Mount Vesuvius, Italy

Posted by Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 20 August 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This a variation on the theme of the last image that I posted except this time it's in colour instead of b&w and it has a more traditional composition. It's a photo taken at sunset of the famous volcano of Mt Vesuvius. It was photographed from Vico Equense - also in shot is the town's 14th century cathedral church of the Santissima Annunziata.

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Ani from Bordeaux, France

Quelle beauté !

20 Aug 2012 5:07am

@Ani: Thanks Ani!

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Your b&w was brilliant, this is even better. A Stunner!

20 Aug 2012 5:38am

@Richard: Thanks Richard!

k@ from Paris, France

Warmth comes with the lightful colors. Summer in Italy is such a beautiful pleonasm, isn't it ?

20 Aug 2012 6:07am

@k@: Hi Karine, I needed to look up the meaning of the word pleonasm (showing my ignorance again :-) but I agree with you entirely about the beauty of the light in Italy!

Andrew Atkinson from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Ian, I would normally prefer the B&W image. However in this case to me the colour works much better. Great image love the warmth

20 Aug 2012 6:24am

@Andrew Atkinson: Hi Andrew - this is a better composition isn't it.

k@ from Paris, France

isn't it the same word in english ? Pleonasm for pleonasme ? (when 2 things repeat themselves in the meaning : here i suggested Italy IS summertime ;)

20 Aug 2012 6:51am

@k@: Yes, of course you're correct Karine! :-)....it's just that I did not know what the word meant. 'Pleonasm' is not a very commonly used word in my experience. Richard is a writer - perhaps he can help us with this?

k@ from Paris, France

I'm a writer too ;) Here is for you, dear*

20 Aug 2012 7:02am

@k@: I'm always happy to learn something new Karine!

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

This one definitely edges the mono in terms of composition, plus there's a near-novelty in seeing such strong colour in your photo feed. Sterling stuff.

20 Aug 2012 7:02am

@digitalCG: Ahh...the shock of colour! :-) yes, it's a better composition isn't it.

Visu...Elle Photography from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

This time, although the black and white version is gorgeous, I have a strong preference for it with its beautiful colors. Superb!

20 Aug 2012 7:23am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

A beauty. Congratulations. Have a nice day.

20 Aug 2012 7:39am

Sylvie from Bords de Loire (Anjou), France

Very beautiful, the colors are perfect.

20 Aug 2012 8:05am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Fantastic! Reminds me of the Tiger's Nest in Bhutan.

20 Aug 2012 8:44am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

excellent framing*

20 Aug 2012 9:11am

shooter from United Kingdom

This is quite lovely Ian

20 Aug 2012 9:15am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Stunning picture Ian!

20 Aug 2012 9:54am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful color version ! the lighting on the rock and around the Vesuvius is delightful !

20 Aug 2012 10:00am

Babzy from Besançon, France

awesome view and light ! :)

20 Aug 2012 11:04am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors & lights!

20 Aug 2012 11:27am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A wonderful image !!

20 Aug 2012 3:39pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

WOW...love this view...

20 Aug 2012 6:11pm

Frida from Sweden

Oh my gosh it looks like it can slide into the sea. Gorgeous view!

20 Aug 2012 6:20pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

I love the color of the light in this one. The pastel water and mountain provide a perfect compliment to the cliff and structures on it.

21 Aug 2012 3:08am

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

I'll be different, I absolutely prefer the B&W, it puts the focus on the spots of interests without the conflicting and distracting colors.

21 Aug 2012 4:03am

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Very nice image, Ian!

21 Aug 2012 6:00am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

beautiful!

21 Aug 2012 8:53pm

Wolfgang from Germany

Love the composition and these warm tones. Good work!

23 Aug 2012 2:42pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

What a view!!

24 Aug 2012 8:58am

janina from Australia

Aah, yes, memories....this is most suitable for a calendar of colourful images of Italy. I like it!

26 Aug 2012 6:40am

Dhaval from Princeton, United States

Somehow I like this color version more then the previous B&W. The golden hues on Cathedral and behind the far mountain in the sky gives the image a special beauty.

29 Aug 2012 12:24pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Absolutely beautiful !

3 Sep 2012 7:19am

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Nikon D700
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ISO 200
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