Taken yesterday in bright and sunny, but still cold, weather, this is a view of the little terraced houses at the east end of the charming little village of St. Monans in the East Neuk of Fife.
Looking westward, the spire of the village church is just visible: the harbour is below it and hidden from view. The village has a long history dating back to about 800 A.D. and has been a centre for fishing, shipbuilding and salt production. You can read more about it on the wonderful "Undiscovered Scotland" website here.
Shot in RAW using a polarising filter and converted and edited in PSE6.
All comments/critiques/advice welcome!
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Helisa (964) 2010-03-15 8:44
Flowers blossoming already? wow, the rest of europe (most) is under a thick layer of snow. The sun must be a frequent guest there.
Very nice composition and beautiful sky!
Pablo25 (3184) 2010-03-15 9:01
great composition, excellent light, colors and details. Well taken, I like it a lot.
SNOOP_Chan (3749) 2010-03-15 9:54
Hello John, it looks like a very nice hangout spot or at least a place where u can take a walk. Well balanced your photo, i like the composition with the houses and the amazing skies...Good depth also, tfs!
Glint (5965) 2010-03-15 11:52
this is really nice. Good light, colours and sharpness (of course) but I especially like the composition.The is a strong diagonal that goes from almost corner to corner, following the line of the grass ank and the roof lines.The little crop of crocus provide the finishing touch.
romanaa (7684) 2010-03-16 13:25
beautiful perspective of these houses standing on a place with gorgeous view.
I admire the sharpness of your pictures, how do you achieve it? Do you always use tripod?
Ascot (325) 2010-07-15 3:11
Ah, springtime in The Neuk! Beautiful light John, and I suspect the polarising filter helped with the definition of the sky and clouds. I love the diagonal perspective leading my eye all the way to the sea and towards Norway :)
The repetitive theme of the chimneys is a lovely touch, as is the little touch of purple and white crocus.
Did these used to be fishermen's houses do you think?
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (16792)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-03-14
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD SP AF, Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-03-15 8:21