Hello friends, today I present this beautiful image of the beautiful and interesting canal that crosses the beautiful city of Colmar, in the province of Alsace (France). Hope you like it, then a letter on the city.
Colmar (France: Colmar; Alsatian: Colmer; German: Colmar, between 1871-1918 and 1940-1945: Kolmar) is a town and commune in the department of Haut-Rhin Alsace, France.
It is the prefecture (capital) of the district of the same name.
The old city center, well preserved houses several buildings, sometimes large, German Gothic and early Renaissance and a number of old churches, among which is the collegiate church of San Martín (XIII century) as the largest and most notable.
Local artist Martin Schongauer XV century painted what is considered his masterpiece, The Madonna of the Roses, in the Eglise des Dominicains (Dominican church). The famous Isemheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald highlight is the treasure housed in the Museum Unterlinden city. The museum, opened in 1853, is housed in the former convent of the Dominican order of "Unterlinden" (meaning "under the linden trees").
In 1834, was born in Colmar Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, creator of the famous Statue of Liberty, located in New York City.
Once a year, in August, the Fair hosts Colmar wines.
However, the greatest art is that Colmar retains traditional ambience with its wooden frame houses carefully preserved, filled with flowering geraniums on hot days.
Colmar has an interesting center, studded with old buildings, a famous museum, Unterlinden, and carefully Little Venice.
Furthermore, in the vicinity of the city there are some other points of interest, such as the magnificent town of Riquewihr, and great food and wine care also linger conception of art.
Unterlinden Museum is housed in a former Dominican convent founded in the thirteenth century, with a Gothic cloister considered the best in the region.
About 300,000 visitors come each year to the center, which exposes excellent art exhibitions of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, as well as archaeological and ethnographic, on two floors and a basement.
But the core of this whole attraction is the famous Issenheim altarpiece, painted in the early sixteenth century by Grünewald to decorate a convent chapel Issenheim (20 miles south of Colmar)
The ten paintings of Grünewald are masterful. The painter left an impressive Crucifixion, which amazed the wincing, luminous shades and many details, among which is the painful aspect of Christ's flesh.
This crucifixion of Mathias Grünewald painter has placed as one of the most prominent European and world religious art of all time.
Little Venice, a beautiful set of traditional houses, full of flowers, beautiful half-timbered, line up along the street and Fish Pier, next to the canal.
These houses were owned by fishermen. Also lived in the neighborhood gardeners traditionally used by the channel to drive the fruits to the city market. Today the boats carry tourists rather quiet.
Very near this neighborhood is that of the tanners, with houses of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, lovingly restored.
Around the city center of Colmar houses abound timbered Alsatian, artistic balconies, turrets, balconies and other decorative elements.
In addition to the proliferation of this type of construction, stands in Colmar exquisite care of this important heritage, full of flowers during the most benign.
This gorgeous set spans much of the city, but is particularly notable in the walk from the Cathedral Square to the Old Customs and Little Venice.
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Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/8000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2012-06-30 17:30
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 284 kb
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fds (8652) 2013-02-24 12:29
caro amico una bella image de la petite venise luogo incantevole di questa bella città che abbiamo entrambi visitato l'estate scorsa
interessante l'inquadratura molto piacevoli i colori
buona settimana caro amico
jacquest (18835) 2013-02-24 12:43
I like the distance on the water of the small canal giving deepness to the image. The reflections in the water are also adding to the composition. The colors and sharpness of the architectural details of these nices houses makes it a high quality image.
eldancer1 (29536) 2013-02-24 13:38
Look like a very nice place to have lunch and watch people which is my favorite pasttime. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
carlo62 (35370) 2013-02-24 13:40
fa sempre piacere vedere questo angolo di Colmar.
Una inquadratura classica, ma ben fatta, con una buona luce e dei bei colori.
npecanhuk (67544) 2013-02-24 14:21
Beautiful, charming and pleasant-looking picture!
Special regards to the soft light & colors, chosen pov and compostiion!
TFS - congrats,
macjake (58014) 2013-02-24 14:54
i thought for sure this photo was taken somewhere in Germany, just goes to show that there are so many photo opps in France :)
Even with the harsh light on the far left, the overall photo came out very well.
charm, elegance, and history all packed into one.
PaulVDV (23091) 2013-02-24 22:11
Living along the canal seems to be very quiet. And from many houses and terraces there are great views.
The half-timbered houses along with the many flowers give a pleasant impression.
The canal provides beautiful reflections and creates an excellent DOF.
Best regards, Paul
Graal (98732) 2013-02-25 0:16
beautiful place and view in Colmar. Good shot from fine POV. I like the old architecture and floating restaurant. Pleasant summer remembrance. Photo is very well done.
Have a nice week.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-02-25 0:36
Esta foto huele a Francia y Alsacia. El encuadre es muy acertado. La calidad es excelente. Bravo.
dkmurphys (50418) 2013-02-25 4:31
Very beautiful capture along the quiet canal. I like the atmosphere and the attractive POV. Good work.
Have a nice week.
SWEETFREEDOM (22996) 2013-02-25 4:41
magic athmosphere anf great details.
have a good week.
jhm (141333) 2013-02-25 5:04
A wonderful and peacefully image.
Excellent perspective and depth picture.
Very well composition, nice presentation too.
Thanks for sharing.
maria-v1981 (10816) 2013-02-25 5:55
A very pleasing composition Paula. It allows us to see the shape and colour of the buildings and also to entice us to travel further around the curve in the river. I also like the fact that you added some life with the terrace on the left (that must be a nice place to stay.
Have a nice evening,
Sergiom (63070) 2013-02-25 6:43
Quel beau village fleuri. Le regard suit naturellement le canal dans l'image entre les maisons à colombages ce qui donne de la profondeur à l'ensemble. Les couleurs sont magnifiques.
Kamilutka (8095) 2013-02-25 9:09
lovely shot and I like the angle you chose to take this picture at. It affects the whole composition and makes it very well proportioned and organized. The whole scenery is very picturesque and you just managed to capture it very well. Nice colors and light.
Silvio1953 (125793) 2013-02-25 10:54
Ciao Angel, lovely composition with fantastic houses, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
claudeD (33998) 2013-02-25 11:04
Very good picture from Colmar showing this typical view of that very interesting town. I like the calm atmosphere very much. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
adramad (39188) 2013-02-25 12:48
Otra maravillosa composicion de esta ciudad, que por lo que veo es una delicia para el fotografo, sensacional la buena perspectiva del canal, que ofrece unos hermosos reflejos de estas tipicas casas de entramado tan ideales y que parecen como de cuento, ideal estos suaves colores.
Muy buena luminosidad y optima nitidez.
Buen trabajo. Me encanta.
Que tengas una buena semana.
abmdsudi (44908) 2013-02-25 23:55
You have good eye in making nice picture, I like the simplicity of this riverscene with excellent focal of interest on the row of beautiful buildings, Your viewpoint is impressive stretching the depth all the way in excellent clarity and exposure are so well managed and pleasing colouration. Easy on the eyes too, beautifully taken, Congrats.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-02-26 7:10
this is truly beautiful and peaceful corner you´ve found.Magnificent place to live or at least to spend few days and enjoy its charm and atmosphere like you did.Your composition is well considered with every element of it well placed in the frame.Also overall quality and colors are superb.Well done my friend!
Have a nice evening
mjw364 (7512) 2013-02-26 8:07
I have just commented on this scene with a different POV by Cargus (Adrian). Like his this makes me want to go and sit in that riverside restaurant and eat.Your colours are more rich and the composition is good with th eye leading from left to right. Nice refelction and great old buildings.
fabbs99 (16783) 2013-02-27 11:19
Nice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done.
delpeoples (53726) 2013-02-28 3:11
A very picturesque scene, the colours and contrasts are exquisite. The curve of the river enhances the perspective beautifully and you have captured some superb reflections with such wonderful small details such as the colourful flowers and quaint architecture.
bartekp (4746) 2013-03-02 9:12
Very nice composition and colors. I like Your shots from France-Alsace.
Have a nice evning
Cricri (108847) 2013-03-02 11:52
Un coin bien connu de Colmar plein de charme, les façades en colombages, la terrasse sur l'eau, moi j'ai pris un verre de l'autre côté du canal....bonne lumière et reflets
Kielia (23859) 2013-03-04 8:48
I appreciate this fantastic image a lot, since it is showing this already well known place from a different POV. Excellent perspective and a very good management of the difficult light! My compliments!
dale54 (6673) 2013-03-18 9:24
angel hello,very nice pic of this lovely french town,love the color and reflection. have a great week my friend! dr
ourania (33643) 2013-04-06 1:12
a superb composition that makes the most of the features of this place, the canal and the architecture, to create an impression of harmony and elegance. The canal, the buildings of both banks and the reflections are perfectly placed in the frame; depth and perspective are excellent. There's a very appealing range of pastel and dark colours. Lovely work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (33394)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-24 12:23