The Photo is taken with canon G12.
Positano is a village and comune on the Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana), in Campania, Italy. The main part of the city sits in an enclave in the hills leading down to the coast. Positano was a port of the Amalfi Republic in medieval times, and prospered in the 16th and 17th centuries. But by the mid-19th century, the town had fallen on hard times. More than half the population emigrated, mostly to Australia. Positano was a relatively poor fishing village during the first half of the 20th century. It began to attract large numbers of tourists in the 1950s, especially after John Steinbeck published his essay about Positano in Harper's Bazaar in May, 1953: "Positano bites deep", Steinbeck wrote. "It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone." The church of Santa Maria Assunta features a dome made of majolica tiles as well as a 13th century Byzantine icon of a black Madonna.  According to local legend, the icon had been stolen from Byzantium and was being transported by pirates across the Mediterranean. A terrible storm had blown up in the waters opposite Positano and the frightened sailors heard a voice on board saying "Posa, posa!" ("Put down! Put down!"). The precious icon was unloaded and carried to the fishing village and the storm abated. Positano has been featured in several films, including Only You (1994), and Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), as well as being mentioned in the 2009 musical film Nine in the song "Cinema Italiano". Positano is also the setting for the romantic adventure novel, "Finding Positano, A Love Story" (2010), by William James. It also hosts the annual Cartoons on the Bay Festival, at which Pulcinella awards for excellence in animation are presented. From July 1967 and through most of the 1970s, Positano was home of singer-songwriter Shawn Phillips and was where most of his best known work was composed. Also, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards from The Rolling Stones wrote the song "Midnight Rambler" in the cafes of Positano while on vacation. Today tourism is by far the major industry in Positano. Positano is also very popular for Limoncello and for L"Albertissimo", an alcoholic tipple that can only be found at a small stall at the main harbour.
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carlo62 (31380) 2012-08-26 1:19
il B&W sembra averci restituito una Positano d'altri tempi. Ottimi contrasti e bel taglio.
ourania (30123) 2012-08-26 1:20
un' immagine meravigliosa come composizione e come contenuto. Il punto di vista e l' ottima nitidezza e profondita' ci regalano una vista tanto comprensiva ed affascinante. Una montagna fatta di case e di vite, di passato e presente, orgoglio e nostalgia (grazie al bianco e nero reso in modo particolare). La ricchezza ed il fascino del immagine sono inesauribili. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti, buona domenica e buona settimana,
siudzi (33065) 2012-08-26 1:29
Wow! What a fantastic view on this great city! It's location and design is absolutely amazing and must be eye-catching from the sea side. Perfectly presented in b&w with strong contrast and good sharpness. Like it!
Have a nice day!
krzychu30 (15496) 2012-08-26 2:23
till now,I´ve seen only few town located at Ligurian coastline,which have so beautiful locations.But this one is really one of a kind.Nestled on the slopes with the houses providing certainly unforgettable views on the sea.Your work in B&W is superb as it has excellent contrast and depth,but I bet it has to also look gorgeous in color.Very nice composition.I hope not the last from this unique town.
Have a nice sunday
mauro61 (52623) 2012-08-26 2:42
l'immagine in bianco e nero sembra uscita da uno studio fotografico di tanti anni fa.
Ottimo il risultato che hai ottenuto con uno ottimo sharp e una splendida tonalità,
chrisvek (7001) 2012-08-26 5:16
Very good B&W shoot with excellent lightning management and very nice POV.Perfect details and nice depth ath the left.Well done!TFS
Have a nice day
holmertz (40055) 2012-08-26 8:04
This is a spectacular and beautiful view of the ancient town. The B&W conversion is very carefully done with a very good greyscale and has given the view a timeless atmosphere. I would love to get lost among all these interesting buildings but the steep hill almost scares me off. I also like the small view towards the sea with the small islets.
lousat (75518) 2012-08-26 8:10
Ciao Valter,non sono un fan del bianco e nero,lo sai,la foto e' davvero bella,una marea di dettagli,di ingredienti e di cose,pero' una foto estiva senza colore e' come un inverno lungo e grigio...comunque i gusti sono gusti,approvo la qualita' del lavoro,su questa non c'e' nulla da obiettare! Buona serata,Luciano
Gigidusud (15125) 2012-08-26 10:38
Una versione originale di Positano in B&W con un ottimo POV e grande nitidezza.Bravo!
Un caro saluto.
JFS (32459) 2012-08-26 11:14
Fantastic shot in B&W, I like the powerful visual effect and the perfect composition. Great work Valter!
All the best!
Highmountains (2255) 2012-08-26 12:55
Amazing and wonderful photograph. The clarity of the houses, the windows and the gradula rise from one level to the next till we reach the top where there are onla a couple of large buildings is excellent. There is no sense of the viewer of missing the colour. The images are vivid and interesting.
Thanks for sharing.
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2012-08-26 13:02
fantastic view..good shot of city...
great POV..very good chosen B&W...
excellent lightning management & sharpness...
Silvio1953 (120566) 2012-08-27 1:48
Ciao Valter, originale ed efficace la scelta del bianco e nero, sembra di vedere una cartolina vecchia quanto me, ottima nitidezza e splendida luce, gran bel POV, bravo, ciao Silvio
abmdsudi (42594) 2012-08-28 9:02
This medievall village looks linked by a coastal line but the views of the compact dwelling on the terrace with their almost identical shapes stacked upwards on the sloping hill are stunning indeed as if every inch of space no spce is efficiently utilised to good use. I thinks to be in there wll extremely offers the most uforgettable experience, the atymosphre of the old world charm ligering around and so much chartacter and being able to retain the same style of architecture and tradition is truely admirable. This is great capture. Well done, TFS
macjake (55520) 2012-08-30 6:37
there are at least 3 or 4 photo's i wanted to critique, but i settled on this one.
We often see these Italian hillside communities in photo's, but rarely do we see them in monochrome.
Personally, i really like the look of it.
and i also like the angled diagonal line on the left going up the frame.
very nice shot
delpeoples (52999) 2012-08-30 15:33
POSA POSA! Ricordo il momento quando ho visto questa scena per la prima volta. Era indimenticabile e mozzafiato. Adoro la tua foto, i dettagli sono ben resi. Sembra il post processo con Silver Efex? In ogni caso hai fatto bene, specialmente con il G3 invece della tua amata 7D. La scelta di B&N é coraggiosa, infatti, non ho mai visto una foto di questa POV senza colori. Bravo, é originale e bella.