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photoblog image Zürich's Limmat River

Z├╝rich's Limmat River


(From our Z├╝rich, Switzerland, trip last November.)

Last week I posted 3 images from Lake Z├╝rich.
Flowing out from the lake is this Limmat River
that runs through the city of Z├╝rich.
I was able to capture it here from the top of the Grossm├╝nster
church.


Z├╝rich's Limmat River


(From our Z├╝rich, Switzerland, trip last November.)

Last week I posted 3 images from Lake Z├╝rich.
Flowing out from the lake is this Limmat River
that runs through the city of Z├╝rich.
I was able to capture it here from the top of the Grossm├╝nster
church.


comments (53)

waooooww...amazing foto // A beautiful old city. The atmosphere is very comfortable. Nice Angle, Ginnie // Regards from Yogyakarta City, Indonesia //
Ginnie Hart: It is indeed a beautiful old city, Bram. I'd love to go back again some day. Thanks.
sepia works for me!
still in zurich?
Ginnie Hart: Yup, Ade, still in Zurich....well, the images are, but I'M not, of course (I'm in Atlanta). smile
That is s great view of a very spectacular looking city.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Michael: "According to several surveys from 2006 to 2008, Z├╝rich was named the city with the best quality of life in the world as well as the wealthiest city in Europe." I guess this is why!
  • rian
  • Mobile, US
  • 16 Mar 2009, 01:57
the view is really stunning from there.. this is beautiful.. grin
Ginnie Hart: It really is a spectacular city, Rian! Thanks.
  • alex
  • United States
  • 16 Mar 2009, 03:02
this one's a treat, ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Alex. It really is a treat of a city, for sure!
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 16 Mar 2009, 04:37
I'll never understand how cities are built right on the water like this. Your vantage point was a great one. It's wonderful to see places like this.
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing in days of yore the river was their lifeline, Sherri, for shipping to and from the city. It's one of the things I most love about Europe!
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 16 Mar 2009, 05:26
Just beautiful! This is a breathtaking shot of the rooftops.
Ginnie Hart: Whenever I can, Brian, I try to get a lofty vantage point like this in the cities of Europe. There is such a different feel from up on high. smile
wow! great shot!
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Dawn.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Mar 2009, 05:38
I know you were 'in heaven' to be able to be on the Grossm├╝nster Kirche, delightful view, so much to see,
geweldige kleurtonen, prachtig licht en de sepia is goed gekozen.
Sharp, spot on picture here, mijn lieve vriend.
Ginnie Hart: Since you aren't afraid of heights either, live vriend, we will have to find as many of these places as possible throughout the rest of our lives...and take lots of pictures. Will we have enough lifetimes? smile Ontzettend bedankt.
  • blackdog
  • the third stone from the sun
  • 16 Mar 2009, 06:01
Perfect diagonal for leading the eye into the heart of the city. Looks a lot better from up here than I remember on the ground ;o)
Ginnie Hart: The ground's not that bad either, Mike, as you know. But I sure do enjoy finding these vantage points from up high. It may take a lot of climbing but it's certainly worth it!
very nice
works for me
F4 is a strange choice...
any reasons?
Cheers
Rob
Ginnie Hart: Truth be known, Rob, I never fiddle with the F-stop except during time-lapsed shots! I always keep the camera on its most-light setting, especially on overcast days. But maybe that's the next area of learning for me...how to use the F-stop! Thanks for piquing my curiosity. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Mar 2009, 06:41
That's lovely Ginnie: your colour has all but disappeared
Ginnie Hart: One day all my color will come back and the whole world will be right awake before my very eyes. I'm guessing I'll shock everyone! smile
Great shot, like the clarity, and composition
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
Fine shot Ginnie. If it wasn't for the modern buildings in the background you wouldn't know this was now.
Ginnie Hart: That's what I love about the city centers of Europe, Bill. They are ageless!
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 16 Mar 2009, 08:22
Good one Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Vintage.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 16 Mar 2009, 08:24
Great shot Ginnie, love the tones you have used
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tony.
These old European cities are really beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: For me, Chad, they are totally soulful!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Mar 2009, 08:36
A lovely overview from the top of Gro├čm├╝nster - and I can detect so many details along the Limmat- a Swiss feeling is coming up and I remember my former journeys to Switzerland- but, sorry, not in sepia toning but in different colours- it was always summertime or autumn in reality and in my heart!
Ginnie Hart: One distant detail from this image will show up-close and personal on Wednesday, Philine. I wonder if you can guess which one? grin One day the color will come back to my images, and won't everyone be so surprised. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Mar 2009, 09:41
Love the high viewpoint here Ginnie - the whole city laid out at your feet!
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I am learning to make a bee-line for these high vantage points whenever I can, Ingrid. I'm addicted to them by now. smile
Superb shot Ginnie. I like the point of view.
Ginnie Hart: I love finding these high-up vantage points, Richard. You become a witness to the same thing in a different way!
great sepia tone GInnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Chantal.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Mar 2009, 10:06
Like the river...love the town, and the name of the church.

Superb image, Ginnie...as usual!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ray! It makes you realize why "According to several surveys from 2006 to 2008, Z├╝rich was named the city with the best quality of life in the world as well as the wealthiest city in Europe."
Very nice work Ginni. This looks like a nice city too
Ginnie Hart: "According to several surveys from 2006 to 2008, Z├╝rich was named the city with the best quality of life in the world as well as the wealthiest city in Europe." So, yes, Navin, it's a very nice city. smile
  • david
  • United States
  • 16 Mar 2009, 10:58
a terrific view...never been to zurich; looks good.
Ginnie Hart: "According to several surveys from 2006 to 2008, Z├╝rich was named the city with the best quality of life in the world as well as the wealthiest city in Europe." You'll have to go some day, David. smile
A brilliant view Ginnie..and again..great tones.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 16 Mar 2009, 12:06
Gorgeous light in this image. Love how you've captured the city sprawl from the river. Fantastic point-of-view.
Ginnie Hart: The city sprawl along the river is one of the things I love most about Europe, Marcie! Thanks.
The tones make this one just pop! Great stuff.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind Christopher. I do love these old cities of Europe!
A lovely vista set out below Ginnie, what a mix of old and new buildings in the far distance.
Ginnie Hart: I love views like this, Brian. Time stands still for me! smile
The haze adds depth to this fine view.
Ginnie Hart: Kinda like the polder, right, Wim?! grin
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 16 Mar 2009, 14:06
Wow, no wonder people cannot stop talking about Zurich after visiting it - there is so much to see! Every view is different, as is apparent from your pictures. This is a lovely cityscape, Ginnie. Really liking your post-processing. It has a slight ancient feel to it, but its apt for old, European cities I think. By the way, what is the reflection in the lake on the left? couldn't be the building?
Ginnie Hart: Wiki says: "According to several surveys from 2006 to 2008, Z├╝rich was named the city with the best quality of life in the world as well as the wealthiest city in Europe." So I guess that's why we can't stop talking about Zurich!

To tell you the truth, Mia, I've been trying to figure out those reflections as well. I think they ARE reflections but they sure are "different!"
  • Aussie
  • Cedar Vale
  • 16 Mar 2009, 14:23
Terrific view Ginnie. the sepia works very well with this image.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Aussie. It's a place you'll need to visit one day, if you haven't already!
A very subtle tint Ginnie ...and a lovely detailed image. richard
Ginnie Hart: You are in our hearts, dear Richard, as you grieve the loss of your dad. Thank you for stopping by once again, allowing life to move on....
  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Mar 2009, 15:10
you're becoming quite the landscape photographer aren't you ! Rob has a point though, i would have thought f/11 - f/22 would have sharpened the entire landscape for you which would have brought out even more detail.

miss talking to ya.

j x
Ginnie Hart: Well, landscapes have always intrigued me, Johnny, especially when they include cities! But about that F-stop thing...I must be honest and say that when I'm not using a tripod, I do not experiment with it at all. In fact, I don't have much of a clue about it and its use (except for time-lapsed shots). So you and Rob have both got me curious about how to figure that all out! Thanks, Bro. smile
encore un superbe contraste de cette ville une belle r├ęussite j'aime beaucoup A+
Ginnie Hart: You're always so encouraging, Patrick. Merci.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 16 Mar 2009, 18:15
Oh Ginnie, I love this. Great view over the town and the sepia touch is so right for this. Well captured and processed.
Ginnie Hart: It's one of the magnificent cities of the world for sure, Frida. Thanks.
  • Ilan
  • Israel
  • 16 Mar 2009, 18:40
What a beautiful city.
With that processing it looks like the photo was taken somewhere in 1850 or so...
Amazing!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ilan. I have just left you a comment about your trip to Barcelona. Now THAT is a city to see, every bit as wonderful, if not more so, than Zurich, IMHO!!
A great view of the town : A postcard ! Bravo
Ginnie Hart: Everything I saw was like a postcard image for me, Zeb. smile Merci.
  • Ian
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Mar 2009, 22:46
Ah! So Mia was the first to ask about the reflections! (I'd been looking for an answer to that question myself) - I think it's the sun (from the left-rear) reflecting on those open windows (six pairs per row!! - I know, how sad: I counted) in the bldg by the van, yeah?

As for the picture proper ... it's wonderful, Ginnie! I love the brown tones, and the subject matter (the architecture) is awesome. Great shot!
Ginnie Hart: I think you may be totally right, Ian, about those reflections. I can't see any other explanation, so THANK YOU!
This photo can be yours, Ginnie! wink
Ginnie Hart: I definitely accept it as mine, Jos├ę Angel. Guilty as charged. I take full responsibility. grin
very nice, the sepia makea it an "old style"picture. I hope you are doing OK Ginnie? I think of you -and our day together in Holland- with good memories, as a pleasure.

Take care. JoAnn/Holland
Ginnie Hart: Dank je wel voor jouw lieve woorden, JoAnn. I plan to be back in The Netherlands THIS YEAR! Maybe we will be able to meet up again one day.
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 17 Mar 2009, 01:15
Someday, Ginnie, you must divulge the secret of all these wonderful tones... wink
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhhhh, it's not a secret at all, Larry, but only a bit complicated if you don't have CS3. Let me know if you have it and I can explain the steps, gladly.
d├ęcid├ęment, je ne sai spas comment tu fais, mais tes photos sont d'une beaut├ę ... c'est magnifique!
Ginnie Hart: You always make my day, O-P. Merci!
thanks to share..great panorama!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Dabobabo, for stopping by and commenting. Welcome to SC!
Wow, legendary shot! Beautiful processing! Congrats!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Robert, for stopping by and commenting!
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 17 Mar 2009, 20:44
truly a beautiful scenery ginnie! i've never been to switzerland but this photo makes me want to go so bad, it will look very nice on a postcard, excellent work with the color scheme!
Ginnie Hart: I hope you can sometime go, Liang. Maybe a gift for graduating from Law School?! smile
You have a style of your own I love the tone you give to your photos.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Albert. That means a lot.
Never been to Zurich, but this image sure makes me want to go on a walkabout smile Lovely composition and sepia tones.
Ginnie Hart: Walkabouts are great fun in cities like this, Fotografa! That's one of the reasons why I love Europe so much.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Mar 2009, 22:42
Shouting from the roof tops!!
Great shot musketeer!!smile
Ginnie Hart: It sure is good to see you, Tracy. I keep thinking about you and your eyes! Thanks so stopping by!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Mar 2009, 05:55
Oh, i walked there and there. Have a picture of that building. And BTW I see an upcoming erection in the background.
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Louis. You do know how to read my mind. grin
  • martie
  • United States
  • 19 Mar 2009, 21:42
Ginnie - I love the processing here. It makes for a very comforting mood somehow!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Martie!
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 23 Mar 2009, 15:44
Had to come back and likey this image smile I've been meaning to
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhhhh. You are such a sweetheart, Mia. Thank you!!
Wow.
Nice tones Ginnie, and a nice town, I've never been there.
Ginnie Hart: It's well worth the visit, Gabor, if you ever have the chance. Thanks for stopping by again.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 13 Apr 2009, 13:07
I've been there before and now I believe I've never really "saw" it...you're so good in turning each place into something special...
Ginnie Hart: You should talk, Woman!

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