Hello TE friends, again long silence, due to travelling - changing places and lack of internet availability. This time I’m posting a photo from beautiful Colmar.
Mostly spared from the destructions of the French Revolution and the wars of 1870-71, 1914-18 and 1939-45, the cityscape of old-town Colmar is homogenous and renowned among tourists. An area that is crossed by canals of the river Lauch is now called la Petite Venise (Little Venice).
The Little Venice is one of the most popular places in Colmar with beautiful half-timbered houses, colorful walls and small flower covered bridges spanning the Lauch River add to the charm of this beautiful place.
The Little Venice was originally inhabited by rural community of vine-makers, market gardeners and boatmen.
The photo shows the Quai de la Poissonnerie (the Fishing Quai) where fishermen used to sell fresh fish that had been caught in Colmar’s waters.
The Colmar is situated around 65 km south-southwest of Strasbourg along the Alsatian Wine Route and considers itself to be the "capital of Alsatian wine" (capitale des vins d'Alsace).
Do not miss it when you are traveling around east France, south-west Germany or north-west Switzerland.
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snunney (89806) 2014-08-26 4:54
A delightful capture from the beautiful French town of Colmar. Agreeably illuminated with excellent saturated. I like the summery atmosphere exemplified by the holidaymakers on the boat trip.
dkmurphys (52639) 2014-08-26 4:56
Very beautiful scene from the canal. A spectacular composition of colors and architecture elements. Good work.
Royaldevon (33379) 2014-08-26 5:14
I was on a Rhine cruise and though we visited Strasbourg (utterly beautiful and fascinating), sadly, we were unable to visit this town. I have seen so many beautiful photographs of Colmar, that I know I must return!
You have chosen a most beautiful view where flowers and houses combine to create a rainbow of colours! The exposure is sharp and pov excellent for composition. The boat is the 'icing on the cake'! It gives a f/g focal point and animates the scene.
Thank you for sharing this,
Sergiom (67294) 2014-08-26 5:20
Tu as su trouver un point de vue différent sur la petite Venise de Colmar.J'aime beaucoup la barque de touristes à l'avant plan et la superbe netteté des maisons à l'arrière plan. Les couleurs sont joliment saturées.
lousat (82448) 2014-08-26 6:14
Hi Miro,absolutely beautiful this corner of Colmar,and truly great your work in PP,maybe a soft and light HDR perfect to give a magic effect to this magnificent capture,very interesting note too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
delpeoples (55086) 2014-08-26 6:30
Ciao dear Miro
A beautiful tight frame has worked really well here. Stunning colours and geoemetries. The river, bridge and boat are the icing on the cake.
Silvio1953 (130236) 2014-08-26 7:32
Ciao Miro, great view of lovely place, excellent clarity, nice scene with boat full of people, splendid light and colors, very well done, my frienf, ciao Silbio
asajernigan (21427) 2014-08-26 7:40
This is a fantastic shot! The inclusion of the boat full of people adds life and direction for the scene. Your POV is well chosen using the curving of the canal to lead the eye through the shot. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness and detail.
cornejo (35719) 2014-08-26 7:46
Hi Miro, lovely view of the "Petite Venice" of this wonderful city, very well composed and captured with a great pov, in this great and beautiful photography. A beautiful picture of a wonderful place, very good sharpness, depth and quality. Excellent work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
PaulVDV (24365) 2014-08-26 10:08
Beautiful architecture with facades in so many different tones.
More colours are added to this attractive scene with the many flowers on the bridge and on the small jetty.
By including the boat on the foreground you gave the picture a lively foreground.
Excellent sharpness, composition and depth.
Best regards, Paul
jean113 (2514) 2014-08-26 12:16
Hello Miro, a perfect picture postcard which encourages us to make a visit!
An excellent depth of field.
Beautiful details and colours.
carlo62 (38573) 2014-08-26 14:17
i colori sono un po' saturi, ma l'effetto è fantastico.
La barca con le persone e i loro vestiti si contrappone molto bene alle splendide facciate di Colmar.
npecanhuk (69914) 2014-08-26 19:37
Very beautiful, attractive and charming picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
abmdsudi (46784) 2014-08-26 21:56
This really beautiful town no matter what the weather with wonderful historic architecture so well preserved. Superb detail and colours, wonderful compo, interesting interplay of lines and shapes. The visitors just enhance the total beauty and liveliness of the place. Super image, Congrats.
miumiu (6113) 2014-08-27 2:16
Simple wonderful and perfect!
l love the splendid colours and superb sharpness of your capture.
shreya2000 (1688) 2014-08-27 5:24
Certainly a different type of picture taken by you. Beautiful atmosphere. The tourists are enjoying. Nice capture by you.
mesutilgim (89044) 2014-08-27 12:01
Very nice capture from Colmar, the wonderfull city in Alsace.
By the way, in nineties I was making a research for an American semiconductor producer and we had found that Colmar was the only European city with the cleanest atmosphere. Next to Freiburg in Breisgau. They decided than for Freburg due it's logistical potential.
TFS and best regards
ikeharel (62829) 2014-08-27 21:37
A well known corner in this colorful town, Miro.
Vivid tones applied superbly, and the lavish flowers are like a "trademark" of this place.
Boat with tourists-families added charm to the scene.
Nice new day,
jemaflor (89315) 2014-08-27 23:15
Une très belle composition avec ces superbes façades à colombages et l'animation donnée par la barque et les visiteurs, la lumière est parfaite comme le rendu des teintes.
ourania (36366) 2014-08-28 3:23
a very rich and interesting composition that gives us a delightful description of a very attractive place. This Little Venice is very popular and much visited, you integrated the human presence very nicely. The architecture and the decorations have been rendered in a bold and rewarding way, the colours are lovely and there's a fine balance across the frame. I realize it must have been impossible but I'd like a little more space at the bottom as the children playing with the water make such a lovely detail. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Nicou (129921) 2014-08-28 9:01
quelle compo et vue superbe quel rendu du colombage sur ces façades l'architecture superbe et ces personnage avec le belles fleurs et le plan d'eau quel bel ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
fabbs99 (16817) 2014-08-28 22:50
Colmar is a really photogenic town as many TE memebers share their colorful shots from this beautiful place.I reckon many Bollywood movie songs are being filmed at this exotic location.Very well done to give us this great view of the place.Keep sharing.
Cricri (111309) 2014-08-29 9:57
Magnifique image de Colmar, de belles façades en arrière plan, le pont fleuris et la présence du petit bateau a touristes, j'aime les couleurs, détails et les reflets, toute belle image
jhm (144158) 2014-08-30 0:49
You shows us a fairy tale part from Colmar.
A lot flowers, wonderful half-timbered facades, boat with playing children, what a lovely picture, I takes not quick a picture as favourite but these is my favourite
Your picture is taken with high quality, excellent sharpness and clarity.
Addition of the people is perfect for the scale, and gives more life to the picture
Very well composition, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
danos (90257) 2014-08-30 0:51
a really charmy place with the colourful houses with their characteristic architectural style and the full of flowers alongside the canal meka the image unique.The little boat with all these tourists in,it is the ice on the cake.
Have a good WE,Danos
Tue (28964) 2014-08-31 2:30
What a lovely view of this charming town. The colours of all the houses, the flowers and the people in the boat are all very attractive. The composition is really good too.
daddo (25771) 2014-09-01 16:25
I don't know how I missed this piece of pure magic. Enchanting, dreamlike, wonderful place and so well caught by you.You should be proud of this photo. Regards. Klaudio.
adores (40916) 2014-09-02 15:51
This is a very beautiful place and the composition is great. You captured so many beautiful details of the old houses and the boat is very well placed. The houses look so beautiful and colourful and the flower pots really add a lot!
PiotrF (11228) 2014-09-04 17:18
Nice scene from Alsace.Excellent colors, sharpness and clarity, so it's interesting and impressive. Very pleasant picture, interesting notes.
kordinator (20143) 2014-11-12 4:38
Hello again Miro
Very beautiful scene from the canal.
Impressive architecture in the back.
jmdias (58902) 2014-11-14 15:32
amazing scenery, the shapes of these façades and the flowers created a marvelous mood. I liked the inclusion of the boat with tourists. nice image, excellent job. TFS.
jurek1951 (42194) 2014-12-07 22:25
this is a superb shot with attractive composition and splendid colours, great atmosphere,
pierrefonds (60300) 2015-01-09 17:04
The length of the canal is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing with precision the details of the architecture of the houses. There is a good contrast between the colors of the picture. Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (15300)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-08-21
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D600, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-26 4:39
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