The Riva in Split is a modern walkway along the harbour and is bordered by cafes where it seems important to see and be seen. There are palm trees, seats and flower beds. It was only completed in May 2007 and was apparently unpopular with the local people as it isn’t in keeping with the Old Town and Diocletian’s Palace (more in later posts) which is behind it. You can see the Romanesque bell tower of the Cathedral of St Domnius which occupies part of the palace.
ISO200, FL 28mm,
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dareco (17134) 2008-07-23 2:02
This place looks wonderful!! An excellent pov, and I like the flowers in the fg very much! The architecture is beautiful! Very nice colors, depth and lighting. TFS and have a happy day!
PixelTerror (0) 2008-07-23 2:05
I have good memories from Split some 22 years ago, especially the esplanade by the harbour was very enjoyable and lively at night. Nice view with summer appeal in the colors and light but with surprisingly few people.
Have a nice day jY
jurek1951 (38942) 2008-07-23 2:07
This picture is excellent.Very interesting light, beautiful cloudy sky.Very interesting composition and beautiful color,
Buin (42224) 2008-07-23 2:16
this must be a onderful place to relax and to wach life around. This view out of the shade gives this impression in a
skillful way. the frame of the palm tress works very well. I would like to be there now ... ;-)
Greetings from cloudy and cool Germany!
snunney (75072) 2008-07-23 2:22
Pleasing summery feel to this image. Good use of the vertical format emphasising the perspective offered by the quayside walk as it curves round the bay. Very good colours and clarity.
robiuk (10807) 2008-07-23 3:02
At last you had some sunshine in Split!
Excellent colours and fine composition, Kath. Rather strange
to see an empty bench - usually you can't find any when
the weather is like this.
Given you shot this one at ISO200, I admire your skill in
handling the highlights in pp-ing.
Lovely, well balanced.
Maged (1747) 2008-07-23 3:21
Beautiful shot , the red flowers in Foreground , make pretty depth in the shot , i like too the shadow of the Plam , and the Palm itself, Pretty Point of view.
Valerka (8171) 2008-07-23 4:09
A very well chosen POV to show the charme of this place.
delkoo (68) 2008-07-23 4:14
nice postcard from Split, Harmoniously composed with a flowery foreground.
izmirli (3864) 2008-07-23 4:21
merhaba dear kath
excellent light and colours.wonderful lovely city and composition.well done.
asajernigan (19669) 2008-07-23 4:35
The vertical format works very well here with the palm trees framing the scene nicely. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and DOF. The promenade leads the eye into the shot nicely giving the photo a nice sense of direction. The lines created by the promenade and boats work well with the lines created by the clouds that together for a < that lead the eye to the tower.
dta (59121) 2008-07-23 5:25
Hello Kath ,
Very fine view , that gives more importance to the fore-ground : palm trees , flowers , the bench .
May be a little too much sky , but this is a good composition that is an invitation to discover more in the town .
Dyerco (10185) 2008-07-23 7:21
A nicely composed shot with the flowers in the FG and the promanade as a leading line.
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2008-07-23 8:35
Hi, Kath -
A lovely arrangement. Great use of colors and diagonals.
There is a kind of an antique postcard feel to it, at least on my screen. Did you plan that?
gilou530 (34) 2008-07-23 9:30
a very beautiful prospect for the street with the studs which guides the eye towards the church
Wanda1 (14654) 2008-07-23 10:41
This looks like a nice place to relax and unwind. Good perspective looking down the walkway and with all the boats on the side, and I like your composition including the palm trees on the side which frame the scene quite nicely together with the colourful flowers in the foreground. I agree this is a very summery image.
carper (96) 2008-07-23 10:48
a very beautiful place Kath,
good pov, nice lines, good details and a fine colours, good composition, I like it a lot, have a nice evening.
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-07-23 12:00
Very good compo here.
Perspective, exposure, colors, all elements are great here, and the result is just very beautiful,
chrisnet (21088) 2008-07-23 13:08
Good vertical framing of this beautiful town, I like much the palms and the flowered foreground, good work.
Stepan (27210) 2008-07-23 13:30
This is holiday-time... Makes me think at the french riviera... Looks simply mediterranean... Typical and cool.
TopGeo (38126) 2008-07-23 15:01
Beautiful shot! A very well choice this ideal POV to show the charme of this place.The palm and the flowers give beauty. A picture of city that something good gives! Good perspective looking down the modern walkway and with all the boats on the side.
danyy (0) 2008-07-23 15:10
une photo carte postale bien colorée, touristique et qui incite à la visite, on y remarque le beau temps, le soleil, qui nous manque cruellement pour l'instant.
Un excellent cadrage fermé à gauche par la nature.
Regards from Belgium.
gneufeld (15870) 2008-07-23 16:21
I like it, the palm tree framing really adds to the image. Great harbour scene with good details, colors, and textures. Well done and TFS. Gerald
tedesse (24298) 2008-07-23 16:42
Beautiful view,nice perspective,lovely colors and good light.
shevchenko (18989) 2008-07-23 21:20
Good pov to show the beautiful harbour from the foreground gardening, relaxing environment with seats under the shades, vivid color in sunny day, distinct image, good shoot.
Emile (20348) 2008-07-23 22:16
Nice place to go and just relax and enjoy the view, your shot is very good with great colors, clarity and POV. Good idea to use a vertical format to include the top of the palm trees and the beautiful sky.
Well done. TFS.
Graal (93586) 2008-07-24 0:02
very nice vertical format and composition. I know it place. Excellent quality of photo as always at You. I like it.
JCG (35129) 2008-07-24 1:35
Beautiful atmosphere of holidays on this photograph. The walk along this port must be really pleasant. I like much your vertical framing with these palm trees on the left which reinforces the side idleness !!! Good management of the light and the natural colors. Pretty and interesting glance Kath, cheer.
With all my friendships and a very good day,
Kris_Luxenhofer (752) 2008-07-24 5:53
very nice shot, with great composition! The colors are very nice and POV is very well chosen. It looks like an amazing place to stay.
Have a nice day,
Cricri (95391) 2008-07-24 12:07
Une trés belle carte postale, bien présenter avec les fleurs rouges, une belle perspective du chemin guidant le regard vers la cathédrale
trés belle lumiére
bostankorkulugu (41676) 2008-07-24 12:40
everyone around me is going to croatia this summer... to feel the spirit of "mediterranean as it once was" may be... split seems like a beautiful place to be... good point of view this is with the flowers on the fore ground and the bell tower on the back...
Angshu (53663) 2008-07-24 20:48
The boats are so tightly packed that we cannot see a bit of water! Well composed in a diagonal with the flower bed in the FG very attractive. Good framing with the row of palm trees on the left. The tower of the church catches the eye as does the tall sail of the boat..Well done.
riclopes (35577) 2008-07-25 1:39
Perfect vertical compo with everything in the right place. It's almost a < window for the walkway, made with the palmetrees and the flower bed fit right on the corner. The edge with the stone poles lead us to the bell tower. Beautiful modern part of Split. Of course that the charm of the old center is usually nicer...
josepmarin (57069) 2008-07-25 5:19
It is a beautiful image that it invites to walk and to enjoying this calm walkway in the port.
Your vertical composition is good and combines finely the palms, the flowers, the people, the boats and the sky, with a nice architecture of the city in background.
The light is treated well.
Excellent work, my friend.
PS: thank you very much for your words about my father.
dvlazar (6644) 2008-07-25 19:09
A postcard perfect shot of this scene - Nice light over the flowers, and the colors are strong but realistic.
Good handling of the shot!
Royaldevon (23410) 2008-07-26 0:33
It may have been unpopular, no-one likes change, but you have shown it to be very beautiful and exceptionally clean!
I like how you have achored the image with the tree, have good f/g interest with the flowers and then taken the eye into the distance with the receding, diagonal line of mooring posts. Lovely details ... triggering a desire to be there!
bakes888 (18499) 2008-07-27 1:24
Hi Kath. That view over the boats is certain to be a huge drawcard for tourists, I can see I would be drawn it. Great photo. Well framed with good colour and detail. Good sky also. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good week, Paul.
coco (30437) 2008-07-31 11:56
Well, again a great photo in your gallery.
You managed very well the light (and also your camera) and the final photo is not really espectacular... simply is very good.
xuaxo (6846) 2008-08-05 5:32
This has the mood of a Mediterranean riviera city (I guess they mean it with the word "Riva").
Nice composition with only part of the palms in foreground.
plimrn (21344) 2008-08-14 10:15
Your framing is spectacular; I love the way the diagonal lines of the clouds meet with the diagonal lines of the walkway. Your light management is impeccable and the detail is pin-sharp. It is a lovely scene with the flowers, bench and palms; but one can see why the locals are upset, this is a very stndard waterfront. It could have almost been taken in San Diego.
stego (22556) 2008-08-15 11:53
I see you have been quite active during my absence.
This is a very pleasant view, very wisely composed. The walkway coming from the corner leads the eye to the cathedral, which stands out nicely even being distant. The clouds enhance the effect, making the image very dynamic. I like the sense of depth. The flowers on the FG and the palm trees on the left give a great balance and a touch of joyful colour. The bench makes me wanting to be there enjoying the warmth and the view.
gunbud (34066) 2009-02-16 4:21
Lovely vertical presentation of this beautiful harbor path that is seen in wonderful light and shadows.
The stone walkway and tropical palms lead nicely to the impressive architecture and neatly moored pleasure crafts.
- Copyright: Kath Featherstone (feather) (51128)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-06-06
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 24-120mm AF-S, VR, RAW, HOYA 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Croatia
- Date Submitted: 2008-07-23 1:58