These are the vineyards of Alf, a small town on the left bank of Mosel river. You can see the river right hand in the background.
The wonderful play of colours on this slope caught my eyes. Obviously the different grape varieties have different autumn colours.
My photo was taken from the donjon of Castle Arras, situated in a left (northern) side valley of Mosel river.
Alf has about 900 inhabitants and it first was mentioned as the Roman settlement "Albis" about 50 B.C.
Something to smile about:
Perhaps you know the American NBC television sitcom "ALF" with this friendly extraterrestrial creature. Because of the same name the town signs several times have been pilfered by night in the late eighties. In order to control this robbery the town offered similar signs for sale which were stamped on the back and signed by the mayor. It is said - a good bargain at that time ...
In the map view left hand I put the marker on the donjon of Castle Arras. Alf there is situated immediately east (right) of it.
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xavshot (69835) 2008-11-24 21:42
très joli point de vue sur ce paysage et sur ces vignes. J'aime la profondeur de la photo et l'impression de me trouver devant une maquette. Beau travail.
carper (96) 2008-11-24 23:54
it's a nice view Frank.
I was there to 3 mounths back, a very nice village,
good landscape well taken shot. Have a nice day.
loves_summer (1310) 2008-11-25 0:04
This area of Germany is beautiful. I visited this region in the summertime, so I was not privileged enough to see these wonderful autumn colors. Interesting POV...the rolling hills are great and the village below is very picturesque. Thanks for sharing!
nikosrio (1158) 2008-11-25 0:42
Your work is very nice! The colors are great here. Your composition is excellent using the road to lead the eye through the shot. The lighting is great with excellent sharpness and DOF.
daddo (25160) 2008-11-25 2:27
Hi Frank. quite a spectacular landscape. Like a giant patchwork blanket covering the land.The POV is special and most unusual where the town and the river provides a wonderful contrast to the left of the image with all those white geometric shapes. Excellent DOF and light. Greetings from a warm Melbourne. Klaudio.
mesutilgim (87436) 2008-11-25 2:54
Hallo lieber Frank,
Wider grosse Klasse ! Tolles Standpunkt mit den bunten Weinbergen und die dominante "graublau" der Stadt rechts.
Wie immer, gute, nuetzliche Informationen.
Danke schoen und
PS.İst es nun soweit ???
jlbrthnn (76037) 2008-11-25 3:22
Splendid! Your point of view is spectacular and makes us descend these slopes coloured with delight. I like the drawing of vines and their splendid tonalities. A very beautiful photograph, congratulations.
Have a nice day
Cricri (109843) 2008-11-25 3:24
Un POV excellent sur ce patchwork de vignes et le village en contre bas, trés belle présentation
Passe une belle journée
Uhu (8507) 2008-11-25 6:43
Greetings! Funny story about Alf. Very interesting place, all these growings on the very steepy slopes.
Greetings, we have - 3 C and snow lies under the grey skies.
jlynx (12645) 2008-11-25 7:03
Splendid board of fields in November- colours. Beautifully tooks here this scenery. Still without snow and other racily winter- attributes. Magnificently look small houses as the herd of beetles. I think, that one can that to cut off the part of light-struck sky. I checked and I attend, that the picture looks then more profitably. You accumulated here complete the palette of autumnal colours Frank. Nice light and beautiful depth of sharpness. Splendid composition.
Best regards from snow-covered Poznan,
jhm (142085) 2008-11-25 7:22
Guten Mittag Frank,
A splendid two parts picture, to the left the diagonal line of the mountain with the vineyards and small paths.
To the right a nice village depth in the valley.
Very well landscape picture, lovely area, Frank. TFS.
hrschwartz (744) 2008-11-25 9:05
That is really terrific- even vineyards echo the variety of fall colors. I love the colors and perspective of the photo. Top notch! I'm going to put it in my favorites.
PS. Tomorrow is your last day at work? Bravo!
jemaflor (87445) 2008-11-25 10:42
Bien vu ce pov sur ces vignes, belle capture avec ces teintes d'automne et un intéressant graphisme dessiné par les chemins.
chinchini (31529) 2008-11-25 15:00
La vision de ces vignes à flanc de coteaux m'a tout d'abord fait penser aux vignobles suisses. Les couleurs des vignes forment un très joli patchwork. Le POV est excellent, il fait profiter d'un merveilleux paysage.
Mes amitiés de Mt St-Grégoire sous la pluie ;o(
asajernigan (21372) 2008-11-25 19:34
This is an excellent autumn colors shot. The patchwork of the fields is great creating nice lines and angles through out the shot. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail.
Kielia (23993) 2008-11-26 11:27
ein toller Eindruck dieser großartigen Landschaft: erstklassige Perspektive der Weinberge, ausgezeichnete Farben und ein herrliches Herbstlicht. Glückwunsch zu dieser wunderschönen Arbeit!
danyy (0) 2008-11-26 23:26
aussi impressionnnate que le Rhin en ce qui concerne ses versants, la Moselle est une rivière bordée de tellmeent de délices visuels et gustatifs.
Une photo un peu teintée de bleu parasite à l'arrière plan.
Beaucoup de profondeur et d'altitude.
dareco (17134) 2008-11-28 8:42
This scenery is just gorgeous!! Fantastic depth and color. Perfect pov. Very nice detail. TFS
ellelloo (6572) 2008-11-28 12:07
A beautiful scenery! A good POV and composition with several levels. The colourful patches of the vineyards and the crossing roads created a nice graphical effect. The towns on both sides of the river look picturesque from this high view. Excellent depth as well. Good work!
Benedict (7076) 2008-12-03 17:37
i like the geometrical figures of these vineyards with the lavish colors of fall seen all around! nice composition.
fayeulle (27827) 2008-12-06 0:08
Very nice view of these sloping vineyards. Very good natural colours
- Copyright: Frank Kaiser (Buin) (42354)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-08
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Rivers2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-11-24 20:50
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