I visited Castelsardo briefly after recommendation by TE member Jean-Yves (Pixelterror), and it is probably the most photogenic town on the north coast of Sardinia. The weather was another matter, I waited almost an hour for sunbreaks, there were showers before and after this was taken.
0.6 Lee systems ND grad filter used
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devylla (79) 2008-04-23 18:44
Seems like a wonderful place.
Very good taken.I like very much the pov.
Very nice capture on the sun light over the town.
Sureyya (358) 2008-04-23 18:50
Etkileyici bir çekim, renkler ve kompozisyon çok güzel, başarılı. Ama renkler biraz soluk.
Atousa (7131) 2008-04-23 19:33
A wonderful shot with great compo , colours n details..very beautiful place ..thanks for sharing.
gneufeld (15890) 2008-04-23 20:16
A very pleasing shot with lots of interest, awesome colors, and very good image balance. Great work and TFS. Gerald
Dyerco (10185) 2008-04-23 20:50
Those clouds appear to almost touch the hillside. The colours are spot on and the whole image is sharp and crisp. Well done.
calexica (1247) 2008-04-23 23:30
An excellent shot with vivid colors. I love how those clouds are looming over the village. Your shot conveys two very distinctive atmospheres at once ... a dramatic one on the right part of the picture and a serene one on the left. Excellent composition. Congratulations!!!
ktanska (24950) 2008-04-23 23:42
Waiting was well worth it. Changing weather adds drama to the sky. Colourful buildings on a hill slope look nice. And I like the green tone on water.
JPlumb (3159) 2008-04-24 0:48
Hi Tan, if all you had was good weather then you'd have to settle for boring blue skies and calm seas. This shot is great, it's got life to it, with colour in the sea, the waves hitting those rocks, the cloud filled sky and that colourful city. I like the contrasts you have here and the excellent saturation (another benefit of the rainy day).
asliaydin (179) 2008-04-24 1:26
This photo defines so well the recent weather conditions in Italy! : )
Mar Tirreno is always so picturesque and generous to photographers and you captured a piece of it with a very nice composition of lights, shadows and colors..
carper (96) 2008-04-24 2:31
very beautiful Tan,
very good use of the wide lens, the pov is good and the depth is fantastic, good light and yes I like the good photojob here, have a nice day.
jjbach (9324) 2008-04-24 3:20
Wonderful shot with beautiful vivid colours and amazing lighting (as always). Splendid work!
tehanu_f (6896) 2008-04-24 6:02
Demek ki super bir zamanda gitmissin oraya. Gokyuzu muhtesem. Kompozisyonu ve renkleri ne kadar guzel olsa da o gokyuzu olmaksizin siradan bir manzaraya donusurmus. Cok begendim.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-04-24 8:38
Beautiful view with picturesque colours and the composition is spectacular. The sky is fantastic and the atmosphere is fabled. Fascinating place, indeed. Have a nice day
TGULUMSER (13252) 2008-04-24 9:33
Tan Bey merhaba,
Gokyuzu, deniz ve Castelsardo'nun goruntuleri ayri ayri birer fotografa konu olacak kadar guzeller,
jonathan_hart (21274) 2008-04-24 10:08
exposure is masterly managed, well framed, and ths most important, a beautiful place :) colours please my eyes
sleon (9402) 2008-04-24 12:19
The filter here has added depth and drama to this lovely sky without looking unnatural. The wait for the weather was worth it, and the sunlight really gives a lift to the landscape and town.
jusninasirun (17160) 2008-04-24 17:55
Hello Tan. Your pictures are high on dynamics with clever management of light and shadow. I like the colorful buildings here with the cloud and the blue sky. The ND grad filter works well here. Regards. Jusni
ChrisJ (99364) 2008-04-24 20:41
An attractive beach town, with wonderful colour, & good sharpness, in this well composed image. I like the contrast, between the blue sky, & cyan sea. Tfs!
pboehringer (770) 2008-04-24 21:01
waiting for the right moment and right light is exactly the virtue that differs the snap shot from a real shot. You got it perfectly with a flawless PP on top of it.
cozy (998) 2008-04-25 1:18
I really like the way the houses in the distance are lit up, fantastic light you've captured!! Great use of the polarizer and ND Grad, awesome sky, very nice compo, clarity and sharpness!
John_F_Kennedy (42919) 2008-04-25 2:35
I like the way you show the water around the rocks. It's a wonderful shot wiht this dynamic sky. Well done.
crckt (7218) 2008-04-25 7:19
This is a fantastic shot! I think the view is just gorgeous. Your ND filter has helped in bringing out the details of clouds really well.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2008-04-25 7:52
Nice capture. I like the place, although there is too much houses ;). Great light.
cherryripe (21033) 2008-04-25 13:10
What a gorgeous village. It's so colourful and pretty perched up there on the sunny hill overlooking the wild see. The wide angle seems to accentuate the atmosphere created by the clouds and waves. So you got your typical ray of sunshine. Lucky you.
batalay (35747) 2008-04-26 16:17
The vibrant colors, as much as the good composition, makes this a memorable shot. The sky is dramatic, and you've clearly brought out its most salient qualities — both with the neutral density filter and a bit of color saturation.
Is this not the home island of the gifted tennis player Rafael Nadal?
rodgerg (55767) 2008-04-27 4:48
A superb view to this small village. The colors of the sea are very beautiful and the sky is superb. A very good job. Congratulations.
Have a good day,
ahmetgedikli (25482) 2008-04-27 4:52
Yine bakış açınız, ayrıntılar,renkler, netlik hepsi nefis...
Ellerine sağlık, iyi pazarlar.
rabani (9645) 2008-04-27 20:24
Dramatic heavy landscape with good defining colours and shapes and the cloud works make this a little bit foreboding as if something more is coming to shore. Better or impressionistic photos as you know, come to those who waits. And knows what it is when it does.
Just come to Sabah Tan and see what I could do for you. Sometimes when you are far way, things do look so difficult and out of reach. You can reach my email through TE.
Would like to see your takes of Sabah :) especially the east coast.
samrat_roy1 (697) 2008-04-27 20:41
nothing less than a wonderland. i like the way you took the curve into frame, with the township coming up right at the end of the curve. the sky looks dynamic with the bold clouds. thanks for sharing...
albertz (2468) 2008-04-28 0:35
Excellent photo you got here, your timing is perfect giving the subject enough light to stand out under those oblivious clouds, i also like the blue-green color of the sea as it accentuate the overall picture. well composed and quality is superb too. thanks for sharing.
Greeting from Thailand.
gilou530 (34) 2008-04-28 9:17
un paysage sou sun ciel qui donne du contraste a merveille, une lumière bien dosée un bon traitement de l'image
maximage (15535) 2008-04-28 13:32
Super POV! Toute la force de cette prise de vue est dans ce beau nuage qui semble vouloir venir s'écraser sur la colline.
Lumière de rêve, l'image est presque en relief.
veronika (6052) 2008-05-01 3:56
wonderful view! Must be a great place, i would jump into that perfectly blue sea :)
jhm (140110) 2008-05-01 4:21
I am convinced that when showers come this can care for very lovely pictures!
Also here with the imminent clouds to the sky, we get a very nice image.
Very well composition with the sea to the left and the village to the right.
Very well doen, thanks for sharing.
jwmunro (286) 2008-05-01 12:25
Hello Tan -
This is very nice and worth the wait for the light. Very picturesque and could be a travel poster for this lovely village. I don't know it is old eyes or what but the sea looks to be over sharpened, especially near the shore. Anyway, it is not too distracting to this fine image. Well done.
Thank you for sharing
toto (0) 2008-05-02 9:14
belle photo de cette côte superbe avec ces nombreux rochers.
Jolies couleurs, bonne netteté, jolie colinne avec ce chateau.
Les nuages sont magnifiques et donnent une vie a votre colinne superbement éclairée.
rabdelnoor (3421) 2008-05-02 16:07
Nice to be back and see you keep posting such beautiful pics. VEry nice composition with this splendid light over the town. Very well done.
jasmin52 (106) 2008-05-03 9:16
very good taken. A wonderful shot with great colors.
alvaraalto (6177) 2008-05-03 13:05
With this amazing sky and the beautiful light on the village this looks like a painting from and excellent landscape-painter.
Dragut (14) 2008-05-04 4:41
Alors ce voyage? belle image de cette petite ville cotière de Sardaigne. Un bel équilibre et des couleurs au top...
stego (24030) 2008-05-06 16:49
I admire your patience for waiting for a glimpse of sun, but the fact is that you (and us) were well rewarded with that splendid light and clarity, that one rarely finds when there is no rain. Truly a dreamy place, masterfully photographed.
TopGeo (38204) 2008-05-08 17:19
Hello Tan excellent shot! Ιmportant landscape. Amazing the view and the composition given impressions. Amazing the sky gives in the picture.Bravo
gbarto (1275) 2008-05-18 8:51
Très belle photo là aussi
Les couleurs harmonieuses, les nuages dans le ciel qui dynamisent l'image et la composition très bien réalisée.
npecanhuk (66382) 2008-05-18 19:08
Although I think there's too much sky in it, by the other hand the town on top of the hill and the sea are so incredibly nice in your picture that I just love it!
TFS - Congratulations!
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-05
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 10-22 f3.5-4.5 EFS, 77 mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-23 18:40