Author Topic: [Theme] Urban Landscapes  (Read 24794 times)

Bjørn Rørslett

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Re: Urban Landscapes
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2016, 19:58:09 »
Yes, the D2X and 28/2. Actually captured from my hotel room an evening when I had nothing else to do.

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Re: Urban Landscapes
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2016, 20:03:07 »
A street scene in Sendai, Japan (same trip as the Tokyo visit).

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« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2016, 20:05:08 »
Bjørn, thanks for the detail.  Yes, the 28/2.0...that was the first time I had ever seen a "chipped" Nikkor!
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« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2016, 20:08:32 »


Amsterdam, Singel behind the flowermarket

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« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2016, 20:38:43 »
Fons been there a few times!

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Re: Urban Landscapes
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2016, 00:12:21 »
The City Hall of Oslo with its twin towers is easily recognisable in this overview of Oslo Harbour. The 16th Century Akershus Fortress and its ramparts to the right. Smaller vessels, amongst them a police speedboat for patrolling the Oslo Fjord are anchored in the foreground. It is custom to have any visiting military ship anchored underneath the walls of the Fortress.

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« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2016, 00:29:21 »
Older part of Roskilde city with the cathedral. 
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« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2016, 01:08:22 »
Great shots everyone, very nice to see all these different urban scenes.  This is from a brief stop-over in NYC, I would love to go back and spend some time there.

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« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2016, 05:27:28 »
The sky showed peculiar pink color at the dawn on Apr. 27, 2014.  AF-S 35/1.8 ED on D7000.
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Re: Urban Landscapes
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2016, 12:06:03 »
Tilburg from Westpoint tower looking to the centre of the city in the east. It's good visible Tilburg is surrounded by 11 different nature-resorts. There is a view on 'Moerenburg' and further away 'Oisterwijkse vennen en bossen'. 

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Re: Urban Landscapes
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2016, 12:16:12 »
What a phenomenal thread! I keep coming back.

Santorini, 2015.
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Re: Urban Landscapes
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2016, 12:22:29 »
Santorini, 2015. Same spot - midday vs evening.
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Re: Urban Landscapes
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2016, 12:26:28 »
Minneapolis, 2015.
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Re: Urban Landscapes
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2016, 12:47:43 »
Bangalore, 2015. Shot from my balcony; foggy morning vs sunny afternoon.
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Re: Urban Landscapes
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2016, 12:48:21 »
Along the southern coast of Norway there are many small quaint towns as pearl beads on a string. They rose to importance during the tall ship period starting around 16th all the way up to end of the 19th century. Large amounts of native resources such as timber, metals, and fish, were exported to European ports and beyond. In modern times these towns declined into insignificance and their  populations diminished rapidly. However, in particular in the years following WW 2, many face a revival during the summers as venues for tourism and pleasure crafts. The old woodwork buildings were restored from decay and again painted fresh in the original white. We call them the "White Towns". Wood buildings rarely are older than from the 16th century mainly due to the many fires occurring over the years. It has become custom now to rebuild houses in a replica style so as to preserve the overall atmosphere once prevailing in these maritime-influenced ports.

The photo shows the inner harbour and fashionable quarters of Risør, one of the most typical of these "White Towns". The row of buildings along the quay in the background is collectively known as Solsiden ('The Sunny Side') and once were residences and warehouses for the old trading companies.