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In the shelter

In the shelter
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11549 W: 123 N: 29379] (138524)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-12
Categories: Architecture, Event
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-14 0:30
Viewed: 1977
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Going to Cologne is always full of emotions for me. I lived there for a bit more than a year there so it is something like the second home. I have just spent a week there after many years. It has changed a lot during these thirty years. I visited with the nostalgy old places and with interest the new ones.
So here the view of the modern houses on the Rhine, not quite ready yet. It seemed to me that the small old house seeked protection of this new giant.

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Très bon cadrage associant ces bâtiments d'époque et d'architecture très différents. Une photo de très belle qualité!

Witaj Malgorzata,

An excellent compostion vrey original and very efficience with a plesanta contrast between the modern architectur and the church. Superb contrasts well collected nad greta prospect effect.
Best regards,

Hi Malgorzata,
A very interesting combination of old and new architecture! You have also chosen a very good POV with the newer building placed "above" the old one. A well composed photo. I hope you will have time for a glass of Kölsch when you are there!
Kind regards

Hi, Malgorzata,
Excellent combination of Hi-tec and old classic architecture. I never been in this beautiful city... nice composition, good colours.

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  • KLB Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 946 N: 3826] (23723)
  • [2010-07-14 0:51]

Hello Malgorzata

Wonderful combination between modern and traditional architecture ! The result is very aesthetic.
Your framing is perfect to include the church under the building, like under its protection...
And the moment you've chosen to photography this place is perfect to get a warm light.
Great observation, and achievement, compliments.


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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2010-07-14 0:52]

Hi Malgorzata,
Impressive contrast of architectures. Stunning shot. Good POV. Bravo!


Ciao Malgorzata, come stai?
Eccellente inquadratura: hai saputo evidenziare il contrasto tre l'antico e il moderno con un'eccellente luce. Ciao Marilena

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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2765 W: 28 N: 3985] (26591)
  • [2010-07-14 2:05]

Hello Malgorzata,

really an astonishing building, and it sure looks like as a protection for that church beside..

have a nice day, see you, Bernd

ciao Malgorzata,
inquadratura curata con l'ottimo contrasto tra le due costruzioni.
Luce calda per aumentare la bellezza dello scatto.
buona giornata

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6280 W: 274 N: 12480] (95142)
  • [2010-07-14 2:26]

Hello MAlgorzata ,
The POV and the framing are very effective , for an incredible mix of old and modern .
Excllent capture .

Ale czaderska kompozycjka. Swietne dwie budowle, z ronych czasow, z ronych epok, w roznych stylach. Doskonala perspektywa. Cudownie miekkie kolorki.
3maj sie

Very impressive and interesting work of architecture. The very german specific. Good lights and colors, well composed.

Hello Malgorzata!
Very nice, attractive and interesting urban & architecture photograph!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, colors, vertical format, black & white borders, pp, contrasts and, above all, composition are all outstanding features in this picture!
Wonderful match of old and new architectural details!
TFS - congratulations!
Best regards,

Hi Malgo
very nice contrast between the new and the old photos in this beautiful bright and beautiful colors. excellent picture quality.

to my mind this building has skiful design.

Ciao Malgo,
splendida idea! Mi piace molto l'idea compositiva di mettere a confronto due diversi stili architettonici grazie ad un POV molto ben scelto ed accurato.
Ottima la luce ed i colori brillanti.
Un caro saluto.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13313 W: 125 N: 23838] (119799)
  • [2010-07-14 8:41]

HI Malgo,but you're always around! So since you do not need, rent to me free your home in Poland for a week ... .. ehhee kidding .... .... eehhee this beautiful perspective between old and new, a striking contrast between different architectures and a very good composition ... good evening, Luciano.

Hello Malgorzata,
Excellent colours and a very attractive comparison of different styles of architecture. I wouldn't at all say that the older one is better.
Kind regards,

Cara Malgorzata
a me sembra che il nuovo edificio sia minaccioso verso il campanile e le case! la differenza della grandezza è ben ricercata nella tua foto con questa composizione dove un edificio si incastra sotto all'altro. molto bella la tua foto e molto interessante questo modo di mostrare insieme il vecchio e il moderno. brava!!
ciao e buona serata:-)

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  • jasmis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3162 W: 831 N: 3819] (58603)
  • [2010-07-14 11:55]

Fajne zestawienie tradycyjnej architektury i nowoczesności.
PS. Czy tam też jest taki żar?

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  • edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 753 W: 34 N: 2205] (7409)
  • [2010-07-14 13:36]

Hello Malgorzate, Geez, this new building looks like any of a dozen you see anywhere in the world. Love the looks of the old church however real juxtaposition between these two. One can see the large structure has not been completed, but the bottom half will look the same as the top of the other side. One wonders what was there before, probably some nice old building that it was easier to raze and replace than renovate it. You had a good POV for this shot as this is the old and the new. I am told it is very warm in Germany right now. Ha. we are running 43 44 C now. I refuse to golf in the heat. Off to Orygun Friday. Much cooler there. Regards, Roger

Ciao cara Malgorzata,
interesting contrast between the modern and curious architecture of this palace and the ancient architecture of the church in the BG. I imagine that to visit a city after thirty years has been a true emotion. Compliments, for this pleasant photo!
Ciao, have a nice night!

Hi Malgorzata,

Clever way to present these two contrasting buildings. Everything opposed these construction of different eras, the warmth and the cold, the classic and the "wannabe" modern, the ornamental and the geometric, the nicely proportionate and the ugly Lego-like.

As you can see, I'm not impressed by this new addition in the Cologne skyline, but I really like the photo you have made of it. It's creative and well-tought.



Hi dear Malgorzata
Amazing contrast betweeb the new and old architecture
Excellent details, POV and colors
Regards my friend

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4752 W: 602 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2010-07-14 23:45]

Hi Malgorzata
You combined these two different architectures to make a funny mix here. The image is also sharp and clear.

Czesc Malgorzata! Swietna kompozycja, doskonaly POV, doskonaly skrot, znakomita glebia ostrosci. Bardzo dobre swiatlo, dobre kolory. Nie moze sie nie podobac. Klaniam sie!

Ciao Malgorzata, great contrast between modern and old architecure, i like both, beautiful composition with splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Cześć Małgorzata,

Bardzo fajna kompozycja, stare i nowe, świetnie kościół wpasowałaś w bryłę bydynku na pierwszym planie. Przyjemne kolory.



Hi dear Malgorzata,
This is the typical problem of all European countries; coexistence of old and new !
Very well seen and captured.
Perfect shot with nice framing.
TFS and best regards

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5733 W: 64 N: 11349] (46979)
  • [2010-07-15 18:20]

Hi Malgorzata!
In Germany now :)?
What I like the most here is the way you placed the old house, just below the new buiding - the composition is very good and colours also!

Czesc Malgorzata,
gdybym czul sie w jakis miejscu jak w domu dlatego ze mieszkalem tam przez ponad rok to moglbym sie czuc jak w domu w 7 roznych miastach :) (4 krajach).
Bardzo ciekawa kompozycja przy czym mam nieco odmienne wrazenie tutaj, raczej nie czuje zeby ten beton pelnil funcje schronienia a bardziej mam wrazenie ze za chwile sie zawali i zniszczy ten atrakcyjny budyneczek :)
Bardzo oryginalny widok z tego miasta ale zaloze sie ze katedre tez pokazesz tylko pewnie z jakiegos oryginalnego POV?

Witaj Malgorzato,
podoba mi sie to polaczenie nowoczesnego gmachu ze starym, chyba secesyjnym budynkiem. Doskonale uchwycone w kadrze.

  • riclopes Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6857 W: 151 N: 10359] (35577)
  • [2010-07-22 2:00]

Olá Malgorzata, pretty impressive architecture and framing. The 'new' tends to be more imposing and agressive than the 'old' but somehow I like those heavy arms hanged in the sky. Perfect the way you fit the charming old house on the corner.

Hi Malgorzata
you have chosen a unique composition, mixing and blendnig old and new.
must bring back alot memories
I like this very much
well done

Wonderful capture showing the contrast between modern and old architecture. The shadows create some interesting effects and both contrast levels and sharpness are perfect.

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