On a sunny morning in October, 2013 we took a boat ride from Amalfi to Positano along the famous Amalfi Coast of Italy. Shortly after returning to the United States I posted a photo from Positano, Close Packing Italian Style. In the present photograph I wanted to show the harmony that exists between nature and the local architecture, a harmony to which the architects of the area have long aspired. What might be regarded as impossibly steep and uninhabitable terrain in other lands becomes a welcome challenge for the local architects to produce organic designs for their buildings.
Here the diagonal bands of light and shadows, and a sharp Nikkor lens collaborated in capturing the eye catching scene.
In the attached workshop is a view of the crowded boat that October morning.
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erhan1958 (14953) 2014-07-11 5:15
selam Bülent bey
yıllardır takip ettiğim bir bölge, birgün mutlaka oralarda olacağım
sizinki farklı açıdan bambaşka bir foto olmuş
jhm (137668) 2014-07-11 5:20
I am very glad that you these picture place, these picture is again of high quality also your WS is nice taken.
Wonderful panoramic view about these area
Composition and presentation make these picture very nice.
Colours and sharpness make these picture very attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
PS: Your previous picture was not your capacity.
snunney (81885) 2014-07-11 5:24
Perfect lighting for this well presented image. I like the way the buildings rise up the hillside creating a strong diagonal for the composition. Very good colours and sharpness.
macjake (54940) 2014-07-11 5:25
yes, the Almalfi coast!
who doesn't want to visit such a place?!
We were recently in Italy but just didn't have the time to make it here...perhaps next time.
I appreciate the WS photo too, shows the hovering dark clouds above yet the people on the boat seem to be smiling and enjoying every moment.
sharp image here, and i like that you included a piece of the cliff not covered in trees, just gives that extra sense of danger i suppose :)
smart looking post, well chosen angle.
enjoy your day
seres76 (780) 2014-07-11 5:56
Renkler ve ışık çok güzel. Açınız mükemmel. Tebrikler...
Giustiniani (3304) 2014-07-11 6:33
une très belle composition, un beau village qui grâce à la lumière se détache idéalement de la végétation sombre du fond. Une très belle capture.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-07-11 7:29
beautifully lit town which gains even more attraction by picturesque location on the slope of the hill. I like the POV you chose and the way the dark background makes the town stand out from the settings. Nice framing and well given sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
Didi (56067) 2014-07-11 8:03
Salam dear friend
Awesome picture wonderful place
Good game between spotlights and shades
lousat (75063) 2014-07-11 8:20
Hi Bulent,great choice of the moment,this special light make the difference,a magnificent imposing perspective from the beautiful Positano,caught in a perfect postcard made with the usal excellent quality,a great advertising to my country,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
dta (65010) 2014-07-11 8:26
Hello Bulent ,
A gorgeous view of Positano , with a superb contrast between white buildings and the darkest hills in the BG . The splendid Church provides an excellent focal point .
Beautiful détails and perfect sharpness .
SnapRJW (30687) 2014-07-11 8:56
Hello Bulent - Sadly we didn't get to visit the Amalfi Coast during our recent time in Italy. I hear that it is spectacular and the most attractive coastal region. Still... all the more reason to visit again!
Your shot is finely defined with the crisp white buildings well lit and nicely contrasted by the deeper green-grey tones of the backdrop.
Interesting to see the WS too.
holmertz (39569) 2014-07-11 10:35
The morning light is reflected beautifully by the mainly white buildings but almost lost among the trees, creating a splendid play of light and semi-darkness along the sloping hill. These contrasts are underscored by the much darker area in the background. The long white diagonal gives the composition a good balance.
Noel_Byrne (22793) 2014-07-11 11:32
A beautiful sight, this town spread over the city and the buildings are significant too, that church looks like an impressive structure! The light was very kind to illuminate this place so perfectly.
thanks as always
P.S. Sorry for my delay re your visit in September, work has me very busy and I have fallen behind on TE. I would be delighted to meet you and show you some sights, and have booked the first week in September off work, as I am not sure what day you will visit. I will email you over the weekend. Have a great day.
jemaflor (83046) 2014-07-11 23:49
Nice view with this town on the slope, good result with this light and the contrast with the dark BG, tfs.
papagolf21 (84804) 2014-07-12 0:47
Bonjour, cher ami Bulent,
Quelle image en découvrant la version large. Ce village accroché au flanc de la montagne est de toute beauté.
L'ambiance générale de la composition est fort bien présentée.
Un réel plaisir à contempler.
Très bonne journée.
marabu61 (8063) 2014-07-12 5:22
Pleasing detail of a part of Positano perched high in the mountains. The light is very appealing here and the impressive church stands nicely out. It is good to have inclucluded the wider view in the WS in order to be able to put this scene in perspective of its surroundings.
have a great weekend
serp2000 (39250) 2014-07-12 5:34
Thumbs up! I like this impressive view, I have never been in this part of Italy and I don't have the time for a detailed traveling as always. Outstanding view of the town in the morning sunlights! TFS!
My family is closer to you than to me today. They are in NYC, with our daughter.
ikeharel (55368) 2014-07-12 10:47
Morning strong light enhanced the beautiful view of the village built on the slope, Bulent.
An excelent view upon, clarity and fine contrast with the far side mountain.
resat1972 (7326) 2014-07-12 11:40
Bülent Bey merhaba
muhteşem bir manzara
harika bir derinlik
yerli yerinde bir kadraj
Nicou (119547) 2014-07-12 21:36
Merveilleuse image ce rayon qui éclaire ce clocher ce village les maison et ce fond sombre quel contraste et comme il ressort, superbe.
Bravo et amitié
mirosu (13190) 2014-07-13 5:12
Beautiful view up to nice, famous town of Amalfi. Beautiful place to visit. The houses are in superb light; the white color is in excellent contrast against dark background. I like the superb diagonal arrangement.
Very well done.
Silvio1953 (119690) 2014-07-13 6:19
Ciao Bulent, great view of lovey place, fantasric sunrise light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
saxo042 (37226) 2014-07-13 7:16
The sun shines beautifully over the houses here, providing a great contrast against the dark background. A well composed picture with the village along a diagonal line.
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-07-13 8:56
Bulent, everybody should visit Amalfi at least once in their lifetime!! and it seems that you are an early riser like me..a fine picture for its magnificent point of view and the intriguing early morning light!!
emka (76483) 2014-07-15 11:25
Hello Bulent, Gorgeous view of these so beautifully lit houses on the slope, Marvelous composition, with great colours and sharpness. Nice colourful roof of the dome, like in Central Europe or france.
WArm regrad s Malgo
aliabazari (14273) 2014-07-18 22:16
Hi Bulent dear
This shot is very beautiful and attractive. Exposure well performed. I love it. Congratulations and thank you for sharing
adores (35721) 2014-07-27 11:08
Beautiful shot! This is a well known area where I've never been. The view is great and I specially like the light.
nikkitta (14354) 2014-07-31 12:59
Hola dear Bulent
Creative and personal way to present Positano from the sea, quite agree with the harmony village vegetation
But light on the city is what calls the attention because of the triangle inside which you manage the capture
Well seen, king regards
annjackman (19025) 2014-08-03 2:58
I missed this one while on my travels. This is a stunning image with the light falling perfectly on the buildings clinging to the hillside. I like this very much.
Kind Regards, Ann
mayjayne (3223) 2014-08-03 10:04
A beautifully composed sunrise shot - love the way the sun lights up the buildings...
mcmtanyel (12039) 2014-08-06 12:36
İyi Günler Bülent Bey,
The diagonal line of buildings separating the majestic cliffs in the background from the sunlit residential area is an attractive boundary between the two layers of this three-layered composition. The church has an elegant look.
I hope your procedure went without any complications. Thank you for the cell phone #, we are poised to leave for Philadelphia tomorrow evening. We will move on to Washington D.C. area on Sunday. I'll send a trial text message from Philly.
willperrett (6634) 2014-08-06 13:39
This works a treat. I particularly like the strong diagonal formed by the line of buildings on the hillside. The Duchess will rise from her grave in admiration...
Gigidusud (14713) 2014-08-07 14:23
Hello dear Bulent,
Splendid view on Amalfi, my favorite of the Amalfi Coast. Fantastic light and nice WS too. I also made the boat trip a beautiful memory.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs to all the family.
carlo62 (30625) 2014-08-07 23:52
questa foto mi era sfuggita, la diagonale delle case è molto bella e sorretta da una bellissima luce. Le facciate risplendono e contrastano perfettamente con lo sfondo scuro.
- Copyright: Bulent Atalay (batalay) (35197)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-20
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-210 f4.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-11 5:03