A few people didn’t like the large shadow area in the foreground of my last post. Personally I thought it made for a more out-of-the-ordinary composition, but as the shadow does occupy a large proportion of the frame, I can understand why some didn’t like it.
So here is a more conventional composition – this is looking across to the centre of Tasiilaq, and you can see the hill right in the middle of the photograph (to the right of the church) from which I took the photograph that I last posted (you may be able to pick out the green and red houses on the right of the hill that you can see on the left and right of the previous photograph).
The two large red buildings in the bottom left and centre are the post office and one of Tasiilaq’s two supermarkets. Most of the roads around Tasiilaq are dirt roads, but some of the main roads in the town centre are bitumenised.
There are few fences around any of the properties, and nobody seemed to mind where you walked. I suppose that as there are a relatively small number of ‘tourists’ (I prefer the term ‘traveller’ in places like this) who visit the east coast of Greenland, the local people don’t mind the odd photographer wandering through their backyards taking pictures.
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Guenther (10915) 2007-08-24 6:24
excellent composition with the colourful wood houses scattered around the landscape, almost like toyhouses... I like it how the vivid colours contrast with the gray-green background. TFS.
aadilj (18102) 2007-08-24 6:34
Thats really cool and a very beautiful visual of thismarvellous lace with such clarity and contrass. The pov is superb and so are the colours. good work indeed.
sacavem (18620) 2007-08-24 7:36
Very beautiful this one.Fantastic mix of colours.Excellent colours and very beautiful composition with colourful buildings.Background perfect with mountains.
Aljosa (109) 2007-08-24 7:59
Êàêàÿ ýòî êðàñèâàÿ ñòðàíà, è âåäü äåéñòâèòåëüíî çåë¸íàÿ.
Äà ó âàñ âñå ôîòîãðàôèè õîðîøèå êàê ÿ ïîñìîòðþ, è êà÷åñòâåííûå.
claudio74 (7263) 2007-08-24 9:32
Beautiful picture full of typicla colours with a really pure atmosphere.
holmertz (45936) 2007-08-24 13:56
Oh, this is really Green land. Wonderful picture with the bright coloured houses scattered all over. Great contrasts especially between the red and the green parts. The mountan with the patches of snow provides a magnificent background.
plimrn (21344) 2007-08-24 14:07
The bright houses do look like toy houses; what I like best about this composition the repeating triangle theme from the FG house all the way to the mountain behind. It gives a very balanced feel. The excellent detail and color depth is another important element.
Excellent note as well, good distinction between traveller and tourist.
kensimage (8565) 2007-08-24 20:21
In those bright colors, I have to agree, they look like little toy houses. I didn't mind the harsh shadow in the other shot, which had the advantage of showing the pretty ice in the harbor. But this is nice, too, especially the POV that makes the hill parallel the mountain behind. Regards, Ken.
dareco (17134) 2007-08-25 0:35
What an absolutely beautiful little village. It's like looking at something out of a storybook! I love the colorful buildings and all the little paths. Beautiful mountains and color. TFS
jonathan_hart (21274) 2007-08-25 2:33
great light, splendid colours, great POV
very nice composition, well framed
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-08-25 7:51
Gorgeous landscape very well captured. Nice wood houses with lovely colours, creates a great contrast with green
Excellent POV and details
Have a nice weekend
delkoo (68) 2007-08-25 8:25
you make my discover a beautiful place in Denmark, You've composed this well and technically the image is very good. Here, you have handled it wisely, beautifully,
jaywalker (16101) 2007-08-25 10:51
Hi David, What a stunning view, the array of colour created by these houses looks brilliant &, standing in the shadow of such a spectacular mountain, gives the people living in them something worth waking up for, great light & depth & TFS, kind regards Wilson.
axiotea (21649) 2007-08-25 19:38
I love the color and architecture of these traditional houses which are nicely illuminated.
The mountains with the snow patches just stand out well against the blue sky. Fore sure a beautiful country to visit.
PJE (20758) 2007-08-25 21:35
David I am really enjoying your series on Denmark. The bright red and blue houses are interesting to view on this rugged landscape. A wonderful setting to say the least. Excellent work in this one and your second last posting too where trekkers complained about the deep shadows. I think that one looks great too!
vincz (19113) 2007-08-26 1:50
Very high quality, very sharp, with somptuous colors in front of this black mountain. A really nice composition.
feather (51130) 2007-08-26 14:22
There is wonderful detail to see with the tiny and colourful houses and washing hanging on the line. The terrain is very rugged and I love the way the background mountains seem to be standing guard over the town. Interesting detail about the lack of fences. It must be a very close-knit community.
elmec (12210) 2007-08-26 22:42
Next lovely place photo!
I like best the clearness there!Amazing are the hard colour houses on the backrgound coloured by nature!
ChrisJ (105551) 2007-08-27 4:51
This town must be above the treeline. Wonderful colour contrasts between the red buildings in the fg & the bg blue sky. The green grass compliments the total scene. Excellent sharpness & superb clarity. Tfs!
vinicio (23423) 2007-08-27 5:27
Colors of the houses are always beautiful and the landscape still interesting, but I prefer the previous because the view of the sea and the ice-blocks, anyway this different POV is very good and beautiful, compliments.
clnaef (6289) 2007-08-27 7:39
Belle composition bien équilibrée.
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2007-08-27 8:14
It's an interesting counterpoint of green and grey, with the houses here and there giving bits of color. The contrast is very strong, but I suppose that's from the midnight sun - did it set at all?
Very different image of Greenland than we usually expect!
pboehringer (770) 2007-08-27 8:22
David, this landscape with all these colorful and contrastful houses reminds of Lego. Well, that is probably the reason why Lego was created in Denmark. This one could also have been titled as Legoland or Legotown ;-)
Oh, by the way, I was one of those that liked the long shadows in your previous posts and seeing this one here I still think that the long shadows are the more artistic and unique approach for this scenery.
riclopes (35577) 2007-08-29 8:48
Olá David, personally, I liked more the other picture with a less conventional composition, although the lack of water in this one may also has something to do with that preference. On the other way we have a more impressive impact of the mountains in the background and its contrast with the houses. It's a really beautiful place and all the colors makes it look like a happier town, which I think it's an important input in such a cold part of the planet.
keribar (43841) 2007-09-01 3:55
I don't believe that many people have ever heard of this town Tasiilaq ! So I am well impressed by the view, with so many fantastic bright colors, almost a different one for everyone of them: I wish there was no iron framework in front of the big one: Lucky to find a beautiful sunshine, a friend who went to Greenland in summer never saw this light during a week excursion.
I wish you an excellent week-end - Izzet
ryno (6865) 2007-09-08 0:26
Hi David, this is a beautiful and serene scene - visually very appealing with the coloured houses set on the hill at the foot of the mountain. Great POV here, a well-thought out composition. What a picturesque place!
Amalia (0) 2007-09-24 10:34
MY NAME IS KAMILLA. TASIILAQ IS THE TOWN I WAS BORN IN 1979. YOU TOOK A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE. GOD GAVE YOU AN AMAZING GIFT.
asajernigan (21427) 2007-10-03 14:26
Excellent composition and POV, I especially like the colorful houses throughout the image. The colorful foreground and gray background create nice contrast here. The lighting and colors are great with nice sharpness and detail.
bakes888 (18499) 2008-04-07 1:31
Hi David. This looks like a place with no boundaries, pick a spot and build your house! I love the multicoloured houses and all spotless too. Good sharp well composed photo and thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: David Astley (banyanman) (7789)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-06-25
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 24-120/3.5-5.6G ED, Circular PL
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-08-24 6:16
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