Good Morning Everyone,
This was one of my special moments, amongst many, when we was staying in Florence.
We had gone to Italy for our son's wedding and, as you can imagine, had a wonderful time.
I remember it well. We had been out for a pizza at a local restaurant and were walking back, along the banks of the Arno, when this wonderful sunset crowned a perfect day.
I hope you enjoy it, too.
Have a great day, Bev :-)
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mesutilgim (79916) 2014-05-09 1:47
Wonderfull sunset from Florence with perfect layout and light management.
Last but not least congratulations to the wedding of your son ! May be a luck marriage and may be a blessed one with many grandchildren to you !
TFS and have a nice weekend
(Tripple grand dad !)
besnard (51999) 2014-05-09 2:31
Superbe ce coucher de soleil avec la végétation qui ressort sur le ciel enflammé.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
timecapturer (45095) 2014-05-09 2:50
warm Italian nights are always memorable and when witnessing a sunset like this all the more so. Love the semi-silhouette effect here, and the sky is wonderful too!
Have a good weekend - B.
snunney (79459) 2014-05-09 3:44
The variously positioned trees make an interesting set of silhouettes against the fiery sky. I like the atmosphere and the repeating motifs of the clouds. Haven't been to Florence since our daughters now around forty were nippers, must think about going again.
Sergiom (54331) 2014-05-09 5:07
Un très beau cadrage vertical.Une belle luminosité presque jouissive qui donne de très belles teintes au ciel. J'aime beaucoup les éléments en ombres chinoises.
ikeharel (52153) 2014-05-09 7:41
Good evening Beverly,
A precise moment when the sun was down behind the big tree, not an easy photojob - but you had managed the light and darkened parts equally and beautifully.
Colors came out fabulousely glowing from relative darkness, contrast the grey cloudy sky's.
My best regards,
Nicou (116138) 2014-05-09 8:37
quel ciel et iamge sueprbe cet orange en fond et le découpage de la végétation maigque de rêve sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
cornejo (27915) 2014-05-09 9:46
Hi Bev, very good picture of this beautiful sunset, very well composed and captured this beautiful image with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
saxo042 (36902) 2014-05-09 10:09
A very beautiful picture. I can easily imagine the feelings of the Italian night here and quite clearly the smell of pizza too.
holmertz (36989) 2014-05-09 10:41
I remember my surprise during my first journey to Italy long ago to discover that the sunsets and the shapes of the clouds towards the evenings really looked like they did in the Renaissance paintings. I had always thought they were just expressions of the fashion among the local painters in those days. And here they come again, the same as 500 years ago. It's a very nice shot and I am sure that a few glasses of local red wine along with the pizza made you enjoy the colours even more.
Noel_Byrne (20682) 2014-05-09 11:35
What a way to end a great day, this is a glorious scene. The sun is positioned in such a way that it makes the tree look like a Christmas tree! The sky is filled with wonderful soft clouds, paint streaks across the sky! An enduring image and memory.
Thanks as always
P.S. Re the Norns, I do know them as I came across a fountain in Dublin that is of the threesome. The germans gifted it to Dublin after WWII for Irelands efforts in helping german children recover from the horror of the war. I have a photo of it somewhere in my gallery. Thanks for that note :)
lousat (72137) 2014-05-09 14:10
Hi Bev,i'm proud to see this italian peinture,you were a great artist during your Florence trip,maybe the influence of local artists inspired you..ehehe...and the result is a great spectacle,magnificent moment so well exposed to take the best colors and beautiful silhouettes too! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
elenimavrandoni (14231) 2014-05-09 20:56
Beverley, I am very impressed by your image!!
very spectacular layers of sunset colors, beautiful soft tones and a fabulous presentation!!
compliments are in order!!
Apurba20 (984) 2014-05-10 1:03
This is magnificent. The entire landscape has turned just right for you.
Wonderful colors and effect.
TFS. Have a great weekend.
Kielia (22913) 2014-05-10 4:27
the sunsets in our hemisphere create quite fascinating colors! This is an excellently composed image with a wonderful atmosphere. The management of the light is outstanding. My compliments also for the notes!
adramad (35251) 2014-05-10 8:25
A wonderful composition of which make us dream .... an incredible sky with ideal shades and clouds, lines in back of the large variety of trees, create a powerful image of great beauty.
Great photo, beautiful natural colors, bright light and excellent clarity.
You enjoy the weekend.
nikkitta (13192) 2014-05-10 14:55
Good way to end a happy day, a good sunset with impressive trees silhouettes, never imagine such sky in Italy, only in the mind of italian painters
Well done with smart frame
Congrats wishing the best to your son
Scene imposible to capture in Argentina where wedding end at ... sunrise
jcpix (11398) 2014-05-10 15:21
The city alone makes for wonderful memories, and when you can catch a sunset like this...well, it just takes it to another level. What a gorgeous display of nature, both fiery and soothing. I'm always attracted by a good silhouette, and this collection of trees is a fun one...and who could argue with that kind of backdrop? No one in their right mind, that's who! :) A fitting visual to match the cities appeal and atmosphere. So, was the sunset made for the wedding, or the wedding made for the sunset? I guess it doesn't matter, right...you have great memories of both. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take it easy.
Silvio1953 (115815) 2014-05-11 5:30
Ciao Danos, lovely composition with beautiful modern architectuires, splendid light, excellent perspective and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (101149) 2014-05-11 7:42
Un beau moment mis en image, bon format et couleurs fantastique qui ce mélange aux nuages, bin le format verticale avec la silhouette de l'arbre en cadrage
grigand (19391) 2014-05-11 8:27
A wonderful sunset, I like a lot compo with silhouette of big tree and colors , well done
Glint (6163) 2014-05-13 1:27
this puts in mind those black paper silhouette portraits. Here you have created a silhouette portrait of a special place. Like the paper silhouettes, this too is a souvenir. The touch of the setting sun is a perfect present.
mkamionka (29169) 2014-05-13 14:26
what a beautiful sunset. The sky is wonderful with so many interesting features. Great use of the plant silhouettes, I like especially the palm tree.
I see you are also coming back to older photos.
Very good pastime for rainy afternoons :)
photographer_sg (2868) 2014-05-13 20:53
Spectacular composition with great framing. Every sunset is beautiful and this one too with the superb sky in the bg and the lovely silhouettes that are laid out in a perfect composition. The vertical format is perfect too.
Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
COSTANTINO (51208) 2014-05-17 23:03
Good morning my dear friend
a precise moment when the sun was
down behind the tree I love this
romantic atmosphere the silhouettes
of the trees and the used golden
colors I love this atmosphere
are the repeated motifs of the sky
welldone and wellseen
have a nice Sunday
delpeoples (52443) 2014-05-19 5:09
Ciao cara Bev
I defy anyone to go to Italy and not leave without a piece of your heart staying in one of its delightful corners. This lovely photo evokes a beautiful mood and a memories of a very special time in your life. I wish your son and his wife a long and happy life together. Thanks for sharing this special moment with us.
jemaflor (80586) 2014-05-19 9:35
nice capture for this sunset, interesting photogenic effect with these silhouettes, well presented.
patpatch (1377) 2014-05-20 5:24
That's a very nice sunset.I like the splendid palette with a lot of different tones of gold and ochre.The clouds are very nice.
I like the black silhouettes of the cypress,a typical tree of Tuscany.
Good play of the light and crop.
batalay (34693) 2014-05-22 13:08
I could have critiqued anyone of several new photos you've posted, but this beauty from Florence immediately grabbed my attention. Italian sunsets can be unusually beautiful, and here you have given us a dramatic silhouette from the banks of the Arno. These elements all collaborate to produce a stunning view.
serp2000 (37841) 2014-05-23 1:36
Good morning, Bev!
Glad to see your photos again! Well I always say the nature is the best artist. We have to press a camera's button ;) You did it very well! ;)) Good contribution to the sunsets theme. Impressive colors and hues, TFS!
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (26429)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-09 1:15