Saturday, October 4, 2014

Villa Cimbrone


The impressive bust-lined terrace of Villa Cimbrone in Ravello is high on a mountaintop
overlooking the Bay of Salerno and the Amalfi Coast.  At mid-day,
it is impossible to frame an image without other tourists.
(She was posing for the guy standing next to me.)


I went back in the early evening, after the tourists went home, but the light wasn't as good.


And I beat the tourists back to the terrace in the morning, when it was cloudy.

16 comments:

Kate said...

Your efforts have been richly rewarded, even if you haven't reached your own high photographic standards. I think each one tells a beautiful story.

Ed said...

I like each of theses. Sometimes you have to go with what your got as far as lighting goes. Nice job.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I hate to disagree but to my eye the softer light in shots two and three has resulted in a more satisfactory effect than the rather harsh light and sooty shadows in the first effort. Of course it's all a matter of personal opinion.

Luis Gomez said...

Great job Jack. I love the early morning light.

Birdman said...

Is that the 'explanation' your wife gets? Nice try.

Sharon Anck said...

What a view no matter the weather.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots, Jack. And such marvelous views.

Sylvia K said...

Awesome view, superb captures and I'm so glad you share them, Jack! Great start for my day!!

Bob Crowe said...

And not for you? A shame.

Mersad said...

I like the evening light better. What an amazing view!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

RedPat said...

I like the intense blue in the tourist shot but it is fun to see all three, Jack!

Kay said...

The light in the 2nd & 3rd shots is very gentle and soft...and the effect is rather nice without your 50 newest best friends.

Anita Davis said...

That is a spectacular view, and your photos are all wonderful. Personally I like the soft light and framing of the morning shot the best.

Randy said...

Beautiful terrace.

Virginia said...

Apres les tourists. A wonderful idea. I love this photos from your trip Jack. Merci,
V

Halcyon said...

I sort of like the shot with the random tourist. I wonder if her photographer got a better picture?