A return to Colmar’s “Petit Venice” and “petit” it is indeed. The block-long canal-side quarter is now home to many restaurants and a few hotels where ambiance is the order of the day.
For more information on Colmar, please see here .
Captured in RAW, converted to jpg, resized and sharpened for TE.
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day.
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mortijo (12828) 2007-08-02 6:25
Nice photo of Colmar with soft, well saturised colors. I presume the bridge railing was unavoidable.
jplebrun (21208) 2007-08-02 6:46
très agréable cliché à regarder, les couleurs, le montage, l'encadrement, tous est en place pour le plaisir des yeux, ;)
asajernigan (19669) 2007-08-02 7:05
Great photo with nice composition and POV. The lighting and colors are great with outstanding DOF and sharpness. You have used the canal to lead the eye through the photo giving the shot nice direction. The areas of sun and shadow create nice contrast and highlight the wonderful buildings on the right bank on the canal.
Docarmo (9639) 2007-08-02 7:10
Lovely shot, with a good view of the city, these beautiful houses and the canal. I also like the tree with flowers very well placed on the right side of the picture.
Thanks for sharing,
Maria do Carmo
wolf38 (29666) 2007-08-02 7:12
Hello Silke. Again the love-worth Colmar with its small lanes and channels. Architecture worth seeing inspires the visitors. Somehow a museum of the old time, - however very alive in the age of the tourism. For your photo you found a beautiful prospect. Best regards, Wolfgang.
AROBN54 (11471) 2007-08-02 7:45
What a beautiful shot! The light and colors are just breathtaking. I love the POV the way the line of houses draw the eye into the photo, too. Wonderful detail all the way through. Just a great shot. Kindest regards,
UnTrained (0) 2007-08-02 8:30
superb!!! Great light, wonderful view along the water. Green as framing and a lovely depth. The sky with the soft white clouds and the good blue give the final touch. I have seen this view very often on TE (also from your guide in Basel). This is one of the best.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Royaldevon (23410) 2007-08-02 9:27
Hello Silke, my friend,
Wonderful view of these exquisite houses! Lovely details of the architecture and colours. The canal gently leads the eye round and gives it chance to linger first on the sunny side, then on the shady side.
What a pity the railings obstruct the view of the waterside cafe! All else is perfect!
Silvio1953 (109295) 2007-08-02 12:24
Hi Silke, great view of lovely architecture, I like splendid perspective, very well done, ciao Silvio
delic (6735) 2007-08-02 13:31
A beautiful view of this interesting architecture in fine light. The only issue is the fence which does not really add much to the composition. Was it possible to shoot from above it? Regards,
izmirli (3864) 2007-08-02 17:13
merhaba dear silke
wonderful lovely houses.wonderful lovely colours.well done.
shevchenko (18989) 2007-08-02 19:44
Good pov standing on the bridge to shoot some local architectures on the bank of river, relaxing people talking on the open air restaurent, silent and peaceful environment at an old town, thanks for sharing.
gunbud (34066) 2007-08-02 22:26
Wonderful fairy tale view of this charming French village with its trandional cottages seen in wonderful clear color and excellent details. I love the inclusion of the bridge iron works and view through them down the lovely calm canal.
kevinos (7379) 2007-08-03 0:21
You continue your love of these pretty houses of Alsace. They are full of charm and you have again a lovely light to fill them.The use of the river to lead the composition into the picture work very nicely, Silke. regards kevin
PixelTerror (0) 2007-08-03 1:44
He he this is what I call the "Japanese PoV" ;-)
Nice perspective but finally I think I prefer it at night, need to find some time to post my latest Colmar series !
Have a nice day,
MLINES (12516) 2007-08-03 3:08
Hi Silke. This is a very beautiful place, well captured and presented in your photograph. The POV from the bridge was a good choice. Well balanced in colour and light. Murray.
pierrefonds (52578) 2007-08-03 5:14
A nice image of river and of the houses of Colmar, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
feather (51128) 2007-08-03 7:25
I had to smile at this one after reading your latest comment on my work about "Venice" references.
This does look to be a beautiful place though. The light on the right side of the image is beautiful. The architecture is wonderful and you have captured it in excellent detail. The perspective composition works very well to carry the eye right into the scene. Well done
jurek1951 (38942) 2007-08-03 9:21
the coulour, contrast and the lighting are fantastic.Beautiful scenic shot.Nice composition,
Graal (93586) 2007-08-04 1:01
interesting old architecture, unusual buildings by river, similar as in Venice. Good composition and colours. I like it.
saylan-cb (12738) 2007-08-04 1:15
Great colours with nice composition.Nice POV the lighting is perfect.Good DOF and sharpness...
pablominto (53744) 2007-08-04 1:44
Good point of view resulting in this fine perspective and great lead-in by the canal!
I like the varied light with the left side in the shades, great colours & details in the fine old architecture!
Cretense (68675) 2007-08-04 14:29
Great, great, great diagonal perspective and composition! The framing is flawless and the perfect light managment has given some excellent colours. Congratulations!
gildasjan (40032) 2007-08-05 0:28
Une très belle composition aux couleurs douces très reposantes.Une image bien gérée à tous les niveaux.Une belle lumière est présente.Beau travail.
A very beautiful composition with the soft colors very resting. An image managed well on all the levels. A beautiful light is present. Beautiful work. Good evening.
In a friendly way
Steft (5975) 2007-08-06 2:46
I don't think the railing is disturbing. Cars or telephone wires are more disturbing - but a photographer just can't control it all.
Beautiful picture with marvelous light-darkness contrasts. I like the way the colourful facades are lightened up in the sun. The style of the houses reveil some German influences. The water gives the photo a nice depth and the sky is beautiful as well.
zeca (19762) 2007-08-06 19:43
Silke, this is a lovely place to stay where that two people are for at least an afternoon, just looking to this beautiful scenery! Beautiful place! Beautiful picture! I like its nice atmosphére a lot!
berek (32296) 2007-08-06 20:48
Lovely Venice view. I like architecture and perspective. greetings.
macondo (18465) 2007-08-08 5:44
Hello Silke. Another lovely shot from Alsace. I am sure now that I will visit this region on the next trip. The beautiful houses are superbly rendered and your viewpoint allows the jasmine (I think that's what it is) on the left to frame and soften the image. I don't object to the bridge rails at all. Very pretty picture of this town.
John_F_Kennedy (41884) 2007-08-09 3:27
Very beautiful place. The colours are nicely saturated and the point of view is very good.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-08-12 15:04
beautifull vision on Colmar
the picture is well composed, the light is nice.
It's a nice picture for a nice place
giorgimer (34722) 2007-08-13 0:04
very nice place well taken with good colors and light
NellyD (1872) 2007-08-13 14:46
What a lovely view of this beautiful architecture. This looks like a very nice place to be.
I like the colours, sharpness, light and composition.
Thanks for sharing!
kmarscher (2887) 2007-08-13 17:15
Exquisite view with vibrant colors, architectural details, foreground railing and flowers, all encompassed by the cooperative sky. Even got in a bit of a reflection on the water, a personal favorite. Glad to see you chose a Nikon and may you have loads of fun and adventure with it, Silke!
carper (96) 2007-08-18 10:54
he is very nice Silke,
the light is fantastic in the shot, the pov is good and I like the format. the colours are good and there is a good contrast, fine photojob here, have a nice day.
danos (80278) 2007-08-20 1:49
very nice the view of the “Petit Venice” of Colmar. It's a beauty, the razor sharp focus is excellent and I love your composition and choice of POV, as the perspective of the canal has been captured superbly and give depth in the capture.Wonderful the light and brilliant the colours, a very well crafted shot.
jmcl (14535) 2007-08-25 10:39
Wonderful scene .. almost Medieval .. almost rural .. incredibly peaceful .. great dimension .. The thing that strikes me is that I would have spent forever figuring how to compose it without the bridge and I would have been wrong. Wonderful,
eyesthetix (641) 2007-08-26 9:56
wonderful view and lovely architecture, I think the perspectives are very well captured.
Nice colours too !
Best regards, Daniel
gracious (20025) 2007-09-18 18:41
Very beautiful and peaceful scene indeed
captured well with good pov with the beautiful blue sky, colourful building and details
very good exposure and focus too
thanks for sharing
- Copyright: Silke Force (Silke) (3027)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D 70s, Sigma 18-200 mm (F3.5-6.3), Sigma UV 62 mm
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Europe Trek 2007
- Date Submitted: 2007-08-02 6:22