I know I know...this is a total postcard type of photo and there are TE members here that really don't like that sort of thing.
But you know what, personally I enjoy the classic postcard styles, just as much as abstract architecture or city views. There are many forms and styles to be appreciated, so i hope you appreciate this too.
Here we are at Riomaggiore, one of the towns along Cinque Terre. It was my favorite spot to photograph, but not my favorite town overall as its quite small. However, it was so much fun walking around the rocks and water composing photos.
I wanted to include the large rocks just to be a bit different. Most photos from Riomaggiore don't include these large boulders.
Hope you like it
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besnard (55465) 2014-07-28 23:35
Une belle carte postale au format bien choisi pour nous faire admirer ce paysage grandiose et lumineux.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
jemaflor (91279) 2014-07-28 23:35
eautiful village with these coloured houses, light is perfect for colors and good idea for this vertical frame with the rocks in the Fg, well made.
Indrasish (2939) 2014-07-28 23:45
Excellent shot here.. I like your point of view.. And I like your focusing and the distance between Background and foreground.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Very well done..
Good afternoon and best wishes from Kolkata, India..
jjcordier (79289) 2014-07-28 23:56
L'originalité de la compo vient de ce rocher au premier plan et du choix du grand angle. Dommage que la partie droite de ce très beau village soit dans l'ombre. J'ai l'impression que l'immeuble en rouge a été fraîchement repeint....on ne voit que lui!
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-29 1:06
love this! Postcard shots work and are just as appealing to me, especially when executed and composed like this one. Superb quality as always and lots to admire in this beautiful capture.
dkmurphys (54485) 2014-07-29 1:42
A very original POV from that unique place. You know, I've been passing by for some times but never had the time to visit it...
Anyway, great image.
asajernigan (21427) 2014-07-29 3:04
I really like this postcard shot! The inclusion of the rocks in the foreground add a lot to the composition of the shot. The sky is great and provides a nice backdrop for the scene. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness and detail.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-07-29 3:28
What postcard shot? Looks good to me with those large rocks in the foreground as a lead in to the view beyond.
SWEETFREEDOM (24104) 2014-07-29 4:27
very nice p.o.v. i like the inclusion of the rocks in fg. good light and nice houses facades' colors.
Sergiom (70616) 2014-07-29 5:34
Tu as choisi un point de vue complètement différent des autres pour cette composition. Je crois que c'était très tôt le matin, la meilleure heure pour saisir ce village à son mieux.Le cadrage vertical donne beaucoup de profondeur.
Nicou (133434) 2014-07-29 5:59
quelle belle roche en premier plan superbe vue et captage avec la ville la baie le petit port quel ensemble et vue merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (92169) 2014-07-29 6:54
Good POV and composition.
I ike colors and buildings.
Have a nice day
adidas5nb (5743) 2014-07-29 7:04
nice pov here to show this beautiful place.lovely homes and settings.
ktanska (26359) 2014-07-29 10:58
This place looks claustrophobically tighly built. It's like if they were not real houses buit just scenes set up next to that bay. That's certainly your type of framing with wide angle and strong foreground. That rock has very nice texture.
(I made picture search with 'Riomaggiore postcard', and found nothing like this.)
Noel_Byrne (28162) 2014-07-29 12:58
I learned here on te that a postcard view is not always a compliment, and I don't get that, I love a postcard view. In my eyes its a view great enough that people want to remember it forever and buy it! This is a fantastic view, the buildings look like they were hewn from the rock itself, and then painted to differentiate them from the landscape. An imposing yet quaint town, and that's not something you see often.
Classic postcard, and that is said in the nicest possible way.
arnie (1805) 2014-07-29 13:02
Great capture, taken from a good POV that gives depth and height to the shot, sharp colours.
tyro (22986) 2014-07-29 16:45
Nope, in my opinion there ain't nowt wrong with postcard pictures just like there's nothing wrong with "chocolate box" pictures either.
This picture's a smasher with lovely strong but well balanced composition, lovely light, fine vibrant colours and, as always, stunning details and sharpness.
npecanhuk (72044) 2014-07-29 17:47
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, slim black borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent! I love that sky! I truly enjoy how you placed that rocky lower fg!
TFS - congrats,
rychem (30339) 2014-07-29 20:53
I like such a amphitheater location of houses, picturesque town, nice composition of the photo with rocks and lake in the FG
dta (73021) 2014-07-30 9:00
Hello Craig ,
This is a well known POV on the village of Riomaggiore . But as you say , the inclusion of the white rocks provides something new .
About post-cards , don't worry : many of us (and I) love them .
ikeharel (65205) 2014-07-30 10:27
The first of 5 villages from the south on Cinque-Terre, built as the same pattern we see on Manarola and Vernazza. A fabulous blue sky above, bright daylight brought-out the colorful houses. From this town, the trail of Via-del-Amore stretchs northwards through the other points. Charming pic. for a charming place.
chawax (20048) 2014-07-30 11:51
I often heard about Cinque Terre and I hope to go there one day, it looks a very beautiful place ! Very good POV with the rocks in the foreground and their lines driving our look to the village. Nice colours and excellent sharpness.
Thanks for sharing !
Royaldevon (34735) 2014-07-30 12:36
I definitely think there is a place for both types of photograph. It depends on the subject and the photographer. I like this very much, especially with the rocks to give f/g interest. The rocks link up very nicely, across the water, to the foundation rocks of the houses. You have achieved a very natural flow across this scene, which is pleasingly sharp.
My warm regards,
abmdsudi (48769) 2014-07-30 16:16
A stunning capture, and what a wonderful colourful village, sunny and warm. Incredible feat of engineering really on how they build these houses on a cliffside and all the buildings seem to be stacked on top of one another! It must be very hard to go up and down walking along the streets. You have caught the essence of this cliff side village perfectly with good foreground details as added interests. Fantastic shot, that's really beautiful, TFS
photoray (13725) 2014-07-30 17:09
Interesting view of Riomaggiore, foreground of marble like rock shelf, anchored boats with ramp leading to the classical village stretching up a steep slope.
emka (89373) 2014-07-30 17:53
What is wrong with postcards? They are very useful when planning the trip and also very pleasant for the eyes. I like this composition with great boulders in foreground, indeed the different composition than usual. fantastic view of this little colourful harbour.
Warm regards MAlgo
Ninello52 (7576) 2014-07-31 10:14
Inquadratura molto originale! Mi piace quella roccia grigia in primo piano che fa da quinta tetrale! Molto bella, bravissimo! Hai fatto un bel giro in Italia, complimenti per le belle foto!!
Migliori saluti, Nino.
holmertz (47100) 2014-07-31 11:35
I don't know if you're thinking of me in the first sentence...? I do like some postcard views as long as they don't look exactly the same as one thousand photos before it. You make this look quite fresh by including the huge rocks in the foreground. I always wondered what the area looks like where everybody else take their identical postcard views :-). Now I know. The boats also add something different. The clouds are cute too. On the thumbnail I thought they looked like water splashing onto your camera.
If you wondered about my recent silence I was cut off from the internet and TV for four days after a severe thunder storm, that caused a lot of damage.
delpeoples (56014) 2014-07-31 17:07
As you know, I'm a fan of rocks, so really appreciate their inclusion. In fact the white colours contrast so nicely with the vivid multi-colours of the township. Yes, it's difficult to get an original shot of this place, but I think you tried hard and succeeded. PS: those rocks are NOT a good place for boys with bad knees. I've slid down enough of these babies to know that :)
Have a great weekend, I hear you've been doing the nightshift, so hope this weekend will be a restful one for you
PS: that place with the sand dunes has a shipwreck. You can only get to it by camel or dune buggy or walk 30 kilometres down the beach. At sunset it's so cool! I promise not to upload photos of it until you and Tosca land in Sydney and I will personally take you there
COSTANTINO (61415) 2014-07-31 22:16
Hello dear friend
and have a nice week end
I agree with you and I like this different
style of your postcard
here we have a free presentation with
interesting constructions a deep blue
sky and the big rocks included and
giving a different inspiration
welldone and wellaccepted
have a nice time
stego (24132) 2014-08-01 9:53
The place is beautiful and you captured very nicely. I like the POV and the compo, with the big rock on the FG chalenging/balancing teh houses on the other side. The light and colours are also great. Regards, José.
Silvio1953 (133778) 2014-08-01 11:25
Ciao Craig, great view of fantastic place, excellent clarity, wonderful bright colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
berek (45411) 2014-08-01 21:58
A beautiful postcard at right for us to admire this magnificent and luminous landscape format. İ really like strong perspective . Congratulations.
Have a nice weekend.
cornejo (37697) 2014-08-02 11:00
Hi Craig, lovely view of this beautiful place, very well captured with a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. An interesting picture taken with good sharpness, depth, good light, color and quality. An excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
All the best from southern Spain.
Cricri (113605) 2014-08-04 9:37
POV original en incluant la roche en premier plan, la présence des bateau, la vue sur les façades colorées, tel une carte postale, bien composer et réaliser
Angshu (56740) 2014-08-13 9:37
This is hardly a postcard...the carefully composed picture with the striated boulder almost pointing towards the tiny village makes this quite unique. The red house in the fore front makes quite a 'upstart statement'...contrasts strongly with the other houses having muted pastel colours on their facades.
Beautiful and different shot from Riomaggiore. This is your second post from Cinque Terre...I anxiously wait for the other 3 (villages)
PaulVDV (25589) 2014-08-14 21:42
A well known sight and yet, the picture has something extra. That big rock provides an attractive foreground and together with the moored boats it gives much depth to the picture.
The vertical format benefits the view of the houses built behind each other on the steep slope.
Best regards, Paul
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (63172)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-28 23:33