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Puzzle from Cambridge

Puzzle from Cambridge
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10114 W: 144 N: 25302] (123269)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-26
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-03-23 1:37
Viewed: 1638
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Is is a puzzle - what it could be? This passage is closed to visitors. It was great fun for me that I could see some hidden places in company of my son who worked at the Cambridge University last year. The solution is here .

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 415 N: 6630] (26832)
  • [2012-03-23 2:22]

Hi Malgo,

I bet a penny to a pound that Bulent will have something to say about this one!

Your workshop might be the finer of the two pictures with its wonderful dreamy colours and fine classical composition, but this picture has the more impact. It has a great sense of perspective and you have captured the lighting extremely well in what must have been very difficult conditions.


Kind Regards,


Hi Malgorzata,
I visited Cambridge when I was in the UK and have walked along this river Cam but was not as lucky as you. So at least now I can see it. I always find passageway very interesting and you have controlled the exposure well to allow me to full enjoy this place. I also like the inclusion of the figure in between the arched doorway as it added life to the scene. Lovely shot!!

Warmest regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11746 W: 126 N: 21107] (108743)
  • [2012-03-23 2:30]

Hi Malgo,magnicent result from an excellent choice of point of view to create this imposing perspective,a very nice catch-eye whit a very professional light management,always difficult in situations like this.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hi Malgo!

Perfect composition and perfect point of view choosen, a very special place very well captured, superb light management and graphics, the play by the roof fits really well...Great work!

Have a nice day...


Hi Malgorzata,
this is a fantastic photo of this place. The composition is very spectacular and I like the architectural details and the perspective, great shot, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!

une très belle perspective avec une architecture remarquable et la vue de ton autre pov du ws le montre bien; apparemment la hauteur est impressionnante ou alors un effet bien rendu
belle composition

Hello Malgo,

This is a most engaging shot.
I love the symmetrical composition, the strength of the lines, the details and colours and, of course, the focal door which draws us like a magnet!
A fine shot, well executed.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

Witaj Malgorzato,
wspaniale zdjecie oraz wspanial perspektywa. Sliczne ujecie z b.dobrego punktu widzenia, widac te wielkosc tego miejsca. Wspaniala praca, podoba mi sie bardzo.
Serdecznie pozdrawim i zycze milego WE,

Bonjour Malgorzata

J'aime beaucoup l'effet de profondeur et de hauteur provoqué par les murs très hauts qui ceinturent le passage. La lumière est extraordinaire,



Hello Malgo.
Superb view the beautiful composition achieved in this vertical, the image of this covered bridge is also a nice graphics, the image of the WS well situate besides this picture, we can see the beautiful bridge over the canal and its environment.
Very nice colors and good sharpness. Well done.
Have a nice weekend.
Best regards.

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  • diomed Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1270 W: 32 N: 2491] (13926)
  • [2012-03-23 11:30]

Hi Gosia,
superb shot played on the symmetry. Fantastic POV, great DOF and sharp,perfect exposure. TFS

Hi Malgorzata,
very nice puzzle shot, i never imagined
it was a bridge. i like both picture.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9579 W: 157 N: 15495] (123923)
  • [2012-03-23 12:41]

Witaj Malgosiu!
Ciekawe miejsce.
Piekna szkolna perspektywa.
Fajne swiatlo i kolorystyka.

Brava Malgorzata
bel gioco e belle foto, molto interessanti e godibili.

Ola Malgorzata ,
Boa sensação de altura e de aperto neste corredor , boa profundidade de foto com o arco de passagem de fundo , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Bom fim de semana

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14252 W: 1033 N: 28524] (135700)
  • [2012-03-23 23:42]

Hi Malgo

Good use of diminishing linear perspective & vanishing point here. Perhaps a slight ccw rotation? Wonderful warm cold color contrasts between the yellow & blue. Thge people add scale & context. Tfs!

Une étonnante vision de ce pont couvert donnant une très intéressante perspective.

Hello Malgorzata,

Family from Indiana Jones? :-)
I like the vertical position with the
combination that you have crop left
and right in the picture, that makes
the building extra hight and it
emphasizes extra this corridor.
The compostion and the light management
are as always very good.

Friendly regards,

Hi Malgo,
Very fine perspective lesson. An interesting place in warm colors and light.
Have a nice Sunday.


Ciao Malgorzata, great perspective on fantastic bridge, thanks for beautiful WS too, lovely symmetryc composition, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46935)
  • [2012-03-27 16:22]

Hi Malgorzata!
I'm glad you posted the Ws, because it really gives a different idea of the place! I like this pov a lot and it seems so high here! Great vertical lines and a good composition, with those people at the end. Good light also!

HI Malgo!

Lucky you! I would love to visit this prestige university one day. Very nice presentation on this passage, love the lines, the POV and the composition. The golden touch against the blue ceiling is a nice color combination. The format works well as well! Great work!

best regards,

Hi Malgo, You were lucky indeed to be able to walk this fantastic bridge which is closed to the public. Wonderful Pov, love it, well done, Have a great Sunday, I'm off to London on the Olympic site walk, Cheers Iain.

Hi Malgo,

You are very lucky to be able to gain access to this Bridge of Sigh of Cambridge University

It looks very simple and yet carries a significant role of bridging St John's college to the Lower River court

Color balance is perfect


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