Albi is a major town in the Midi-Pyrenees region situated on the Tarn River. Upstream from Albi is the Tarn Gorge, which I have yet to visit, but looks very interesting for outdoor activities when the weather improves :-)
The picture is taken from the Toulouse-Lautrec museum which is situated in the old town, near the cathedral. Now...call me slow, but I only recently realised that the famous painter, whose paintings hang in the museum, came from this region and that his name is a combination of the City of Toulouse and the Village of Lautrec - which is just south of Albi. His family owned a large amount of land in this region from which the name derives. So, not only did I have some fun taking pictures, but also learnt something new...isn't that what life is all about? :-)
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mpb001 (4602) 2006-01-06 20:12
Excellent shot, David. I really like the pastel colors of the sky. Great detail and composition.
RegisMinot (1541) 2006-01-06 20:19
First of all, it's a wonderful landscape, very well served by your composition. The colours are very appealing. I just wonder if they are natural or the result of some photoshop work. Whatever, I like the result.
Robbienight (621) 2006-01-06 20:24
Excellent shot. Colours, contrasts and definition are superb.
joshack (455) 2006-01-06 20:31
It's a nice shot, I agree, but I think the PP editing is a bit overdone and distracting. IMO.
yesyuvraj (150) 2006-01-06 21:25
Great colours captured. I wonder
-- what time was It ?
-- Was a filter used ?
Cormac (26545) 2006-01-06 21:26
Incredible scene! The thing that really draws me to this shot is the colours, which are surreal. I can see pink, orange and violet - very unusual and beautiful. The view of the old town and those amazing bridges is great too. Well done!
Wahclellaspirit (3961) 2006-01-06 21:47
Great shot! Nothing more needs to be said....
brasiu (65) 2006-01-07 5:09
Really a Great shot, also couse you used a superb camera, i would like to know if you retouched the colour on PS.
Here the location 43.929 , 2.144
jemaflor (82098) 2006-01-07 5:20
Particular and very nice light on your shot, well framed, the result is fantastic, well done.
coco (30439) 2006-01-07 11:15
Simply, beautiful composition and colours.
Well seen and well captured.
oochappan (22043) 2006-03-18 17:24
And that is what photography is about, a shot is not taken by your tool but more by your mind, the persuit of the feeling at the spot, sometimes growing in your memory by time, is what is called skill to go beyond the limitations of an imperfect tool to an artistic and personal expression without loosing the reality that becomes a new reality : yours.
Very fine details and incongruous fabulous colors.
Galmeida (12559) 2006-03-18 17:41
Splendid creative moment nature and eye cath also by you and my word critiques are finely directly to you by your great artwork view that you made in a great shot with this gret composition picture to TE. This is really a weather and atmosphere mood that you captured in high quality frequency and high insight creative moment.
Clear picture, quality and splendid and so my BRAVO for this nicely taken moment that could be in any away at earth.
Congratulations and also the best to you.
Curioso (9271) 2006-05-24 16:44
Coooool ! I thought for a second it was Paris :) Very beautiful compo and light. I like the warm tints you rendered very much David ! Great picture from that beautiful place.
vts_ch (2624) 2006-06-08 17:40
Just discovered your gallery through the eye of Zeppi, and must admit that I am bluffed by your talent.
This image has an incredible depth, and a wonderful play with colors.
cessy (13647) 2006-12-06 11:17
woww.. it looks like a painting
so beautiful and gorgeous colors
the light so marvelous
very well done, David
Butterflyka (518) 2008-02-15 10:19
Very beautiful composition which looks like painting.Great colors and contrast.Wonderful sharpness,clarity and depth.
- Copyright: David Plummer (DiaAzul) (1401)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-28
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm/f4
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-01-06 20:03
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