Happy Earth Day
Headlands north of Porto from Capu D'Ortu (1300m. above the Mediterranean. The photo is average, but it took quite an effort to walk up there! Typically it takes 5-6 hours return, starting at 500m. in Piana. 2 liters of water are barely enough even in March. In summer, good luck. It's not a dangerous track, but very steep, well, at the summit it can be dangerous, especially if there is water on the rocks. It was worth it for the view. Closer view coming in workshop. The white sliver above the low cloud over the headland is the Alps, as seen from almost 200km. away!
14mm. focal length.
ND Grad filter used.
Loic (donluicu) asked for more photos from Corsica, so voila!
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npecanhuk (61868) 2008-04-22 19:41
I really liked this picture!
I like photos taken from high spots like this one!
Then it has good colors and this rock at the foreground gives us the sense of depth in it!
It's also interesting that we almost can't notice the difference between the sky and the sea!
TFS - Congratulations!
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2008-04-22 20:02
You called it "average" but in my opinion the picture is very good. It has a great sense of depth/distance, very nice colours and a excellent view. It was worth the climb for be able this magnificent view. Thanks for sparing me the task of doing it myself!!!
kleeross (159) 2008-04-22 20:28
Great P.O.V. and amazing blue water and sky. They almost seem to blend together. Great shot.
Roly (2024) 2008-04-22 21:30
You're right, it's not quite as appealing as your usual shots, mostly because the light is a bit too harsh and hey, I finally see that you, too, run into a tiny bit of haze every once in a while. In my opinion, the sky is slightly overpolarized. This being said, it's by no means a bad image, was very well composed and gives a good idea about the geography of Corse. I like the little clouds clinging onto the ridges in the distance.
carper (96) 2008-04-22 21:32
what a vie Tan,
marvelous depth in it, good fantastic view of this beautiful country, a good quality a very good one of your hand, have a nice day.
Dusklilly (518) 2008-04-22 21:48
wow, what a beautiful waterscape! The POV is just great, with that rock in the front it gives a natural and curved framing with the shadow down the shore, It's beautiful.
devylla (79) 2008-04-22 22:25
A great shot.
Is just amazing...I don't know what to say more:)
It take's your breath away.
jjcordier (74022) 2008-04-22 22:31
Ce merveilleux endroit de Corse méritait bien d'être mis en vedette en ce jour de la Terre et tu as trouvé un somptueux point de vue pour nous le montrer.Très belle photo de ce magnifique panorama!
MiguelP (14466) 2008-04-22 23:12
It looks like you have been climbing a lot while this hollidays in Europe. Excelent DOF here, a photo that seems to be like a moment of a David Lean´s film. Somehow the landscape reminds me to Mallorca, and this is something extra for me. Take care!
ChrisJ (94844) 2008-04-22 23:58
I like the sweeping curve(s) of the bay, the cobalt blue sea, & the marvellous high vantage point. Good sharpness. The rock at the top left, resembles a "thumbs up" sign. Tfs!
pat0500 (21561) 2008-04-23 0:29
Lovely great picture and very beautiful POV..! I like it..!
Wonderful place for the good shot..! Good light and colours.
Didi (55145) 2008-04-23 2:09
Great composition from a dominant high point.
Very interesting game with lights and shades on the left.
gilou530 (34) 2008-04-23 2:58
un énorme POV de cette baie l'oeil plonge radicalement dans l'eau, des couleurs géniales bien polarisée, beau travail
dkeus31 (27735) 2008-04-23 3:23
a nice image, with a a good high pov, usual for a captain's view :)
Vanessa132 (94) 2008-04-23 3:36
what a view!!! amazing!!!
fayeulle (27827) 2008-04-23 4:00
A POV from an eagle nest !
Amazing and marvellous
PixelTerror (0) 2008-04-23 4:12
The good thing about Corsica is that with its spectacular west coastline it's not difficult to find the captain's pov, and it shows, the big curve starting from the foreground upper rock and continuing on to the far end is indeed highly spectacular, combo of pola and wide angle gave you some tone differences in the sky.
Have a nice day JY
samrat_roy1 (697) 2008-04-23 4:23
of the three versions posted by you (including workshop), this has the best look. i appreciate your effort in climbing up there and giving us a feel of the place. the close up of the rock on the left, gives us a feeling of the depth of the place. thanks for sharing.
donluicu (24718) 2008-04-23 6:31
thanks my friend...
indeed a lovely picture...with the rugged corsican coast line (just as the inhabitants!! lol)
very good picture, clear skies...
Jeppo (17639) 2008-04-23 11:32
what an amazing view.
the landscape is really impressive...it takes the breath away.
contrast sea/rocks is incredible!
bennyfunky (795) 2008-04-24 1:21
Beautiful view, colorful and very clear wheater. Nice shot.
Gerrit (45195) 2008-04-24 4:02
the effort was worthwhile. Fantastic view ove this rugged coastline. Beautiful light and shadow.
jmdias (52918) 2008-04-24 7:27
wonderful pov, we can see a lot os sea and land here. Beautiful light and compo. We have an idea about how hight you were. congratulations
Philippe (11836) 2008-04-24 9:46
Hi, Tan. Your point of view offers us a nice downward view on the rugged Corsican coastline. I also get an unmistakable feeling Corsica is an island when I look at your picture. The sea really surrounds everything here. I like the good contrast between the light-coloured rocks in the foreground and the deep blue of the sea. Even though they are barely visible I find it amazing to be able to see the Alps over the sea.
corsicastorm (3224) 2008-04-27 5:50
Une vue epoustouflante et une compo parfaite !
bakes888 (18499) 2008-04-29 0:33
Hi Tan. Usually nothing worthwhile is easy! Just as well you’re lugging MF gear up the hill ;-). Great photo. I ‘m glad you included the WS’s to add context. Thanks for sharing.
Tobias__Ortmann (2638) 2008-04-30 8:17
Hi tan this shot is amzing
very good composition and th eview over the coast----beatifull
very well done
best regards Toba
pasternak (15177) 2008-05-13 2:01
The high POV is classic for your work, and the composition is so well built with this rock on the left. The view is sooo immense!!!
basithry (480) 2008-05-22 3:36
Hello Tan Yilmaz!
One can only see this scene in dreams - For me it seems like a picture taken in "Imagination" and then it's printed on TE.
Awesome, really awesome shot.The beauty speaks itself here.Picture with great feelings.Superb POV.Picture of the day for me so far.(Best of luck for future)
MIMACSKA (291) 2008-06-15 22:45
The treking must be good to. We spent this 6 onth in India and Nepal and felt in love with trekking.
Thats gonna be a place for me somethimes...
Signal-Womb (13048) 2008-06-24 13:52
Hi Tan , your gallery is a visual feast, I cant believe how well travled you are. Here the view is simply breathtaken. Excellent work.
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-03
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 10-22 f3.5-4.5 EFS, 77 mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Manamo's 08 daily faves (April,may,june) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-22 19:02
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