Monday, July 19, 2010

Before Sunset

I have already said in another post what I think of sunsets, but I really like the warm light before.I took these pictures during a quick walk around the “fossi” (our canals), finding some nice reflections either. This is a detail of the “Ponte dei Domenicani”.One of the boats of the “Nautical Institute”, with in background the stones of the “Fosso Reale” enhanced by the grazing light.
After few days in Paris, we're back to our daily routine in Livorno.

21 comments:

lodolite said...

hai ragione, la luce prima del tramonto è bellissima, calda e vitalissima. la prima barca ha una bella aria vissuta. il riflesso dell'ultima barca è molto bello!
ciao simona

Luis Gomez said...

These are lovely. Perfect time to photograph.

James said...

These are excellent. I love the reflections but they would be good even without them.

Kate said...

I wish that I understood the science behind the formation of reflections. All of these photos are indeed lovely and the reflections are so detailed and clear.

Dina said...

The mood, light, subjects, everything really, of these pictures are simply beautiful.

Welcome home.

Small City Scenes said...

Super wonderful reflections---hey--the whole picture is great too. They all are. Water is such a wonderful subject.
Welcome home. MB

Hilda said...

I love the light just before sunset too. And I've also discovered that it's the best for good photographs! :)

These are lovely.

Hope you had a great time in Paris!

Gunn said...

I LOVE these photos. Beautiful and full of atmosphere.

brattcat said...

three little gems. nicely composed and lit, VP.

B SQUARED said...

Welcome home! Paris did you well.

Kaori said...

That last photo is fantastic, with the beautiful reflection and the warm light! Very pretty!

So how was Paris? :D

ann said...

I too like the last photo the most. It really captures that warm and distinctive Mediterranean light. So beautiful.

And welcome home from Paris.

Lois said...

You've captured some lovely reflections!

Jacob said...

I love this time of day...the light is so warm - it makes things glow. My favorite here is number 3, with that beautiful reflection which makes the bricks wavy.

I'm sure you had a grand time in Paris...and I hope we'll see lots more great photos on your other blogs!

JM said...

Awesome light in every shot! The oranges and greens really caught my eye. Terrific images!

Steffe said...

Quality scenes here. I really like the tones in the last photo.

Q Smith said...

Very nice capture of that wonderful lighting!

Jacob said...

Hi Trillian! Welcome back from Paris!

Re your question about Sam's Club...it is a branch of the infamous Walmart stores - a "warehouse" superstore with all kinds of things, from toys to computers, to cameras to cosmetics, to food, to wine, to...well, just about everything. Often you must buy in large quantities but you can save money that way if you're careful.

The other thing is that the merchandise changes frequently...so they may sell a certain kind of sofa one day but have a totally different kind (or none at all) a week later.

It's a fun place and we go there on occasion, but it's too easy to spend a lot of money! :-)

tapirgal said...

The colors and reflections are perfect. I love that evening light, but I also like sunsets - although I think it's nice when a sunset photo also shows something of where it was taken :)

Halcyon said...

I agree, the light in these photos is perfect. I especially like the last one.

Sharon Creech said...

Small boats on the water, reflections--perfect!