Here you can see the same cliff visible in my first photo of Bonifacio:
It’s one of the first sight one can see when approaching the citadel from the harbour, after climbing the stiff uphill “Monte Rastello” way. One wonder how could they build such high houses just on the brim on the cliff…
I was eager to capture this photo because I had already taken it in 2004 with my previous cheap compact camera and it was one of the first photos I had posted here in Te in 2008. But due to the limitations of the camera the quality was not good. So I’m proposing this new version, taken from a slightly different POV and with a different focal length. If you are curious to compare the two versions you can find it:
I had expected to find Bonifacio changed after so many years but apart from one or two buildings most of the houses were still in need of a good restoration. Only the marina, all along the harbour, had a complete restyling.
To read some brief information about the town of Bonifacio, please see the note to my first photo quoted above.
ISO Speed Ratings = 80
Metering Mode = Center Weighted Average
Focal Length = 9.04mm (35 mm equivalent: 70 mm)
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lousat (67205) 2011-09-09 0:32
Ciao Donato,non potevi scegliere miglior pov per far capire come stanno le cose a chi non c'e' mai stato.Spettacolare composizione e perfetta luce che taglia la roccia creando uno stupendo effetto 3D,magnifici anche i colori dell'acqua.Complimenti e buon weekend,Luciano
dta (59121) 2011-09-09 0:34
Ciao Luciano ,
Un point de vue célèbre , magnifiquement mis en image , avec les fleurs au premier plan , de belles couleurs , et un ciel intéressant .
bema (26205) 2011-09-09 0:38
Good morning Donato,
almost an exciting view and a top adress to live in, i guess.. think for the people who live there, it´s just a normal view, however..
so let us hope the will be solid enough many more years...
have a nice weekend, see you around, cheers Bernd
Guenther (10913) 2011-09-09 0:51
che vista spettacolare! Bella composizione con i fiori in primo piano e la nave con la sua scia sullo sfondo. Mi piace anche il cielo...
macondo (18465) 2011-09-09 1:30
A very impressive rock formation upon which those houses in the fort sit very precariously. And of course an equally impressive photo taken from a great viewpoint and timed well to capture the launch at sea. I love the sky and the amazing colours of the water, the close-up vegetation in the foreground. A stunning photo with great light and shadow, and good note.
ManuMay (34357) 2011-09-09 2:01
Un bel posto che conosci bene trovare una prospettiva che valorizza i loro volumi, lasciando a noi faccia vedere come svuotare uno spettacolo di colori, la composizione e grande dettaglio ... mi piace ...
Vi auguro un giorno felice ...
stevesaba (8023) 2011-09-09 3:20
Splendid shot, with lots of interesting elements at play! Gorgeous colors to the ocean with beatufiul light hitting the cliffside! And what a place this is....very photo worthy, and you have captured it perfectly! Fine work, warm regards,
gildasjan (40040) 2011-09-09 3:42
La lumière crée de superbes ombres sur les strates de ces roches.Une image bien construite et très belle.L'image est nette et parfaitement exposée.
Du très beau job photo.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-09-09 4:09
Lovely houses on the steep cliff and a beautiful view of the sea from the houses. I like the dry grass ad small plants in the foreground. Superb shot with colors and sharpness.
rmajum (1081) 2011-09-09 4:42
I think you got all the things right in this compo. The sunlight,the cliff, the sky,the sea even the speeding boat, all complimented your photo. And my compliments too for such a superb post.
Sergiom (49094) 2011-09-09 4:55
J'ai eu le plaisir de visiter cette belle ville accrochée aux flancs des rochers, mais par moins beau temps que toi. Il ne faut rien jeter par la fenêtre.
faletiz (10759) 2011-09-09 5:30
davvero un POV fantastico per questa vista di Bonifacio! Splendidi colori e composizione bellissima con la vegetazione seccata dal sole in primo piano.
Zucca (4610) 2011-09-09 6:54
You're right, I find that view over Bonifacio's houses and cliffs very spectacular and unique, too ! It reminds me June's holidays in South Corsica... In the morning, light is not always easy to manage, with reflection over limestone, and here you did it well ! Good idea to capture the boat, it may have come from Sardinia too ?
Have a nice week-end !
paololg (31448) 2011-09-09 6:56
Ciao caro Donato,
tutt'altra storia rispetto alla precedente catturata nel Aprile del 2004, comparandole è possibile notare il tuo grande salto di qualità in questi anni (e non dipende solo dalla macchina fotografica). L'effetto tridimensionale di questa scogliera a forma di calice, dal quale trabocano le case, è semplicemente stupendo, grazie soprattutto alla nitidezza ed alla buona gestione dei mezzitoni di luce. Fantastica la dissolvenza del verde dell'acqua al blu intenso del mare profondo. Hai fatto bene a ripubblicare questo luogo, credo non ci si stanchi mai di ammirarlo. Bravissimo!
Ciao, passa un buon fine settimana!
cebe (1459) 2011-09-09 7:36
Famous view, always amazing. Very well done. Pleasant light, nice green spots in the sea, pretty sky, some vegetation in the foreground that gives some depth. Bravo.
Sonata11 (31885) 2011-09-09 9:07
Wow !!!, awesome view. Stunning architecture. An amazing picture with fantastic POV and DOF . Excellently executed flawlessly image. This is perfeclty dane . All I love it a very much so. My congrats.
All the best and have a nice WE,
fds (6760) 2011-09-09 23:04
i complimenti fatti da te mi fanno un sacco di piacere anche perchè ti ritengo un bravissimo fotografo con un gran bell'occhio
come in questa spettacolare immagine con la rocca a picco sullo splendido mare della sardegna
i contrasti di colore sono magnifici
cmq se vuoi andare a fare qualche foto sui canali navigabili della francia te lo consiglio proprio caro amico
emka (67401) 2011-09-09 23:36
Hi beautiful photo, excellent composition. I like these turquoise patches in the see, blue deep colour of sky and incredible building on the rock. Nice to see but I would be afraid to live there.
UlfE (14473) 2011-09-10 0:47
What a brilliant shot. The composition is outstanding with the faded plants in the foreground that adds depth, with the inclusion of the shore line and with the “rays” of clouds perfectly positioned in relation to the buildings. But what impresses me most is your POV. You must have climbed down to this point and chosen it carefully. The lighting was excellent and enhances the texture of the rock and the wall and buildings. The motor boat is an extra bonus and a very good inclusion. An excellent photo job. TFS and have a nice weekend!
jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-09-10 1:27
non troverei mai il sonno se la mia casa fosse a strapiombo su questa scogliera. La foto è molto efficacemente composta. Il paesaggio è spettacolare. Un buono primo piano netto contribuisce alla profondità. Eccellente luce, colori, pulizia. Applauso.
chawax (17292) 2011-09-10 2:11
Your photo makes us understand how incredible Bonfacio is ! But why did they build houses in such a place ??? Nice colours, good sharpness.
dip (22240) 2011-09-10 2:16
a wonderful vertical composition,excellent framed with good clarity and amazing colors!
very impressive the view of the houses built on the cliff,hopefully the cliffs there are stable :)
thanks for sharing,
dkmurphys (44124) 2011-09-10 2:39
An weird place indeed but very spectacular. The whole composition is very beautiful.
Well seen, have a nice afternoon.
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-09-10 3:12
Ola Donato ,
Lindas estas casas em cima destes penhasco , a vista lá de cima deve ser linda ,beleza a cor da agua , bom uso da foto na vertical deu uma boa sensação de altura , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
DjoleEric (0) 2011-09-10 3:31
A good display of colors and sharpness.
Have a nice day.
mayjayne (2936) 2011-09-10 3:52
Great subject to capture!! And you have positioned it to make it more interesting with the streaks of white in the blue sky, plus the waves made by the speedboat (presumable) in the deep blue sea as well. Clarity is very good, as seen in the clear waters by the beach. Very well done !
mkamionka (28041) 2011-09-10 4:02
spectacular view! The photo is so luminous, there is so much light in here. Great low POV allows to fully appreciate the location of the houses on top of these unique cliffs. Fantastic composition with so many lines created by clouds, horizon, boat trail and the cliffs texture. Charming plants in the foreground.
Amazing place, perfect presentation,
Have a great weekend,
abmdsudi (35410) 2011-09-10 5:40
This old dwelling on the limestone cliffs looks very spectacular and this pov suits pretty well as I feel is the best way to enjoy the view using this format vertically. All so very well exposed in the sunlight to get every detail of the limestone cliffs and the rugged rocky coastline, lovely rich brilliant colours as well. I thoroughly enjoy this second image of your set but I hope no one who lives there comes home too tipsy!!!! It could be a long step down and so scary and intriguing is the proximity of the cliff edge. A stupendous Meditteranean scene, clean, sharp and a great notes too. Great catch, Congrats
Have a great week end
COSTANTINO (46560) 2011-09-10 7:29
Imaggino che non hai tufato al mare di la in alto,
Bella foto,splendidi colori e bel POV,
e byon weekend,
lgir (6673) 2011-09-10 10:28
magnifique POV sur ce coin typique de l'Ile de Beauté.
Les couleurs et contrastes sont d'un excellent rendu.
Merci pour ce très beau partage.
PaulVDV (18782) 2011-09-10 12:41
When I see a view like this one I always wonder how it must be to live in one of those houses on top of a cliff and whether the residents ever come to regard this as an ordinary place to live.
The view is absolutely stunning!
The sky is an excellent backdrop with the many lines of clouds. The wake of the boat works additionally on this.
You waited well till the boat reached the right place.
Best regards, Paul
adores (32214) 2011-09-10 17:22
This is really amazing: the place, the colours of the water, the houses at the top that seem to be falling at any time.The sky and the boat passing make it even better. Very good composition and colours!
Cricri (95509) 2011-09-10 23:14
Très belle présentation de ces maisons au dessus du rocher, dont la vue doit être de toute beauté comme cette incroyable image, j'aime les couleurs et le format bien choisi
pablominto (53744) 2011-09-10 23:30
Rough coastline and an amazing location of the village!
Have to be careful when you walk home from the pub at night hehehe...
My daughter spent the vacation in Corse this year, and she was very happy with her choice..!
delpeoples (50323) 2011-09-10 23:55
Ciao caro Donato
What magnificent scenery, so expertly captured by you. And the wispy clouds were conspiring with you to produce an amazing effect on those sheer impregnable cliffs. Beautiful colours, excellent choice of the vertical frame and of course, fantastic colour rendering. A masterpiece, this place is incredible.
Have a lovely Sunday and TFS
rodgerg (55767) 2011-09-11 0:56
Ciao caro Donato,
Una ottima verticale vista con il villagio ben locato al verice della scogliera. Primo plano ben scelto ancge con detagli variati ben captati. Gradisco nache la barace che da ritmo e dinamismo alla composizione. Che bei colori anche!
Complimenti e buona domenica,
danos (80360) 2011-09-11 9:08
great shot with a lot of houses to found on the rocks.I like the balance of the scene with the contrast of the sea and the sky to makes the shot even more effective.The cliff rock is really very impressive and i wonder how safe are all these constructions during an earthquake.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
janusz2054 (2) 2011-09-11 9:27
Ciao Luciano ,
Great shot of Bonifacio.
This is a very nice picture with a superb light over the cliff and the town.
Very nice colours and lighting.Perfect composition. Well done.
batalay (33913) 2011-09-11 20:55
I remember the photos, and I remember my visit to Bonifacio. This is a remarkable scene, with the rocky promontory taking one's breath away. I can imagine living in one of those apartments and walking along the city walls. You live a suburb of paradise.
bayno (18340) 2011-09-12 5:27
Ciao Donato, incredibile sardegna, favolosa immagine che ci regala gioia e voglia di vivere questo stupenda natura, esposizione perfetta, luce straordinaria, il paesino in bilico è fantastico, il cielo e il mare mozzafiato, TFS, un caro saluto, valter
Charo (51208) 2011-09-12 17:05
In queste case nessuno vi potrà togliere la vista sul mare.
Imponente edificio sulla scogliera, per le persone che soffrono di vertigini.
Grande composizione e prospettiva. Molto bello il colore turchese del mare.
Un caro saluto,
npecanhuk (58284) 2011-09-12 17:41
Impressively beautiful place!
Very attractive picture of it!
Chosen pov, colors, exposure, vertical format, level of sharpness and composition are all excellent and really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Angshu (53681) 2011-09-13 10:23
Sitting on the edge of the cliff is the correct phrase to be used here. There are a lot of pictures of Corse in the link you provided..its in fact the first page of Corse pictures rather than your earlier shot. The water with the turquoise & deep blue is alluring. The jagged cliff looks impressive, and the wake of water left behind by the boat in the BG also draws attention. A fine picture with your usual technical excellence
zoomer (6) 2011-09-13 12:52
This is quite spectacular.Your POV gives a great sense of looking up at the castle and down at the sea.Very impressive,greetings Wolf.
Kielia (21953) 2011-09-15 6:47
what a fascinating place! This is another wonderful impression of a spectacular landscape taken from a very well working POV. The colors in this bright light are fantastic. Excellent photo work! My compliments, also for the interesting note!
humayun (2913) 2011-09-15 12:21
nice polarizing image........
good worl and welfare.........
RhodieIke (10415) 2011-09-16 0:38
Hi Donato, Wow, What a super photo of this fantastic view of the cliff of Bonifacio, love the colours of the sea, Well done, Tfs, Cheers Iain.
jhm (130710) 2011-09-16 3:40
What a rock with upwards the buildings.
We see perfect the relief in the rocks through the wind and seawater.
Excellent depth and perspective, together nice colors, pleasant for look at.
Composition and presentation are splendid.
Very well done, TFS.
ellelloo (6570) 2011-09-18 12:59
A fascinating view and photo! Excellent POV and I like your good composition, which also includes the rough bottom of the cliff and the dried plants. The colours are fine and the turquoise patches of water, the deep blue sea and the sky with the stripes of clouds are all beautiful. The boat passing and its wake are nice details as well. Good clarity, contrast and sharpness complete the excellent quality. Thanks for the informative note!
People living in those houses indeed have amazing sea views. I have always wondered how come they dare to build houses so near the edges of this kind of cliffs. Here they have built the separate walls at least for some kind of safety measure.
Greetings from rather autumnal Espoo, where next week will be very rainy.
macjake (48401) 2011-09-20 0:47
I will gladly give you your 100th point on this photo, its well deserved.
the sharpness of the homes is excellent, and despite how small they are too, its of very good quality.
the photo looks smooth and clean, with lovely colors, and smart composition.
the trailing boat compliments the trailing cloud formations.
fotka (2811) 2011-09-22 5:50
What a fantastic location for the houses sitting on the cliff above the sea. I enjoy the colors of the water as also the sky. Great composition, colors, light and sharpness.
paura (47166) 2011-09-24 14:26
A natureza aqui foi soberba e você nos mostra esse lindo lugar em uma fotografia muito bem conseguida. Beleza de trabalho.
Hansaphotos (6255) 2011-09-25 6:40
What an interesting place. I prefer this version of your pictures captured at the same spot. The lighting is nice, creating fine shadows that enhances the texture of the cliff. The green/blue colour of the water provides a fine contrast to the scene, as does the yellow flowers in the fg. Very well done:) Have a nice Sunday.
Best regards, Erling
ChrisJ (92225) 2011-09-28 4:10
Corsica looks wonderful! Those buildings so precariously perched on the cliff look dangerous. The turquoise colour of the sea is amazing. Not like the grey North Sea at all! Tfs!
ruisc_pt (10251) 2011-10-02 7:29
Hello my dear friend Donatto.
Tghis is a fabulous panorama shot.
Great colors, clarity and deepness.
J_Burke (1283) 2011-10-06 4:36
Very interesting note, I think this version is a big improvement on the earlier photo taken. This picture is framed much better, you have included some foreground interest and more depth. The colours are excellent, the lighting on the rock is well captured too and the speeding boat in the distance a nice touch. Thanks for sharing.
adramad (32933) 2011-10-06 9:55
A spectacular image of great beauty, a well chosen POV which enhances this great site, plants in the foreground are a nice touch and contrasted with those emerald green, which offer us the sea, spectacular balance of these houses on the rock.
An ideal image in good light and beautiful colors, crisp likewise allows us to enjoy the details. Well done.
ashres (1453) 2011-10-08 19:15
Its a wonderful shot here and you've taken it fantastically. Building in such cliff i think won't let have a good night sleep if any changes in weather. Some people always like to do extremes and this is a great example, a wonderful shot,
have a nice time
sacavem (18608) 2011-10-11 6:21
Mais uma bela composição, onde o formato escolhido funciona muito bem. Excelente o trabalho de pp.
david_P (512) 2011-10-30 14:44
beautifull POV of Bonifacio, all this island is so beautifull, you may have been pleased to see this second version with a good camera :)
kennyblack (4207) 2011-11-11 14:08
Ciao Donato, molto bella ed interessante questa immagine che sembra sfidare la gravità. Bellissima impostazione con colori e risoluzione perfetta :)))
Un augurio di buona serata e buon weekend ... Marino
kordinator (14805) 2011-12-14 0:42
You are great photos from France.
Another very nice work in your gallery.
But this photo is actually of higher quality than earlier versions.
Photography is wonderful with excellent shooting angle.
Very nice theme, perfect light and color.
Best regards my friend
- Copyright: Donato Ingenua Mente (Longroute) (19392)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G9, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-09-09 0:24