ENGLISH: Today I'm stealing the words from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry who wrote the Little Prince in the 1940s: "On ne voit bien qu'avec le cur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux" - one sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye. This is a view of the Bay of Naples taken from Sorrento.
ITALIANO: Oggi, ho preso le parole del scrittore francese, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry che ha scritto la novella "Il Principe Piccolo": "On ne voit bien qu'avec le cur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux" - una si vede chiaramente solo con il cuore. Quello che é essenziale é invisibile agli occhi.
Una veduta da Surriento.
28mm using 17-40m lens
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timecapturer (49288) 2012-08-14 4:53
never been to this part of Italy, but I love it even though not experienced it personally. It is a dramatic and atmospheric place at the best of times but the sky in this shot is so influential in making its magic come to life. Beautiful to my eyes and close to your heart!
Best wishes - Brian.
Silvio1953 (152779) 2012-08-14 5:00
Ciao Lisa, ci hai klasciato un pezzo di cuore a Sorrento, gran bel POV fantastica composizione, bella e romantica, brava, buon Ferragosto, ciao Silvio
Sergiom (88141) 2012-08-14 5:10
Very nice point of view. I like the calmness . It is probably the only hour of the day where nobody is in the streets of this busy city.
Have a nice day.
Highmountains (2674) 2012-08-14 5:13
Its such a soft and beautiful scene on predominantly grey-blue hue. Your photograph of the bay starts on the foreground with the streets leading to the bay across the solid looking brown building. The rows of boats anchored together on the peaceful waters - The coastline takes a bend and the high landmass juts outward to the sea in the background - the brilliant whit and grey clouds almost arranges in seriese - like the boats ...
The photograph exeudes serenity.
Thanks for sharing.
snunney (106393) 2012-08-14 5:38
A fine view of this wonderful South Italian coastline. The foreground buildings give the image depth and contrast well with nature's marvels in the background. The evening light brings a serene and peaceful mood to the composition. Perfect presentation. Enjoy your week, Bank Holiday here tomorrow - Assomption.
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-08-14 6:49
Hello Lisa - A great POV allows us to see the Bay of Naples spread before us very attractively. Across roof-tops and the marina, the silver sea with it's dull sheen glimmers under a figured sky. Perfect vertical composition with really tip-top detail. Warm regards rosemary
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-08-14 10:07
The scene here - shot from a raised vantage point over a crescent harbor - reminds me a bit of Valparaiso, Chile, which I recently visited. Wonderful use of dim light here to bring great contrast to the scene, especially among the boats in the water and in the textured clouds.
abmdsudi (57606) 2012-08-14 13:05
A wonderful shot, great vantage point you had captured this impressive seascape at low light. I personally like this, such a stark difference between the light and dark, yet you have managed to keep the shaded area visible with some nice colors pulling the eyes in and a fascinating cloud patterns too. Calmness of the evening inspires with beautiful colour harmony and a picture of serenity. Great capture, TFS.
carlo62 (54854) 2012-08-14 14:40
...nun me lassà,
Nun darme stu turmiento!
Torna a Surriento....
Non aggiungo altro
npecanhuk (78455) 2012-08-14 18:27
Special regards to the chosen pov, vertical format and composition!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (79297) 2012-08-15 0:28
Une belle composition verticale et des tons d'images particuliers qui donnent de l'originalité à ta photo.
ourania (51079) 2012-08-15 1:16
Ciao cara Lisa,
un bellissimo panorama con tanti dettagli in tutto il quadro e soprattutto un' atmosfera molto speciale. Mi piace tantissimo la quota dal Principe Piccolo che va benissimo con questa vista serale di luce bassa, colori profondi ed atmosfera suggestiva. Quando la luce si abbassa forse vediamo, ovvero sentiamo, meglio le cose ed e' a tali momenti che ci affezioniamo ad un lugo il piu'. Questa nozione e' catturata benissimo nella tua foto. Il punto di vista ci offre un panorama comprensivo ed elegante, la chiarezza e' eccellente e hai rispettato e catturato la luce in modo magnifico. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona giornata,
kathryn_weir (2056) 2012-08-15 4:23
hello dear Lisa,
You have mastered the low light beautifully and the vertical composition works very well. I am so glad you gave extra space to the sky. For all that the marvellous clouds give a sense of drama to this shot the money for me is in the amazing light gently glowing behind.
Thanks for sharing, have a great week
baddori (20159) 2012-08-15 11:07
Il "silver" è presente in ogni logo.
Il cielo nuvolo, l mare a specchio, barche ed auto bagnate.
I luccichii ed i forti contrasti.
Questa è Sorrento ...
emka (106570) 2012-08-15 15:10
You for sure sees the Napoli Bay with your heart. Amazing calmness, nice colours, but again, where is the pink? Fantastic composition, with marina, first lights and marvelous delicate clouds.
Royaldevon (43265) 2012-08-16 1:48
I can identify with this shot, having spent a short holiday in Sorrento a few years ago.
I like the bird's eye composition with the strong leads. The soft, subdued light produces that very tranquil, relaxed mood, as the day goes to sleep and before the awakening of the night.
Have a lovely day,
francio64 (39888) 2012-08-17 4:47
bella immagine di Sorrento presa dall'alto con una buona vista del porto turistico.
Bello il cielo nuvoloso che arricchisce la composizione.
Io sto andando in Francia da Ghislaine, Eric e Isa.
Noel_Byrne (33584) 2012-08-17 9:20
What a great perspective (I know its great when I feel a little dizzy looking at it!!), and the sky is incredible. You have a great image here to capture the details of the street, through the harbour, across the sea and up into the air. Very nice indeed!
mjw364 (1466) 2012-08-17 9:46
Nicely composed shot with cool colours and light. I was on a cruise ship aged 15 parked up in that bay when I saw it last - didn't look as beautiful as this back then!
asajernigan (21427) 2012-08-17 14:03
This is a great early morning photo! The blending of natural and artificial lighting is great here. The lack of people and traffic creates a calm mood for the shot.
photoray (13981) 2012-08-17 14:09
Howdy Little Princess,
End of the day, calm bay water and lights starting, boats asleep; reminds me of my Morro Bay.
I prefer the dark lighting over mid night harsh light, blowing out details.
Have another fine weekend and stay healthy,
bayno (18344) 2012-08-18 11:55
molto belle anche le tue precedenti ma Surriento è nu pezzo e core....molto bello l'abbinamento con il Piccolo Principe...ottima l'inquadratura verticale e il cielo un pò grigiastro, esposizione perfetta...il mod è un pò malinconico ma bello...
PecoBud (3824) 2012-08-18 12:13
Spectacular view and presented and formatted flawlessly. Love the DOF from a high point of view, giving us a lot to take in. Because of the lingering light in the distance, the blue hour effect is simply awesome. Clarity in this photo is pure eye candy for us, allowing fine details to be viewed at every point of your beautiful presentation. Well thought out with stunning results Lisa, great job!!
Note: I think my photos are about to take a new path. Last week the doctors told me I have "Spinal Disk Disease". My disks are breaking and cracking, and without long hard muscle therapy, I will soon be in a wheelchair. However, I'm a walking miracle; had a heart attack in 2002 and was put on a heart transplant list, but after doing some research I found what caused the heart attack (teeth being pulled, which cause a blood infection) and valve damage and approached it with natural remedies. And to this day, the doctors say I have no signs of EVERY having heart disease............SWEET!! So, now I'm on my new adventure and will see what life has in-store me and will embrace it and learn from it and benefit from it. I'm kind of excited now that I'm on a new journey and can't wait to see the changes of photos that are yet to come. Anyway hope you're having a wonderful weekend and talk to you later!!
TFS.......our Friend from California.......Buddy
chrisvek (7001) 2012-08-20 5:47
What a nice panoramic photo with excellent details.Amazing depth and background.Very nice use of lightning too.Well done!TFS
Have a nice day
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2012-08-20 5:54
good catch...nice top shot..
beautiful view & colours...
like the cloudy sky & calmness..
very soothing & good POV...
macjake (72427) 2012-08-21 3:26
So are you suffering from tebo? I hope thats the case, because i hope its NOT that you're unwell or something.
Did you know that Tosca is back on te? hopefully she'll stay this time.
I'll never get tired of seeing this viewpoint.
on this occasion the cloud coverage completes the scene and fills the entire shot, no dead spaces.
I wonder what the temp was, being in october, i wonder if it was a bit cold, looks a bit cold.
anyways, take care,
mirosu (16273) 2012-08-21 5:40
Excellent photo from high viewpoint. Well composed in vertical format.
I like the blue color tones in this photo because it contrasts nicely with the whites and darker areas. The unique sky with the grey clouds is very powerful aspect of the image. Very nice!
mkamionka (39923) 2012-08-23 12:18
recently I heard citation from another great man (Oscar Wilde, Irish) who claims that indeed the most important is invisible but "only superficial people do not judge by the appearance". In any case whatever we see here is enough to get excited about this extraordinary place. I remember seeing it in your gallery in various versions. This must be one of your favourite spots there, and of course for a reason.
Even being before the blue hour you have captured here an incredible atmosphere of the evening. The sky is spectacular and nicely tops up the beautiful view.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-08-24 5:38
Ola Lisa ,
Que fantástico céu com estas nuvens deram um belo efeito visual a foto , o ponto de visão dá uma bela visão desta cidade junto do mar , boa escolha pelo final de dia , boas cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
ikeharel (78161) 2012-08-24 9:06
Early riser again, you were. This marina in Sorento had gone a modern renovation since I saw the place on 5/1980.
Perfect clarity, grey tone coveyed a calm ambiance on morning light.
Lovely shot, no drama - just waiting for a new day...
Enjoy a nice weekend,
Gigidusud (21247) 2012-08-25 4:54
Splendida photo ed splendida nota.Anch'io vedo Sorrento con il mio cuore,adoro questo posto!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-08-28 6:10
Namaskar dear Lisa,
A fantastic view of this coastline from Southern Italy.I like the mood created by the cloudy sky here. The colors of the building contrast well against the gray . Nice view with sharpness and atmosphere.
- Copyright: Lisa DP (delpeoples) (59772)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-00
- Categories: Nature
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- Date Submitted: 2012-08-14 4:32