Hello friends, today I present this beautiful image of the interesting and beautiful city of Colmar, in the province of Alsace (France), is dedicated to our friend Luis (Adramad) for your interest in learning this beautiful place. Hope you like it, then a letter on the city.
Colmar (France: Colmar; Alsatian: Colmer; German: Colmar, between 1871-1918 and 1940-1945: Kolmar) is a town and commune in the department of Haut-Rhin Alsace, France.
It is the prefecture (capital) of the district of the same name.
The old city center, well preserved houses several buildings, sometimes large, German Gothic and early Renaissance and a number of old churches, among which is the collegiate church of San Martín (XIII century) as the largest and most notable.
Local artist Martin Schongauer XV century painted what is considered his masterpiece, The Madonna of the Roses, in the Eglise des Dominicains (Dominican church). The famous Isemheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald highlight is the treasure housed in the Museum Unterlinden city. The museum, opened in 1853, is housed in the former convent of the Dominican order of "Unterlinden" (meaning "under the linden trees").
In 1834, was born in Colmar Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, creator of the famous Statue of Liberty, located in New York City.
Once a year, in August, the Fair hosts Colmar wines.
However, the greatest art is that Colmar retains traditional ambience with its wooden frame houses carefully preserved, filled with flowering geraniums on hot days.
Colmar has an interesting center, studded with old buildings, a famous museum, Unterlinden, and carefully Little Venice.
Furthermore, in the vicinity of the city there are some other points of interest, such as the magnificent town of Riquewihr, and great food and wine care also linger conception of art.
Unterlinden Museum is housed in a former Dominican convent founded in the thirteenth century, with a Gothic cloister considered the best in the region.
About 300,000 visitors come each year to the center, which exposes excellent art exhibitions of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, as well as archaeological and ethnographic, on two floors and a basement.
But the core of this whole attraction is the famous Issenheim altarpiece, painted in the early sixteenth century by Grünewald to decorate a convent chapel Issenheim (20 miles south of Colmar)
The ten paintings of Grünewald are masterful. The painter left an impressive Crucifixion, which amazed the wincing, luminous shades and many details, among which is the painful aspect of Christ's flesh.
This crucifixion of Mathias Grünewald painter has placed as one of the most prominent European and world religious art of all time.
Little Venice, a beautiful set of traditional houses, full of flowers, beautiful half-timbered, line up along the street and Fish Pier, next to the canal.
These houses were owned by fishermen. Also lived in the neighborhood gardeners traditionally used by the channel to drive the fruits to the city market. Today the boats carry tourists rather quiet.
Very near this neighborhood is that of the tanners, with houses of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, lovingly restored.
Around the city center of Colmar houses abound timbered Alsatian, artistic balconies, turrets, balconies and other decorative elements.
In addition to the proliferation of this type of construction, stands in Colmar exquisite care of this important heritage, full of flowers during the most benign.
This gorgeous set spans much of the city, but is particularly notable in the walk from the Cathedral Square to the Old Customs and Little Venice.
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Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/3200 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 25 mm
Date Taken: 2012-06-30 16:51
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 298 kb
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yquem46 (38096) 2013-01-27 12:27
Voilà une belle carte postale que tu pourrais vendre aisément dans les magasins de Colmar et d'Alsace
Clair, lumineux, de belles couleurs, bien composé
Bravo et bonne soirée
Kamilutka (6719) 2013-01-27 12:30
this photo is so busy and colorful that it actualy makes my eyes wander from one detail to another. Very cheerful and full of positive energy - I love the composition, colors and sunny weather :-)
PaulVDV (19395) 2013-01-27 12:39
Really an excellent postcard showing the typical and beautiful architecture of Colmar and presented in a well thought composition.
The inclusion of the trees is a very good idea and the flowers on the foreground add even more colour to the picture.
Also on top you used the branches as a beautiful framing.
The view of the church and the houses on the left and in the middle is surrounded by greenery and by flowers.
I was wondering how the photo would look like if you would have cropped it just next to the right tree ... Just an idea. I don't know. Anyway, this splendid picture is a beautiful invitation for a visit of Colmar.
Best regards, Paul
dkmurphys (44657) 2013-01-27 12:46
Very beautiful POV from that attractive city. I like the architecture and the colors. Well taken scene, enjoy a good week.
jacquest (17773) 2013-01-27 13:03
This is a wonderful POV on this village of Colmar. Nice framing with the flowers, good saturated colors and sharpness. I like this view of the buildings with the distance on the river giving deepness. Interestting light and shadow play.
mesutilgim (76804) 2013-01-27 13:18
Very nice capture from Colmar with very good pov and layout.
Nice the colorfull flowers in the foreground.
I was in Colmar often in seventies, and I still remember that the weather was the cleanest atmosphere throughout Europe.
TFS ans best regards
chrislo (3747) 2013-01-27 13:26
Avec ces jolies fleurs au premier plan, la vue fait très carte postale, mais elle n'en demaure pas moins plaisante à regarder. Le canal ombragé, les maisons typiques, et les arbres qui encadrent la scène composent une très belle image bien équilibrée d'excellente qualité.
npecanhuk (59032) 2013-01-27 13:45
Beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!
Special regards to the colors, exposure and composition!
TFS - congrats,
emka (68666) 2013-01-27 14:32
Hi Angel, very nice dedication to our friend Luis and marvelous postcard from this charming place. The composition is delightful here. Beautiful geraniums in the corner and lovely half timbered houses behind the river. The town is really worth visiting. Have a nice week
eldancer1 (23097) 2013-01-27 14:43
Good use of the trees to frame this beautiful scene! And the flowers in the foreground is a plus. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. WEll done, tfs.
emilbo (22112) 2013-01-27 14:48
Vraiment merveilleux ce coin bien présenté et bien entouré par une belle fédération. La belle architecture des édifices est très intéressante jusqu'au magnifique clocher au loin. L'avant-plan fleuri ajoute de la beauté à la photo et les couleurs sont merveilleuses,
Beau travail et bon début de semaine,
Sonata11 (32261) 2013-01-27 18:13
what a spectacular pic of gorgeous scenery of architecture and daily life scene. An excellent executed and perfectly well framed. Magnificent photo job. Splendid colors, sharpness, clarity, amazing POV and DOF as well. Tfs. Love it.
siolaw (37644) 2013-01-27 22:26
Nice compo with the flowers being a pleasant foreground to the beautiful view of the city in the back. Framing and general quality are fine.
maria-v1981 (10420) 2013-01-28 2:28
An appealing composition of this beautiful town with its traditional half-timbered buildings and its famous flower arrangements. Excellent perspective along the waterway and very good colours and light.
Have a nice Monday,
snunney (76410) 2013-01-28 2:31
Colmar is indeed a beautiful town and you have captured the essence of it perfectly here. The point of view and the framing offered by trees and flowers are very agreeable. Pleasing natural tones and very good sharpness. There is some evidence of pp work on the sky, but enough to disturb my overall enjoyment of the image.
ikeharel (48368) 2013-01-28 3:50
Colmar is known to dip in flowers, and such vivid places like you show here.
All of pic. space employed here beautifully, with the right allocation.
SWEETFREEDOM (20804) 2013-01-28 5:15
beautiful view, great colors and details.
Sergiom (50636) 2013-01-28 6:16
Colmar est probablement une des villes les plus photogéniques de France. Le point de vue très fleuri avantage les belles maisons à colombage en arrière plan. La lumière est spectaculaire.
Graal (94186) 2013-01-28 10:31
beautiful summer image here. I like the composition with flowers on FG. Interesting old architecture in Colmar. Good photowork and informations.
Have a nice evening.
lousat (68585) 2013-01-28 14:32
Hi Angel,the most rich composition of the day on TE.A lot of things,colors,flowers,architechtures..very nice and very well done!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
abmdsudi (36344) 2013-01-28 18:27
A vibrant part of the city scene as it creates a visual feast to the eyes and a real treat of colors there. Excellent observations, simply beautiful shot in brilliant light with a good interest of fg as strong anchor to main interest wjhile the backdrop attractive colourful architecture offer lot of beauty to explore in a cheery atmosphere. Great shot, Well done.
macjake (49328) 2013-01-28 21:32
this is one of those photos where almost the entire frame is full with subjects, its jam packed!
lots of color, lots of architecture, lots of charm.
delpeoples (50695) 2013-01-29 3:12
Hola dear Angel
A beautiful photo of this quaint and historic town. I love the tight framing, the exquisite colours and the flow of the water through the frame. The colourful frame also suits the image well.
Oceania (4082) 2013-01-29 7:39
What a wonderful summer day!
The trees and flowers framed the beautiful buildings. It's a very nice composition.
SnapRJW (27068) 2013-01-29 7:53
Hello Angel - A marvellously colourful scene packed with architectural detail and very attractively framed by the flowers and trees. I can imagine some hours spent wandering through this pretty location would be well spent. Very nice work. Warmest regards Rosemary
shevchenko (18989) 2013-01-29 22:03
What a beautiful view under soft sunlight, good pov and good frame to show a beautiful old city by the river, nice colourful flowers at foreground, just look like a paint, and there is full with relaxing feel and poetic flavour too, distinct photo, good shoot.
adramad (33590) 2013-01-30 9:52
Gracias..... gracias... y gracias, amigo mio, no solo por dedicarme esta foto de Colmar, si no porque creo que es la mas bonita de cuantas has mostrado aquí en TE, ademas aparte de la maravillosa arquitectura de sus casas de entramado, la composicion tiene en primer plano otro de mis temas preferidos en fotografia, las flores....., que aqui dan un toque exquisito y de gran belleza.
En conjunto en un rincon ideal, que tu has captado con especial maestria, con lo cual disfrutamos todos nosotros.
Lumininosidad, nitidez, color... todo esta en perfecto equilibrio.
Es un gran trabajo amigo mio y me encanta....muchas gracias.
Disfruta de la semana y un fuerte abrazo.
elenimavrandoni (11929) 2013-01-30 11:30
Hola Angel, Alsace es una zona muy favorita para mi, me gusta mucho tu foto que parece como una postal!
Un trabajo muy bonito con detalles extraordinarios, colores vivos y luz perfecta!
Saludos desde San Diego,
jemaflor (77482) 2013-01-30 11:41
Une vue bien composée avec tous ces éléments, belle architecture et joli avant plan fleuri.
josepmarin (57267) 2013-01-30 14:23
esta buena foto pone en evidencia perfectamente la belleza de esta ciudad, de la cual siempre disfruto las bellas imágenes que se comparten aquí, como la tuya.
Me gusta la gran riqueza gráfica y la potencia cromática de los elementos, en esta eficaz combinación de la maravillosa arquitectura de Colmar con las flores y los árboles.
La luz y los colores están muy bien gestionados, me gusta el ligero juego de claroscuros que has obtenido en esta bonita composición.
Tu amable dedicatoria va a hacer feliz a Luis, un buen conocedor de esta zona.
PD: se acabó el sufrir, al final un empate que deja la eliminatoria abierta, pero que no es un mal resultado.
Silvio1953 (111120) 2013-01-31 2:17
Ciao Angel, lovely composition well framed by trees and flowers, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (97031) 2013-01-31 9:52
Une très jolie présentation de Colmar, si accueillante, fleurie, les belles architectures en colombage, le feuillages des arbres avec les fleurs qui encadre joliment la vue, très belle image
annjackman (16859) 2013-02-01 2:59
Your clever framing makes this the type of picture that would make an excellent postcard. Lovely flowers in the FG and some great architecture.
A super image.
Kind Regards, Ann
JFS (32457) 2013-02-01 23:35
Junto con Annecy, Colmar es de los lugares con más encanto del este de Francia, tremendamente fotogénico y bello. Tu foto muestra toda la belleza del lugar.
Saludos y buen fin de semana!
claudeD (28884) 2013-02-02 8:48
wonderful picture from Colmar with an excellent composition and perfect framing. I like the greenery and the calm daily life scenery.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
jmdias (50359) 2013-02-22 17:10
me gustó mucho este punto de vista con las flores en primer plan y la moldura de arboles que direcciona la vision para la torre allá. muy bonitos detalles del paisaje.
Miguel82 (17319) 2013-11-22 12:33
clever inclusion of the flowers in the fg, the colors and presentation are excellent, high definition, excellent subdue light and view of Colmar, a remarkable architecture, all the best, have a good evening
marina7 (8029) 2013-12-13 12:01
I do like this image, the depth is just great... the lines of flowers and the river are in perfect sync. Very lively and colorful.
Thanks and all the best!
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (25531)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-27 12:24