Roofs of Vis Town
Vis is an island in central Dalmatia. Of all the inhabited Croatian islands, it is the farthest from the coast. It has an area of 90 km2 and a population of about 3600 inhabitants (2001). The main economic activities are agriculture (especially wine production), fishery and, without surprise, tourism. The two main settlements are Vis (or sometime called Vis Town to avoid confusion) located in a protected bay on the north-east of the island, and Komiža at the western end. Historically, Vis Town resulted from the merging of two smaller settlements, Luka and Kut.
Regarding this photo, it shows the houses and roofs of western Vis Town (Luka) close to the ferry dock. It’s perhaps a rather not-so-original/conventional picture, but I never resist to this type of mosaic/patchwork shot when the occasion pops up. And it happened in many places over the years. Kind of creativity on the automatic pilot I suppose.
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loves_summer (1310) 2010-12-28 13:47
Nice roof shot. I like the way you've cropped this. The architecture is really displayed nicely here with good attention to detail. Good use of natural light and appropriate frame choice.
Thanks for sharing!
siudzi (34141) 2010-12-29 1:35
This is very eye-catching shot of the Vis town roofs. Full of many different details, patterns, textures, tones. Love the perspective, sharpness, great light and colours. Good work. Thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year!
sam224 (6215) 2010-12-29 2:18
A good close up of roofs and walls in this pic: the combination of red and white offerred by the houses of the old town catches the eye. Good job
emilbo (22616) 2011-01-19 7:48
Magnifique enchevêtement de toits bien présenté dans une excellente qualité d'image. Les détails sont clairs et beau contraste de couleurs entre les toits et les murs.
Bravo!... et bonne journée,
macjake (69173) 2011-09-29 13:44
i've enjoyed viewing this one from the first moment i noticed it. love the sharpness, the stones, the old history, the charm and the stories these buildings could tell.
Also, the composition in the collage style suits the area well. wonderful!
fotka (4489) 2011-10-25 11:15
I like your simple composition of an old and the new roofs. It very interesting small town Vis in Croatia. Nice capture, colors, light and sharpness.
gezimania (6166) 2012-06-22 1:55
I love the characteristic architecture of Croatian old cities, very well seen and framed section ..
Have a nice WE !
- Copyright: Claude Belanger (cebe) (1491)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-05-12
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, EF100-300 f4.5-5.6 USM, Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-12-28 13:31