From Above Bozen-Bolzano

© Bunny Snow

From Above Bozen-Bolzano

Uploaded: April 14, 2010

Description

For PG-101 Theme Day
In April, 2006, while recovering from a fractured hip, we ventured into the Italian Alps with our headquarters in Bolzano (Italian)/ Bozen (German), Italy. Before World War I, Bozen was part of the Austro–Hungarian county of Tyrol. It was annexed by Italy at the end of World War I and on January 1, 1927 became a provincial capital --Bolzano.


The capital is known by both names, Bozen-Bolzano, and is both an agricultural and tourist area with climbing, hiking, walking or skiing both downhill and cross country the rugged mountains. The mountains are called Dolomiti (Italian), Dolomiten (German), or Dolomites (English) and are sedimentary formations of limestone and volcanics. The hotels, guesthouses, inns and hamlets, are on the valley floor as well as high above Bozen-Bolzano and are reached by cable cars (in which we traveled) as well as by trains.

All my life I've wanted to travel to the Alps and I felt right at home here.

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 14.20 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot S2 IS

Comments

Katarina Mansson April 14, 2010

Lovely theme entry Bunny. HTD! #1258840

Joy Rector April 15, 2010

beautiful shot #8536378

Bunny Snow level-classic April 15, 2010

Thank you, Katarina. How lucky you are to be able to travel all over the Continent and capture beautiful images at a whim!

Thank you, also Joy, for your comment. #8536560

Patti Coblentz April 15, 2010

Great perspective and beautiful, vivid colors, Bunny!

Patti #8536718

Bunny Snow level-classic April 15, 2010

Thank you for your comments, Patti.
I was searching through my older images for something that may be suitable, and this was it.

I cannot climb --can barely walk-- so short of shooting something on the ground this seemed to be the perspective needed.

The vivid colors are compliments of photoshop and an enhancement method I learned from Richard Lynch in his class, Correct and Enhance Your Images.

I need much more photoshop education, but I also need to exercise so I can walk again.

Thanks for commenting.

Bunny #8536836

Mitch Spence level-classic April 15, 2010

It is so interesting here to see that the human habitations, while close, seem to be in discrete groups, with space separating them. Beautiful colors in this landscape. #8537154

Bunny Snow level-classic April 15, 2010

Thank you, Mitch. I suspect that the space separating them are small agricultural areas for home gardening, even domestic animals. But, I noticed that this area appears very environmentally friendly --wanting to preserve open space for all to enjoy.

I enhanced the colors somewhat in CS3, using a technique I learned from Richard Lynch.

#8537285

Nikki McDonald level-classic April 16, 2010

What beautiful rich colors, Bunny -- that's the first thing that caught my eye so you did well indeed at enhancing them. A charming scene, well seen from above. Happy Theme Day. #8538738

Bunny Snow level-classic April 16, 2010

Thank you, Nikki. The colors of the houses were so pretty and the hamlets were so charming, that they called out for enhancement to bring our eyes right to them.

Thank you for noticing. HTD! #8539306


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