This is at the left (south) side of the Verdon river.
The deep canyon of the Gorges du Verdon is unique in Europe and is one of the greatest tourist attractions in Provence. The gigantic cliffs of calcareous rock are the result of the erosion of the Verdon river.
You can see the view these other tourists are looking at in the WS.
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dip (23890) 2011-03-01 8:03
a wonderful image with excellent light management in spite of the back light,very good POV and sharpness as well,
this is indeed an impressive place,the WS is really wonderful!
snunney (105679) 2011-03-01 8:08
I wonder how far down it is to the bottom! No doubt you were attracted by the man's red jumper. Still, it makes an interesting daily life composition with that magnificent rocky cliff in the background. The lighting was not easy but you have managed it reasonably well. I like the point of view using the angle formed by the wall and the people are well placed in the frame.
wolf38 (31296) 2011-03-01 8:09
Hi Gunnar. Excellent composition and technical quality. View from the top of the gorge. People love this feeling of depth and danger. But while they enjoy their safety behind the short wall. Well observed and presented. Rgds, Wolfgang.
holmertz (58398) 2011-03-01 9:06
The WS gives us a real sense of the height, but already the way these people are bending to look down into the gorge indicates that the view is out of the ordinary. The massive rock in the background tells us something about the dimensions of the place. The wall forms two fine diagonals, and then of course the woman is wearing very eye-catching white trousers.
siolaw (38292) 2011-03-01 9:10
Nice and simple compo with the other side, slightly misty does a great BG for this view... We feel like enjoying the landscape as this couple does!
DINOZOR (16428) 2011-03-01 9:52
Une bonne image de seniors de Notre Temps en vadrouille.
ellelloo (6572) 2011-03-01 10:51
One can see from the position of the tourists that they are looking somewhere deep down, and a curiosity immediately rises about that they are looking at. Thanks for the impressive WS. Well, the steep rock of course tells there is a deep gorge, even without reading your note. A fine shot with a well though composition, good control of light and, of course, an eye-catching red element. TFS!
Fis2 (105322) 2011-03-01 13:33
Your photo is interesting.
I like colors, light.
Photo has climate.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-03-01 14:20
a beautiful impression with spectacular composition and details, the POV is great, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
pablominto (53746) 2011-03-01 22:16
An attractive composition where simplicity rules!
The red sweater will always draw attention, not the least in muted colour surroundings like here...
Good lines and the varied light creates a fine sense of depth!
emka (105722) 2011-03-01 23:21
Hi Gunnar, I prefer to look at what the people look at but donm there there is no one in red jumper :). Nice photo, very pleasant composition.
jafadabret (56501) 2011-03-01 23:28
Les deux photos sont également très belles. Le Verdon est une merveille de la nature avec ses gorges profondes et la couleur de ses eaux. Cette photo est bien composée avec les lignes géométriques du belvédère. La lumière y est excellente pour mettre en valeur les deux personnages.
Graal (103038) 2011-03-01 23:48
very nice place and presentation. Amazing canyon, good complementary WS. Photos well done. I like it a lot.
Have a nice day.
annjackman (21903) 2011-03-02 1:22
I have never been to this gorge and would like to one day. You have combined a very good photograph with an interesting WS. Good DOF and positioning of the couple. The red jumper adds some good colour.
Kind Regards, Ann
tyro (26142) 2011-03-02 14:23
Again, I do not need to look at any text to realise that this picture bears your hallmark! The only worrying thing is that the old fellow on the right looks just like me from behind! But my wife would not be standing next to me - she hates heights even more than I do.
The two figures are perfectly placed in the frame and, of course, the onlooker follows their line of gaze into the deep valley below. We, as onlookers, can't see what they're looking at and that increases the interest and the intrigue. Thankfully, you have put us out of our misery and shown us what they are looking at in your lovely workshop!
jlbrthnn (76039) 2011-03-02 15:06
Good evening Gunnar,
Congratulations for your stay in Provence and on the Mediterranean Coast. The canyon of Verdon are indeed particularly spectacular. You made a spectacular and funny photo at the same time. Excellent light, colors and neatness. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
serp2000 (45610) 2011-03-02 23:06
Fine composition. Good capture of a bright couple with superb background. Good note.
I'd like to tell about this title. I know the famouse Rive Gauche parfum market.
danyy (0) 2011-03-02 23:55
un endroit impressionnant que je connais bien, j'y suis allé dans ma jeunesse et aimerait vraiment y retrourner, certains coins provoquent un vertige incoyable.
Un POV qui crée du relief et montre bien la verticalité des versants.
papagolf21 (108233) 2011-03-03 0:40
Bonjour, cher ami Gunnar,
Effet saisissant ! une image très bien conçue pour donner à cet environnement toute la beauté qu'il mérite.
De plus, la photo présentée en bonus est également de toute beauté.
anokutan (15097) 2011-03-03 2:53
Your photo is interesting.I like colors, light.Photo has climate.
jhm (159080) 2011-03-03 3:11
This couple enjoy of it wonderful panorama view with the forest and rocks as subject.
Sharpness and clarity make these photo very attractive.
Composition and presentation are superb.
Very well done, TFS.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-03-03 7:12
An excellent scene of life in a beautiful and famous place. An image full of humanity too with the two peoples. Excellent large framing and attiotudes of the two peoples very well collected.
ines8 (6120) 2011-03-03 11:23
Beautiful composition, impressive rocky cliff in the BG, beautiful light.
vasilpro (41661) 2011-03-03 12:10
There must be wonderful view to the deep canyon from that point as I can see in WS, excellent POV, beautiful daily life scene,
Warm regards, Vasilis.
romanaa (8022) 2011-03-04 11:32
this picture has a really pleasant atmosphere and your POV emphasizes the enormous size of the canyon, I love the picture in WS too - the depth is amazing and the colour of the river is superb.
bukitgolfb301 (44841) 2011-03-04 15:11
Hi my dear Gunnar
So wonderful and hearwarming shot indeed!
So beatiful and clear presentation by sequare format as usual as you. I and my wife should be as such several years more, I promise, by your posting.
Thanks for sharing with your finest posting, have a good day and best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
Atousa (7131) 2011-03-05 4:22
The misty BG is really beautiful n impressive n by looking at the WS photo, I got what a great view they are seeing.. thanks for sharing both shots.
Best regards, Atousa
TRB (14134) 2011-03-05 14:09
Color modellerinizle very good. Very impressive against the rocks. I was also rather curious about the valley. Excellent exposure and sharing with the presentation. Congratulations, good weekends
Royaldevon (42683) 2011-03-06 2:59
Good Morning Gunnar,
Two delightful shots of this impressive location.
I do prefer this one, simply because it allows us to identify with the people, experiencing the magnitude of the canyon.
The composition and light are very well used and, of course, the gentleman followed the rules, wearing red!
My warm regards,
Buin (42506) 2011-03-06 3:08
Ja, hier kann man die Tiefe, die im Schatten liegt, richtig spüren. Der Bildaufbau mit den starken diagonalen Linien der Mauer ist ebenfalls gut gelungen - und ein rotes Kleidungsstück macht sich immer gut. Die Licht-/Schattengrenze erzeugt hier einen fast 3D-Effekt.
Grüße aus dem sonmnigen und wolkenlosen Siegen! Man spürt den Frühling!
UlfE (14641) 2011-03-06 10:30
This kind of photos is really your trade mark. Daily life pictures of peeople often candid shots and where there is some kind of activitity going on.The man is obviously photographing, filming or just studying a guidebook/map or the like. Perfect sharpness and lighting as well as your usual eye catcher. TFS and have a nice Sunday evening!
mesutilgim (97248) 2011-03-08 13:59
Hi dear Gunnar,
Simple but very nice scene with the eyecatching red sweeter of the old gentleman.
TFS and best regards
patdeph (35748) 2011-03-09 5:55
the Gorges du Verdon are a spectacular place,and with the background of your picture,we can easily imagine how vertiginous it is here!I like very much these 2 people looking there,and giving colors to the picture.Very well seen!
abmdsudi (57176) 2011-03-10 8:23
Excellent spotted simple subject and nicely captured. The strong red color is really a great draw that make this subject works so well creating a stunning contrast against environment. Excellent composition, everything balances nicely and the colours are good. Excellent textures, details and lighting. A very pleasant and effective daily subject. Good observation and well taken, Congrats, Great photo work.
chris04stop (6805) 2011-03-10 16:27
Oh, Gunnar! What a beautiful image! The canyon is great and remembers me all the cayons I saw with my husband, american, in Usa. And so sweet the couple... I love this photo! Maybe because I lost my husband seven years ago, and I envy old couples in love...
jemaflor (102359) 2011-03-11 8:44
Well composed, good place for people on your shot, I imagine the great pov ...tfs.
Silvio1953 (151823) 2011-03-18 11:33
Ciao Gunnar, beautiful composition with lovely old couple, splendid light on beautiful landscape, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
s_lush (16602) 2011-03-21 23:39
With this photo and that in the workshop, you have shown the canyon and the interest that it attracts. Both images have well-balanced compositions and are perfectly good on their colors and photographic qualities. Excellent presentation of this beautiful natural object!
larsy (28) 2011-03-23 8:32
Snyggt, man känner riktigt avgrunden nedanför.
Kielia (24077) 2011-03-25 7:25
this is exactly what I appreciate here. A wonderful impression of daily life! This is a very nice image of this interesting landscape, where the man with the red sweater plays an important role. I must admit however that I like the other POV in WS even more. TFS!
pajaran (65154) 2014-02-04 11:28
Interesantan tekst o kanjonu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazan par na terasi i deo kanjona, lepe boje.
Par uziva u lepo pogledu.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the canyon ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown a couple on the terrace and part of the canyon, beautiful colors.
Couple enjoying the beautiful view.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37966)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-02-13
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
- Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-01 7:45