Watching the boat marina and the sea from the top in Sidi Bou Said is simply irresistible especially when the strong light strikes upon the ripply water producing the silver effect.
A difficult situation to deal with - shooting direct into full sunlight aided by ND & polarising filters and underexposed by one stop to achieve a much more balance exposure while trying to retain as much detail as possible throughout the image.
The town is set up on a cliff overlooking the Gulf of Tunis and the Mediterranean Sea in the northern suburbs of Tunis, beyond the ancient ruins of Carthage. It's a very enjoyable place to explore with lots of photo opportunity..
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lousat (92978) 2014-07-29 2:05
Hi Abmdsudi,I been 8 times in Tunisia and this is a great gift to me! A magnificent view from the top of Sidi Bou Said marina,caught in a perfect exposure of the difficult but beautiful backlight! Bright colors too and fine detail despite the distance,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Nicou (144352) 2014-07-29 2:37
Fantastique vue plongeant sur ce port avec le bel alignement des bateaux quelle compo et image quelle vue le bleu clair et ce brillant en fond superbe.
Bravo et amitié
dkmurphys (60125) 2014-07-29 2:47
You sure did captured a wonderful reflection into the water. Very attractive panorama over the small port. Good work!
macjake (69245) 2014-07-29 5:32
oh yes, Sidi Bou Said! a place i'd love to return to some day. My travel partner at the time wasn't the most ideal photo partner to travel with if you know what i mean :)
you must have zoomed in quite alot to get this view, its a long way down that hill if i remember correctly.
i like how the water has light at the top but not so much along the bottom portion just to break it up a bit.
also, its a small point but an important one - the addition of the small branch at the top of the page. It breaks up the dead space, smart touch.
Fis2 (99832) 2014-07-29 6:34
A very interesting view.
Good POV and composition.
Very impressive water effekt.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-07-29 6:48
Shooting against the sun very difficult but you did a wonderful job with this ordinary scene made beautiful and sparkling. Good lighting control and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
I'll be posting another Singapore Air Force airplane in two days.
ikeharel (73007) 2014-07-29 7:31
shining sun-rays over water, added a metallic texture to half of pic. space, Abmdsudi. Contrast the other blue water half, filled with boats anchored.
marinas are always an intriguing subject, and the Mediterranean has them in abundance.
Good decision to add the branch on left upper top's, and side's - it gave extra scale on the scnery.
Cricri (120645) 2014-07-29 10:24
Un joli retour en Tunisie, belle vue plongeante sur le port, la couleur bleu de la mer et le fond si brillant rend la scène particulière et magnifique
pajaran (61950) 2014-07-29 10:42
Lep pogled na luku sa camcima ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazana luka sa camcima i trenutak sa refleksom svetla na malim talasima.
Lepa luka i camci.
Nice view of the harbor with a boats ...
Good video and contrast nicely demonstrated harbor with boats and a moment of light reflectance in small waves.
Beautiful harbor and boats.
All the best.
Noel_Byrne (31678) 2014-07-29 11:59
A fine view, and especially so with the water glinting in the sun like a pile of precious jewels, the composition is excellent, the diagonal line of the harbour wall breaking it into two distinct areas. I know this will sound really strange but as I look at all these little boats, they remind me of lots of pairs of shoes lined up! No idea why, my over active imagination.
Thanks as always,
Silvio1953 (145773) 2014-07-29 14:37
Ciao Abndsudi, great POV on beautiful harcour, lovely composition with a lot of boats, fantastic light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
PiotrF (18948) 2014-07-29 15:59
Nice view of this small marina, very attractive perspective for this presentation. Perspective and depth are perfect taken. Wonderful picture with excellent colours and sharpness.
mcmtanyel (24079) 2014-07-29 20:49
What an abrupt transition from the blue waters to the silver reflections of the sun! I am impressed by the dynamic range of the sensor which handled the transition quite well. A very pleasant image!
rychem (37487) 2014-07-29 21:13
Great view of this marina from a hight POV, this shot against the light caused silver colors on the water, very nice idea
shreya2000 (2615) 2014-07-29 23:32
A normal picture posted by you. I like the line of the boats.
adramad (46548) 2014-07-30 9:02
Superb composition with wide panoramic harbor, from a high point, great sea the nice contrast between the blue of the foreground, and the light shines in the background that give the water, an effect such as silver.
Nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I like it
Enjoy a nice day.
Didi (60588) 2014-07-30 10:03
Well done for this very good backlights on the silver sea
Very good control of the exposure
nikkitta (17066) 2014-07-30 11:37
New and creative way to compose a marine landscape, the sun shining at the back makes or produces a quite eye catching silver effect on the waters
Like also that you manage some to add vegetation as a kind of frame
Good also capture from a high point, it help to have a full view of the port
Excellent, as always, tfs
Oceania (5202) 2014-07-31 7:00
This picture is fabulous with a bird-eye's view. The water is like plated with silver. It must be the top vacation destination in Tunisia. Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful picture.
Graal (103032) 2014-07-31 9:51
nice view of yacht port. It's remind for me like from Monaco. Amazing game of light on water. Good shot.
Have a nice evening.
ourania (47206) 2014-08-02 9:17
a packed but neat and lovely marina, a pleasant place for a walk and a very interesting theme to photograph. You found a very intriguing point of view and used it most effectively. I like very much how the marina fills most of the frame, leaving the upper part to the gorgeous reflections of the sunlight. You really did an excellent work with your filtres and underexposure, achieving marvelous clarity and beautiful colours under very challenging lighting conditions. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
claudeD (39661) 2014-08-03 10:59
you have done here a perfect fotojob to realize an impressive picture. You have done a very good light managment because as you say this wasn't esasy at all. Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
adores (45717) 2014-08-07 16:03
This is a very famous marina and Sidi Bou Said is a really beautiful place. I like the composition and the reflection of the light on the water.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (55226)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NIKON D200, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 100 RAW, Octagon 77mm ND4
- Exposure: f/22, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-29 1:54