from Strasbourg we went for a one day trip to Colmar and Riquewihr. We had a glorious day, the sky was deep blue without even one little cloud. It was no so good for photos - there were very deep shadows and I had much difficulties with light management. But strolling through these Alsace city was a great joy. Everywhere half-timbered houses and I am always so fascinated seeing them. Here you see the sign with the stork. Storks are symbols of Alsace and they are present (in decorations) everywhere. On the outskirts of the town there is, established in 1976, centre dedicated to offering the public the chance to explore the local natural environment within an authentic setting - an area of 5 hectares - and working for the protection of various wildlife species threatened with extinction.
- the White Stork, victim of the traps that are set during the migration season and of the disappearance of its habitats... 200 of these wading birds thrive freely here,
Have a such sunny weekend!
Riquewihr is a popular tourist attraction for its historical architecture, it is also known for the Riesling and other great wines produced in the village. Riquewihr looks today more or less as it did in the 16th century. Riquewihr was one of the few towns in the area not to be badly damaged during World War II. The town is surrounded by its medieval fortifications and is overlooked by a castle from the same period that is today a museum.
There is a museum about Alsace during World War II and a torture chamber (La salle de torture).
The village is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France ("The most beautiful villages of France") association.
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jurek1951 (42198) 2014-03-29 1:04
lubie klimat takich uliczek,ladna perspektywa i kolorystyka,pozdrawiam
carlo62 (55828) 2014-03-29 1:05
questa è la bellissima strada che attraversa la città fino alla torre con la porta.
Credo che tu sia ferma davanti al ristorante dove ho mangiato.
Ho dei bellissimi ricordi di questa terra, i motivi si vedono anche da questa foto, città tranquille e belle architetture, una miniera per gli appassionati di fotografia.
siudzi (34141) 2014-03-29 1:09
Bardzo klimatyczna scena. Super wybrany temat oraz pov, aby go uchwycic. Detale oraz nasyceniekolorow zostaly zrealizowane znakomicie. Rzeczywiście, krystalicznie czyste niebieskie niebo dopełnia kompozycji.
papagolf21 (110486) 2014-03-29 2:20
Bonjour, chère Malgo,
La surprise est de taille lorsque l'on découvre la ville, ses façades colorées à pans de bois, et, ces maisons qui défient les siècles.
Une promenade à pied pour découvrir ce trésor architectural s'impose.
Très bonne prise de vue.
rbassin (24343) 2014-03-29 2:59
une belle vue dans cette rue montante, les façades sont superbes et illustrent bien cette typique architecture alsacienne.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-03-29 3:21
piekne miejsce i ladnie sfotografowane. Podobaja mi sie zywe kolory i swietna ostrosc, ktora podkresla cale mnostow interesujacych detali. Bardzo dobry POV i dobrze wywazona kompozycja - ten szyld z bocianem fajnie urozmaica przestrzen pomiedzy domami.
Sergiom (89341) 2014-03-29 5:35
Tu as profité d'une bien belle journée sur Riquewihr.Tu as très bien géré les ombres du côté droit. Tu as su saisir l'activité calme dans la rue principale sous une lumière magique.
jemaflor (103729) 2014-03-29 6:12
Nice street in this beautiful village, tones and light are perfect on your photo like the depth effect, interesting bird ... on the right side and with this blue sky for BG.
ikeharel (79281) 2014-03-29 7:41
Technically you managed superbly by all aspects, Malgo: A fine sharpness and DOF, light management and the beautiful colors of the houses. Yet, above all that said, what I find most attractive here is the allocation over the picture space, especially the iron-sign of the stork. Well done indeed.
Have a nice weekend,
dkmurphys (65222) 2014-03-29 8:38
Very fine street scene. I like the atmosphere between the old walls, something uniqe that can be found only in Europe I guess...
Have a great weekend.
Noel_Byrne (33732) 2014-03-29 8:46
This is a brilliant view of this town, which looks like it could be straight from a fairytale! I can imagine the grand castle that would be outside the town and employ all those who live here. Each and every building is a beauty to look at, and you have created excellent depth with this uphill angle. The people bring very nice life to the scene.
Thanks as always
rychem (43434) 2014-03-29 9:40
Tamten rejon jest fantastyczny, to miasto ma dusze, wszystko na zdjeciu jest perwszorzedne: i perspektywa , i swiatlo i kadr, i kompozycja
adramad (50026) 2014-03-29 10:09
Here you got a superb view with this lovely diagonal line facades of this wonderful city, the pendant lamp and iron touch the crank is two ideals in this beautiful composition.
An image to enjoy, with its beautiful colorful, high brightness and perfect sharpness.
Enjoy the weekend.
cornejo (47330) 2014-03-29 12:01
Witaj Malgo, great view of this beautiful street in this beautiful place, very well captured with a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. A beautiful picture of an interesting place, with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. An excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-03-29 13:03
great view of the town with such a lot of old world charm! Beautiful composition with the buildings, the cobbled street and the lovely restaurant signs and lamps. The exposure is managed really really well to bring out exquisite details. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
lousat (98379) 2014-03-29 17:02
Hi Malgo,this perspctive is truly beautiful,the people inside looks like a lot of actors at work for you,magnificent capture with bright details and excellent colors,great exposure too of the different light levels.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
mirosu (16273) 2014-03-29 22:21
Superb town street photo with beautiful details taken from an excellent viewpoint and very nice crisp clean emphasizing the beauty of old town houses in a great way.
Excellently exposed and good colour to finish off with a beautiful clean blue sky.
Very well done.
Wish you a nice Sunday.
p.s. Have a nice stay in Bratislava, do not miss the old town and the castle.
jcpix (13950) 2014-03-29 22:25
This looks just as beautiful and charming as the other towns which have been featured from Alsace, there isn't a bad one in the lot apparently...and that's a good thing! :) Funny how a clear blue sky can be just as difficult to deal with as a rainy day, but at least it provides a good amount of actual color. You've done well to manage the balance and still bring out plenty of detail in the shade, there's not loss of appeal with this shot. Wise use of the shop sign to fill some of the negative space. Off again are you...well, travel safe and be well. I look forward to many new and exciting photos from another adventure. Have fun!
jjcordier (79297) 2014-03-29 22:26
Une jolie photo de cette rue du très beau village de Riquewihr et de ses belles maisons à colombages colorées.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-03-30 4:51
i visited it early in the morning two years ago, nice and characteristic, like the view you are presenting in this picture.
Angshu (56760) 2014-04-01 21:54
I have heard of this reagion, but I am hearing the name of this place the first time...Indeed looks so beautiful, the town centre with teh cobbled streets and half timber houses...the cast iron signage is a great focal point.
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (107889)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-29 0:59
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