We finally arrived at the top of the cliff above Cala Goloritze. It’s a very secluded cove on the Tyrrhenian Sea, only reachable by foot or small boat. It is a steep descent down to the beach, but railings are there to help.
The Aguglia Di Goloritze is just behind me on the right.
I’ll leave you with an amusing picture in mind:- We decided to change into swimwear at the top of the cliff as there didn’t seem to be any privacy at the beach. Swimwear with hiking boots is not a good look! Believe me!
For more shots of the trip click on the travelogue (left)
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fabio_ts (13696) 2006-11-09 5:04
Stunning view Kath, great POV you have chosen , DOF is perfect, lovely colors contrast too, very nice picture, compliments!!
have a nice day,
summersun (4978) 2006-11-09 5:33
the blue is stunning here, it makes you want to dive in !
good composition with the path at the bottom, excellent colors and sharpness.
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2006-11-09 5:34
Great natural colours, incredible blue/emerald lagoon. I like your POV how you catch from the top of the cliff.
sam224 (6215) 2006-11-09 5:42
Lovely hues of colours in the sea: a very fascinating bay where I would love to swim. Good perspective and light.
Well done. Thanks for sharing.
ChrisJ (113951) 2006-11-09 5:50
A fantastic high pov, with a superb turquoise colour of the sea, & excellent sharpness & repetition of the boats. Tfs!
dhurjati (2709) 2006-11-09 6:07
Great view.Fantastic POV.Fantastic colour saturation.The DOF is great.Beautiful sharp picture.
Greetings from India,
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-11-09 6:35
Very nice overview of the beach, I like this extremely rich blue water
very well done
balatrek (7455) 2006-11-09 8:58
Interesting perspective, I like the colour of the sea and as the blue tonalities are degraded, fantastic composition and a very pleasant point of view, a very beautiful and pleasant image, good work!
jwmunro (286) 2006-11-09 9:59
Hello Kath -
What a lovely surprise you had. Look at the clear blue water and I assume warm warm and inviting water. From the high vantage point you get a feel for the clarity of the water. At first I was not sure about so much rock leading down to the water but after looking at the image for awhile it was a good choice and balances the water. Exposure and sharpness are spot on. Well done!
My wife likes the image and wishes she was there - southern California beach girl.
Thank you for sharing
delkoo (68) 2006-11-09 10:00
very interesting POV of this paradisiac little beach, the water is so clear that one can almost see fishes.
Philippe (11836) 2006-11-09 10:08
Hi, Kath. What I prefer here is the contrast between the blue green water and the rocky dusty path leading down to it. How refreshing it must be to have a dip in this water after walking in the heat. The boats on the water add some contrast too and occupy the space very well.
coco (30439) 2006-11-09 10:41
I think that you choose the right POV and composition and you were lucky with this nice light and colours.
But, of course, you were luckier enjoying this place.
agbonavita (0) 2006-11-09 11:10
hahaha swimwear with hiking boot was great!
Beautiful this place Kath, I never imagine that Italy have so pretty place like that.
The colors is wonderful as weel the POV.
Thanks for share
Floydian (30970) 2006-11-09 12:33
It seems you saw it all on your trip, from a heavy cloudy sky to a warm and deep blue ocean. Absolute great colour tones in the water and the way you composed it is very good to include some parts of the rocks to create the depth which is essentiel in this photo.
Good work...perfect blues...wish i could dive in to it ;-)
lukie (0) 2006-11-09 13:01
nice "down"view here. What a pity these warm summerdays are gone...
josepmarin (58357) 2006-11-09 13:02
this POV gives an image with a very bold vertical angle, with a good frame that distributes with elegance rocks to a side and the splendid sea with an amazing color to the other side, creating good graphism and a good balance in the set.
The boats give a pretty resistance of white color to the blue one of the sea, very decorative.
danyy (0) 2006-11-09 15:17
début d'automne encore bien chaud en Sardaigne, cela nous fait du bien d'admirer ce soleil alors que les matibnées ici sont déjà givrées.
Supêrbes couleurs, surtout celle des flots.
Un cadrage et un POV avantageux.
Pitoncle (3745) 2006-11-09 15:44
C'est vraiment bien vu et très bien restitué. les couleurs sont sublimes.
A bientôt sur TE pour de nouvelles aventures.
tcht (7565) 2006-11-09 16:01
I quite like your compo here, with that handrailing providing an extra 'frame' inside the picture. The colours are without doubt impressive, and so is the lighting. And the framing is flawless here, sufficient amount of foreground and background - a rich mix of different types of textures. Beautiful work.
peter1892 (1681) 2006-11-09 18:05
Hi Kath - the POV is great & colours of the water are especially good here. The human activity & boats give us an idea of the scale here too, it seems like a long & steep drop down to the beach.
captainsgirl (3448) 2006-11-09 19:03
what a beautiful spot to go for a swim..the water is so clear and bright. Great POV for the photo..nice! TFS
thanks for your comments on Its going to be a Sparkling day!
bostankorkulugu (42430) 2006-11-09 19:05
every single detail is just perfect in this shot...the pov, compo, colours, light and sharpness...all i can say is congrats kath...
eska (522) 2006-11-09 21:51
Very nice beach to find on a hiking trip. That little bay reminds me something from either Agatha Christie or Mary Stewart. Swimsuit with hiking boots - I believe you but still it could be interesting to see. One cannot always depend on one's own imagination. Don't do it! It's just a joke!
Congratulations on quality, nothing lost from texture and shades of colours on the cliff or in the water. Nice almost 3-D picture.
Thanks for it
Angshu (56758) 2006-11-10 3:34
Great colour tones in the water...I like how you've composed this with the rocks in the FG, which not only provides framing but also creates great depth. Lovely!
vincz (19113) 2006-11-10 3:37
Very sharp picture with such an appealing transparent blue sea. I understand you did not want to wait, just be ready to jump in the sea, and just run towards the sea from the top of the cliff... You should have posted a picture of yourself in swimwear with hiking boots in a workshop!!
Gerrit (51935) 2006-11-10 3:50
the decsent looks promising and worth whikle.
Great spectrum of blue sea tones.
chrisnet (22978) 2006-11-10 4:12
You have photographied a great POV, the colors are stunning, it's a paradisiac place.
Have a good evening
markstaples (15670) 2006-11-10 4:21
The blue just hits you. What gorgeous colours. The rocky cliff side and the fence curve round nicely and frame this shot. I like the different textures in the rocks which are very visible thanks to the excellent quality of the whole image. Very nice indeed Kath!
PS In answer to your question, no particular reason!!
efigesta (12188) 2006-11-10 4:55
Hi my friend
interesting nature shot here, another one, great colors and perfect pov
sergio1 (12152) 2006-11-10 6:02
Excellent perspective to cala. I like this little beaches. This place is very peaceful.
The lights and contrast are good worked.
Have a nice weekend
cobbydale (1958) 2006-11-10 7:13
Lovely composition Kath. I like the framing with the rocks and vegetation to the right, and also the clever lead-in provided by the handrails on the path down. cheers Leon.
steveryan2006 (439) 2006-11-10 7:45
You got a great view here Kath, looking down at the sea with those boats and blue water.
axiotea (21651) 2006-11-10 8:33
I think was worth it to take a bath, doesn t matter the look :), because the sea is very attractive by its fantastic colors and transparency. Nice light and POV...
pastadog (13111) 2006-11-10 10:35
Hi Kath - in addition to the light and beautiful special colors, I esp. like the way you composed! TFS, Daniel
mortijo (12828) 2006-11-10 12:42
Good picture with perfect DOF. Colors, especially of the water, are very lively. Good note.
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2006-11-10 13:25
Excellent high POV. Fantastic colour of the sea and the boats as well as the few bathers on the beach provide for a very fresh perspective. This is a top job.
With Greetings from India
imrek (4) 2006-11-10 14:25
nice high POV and vell exposed details in the ground, the wiht boats add extra bonus to composition...well done!!!
have a nice we!
UlfE (14641) 2006-11-10 14:48
Fantastic POV. Very strong light on the rocks but it makes you look at the the water and the very nice beach below. An excellent job as usual!
pboehringer (770) 2006-11-10 17:04
Nothing more rewarding than having such a beautiful outview after a long and strenous hiking. The framing of the beach with that rocks and path with its railing is very good. The colors of the sea are amazing and the boats seems to be floating in air.
Scharan (14144) 2006-11-10 17:52
Que lugar maravilhoso, que composição linda e cores encantadoras; a transparência da água
é fantástica,gostei dos barcos e a presença das pessoas ficou ótima. Parabéns!!!
berke (154) 2006-11-10 18:28
Excellent view of beauty of mediterranean sea.I liked descending stairs to shore.Perfect sharpness reflecting all blue tones on sea.People at beach and boats on sea add good dynamism.Funy atmosphere is made me miss summer while welcoming early winter.TFS..
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-11-10 18:52
Great capture from above at the beautiful sea. Excellent perspective and colours. And... I`m very sad that I can`t see you swimming with boots ;).
jjbach (9324) 2006-11-10 19:09
Wonderful composition with amazing colours and lighting. The POV is great as well as the depth. Very well framed with stunning sharpness. Splendid work!
john_c (24666) 2006-11-10 22:03
Good depth is obtained in ideal light from this high viewpoint. There is good clear detail and the fence acts as a good divider in the frame. But its simply not fair to tantalize us with this vision of swimwear in hiking boots without posting a shot of same in a WS! Cheers.
siolaw (38292) 2006-11-11 2:23
Good POV on the way down the beach, fantastic colors, good sharpness and nice framing
Graal (102858) 2006-11-11 2:28
beautiful view, great colours and sharpness,You had superb rest. I like this a place. Well done photo.
Stepan (27210) 2006-11-11 3:25
Good pov to have a strong bi-colors composition. The blue is... attractive. Reminds me the summer, and that's good when the sky is so grey today... Good light too.
rosaline (0) 2006-11-11 3:36
I like the richness of the colour in the water. The filter has saturated the colours nicely and the curvature in the landscape hugs the beach and waterline nicely. Good pov and depth. Nice work.
JCG (35129) 2006-11-11 4:05
A paradisiac place which makes us good and points out the holidays to us. A very beautiful framing on this beach of dream. The colors and
the lights are superb especially that of the sea. A beautiful composition Kath, cheer and thank you.
Best regards and good WE,
carper (96) 2006-11-11 5:20
I have the honour to make it a hundred Kath.
very nice perspective, good point of view of a very nice place, good quality, very good photo, congratiolation.
bakes888 (18499) 2006-11-11 15:24
Hi Kath. I hope you hade sensible swimwear to go with your sensible shoes ;-). Beautiful scene, I bet the water was good after a walk also. I love the compo and POV, strong colours also. Thanks for sharing.
lukas (2067) 2006-11-11 16:08
Excellent POV, nice to see this lovely place of Sardegna!
Good deatils, good quality. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice WE
besnard (56385) 2006-11-12 1:38
Superbe vue plongeante sur la plage. La couleur du ciel, la couleur de l'eau, on pourrait se croire dans les iles lointaines et paradisiaques.
Merci pour le partage et bon dimanche.
elmec (12210) 2006-11-12 13:14
Lovely place and very nice colour of the water!
When I loolking there I feel the warm holiday time!
PixelTerror (0) 2006-11-13 2:00
You really make me want to dive... into my screen :-((
Superb view here with just a few happy people and their gommoni, the view is very luminous and this results in an awesome paradisiac rendering of the water near the shore. So, got to leave you now, have some business to do on sardiniaferries.com ;-)
Have a nice week end,
pasternak (15185) 2006-11-13 11:52
Interesting view, Kath obtained from an excellent POV, I like the strong downward perspective, the framing of the sea by the stones and of couse some boats there were a must...
plimrn (21344) 2006-11-15 3:44
I do like the POV looking down at the transparent water and the curve of the beach. But Kath, where's the WS photo of your husband in his hiking boots and swim suit? oops I see Vincz already asked for a WS. At least I asked for one of your husband. Larry was in my 'castle by the sea' photo; but he strongly urged me to take him out. Given the few photos I had left, I just has to put a rock in front of him.
Manamo (3710) 2006-11-17 9:10
hmmm, I'm actually planning a trip in Italy and I try to get inspired by photos on TE to make an itinerary:D Thanks for your nice help!This one is very inspirationnal. I like the shape of the blue in the picture and of the barrier that follows it. The lighting is constant which is often hard to achieve with such a sun...I'm sorry, I don't have any suggestion to improve this beauty, only congratulations.
boots and swimsuit?:)
Have a nice day!
giorgimer (34941) 2007-03-20 9:07
incredible sea, wonderful colors well taken, compliments!
- Copyright: Kath Featherstone (feather) (51130)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-29
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NikonD70, Nikkor AF 24-120mm D, RAW, HOYA 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Walking in Sardinia
- Theme(s): favorites.alt, Seascapes I [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-09 5:00