A peculiar sight of Bonifacio seen from the foot path which leads to the lighthouse of Pertusato. The Mediterranean bush hide the view of the high cliff on which the town lies and that of its harbour below, so that it gives the illusion of it emerging from the green bushes. It’s a sight which I like, even if it’s not present the element I love best: the sea, which surrounds Bonifacio, but that actually shows the lovely wild area we find inland for many km and to which is due part of the charm of this town. And this explains the title I choose taken from a famous American film.
To see the real position of Bonifacio and read an exhaustive info about it please see the fine photo and the interesting note of TE veteran and most prolific author Joel Berthonneau ((jlbrthnn):
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Sonata11 (33969) 2011-11-20 7:58
What a fantastic point of the panoramic picture. I really like the execution of this image. Is done nicely and neatly.You show us a wonderful architecture of this place against the beautiful blue sky with an amazing management of light, colors, sharpeness, clarity. Fantastic POV and DOF as well. A very lovely the surroundings . Awesome. My congrats.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
yquem46 (38752) 2011-11-20 8:04
J'aime bien cette image à 3 couches de couleurs naturelles sans excès de saturation, la verdure épaisse en FG, un splendide ciel avec ses nuages effilochés en BG et la ville de Bonifacio avec ses belles maisons aux toits rouges et à la pierre brune
Une belle compo d'excellente qualité
COSTANTINO (67350) 2011-11-20 8:07
the clouds are amazing running into
the blue sky,fantastic point of the
have a nice new week
cebe (1491) 2011-11-20 8:17
Like you write, a peculiar sight of this beautiful place, and that was my first impression before reading your note. Great 3-layer composition and pleasant light and sharpness. Beautiful sky.
Have a nice day,
rychem (39465) 2011-11-20 8:27
Beautiful view, great photo, excellent DOF, beautiful sky
iacobi (330) 2011-11-20 8:54
Well rendered scene, a good balance between light and color, image sharpness highlight the picture well done..!!
dta (80238) 2011-11-20 9:06
Ciao Donato ,
Cette vue de Bonifacio est peut être connue , mais je dois admettre que c'est la première fois que je vois cette ville présentée ainsi . Elle a vraiment l'allure d'une forteresse qui émerge du maquis . Les couleurs et le ciel sont magnifiques .
J'aime beaucoup .
bema (26425) 2011-11-20 9:09
another chariming sight of this truly impressive landscape and village of Bonifacio.. a great color palette here, the green and blue are nicely contrasting with the villages color..
un caro saluto, Bernd
siudzi (34141) 2011-11-20 9:34
Wow! What a wonderful view on this amazing city! Really impressive image with the fantastic green bushes in the foreground and very beautiful sky that make it so attractive. Bravo! Like it very much!
m00n (2259) 2011-11-20 9:56
Beautiful blue, a beautiful green. It looks like an island in a sea of grass. Super work out and the sky is overwhelming. Regards Monika
fds (9547) 2011-11-20 9:58
splendida caro amico
le nuvole sembrano avvolgere nel loro candido splendore il delizioso villaggio
bayno (18344) 2011-11-20 10:26
Ciao Donato, mi ero sempre chiesto come fosse la cittadella vista da terra...ed eccola quà, non è fortificata solo dal mare ma ben protetta anche con dei potenti bastioni, bellissima immagine con un cielo spettacolare, ottima resa cromatica e sharp, buona serata, Valter
tatadalou (7459) 2011-11-20 10:40
Thank you for offering us this photo of the citadel of Bonifacio, with this unusual angle from the bush. The city really seems lost, surrounded by greenery. Very beautiful colors.
lgir (7363) 2011-11-20 10:44
très joli POV sur cette citadelle grâce à des couleurs et contrastes d'un excellent rendu sur une image d'un très bon piqué.
Merci pour ce partage
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-11-20 10:52
Hello Donato - Quite a different feel to the shots Joel has posted and it's interesting to see the location from a completely different angle. The seaward view shows nothing of the dense greenery and the landscape looks rocky and rugged. Here we see an impressive town (with the merest hint of it's coastal location) surrounded by vegetation. Very attractive shot, I like the three elements of greenery, the warm coloured stone buildings and cloud streaked sky. Nice post. Best regards rosemary
lousat (94770) 2011-11-20 10:53
Ciao Donato,un momento d'oro per scattare da questo splendido pov,luce perfetta e ben gestita sulle facciate ed un cielo che ti invidio immensamente,magari per te e' cosa normale,qui dove e' sempre tutto grigio e' una gran spettacolo da guardare! Complimenti e buona settimana,Luciano
brianmcc (6219) 2011-11-20 11:07
this is a terrific [icture. the composition is terrific with an excellent viewpoint. stunning colours. i love the sky and wispy clouds.
patmor (576) 2011-11-20 12:06
Original POV, j'ai rarement vu Bonifacio photographié de ce coté la.
Merci du partage.
annjackman (21901) 2011-11-20 12:11
This is a splendid shot which very well managed light and colours. The warm tones of the town stand out beautifully against the green bush and the fabulous sky. Excellent level of sharpness. A really interesting photo.
cornejo (44685) 2011-11-20 12:24
Ciao Donato, una foto molto bene di questa città fortificata, circondata da verdi boschi, un buon tiro tecnicamente molto buono, buon lavoro il mio amico, complimenti. Buona notte e la settimana felice.
PaulVDV (30739) 2011-11-20 12:37
It's possible to see a small part of your so beloved sea :) But this different approach of Bonifacio is a wonderful one. As there are oases in the desert, this is one in the Mediterranean Maquis.
It's a great view of the walled town with all the houses built on a small area, bounded by the sea at the side that you've already showed on other pictures and by a green 'jungle' on this side. A small jungle, one that you can overlook, but still impressive.
I may not forget the sky. You reserved half the picture for it. Simply magnificent!
Best regards, Paul
jjcordier (79297) 2011-11-20 22:12
J'avoue ne pas du tout reconnaître Bonifacio! Cela ne m'empêche pas d'apprécier la beauté de cette photo et le très bon POV que tu as trouvé. Le ciel couronnant le village est splendide également.
pablominto (53746) 2011-11-20 23:42
An impressive medieval town, with the solid walls to protect against enemy attacks!
Excellent light and wonderful details in the old structures, all under this artistic sky...
A well balanced presentation, and the church tower grabs the eyes..!
danos (100876) 2011-11-21 0:26
Bonifacio is well known from me as from many others of the trekkers from Joel photos,as others members too.But each time i see a photo from this beautiful city is something new for me,like your photo from this new panoramic POV.I like the greenery that surround the city, as the brilliant light and colour management.
Have a good week,Danos
jlbrthnn (76039) 2011-11-21 2:24
il Tuo interprétaion della luce e dei colori è notevole. Hai scelto affatto un eccellente di vista, originale e molto realistico. La realizzazione è esemplare. Congratulazioni.
PS: Ti ringrazio del riferimento ad una delle mie modeste opere;)
jemaflor (100163) 2011-11-21 3:16
Well taken from a good pov this fortress, interesting result with these small white clouds in this nice blue sky, well managed.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-11-21 3:48
a magnificent shot this, so full of colour and what a superb sky. The contrast of colours and elements make the image so attractive and compelling. Executed flawlessly and presented beautifully.
Have a great week - Brian.
jhm (156536) 2011-11-21 4:03
We get a good technical image to see with a excellent sight about the Bonifacio.
Very nice presentation.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant for look at.
Excellent captured and good composed.
Very well done, TFS.
peppe59 (14555) 2011-11-21 7:56
molto bello questo cielo...sembra essere pennellato, il paesaggio è veramente molto bello ed interessante, eccellente la qualità dell'immagine.
ChrisJ (116676) 2011-11-21 18:19
Well composed placed the horizon line a little below the centre. Good sharpness& nice repetition of the mares tails clouds in the sky. Excellent light contrasts & an unusual perspective. Tfs!
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-11-22 5:36
Ola Donato ,
Linda esta vila medieval de Bonifacio protegida por estas muralhas , achei fantástico o céu , boa luz e cores, bons detalhes ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Sergiom (84489) 2011-11-22 6:56
L'endroit est magnifique. Je n'ai jamais vu Bonifacio sous cet angle et je t'en remercie. Tu as laissé beaucoup d'espace au ciel pour se mettre en évidence et il réussit bien sa danse.
stevesaba (8165) 2011-11-22 7:08
I gather this point of view is not the standard one! But it certainly makes for an interesting and wonderful photo. The illusion is as you describe...that the town is emerging out of the forest. And what an amazing town! Some wonderful light, and some great skill here to make a wonderful photo! That was a good movie by the way! Warm regards,
Silvio1953 (148547) 2011-11-22 9:09
Ciao Donato, magnifico cielo sopra un delizioso paesino, ottima nitidezza e splendida luce, gran bella, bravo, ciao Silvio
ellelloo (6572) 2011-11-22 10:15
You chose a great POV to shoot the Bonifacio from this direction. It indeed seems to be a fortress in the middle of thick bush from this direction. One can though see that there is sea too. ;-) Beautiful light and colours and the cloud formations on the blue sky are also very attractive. I switched to Google maps and had a "drive" to the lighthouse of Pertusato. Fine views along the road too and the path was visible occasionally too. A fine shot!
Greetings from still grey and wet Espoo,
rodgerg (55767) 2011-11-22 11:19
Ciao caro Donato,
Un'original punto di vista per persentate questa famosa e bella città con questo large primo plano che duce il sguardo. Il cielo anche duce il sgurado sulla città che sorgo molto ben nel fondo.
adores (46079) 2011-11-22 15:58
Surely a good pov to photograph the town. Dof, sharpness, colours are great and I like that beautiful sky a lot!
delpeoples (59186) 2011-11-23 1:48
You could not have wished for a more beautiful sky, it's so spectacular and gives the impression that the clouds are radiating out of the fortress. Beautiful saturation and contrast. The sharpness is extraordinary. My compliments, have a lovely day.
dip (23890) 2011-11-23 3:02
very beautiful image of the town,taken from an excellent point of view!
amazing colors and lighting as well,
thanks for sharing,
Muse (34962) 2011-11-23 5:08
Un endroit charmant sous un ciel superbe et une très jolie lumière.
Le pov incluant la verdure est bien choisi.
Je te souhaite une très belle après-midi,
mesutilgim (96304) 2011-11-23 8:39
Amazing landscape, amazing capture. Your layout is just perfect. And the cloudy blue sky creates a nice contrast with the yellow color of the buildings.
Interesting notes as well.
TFS and best regards
tyro (26138) 2011-11-23 9:11
What a wonderfully interesting note you have given us (together with a fine link to Joel's superb photograph) and wahta beautiful picture you have presented to illustrate that note!
The lighting is gorgeous, this lovely walled town standing proudly amongst the green bushes and cloaked in the most wonderful and interesting sky. Your use of a polarising filter has been perfect here.
Wonderful colours, perfect exposure and stunning sharpness.
paololg (31448) 2011-11-23 15:34
Il Sindaco di Bonifacio dovrebbe dare a te e Joel la cittadinanza onoraria per le stupende immagini che state postando, una piacevole gara a chi posta il luogo più bello e suggestivo :-)
La foto è ben composta e curata, come sempre, e ci mostra in modo piacevole questo piccolo paese fortificato immerso nella vegetazione, la famosa macchia mediterranea. Fantastico il cielo, che con la forma allungata delle nuvole dà la sensazione di una grande profondità. Eccellente!
Ciao, passa un buon giovedì!
Cricri (122589) 2011-11-24 4:31
Une très jolie vue de la ville entre le vert et ce superbe beau ciel, une très belle composition d'une très haute qualité, une jolie suite avec celle de Joel
kordinator (21295) 2011-11-24 8:17
Beautiful scenery on the coast.
A beautiful city as the main theme with a beautiful green vegetation around the walls.
Kielia (24077) 2011-11-25 8:49
this is a rare POV of Bonifacio here that I appreciate a lot. The viewer gets an excellent idea of this interesting village.
The sky above the houses is very nice and the light is just wonderful. My compliments for this well composed image!
korbee (6619) 2011-11-25 9:55
Hallo dear Capt.Haddock!
You are bringing me back into time a fewe hunderd years ago with this village.
My parent went here long time ago in 1973 and I remeber they told me it was hot,hot and hot there;]...
mkamionka (39179) 2011-11-26 3:33
wow this is a great view of Bonifacio.
Fantastic composition with spectacular sky and a pleasant green foreground. It looks here (may be because it is) as a fortress surrounded by the wilderness indeed.
Great colors, perfect processing.
Have a good weekend,
kennyblack (4207) 2011-11-26 5:01
Ciao Donato,bellissima questa immagine di Bonifacio che appare come un isoletta dispersa nel verde della vegetazione godendosi l' ultima luce del giorno, riflessa benissimo sulle facciate delle case. Bella anche nel dettaglio.
Un saluto ed augurio di buon weekend .... Marino
gunbud (34066) 2011-11-26 15:31
The striking vaillage and its stout walls are beautifully surrounded by wild hills and thick brush.
Especially love the wispy clouds in the lovely blue sky which contrast brilliantly with the lush green thickets below.
Very clear colros, sharpness ad depth to this splendid offering.
tober (8797) 2011-11-27 10:33
Hello Donato, the texture of the ancient walls of the town is in a good harmony with the Mediterranean vegetation around which is an important characteristic of the Island. But the most impressive aspect of your composition is that amazing skycape which I lşked a lot. Congratulations and warm regards, Tolga
batalay (39557) 2011-11-27 18:20
What a spectacular shot of Bonifacio's old town section. I remember traipsing around the the streets on a visit in 2002. The vantage point point you've chosen gives a very good perspective, of the largely rocky island. But what I remember are Napoleon's birthplace, and if I am not mistaken the birthplace of Louis XV. The imposing walls would have been insurmountable one would think.
Angshu (56760) 2011-11-27 20:09
The fortress & citadel of Bonifacio looks good from this distant POV. The picture works well in layers...the green layer of thick foliage in the FG & the blue sky with the dancing clouds, separated by the citadel seemingly so strong. Thanks for the link of Joel's post which shows the same place from a very different POV. Good light & fine colours..especially appreciate the amount of space you kept fr the fine sky! A tiny triangle of sea peeps from the corner which also makes it a seascape
Hansaphotos (8331) 2011-11-28 6:16
A splendid view of the little village. A well composed image where we can see the whole village and get a good impression of its size. Fine natural colours. The blurred skies has a great impact. Very nice work:) TFS. Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
sacavem (18620) 2011-11-28 14:05
Amazing view,good colours and details,well done,TFS
Didi (60590) 2011-11-29 5:52
Belle vue sur ce village fortifié.
Intéressante priorité au ciel avec cette forme originale des nuages.
UlfE (14641) 2011-11-29 10:21
I believe that this is a very original perspective of Bonifacio. Even if there is a path to the lighthouse I think few photographers would get the idea to take a photo. The town surrounded by the Maquis looks really great and the fantastic sky is an extra bonus. TFS and have a nice evening!
csabagaba (6636) 2011-11-30 2:30
Very nice example of the image of fortress cities. Beautiful surroundings, excellent photo. The colors are beautiful. The clouds in the image of the bonus.
Have a nice day.
bebbetto (40) 2011-12-04 9:21
bellissima e ricca di profondità.
Maestose queste mura che si ergono dalla vegetazione.
Colori molto intensi. Cosa saranno quelle macchie bianche sui cespugli ? Cielo mozzafiato
macjake (70519) 2011-12-04 11:35
what can i say here that probably hasn't been mentioned already.
love the subject, the composition, the level of sharpness into the bg, and best of all...the clouds add that little bit extra!
A photo of high quality.
agulberk (3794) 2011-12-05 22:30
Very good captured with an accurate perspective to get nice compositon of an old town under interesting and amazing clouds movement in the nice blue sky. Perfect presentation with excellent light management ,sharpness and contrast.
THanks for sharing.
zoomer (6) 2011-12-12 19:24
Hello,this ancient place looks wonderful between the green and the blue.Perfect contrast.All the best,Wolf.
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-12-24 11:06
Wow Donato, What a splendid photo you have captured of this scene of Bonifacio, Excellent Dof, super colours and well managed light, love the sky, Have a good Christmas and happy new year, Cheers Iain.
ruisc_pt (11090) 2012-01-01 12:19
This one is great! full of light yet not not overexposed.
Fantastic shot you have here my friend.
pajaran (63484) 2012-11-12 11:07
Lep pogled na tvrdjavu i trenutak sa oblacima ...
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i tvrdjava.
Lepo mesto i tvrdjava.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
A nice view of the fort and the moment the clouds ...
Good image sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good content and composition, nice place and shown fortress.
Nice place and fortress.
Good evening and all the best in the new week that started.
- Copyright: Ingenua Mente (Longroute) (19396)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-06
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G9, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-20 7:52
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