Good Morning Everyone,
To combat the cold and wet weather, my husband and I have been contemplating holidays. With that in mind, I revisted my archive of photographs taken in Italy on a most memorable holiday ... it was when our son got married.
This is the beautifil Milano di Firenze, an old water mill on the banks of the Arno, near Florence. It has been turned into a lovely hotel, maintaining many of the original features.
To sit on the patio in the evening, a glass of wine in hand, watching the herons and the grebes fishing along the weir, is a memory that remains very vivid. Now that can certainly dispel the misery of a cold, wet January.
Thanks for stopping by.
I hope you have a lovely Sunday, Bev :-)
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Nicou (120668) 2013-01-27 1:55
Le cadrage est parfait du as donné de la place à la vue en mettant à droite la maison et les arbres très belle réalisation.
Bravo et amitié
lousat (75796) 2013-01-27 1:59
Ehehe....magnificent memory from my country,we are waiting warm days in the next week too after a calm winter,this pic is a great advertising for my country,beautiful and rich composition and great quality as usual,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Romano46 (17722) 2013-01-27 2:06
vedendo questa tua fotografiua mi ha colpito il paesaggio che mi sembrava abbastanza familiare.
Infatti hai colto un angolo della Toscana e hai sabuto rendere molto bene nella composizione il carattere dolce e variegato di questa regione.
Belli i colori, abbastanza morbidi e buona la composizione.
Ciao e buona domenica
marabu61 (8213) 2013-01-27 2:36
Looking out of my window, seeing only grey and fog, this lovely picture with a warm golden summer light is most welcome to me.
I can imagine that, as you described in your note, that sitting on that patio with a good glass of wine must be very pleasant.
Lovely framing with the hotel to the right, thus giving us the chance to discover the beautiful scenery around it.
have a good sunday
timecapturer (48146) 2013-01-27 2:36
yep! Summer seems a long way away at the moment, but this is a glorious shot to banish those winter blues. Love the warm tones and light in this beautifully composed image. Thoughts of wine and watching just seem to go so well with this marvelous view. Exquisite!
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
ikeharel (56268) 2013-01-27 3:20
Also wet in Toscana's June, Beverly, but a small flooded water as part of the rutine life there...
Placed the great mansion off-center in pic., added good part to nature on scene, lovely green hills - so notable for this region.
calm ambiance well conveyed through.
Enjoy a nice sunday afternoon,
tyro (20100) 2013-01-27 4:31
I think you have shown us pictures of this place before but this is a different view and one which certainly appeals to me as I sit here with the rain battering against the window on a cold January day!
Your composition is excellent and very pleasing, the golden ochre mill and its buildings placed perfectly in the frame, nicely underlined by a row of large rocks. Gorgeous vibrant colours, perfect light and exposure and all beneath a glorious summery sky.
Kamilutka (8095) 2013-01-27 4:41
I like your shot for its idyllic atmosphere and very good composition. It seems to be very well planned and thought through. Lovely warm colors and perfect sharpness.
Silvio1953 (120922) 2013-01-27 4:51
Ciao Bev, lovely and peaceful landscape, fantastic sky, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Sergiom (58940) 2013-01-27 5:56
Une Florence que l'on connait peu mais tout aussi beau que celui de la ville .Une maison superbement placé dans le nid de la rivière sous une lumière toute italienne.
npecanhuk (64498) 2013-01-27 13:44
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
dta (65884) 2013-01-27 13:48
Hello Beverley ,
I remeùmber very well a previous post of you from this POV . Looking at it in your gallery , I think this one is even better , especially for the presence of the tree on the right in the FG .
macjake (55730) 2013-01-27 23:27
yes, sometimes a photo can bring back such fond memories. For obvious reasons this one has done just that.
Florence is my #1 destination spot in Italy, its the city I want to visit first :)
love the tranquility thats on display in this one.
as the photographer you made it come through for the viewer very well.
enjoy your day
SnapRJW (30915) 2013-01-28 22:48
Your note made me smile Bev. While you shiver in the cold and contemplate sunny climes, I bake in the heat and long for some respite to the 36C+ that we have had the past 10 days! I fancy a skiing trip (although I cannot ski!) This looks lovely and I can understand the pull of the location. The greenery does it for me and the water. A tempting prospect beautifully presented. Warm regards Rosemary
saxo042 (37282) 2013-01-29 2:39
A very beautiful and pleasant view here. The colours of the buildings are in a nice harmony with those of the background forests. A well balanced composition with the foreground tree that provides depth.
delpeoples (53001) 2013-02-01 23:30
I can see why you would want to rekindle the memories of warmer times. And Italy in summer is a perfect way to do it. You have captured the esence of Tuscany here so well, yet provided us with a POV I have not seen before. Superb colours and pin-sharpness. Ahh, you're making me homesick for Bella Italia.
Hope you're keeping warm
Robert1969 (6998) 2013-02-05 22:49
Picture has very nice layers and that creates a nice]depth. Light management and composition are also very
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (28755)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-01
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-27 1:27