Early evening and the sun casts the last of its golden rays onto the buildings of Vernazza before nightfall. Locals and tourists alike enjoy a relaxed time at pavement cafes as the day slips away.
Here is a larger version
This photograph is copyright of Rosemary Walden - © Rosemary Walden 2014. All rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of the image in any form is prohibited. You may not, except with my express written permission, copy, reproduce, download, distribute or exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system
Critiques | Translate
mesutilgim (97474) 2014-07-04 11:34
Amazing capture. The scenery washed in a nice warm lateaftenoon light.
Perfect pov and layout.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Noel_Byrne (33588) 2014-07-04 11:37
What a calming shot, I can feel the soft bob of the boats on the gentle water, and the golden light has brought out such beautiful colors in the buildings. Exactly the kind of image for me to enjoy on a Friday with a cold beer in my hand :) Magical moment, thanks for sharing.
holmertz (59044) 2014-07-04 12:23
These last rays of the sun have saturated the yellow, orange and ochre tones of the buildings in a natural way. I also see the golden light very nicely reflected in the calm sea. The gently bobbing boats fill the foreground very nicely. I can feel the pleasant Mediterranean atmosphere right through my monitor.
carlo62 (54900) 2014-07-04 16:36
il tuo breve racconto è perfettamente riconoscibile dalla foto, questi raggi caldi illuminano le facciate che si arrampicano lungo la costa, un momento magico, quando il vento si ferma e tutto diventa più tranquillo, proprio come nella tua foto.
PaulVDV (32599) 2014-07-04 17:34
Gorgeous evening atmosphere with the vivid golden tones between the blue sky and the rather dark foreground.
A splendid detail is the light reflected on the dark water at both sides of the boats.
Best regards, Paul
emka (106662) 2014-07-04 23:47
Hello dear Rosemary.
Cinque Terre are high on my bucket list, one day I just buy ticket and go there. But not so soon :). Marvelous atmosphere in the evening, when the last sunrays give such beautiful golden colours. And good idea to stay somewhere in hotel, to be able enjoy the atmosphere of the eveningand blue hour too. I should remember it :)
WArm regrads MAlgo
jemaflor (103065) 2014-07-05 0:18
Nice vertical format, perfect to see Fg with boats and nice houses, I like these warm colors and the good management with these lights contrasts.
Nicou (150964) 2014-07-05 0:52
superbe vue de cette merveilleuse ville avec le port les bâteaux et ces tons sur le maisons superbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
CLODO (35730) 2014-07-05 1:14
good play with the direct light which increases the orange hues of te houses, contrasting well with the pure blue sky and the blueish harbour in the shadow. It's time for an aperitive and everybody enjoys this moment.
have a nice WE
williewhistler (16490) 2014-07-05 2:25
you have managed the contrasty evening light very well managing to retain detail in shadows without burning out the sun lit areas.
Judging by the amount of people on the quay it`s the perfect to be.
Kind regards Les.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-05 3:16
irresistible light in this shot and so perfectly managed. The POV is so enticing and the clarity just wonderful. All detail clearly visible in light and shade and a really beautiful interpretation of the early evening atmosphere. Eye-catching work!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
Sergiom (88217) 2014-07-05 5:21
Tu as eu toute une lumière pour ta virée à Vernazza. une ville vraiment très photogénique. J'aime beaucoup le cadrage vertical qui va chercher le plus de choses possibles, des bateaux aux maisons.
dekanski (6010) 2014-07-05 5:37
Although I love this color scheme, foreground is a little too dark for my taste (see WS), but regardless to that - excellent photo - composition, POV, light....
marabu61 (11279) 2014-07-05 12:48
The gorgeous golden light renders this lovely scene truly beautiful. There is a sense of calm business in this scene that is very relaxing. Would be great to have a glass of wine on the terrasse over there.
have a great sunday
siudzi (34141) 2014-07-06 3:59
The combination of intensive warm and cold tones built a spectacular visual effect here! Love it! Superb elegant and well managed presentation in the vertical frame. Beautifully done! Bravo!
Cricri (125818) 2014-07-06 4:58
Sublime lumière de fin de journée qui réchauffe les couleurs, tout en jouant avec les ombres
très belle présentation
macjake (72491) 2014-07-06 7:18
yes, what else can you say? Golden Vernazza, my favorite town among the 5. How about you? what was your favorite?
Did you go on one of those boat tours?
love the oranges, golds, greens, and even a hint of pink too. a fun shot of this classic town.
Sonata11 (34007) 2014-07-06 22:50
very beautiful picture of this scene and the spectacular view. Beautiful architecture. Fantastic management of light, colors, sharpness, clarity. This is very beautiful attractive place for photographers. Awesome. Love it. Best regards, Barbara
Silvio1953 (152867) 2014-07-07 6:51
Ciao Rosemary, lovely composition with nice boats in FG, fantastic light, excellent perspective and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ChrisJ (117741) 2014-07-15 2:52
I went through La Spezia & Cinque Terre by train but only briefly. This brings back nice memories. Superb density levels that have given clean whites and blacks and punchy light contrasts and deep saturation. Nice repetition of the boats and they add depth and perspective along the curved shoreline. Tfs!
delpeoples (59772) 2014-07-16 5:44
A wonderful shot of this characteristic and magnificent town. The golden light and colours are sensational and I like how you chose the vertical frame. The shaded area in the FG was difficult to handle, but you evened the light out effortlessly. The light dancing on the water is the icing on the cake.
ourania (51079) 2014-07-26 11:39
this is a most challenging shot, not only for the difficult case the lighting contrasts had created, but also because you surely wanted to present more than a simple description of the marina and the waterfront. You managed to achieve stunning clarity and make the transfer from light to shade effective but also comfortable for the viewer. You brought out the graphical quality of all the elements including the water surface, that's full of reflections. The colours are delicious, even the dark tones in the shade. The atmosphere is particularly charming. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
npecanhuk (78497) 2014-07-28 19:32
Very beautiful details!
Very attractive and inviting picture!
Special regards to the management of light, colors and composition!
TFS - congrats,
swapankumarroy (2849) 2014-08-01 11:10
Hello dear Rosemary,
You have exhibited a rich evening ambience and beautiful golden effect of sunlight. Good exposure, light and shade and effective colour control.
best wishes and have a nice weekend.