I'm not used to see that many people hanging their cloths out of their windows to dry them and saw it quite a few times in Italy. I made this shot in Minori, one of the towns on the Costiera Amalfitana (Amalfi Coast), because I loved the colors of the cloths and of the canopies. I also liked that some windows were not at the same level and that some were rectangular and some had arches. I rotated the shot 1 degree, cropped it (to get rid of a shadow on the top, increased contrast a bit and resized it.
"Minori is an attractive and uncrowded seaside town at the centre of a wide cove on the Amalfi Coast. It retains its identity as a laid-back fishing village and remains a gem of the Costiera. Wooden fishing boats can be found parked on the beach amidst the umbrellas and sun-bathers.
It was a resort-like retreat among aristocratic Romans who came for the sunshine and dramatic scenery. Remains of a 1st century BC Roman villa were uncovered and the museum displays fresco fragments, clay vases, mosaics and other decorative items. Minori shares a checkered past with its neighboring towns that formed the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, enjoying the fruits and failures of the once-grand coastal republic that rivaled Venice before being defeated by Pisa. In more recent history, it was a site of the Allies' Salerno landings during WWII in Operation Avalanche."
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cargus (8022) 2012-11-22 21:30
An interesting architectural details,sharpness exposure and natural colors are excellent!...Well done.!!
Antipodean (1595) 2012-11-22 21:35
Kia ora Yvonne,
What a wonderful photo. Windows & doors always make interesting subject but here you have 6! Composition is great. Cheers, Neil
bayno (18342) 2012-11-22 21:58
very particular façade, I know Salerno and I recognize the atmosphere, great framing and light side...
carlo62 (27864) 2012-11-23 0:19
una bella facciato all'italiana, con tanto di panni lavati e finestre diverse l'una dall'altra.
Un bel taglio.
luciola (2824) 2012-11-23 0:37
An interesting part of the wall, great detail and shadows.
jhm (135336) 2012-11-23 4:54
We see indeed a great different between the different balconies.
Excellent photographed, nice perspective with the shade on the facade.
Real colors and lovely sharpness.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
saxo042 (36912) 2012-11-23 6:56
A very typical daily life scene and a good observation by you. This is a very fine picture with all the windows and eye-catching colours! The diagonal lines of the shadows add value.
batalay (34773) 2012-11-23 8:34
As usual your note informs your photo very effectively, creating a useful package for Trekearth. The Italians have so much style and imagination, although the clothes on laundry lines in this photo are probably a coincidence. Here is an example of the Italian Colors, where they are most likely intended. And here is another: Italian Colors
Again, wonderful note complementing the photo.
emilbo (22262) 2012-11-24 10:11
Toujours intéressantes ces façades où les vêtements sont accrochés aux balcons. Une scène que j'ai vu souvent dans le Sud. Belle présentations dans un beau format vertical. Les fenêtres bien disposées dans la composition sont magnifiques et sont l'essence principale à la beauté de la photo. Bel éclairage, bons détails et beau contraste de couleurs.
Schnappilic (9686) 2012-11-25 7:31
Lovely framing with interesting windows. The light is also very good. Well done!
All the best,
knips (172) 2012-11-26 12:35
Very nice picture. You show architecture, colours and play with the shadows. Thanks for sharing.
eugenefu (522) 2012-11-27 19:56
I like the way you shot the different kind of windows styles. Nice one.
josepmarin (57517) 2012-12-01 10:05
your composition is very powerful graphically, because of a good close-up on these windows, and of the fantastic game of light and shadows on the front of the building.
I like the chromatic wealth of the image.
It's a nice work.
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-12-02 5:17
beside those great colors, there is a wonderful graphical image here that is admirable indeed.
dkmurphys (46482) 2012-12-11 6:00
Spectacular facade, a truly charming image from any Italian town. Good catch, enjoy the day.
Glint (6163) 2012-12-21 3:32
you have found a good light here that shows the colours well.The shadows give dof.A good crop too.
fotka (3285) 2013-03-22 6:02
It is very good catch. I like the windows and door on light colored wall with colorful canopies and drying cloths. The photo has good quality and interesting note.
Have a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Yvonne Becker (smash2707) (3312)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-19
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XS
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-22 20:56