On the coast of Dalmatia, Trogir is a small walled medieval town on an island connected to the mainland by a small bridge. On the other side of the island another bridge connects the town to the bigger island of Ciovo.
Trogir actually dates back to the 3rd century BC, a Greek settlement called Tragyrion. When the Romans took over, it became Tragurium until destruction by the Saracens in 1123. Its continuous history dates back to Hungarian and then Venetian rule in the 14th and 15th centuries. Since 1997 it has been a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Inside the city walls there is a labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets. This shot is just one example. There is another in the WS
ISO500, FL 28mm,
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Valerka (8171) 2008-07-07 2:03
Nice idea to show us this romantic street showing the influence of the Mediterranean architectural style.
A cosy street where the extended wire shows the link with modernity.
snunney (98253) 2008-07-07 2:24
A good capture of this little street with its fine doorway at the end. The tree and plant make an excellent foil for the old stones, whilst the cobbles lead the eye to the star of the show. Good natural colours and excellent clarity.
Tue (36234) 2008-07-07 2:52
A lovely impression of this narrow street in this town, presented in an excellent vertical composition. The light is pleasant and gives the colours a nice, soft touch and adds a peaceful atmosphere to the photo. Sharpness is superb, excellent work!
andante (7092) 2008-07-07 3:14
HI KAth, love the way you have taken advantage of the alley to frame the door on the back. Excellent use of the S?H tool to bring-out the texture of the stone.
skippy007 (12510) 2008-07-07 3:21
Hi Kath, Excellent quality, These little medieval towns with their narrow paved streets are very beautiful & interesting. The greenery adds contrast, colour & interest. The detail, light & depth are good. Love those window shutters.
danyy (0) 2008-07-07 3:30
une phot forte en contrastes, un peu comme un dessin avec de magnifiques couleurs. Un post-traitement sans doute ?
Excellent POV et cadrage et de bonnes lumières bien équilibrées.
Jonas_Schmitt (3074) 2008-07-07 4:18
I like your idea a lot and the way you present it, is great. A wonderful composition with the little street, the plants, the walls and the window, I like this a lot...Simple but really really nice! The green plants are really "refreshing" between those very special walls, very good. I also like the WS a lot, very well done!
Best regards and have a nice day,
Floydian (30970) 2008-07-07 4:54
Bright image with lot's of detail on the brick wall. the perspective depth is very nice composed, brings depth a a very good focalpoint in the back. These streets are indeed very narrow...were do these people park their car? ;-)
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2008-07-07 6:39
I love little alleys like that, especially with such wall and the texture. I like the fine details. Good image.
Dyerco (10185) 2008-07-07 6:56
I always enjoy these types of scenes as it begs the question "What's around the corner?" Nicely exposed and well presented.
Paolo (41222) 2008-07-07 7:25
Beautifl one Kath, a simple urban view, with the typical architecture of the old venetian cities on the dalmatian coast.
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-07-07 8:10
Nice catch from this narrow street.
Your choice for vertical format is very good here, nice job too on light,
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2008-07-07 8:41
Hi, Kath -
Both this picture and the WS one are fascinating shots, but I think this one lacks something; it looks a little bit washed out. I think lowering Brightness about 2% would give it a bit more snap. It does give a nice sense of the narrow, old feel of the town.
delkoo (68) 2008-07-07 9:17
This is a pleasant scene; the moment of capture was good because of the reasonably soft light , i am just a bit disturbed by the wire on the top of the photo.
in any case a good one.
Cricri (118835) 2008-07-07 10:32
Un charme cette ruelle étroite joliment garnie d'un banc, de plante et d'arbre, belle lumiére et netteté excellente, intéressante celle en Ws
josepmarin (58357) 2008-07-07 11:44
You have caught skilfully the medieval environment in these alleys, in a capture that shows us a nice corner where the old stones, the green leaves and the blue sky, they combine artistically to offer us a beautiful image. The vertical format is perfect.
dareco (17134) 2008-07-07 15:34
Both of these pictures are beautiful!! I like the architecture and colors. The detail is superb! A very pretty place! TFS and have a happy day!
gneufeld (15890) 2008-07-07 19:38
Lovely lovely detailed architecture. Wow, I love the depth and the intricate details here. Great idea well presented. TFS. Gerald PS, on your D300, are you using the Active D Lighting feature and if so, is it truly effective in addressing problems of wide dynamic range - dealing with over bright and dark areas in an image as part of capturing the shot? Just wondering? Gerald
Graal (102752) 2008-07-07 23:51
beautiful backstreet, interesting old architecture. Fine composed image in of the vertical format. Good work. I like it.
trekks (14348) 2008-07-08 2:43
Nice capture of architecture. Good note description.
Street shots are always interesting, esp if they show us living conditions that are new to us. I wonder what are the reasons and attraction that make it a WH site?
bostankorkulugu (42426) 2008-07-08 3:21
looks like cyprus to me... well all the mediterranean towns look alike somehow dont they... the water pipe is a bit annoying but the rest is enough to save the shot kath... all the best...
stego (24132) 2008-07-08 3:44
It's a lovely little alley. They may have little space, but they don't give up having a fig tree and a small palm tree. The compo is wonderful and the light management and sharpness are truly amazing. One would expect that the alley would be quite dark and I almost fear to touch the screen on top of the walls fearing that I'll get hurt by the roughness of the stones. :-)
kadirim (879) 2008-07-08 8:44
Merhaba dear Kath
Wonderful lovely stone houses and road.Wonderful wooden door and naturel colours.
rodgerg (55767) 2008-07-08 8:54
I visited Trogir in .... 1973 ! Your photo is dus a memory for me, thanks for this memory.
A very nice photo with good use of vertical format, good contrast and colors of house's rocks very well collected.
** to morrow
carper (96) 2008-07-08 9:26
a pleasant shot here Kath,
good details fine light and well composed, good photojob here, I like it, have a nice evening.
Royaldevon (38471) 2008-07-08 12:49
This compact, vertical format gives a good impression of the tall, narrow alleyway.
Excellent details of the walls, the cobbles and the focal point, the door.
The vegetation is useful in softening and lightening the very angular setting.
It looks a wonderful, historic place to visit!
steliosk (4802) 2008-07-08 16:01
hmm this one tricked me a bit, I like the POV yeah, however some small and annoying details could be left out with clone stamp. I'm talking about the cables on top and some lines not need to be shown. I've run out of workshops to create you a quick one here, but I think you got the idea.
Another thing you might consider is the perspective of the wide angle view.
Try Filter -> Distort -> Lens correction, and put a negative value I'd say around -10 to the vertical perspective setting. That will straighten your image a bit, don't forget to apply sharpness afterwards if needed.
Did you clarified this one? or is it the stones that vivid?
Nice shot, like I said before, I like the POV much here, the 2 open windows are the strongest part in my opinion.
robiuk (10807) 2008-07-08 16:54
Looking at this image and thinking of why you've chosen
this particular street (this type of narrow streets have
their unique name, did you know?), I can see how much
you liked your visit to Trogir! (btw, seems strange that
you used name Trogia when placing the town in the right
region, when the place is called Trogir like you say in the title - typo?).
I like your POV and have no complaint about technical
side of the photo. Cables are so common to the whole Croatian
coast that cloning them out would be a sin.
Love to see a familiar scene of what it seems to be a
fig tree growing out on the street from someone's
Good one in the WS as well!
jusninasirun (17162) 2008-07-08 17:21
Hello Kath, I like this composition in tall frame of the narrow lane leading to the wooden door. The texture of both walls are attractive with the plant and the view of the blue sky. Very good sharp image and well done. Best regards. Jusni
keribar (43841) 2008-07-08 21:12
A good one,because it is a dull day, and pictures of houses come out so well in these days.
The reddish door bearks the monotony of colors, and the tree brings some depth too -
Best - Izzet
gilou530 (34) 2008-07-09 5:49
in this picture the clearness is splendid, she gives a lot of détails and gives the charm of this small street, the color are very natural well done
translate is not tarzan
crckt (7218) 2008-07-09 16:54
I really like this shot! The narrow street looks so warm and inviting. Very good framing, I like the tight crop.
zeca (19762) 2008-07-09 19:59
Very interesting and charming labyrinth. Colours and sharpness are very nice!
derek3755 (2341) 2008-07-10 4:40
nicely seen shot down this narrow alley, must have been quite dark considering you exposure values, and that you wwere also on ISO500. Nice details on the walls, and the plants add that litte bit of colour. TFS
mesutilgim (95050) 2008-07-10 13:21
Hi dear Kath,
Very nice pov and great capture. Amazing soft colors. Nice info's makes it a real TE entry.
TFS and best regards
Angshu (56750) 2008-07-10 21:01
Interesting framing option with the stone walls, framing the building in the BG with the arched wooden door. The feeling of 3 D is very clear here with the really narrow street..the details of the open windows is also something I like a lot. Well done!
plimrn (21344) 2008-07-13 23:41
Your very well-framed composition also benefits from your outstanding light management to capture a scene that any visitor to Europe sees and tries to capture...usually unsuccessfully.
The framing with the doorway completely filling the passage conveys the narrowness of the passage while the two plant bring life to the scene. Your light management gives us both the warm tones of the red stone and the contrasting greens of the plants. Well done!
goldyrs (136) 2008-07-16 21:00
This is an awesome shot, Kath!The POV simply perfectly chosen!
Buin (42466) 2008-07-17 0:37
This one I like very much! You managed the difficult light ver skillfully here. This really must be a remakable place - as the ws photo shows too.
Greetings from summerly Germany!
Greg1949 (9011) 2008-08-06 9:45
Kath, working my way through your gallery I found this gem. I love how you handle shadows, dark to be what they are but not so dark as to bury the detail within. Best of all the light sky is properly exposed (they are so often overexposed) and the framing didn't shy away from it. Great shot.
- Copyright: Kath Featherstone (feather) (51130)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-06-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 24-120mm AF-S, VR, RAW
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Croatia
- Date Submitted: 2008-07-07 1:58