In between trains from Pisa to Genoa (Genova), I had a one hour stop at Monterosso on the Cinque Terre coast of Italy. It is like a mini Amalfi coast and the rows of beach umbrellas look similar as do the familiar terraces of vineyards. 3 of the 5 walking tracks were closed so I elected unanimously to keep going. Never mind that I was travelling alone!
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lousat (81098) 2013-12-05 10:17
Hi Chris,beautiful long pespective from le 5 terre,one of the most famous beach of Italy,perfect sunny day to warm up the colors,very rich composition and fantastic details too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
cornejo (34626) 2013-12-05 10:26
Hi Chris, very good view of this busy beach, very good shot of this interesting composition, very well captured with a great pov in this interesting and beautiful photography. Interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-05 10:31
Good POV and DOF to present this rather unique beach scene. I like the perfectly arranged colorful array of umbrellas which make this photo stand out.
Well taken and thanks for sharing.
PaulVDV (24003) 2013-12-05 11:07
The beach seems even a bit smaller than the one of Atrani. But equally busy.
And equally steep hills that rise from the sea. The vineyards have an incredibly spectacular location.
The rows of parasols provide a nice graphism in the foreground. Mainly those in blue and white.
I've also realized that if you are traveling alone, it is really easier to get the majority of the votes :)
Best regards, Paul
jemaflor (88161) 2013-12-05 11:10
a nice beach well taken from this pov, beautiful colors with this sunny day, good sharpness ... many people !
pierrefonds (59354) 2013-12-05 18:32
You have captured well the action at the beach. The rows of parasols is giving depth and dynamism to the composition. The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
jjcordier (78372) 2013-12-05 23:26
J'ai l'impression que c'est plutôt la plage de Monterosso et non Manarola. Ces alignements de parasols créent un premier plan original.
annjackman (20539) 2013-12-06 0:49
This is so refreshing with the bright yellow and blue umbrellas that form a lead-in of graphic lines. Wonderful clarity and expresses the fun of a beach holiday in a beautiful place. Superb quality.
Kind Regards, Ann
Graal (99474) 2013-12-06 2:16
pleasant summer view here. Amazing colorful umbrellas on the beach. Very nice place. Photo is well done and I like it.
Have a nice day.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-06 2:37
an typical shot of this beautiful part of the Italian coast and full of wonderful bright colours and that holiday atmosphere. It always amazes me how regimental and organised sunbathing in Italy seems compared to the UK where I suppose a trip to the beach is a bit more of a rarity. Have to admit I could not sit on this beach, it is just a tad too claustrophobic for me to enjoy, beautiful setting though.
Have a great weekend - B.
snunney (88357) 2013-12-06 4:22
The colourful parasols make an excellent frame and help create a fine long perspective toward the town. I like the light and pleasantly saturated colours. The image has very good sharpness. A unanimous vote of one always works well I find:-)
berek (42216) 2013-12-06 4:49
lovely summer view from italy. i like strong repat yellow ambrella view. good idea and result.
ikeharel (61415) 2013-12-06 5:01
Fabulous yellow and than blue & white parasols "decorated" the beach, Chris.
Manarola is a fscinating location, a beauty by itself even on less hot summer days.
Fine depth and clarity, as usual, vibrant with all the vacationers on shore and sea.
Have a nice Friday afternoon,
Nicou (127818) 2013-12-06 5:12
quelle vue e tiamge sueprbe quel vague de parasols jaunes unes splendeur avec ceux en bleus en fond et ces maisons sueprbe luminosité et ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (65229) 2013-12-06 5:36
Cette plage est littéralement bondée en cette belle journée d'été. Une mêre n'y retrouverait pas ses enfants dans toute cette cohue. Je ne suis pas le genre à apprécier.Quelle animation.
saxo042 (37602) 2013-12-06 7:36
The umbrellas provide a very good pattern with their different colours in the various parts of the beach. The background buildings look more attractive, though. An interesting capture.
Royaldevon (32603) 2013-12-06 10:17
Oh, memories of the warmth!
They are so refreshing after a day of gales and unusually high tides!
Vivid colours draw in the viewers to enjoy the gentle curved lead around the bay. A warm atmosphere in every way!
Fine composition, thinking about the relationship of beach, sea and cliff.
My warm regards,
nikkitta (16230) 2013-12-06 11:03
Great and funny note, that s way you can visit and take photos of so many places, not explanations at all
Sooooo many people, the ones at the last umbrellas can t see the sea, sunbath or keep some intimacy, nice to look at, not to be there quite claustrophobic
To watch from where you were (where?) is a pleasure of color contrast with the vinegards at the back
A place to do what you did ..
Not touch and go, but..
photo and go , congrats for this
eldancer1 (30788) 2013-12-06 13:48
Must be a very popular beach! I'd get claustrophobic with all those people. Love those colorful umbrellas. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (128359) 2013-12-07 9:40
Ciao Chris, great view of fantastic place, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
delpeoples (54463) 2013-12-07 23:23
Full marks for making it out of the vineyards (I didn't manage it ;) ) I nlike the tight framing here, the wonderful summer colours and the graphism created by the large blue and yellow umbrellas. The terraced vineyards in the BG are lovely and I love all the people here which help create that wonderful warm summer vibe.
Thanks for sharing, have a great Sunday
fabbs99 (16813) 2013-12-08 19:14
Lovely shot from the beach area.High pov allows to capture the colors of the umbrellas pretty well.Excellent job done,TFS.
claudeD (34793) 2013-12-22 8:07
Wonderful seaside picture from Cinque Terre. I like the colorful picture very much. Reminds me my last holidays. Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Miguel82 (26242) 2013-12-30 16:17
Many umbrellas on that beach, a place I visited when I was younger, I can feel the summer season atmosphere, urari bune! buna seara!
SnapRJW (31625) 2014-04-20 8:59
Hello Chris - As we are off to Italy in 2 weeks time and Cinque Terre is one of the places we will visit I had to comment on this shot. I cannot believe how packed the beach is.... living in Namibia and used to wide open beaches this looks awful. I do hope that the whole area isn't going to be like this, I shall go mad. A well composed and managed shot which shows an aspect of the area which tells a different story to the usual pretty little villages one sees.
I hope you are enjoying a restful Easter weekend
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (102765)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-03
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-05 10:08