Hamburg - The Dockland on the River Elbe

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    The Dockland Office Building - Hamburg, Germany.

    Probably one of the most interesting contemporary office building in Europe, this building sits directly on the river Elbe in Hamburg’s harbor. They say it resembles the bow of a huge ship when seen on its long side.

    The architectural firm of Bothe, Richter and Teherani has planted their futuristic construction right next door to Hamburg’s fish market as well as the new, classy waterfront neighborhood that includes restaurants, bars, cafes and clubs.

    Since the Dockland office building sits mostly on the water, the land had to be reclaimed on a grand scale, which meant a lot of soil needed to be shifted around.

    Not really my favorite area to be walking around by myself at this time of the day, as it was a long and rather dark walk from the closest station. Amazingly enough, I came back to this site three times in two days, if only to convince myself that I needed this shot.

    Camera | Lens: Nikon D700; 24-70mm f/2.8;
    Exposure: 25.0 sec; Aperture: f/16: ISO: 100: Focal Length: 24mm;
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    1. Raymond Larose -> [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous color!

    2. Eddy D. [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

      this is so beautiful. i can't say enough of your photography. need to teach me. have a great and wonderful day Yen.

    3. Travis-Allen 49 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot - love the reflection and the contrast of the colors

    4. Mark Bonica 49 months ago | reply

      beautiful reflection - amazing subject.

    5. saintcreature 49 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Global Civilization, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. Laurent T (aka thery_lg) 49 months ago | reply

      I like this angle more tahn on your previous shot - it gives a better idea of the building. Nice shot!

    7. Moyan_Brenn (back soon, sorry for not commenting) 49 months ago | reply

      yes you did it dear Rainpriel!

      another splendid blue hour photo! good reflection too! and very good highlight management as well!

      bye!! and happy easter!

    8. ~ Floydian ~  49 months ago | reply

      Hamburg has a lot to offer and you show that in a wonderful photographic way. Love those clouds on top, but also that tiny bit of warm light just underneath it....very delicate and fine work Yen.

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    9. ( 49 months ago | reply

      What a perfect shot once again. We seem to miss each other: If Hamburg, Paris, Berlin oder London; we are never there at the same time...

    10. Bill Hansen Photography 49 months ago | reply

      A rather unique building. Great capture.

    11. gab_79 49 months ago | reply

      And it looked like a ship in the preview!! Well done... great colors as usual

    12. Sam Antonio Photography 49 months ago | reply

      It does look like a part of a huge cruise ship!

    13. Rex M Photography [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

      wow, amazing shot yen!

    14. SothyEng 49 months ago | reply

      This is beautiful Yen. I love the reflections. Your night shots are just speechless. Well done. Sothy

    15. Aubrey Stoll 49 months ago | reply

      beautiful work and nice composition. Love the exposure control of the light in the windows.

    16. 49 months ago | reply

      Fantastic stuff. Lovely reflections, great night shot!
      I use pretty much the same equipment :)


    17. 54StorminWillyGJ54 46 months ago | reply

      beautiful reflection - amazing shot.

    18. FotosausHamburg 44 months ago | reply

      Sehr schön gestaltete Bilder.
      Ich habe mich hier gerne umgeschaut
      Weiter so….

      Michael - Die freundliche Foto-Community

    19. spityHH 34 months ago | reply

      Very nice picture from my hometown!

      I live very close to the Dockland. There´s our former fishing harbour.

      Greetigs from Hamburg

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