In terms of picturesque places Sighnaghi tops everything in Georgia.
At least according to my personal opinion. I’m very surprised not to find more pictures of this town on TE.
Here are three more photos of its scenic streets, two of which are located in the same area and one in another district.
Despite the fact that Sighnaghi is one of the more visited places in the country, the streets are pretty calm.
And I really haven’t waited until everyone was out of sight :)
Situated in the province Kakheti in the east of Georgia, Sighnaghi is one of the smaller towns of the country.
It is beautifully situated on a hilltop and most of its buildings date from the 18th or the 19th century.
Recently this town has been renovated and it aims to attract many visitors.
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npecanhuk (75422) 2014-02-09 15:23
Picturesque details indeed and a very beautiful picture too! Many elements that are so eye-catching like that arch on the left, with the triangle shadow on it and the highlighted building in the bg! On the right the two towers aginst that blue sky!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & grey & white borders, chosen pov, contrasts and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Have a very good week,
Waylim (25502) 2014-02-09 17:04
Very picturesque it is. It feels like stepping back in time, I can almost see or expect they prince and princess on a horse carriage to gallop through the city gate. Lovely light, good color, good quality image. and very nice POV and the house fit perfectly through the opening of the gate.
imageme (1790) 2014-02-09 17:35
Hi Paul, Beautiful landscape with such old architecture built on slope. Everything is in details and nice light too. Wonderful POV and DOF which demonstrated by the arch gate and the house across. The round castle top missing a princess and down on the ground missing a prince with white horse and it could be love story of Romeo and Juliet. Thank for sharing
jcpix (13930) 2014-02-09 19:48
I don't think Georgia as a whole has enough pictures here on TE, and you've done the country a wonderful service by posting yours with such great quality and informative detail. I've now seen and learned more than ever expected from this, dare I say, relatively unknown location. I've enjoyed getting to know it much better through your photos...and here's case in point, another beautiful and well planned composition depicting the picturesque nature of this town. Balanced in light and element, detailed and easy to visually absorb. Nicely done once again! Enjoy the week ahead. Take care.
Corry (4508) 2014-02-09 20:29
Très beau point de vue sur cette porte fortifiée avec la rue qui descend dans le village. Bon cadrage. Belles couleurs contrastantes. Bien fait.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-02-09 22:38
Hello Paul - This does indeed look like a very pretty place, what strikes me is how clean and quiet it is and I can see why the locals think it has something to offer visitors. Your composition makes excellent use of the attractive arch attached to the little round tower as we get of small inviting glimpse of what lies beyond. The stone work is attractively captured and I note the fig tree so I guess the climate in this area is quite mild. A good instructive series of shot from the location. Warm Regards Rosemary
emka (97533) 2014-02-09 22:54
It looks very picturesque indeed. Excellent composition with the arch of a gate, the house nicely position in it, fantastic view of the old walls. Lovely shot.
I am back from Baltic countries. I enjoyed my trip and now I can't wait for Caucasus.
have a nice week
bukitgolfb301 (41820) 2014-02-09 23:28
Hi dear Paul, how are you?
Sorry for my no contact as so busy recently
This is alsoso well and wisely considered farmework image via very sharp and clear presentation. Perfect shot at all!
All the best and have a good new week! TAKERO
carlo62 (48205) 2014-02-10 0:15
il titolo descrive bene la sensazione che si ha guardando questo scatto, pittoresco.
La tua composizione è da cartolina, tre elementi molto belli, avrò, torre e campanile, Isotta un bel cielo e con ottima qualità.
dta (77972) 2014-02-10 0:17
Bonjour Paul ,
Une architecture riche et séduisante , et une image parfaitement composée , sous un très bel éclairage : Une parfaite "première" pour cette jolie localité .
Romano46 (18472) 2014-02-10 1:32
ancora Georgia e ancora una bella fotografia da ricordare per i colori vivaci e saturi e per la bella composizione.
Eccellenti contrasti e nitidezza.
Ciao e buona settimana
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2014-02-10 5:32
The sharpness and the clarity is impressive, as the light and the colours. Informative your note too. Well done
m (0) 2014-02-10 9:04
it's very picturesque and as far as colors are concerned it's perfect! Love when there's so much sun around. Lovely scenery very well taken and presented!
Thanks and best wishes!
nikkitta (17066) 2014-02-10 15:23
Quite agree with you, pinturesque, stoped in time and with few people, not to wait for them to go is just great and add atractive at the place
Like the way you present it with the arch in a way of frame for another house
Well done, enjoy your posts from this not so known country
vjmite (4216) 2014-02-10 17:39
A nice sharp photo of this lovely old town. Good light on the old stone walls, showing the details well. The view through the arch adds depth to the photo.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-02-10 22:57
what an amazing spot you chose for this photo. Everything seems to be carefully planned and the whole picture is very beautifully composed. The chunky tower with some city wall gives very strong foreground which is nicely counterbalanced by the rest of the architecture shown on the second plan.
There is very nice depth in here and I love the little arch which leads further into the photo.
Great colors, sharpness and well managed light.
Thanks for sharing
jhm (152860) 2014-02-11 3:06
Beste Paul, ik heb niet kunnen antwoorden op uw laatst schrijven, maar uw foto's zijn perfect, ook uw eerste van uw werkshop foto's met de straat.
We krijgen echt weinig van dit kwaliteit op TE te zien.
Het onderwerp blijft boeien door uw reis aan ons te laten zien.
heel mooi perspectief beeld met een schitterend onderwerp.
Heel mooi gedaan, bedankt.
Groeten uit Oost-Vlaanderen
holmertz (52656) 2014-02-11 6:08
This is an almost perfect composition, showing a church tower, part of the city wall and a civilian building very nicely seen through the vault. Technically this is outstandning and the colours are beautifully saturated. If there had been a person walking up the street this would have been totally perfect. Nevertheless I would have been totally satisfied with taking this photo myself. The workshop pictures provide more interesting information about this pleasant-looking but not really over-populated town.
rychem (35979) 2014-02-11 8:46
Great architecture, impressive defensive walls, excellent photo in your beautiful series, very well done
ourania (45366) 2014-02-11 10:12
a very picturesque, interesting and lovely aspect of this charming Georgian town. I like very much the details, textures and colours of the old structures and the way the bright blue sky sets them off. You considered the foreground very well for the balance of your composition and the deep view through the arch is pleasing and enticing. You managed light and colours very well and I also like the contrast and additional frame provided by the shadow. I enjoyed very much the views and details of the workshop pictures too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
PS Thank you so much for the information (a little travelogue, really) regarding Yemen and daily life and habits there. I appreciate it very much!
jemaflor (97197) 2014-02-11 10:43
Un angle intéressant avec ces tours et ce porche à travers lequel on aperçoit cette façade, belle lumière et bon rendu des teintes. Excellente netteté également.
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-02-11 11:20
Lovely composition of the picturesque Sighnaghi.Truly very sharp and crisp.Very well captured with good lighting.Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
mesutilgim (95248) 2014-02-11 11:29
We are continuening the learn Georgia throught yoer lens !
This capture of city walls is also very nice.
How I'd wished to have those beautiful cobblestone pavements instead of those ugly asphalt coatings ! Nice framing and interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
chrislo (4155) 2014-02-11 14:38
Mooi gekozen standpunt waardoor we een echt kijkje krijgen op drie verschillende architectuurstijlen : de middeleeuwse toren, de klassieke stijl kerk en het eigentijdse huis dat mooi gekaderd is door de oude poort. De kasseien dragen wel bij tot de authenticiteit en de ouderwetse charme van deze stad, en het perspectief nodigt de toeschouwer uit de straat af te gaan. Verder is de foto ook prachtig belicht, met mooie verzadigde kleuren, zoals het hoort. Een heel mooie compositie.
ikeharel (71355) 2014-02-12 7:25
Good evening Paul,
Superbly chosen the POV, with great view under the arch on left side, fortified tower of the old wall and a church tower in beautiful brown tone on right.
Depth through the gate and fine clarity, all culminate to a well done photojob.
Sonata11 (33795) 2014-02-12 10:28
Beautiful composition of medieval architecture. Well done and a nice to look at. Wonderfully executed image. Like it.
Best regards, Barbara
mirosu (16227) 2014-02-13 3:07
I like the overall photo arrangement with the larger tower in foreground and the tall church tower in the background, but what is attracting me a most is the brilliant view through the arch to the nice house behind. Really excellent. Well done.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-02-15 0:35
nice and characteristc buildings, good contrast of colors and sharpness.
batalay (38821) 2014-02-15 7:08
I like very much the composition, with the arch of the gateway framing a well lit scene. It is sharp with excellent depth-of-field, the stoneworks as sharp as the distant buidings. Have a good weekend.
Schnappilic (9690) 2014-02-16 2:45
Beautiful presentation of this medieval village. The frame is carefully made. Congratulations!
Gigidusud (21147) 2014-02-16 3:02
Excellent cadrage et très bon point de vue sur ce magnifique village. La lumière sur les pierres et du plus bel effet. J'aime beaucoup!
photoray (13981) 2014-02-16 7:30
Appealing rock entry tower along with its arch and cobblestone street. Then another elaborate gothic tower in the background. Certainly looks like a historical fun place.
Noel_Byrne (31116) 2014-02-16 8:23
This is a beautiful composition, my eyes don't know where to look as there is so much to enjoy! The tower on the right leads down on a beautiful diagonal to the view through the archway, and the buildings all have such wonderful textures with the stones looking like I could feel them if I touch the screen. All taken under the most beautiful blue sky and perfect light. Cheers for a beauty of a shot.
All the best
claudeD (38684) 2014-02-16 9:01
very good picture very well composed to show this interesting old architecture under excellent sharpnnes and clarity.I like the view really very much.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
Cricri (119427) 2014-02-16 10:58
Belle construction de cette image, la lumière et des couleurs merveilleuses, une architecture différentes et intéressantes , belle présentation, aussi celle en WS
mkamionka (36711) 2014-02-17 7:23
beautiful presentation from this lovely town. I like the vivid eye catching colors. Remarkable is you attention to detail: with the sharp roof directly on the centre under the arch. Everything well thought through.
adramad (45554) 2014-02-18 7:20
A fantastic composition with huge contrasts, the tower and the arched entrance, reminds me of European medieval buildings, while the tower you see to the right, putting the exotic oriental touch, the greenness of the fig tree on the right is a nice touch of the Mediterranean flora.
Very good brightness and sharpness, with beautiful colors.
Well seen and done better. I love it.
Have a good day.
cornejo (42285) 2014-02-18 11:46
Hi Paul, I like this nice shot of this beautiful composition with interesting entrance to this villa, beautifully captured in this interesting image with good framing, good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Very nice and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
COSTANTINO (65198) 2014-02-20 9:54
you must pulish a book with all those
different pictures and ancient monuments
shot with the greatest lightness and sharpness
your composition makes an excellent use of this
welldone and wellseen
ChrisJ (113921) 2014-02-20 19:00
Good density levels with excellent exposure in both the highlights and shadows and with superb sharpness and nice warm cold color contrasts of the reddish yellow stone against the blue sky. The arch at left framing the bg scene is also superb. Tfs!
macjake (67748) 2014-02-22 10:33
yes, the WS photo #2 really does show off the history, the stones, the calmness, the tranquil mood of this town - just as you say.
amazing how the stones have lasted so long and for so many years.
were you able to go up that tower on the right? I always enjoy doing that!
good peek-a-boo shot with the arch too.
thanks for the ws photos
jmdias (64384) 2014-06-01 14:43
very nice framing catching well the gate, ramparts and that tower with its typical style. nice quality of image. TFS this other view of this not so seen country.