Columbus points on the direction of America…
The statue stands on the sea-front promenade in Santa-Margherita, between it's marina and seashore of the beautiful town in the Liguria coast, a place to take a boat to Portofino.
Close-up on the Fontana , is in the photo posted a day after.
I had to shift to the right – there was a garbage-can on left, so the Fontana looks as cropped side.
Location in Santa-Margherita: 44.334, 9.2137
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jhm (161051) 2012-08-04 1:15
Lovely clear image with the fountain and cannon in foreground.
Also the palmtrees and buildings in background care for a completely picture.
Perfectly depth and perspective image.
Composition and colors are pleasant.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-08-04 1:44
the quality of this image is as perfect as the beauty of this square.It has lovely Mediterranean feeling with those beautiful architecture and the palm trees around.The image has delightful,vibrant colors and excellent clarity and depth.Superb composition.
Have a nice weekend
claudeD (41902) 2012-08-04 1:48
very fine picture from Italy with an excellent composition and fine colors. The picture shows many deatsils. Very interesting fotojob.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
ourania (51103) 2012-08-04 2:45
a lovely composition that gives us an accurate and pleasant view of the square and its surroundings through a nice play of perspectives that distribute interest evenly all over the frame. Depth is great and sharpness and clarity are stunning offering so many details as far as architecture and textures are concerned. I love the vibrant lighting and delightful natural colours. I think that the crucial decision to crop the fontana in order to avoid the bin was correct. I like very much the well defined bows of the luminous water. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
siudzi (34141) 2012-08-04 3:26
A nice place here with a beautiful fountain and colorful building in the background. Well seen and composed with superb light management and sharpness. Like it!
Have a great weekend!
cornejo (47330) 2012-08-04 4:09
Hi Ike, nice composition of this photo with Mr. Columbus pointing toward America, very good pov, sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice job very well done my friend, my congratulations. Tfs. Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Best regards and best wishes.
lousat (98379) 2012-08-04 4:21
Hi Ike,i like your choice of point of view,perfect to take this lot of things,elements and facades in background,very impressive quality as usual and very nice WS too,a perfect postcard from S.Margherita without the sea!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Miguel82 (27752) 2012-08-04 5:08
An excellent view of the fountain and monument of this plaza
I like the palm trees
Sharp picture, vivid colors and superb light
pierrefonds (71761) 2012-08-04 6:05
The palm trees are framing well the statue. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the satrue of Christopher Columbus. The afternoon light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
mirosu (16273) 2012-08-04 7:33
Excellent colorful photo. The deep depth of field is perfect. A well presented crop allows eyes to remain fixed on the gun and Columbus statue. The great light on the statue and the palm trees as well as the blue sky also lends a lovely contrast to the scene. Very well done.
maria-v1981 (10964) 2012-08-04 8:17
America is over there Columbus points. A wonderful composition with strong colours. All the atmosphere is wonderful with the palmtrees and the colourful buildings steal the impressions from the statue.
Enjoy the weekend,
PaulVDV (32769) 2012-08-04 12:23
I hope Columbus is pointing into the right direction. In Barcelona there's a very high pillar with a statue of Columbus pointing to America. But he's pointing towards the Mediterranean and not to the west :)
Who dared to put that garbage-can on the wrong place so that photographers have to work out a new composition?
Excellent clarity and sharpness. Picture with beautiful natural colours.
Best regards, Paul
baddori (20161) 2012-08-04 13:17
A nice job, neat and well managed in full light.
Marble Subiaco and an outstretched arm.
Excellent note, for this noble and sailor.
A good weekend.
Royaldevon (43979) 2012-08-04 23:58
Good Morning Ike,
I just love how you have composed the shot giving two completely opposing lines of attack. Columbus is pointing us one way, the cannon the complete opposite!
The photograph has great depth and lovely, sharp details.
Have a wonderful Sunday,
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-08-05 0:36
Excellent point of view!Great POV!
I like all composition with fountain,palms,blue sky and colourful houses!
jemaflor (103729) 2012-08-05 1:34
Well taken with statue, nice light and a composition well balanced, tfs.
pajaran (66396) 2012-08-05 1:43
Lep park sa topom, fontanom i spomeniko.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepo mesto i arhitektura.
Lep park za odmor i druzenje.
Imajte lep dan za odmor.
A nice park with a gun, fountains and monuments.
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good lyrics and composition, nice place and the architecture.
Nice park for relaxation and socializing.
Have a nice day for a holiday.
All the best.
adramad (50026) 2012-08-05 10:10
Very good composition with this beautiful square full of detail, ideal that sculpture of Columbus, the cannon in the middle of the square is a curious object, I like the charm of palm trees in this beautiful corner.
Magnificent bright and colorful.
Good Sunday afternoon.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-08-06 8:48
First your comments were correct, most dog owners sometimes resemble their dogs, but in her case, she's not a bulldog, but a sweet shy beauty.
Loving this photo, there's so much to look at and everything is so clear and crisp. Clarity is stunning, showing beautiful natural colors and the light management is perfect. Your POV is very pleasing, great job Ike!!
Note: Check out the new book "1493", I think you'll find it really good reading, that is if you are into history and earth science.
TFS..........Your Friend from California.......Buddy
clic (18574) 2012-08-06 16:38
I think Columbus should point once in a while towards the magnificent fountain he stands on and show to tourists the lovely colourful italian architecture at backdrop!
mkamionka (40163) 2012-08-06 23:42
beautiful square, I have never seen it before. In this lovely region people usually show photos from the coast forgetting anything else. The houses are pretty and the palm trees add a nice exotic touch.
Very well done,
Cricri (126824) 2012-08-07 10:07
Intéressante fontaine bien cadrer avec d'autre éléments et les façades colorées, superbe lumière et excellent approche sur celle présenter sur le lien
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-08-08 9:12
Awesome capture of the discoverer of the Americas, I also like the ancient canon in the foreground. Good lighting and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-08-12 4:28
very nice compo with the cannon on the right and the statue pointing on the other side. good light management.
jmdias (69318) 2012-08-18 7:33
I included portofino in my project, anyway I guess I will take a bus to arrive there faster because I will have so few time in genova.
very beautiful square, excellent framing catching the sculpture and the façades and palm trees. nice job.
mauro61 (52887) 2012-08-22 12:54
piazza piena di sole su cui campeggia la statua di Colombo.
Buona la resa dei colori con il cannone in FG a dare profondità,
Sonata11 (34007) 2016-06-10 21:22
Thank you so much for visiting and a nice comment. Indeed I'm not often on TE, I'm busy. One day it will come back to normal. I'm missing TE.
Very beautiful captured of the beautiful capture.
Love the POV the colors, sharpness perfect clarity. Great job.
Best regards and have a great weekend,
mcmtanyel (29782) 2016-10-29 18:46
This is a pleasant view of the statue of Christopher Columbus on top of the fountains. The cannon also adds to the historical ambience. It's a nice postcard from Italy.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (79281)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-14
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-04 0:45