I am continuing to post my summer photos. Today it is a view of Collioure. I was here in 2011.
Wikipedia wrote: There is a record of the castle at "Castrum Caucoliberi" having been mentioned as early as 673, indicating that the settlement here was of strategic and commercial importance during the Visigoth ascendancy.
Collioure used to be divided into two villages separated by the river Douy, the old town to the south named Port d'Avall (in French known as Le Faubourg) and the upstream port, Port d'Amunt
Collioure was taken in 1642 by the French troops of Maréchal de la Meilleraye. A decade later, the town was officially surrendered to France by the 1659 Treaty of Pyrenees. Because of its highly strategic importance, the town's fortifications, the Château Royal de Collioure and the Fort Saint-Elme stronghold, were improved by the military engineer Vauban during the reign of Louis XIV. Nevertheless, Collioure was besieged and occupied by the Spanish troops in 1793, marking the last Spanish attempt to take the city. The blockade was broken a year later by general Jacques François Dugommier.
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yquem46 (38102) 2013-12-09 6:04
A very pleasant view on this sunny little town of southern France
Nice contrast of the blue sky with the red roofs
Well composed with the tower at right and the boats
have a nice day, best regards
Nicou (111401) 2013-12-09 8:30
quelle charmante image et compo sueprbe vue de cette ville avec les belles couleur le port cette tour qui ressort fantastique vue et captage.
Bravo et amitié
chrislo (3753) 2013-12-09 9:30
A very nice shot that captures the sense of this place really well. The house colours are a very good contrast to the blue sky whilst the white boats basking in sunshine intensify their brightness on a dark blue sea. The picture is pinsharp and perfect, giving details in all areas of the scene. The vibrant colours and the exquisite lighting enhance this beautiful atmosphere and make it a very attractive image. Very well done.
claudeD (28908) 2013-12-09 9:57
very fine idea to share your summer picture with us here on TE during this dark and cold season. Very good composition and fine colors. Remembers me my last summer holidays.I like the shot very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
resat1972 (6680) 2013-12-09 10:35
mediterranean smell came up here
The dominance of blue color very well
greeting from İstanbul
ktanska (23442) 2013-12-09 11:21
A well framed shot of a small seaside town. Intense blue tones of the sky and sea give a summer feeling for me. That lighthouse is well placed on the right.
Cricri (97075) 2013-12-09 11:45
Une région du sud que j'aimerai visiter, j'aime la présentation, les couleurs et lac lumière sont très belles, telle une carte postale
cornejo (25543) 2013-12-09 11:52
Hello Serghei, very good picture of this beautiful composition in the pretty village of Collioure, very well captured in this beautiful and interesting picture, with good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Romano46 (15678) 2013-12-09 13:14
una foto perfetta per la piacevole presenza in contemporanea di bella composizione, colori molto bwn distribuiti, luce molto viva e nitidezza di ottimo livello.
IUl tutto in presenza di un soggetto molto interessante.
Ciao e buona serata
Periko (1895) 2013-12-09 14:40
Hi Serghei, this is a clear and bright cityscape, where the tower at right is the main focal point. Good composition.
jcpix (9324) 2013-12-09 18:06
Even though I see the bright sunshine most days, I'm still really enjoying your trip back through memory lane of much warmer days. :) A comeback to France...you bet, I'll be there as soon as possible!
This is a lovely depiction of the town, and a good idea to represent its climate with the abundance of blue sky to enhance the overall atmosphere and welcoming environment. I particularly like the tower on the right, anchoring the span of buildings as they stretch from side to side. It colorful, sharply detailed and balanced. Nicely composed and shown amigo, this looks mighty enticing!
My warmest wishes,
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-09 22:25
A clear sunlit landscape. very pleasant looking place with the river and the boats in fg.
Excellent colors and composition.
dkmurphys (44675) 2013-12-09 23:56
Lovely port scene. The blue sky is quite perfect, I love the architecture and the atmosphere of good mood.
Enjoy a nice day.
Noel_Byrne (17301) 2013-12-10 0:55
You are the Kifi Annan of the world of photography, uniting nations and showing the world the beautiful side of every nation :)
This is another beauty, the way you have composed the skyline of this town is perfect, especially the placement of the tower on the right. I love that the lower half of the scene comprises the sea and town, while the upper 50% is given to that enviable blue sky. Excellent framing too!
Thanks as always
bostankorkulugu (41736) 2013-12-10 4:44
a beautiful reminder of the summer days... lovely place, good postcard my friend...
timecapturer (41882) 2013-12-10 4:48
nice little series this. Makes me long for summer all the more seeing beautifully executed shots like this. A magic place captured wonderfully with immaculate detail and a captivating atmosphere. Looks amazing!
mirosu (10942) 2013-12-10 4:51
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and bright tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see the lighthouse and the houses around with elegant shape. The whole is harmonized well by beautiful color balance of red, white, brown and blue. And, the nice light reflections draw out an additional good atmosphere, too. Well done.
SnapRJW (27098) 2013-12-10 7:21
Hi Serghei - A pleasant looking town especially under the summer sky where the colours are contrasts are enhanced. A neat and well managed shot. Warm regards rosemary
annjackman (16861) 2013-12-11 11:24
I enjoy the crispness of this image with the pure blue sky and the colour in the buildings. Lovely calm water with very pleasant shimmering colours. A well balanced and enchanting picture.
Kind Regards, Ann
mcmtanyel (8269) 2013-12-16 22:41
I would not mind coming back again and again to such beautiful places. I like the layers of colors in this photo, especially the contrast between the top two layers, deep blue and brick red.
PS. The artificial snow was made of cotton.
TRB (13385) 2013-12-17 13:40
Sharpness, colors, framing and picture perfect.
skillfully excellent exposure, very very nice ..