The Colors of Italy

© Max Aureli

The Colors of Italy

Uploaded: February 02, 2009


Ponza Island - (LT) Italy

Sony Cyber-Shot camera (2003) and PS work.


Teresa Burnett level-deluxe February 02, 2009

Oh, this is so beautiful, Max!! I'm so anxious to get to Italy and see these beautiful places in person!! The comp is wonderful, and the colors, lighting and sky are awesome!! Goes straight to my favs!! #1077618

Max Aureli February 02, 2009

Thank you Teresa for your wonderful support!! :-)) #7119770

Kerry Hill February 02, 2009

Very beautiful scene, Max! The colours and lighting are awesome! #7119791

Lorna Shutter February 02, 2009

Gorgeous coastline, Max! Italy has some beautiful colours! Incredible water and sky! Fantastic comp, clarity and lighting! Looks like a wonderful place! :) #7119806

Courtenay Vanderbilt February 02, 2009

Absolutely gorgeous Max! I want to go scuba diving in that fabulous water. Fantastic details and colors! #7119809

Bill Knaps February 02, 2009

A beautiful capture Max. Bill #7119811

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton February 02, 2009

Great satured colors. Beautiful image, Max! #7119969

ROLAN NARMAN February 02, 2009

Isola Di Ponza! - According to local legends, Ponza was named after Roman governor Pontius Pilate, the man who tried Jesus for heresy. So Max…I do not like the name of this island!

On the other hand Jacques Cousteau and his son, Philippe Cousteau filmed several documentaries in this area. So as a former scuba diver and underwater photographer I would like to invite Courtenay for a diving trip to this island! Court do you hear????

…And finally my friend Max, you’ve done an exceptional job in capturing the beauty and the wonderful colors of this island! Fantastic composition and effects my friend!

Colleen Farrell February 02, 2009

Wow, that is SOOO gorgeous, Max! #7119992

Tommy E. Burgess February 02, 2009

Beautiful capture Max!! #7120063

Ann Coates level-classic February 02, 2009

Hi Max, I'm back. This is truly beautiful. #7120111

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict February 03, 2009

Beautiful image, Max.

Dominick #7120343

Michelle Alton February 03, 2009

This is gorgeous, Max. #7120515

Kumiko Parkinson February 03, 2009

Very nice capture of this pretty town, beautiful, Max!! #7120958

Laurence Saliba level-classic February 03, 2009

Super nice image Max!! So mediterranean!! Love the colors!!! #7121093

Ellen Hodges February 03, 2009

Wonderful capture, Max. Awesome colors and comp. #7121101

Tiia Vissak February 03, 2009

a cool view! #7121660

Kaye Burazin February 03, 2009

Magnificent! Tomorrow it will be a week since we had power here in Bull Shoals
Arkansas due to a recent ice storm, No clean drinking water, and of
course the internet, tv and all other luxuries most of us take for
granted are also gone for now. What I wouldn't do for a hot shower!!!
Most people couldn't even get out of their homes due to fallen
electrical wires and fallen tree limbs.It looks like a war zone. We have
been heating our home with a propane fireplace. I was fortunate enough
to purchase a generator three days ago that had been shipped to the
store that I work at. 12 were purchased even before the truck could make
it in from Missouri. Ice and propane are at a premium as well as
batteries and candles. Power is finally being restored to the business
district of my little town so groceries can be purchased but most people
don't have power to store the food properly. Our car was pushed off the
side of the mountain hill as we were trying to get to the bigger town
for supplies for the people in our neighborhood when this all started.
The cars could not navigate on the glare ice Thank goodness we were not
in it. Trying to help the guy in back of us who got into trouble
teetering on the edge of the steep hill before he got up the mountain.
Please let everyone know that I am fine and looking forward to getting
back online as soon as possible. The weather is warmer so the ice has
melted and the crews are working feverishly to restore power. God
Bless, Kaye B
Am saving this as a draft to sent as soon as our server is up and running.
P.s. Yes, power is back on, but the wind has kicked up making it difficult for the crews to get electricity back to the reminder of the city. The trees were the worst hit by the storm. Most of my wins were of the beautiful trees here in Arkansas. I hope to get out by the end of the month to shoot again after getting back to some normalcy. Now for that HOT shower........


Clyde P. Smith February 03, 2009

Beautiful and colorful image Max! #7122198

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 03, 2009

oddio come si puo' scrivere tanto??? che bella Ponza... me la ricordo bene... il mare smeraldo.... I caffe' in citta'.... ed I ricci di mare in mare!!!!! mi sono costati 2 anni per tirarli via tutti... :-)
foto spettacolare! #7122372

Barbara Waldoch level-classic February 03, 2009

Beautiful colours and capture, Max! #7122512

Tammy Espino February 03, 2009

Stunning capture. Love the colors of the homes and on the hillside! #7122645

Ken Smith level-classic February 03, 2009

I like how you pop the colors...superb shot, Max! #7123061

Beverley Scott February 03, 2009

A wonderful image, Max. Love the colours and composition - and especially that water!!! 13 weeks tomorrow until I see again for myself (not that I'm counting down!) Bev #7123114

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe February 03, 2009

Very beautiful image and the effects are outstanding, Max! Love all the bright colors and the composition is excellent!! Very beautiful!!! #7123284

David Phalen February 03, 2009

Spectacular comp, light, colors and clarity!! #7123312

Courtenay Vanderbilt February 03, 2009

HAHA Rolan! It's been a long time since I've been underwater but I loved it when I was active! Used to have a dive store! Most fun I've ever had not making any money! LOLOL! #7123360

Sirsendu Gayen February 03, 2009

WOW!Gorgeous capture with vibrant color,composition and details. #7123406

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 03, 2009

Beautiful colors and composition, Max!!!!!! :-) k #7123517

ROLAN NARMAN February 03, 2009

It's never too late Court! LOL! #7123539

Joan Powell February 03, 2009

postcard perfect , love the colors of the buildings , and the curve of the mountains , a beauty ! #7123611

February 03, 2009

Great colors and composition,just lovely Max!! #7123683

Ray Thoms February 04, 2009

Nicely composed with vivid colours Max.... #7124611

frank w. degenhardt February 04, 2009

Max- Your title is so right on with the colors of Italy as that is what this picture is all about. Between that amazing color of the water and the colors of the houses on the hillside its like a rainbow. Beautiful blend of colors, superb composition,amazing features of this little town.
Outstanding work.
Have a great day my friend. #7125100

Jennifer L. Taranto February 04, 2009

the colors are stunning Max - especially that blue/green water!! such beauty!! #7126158

Max Aureli February 04, 2009

Thank you Jennifer, Frank, Ray, Millie, Joan.... etc.. etc..
Thank you to everybody for your nice words!! :-)) #7126200

Gary Lange February 04, 2009

Fantastic, Max!! Are you coming to San Diego, CA for the Summit on February 28th? #7126427

Marijana Fajgl February 04, 2009

This is so beautiful, Max! Perfect title for a perfect capture! I love it. #7126613

Janet Daniel February 04, 2009

Spectacular image, Max! Everything about it is beautifully done! Looks like the place to be! #7126626

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic February 04, 2009

Amazing portrayal of these colorful buildings at the foot of the mountain and close to that turquiose colored body of water ~ so beautiful Max. Hope someday to travel to Italy and see all these spectacular sights. #7126780

AEK February 04, 2009

wow max,
do I ever love (as in really love) the vibrancy and detail of this fabulous piece of art. adore the geometry. into my favorites it goes. thanks! -k. #7127437

Eugenio Diaz February 04, 2009

Fantastic capture my friend, great colours, excellent work here! #7127600

Robert K. Bemus level-classic February 04, 2009

Beautiful colors and comp, Max!! #7127704

Candice L. Carter February 05, 2009

Abstly stunning EP! #7129337

Eivor Kuchta February 05, 2009

Beautiful colors on the houses, and a nice, dramatic sky! #7131446

Debra R. Harder February 06, 2009

Ohhhh...WOW!! This is sooooooo BEAUTIFUL, Max! You've really done it this time! OUTSTANDING IMAGE!! Deb #7134113

John Connolly February 06, 2009

A wonderful scene with beautiful colors Max!
I still use my 3Mp camera I bought in 2003. #7134517

Marisol Pastor February 07, 2009

And what beautiful colors you have captured! The emerald green of the water is incredible. #7138353

Terri L. Scribner February 09, 2009

So very beautiful, Max!! Great colors! #7145014

Vladan D. Djordjevic February 09, 2009

Beautiful place, terrific colors and pov. Superb image! #7147510

Janice Mezzacappa February 09, 2009

Awesome scenery Max, colorific :) #7147743

Chris Ebben February 10, 2009

A beautiful colourful scene, looks like holidays material to me. Good work=^..^= #7148365

Gena L. Talbot February 10, 2009

Hello my dear friend....Hope all is well, I miss your beautiful images! Thank you for creating and sharing such a wonderful image! Take care, and smile :) Your friend Hugs Gena :) #7151355

Matteo Colombo February 11, 2009

Wonderful light, composition and colors! complimenti per l'ottimo scatto! #7153563

Max Aureli February 11, 2009

HA!!! :-)) Un'altro italiano!!! :-))LOL
Io so de Roma, Matte' LOL

Thank you for your comment, Matteo!! And thank to all other friend for the wonderful word!!
Thanks Editor for the EFP!! :-)) #7153601

Matteo Colombo February 11, 2009

Romano de Roma me pare?!? :-D
Io sono della prov. di Varese... piacere di incontrare qualche connazionale qui!! #7154400

Max Aureli February 11, 2009

Piacere anche per me di incontrarti!! :-)) Io so' De Roma... ma mi trovo d'allaltra parte dell'oceano. :-)

Ho visitato la galleria tua prima, e AMMAZZA!! Belle Foto!! Bella Cortina!!!!

Piu' tardi vado a commentare un po delle tue... (sto a ruba' un po de tempo ar principale, sto' al lavoro... un'occhiata di qua' ... una di la'..." LOL :-)) #7154634

Gerri R. Jones February 11, 2009

Wow...a gorgeous selection of homes by the seaside, beautiful colors and composition Max!!! #7154998

anonymous February 11, 2009

The colors are amazing. This image caught my eye immediately. #7155565

Betsy Labuschagne February 13, 2009

Fantastic capture with amazing colors Max!! Outstanding!!! #7163176

Cathy Barrows February 17, 2009

this is so you live in is on the top of my list of places I want to visit...hopefully within a couple of years #7175358

Sandy Powers February 18, 2009

How could one even put words to this photo. It leaves me breathless and completely inspired!


Max Aureli February 20, 2009

Thank you my friend for all your great words and support!! :-))
Thank you Editor for the EFP!! #7185868

Lisa B. North February 25, 2009

Suberb! I can see myself sitting on the beach taking this all in with my glass of red wine and parm cheese (which I have never tasted anything so yummy in my whole life than when I was in Italy during my honeymoon!!!) Colors are amazing! Lisa #7213339

Remi Trepanier March 04, 2009

Amazing shot and colors :)

So summery...

Remi #7244022

Vladan D. Djordjevic March 25, 2009

Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Max! #7327549

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 25, 2009

congratulazioni, stupendo finalista!!!!! #7328191

Janet Daniel March 25, 2009

Congratulations, Max! WTG! #7328370

Max Aureli March 25, 2009

Two???? ha ha ha ha ha ha :-)))
Thank you my friends LOL LOL #7328415

Courtenay Vanderbilt March 25, 2009


Laurence Saliba level-classic March 25, 2009

Congrats again Max!!! :) you amazed cos you got two!! :) good work amico!!! #7328570

Max Aureli March 25, 2009

Maybe I am drunk Laurence... two??? LOL LOL LOL
I need another Guinness!!!! LOL LOL #7328614

Hendrik Storme March 25, 2009

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Max!!! #7328707

March 25, 2009

congratulatiooooons!!! #7328754

Tiia Vissak March 25, 2009

Congratulations! #7328944

ROLAN NARMAN March 25, 2009

Huge congrats on your superb finalist Max!
Thank you God for creating Ponza Island! #7329053

Max Aureli March 25, 2009

LOL LOL LOL #7329086

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 25, 2009

Such a beautiful finalist, Max!
Smiles, Lisa♥

Eugenio Diaz March 25, 2009

Congratulations Again!!! #7329275

Janice Mezzacappa March 25, 2009

Wonderful finalist Max Huge Congrats :) #7329445

Tammy Espino March 25, 2009

Congrats :) #7329465

Remi Trepanier March 25, 2009

Congratulation on this amazing finalist! #7329518

Lorna Shutter March 25, 2009

Yay! Congratulations on your finalist award for this gorgeous image, Max!!!!! Photobucket #7329642

Bojan Bencic level-classic March 25, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist, Max! #7329715

Beverley Scott March 25, 2009

Huge congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Max!!! #7330102

Nancy (Peaches) Harker March 25, 2009


HUGE CONGRATS on ALL your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Datha Y. Thompson March 25, 2009

Congratulations again!! Amazing Color Love it :0) #7330411

March 25, 2009

Congratulations Max.Great work!! #7331090

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton March 25, 2009

Big Congratulations, Max!! #7331101

Tommy E. Burgess March 25, 2009

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist Max!! #7331539

Amber J. Skene March 25, 2009

Congrats on another finalist Max! Good luck in the next round! #7331559

Terry L. Ellis level-classic March 25, 2009

Very artistic and beautiful finalist, Max! Congratualtions! #7331747

Annie Booth March 25, 2009

CONGRATS on another one of your well deserved FINALIST. #7331864

ROLAN NARMAN March 25, 2009

I think this image deserves more than one "congratulations" Max!!! Because there is more involved in this image than the eyes can see Max! Congratulations again my friend! Gorgeous sky! #7331970

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe March 25, 2009

YAYYYYYY!!! I love this one Max!! Huge congratulations on this well deserved and very beautiful finalist!! Best of luck in the next round!! #7332210

Sherran Andersen level-classic March 25, 2009

Congrats again Max. Sherran #7332521

Betsy Labuschagne March 25, 2009

Congratulations again Max!! Outstanding finalist, well done!!! #7332549

Gena L. Talbot March 25, 2009

Congratulations Max! Such a BEAUTIFUL and FANTASTIC FINALIST! :) #7332573

Jennifer L. Taranto March 26, 2009

WTG Max!!! HUGE congrats on your 2 beautiful finalists!!! #7333978

Daiana Kelly March 26, 2009

Congratulation on this gorgeous image Max. #7335441

Marijana Fajgl March 26, 2009

Another amazing finalist, my friend! I am so happy for you! #7335953

Rachelle D. Carriere March 26, 2009

What a fantastic image Max!

Max Aureli March 26, 2009

Thank you very much for all your wonderful words and beautiful support my friends!!! :-)))) #7337740

Susana Ms Heide March 26, 2009

This is such a beautiful capture of color!! Another congrats to you for another finalist :o))

Max, I was reading through those italian comments and even though I don't undertand much of it, I think it sounds so beautiful! Italy is my favorite country and I've always dreamed of learning the language :o) I was in Rome and surrounding areas (San Benedetto del Tronto) about 5 years ago and loved every minute of it!

frank w. degenhardt March 26, 2009

Colorful and stunning work. Congratulation on the Finalist for it my friend. #7338112

AEK March 27, 2009

max, my friend, i'm going to be double entering comments because I can't scroll the length of your pages anymore! just a big congratulations on your finalist here and i'm delighted to be able to try to catch up with all I missed in your gallery today!
xox #7340152

Patricia Ronan March 27, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist with this beautiful image Max:) #7341748

Colleen Farrell March 28, 2009

So beautiful! Congratulations on an awesome finalist, Max! #7344424

Sharon Sawyer March 29, 2009

WOW!!!! How did I miss this one? Absolutley beautiful, Max!!! A well deserved finalist... congratulations!!! #7346758

Stephen Zacker March 29, 2009

Like all those colors and deep green sea. Makes me want to visit Italy again. Congratulations #7347364

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic March 29, 2009

Gorgeous Max!!! #7347792

Marisol Pastor March 29, 2009

Congratulations Max! #7349629

Kate Jackson March 30, 2009

Congratulations Max gorgeous image! Still prefer your mini pic though - those judges should take a second look! #7351102

Michael Khoury June 26, 2009

mk #7680949

Rich Helmer June 29, 2009

Beautifully done! What a great photo! Love all the colors! Very Very Nice! #7691460

Bill Houghton October 12, 2009

Max, this is such a beautiful place. Great job. Have a great day, Bill

Check out my website:
Bill Houghton Photography #8030586

Luigi Di Serio level-classic April 07, 2010

"Fratelli d'Italia, l'Italia s'è desta, dell'elmo di Scipio, s'è cinta la testa"

Saluti da un fratello nel Canada! #8516953

Laura E. Swan level-classic May 25, 2010

Max, This is beautiful! That Emerald Colored Water is so striking! This is lovely!

Love it and Photobucket

-Sister Laura :) #8642573

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