The old town of Otranto is small but perfectly formed. We spent an interesting day wandering the streets, sitting in cafes and generally loafing about in a Mediterranean sort of way. This little alley is typical of the town: and not full of people in late September. This girl was a local: she reappeared a little while later serving behind one of the bars we stopped by in.
Otranto is located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula (the "heel" of Italy). The Strait of Otranto, to which the city gives its name, connects the Adriatic Sea with the Ionian Sea and Italy with Albania and Greece, from which we had sailed the day before.
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dta (81060) 2013-01-14 4:04
hello Will ,
This is a splendid little street as we can see also in Spain or Portugal . The walking young woman is an interesting (and very charming :)) element of the composition .
tyro (26142) 2013-01-14 6:15
A charming little street which is really brought to life by the young lady walking towards you - without her it would not have been nearly so interesting a photograph. She is placed perfectly in the frame and really separates the foreground from the background very nicely indeed.
Lots of charming little things to see here too - from the railed balconies filled with flowers to the quaint doors and shutters, the old street lamps and the rustic cobblestones of the street. Perfect exposure, a lovely sky (no doubt enhanced by your polarising filter), fine true colours and excellent detail and sharpness throughout.
lpi (4857) 2013-01-14 9:13
Une ruelle pleine de charme!
La luminosité et les nombreux détails sont excellents!
Très beau shot de rue!
GREGG (7888) 2013-01-14 11:21
This is a splendid little street,
Perfect exposure, a lovely sky and excellent detail ,
macjake (71015) 2013-01-14 15:57
looking at this scene reminds me so much of Tunis or SidiBousaid in Tunisia.
love the charm of the small alleyways and the cobblestones, not to mention the small balconies and light fixtures.
great subject, well caught
bukitgolfb301 (44228) 2013-01-14 22:45
Hi dear Will
As usual great shot you presnet.
Perfect framework and the best moment you catch!
I can get many reference points from you.
Thanks a lot and have a good day!
Nicou (148412) 2013-01-15 8:43
Avec cette dame superbe image quelle ruelle et ces maisons blanches superbe captage et image le pavage les fleurs, la lampe superbe.
bravo et amitié
mumek (20202) 2013-01-16 5:53
Good morning Will!
Very nice contrast between blue sky and bright colours of the houses walls. You captured a many interesting architectural details. The walking beautiful girl adds a lot of charm to this scenery.
Thanks for sharing
Silvio1953 (150199) 2013-01-17 7:46
Ciao Will, nice corner on lovely town, I like a lot insertion of walking girl, excellent perspective, beautiful clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
cornejo (45394) 2013-01-19 11:32
Hi Will, this seems to me a beautiful and interesting composition with this beautiful and interesting view of the charming narrow street. A great picture with great quality. Very good and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
All the best from southern Spain.
vladic (4561) 2013-01-30 10:19
Une charmante petite rue piétonne. Une photo avec de nombreux détails, une excellente netteté et pleine de couleurs pour le plaisir des yeux. Elle est parfaitement exposée malgré le blanc toujours délicat à photographier suivant les lumières.
- Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) (11658)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-27
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS5D, Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/11, 1/750 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Will's street snaps [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-14 2:47