I know that there are other photos from this place here and elsewhere. But why shouldn't I go postcardish from time to time. The weather was great and this view is so nice.
Colmar lies in the center of the Alsatian vineyards and near the foothills of the Vosges, and its particular climate for growing grapes, earned him the nickname “the capital of Alsace wines.” In the Middle Ages, the Alsatian wine was already one of the most popular in Europe.
The way from Strasbourg to Colmar, the Alsace vine route, is full of charming little towns and deserves to spend more time there. But I was glad with just a one day trip. Usually I travel alone or with my friends. This time I was with my husband and son. He doesn't want to travel with his old Mam and Dad, so it was quite unique.
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jurek1951 (41382) 2014-01-30 1:28
takie widoki to mi otpowiadaja nic tylko siasc na tarasie przy kawce i podziwiac,pozdrawiam
Royaldevon (28449) 2014-01-30 1:43
Yes, there have been quite a few shots of Colmar recently but, as you say, why not, it is a particularly photogenic place.
Your selected view combines the beauty of the reflected canal with the charming timber framed houses.
You have very effective lead lines, fine colour saturation and details which are sharp and accessible.
Ha! Ha! Children go through a stage when parents are not 'cool'. It will change!
Have a lovely day,
wolf38 (31258) 2014-01-30 2:12
Hello Malgo. Colmar, - the beautiful and romantic city. Such views are something for the eye and the soul. Unfortunately, I was not in this city. But what is not, can still come.
snunney (81849) 2014-01-30 2:21
I have a photo taken from this spot myself, they say great minds think alike:-) You seem to have had perfect weather for your trip to Colmar; the light is most agreeable and the colours sparkling. Lovely reflections as well.
baddori (19227) 2014-01-30 2:23
La bellezza dei luoghi, la tipicità di questa regione che ha conosciuto molte culture amalgamandole . Trasposizione fotografica eloquente e costruttiva. GF
rbassin (17317) 2014-01-30 2:38
vous avez trouvé un point de vue intéressant, avec un bon mélange d'architecture à colombages et plan d'eau.
Lumière et couleurs sont de bonne qualité.
papagolf21 (84772) 2014-01-30 2:44
Bonjour, chère Malgo,
Un grand merci pour ce trésor architectural où la beauté éclate joliment.
Le choix du cadrage valorise avec talent les lieux.
Un pur régal.
saxo042 (37226) 2014-01-30 2:52
This is indeed a very attractive view, very postcardish. You must have been standing on a bridge across the river here, this view was easy enough to find with Google street view.. Fine buildings and a lot of good colours here. A meal of Choucroute is a must in this region.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-01-30 3:03
super praca, Malgosiu. Nic tylko pogratulowac mistrzowskiego wyczucia koloru i swiatla. Wszystko wyglada tak idealnie ze az sprawia lekko nierealne wrazenie. Miejsce oczywiscie jest urzekajace, ale jakosc zdjecia zdecydowanie podkresla jego piekno. Swietny POV i bardzo ladna klasyczna kompozcyja. Ta mala restauracja z lewej az zaprasza zeby usiasc i porozkoszowac sie urokiem rzeki.
trevormoffiet (3070) 2014-01-30 3:07
I am not familiar with Colmar so it is new for me. A very pretty view. I love the composition, colours and contrast. It has been well taken and presented.
delpeoples (52929) 2014-01-30 3:10
Cara Itchy Feet
This is such a beautifully composed photo, with immaculate contrast and saturation. I love the glassy reflections on the right of the frame and the way you have captured the architecture is excellent. The dominant blues are delightful.
Warmest wishes and hugs
Noel_Byrne (22787) 2014-01-30 3:19
I always consider the postcvard phrase to be a compliment, and in saying that, this is a perfect postcard! The colors, the styles of the buildings are all so beautiful! the flowers make it look even more magical too. A beautiful angle to shoot from to take in so much of the view, and to create depth too. Beautiful work.
Thanks as always
P.S. Re the Miami shot, yes we were on the tour of the stars homes! It was arranged for us, a nice tour but I was still sorry I didn't get to explore the city more.
timecapturer (47486) 2014-01-30 4:12
this looks so beautiful and idyllic. So much character and wonderful detail in this superbly composed and executed postcard image. Stunning and inviting imagery!
Regards - B.
mesutilgim (82324) 2014-01-30 4:30
Hello dear Malgo,
Very nice capture from Colmar (my most beloved city in Alsace) with good pov and layout.
Very nice reflections and interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
Sergiom (57821) 2014-01-30 5:29
Je crois bien que si on passe à Colmar on se doit de faire cette photo. Tu as eu un ciel parfait que fait bien ressortir les détails et les couleurs. Bravo.
bbarna (768) 2014-01-30 6:23
Very interesting lovely scene, 'only in France' I would say. It has all the elements of a nice picture, lots of flowers, vivid colours, reflections, and unusual architecture. I particularly like those patios over the water.
Gigidusud (14705) 2014-01-30 6:56
Splendid postcard from Colmar. Excellent POV, splendid light and a great peaceful atmosphere. I like a lot!
cargus (8094) 2014-01-30 7:26
Colour, light and contrast excellent, good together in a successful picture.
PaulVDV (21657) 2014-01-30 8:06
You were able to visit Colmar with lovely summer weather. That was a welcome bonus to shoot this picturesque scene.
Excellent choice of POV. The included greenery on the foregound doesn't hide the terrace on the water but encloses it partially. Above that terrace we find the most beautiful building of all, taken from the best corner.
While we see the water glitter in the sunlight, the reflections are still very clear.
Best regards, Paul
adramad (36959) 2014-01-30 8:21
Wonderful image of this beautiful corner, which brings me good memories, three months before your I was in this place, in fact the apartment was on this street 50 meters. this point.
Soon I'll upload pictures from my trip to Alsace, alternating with my travels in Spanish cities, I hope you like them.
The day was beautiful and gives an attractive color.
A lovely colorful in very natural shades.
The lighting is very well run, good sharpness brings out the details and textures.
Well done. I really love it.
Have a good day.
P/D. Very grateful for your kind congratulations
rychem (21699) 2014-01-30 9:02
Ten widok widziałem już pare razy, prześliczne miasteczko, podoba mi sie za każdym razem, super zdjęcie
photoray (11451) 2014-01-30 11:35
Another fine view of Colmar, the classical architecture in varying designs and colors along the canal, with inviting waterfront dining.
Definitely a serene scene and appealing.
dta (65000) 2014-01-30 12:33
Hello Malgorzata ,
Une magnifique carte postale de cette ville de charme . Des tonalités douces dues peut être à un léger HDR ?
Lord_Of_Chaos (0) 2014-01-30 12:43
Excellent composition, nice details.
Good sharpness and beautiful motifs.
Greetings and all the best
jemaflor (83014) 2014-01-30 13:00
Classic but always pleasant to see, perfect pov, light and tones, well managed and tfs.
jcpix (13404) 2014-01-30 14:51
There's nothing wrong with postcardish Malgo, not when the picture is as lovely as this one! There's a reason those shots make it there in the first place, it's what appeals to the charm and beauty of a city such as this.
A place that's been on my wish list for a long time, like sooooo many in fact, and I've yet to see a photo that doesn't make Colmar an instant attraction. Just a gorgeous view along the river, interest and color from side to side, and all set under a bright blue sky...it's the epitome of the city from what I can derive. Warm and welcoming, this is great! Enjoy the day ahead.
npecanhuk (63594) 2014-01-30 15:03
I love that architectural style and that's a very beautiful and charming place, for sure!
That's a very attractive and lovely picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
carlo62 (30583) 2014-01-30 15:19
un grande classico, un angolo tipico del turismo internazionale.
Ognuno lo interpreta a modo suo, cercando angoli e pov diversi, come in questo caso, dove hai dato priorità alle facciate di destra, senza evidenziare il corso del canale.
kwekwekan (1022) 2014-01-30 15:20
A beautiful postcard from Colmar. Excellent luminosity and saturation, bringing out the distinct colours of the town. The sweeping canal, carefully selected POV and tight crop also lead the eye nicely into the iconic timber house. Well done!
Have a great evening,
Corry (4508) 2014-01-30 20:44
J'ai déjà publié une photo semblable mais celle-ci est rehaussée par un beau ciel bleu qui donne un très bel éclairage à la scène. Bien fait.
jjcordier (75174) 2014-01-30 23:10
Aucune raison de nous priver de cette jolie vue de Colmar, surtout quand la lumière est aussi belle!
Nicou (119507) 2014-01-31 2:02
Quelle mervielle ces maison en colombages de Colmar sueprbe quelle tons et luminosité avec ce canald les reflet la végétation et ces couleur ces terrasse très très beau.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (137652) 2014-01-31 5:00
A wonderful picture taken in high quality.
The half-timbered architecture is quite delightful and nicely captured here under a pleasant ambient light.
You create depth and perspective with a wonderful architecture in background.
Excellent captured, also perfect taken.
Nice presentation, pleasant colours.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Golbstone (0) 2014-01-31 8:00
Good day Malgorzata.
Good depth and length as nice but prirdone
attractive colors. I love it.
I hope you will support me because I'm new here.
Greetings and all the best.
Silvio1953 (119639) 2014-01-31 8:16
Ciao Malgorzata, great view of lovely place, fascinating reflections, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Cricri (104461) 2014-01-31 9:19
Un POV différent de ce que l'on a l'habitude voir de cet endroit qui ne passe pas inaperçu pour les photographe, je suis allée mangée a ce restaurent sur la droite..
un endroit plein de charme, les belles façades en colombages et colorées sous un belle lumière et reflets, très jolie
Romano46 (16682) 2014-01-31 11:04
le case si succedono secondo una prospettiva eccellente e la stessa presenza del ristorante sospeso sulle acque crea una nota particolarmente piacevole.
Ma quello che colpisce particolarmente in questa foto, oltre alla composizione è la delicatezza dei colori che rendono particolarmente piacevole la luce che illumina la scena.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
macjake (54934) 2014-01-31 17:47
how nice would it be to spend a month or so in France and just drive around to these smaller charming towns...that would be the life i'd want to live :)
as for post-cards, i know somebody how loves post-cards...Mariusz :)
me too actually...i'm always checking them out in the cities i travel to for the best views.
this one caught my attention right away, i love the charm and of course the post card views.
nothing wrong with this one at all.
fabbs99 (16151) 2014-01-31 22:05
Impressive shot of the canal and the exotic buildings from Colmar. Excellent image quality with good colors and sharpness.Very well done. TFS.
RhodieIke (11552) 2014-01-31 23:24
Picture postcard this one.
Fantastic chosen Pov, on to this beautiful scene in Alsace France.
Super light, colours and management, and a reflection too, love it.
Did I just read you are off on travellers and going to Andalusia in Spain?
We were their in May 2012 in a cave house in Gallera, fantastic love it out there, so much so I wanted to buy a cave house but wife not keen.
You have a nice weekend, and happy travelling.
ktanska (24570) 2014-02-01 2:19
It is a fascinating town, and this canal area is just great with all those colourful houses and on this spot there's also lots of plants andding some green to the scene. Well framed shot. One of those gondolas cruising there would be a nice extra detail.
mkamionka (30084) 2014-02-01 13:45
mialem przyjemnosc odwiedzic kiedys Strasbourg ale nie dotarlem do Colmaru. Niestety bylo to zanim kupilem sobie aparat :(
Wspaniale miejsce! I na dodatek uchwycilas je w doskonalym swietle. Podejrzewam ze jest tu tez lekki HDR efekt Twojego aparatu a moze po prostu swiatlo bylo wtedy takie wyjatkowe. Ten niebieski domek jest niesamowity, zreszta wszystkie stanowia ciag uroczej architektury. Na pierwszym planie ludzie korzystajacy z nadrzecznych restauracyjnych ogrodkow. Jedyne co byc moze warto byloby tu sprobowac to bardzo szeroki kat: mysle ze wiecej mozna by bylo wtedy zmiescic.
Wspaniala fotografia, doskonala pocztowka, bardzo chcialbym miec ja w swojej galerii.
Pozdrowienia i udanej podrozy,
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-02-04 17:42
Hello Malgo, I truly like your composition that brings back memories from a beautiful trip to Colmar..very traditional take and fantastic colors and light...a nice postcard!!
clic (14712) 2014-02-18 8:29
The impression of a travel in the time machine is quite dramatic because no modern artifact spoils the serenity of this lovely picture that Venice would be dying for!
Many compliments for this piece of art!
adores (35693) 2014-02-27 15:56
A beautiful shot of a very famous place. You captured good light and still the summer atmosphere, with the people sitting outsider, enjoying the beauty of the place. Good composition, light and colours!