The golden spire

At first, I only showed the first image and a little quiz “what do you think is special about this image?” Well, it’s a night photo as can be seen on the second image in original brightness, which has been slightly modified in brightness and contrast (with Corel PhotoPaint’s automatic function):

golden spire (bright) golden spire
(click for large versions)

From the right, the moon is glaring into the photo, the elongated dots in the sky are stars which actually moved that far within the 20 seconds of exposure – and that there are brighter parts on which the moon doesn’t shine directly is also caused by the street lights, of course.

The “disturbances” seen in the bright spire in the following detail and the stripes that can best be seen in the bright image above are caused by the (black) mosquito net through which the photo was taken:

golden spire (detail)


  1. SB

    Wenns auf der Schattenseite glänzt, ist es meist ein Fake, oder?

  2. P

    die goldene turmspitze? :mrgreen:

  3. c

    Ganz ohne Nachbearbeitung ist das Bild nicht, aber ein Fake, eine große Retusche? Nein, das nicht. :)

    Und die goldene Spitze ist durchaus echt… (naja, kaum echtes Gold, aber Messing glänzt auch schön, v.a. wenn’s noch neu ist).

  4. c

    Da hier sonst niemand mehr etwas sagen wollte, ist das Quizlein jetzt aufgelöst – siehe Beitrag oben…

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