Tuesday, 3 February 2009

The old town of Fredrikstad

The best preserved fortress town in the nordic countries is both vivid, charming and very interesting.
















In these pictures, I have used topaz adjust filter and converted to black white.

19 comments:

Garden Angel said...

Så koselig det så ut der da!
Jeg har aldri vært der selv..
Er nok mange perler rundt omkring i overkommelig avstand, bare man vet om de.
Dere er jo så flinke til å dra litt rundt på tur dere.

Flotte bilder her hos deg!
Ha en fortsatt fin uke!
Hilsen nabo`n(",)

donnie said...

super - great tones, light and glistening roads

Anne-Berit said...

Veldig fine bilder,og de passer så godt til å være i svart/hvitt akkurat fordi de er derfra.

RuneE said...

En artig variant - gjør du ren ren konvertering, eller bruker du PS sin spesielle fargejusteringsmulighet? (Det gjorde jeg i min post forleden)

Gärdsmygen said...

Gamla stan i svart/vitt är perfekt.

Rune said...

Nok et knippe med flotte bilder John. Herlige i s/h. Mangler ikke på motiver der ser det ut til. :)

___________
Antall ”Mazdaer” kommer an på antall mm man har på linsa, hehe.

mononeil said...

A wonderful set of images that's captures the town. The second one is the best composition to me. Nice one.

Tricia said...

Absolutely gorgeous b&w's - I want to take photos w/ that kind of depth! I love them!

magiceye said...

oh wow! they are all classics!!!

Esther Garvi said...

Fantastiska bilder!
Älskar stads & gatu bilder, och dessa blev kanon i svartvitt!

Varma hälsningar från Afrika,
Esther

PS: Jodå, hissen upp till restaurangen/baren på Radisson SAS är värt mödan. Din kamera skulle säker kunna haffa några bra bilder genom glasrutorna!

Mary said...

Such beautiful tones in these, and I just love those old buildings and cobblestones streets -- wonderful!

chrome3d said...

It´s a real poem for the cobble stones. They are so magnificent in the rain but annoyingly slippery sometimes.

Amanda said...

What beautiful photography! I love the detail in your shots..

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Just amazing photos! Perfect tones.

Lilli & Nevada said...

I love cobblestone streets, i am truly amazed how clean this looks, not a leaf or paper or debrie. unbelievable

raf said...

You have chosen well, John, to make this series B&W. Outstanding and what a fine old town it is.

Sue said...

Awesome!

Titania said...

I love "old". The cobbled streets and the well preserved houses are captivating. The photos really depict the different time, as there are also not many people around, I saw one person and one bike. One can nearly hear the stillness of the town in your pictures.

Dusty Lens said...

Fantastic black and white photos! Excellent tones throughout!