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Colors of Lugano

Colors of Lugano
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Copyright: Liliana Mihailovici (lilimih33) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2852 W: 613 N: 3000] (19483)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-10
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm/4-5,6 IS USM, Hoya Cir Polarizer 67mm
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): wonderful beautiful world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-10 9:08
Viewed: 4441
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 223
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture exactly three months ago. It was a lovely summers day when we returned from our holiday in Italy and we stopped for a few hours in Lugano.

Lugano is a town situated in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino, which borders Italy.

In my WS you can see the picture with white frame.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-11-10 9:11]

Hi LiLiana...
Beautiful shot with nice colors and composition...
Beautiful postcard...

Nice composition Liliana, great cloud detail.

Regards Mark :)

Hi Liliana,
it seems like that. Lovely place and excellent
composition with a very nice blue tones.TFS.

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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2008-11-10 10:17]

Bonjour Lili,

Quelle vue magnifique de Lugano!!!
Avec beaucoup de profondeur et de reliefs, c'est joliment travaillé, riche en couleurs et en détails!!!

Hi Liliana!
Wonderful image! Beautiful colors and composition!
Very nice POV. TFS.

Best regards,

Hi Liliana,

Great Capture,

Joel (,")

Hello Liliana,
Perfectly planned composition and saturated colors. Clouds are very impressive also
Selahattin E

Hi Liliana,
wonderful capture here with excellent pov and wonderful colours,
great debth and light,
welldone my dera friend and tfs,
warm regards,

Bonjour Liliana,
Beautiful picture nicely composed,
Nice colours and wanderful sky,
Excellent POV. and sharpness,
Very well taken and done.


First of all, congrats with this fantastic work.
Colours, light composition near perfect !
I myself prefer the frame white, but that's a matter of taste

What a fantastic day that was !!


hello Liliana :)
very nice composition with lovely color and great light
I can not stop watching the clouds .... they are magical :))
best regards

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-11-10 12:01]

Hi Liliana,
Strong light and contrast on this strong composition. Excellent deep and perspective! I like the range of blue tones. Did you burn the sky around the clouds?
Bravo! Annie

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  • jazrr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 330 W: 77 N: 98] (2228)
  • [2008-11-10 12:12]

Hi Liliana:
Beautiful shot. very nice saturated colors and great pov.

Hi Lilliana,
Beautiful composition like a postcard...
Depth and clarity are excellent.
I love it.tfs.
Dr.seyfettin Güner

Hi Liliana,
Wonderful colors!!
Magnificent view and very nice texture.

Hi Lili,
This photo has a superb clarity ! and great colors.
Very nice scenery and a great sky above it. TFS.

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 242] (2673)
  • [2008-11-10 13:40]

hi Liliana,
beautiful image, very bright and full of a great light, really a great picture, brava
kind regards

Exceelent work my friend!Well done!Regards.

wow Liliana !!!!

this is stunning!!

beautiful colors with cool compo!great work..


well framed including the statue between the two mounts, good looking turquoise blue in foreground, nice postcard, but the clouds are a little bit strange (contrast or something i can't explain)

Hi Liliana
welcome back
how are you?
Good shot of wonderful Lugano
i like this town very much, order and clean and perfect panorama
i prefer in black frame
Have nice days

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-11-11 0:43]
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Cred ca ai exagerat un picut cu PP-ul (zonele umbrite sunt prea negre si lipsite de orice detaliu) dar imi place foarte mult compozitia si nuantele de albastru


wonderful colors, nice blue tones and a great composition with a good pov starting from the fountain in the front over the lake
to the mountains in the back. well done & viele grüße aus köln, thor.

hi lili, nice postcard shot, looks like a wonderful place to go to, very nice colors and composition,

Olá Liliana

Um bonito trabalho, cores formidáveis e belo enquadramento...meus parabéns.

Hello Lily,
I really like all the different shades of blue set in this lovely composition.
Inviting place and a fine POV.
Well presented, as always.
TFS, Joni.

Hello Lili,

When you come to frame a photo, it is often difficult to decide which you prefer. Sometimes this decision is affected by your mood of the day. I prefer the white border but it is a personal choice and the black border is still very effective.

You have been very clever in your positioning for this shot and set the statue just in the gap betwen the b/g mountains so that he shows up well against the sky.
The colours are bright and vibrant and tell a story of warmth and enjoyment.
A thoroughly 'happy' shot!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Welcome Liliana,
nice parallel, fountain with sculpture and Mountains and Lake. Further beautiful sky with clouds. Good captured.
Regards - Slawek

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-11-12 12:47]

Im to glad to see something again from you Lili,and as usual its very surprising and high standart.

Hi Liliana
Very strong and beautiful color and the beautiful clouds, which is a highlight of this photo..
great shot

Hello Liliana

A lovely capture here, nciely balanced with good sharp detail and wonderful colours. I like this style of framing and it suits this shot well.

TFS kind regards Helen

Hello Liliana
Nice deep blue shot. What I like most is the cluster of houses clinging to the mountain. I also love the contrasted blue sky. Personnally, I would have choosen a different angle to avoid that pool in the foreground. In my opinion, the landscape with the lake, the sky and the mountains would have been perfect.


Hello Liliana,
Very lovely scene, amazing vivid colors, superb sharpness and depth of field, lovely lighting and good clarity.

Hi Lili,
Very beautiful postcard vith sperb colours POV, light and frame.TFS.


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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-11-13 0:42]

Good morning LILI ;)))
waaawwwwwhat a strong composition...wonderful colors of sky, water, mountains...Perfrct position of statue...
J ;)

Good morning Lili,
A wonderful way of showing us Lugano. The mermaid's statue to the right, the houses on the bottom of the hill, and the clouds are the important elements. Best regards...Danilo

Servus Lili,
Ma bucur ca ai postat aici fotografia. Are culori superbe si un contrast foarte bun. Imi amintesc cu placere de muntii din jurul lacului, mi-a placut mult Lugano, ne-am oprit si noi o data acolo, venind din Italia. Rama neagra pune mai bine in evidenta culorile.
O seara frumoasa,

Beautiful colours and brilliant sky. Well done


Hello Lili.
Indeed Lugano is a lovely city with the lake all over.
Long time no been there, so this waving Lady is new to me, haha
Very nice summer shot.
Best wishes from Jan

Hi Lilliana...this is a great shot..wonderful composition..great light and colors.


Salut Lili!
Compozitional, fotografia e foarte reusita, nu-i pot gasi nici un cusur, dar sunt de aceeasi parere cu Vlad in privinta post procesarii.
Weekend placut,

Hi Liliana
Splendid colors and light in this shot.
I like the way you capture blue water in pool and greenish water of the sea, good job.
PP work seems omit some sky texture and details. TFS!
Best Regards, Alireza.

Hi Lili,

All those blue/greens sure make this an enjoyable composition.
By looking at it I sure think it would be nice spending a few hours (or more) over there.


Ciao Liliana, fantastico il cielo sopra lugano, ottioma composizione dai colori fantastici, brava, ciao Silvio

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-11-16 3:40]

hello Lili

Superb colors and contrast when you have saturation like this with CPL to make the scenery so attractive.

I especially think your choice of the circular blue pool with a fountain statue at valley between the hills is a great inclusion as FG feature for showing the mountain landscape.

tfs, bill

HI Lili,
you've been in paradise - wow, I love the colours and this amazing sky, just wonderful, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Ramdan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
  • [2008-11-16 18:43]

The strong saturation for a strong composition that blended well for a stunning vivid photo. And again, yes I like this compo. Very nice, Lili.


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-11-17 3:36]

Hi Lili,
Fantastic display of colors. Nicely composed and such good details. A beauty. TFS Julie


Hi Liliana,

I am for the first time in your extraordinary gallery and the first impression is really WOW! Extraordinary shot, with great definition and boosted colors, that I just love to see. Clouds, that I love to see all the time, are GREAT!

All the best!

Hi Liliana,
Beautiful Lugano,very good composition,thanks.
Best regards,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-11-17 13:24]

Hello Liliana! A very good shot of Lugano, well composed, good light and great contrasts. Good one!


i like the sky or the statue at front as it is sharp in my eyes but not so sharp the mountain at the back but still this is a lovely picture.. the view is stunning though.. tfs..

regards, terry

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  • Koala Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 370 W: 32 N: 77] (4031)
  • [2008-11-18 1:19]

Culorile sunt impresionante.
Imi place la nebunie...un loc super!!

O zi buna!


wonderful image Liliana, sharp and detailed all around as the ripples on the waters shows, the colors are great.well captured again.

Hi Lili,
It is a stunning view you offer us , of beautiful Lugano , the day was great and that helped you get the best of the scenery , i like the FG a great deal, the pool making a classic introduction to the city itself clinging to that hill in the BG ,contrasty and sharp ,well i have yet to decide which of the white or black frame fits best , anyway i like them both ,lol,,,

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 178 W: 7 N: 28] (1328)
  • [2008-11-19 5:00]
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Simpatique! Belle couleurs et cadrage.
C'est une HDR image?

Merci. Bon jour!

ciao Lili..
colours are really wonderful.. their combination is so cool!
perfect pov.. good also the contrast you have chosen!! thanks
ciao Marco

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-11-21 19:01]

Hi Lilliana...
Great art photo...
Wonderful composition, colors and feelings.
Well done.
Best regards,

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2008-11-24 0:46]

Hello Lili,
What a stunning landscape, beautifully composed, you placed the statue perfectly between the distant hills. And what a superb sky to cap it off.
Well seen, and deserving of the points you received.

Olá, Lili,

Excelente trabalho. As cores estão fantásticas e a nitidez
impecável. Meus parabéns por mais esta ótima apresentação!!


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-11-29 8:43]


Merveilleu iamge du Tessin, canton que j'apprécie tout aprticulièremnt, quel effet avec ce ciel, ces couleurs, grandiose.

Bravo et amitié


This is an amazing view Liliana.
I love how the clouds are shooting up on each side.
Excellent framing and POV. Well done!
- Vincent

Cum iti ziceam...acest oras este superb. Totul arata desosebit si spectaculos--cerul cu acei nori, lacul verde, muntii cu acele case, statuia in milocul bazinului ornmental cu apa atat de albastra. Trebuie neaparat sa ajung si eu ape acolo !!!
Toate cele bune !

Amazing colors. I simply love the blue sky, the clouds and... To be honest I simply love everything in this shot. Amazing work and presentation. I prefer the black framing 9but that's only my opinion)
I feel lucky I can lay eyes on your work
Thank you for sharing
Kind regards

fables blue colors. Great sharpness shoot

Best regards!!

This is beautiful Lili. I love the high definition of the clouds and the colors. Sothy

Ciao Liliana

Beautiful place and colors as I like!
the scenery is beautiful in your point of view.
I love the pile of houses at the foot of the hill.
Excellent POV. and sharpness,
Very well taken and done.


Hi Liliana

u composición muy bella de tranquilidad coores bien y nitidez te felicito



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  • Lano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 184] (1205)
  • [2008-12-12 3:52]

Hi Liliana,

the FG is well place in front of the beautiful landscape, what i like most is the white cloud balance the blue atmosphere. Well done.



Hi Liliana.

Absolutely wonderful. It is very subjective but the right cloud almost looks like the sculpture.

Very nice shot and great postal card ;-)

Hi Liliana
Your are a great artist
Excellent work
Wonderful colours

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2008-12-17 13:28]

Hi Liliana, A very good POV to show so much in the one frame. The statue in the space between the mountains throws the spotlight where it needs to be. You have some very fine compositions in your gallery. TFS. Murray.

hello Liliana,
this is real postcard ,and so beautiful:))
Great work

warm regards

Hello Liliana.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

What a beautiful area. It is so good to see these shots when there is snow on the ground. Great placement of the statue between the 2 mountains. It really stands out. I like the difference in the colour of water in the lake and the pool.It looks like a great plce to escape the snow but I think I would probably need time travel back to summer also.
Good job. TFS
Seasonal regards

Hi Liliana,
what a beautiful color shot!
well done,


Hi Liliana
One more extra sharp and extra good choised motiv for picturing

Hello, Lili -
Beautiful scene - great composition with the statute and pool in the foreground and the majestic mountains and sky behind. The sky especially looks quite dramatic with the interplay of light and clouds. Well done!


Great capture and compositon...very dramatic clounds, colors are great. Well done.


Hi Liliana, what a great view with wonderful dark blu skay and clear details. The composition and the localişsation of the elements are perfect.
TFS. Have a nice Sunday!


Very beautiful landscape. Light on the statu is so beautiful.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2009-01-12 12:52]

Hola amiga,
bonita postal,
agradable compo.
elaborados efectos,
buen trabajo,
saludos Lili.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2009-01-12 14:46]

Hello Lili,
A picture like a postcard. Very beautiful atmosphere in the picture. A marvelous illustration,lovely tones,place and composition.
Best regards.

Hi Lili,
Wow, fantastic POV of this beautiful Swiss lake. The colours are really nice, I like the blue of the fountain and the lake as well as the perfectly clear sky. They are all different shades, nice o see all of them in one composition. :) It gives freshness and nice summer mood. Well done, TFS!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-01-15 0:04]

Hi Liliana,
greetings and warm regards from Malaysia.
This shot of your is very lovely with dramatic blue sky and white puffy clouds.
Such a rich colour and excellent composition of the subjects. Well positioned and brilliant rendition of sharpness and clarity.


Hello Lili,

wouaw !!! Wonderfull shot indeed, I love this,
cheer cheer cheer

Hi Liliana,

Excellent work from a pro. Simply gorgeous scene registered in perfection. Flawless exposure and pristine pov.

Well done and best regards,

Hi Liliana....
The polarizer filter is very effective here......
Superb composition...
Like candy for the eyes......

Belle photo, des couleurs éclatantes, et la statue se démarque merveilleusement bien entre les montagnes. Bonne compo, belle image. Bravo.

What a beautiful place. The colours are just grand. I love the blues and greens here and of course, the lovely cloud formations. Nice shot!

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 996 W: 54 N: 31] (5769)
  • [2009-01-19 22:50]

Intéressant utilisation du contraste.
Bonne journée.

Hola Lili.Increible composicion y colores.Me ha gustado muchor ese primer plano de la piscina,esa sensacion de movimiento que tiene el agua.Tambien me ha llamado mucho la atencion las nubes,dando asi una sensacion de profundidad.Que te voy ha decir!para mi eres una pedazo de artista!!Saludos desde Menorca.Javier Saavedra.

Hi Liliana,

The statue in the foreground is framing well the scenery. The different tints of colors of the scenery are assets to the composition. The point of view takes our eyes toward the mountains in the background which is giving depth to the photo. The intensity of the light is enhancing the colors of the scenery. Have a nice day.


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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2009-02-01 11:22]

Lovely place and excellent
composition of the sculpture. And very nice and different blue tones.
Wow, I want to be there right now!!! :)


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  • prfry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 60 N: 142] (727)
  • [2009-02-02 0:49]

Hi Lili,
I just love the beautiful vibrant colours in this picture! The blue of the water and of the sky, and the bright greens are just stunning. The clarity is excellent and you have captured the ripples of the water well. The texture of the clouds are also amazing. Very well composed to have the sculpture framed on either side by the mountains. Well done!

Hello liliana !

I have been away from TL for some time, therefore missed a klot of works. I see you are not posting much yourself lately (^_^). This thumbnail was certainly very eye-catching to me. I like specially the deep and rich saturated colors here . The various grades of blue are working fine together , and the water basin shape is completing very well the graphism in the scene. Smart POV also to ensure the statue is in front of the open valley instead of the mountains for better visibility.

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13322)
  • [2009-02-18 2:05]

Amazing view with great colours and point of view!
janek kloss

Hello, Lili!

Very nice, well-composed and sharp postal card!

Hello Liliana! Wonderful work. Good composition. Excellent sculpture, beautiful landscape, fantastic clouds. Original picture. Good luck!

hello Liliana
extreme colors,
beautiful glance and composition,
pasion with color,pasion for such glance in the world,
beautiful result

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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2009-03-02 17:39]

That´s something special, that´s beautiful!
Bravo, Liliana !
Kind regards,

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2009-03-04 7:33]

Hi Liliana,
Looks like paradise on earth!The colours are so vibrant and the colours spell binding. Wish I was there. Picture postcard material!

Hello Liliana,

Great POV, wonderful colors and an excellent job!
Congratulations and TFS.

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  • pemi71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 501 W: 13 N: 58] (2673)
  • [2009-03-28 14:35]

Hello Ljiljana ,
bravo for 200 !


Hi Liliana
Wonderful shot, I really love it
Great work

Helo Lili,

Wonderful pov !
You always made fantastic shot .
This blue composition is well managed. I like the light and contrast.
Blue, blue from Lugano. Lovely sky too.

Beautiful postcard

Best regards

very beutiful place nice colors and the clouds specially the right cloud looks like a dragon in the sky. nicely composed shot.


chill out! how i love this capture! i wanna go vacation soon
thanks .,u ve just inspire me

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-06-15 14:41]

Hi Dear Liliana,
amazing work.So effective.I liked blue tones and light so much.TFS.Necla.

The blues really ping from the screen, beautiful backdrop of hills and clouds, but that water looks divine.

Buna Lili,
Aceasta compozitie as putea-o numi "Vis de vacanta", cu apa, munti la orizont, cerul e perfect.
Foarte frumoasa imagine, pe gustul meu.
Toate cele bune,

Amazing picture! It seems to me pure and natural.
The blues are wonderful! Good POV. Congratulations for this beautiful work!

Bonjour Liliana.
Un passage en Suisse qui a donné une belle photo aux couleurs parfaitement lumineuses et bien contrastées.
Bonne journée.

Outstanding composition! I like the way you have used the shapes you have used for composing this image! Nice shades of blue!

wow lili... what great colors and great shot for this amazing place ... great composition .. well done .. great shot ..best regards harout.

Like the blue on water.. the blue on sky is a little oversaturated for my tastes..

Preciosa imagen de este bello lugar que es uno de los sitios donde tengo pensado ir ,excelente colorido y luz , bien encuadrado y nitido , una composicion muy agradable , felicidades
Buen trabajo
un saludo

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