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Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5255 W: 5 N: 11466] (56930)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-30
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
Exposure: 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-10-09 11:30
Viewed: 451
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer this beautiful composition in the "little Venice" of the city of Colmar, this is the fourth image of the second visit I made to the beautiful city, I hope you like it, then some letters about the city.

Colmar (French: Colmar, Alsatian: Colmer, German: Colmar, between 1871-1918 and 1940-1945: Kolmar): is a city and commune in the Alsace department of the Upper Rhine, France. It is the prefecture (capital) of the district of the same name. The old city center, well preserved, houses several buildings, sometimes large, German Gothic style and the first Renaissance, as well as a number of old churches, among which is the collegiate church of San Martín (XIII century) as the biggest and most remarkable. The local artist of the fifteenth century Martin Schongauer painted what is considered his masterpiece, The Virgin of the Roses, in the Eglise des Dominicains (church of the Dominicans). The famous Isemheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald is the most outstanding treasure housed in the Unterlinden Museum in the city. This museum, opened in 1853, is housed in the former convent of the Dominican order of "Unterlinden" (meaning "under the lime trees"). In 1834, Auguste Bartholdi, creator of the famous Statue of Liberty, was born in Colmar Frédéric, located in the city of New York. Once a year, in the month of August, Colmar hosts the Wine Fair. However, the greatest art preserved by Colmar is that traditional atmosphere, with its carefully preserved wooden structure houses, full of flowering geraniums on hot days. Colmar has an interesting center, set with old buildings, a famous museum, Unterlinden, and a neat little Venice. In addition, in the surroundings of the city there are some other points of interest, such as the magnificent village of Riquewihr, and an excellent gastronomy and careful wines that also haunt the conception of art. Unterlinden Museum is housed in a former convent of Dominica founded in the thirteenth century, which has a Gothic cloister considered the best in the region.
Source Wikipedia and others.

Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/3200 sec
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 32 mm
Date Taken: 2014-06-30 12:54
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 622 k

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Hola, Angel, my neighbor today! It's just fantastic and so picturesque postcard from Colmar. I like this good balansed composition and superb colors! Thumbs up! My congrats!

Hello Angel,
Very nice capture from Colmar taken with very good pov and ligth management. The red flowers in the lower part adds a fine taste to your compo.
Nice framing amd many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12184 W: 126 N: 21980] (112225)
  • [2018-10-09 11:42]

Ciao Angel,beautiful composition from Colmar,i don't like the blurred red flowers but the view in background is absolutely nice and perfect,bright colors and fine details despite the cloudy day. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9600 W: 57 N: 16384] (60548)
  • [2018-10-09 12:09]

Hello Angel,
A lovely capture of these charming houses with their half-timbered architecture and pastel colours. The green trees and the red flowers are very well included at the side and in the foreground.

Hola amigo Angel.
Colmar otro maravilloso lugar, donde uno no se cansa de tirar fotos, esplendida esta que nos muestras con esas encantadoras casas, estos rojos geranios en primar plano dan un gran impacto a la composicon, lo mismo que el verdor del arbol, un gran contrapunto.
Muy bonito colorido, en unos tonos, muy atrayentes.
Buena gestion de la luminosidad y una magnífica nitidez.
Muy bien hecho. Mis felicitaciones.
Todo lo mejor y que tengas una buena semana.

Hello Angel

A lovely capture from charming Colmar. The red flowers makes an eye-catching foreground whilst the half-timbered houses catches the attention in the background. The people on the bridge is nicely included. Interesting how the blue shirt of the man on the bridge matches the blue building. Lovely work:) TFS.

Greetings, Erling

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10209 W: 161 N: 16898] (129581)
  • [2018-10-09 12:49]

Witaj Angel!
Beautiful fragment of town.
Interesting houses and bridge.
The flowers add flavor to this picture.
Excellent framing and composition.
I like colors.
Well done.
Warm regards from southern Greater Poland.
Good evening.

Ciao Angel
bella la vista della piccola Venezia immersa nei fiori.
Ottima composizione e splendidi colori.

Hola, Angel!

Me gusta esta maravillosa vista de la bella arquitectura de las casas enmarcada por las flores rojas, lo que le da más colores y belleza a la imagen! Excelente iluminación y nitidez! Lindo trabajo!

Hi Angel
A preserved architecture with imppecable detail, some vibrant colour and contrast turning this to a graceful shot. The weather is so much on your side and the striking red blooms further enhances its beauty. Lovely shot. Congrats.
Best regards

Hello Angel,
A very beautiful and picturesque corner nicely presented in a colourful picture and well framed by the flowers and the branches.
We also catch a glimpse of the channel in which the colours are beautifully reflected.
Best regards, Paul

Salut Angel,
Belle composition entre la vue de ces jolies façades à pans de bois et cet avant-plan très fleuri, bonne gestion de la netteté sur les habitations.

Beautiful composition from that lovely town. Just the other night some friends were telling me about their trip there!


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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10619 W: 146 N: 26757] (128339)
  • [2018-10-10 0:02]

Hello Angel, Always nice to see the pictures from Colmar, where every corner invites for the picture. Lovely composition with the red geraniums.

Kind regards Malgo

Hello Angel,
You found a very good place for this photo. We are shown the pretty buildings in the gap between the bright red flowers and the green branches. Luckily there are also a few persons standing on the bridge where they further enliven the view. The colours are skillfully handled.
Kind regards,

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14379 W: 0 N: 16314] (174773)
  • [2018-10-10 2:23]


Fantastique vue de cette belle ville avec ces fleurs rouges en premier plan quelle image et compo et ces maisons tout en colombages le pont cet arbre ces cheminées sueprbe.
Bravo et belle journée

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14772 W: 1051 N: 30223] (141791)
  • [2018-10-10 3:39]

Hello Angel

I like the fg red flowers at left contrasting with the pale blue grey sky to give a wonderful warm cold colour contrast. The dof works well here. Tfs!

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2665 W: 0 N: 3149] (21158)
  • [2018-10-10 7:40]

Hola Angel You found a 'secret location' in town, beautifully decorated of red and green growth for a superb vista on these historic buildings! I thank you for the abundant information in your note that confirms your talent as a devoted tourist guide.
Hasta luego

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24936 W: 520 N: 42035] (180190)
  • [2018-10-10 9:24]

Hello Angel,

Colmar a beautiful area for photographers
Great depth and perspective image.
Pleasant panorama view about the area.
Composition an presentation are excellent made.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16066 W: 159 N: 28010] (147264)
  • [2018-10-10 11:03]

Ola Angel
C'est beau, bien présenter, pleine de couleurs, les belles façades, tout simplement magnifique
Bonne soirée

Hola Angel,
Red flowers as a beautiful element added to the Colmar canal and old houses scenery.
Chjarming town, endless intriguing spots for any photographer.
Buenas dias,

Hola Angel,

Colmar is one of those places that pleases photographers with its many attractive old buildings and its plethora of colourful flower displays. You have used the flowers very effectively in your photograph, by using them to set the scene with their vibrant colours. With the flowers and stretching branches framing the scene, you have created an impression that we are secretly spying on those characterful houses, adding an atmosphere of slight intrigue.

You did a great job filling the frame with interesting features and excluding most of the sky which was so grey.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Ciao Angel, bella composizione con i fiori in primo piano e le belle case a far da sfondo, ottima nitidezza, splendida luce e magnifici colori, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hola Angel,
very picturesque view so beautifully framed with the flowers on one corner and green vegetation on another. The houses as well have two different colors although being in the same traditional Alsace style.
Very eye pleasing effect.
Excellent work,

Hello Angel,

I like Alsace region very much with its lovely countryside and very nice villages. Excellent shot from Colmar with a perfect composition, fine colors and nice sharpness. I like the view very much.Tfs.

With regards from Luxembourg


Nice picture of this romantic glimpse of colmar! give joy to us who see your image. Ciao. Francesco.

Hello Angel,
The flowers in the foreground provide an appealing frame for the pretty buildings. 👍👍

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