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So much to see, so much to do!
This takes me to a place I want to be, I feel the cold, I can see my breath in the air, I hear my feet crunching on the snow underneath.
For any piece of art to work it has to transport the viewer to the place it belongs, you have to feel what the artist feels and in this case it works.
The clarity is perfect and the focal point is wonderful with the church taking centre stage, the drag from the camera lens to the outer edge gives the viewer another angle to look at.
All in all an image I would be proud to have taken <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt="" title=" (Smile) - "/>
From the first view, this stunning photo of the historical centre of Kőszeg caught my attention between the newest #The-Scenery submissions in my message box. It is the strong contrast and the extreme perspective that make this picture an outstanding eye-catcher even in the thumbnail.
This panorama gives me an unfamiliar picture of Hungarian architecture. The curvy deformation of the panorama technique and also the strong twilight sky due to the HDR processing give the whole scenery a surreal complexion. I guess that the effect wouldn't be half as intense at another time of day and season. The fact that no people can be seen makes it appear still more eldrich, it is supposable that you achieved this by either a long exposure, making moving people disappear, or the Anti-Ghost mode enabled in HDR or panorama processing, which removes the small differences between the different shots.
While the Sacred Heart Church in the center of the picture looks most like taken from a fairytale, it does not get the viewers exclusive attention because the row of houses on the right gets higher in the foreground. On the other hand, you have chosen a very vibrant detail of this winterly cityscape because the roofs of the houses roughly form a diagonal from the bottom-left corner to the upper-right corner. This kind of greater form makes the composition attractive, you have reached this by the deformation of the panorama and the low horizon. There is also an exciting unbalance to the right. The wide angle gives the viewer the impression of being torn into the middle of the scenery. In spite of the curvy transformations, you have managed to keep the vertical lines straight, which is remarkable too.
I already mentioned that the strong colors in the sky emphasize the fairytale appearance of the picture. Although the HDR processing decreases the shadows and highlights, the sky gets brighter towards the church in the center and this intensifies the role of this area as the central focus of the picture. And by the way, I must say that I personally just love this bright peach tone next to the blue sky. The sky can show to advantage because the colors of the buildings are more muted and range from redish brown to green, earth tones after all.
Although I can't give full rating for its originality, I can't really find fault with this cityscape. I regard this as an absolutely successful photographic work in terms of both technique and composition. I like both what you have captured and how you have captured it and I hope many other people will appreciate exploring Kőszeg in this picture.