Varenna and lake Como, another old home scan, badly damaged negative as usual, taken from a fort if I remember correctly, reached by a short path from the village, this view is looking west. I tried to darken the overexposed sky and neat image neatened too much in the lake and not enough in the sky.
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RPoole5552 (1812) 2006-06-21 21:48
Killer photo there Tan. Almost looks as the mountain is erupting in a volcanic spew.
Lisas_world (1232) 2006-06-21 21:56
Well, Tan, I can understand your disappointment with the scan quality, but it is still a good composition and an interesting image with the cloud perched atop the mountain. Looks like those little houses enjoy a fabulous view.
DownUnder (1177) 2006-06-21 22:31
Here we go again with Tan's another breath taking adventure shot.. love the 'sitting clouds' :)) good work..
Zackwalker35 (54) 2006-06-21 22:45
I went to lake como for a month. Amazing shot i love the angles.
BCharles (56) 2006-06-21 22:58
I like the fact that the view of Varenna is filled with structures & makes an edge with the lake & the reflection of the mountain & clouds in the lake is nearly the inverse of the village...
Cormac (26565) 2006-06-21 23:04
The scan may not be the greatest, but this is a great composition! I like the way you placed the town down at the bottom, with only the roofs showing, and the lake and mountain at the top, all in well balanced harmony. Great idea and a great result too!
zeca (19762) 2006-06-21 23:42
Hello Tan! Long time don´t hear from you!
This is another of your wonderful shots! Excelent POV! The reflection of that cloud is all, but I like the red roofs also! GREAT!
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-06-21 23:50
Hi Tan, that's BELLA ITALIA! What a beautiful village and the wonderful landscape. First moment I didn't recognize because I thought it was a spying vulcano.
Wonderful composition, nice POV. Great natural colours and good light.
dsidwell (9783) 2006-06-22 0:46
Hello Tan. I sure like how the mountain echoes the shape of the Varenna coastline. The colors and composition are very nice!
ahmetgedikli (25605) 2006-06-22 1:58
Konum, dağlar, bulutlar, netlik harika. Bu güzelliği paylaştığın için teşekkürler. Ellerine sağlık, selamlar
ryno (6865) 2006-06-22 2:49
Another great shot from you, Tan. The sharpness and definition of your photos have almost become a trademark and make them stand out among others. A very good POV helped you to capture a striking image of a beautiful place here. Regards,
Gerrit (52099) 2006-06-22 2:50
Hi Tan, intersting POV and crop with the village so isolated. There is still a lot of noise in the air but you managed to get a decent quality out of a damaged negativ, not bad.
Thanks and regards, gerrit
anesugur (18789) 2006-06-22 3:27
İşte mükemmel bir manzara daha.
Öyle güzel bir yerden çekmişsinki derinlik süper.
Ellerine sağlık Tan.
Angshu (56760) 2006-06-22 3:50
Brilliant perspective Tan (as usual from you)...the village, the church steeple, the small square in the bottom half contrasts brilliantly with the blue of the sea. The clouds above the mountain makes it appear like a spewing volcano.
Jeronimo (1382) 2006-06-22 3:51
Incredible shoot, very good POV and DOF. I enjoy colours too. Very nice village.
vinicio (23423) 2006-06-22 4:41
Excellent POV in this image Tan, the quality here is very good also the colors, beautiful view indeed, compliments.
jluca (10377) 2006-06-22 5:36
very nice point of view and great composition ! The village, illuminated by a very nice light, seems to point the mountain and its big cloud. Fortunatly, there is this cloud which makes the sky isn't empty.
Another postcard from you, congratulations !
tonyking (1612) 2006-06-22 6:33
You have so many fantastic images in your album that it's almost impossible to know where to start! Almost every one of them is stunning! A lot of members (me included) are what I'd call 'enthusiastic amateurs'. Your photography, from what I see here, is the stuff of professionals.
For a badly damaged negative, this picture has turned out amazingly well. If it was that bad, it's easy to forgive the few minor problems in the sky and the occasional mark elsewhere. To pass negative comment on these things after you've told us about them would be a little unfair. The only other comments I can make are all in praise of this magnificently composed pic. It's obviously a wide angle shot and, with the inclusion of the bright, strongly coloured buildings below, has added some nice colour and light contrasts. The results are really great! The soft reflection of the mountain also contributes to fantastic overall effect.
Keep up the good work, my friend.
Nilay (1323) 2006-06-22 6:52
Bir şaheser daha diyebilirim,
O kadar güzel bir kare ki,
Bulutların yansıması, Alt kısımdaki evlere kuşbakış,deniz.... Gerçekten çok begendim,
Tue (40898) 2006-06-22 7:12
The composition is excellent here. I like to see the village in the bottom of the shot, the mountain and clouds in top and the lake in between. The colours are very pleasing too and the reflection in the lake is a nice detail. Good work, thanks for sharing!
ChrisJ (116676) 2006-06-22 7:19
Wonderful high pov with superb color & depth. Tfs!
balatrek (7455) 2006-06-22 7:50
Espectacular composición, varios ambientes bien mezclados, casas, mar, montaña y cielo, todo estaba a tu favor, incluso las nubes que posaron para esta imagen, felicidades.
jjcordier (79297) 2006-06-22 8:33
Very original composition! A very good shot with perfect DOF,nice POV and great night and colours
s10001in (0) 2006-06-22 10:23
Dear Tan .
Amazing Point of view and Picture captured.
Really So supurb!!!
Great nature & wonderful roofs.
Cloud Like hat ...Wonderful
Great work by 28 mm
delkoo (68) 2006-06-22 11:53
Wonderful composition, nice POV. Great natural colours and good reflection.
gilou530 (34) 2006-06-22 11:55
une vue aérienne de cette photo, toujours des couleurs saturées, les toits tranchent bien avec le bleu, le ciel est peut être un peu trop saturé.
Ann75 (0) 2006-06-22 14:18
Great shot! What a view down below over the village, then the lake and mountains in the distance! Great composition with amazing colours and beautiful details!
Budapestman (82620) 2006-06-22 16:00
This is a fantastic photo too. The hill in the backgrouns so than a tempestuous godhead. Nice days
sleon (9402) 2006-06-22 16:35
The quality isn't bad at all and with such a fantastic view to distract us I wouldn't even have pointed out the technical issues. I love the characteristic Italian roofs and church and especially the shape of the headland which echoes that of the distant mountain. The dramatic cloud adds a lot too to the image. Superb view, Excellent framing.
AmiBe (6042) 2006-06-22 19:19
fantastic place, excellent POV... This is your trademark.
I like the opposition of the city and the mountain.
It seems that this is a volcano with the clouds.
Didi (60590) 2006-06-22 19:43
Mabe the negative is damaged but your scan has a good quality after your great job.
Anyway this view is magnificient.
partha (14023) 2006-06-23 1:57
Wonderful; shot. Nice composition and good colour balance.
The atmosphere is very pleasing.
fayeulle (27827) 2006-06-23 2:17
Old shot with a very high quality of scan and PP. I like the way you framed this pict.
manatee (4668) 2006-06-23 3:02
You make a grate job wiht this picture, I can see even the cars, boats and other things inteetings from this lovely city. I love europe
Thank you for sharing this picture
markstaples (15670) 2006-06-23 10:34
Superb. The shape of the village somehow mirrors the shape of the mountain ... very well seen. Excellent POV, superb reflections, excellent quality and colours. Beautiful work.
john_c (24666) 2006-06-23 11:56
A superb view of this amazing area. Despite the scan, the essential quality shines through, though there is a little noise in the sky. The blue and orange hues contrast so well together. The unusual cloud hangs like some giant bird atop the mountain, enhancing the scene further. A great use of the vertical format. Exhilarating, Tan.
banyanman (7789) 2006-06-24 12:12
I see you were shooting your trademark skies way back in 1998, Tan. But what really makes this image stand out is the clever composition with the shape of the shoreline at the bottom almost replicated by the shape of the mountain in the background. You can see some of the negative damage in the sky, but the rest of the scan is pretty good. Despite the flaws in the sky, the outstanding composition of this, and otherwise good technical quality, makes it well worth posting. This is one of those places that you should mark down to revisit one day with your new digital camera. Cheers . . . David
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-06-26 6:53
Cette image est vraiment splendide avec ce village qui fait face au volcan. Le point de vue est magnifique et le cadrage reussi. C'est une tres belle image
alvaraalto (18142) 2006-06-26 17:10
Not only a beautiful and interesting landscape, but also a great composition with its 3 shapes – The mountain with the cloud – the reflection and the village.
bakes888 (18499) 2006-06-27 1:12
Hi Tan. Great POV for this shot. You managed to get good strong colour in this image, just a shame the sky has gone a bit blotchy. Great image all the same.
TFS. Cheers, Paul.
sergio1 (12152) 2006-06-27 4:26
Excellent shot, maginific pov and lights. I like the sharp and colours. I think that is a great shot.
Congratulations my friend.
MLINES (12516) 2006-06-27 17:47
Hi Tan, Another excellent scen you have composed, with interest in the foreground, good colours and the mountain in the distance. Spectacular part of the world. Good repair, which i'd have not noticed had you not mentioned. Inspirational. Murray.
peter1892 (1681) 2006-06-27 18:47
Let me see...high viewpoint, stunning scenery, wonderful sky & a scanned slide...it has to be one of your shots Tan! The small triangle created by the village is great for adding a splash of contrast to the deep blue colours.
martou (1660) 2006-06-28 12:38
really impresive POV give a vertige, the composition in this good frame is just amazing, great work, and probably a great trek at this beautifull place,
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-06-29 14:09
What a great composition from the hight! Excellent capture of the roofs and the mountain imitating a volcano with the cloud.
Hanssie (10886) 2006-06-29 15:17
Foreground, background, fantastic done in this way ! !
Stepan (27210) 2006-06-30 14:12
The pov is excellent and the depth incredible. The vertical frame choice was really pertinent to have this great composition. Good light too.
rahul__rahul__ (2250) 2006-07-03 11:06
nice picture, I like the faint reflection and dark water contrasting with the white boats. The buildings cluster on the bottom of the frame is also nice.
donluicu (24724) 2006-07-04 5:59
belle image, cadrage vertical approprié, jolie vue sur les toits mais aussi sur la montagne au fond..
coco (30439) 2006-07-05 2:23
Splendid view. The POV and the vertical composition are good and work well in the photo.
The photo is plenty of details and also I like the reflection over the sea.
Thanks for share.
elmec (12210) 2006-07-16 16:21
Wow! Such an amazing view!
Perfect composition, sharpness, light, everything is perfect! Congratulations!
nfriedli (1060) 2007-01-11 10:39
La composition est absolument superbe et les couleurs splendides. On regrettera simplement un ciel très déterioré par la compression jpeg...
RGatward (20086) 2007-04-09 10:44
Hey Tan, just seen this for the first time. I didn't know about the fort, but will certainly try to gain that PoV next time, very nicely worked original landscape.
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-04-29 7:51
Amazing panorama. great composition. I don't even mind the quality of the scan. What a view!!
Hard to find a picture that doen't deserve a smile in your gallery.
giorgimer (34941) 2007-06-09 17:56
I live near Como Lake and I often go there.
Your image is lovable, excellent composition, colors and sharpness.
cfreire (11741) 2007-09-05 19:31
Very beautiful and amazing composition. The clouds seem to touch the mountain, and the opposite border where the houses are there, has a shape equal the mountain shape. You managed well.
Dragut (14) 2008-01-20 8:55
bartolomucci (756) 2008-04-04 6:05
TRES BONNE REPLIQUE VILLAGE FACE A LA MONTAGNE BIEN VU TAN
nikosrio (1158) 2008-04-18 5:50
Excelent work , great colors and composition.
fadingstar78 (420) 2009-11-20 5:18
what a marvellous panorama. I love the deep blues here.