‘Ribadesella - A beautiful summer day in Asturias’
Why this title ? Well, for many, Spain is known as the land where the sun shines almost always. Of course, this does not correspond to the reality and the climate along the Sea of Cantabria is very different from the one in the rest of Spain. But since it was July and thus summer, I was convinced that it would be nice.
Eventually we had very little rain in España Verde, but unfortunately a lot of very dark days with a gray or a black sky. So on this picture you see a typical summer day in Asturias, at least during our holiday there in July.
Ribadesella is a small municipality on the Cantabrian Sea in the Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias.
The upscale houses you see along the beach were built by the Indianos.
Indianos are Asturians who migrated to Latin America in the twentieth century, became wealthy there, returned later to Asturias and built these beautiful big houses along the coast.
Maybe a little weird to find such residential homes along a beach but in every way more attractive than some of the high-rise buildings of concrete and glass like in some seaside resorts on the Spanish Mediterranean coast.
In the workshop another picture of these houses.
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siudzi (33065) 2014-08-31 0:51
Quite hard to believe that you had no beautiful and clear blue sky... however I like this stormy view at your photography even more! Moody and unique scene. Well observed and creatively composed. TFS.
Gigidusud (15125) 2014-08-31 2:53
Un excellent point de vue sur cette baie bordée de superbes architectures. Le ciel gris donne une touche dramatique à la scène. Une vraie peinture. Le titre est bien trouvé, je pense que le mauvais temps c'est invité sur toute l'Europe cet été.
jhm (138214) 2014-08-31 3:18
Beide foto's zijn mooi gefotografeerd de wolken lucht is zeer aangenaam niettegenstaande het geen zonnig weer is
Heel mooi panorama beeld over dit part van Spanje
Schitterende samenstelling goed van kleur en aangename presentatie.
Mooi foto werk, bedankt.
Prettige zondag gewenst,
cornejo (30626) 2014-08-31 4:08
Hi Paul, lovely view of the interesting buildings from the beach of this pretty Asturian town, very well composed and captured with the interesting frame of the branches of the trees. Wonderful image of a lovely place to spend a vacation. Nice picture with good sharpness, depth and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Cricri (105249) 2014-08-31 4:29
Belle vue sur ces somptueuse villa colorées au bord de mer, le feuillages en fait un joli cadrage, les couleurs sont merveilleuses
Sergiom (58652) 2014-08-31 6:07
Un petit coin de l'Espagne que je ne connaissais pas. J'aime le point de vue, comme à travers les branches de l'arbre ainsi que la belle texture que tu as donné à l'image.
npecanhuk (64204) 2014-08-31 7:32
Beautiful place, both for its natural and man-made details!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, slim black borders, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your Sunday,
Have a great week,
Tue (27696) 2014-08-31 7:49
Mooi gezicht op dit stadje onder de dreigende wolken. Het licht zorgt voor mooie, zachte kleuren. De takken van de bomen op de voorgrond vormen een mooi, natuurlijk frame.
williewhistler (13735) 2014-08-31 11:23
with very few people on the beach and storm clouds in the sky this is not quite the Summer scene that you would hope for,however there is enough light for you to show the attractive beach side buildings through the frame of the trees.
Best regards Les.
Fis2 (84552) 2014-08-31 13:23
I like POV and composition.
mursaloglu (8520) 2014-08-31 13:31
great photo marvelous stunning lightning and amazing place.. really breathtaking bravo
mesutilgim (83018) 2014-08-31 15:18
Amazing capture from Asturias with very good pov and nice soft colors. Believe me or not when I was just listening to Segovia'a music while surfing here at TE !
TFS and best regards
batalay (35367) 2014-08-31 22:33
Yes, I did wonder about the distressed atmosphere described by an incongruous title, but now I understand. It makes for a dramatic scene, expansive and appealing.
holmertz (40055) 2014-09-01 1:02
Yes, this stretch of beach is certainly more attractive than what I have seen from Benidorm or Torremolinos or any of those places. The buildings are remarkable, but how is that style defined? The mountains starting right behind the beach also make the view attractive. You used the trees nicely to frame the view.
Graal (96760) 2014-09-01 6:02
nice image from Asturias. Fine composition with the natural frame of leafs. Also interesting WS. Good shots and presentation here. Photos I like.
have a nice day.
alvaraalto (6175) 2014-09-01 6:21
Die donkere luchten kan ik me nog wel herinneren van de Pyreneeën Het donkere silhouet van de bergen steekt mooi af tegen de opklaring die toch ook weer achter de donder en bliksem vandaan komt.
PS Ik weet niet of het reply system van TE goed werkt, vandaar hier nog een antwoord op je vraag.
The Shard is een officieel ViewPoint. Via internet kan je meer informatie vinden en kaartjes bestellen. Je moet de foto’s inderdaad wel vanachter glas maken (en een beetje heldere dag hebben)
adramad (37327) 2014-09-01 10:22
A POV very well chosen to highlight the charms of the place, I like these branches in the foreground, which give a greater perspective and frame the beautiful beach with lovely houses, mountains in the background and such a dramatic sky, complete the beautiful work .
An image with a splendid colorful, high brightness and perfect sharpness.
Happy start to the week.
lousat (75518) 2014-09-01 15:02
Hi Paul,your work in PP give an unreal face to this view,but it's very curious and i like a lot the incredible 3D effect made by the houses,seems to be made in cardboard...ehehe...original capture with the trees as a natural frame,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
fabbs99 (16163) 2014-09-01 22:14
Wonderful image of the beach from the island.Excellent image quality with great clarity and sharpness. TFS.
swapankumarroy (2837) 2014-09-03 7:50
Very beautiful deep blue mountain range under the dark cloudy sky and a river was flowing, a nice and soothing view, a good panorama. I like its color and contrast. Well done.
warm regards and thanks,
berek (37286) 2014-09-03 20:39
Nice view of the magnificent stained seaside villa, very good framing , soft colors are beuatiful .
danos (85771) 2014-09-04 1:49
a really beautiful and charmy place of this section of Austrias,with the colourful resorts as the houses on the soreline to make the whole area unique and very inviting to visited someone.The well taken POV through the trees makes the scene even ore effective.
jemaflor (83691) 2014-09-04 22:51
Bon pdv sur la plage à travers cette trouée entre les feuillages, de très belles maisons en bord de mer, la composition est plaisant avec aussi cet arrière plan de montagnes.
PiotrF (7444) 2014-09-05 5:48
beautiful day with dark clouds?
Yes, the clouds are needed for the photographer.
A good viewpoint of the captured image.
Nicely captured with good lighting control and nice details. Love the colors. Well done.
rychem (22179) 2014-09-05 9:35
You have managed this photo very well, although the light was difficult, beautiful view with a nice framing of trees, beautiful and colorful houses, compliments
SWEETFREEDOM (22476) 2014-09-06 0:05
nice view through the trees, i like colors and p.o.v.
mkamionka (30214) 2014-09-12 8:06
fantastic POV I really like the view. The processing may be too sweet for my taste. But tastes are evolving: recently I tend to like stronger contrasts and I think this is what I would apply here: just a strong contrast after the processing.
Wonderful work though: I like the clouds so dark and hanging high above the seaside resort.
Very well done!
unclehotshot (696) 2014-09-27 14:36
Thanx for your visit and critique. I went to see your shots. I liked this one a lot; it's the POV with all the plants in the FG. The sky is dramatique and the line of houses on the beach is very pleasant ... the white fences are a real nice detail.
It's not so common as a compo, and I'm a bit surprised you got 54 points. In my short experience only main stream shots get such high rating. Happy I was wrong. Super !!
:) Cheers Frank
aliabazari (14763) 2014-10-08 20:03
Nice shot of this beautiful beach. Exposure clarity and well performed. Relaxing and peaceful place. Thanks
stego (24028) 2014-10-29 8:59
It may lack sun, but the light here is wonderful, as the view, with those charming old houses on the beach and the verdant mountains behind them, all covered with a menacing dark sky that makes a nice contrast with the light blue sea.