This shot was taken in Genoa surrounding area. I was completely lost even with the GPS. Hey, those machines are not perfect... I was on the top of a hill and that stuff was showing me some weird cordinates. What could I do? My intention was to go to Genova but unfortunately this was the closest view to that city I could shoot. Don't know exactly where I was but in fact a tranquil and beautiful area.
Tech note: Morning lights are usually welcome for photography but there was a quite terrible fog, specially on the background which forced me to go to the hard post-processing. I'm kind of satisfied with the result but I know this is a subjective taste.
I hope you like it!
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CaptainJack (0) 2007-11-05 15:23
Hello Carlos - I agree with you that the morning is the best time to shoot, its just a shame I am not a morning person. :) I like what you've done here to narrow the viewing eye down the centre of the frame by anchoring that building on the left with the tree on the right providing the blinder on that side. The view down through to the terraced hillside is fantastic. Shame about the fog, but your PP is good in my opinion to try to combat this.
abanibi (749) 2007-11-05 15:35
Bom dia, Carlos! É muito bo que alguén madrugue para ensinarnos como é a manhan aos que non madrugamos :-)
Gosto muito da vista desta colina perdida quen sabe onde. A eleición do primeiro plano é muito boa e dá profundidade á toma, levándonos ata esas terrazas que nos devolven á casa. Cores suaves da manha ben reflexados. E a néboa espesa foi ben tratada, pois apenas queda unha neblina suave. Cecais o ceo sexa un pouco gris de mais.
Bo trabalho! Obrigada pelo post, e ate mais ver!
German74 (777) 2007-11-05 15:45
Hola Carlos, es un bello paisaje montañoso y una buena perspectiva la tuya para hacer la toma, y se nota que hay mucha niebla...
dareco (17134) 2007-11-05 15:54
WOW! This is very beautiful. Fabulous pov! What a fantastic place. I love the scenery and colors. Very nice lighting. TFS
bruce_wayne (1507) 2007-11-05 15:58
one your shot from Italy...great!!
Details and contrast are very good, congratulations!
So I like a lot that light...wonderful!
cfreire (11741) 2007-11-05 16:04
Bonita composição, mesmo com o fog tentando não lhe deixar trabalhar... mas, em compensação a luz do primeiro plano está suave o que confere bem com o título, e também, em função disso o primeiro plano apresenta um belo contraste que vai diminuindo ao encontro da névoa. Boas cores e nitidez. Belo trabalho. Um abraço, Consuelo
nivaldo (15415) 2007-11-05 16:39
Bonita fotografia, com interessante ponto de vista.
Por terras italianas, hein?!
Espero que tenha aproveitado bastante!
Um abraço, Grazie!
berseph (1758) 2007-11-05 18:31
Beautiful capture Carlos. I love the vertical format here. The morning light giving off pale colors here is very pleasing. I like your framing of the picture as a whole. I think the fog here is nice, and the PP is good, although the sky maybe looks a little gray.
siolaw (38284) 2007-11-05 21:36
Nice POV and good use of the vertical frame, giving depth. I like this diffuse light and muted colors... Sharp details and fine exposure.
xavshot (69835) 2007-11-05 22:00
la lumière me plait beaucoup ici et le cadrage apporte beaucoup de profondeur; Joli travail.
Floydian (30970) 2007-11-06 0:49
The fog gave you a nice mood combining with that early morning light, although you had probably something else in mind. But the final result looks very good to me, a warm glow with a touch of gradient in the sky, nice contrast.
A good photo taken in wonderful light.
paura (47166) 2007-11-06 2:35
Tá uma beleza a composição, com cores que parecem uma tela à óleo. Profundidade também está boa. Creio que o f/stop de 9 foi uma boa opção.
syd1946 (18663) 2007-11-06 3:10
The point you choose for the shot seems the best to enjoy the whole view.Nice you "put" the old house in front.Adds a lot of interesting.And then,the amazing perspective in the morning mood...Very beautiful...
elmec (12210) 2007-11-06 3:35
This is paradise land!
I like warm climate there, and full of green hills!
Very good scene with old house!
patdeph (35748) 2007-11-06 4:17
this a beautiful landscape with a nice high POV!I like the green sunny tree of the foreground,contrasting with the misty background!Yes,the morning light is wonderful!Very nice vertical frame also!
Have a nice day.
Giedra70 (963) 2007-11-06 5:21
I had the simmilar situation with GPS in Sicily, but I was very happy because i find a lot of interesting places like You.
Nice foto with beutiful colors.
lucasgalodoido (21093) 2007-11-06 5:59
Além do local ser muito bonito, e o bom POV apresentado, essas cores suaves da manhã são ótimas, só poderia render uma boa foto mesmo!
Parabéns e Abraço!
UnTrained (0) 2007-11-06 6:41
I think and you also wrote it that the result you aimed was different. But it has because of the mood and soft light something special and is appealing. So let us stay with the Rolling Stones here: "You can't always get what you want".
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
crisnique (857) 2007-11-06 9:20
Excellent morning atmosphere! The post-processing job you did on this image is perfect to me!
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-11-06 9:52
Great landscape, with superb warm tones.
I like a lot the depth the POV offers, a very pleasant one.
Bluejeans (64249) 2007-11-06 11:01
Oi amigo ,
Que bonita paisagem cheia de verde com as casas espalhadas pelas encostas , gostei muito desta casa aqui em primeiro plano com as pedras em cima das telhas , bonitos tons de verde , bom uso da foto na vertical , parabens!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
wgreis (8267) 2007-11-06 14:48
Destaque para a excelente iluminação. Tons pastéis formaram um conjunto agradável aos olhos.
Já o tema... muito, muito bom!
OS diversos níveis do terreno lá no fundo chamam a atenção.
Mais uma para minhas favoritas.
hatti52 (12786) 2007-11-07 0:35
great POV and colours
i like your light management..it is always very nice
jhm (140070) 2007-11-07 3:46
You vertical frame show us a excellent panorama view.
Splendid perspective and very well depth image.
Very well done. Thanks for sharing.
starky (1616) 2007-11-07 4:41
Nice view and beautiful picture.
Best regards, Bosko.
cunejo200 (7281) 2007-11-07 5:57
A charming and pastoral village scene. There is good exposure and depth allowing us to see many details. Best regards, Danilo
jackart (6702) 2007-11-07 9:11
I like this shot. Very good choosen semi-long lenght of focus, great air perspective and excellent smooth light. Perfect!
zeca (19762) 2007-11-07 18:47
Carlos, essa parece uma pintura! Os tons um pouco pálidos vêm crescendo do fundo para o primeiro plano, onde tudo é interessante. O enquadramento vertical é ótimo e gostei do corte na casa, deixando-a como um detalhe, e não como o sujeito principal. Muito boa!
dip (23632) 2007-11-08 2:20
what a wonderful image! Superb lighting,POV and framing,
excellent captured and composed,
fulvio52 (8314) 2007-11-08 4:50
I guess this is not exactly what you had in mind at that specific moment, but the combination mist/early morning light seems to work very well in this picture. Excellent shot and excellent work in PP.
evanrizo (456) 2007-11-08 10:17
Ola Carlos, I love morning light, yes you framed it superb and the depth is very effective.
The light foggy air works here very nice and creates a nice atmosphere.
I will come back...
Scharan (14144) 2007-11-08 11:45
É tão suave a luz da manhã...provoca efeitos fantásticos nas fotos. Gosto do enquadramento mostrando meia frente da casa e toda a paisagem lá atrás. Bonitos tons de verde.
mpdre (1611) 2007-11-08 12:19
Hi Carlos! Very nice picture full of textures. I like the perspective of it. I found interesting the multiple layers in the mountain in the back, the pattern of brownish rectangles and rocks on the roof. Good play with the light too. In front some rays of light illuminating the vegetation and more dark in the back. Very well done!!!
agbonavita (0) 2007-11-08 14:34
Que profundidade incrivel conseguiu hein Carlos. Bela composição, os tons das cores,e me fazem lembrar as pinturas da época do colonialismo...
Dragonheart (8414) 2007-11-09 4:27
Lovely composition and very beautiful warm lights. I like this shot a lot.
Thanks for sharing
molla (7127) 2007-11-09 7:22
You know all roads leads to Rome (not to Genova) you'v manage to do a very good Post editing on this Image ( we could see it's done but theres nothing that disturbes)
leo61 (0) 2007-11-09 11:21
Wonderful light and great composition with the view at the village between the house and tree in the foreground.I like very much the soft colors and especially the green tones.
Benedict (7076) 2007-11-09 16:08
i don't use GPS. it just makes my driving more complicated!
ah, italia- so tempting, so beautiful. the morning gloom and soft lights are to die for.....maganda kaibigan. napakaganda and dating!!
cam (9041) 2007-11-09 19:10
Lost, that is a good thing, cause this is the way discoveries are made.
A chance to discover new vistas, like this one.
The depth is very good, with a good clarity up to the middle part.The fog did cause you some difficulty, but your PP is well done. You ended up with a color for the sky that is in harmony with the surroundings.
Have a good WE
Flavia (10352) 2007-11-11 4:45
Tb fiquei perdida com o GPS na Franca! O Pov aui esta lindo e a luz tb. Gostei bastabte do post-process. De uma certa forma deu uma envelhecida na imagem.
vincz (19113) 2007-11-15 0:30
Very nice composition with great ambiance coming from these very special colours. Very good work.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-11-15 2:21
The view through this little hole between house and trees shows how hilly this region is, nice light but don't you have a yellow cast over this image ?
Have a nice day JY
giorgimer (34870) 2007-11-19 14:48
very nice atmosphere, interesting details and beautiful light
Very well done!
hattori (0) 2007-11-21 14:27
stop complaining, you should be appreciated your gps for helping you to take that great shot composed with charming colours and nice details
Charo (51210) 2007-12-03 15:53
Estupenda toma de este bonito paisaje. La casa en primer plano le da mucha profundidad. Los colores son preciosos.
pablominto (53744) 2007-12-21 10:30
Indeed the light is lovely, and the morning haze adds to the fine effect!
I like the point of view and inclusion of the house gives a fine feeling of depth...
A well balanced composition with good colours!
npecanhuk (66344) 2008-04-12 10:47
Carlos, esta sua foto é uma verdadeira pintura... e das mais valiosas!
Muito bela mesmo!
COSTANTINO (56255) 2008-05-20 7:08
this photo is a poem for ths Nature.
A dreamy photo with a fantastic view though
the mounatins.Excellent capture for
an excellent place
Compliments from GRECE
zmey (7335) 2008-05-21 8:17
i see what you're saying about that haze (fog). it does get annoying sometimes, but here it does not spoil the scene. i feel, it actually adds to the mood. by the way, did you try to 'bring out' some stuff from the foreground shadow? i feel, if you did, you could have just left it as was or actually boosted the contrasts even more: that would allow for nice 3D illusion from the contrasted foreground combination with hazy background. as to genoa... let me tell you, friend... you did not miss much :) there are much nicer italian cities to visit. ;))
lopshang (724) 2008-05-21 9:44
Amazing shot and very beautiful landscape. A very beautiful small village over the hill. Really the shot came out very beautifully. Very good composition and very great timing. Great POV too.
jusninasirun (17160) 2008-05-26 18:32
Hello Carlos. I like the tall format of this composition. The grey sky works well here with the sharp horizon. Misty and dreamy mood with warm effect of the light. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni
gracious (20025) 2009-01-10 0:42
sorry for my delay to view such quality photojob of the morning light! especially through the foggy condition towards the far horizon!
you had the best pov here and I loved it! the sharpness really amazed me in good quality also the colour as well
sunamoon (10) 2009-04-02 13:20
Muy bonita imagen, con buena profundidad,
me gusta sobre todo la luz y el brillo que has captado, muy bonitos colores y detalles, excelente imagen!
Amaz (11475) 2009-05-12 3:15
otima composição e boas cores !!
danos (87505) 2009-05-29 13:05
nice the management of the morning light with the fog in the background to make the scene more atmospheric.I like the existence of the house in the frame as we can see in spite of the fog on the far end of the scene.Well done.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
vsr1976 (15) 2010-06-16 5:59
POV is good. I just love the scenary...
- Copyright: Carlos CB (belido) (19934)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-13
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 18-55mm/f3.5-5.6, Digital ISO 200, Hoya Pro1 Digital 58mm PL-C
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-05 15:19
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