Annecy (2 of 7)

Posted by Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 27 July 2007 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is the second photo in the series taken in Annecy in the French Alps.

The crystal clear water from the lake in yesterday's shot starts to flow out through streets of the old town.

More from Annecy tomorrow....

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ally! from Singapore, Singapore

totally love the colours in this. makes the entire picture come to life

27 Jul 2007 5:35am

@ally!: Thanks ally!
The colours are straight out of the camera but with the Fuji F31 set to chrome mode. These are some of my first photos with the camera when I was mostly using chrome setting which boosts colours in camera.

ColNed Pictures from Amersfoort, Netherlands

Very nice daily shot of the daily life, great work.

27 Jul 2007 6:48am

@ColNed Pictures: Thanks ColNed!

{H} creatives from Santa Clara, United States

How beautiful...I can feel the breeze and the fresh air! The alps in the background is just magnificent!

27 Jul 2007 7:24am

@{H} creatives: Thanks! - Annecy is one of the most beautiful towns I have ever visited. We always try and visit if we are going skiing in the Alps.

aggie from Singapore, Singapore

You've captured a simple and yet special moment - man connecting with the swans.

27 Jul 2007 5:09pm

@aggie: Thanks aggie!

Navdeep from Chandigarh, India

nice ..

27 Jul 2007 5:12pm

@Navdeep: glad you liked it Navdeep!

Rahul from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This place is indeed heaven Ian, thanks for sharing this bro. I am following this series very closely. Such lovely views and so well shot. :) I have similar swan or rather a pelican in my tomorrow's shot. ;-)

27 Jul 2007 8:27pm

@Rahul: Thanks Rahul - you are very kind!
I'm away on holiday from tomorrow pm but the series is all pre-posted and I'll reply when i get back.

I saw you use a D40 - how does it compare in IQ to a decent compact camera?

chacha from United States

cool shot

28 Jul 2007 1:20am

@chacha: Thanks Chacha!

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

This belongs in a travel book; excellent scenery and human interest woven into one.

28 Jul 2007 1:26am

@Viewfinder: Thanks Viewfinder - you are very kind!

Lorraine from Canada

And again, magnificent! Now how am I suppose to go anywhere, I just want to continue looking at your photos LOL

13 Aug 2007 3:12pm

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine - You should try and get over to visit France if you get a chance - you'd really love it !

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Annecy is a wonderful place and the water is gorgeously clear. However it hasn't always been like that. It used to be the dumping ground for sceptic waste right up to the sixties and threatened the health of locals. In 1962 a huge clean up operation began. All raw sewage pipes were closed off and at great expense and technical difficulty proper sewage pipes were laid. The operation was so successful that Annecy is now reputed to have the cleanest lake in Europe with an abundance of thriving wildlife.

24 Feb 2009 8:26am

@Mike: Thanks Mike...that's very interesting and just goes to show what can be achieved when the comittment is there.

Fujifilm FinePix F31fd
1/350 second
F/7.1
ISO 100
24 mm

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