A sailing boat is entering the harbour of Bonifacio at the end of the day. Probably it’s returning to her home berth there after a day at sea, or maybe it’s coming from the nearby Sardinia or even from far away… in any case after sailing for long hours the sailor is tired and burnt by the sunrays and the sea salt and is longing for a safe refuge where to rest. So to the sailor every harbour is home.
The harbour of Bonifacio is a natural one formed by a long and narrow fjord which penetrate into the high limestone cliff and so offers a good shelter from any wind or seas. It’s utilized mainly by the ferry which links Bonifacio to Santa Teresa in Sardinia, by the numerous yachts and some fishermen’s boats.
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delpeoples (50651) 2011-10-29 1:36
Ciao caro Donato
It seems that simplicity is at the centre of all beautiful photos. I like this alot of the rigged coastline of Corsica. The coastline again looks so unpopulated and untouched. Your POV is excellent and the CP filter has worked well on the sky, giving you a bit of an Ora Rosa. The differing tones in the see, particularly in the foreground are a sea-lover;s dream, as is the lone yacht, perhaps a metaphor for life :)
Un abbraccio e ti auguro un bel fine settimana
snunney (76370) 2011-10-29 1:45
A minimalist composition but a most attractive one that exudes peace and harmony. Exceptional clarity and lovely colours. Very easy on the eyes.
Zucca (4674) 2011-10-29 1:48
Hello Donato !
What a quiet atmosphere on Madonetta's lighthouse, at the end of the day... The boat gives a point of attention and balances well the image. Nice colors too, congratulations !
Have a nice week-end !
SnapRJW (27012) 2011-10-29 1:58
Hello Donato - The huge expanse of ocean with the subtle shifts of colour and texture bring an incredible tranquillity to this shot. It feels as if my lungs just open up and the knots in my neck fall away. The composition is simple but the detailing beautiful. Beautiful and so well managed. Best regards Rosemary
siudzi (29617) 2011-10-29 2:11
What an awesome picture taken from an excellent point of view! The sight is absolutely outstanding. Love it! Many thanks for sharing.
dip (22902) 2011-10-29 2:51
a wonderful image,taken from an excellent POV,
well framed and composed with the light house on the rock to be an eye catcher,
well done,thanks for sharing,
Sergiom (50552) 2011-10-29 5:28
J'aime beaucoup cette composition car elle raconte une histoire. La mise en scène est belle et le décor parfait. Le ciel rose est magnifique.
npecanhuk (59016) 2011-10-29 5:38
Special regards to the chosen high pov, composition, exposure and colors!
Sharpness, horizontal format, black & white borders and contrasts also pleased me!
The texture of the water surface, the presence of the boats and the details of the coast look very attractive in this image!
TFS - congrats,
maloutim (9621) 2011-10-29 5:58
Che quiante sta cattura del mare infinito tanto liscio e lucente.
Anche mi piace il capo col piccolo faro, come si no abbia bisogno d'un grande perchè il mare è tanto calmo.
Il faro e la nave danno più di vita alla vista;
Excellente gestione della luce, dei colori delicati e della nitidezza.
PS. Che ora era per avere un cielo di questo colore ?
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-10-29 7:10
Ola Donato ,
Belo ponto de visão bem alto com o pequeno barco lá em baixo , bonita esta zona de costa da França com este farol naquela pequena rocha, boas cores e luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-10-29 8:08
WOW..what a point of view..peace is all over..i can feel the gentle breeze and the nice sky tone..its really very soothing.. very well frmaed too..have you tried other views too??( just wondering )
lousat (68539) 2011-10-29 8:39
Un gioiellino di luce e definizione per festeggiare la tua 300ma foto,bellissimo l'orario e l'inquadratura,un luogo davvero incantato ed una composizione di gran classe.Complimenti e buona serata,Luciano
Sonata11 (32261) 2011-10-29 8:45
for returnig home you post a wonderful picture of this beautiful seascape. The manegement of light, colors, sharpness, clarity, I like yours great POV and DOF also. Fantastic composition and framework as well. You did wonderful job of this shot. Perfect quality of this image and its beauty. Perfectly well done.Thanks for sharing and for informative note.
All the best and have a nice WE,
Cricri (96959) 2011-10-29 10:56
Une très jolie composition de la mer paisible , toute en douceur dans les couleurs, le rocher qui semble s'étendre sur la mer et le voilier dans cette grande immensité , très jolie
bayno (18340) 2011-10-29 14:07
Ciao Donato, mare calmo e inquadratura perfetta, sono le due cose che mi colpiscono a prima vista, inoltre una gran bella luce e i dettagli...il faro, le due piccole vele sullo sfondo, e la barca in primo piano che da profondità all'immagine...che trasmette quiete, buon WE, Valter
chrislo (3737) 2011-10-29 15:25
The soft tones of the ending day, the calmness of the vast sea and that little yacht sailing slowly back to harbour, all these elements make for a peaceful scene. The composition is well thought out with the boat as a focal point, nicely placed in the left lower corner of the image. The rock formation makes me think of a turtle moving foward to the sea.
ChrisJ (93428) 2011-10-30 1:19
A superb high pov, looking across the vast expanse of the sea towards the distant yacht, lighthouse, second headland & horizon. Impeccable sharpness & nice warm cold colour contrasts between the pink & blue. Tfs!
danos (80945) 2011-10-30 2:01
peaceful and calmness your shot with the passing by sailing boat to creates a perfect balance in the scene.I like the excellent placement of the pink sky in the scene,the existence of the rock with the red lighthouse on it as the superb light management of the image creating an advantage photo from Bonifacio
Have a good Sunday,danos
rodgerg (55767) 2011-10-30 3:01
Ciao caro Donato,
Una inquadratura ben scelto da una immagine molto ben equilibrta con la barca a vela ed il faro ben locati nella composizione. I detagli della mare nel primo plano sono particolarmente ben captati. Buona profondità anche.
Ti auguro una buona domenica
PS Utlizzo un'scanner Epson Perfection 4490.
frunchy (1517) 2011-10-30 5:19
classical but wonderful and effective composition. It feels like big silence and calmness to watch this image, just the sea, the lighthouse and a small boat. Wonderful, TFS, best regards, F.
dkmurphys (44595) 2011-10-30 11:42
A splendid capture with that amazing corner of heaven. Beautiful shot, well done!
emka (68576) 2011-10-30 23:58
Happy ending of a trip and coming home before sunset from the sea. Excellent composition with a snall light house and some boats. Pleasant atmosphere.
Fellini (6403) 2011-10-31 0:50
E io che mi aspettavo le vecchie barchette sul fiume con le botti di porto....!!
La composizione qui è molto bilanciata e ben sviluppata anche per la scelta tonale che hai imposto in pp ... ma la cosa che mi piace di più è la trama dell'acqua, quella è la tua materia.
Non sono stato in questo punto nel 2009, o almeno credo, forse però sono stato qui nel 2001, mha, non mi ricordo dovrei guardare la foto, mi ricordo solo di aver scattato al faro dal traghetto.
jhm (131812) 2011-10-31 5:28
Technical a very well picture.
Also a nice panoramic view about these splendid place.
Color and perspective are pleasant.
Excellent composition, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-10-31 7:37
è una foto artistica e spettacolare di questo luogo magnifico. La composizione è molto equilibrata, un spettacolo molto piacevole a guardare. Buona qualità. Applauso.
ellelloo (6570) 2011-10-31 11:49
What a beautiful seascape! What I like here most is the wonderful evening atmosphere and light just before the blue hour. The colour of the sea is so fine and natural and the purple of the sky is also gorgeous. A good well though composition and perfect clarity. A joy for the eyes. Thanks for the nice note. The map shows how good a harbour that fjord like bay indeed is.
Greetings from still quite warm Espoo,
J_Burke (1283) 2011-10-31 15:43
Your chosen point of view is excellent here, looking down on the water and filling the frame with it. Good colours in the sky, well framed and well timed too capturing the boat entering the left of the image at the right moment. Very sharp also with good contrast. Thanks for sharing.
RhodieIke (11029) 2011-11-01 2:17
Donato, What a beautiful scene you have captured, calm and the pink sky adds a special mood, Well done, have a good Tuesday, Cheers Iain.
macjake (49296) 2011-11-01 15:26
What i love so much about this scene, is how the small sqaure boxframe looks so LARGE because of the open spaced water.
Its enhanced that way even more so due to the small subjects inside.
wonderful and smart composition.
Didi (53297) 2011-11-02 10:59
Very good relax quiet ambiance and interesting deep foreground.
I appreciate your freme quality.
paololg (31448) 2011-11-02 13:31
Caro Donato, che dire... ogni volta che apro una tua foto, mi domando come fai ad ottenere una qualità fotografica così perfetta, in barba alle reflex più blasonate che non arrivano quasi mai a tal punto di perfezione. Sicuramente sai gestire il PP in modo professionale, ma sai anche come ottenere il meglio dalla tua macchina fotografica, segliendo sempre interessante soggetti e POV. Resta solo da farti i complimenti in tutto e per tutto. Bravissimo!
Ciao, passa un buon giovedì!
janusz2054 (2) 2011-11-03 0:52
This is an impressive POV looking down on this lighthouse.
Nice picture taken from a good POV who gives a good depht to the composition.Great captured lighthouse and ship.
pablominto (53744) 2011-11-03 5:08
Nice location for the lighthouse, seems like the small peninsula was made for it!
This is a fine coastal scene with the sea that seems to stretch forever, merging with the sky far away...
Fine muted light, that renders special colours...!
COSTANTINO (47662) 2011-11-03 13:08
Bella foto rilasante,
con bella luce,ottimi colori,
complimeni,cari saluti,e buona serata,
Kielia (22293) 2011-11-04 5:22
this image is a delight for everybody who loves sailing! A wonderful and very well composed impression of the pink hour that creates a fantastic atmosphere. Very moody light and colors. My compliments also for the nice note!
Angshu (53980) 2011-11-04 9:24
Ciao dear Donato
You've posted two shots after my last critiqued post of yours...either I am too slow to react or you have been too fast!
Fine view this with the sailing boat and also the two small specks seen in the BG. The eroded land with the exposed strata looks great on the right. The small red lighthouse is a good focal point. The pastel hue of the sky is simply amazing. Lovely work!
mkamionka (28420) 2011-11-05 0:50
Corse seems incredibly beautiful in your photos, they are encouraging to visit. This here is a view who can be best appreciated by a seaman as yourself: the lonely boat at the spectacular coast. I like very much the incredible rock formations. This island is so close to Sardegna and yet they seem to have such a different character. It feels like Sardegna is rather pleasant with beautiful sandy beaches whereas Corse has this rocky inaccessible coast. But I may be wrong as I have never seen either of them.
Amazing light and colors here make this view truly extraordinary,
Have a great weekend,
Silvio1953 (111038) 2011-11-08 0:33
Ciao Donato, gran bel ritorno a casa, composizione degna di un vecchio lupo di mare, ci sta tutto, la barchetta, il faro, atmosfera di pace, magnifici colori e splendida luce, bravo, ciao Silvio
kordinator (14829) 2011-11-29 3:10
Excellent minimalistic composition.
Lovely atmospheric and peaceful place.
Exceptional clarity and lovely colurs.
abmdsudi (36294) 2011-12-04 0:02
Feel really fresh as the air tends to be in this part of this charming, peaceful cove. I like it very much and I find the cool palette very attractive, far less garish than picture-postcards would have us believed and far more realistic for a summer June with just the right tones on the distant horizon. So very gorgeous seascape and tranquil just to sit and watch within the scene for the eyes to explore here. The light and colour is superb, nicely detailed.and it looks as though it is a beautiful day for you such a perfect spot, for a perfect shot like this. The returning white boat simply pops out amids the different coloured rippled water and the little red on the headland is superb touch indeed. Interesting write up as always to go along with this good picture so well executed. You've captured the feel beautifully, a lovely Mediterranian scene. Congrats
gunbud (34066) 2012-01-07 8:01
What a beautiful coastal scene with the subtle colors bringing a peaceful timeless feel to this vast harbor.
The light house on this rock outcropping fills this empty harbor as it provides guidance in from the vast ocean.
dudipeter (279) 2012-11-06 13:07
Bardzo podoba mi się tafla wody pomarszczona po horyzont.
Robert1969 (6758) 2013-04-12 10:18
Excellent composition: I like the open spaces
(the sea) in the picture it makes the picture
nice calmness and in combination with the boat
it gives also the viewer the feeling of a kind
of freedom. The layers in the picture emphasize
the depth. Light management is also great.
- Copyright: Donato Ingenua Mente (Longroute) (19392)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G9, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-29 1:11