Colmar canal view of the typical wooden houses along, opposite view over the bridge across "La petit Venise" neighbourhood, on the Rue Turrene.
Attracted by the converging diagonals of the reflections, diminishing on the far curve.
Not sure if all the houses are strait upwards, maybe some are tilted, as built on the water's edge.
+0.3 exp. bias, due to grey sky, 16:9 aspect ratio.
Location: 48.0740,7.3573 on the map.
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cornejo (43007) 2014-03-03 9:10
Hello Ike, lovely view of this beautiful place in the wonderful city of Colmar, (well I remember the place), very well captured with a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. A pretty picture of a charming corner of the channel. Very good sharpness, depth and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Cricri (120199) 2014-03-03 9:44
Tout le charme de Colmar, qui donne un petit air de Venise, il ne manque plus que les Gondoles :-), bonne profondeur entre les reflets de chaque côté, très jolie
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-03-03 10:10
this is a superb photo of this exciting architecture and I like the reflection and the spectacular details, the POV is excellent. Great shot,
ourania (46364) 2014-03-03 10:21
I like very much this deep view into the famous, picturesque canal. There seems to be a slight tilt on the left side while the right bank is perfectly straight. It's great how you used the reflection of the sky for a long and dynamic foreground, its brightness has been well moderated and it's pleasant. There's excellent sharpness which makes the details very attractive and enhances the graphical aspect of this much loved view. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Royaldevon (39344) 2014-03-03 10:39
I just think it would be really relaxing, living on the banks of a canal. Just imagine, dining al fresco and listening to the gentle lapping of the water.
Did you have a chance to dine in this waterside café?
The canal makes an interesting, reflective lead from the f/g to a strong vanishing point, with plenty of time to enjoy the characteristic, half-timbered houses along the way.
There definitely seems to be a lean on the l/h side. I wonder if it was natural of just lens distortion.
Have a good night,
pajaran (61268) 2014-03-03 11:11
Interesantan tekst o kanalu i arhitekturi, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lep refelks na vodi.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
An interesting article on the channel and the architecture, with a description ...
Nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
Good composition, nice refelks water.
Good evening and all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
pierrefonds (66955) 2014-03-03 13:14
The length of the canal is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the houses. The cloudy or grey sky does not hurt the output of the colours. Have a nice day.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-03-03 14:16
I like those architectures, very distinctive and beautiful. And I wouldn't mind living by this canal, it looks like a nice place. Good lighting and nice details. I think the converging lines is due to focal length of 5mm, which is very wide angle. Well done, tfs.
jcpix (13930) 2014-03-03 18:56
No matter how many times I've seen this corner of town, and sadly only in pictures...I love it each time! Despite the grey skies, the luster and charm of this place still shines through. The overcast sky actually works to your advantage though when it comes to the reflection, essentially creating a big "x" within this composition. You see, there's still a "bright" side. :) I think this is just one of those instances where no one will ever be able to get every element to line up properly, but you've done a fine job to balance it out as best as possible...looks good to me, I'll take it! Enjoy the new day. Take good care.
mcmtanyel (23435) 2014-03-03 21:49
The reflections and the perspective are marvelous. Is there any traffic in this canal?
emka (98894) 2014-03-03 23:38
Nice view of the canal from Colmar, pleasant view although the sky was not favourable. Lovely shot.
have a nice day
kato (11630) 2014-03-04 0:51
You're capturing well this place by a good angle, a good perspective and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the calm canal and the wooden buildings with the tasteful design along the canal. Here looks like surrounding to the quiet environment such as the greenery. When it says in the East, it is the scenery of Suzhou in China. And, the terrace of restaurant draws out a good atmosphere as well as the reflection projected to the canal.
mirosu (16265) 2014-03-04 1:38
This is a nicely exposed shot. Lovely viewpoint and technically excellent photo work. You have found a very strong subject with excellent positioning of the water channel and the nice houses in excellent light. The beautiful reflections add nice toning to the scene.
The mall terrace restaurant must be an excellent place to relax.
Very well done.
jhm (153792) 2014-03-04 4:28
forYou know that I have, a love for pictures with canals, a pity of the white sky, but bad weather is not the mistake of the photographer.
Your picture is vary nice taken out of a perfect angle, we see perfect the details.
You create depth and perspective.
Very well composition, excellent presentation, TFS.
Have a nice day,
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-03-04 13:30
Colmar must be a real paradise for photographers.
So charming and picturesque town and I think also very atmospheric one.Perfect place to enjoy beauty of the place and its silence.
The composition is well considered and executed.The POV you´ve chosen provides us with magnificent view of Colmar and it captures also well its tranquil character.
COSTANTINO (65822) 2014-03-04 13:41
superb photo with excellent delicate details
nice pov spectacular details very welldomposed
reflections are wonderful
papagolf21 (102460) 2014-03-04 14:34
Bonsoir, cher Ike,
Le charme de certaines villes opère d'une bien jolie façon.
Ces vieilles maisons aux pans de bois aiment à se mirer dans les eaux calmes.
Une bien jolie réalisation.
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-03-04 22:59
Nice colorful composition of the canal.Sharp and crisp image.Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors. TFS.
danos (98561) 2014-03-04 23:51
nice the extension view of the restaurant in Colmar canal,with the reflections to make the image even more effective.I like the creative depth and perspective as we can see and admire the lot of houses on the right of the canal.
Waylim (25502) 2014-03-05 15:08
I admired those who live along the Canal. It is such a tranquil place with the reflection and the charming setting. These house are a good fit to the setting adding more historical charm to the landscape. Good photo with good composition and natural colors.
Oceania (5202) 2014-03-06 5:59
This place in France is so picturesque and peaceful. The architecture is wonderful. The best thing about this picture is the reflections, very attractive.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-03-06 14:13
Great capture of this chanel with deepness given by it and the typical houses at y¿the sides
At the left there is a kind of tilt, beautiful reflects obtained with a white sky
Nice place sems the restaurant on the left
Un saludo desde Argentina
UlfE (14641) 2014-03-07 10:01
An wonderful scene and an excellent POV. As in many of your photos of last summer's trip the weather was dull but you have compensated that with a really fine composition, excellent sharpness and detail. TFS and have a nice weekend!
adramad (46034) 2014-03-07 11:28
This magnificent composition that focuses on the canal and the beautiful reflections, splendid facades of the surrounding, very good perspective with the convergence of image facades.
Very good both luminosity and sharpness.
Have a good weekend.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-03-07 14:06
the Alsatian architecture always has plenty of charm and never fails to have an appeal on me. This is very nice spot and well captured from good POV. The colors are still lovely despite lack of the sun. The composition has been nicely balanced and the river leads an eye towards pretty buildings.
Silvio1953 (144514) 2014-03-08 10:12
Ciao Ike, great perspective on beautiful canal, lovely composition with fascinating reflections, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
ChrisJ (114759) 2014-03-08 11:22
I like how the inverted v shape meets to v formed by the houses and sky to form an x pattern. Good reflections of the blue skylight with impeccable sharpness and excellent framing. The floating rafthouse restaurant reminds me of Kanchanaburi in Thailand and would be an equally nice spot to dine. Tfs!
delpeoples (58356) 2014-03-11 1:59
Hi dear Ike
I really like the vertical frame and the way the lines converge, accentuating the perspective and depth. The canal is very characteristic, as is the surrounding architecture. What a pity the sky was so white, but we can't have everything, can we? ;) Thanks for sharing, the reflections are very pretty.
Warmest wishes and a good week to you
jmdias (65008) 2014-05-21 17:32
looks like a Germanic version of venice. haha. interesting use of the diagonals of the canal here. I liked these façades we can enjoy.
fritzi007 (10837) 2014-05-26 10:03
beautiful photo at the great canal, old houses, I love this life.
PiotrF (18160) 2014-06-24 15:41
Brillant picture of Alsace canals in Colmar.Excellent sharpness and the overall technical features.
abmdsudi (54619) 2014-09-01 23:50
You have great subject of interest, a picturesque view by the waterways depicting the charming well preserved historic town famous for its architectural beauty. A lovely viewpoint emphasising on the extensive depth and perspective by using the diagonals of the canal and row of buildings to converge naturally in the far end. Light and tones are manageable with good contrast of colours against the calm dark water and the sheen is so wonderful boosting the total beauty and liveliness of the place. Simply a pleasing image despite the weather condition and so much to look at. It's a fine with great atmosphere and pleasure to look, Well done
unclehotshot (3999) 2014-11-11 8:56
I surfed your gallery.
This one is very nice and medieval like. Nice how the terrace of thr restaurant seems to be floating on a raft. The leaves (or whatever) on the surface make it easier to "feel" the level of the water.. nice. A bit high key. The sky isn't always blue.
PS: I wrote an answer to you about the island moon photo; please look.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (72227)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-03 8:56