Collioure is a popular village on the Côte Vermeille in the Pyrénées-Orientales Department. That being so, and this being August, I was really surprised to find, just a couple of blocks back from the sea, a place so quiet and empty. So empty in fact that I had to wait for the woman to open her window to hang out her washing, and persuaded Rosemary to "populate" the street. So beautiful and quiet, the area was a photographer's dream. This is Rue de la Convention, around the opposite side of the bay from the main port area.
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JFS (32459) 2012-06-19 9:18
This week end i was just here! The town is really nice and you captured the atmopshere of the interior very well. You managed the light very well as well.
dale54 (6707) 2012-06-19 9:28
will hi,nice shot,nice work,lovely feel to this shot,nice lite colors and light! tfs! dr
golemola (111) 2012-06-19 9:39
very good photo.thank for share
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2012-06-19 10:00
very good shot... excellent POV...
very soft & lovely colours...
nice management of light...Tfs!
dta (70865) 2012-06-19 10:20
Bonjour Will ,
une dame à la robe colorée , dans une ruelle aux murs colorés ! c'est pittoresque et pleins de détails : ainsi , si on lève les yeux , on voit une autre femme s'occupant de son linge . La lumière est bien maitrisée .
PecoBud (3824) 2012-06-19 10:53
Beautiful colors and perfect light management giving your POV here a pleasant outcome. Clarity and the two ladies gives your composition two thumbs up from me, great job here Will!!
TFS.........Your Friend from California.......Buddy
CLODO (31681) 2012-06-19 11:36
I was in this village the day after the french republic president election. In fact everybody goes to the same place to visit, and you can find deserted small streets. Thankfully, you were travelling with your wife. I like the warm colors of the houses and the human presence giving life to the shot.
marina7 (8055) 2012-06-19 12:52
Wonderful shot, Will. The ochre palette is amazing. It looks like a book illustration to me. Great angle and clarity. My compliments.
siudzi (34131) 2012-06-19 14:32
A nice presentation of this interesting place executed with extremely good light management, sharpness and saturation effect. Beautiful work. Like it a lot.
magalik (6103) 2012-06-19 14:41
Excellent composition, like it very much. The woman at the balcony is the cherry on the cake. It's the kind of shots which gived me the wish to discover a city.
Nice light management.
tyro (21726) 2012-06-19 16:42
Yes, it is wonderful how, with just a little exploration, you can often quite easily find quiet streets within a stone's throw of bustling crowds. And you have found such an idyllic place here. Just as well that the lady was just hanging out her washing and wasn't shouting "Gardyloo" prior to dousing you with waste water and excrement! And so nice to have a willing subject so prettily to "populate" the street for you!
Lovely lighting in this narrow street and yet you have not allowed the sky to be "blown out". Gorgeous colours, excellent composition, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness.
npecanhuk (69410) 2012-06-19 17:01
Charming narrow street!
Truly beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format, contrasts and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
danos (89845) 2012-06-20 8:51
nice the view s the strolling in this very narrow alley of the city with the warm colours of the houses to make the image so impressive.
The existence of the passing by woman and the other on the balcony add life in the image.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
gezimania (6166) 2012-06-22 1:42
Sometimes we have to wait for someone in motion to get a more powerful shot and this situition makes our holidays hard for out partners :) And here it really worths to wait just to catch that woman on work.. Wonderful street shot, compliments !
abmdsudi (46134) 2012-06-22 9:25
It looks so peaceful and quiet, perspective wise the eye is drawn all the way up the slope and beyond. There is loads of interest to explore and It must have been pretty cool actually being there, the historic old town feel but neatly painted. A strong composition, bringing out the typical rich colors and architecture in the best possible way and you have captured that impression of times past so well and this speaks volumes about this village. Great capture, light and shade managed very well and Rosemary is there at the right spot and almost camouflage there while the lady on top is timely captured to add that little excitement. An excellent street scene, so full of character. Great shot my friend. Have a great week end. Congrats and TFS
emka (85067) 2012-06-23 23:53
Haha, indeed, the street looks empty. But it is the common situation in the popular places, all visitors got to some "postcard places" and enough going a bit farther and there is no one there. beautiful narrow street, luckily with no traffic. Nice pastel coloured houses and the woman with the laundry gives it amusing touch.
danyy (0) 2012-06-27 4:36
cette photo rend bien l'étroitesse de la ruelle par rapport à la hauteur des immeubles agréablement colorés de teintes chaudes. Un joli ciel et des lumières efficaces jusqu'au sol.
delpeoples (54593) 2012-06-28 23:54
Hi dear Will
Excellent vertical frame, and a superb management of the light and shade. The colours are wonderful and you really capture the essence of this beautiful, vibrant town.
Thanks for sharing, have a great day
sevy (15367) 2012-06-29 0:57
The famous narrow and colorfull streets in the old south France town. The vertical frame was the right choice here, as well as to include the walking woman and the one at balcony to put a piece of life and action in this view.
Graal (99762) 2012-06-30 0:27
nice view of old narrow backstreet. Good vertical format and composition. Amazing atmosphere is in this place. Good "human accents" also.
Have a nice WE.
dkmurphys (52129) 2012-07-01 8:24
Very beautiful street composition. The colors are great, so is the atmosphere. Well taken!
divail (8334) 2012-07-02 18:45
Cette photo représente bien Collioure. J'ai eu la chance de découvrir ce beau petit village il y a quelques années. J'aime le format vertical qui met bien en évidence l'étroitesse des rues et les belles couleurs des maisons.
vmukherjee (612) 2012-07-07 15:21
Nice shot. I love these old narrow streets with clothes hanging from windows. Thanks for sharing.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-08-04 1:25
Great street scene! I like the faded colors of the houses especially the lighting on this one. Seems it is taken inside a studio or something (maybe your lighting, i don't know but I find it surreal. Great shot! my compliments!
dekanski (4041) 2012-08-08 0:53
- Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) (7987)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS5D
- Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Will's street snaps [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-19 8:32