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 1693] (13957)
  • [2018-07-12 11:16]

krzysztof wow..good evening and hello..beautiful light-color and crisp sharpness..great work all around! tfs dale

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12170 W: 126 N: 21953] (112111)
  • [2018-07-12 12:19]

Hi Chris,the beauty of this building talk himself,a great example of baroque taken with the best details,very well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Krzysztof,
Now, the whole building looks like a huge crown, well shown! 👍

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4268 W: 2 N: 7337] (35776)
  • [2018-07-12 14:20]

Czesc Krzysztof
Pieknie prezentuje się ten palac z zewnatrz. Imponujaca budowla kryjaca z mnóstwem pieknych detali architektonicznych.
Dobry kadr, atrakcyjna kolorystyka, super jakosc.


Wow what a great shot of this place. The detail and sharpness are over the top. Wonder capture on this one.


Hi K,
Great architecture, well framed and perfect sharpness to see all these details of the facade, good effect too with the light, well done, tfs.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14369 W: 0 N: 16314] (174617)
  • [2018-07-13 0:58]


fantastique vu de cet édifice quelle architecture quel rendu sur la facade et ces vitrages quelle iamge superbe.
Bravo et amitié

Fab8ulous sight of the art elements depicted like a crown to the round edifice, and superbly taken the photo with excellent sharpness and light upon.

Hi Krzysztof
That's very impressive Baroque architecture and a smart crop allowing one to fully focus on the minute detail; the artistically crafted stonework and a real eyecatcher. Pleasing on the eyes, superb clarity and tones. Contrast of green and blue sky is great too. Delicious to look, Congrats.
Kind regards

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10610 W: 146 N: 26710] (128171)
  • [2018-07-13 21:58]

cześć Krzysiu, Dobry symetryczny kadr, super kolorki w słoneczny dzi8eń, kiedy niebo bezchmurne. Ładne detale. Pozdrawiam


Hello dear friend and have a nice time
and a happy new day
here we can see the beauty of the Baroque
in details very attractive and impressive
greetings to the creator
I also like this palace in the German city of Dresden
built in Baroque style

Hello Krzysztof.
A wonderful detail of this species of dome, which is completely full of beautiful sculptures and ornaments, this is another piece of museum, in this case abroad.
Colorful, sharpness and luminosity are captured efficiently.
Good afternoon and start of the week.
Very best regards, my friend.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10380 W: 174 N: 18522] (82489)
  • [2018-07-15 14:12]


I like a lot of baroque style (the other styles too). this sample is just fascinating with a whole structure with a so beautiful shapes and adornments. TFS this place.

take care


Czesc Krzysztof,
zaczalem nowa prace i jestem jeszcze bardziej zmeczony niz dawniej dlatego tak malo czasu na TrekEarth :) Ty jak widze jak zawsze dopisujesz. Nadal jestem na etapie zdjec z Drezna.
Doskonale zblizenie fragmentu tego palacu. Niesamowity przepych - z przyjemnoscia sie takie miejsca odwiedza i oglada. Pieknie to pokazales, robi wrazenie.
Mozemy sledzic rozne fragmenty dekoracji.
Bardzozachecajacedo wizyty w Dreznie!
Pozdrawiam serdecznie,

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