April 18, 2015

April 18, 2015

Lavender Avenue

Photograph by Jeff Berkes, National Geographic Your Shot

While traveling in Tuscany last summer, Your Shot member Jeff Berkes wanted to experience the culture and vibe of each of its small towns. “I came across this bicycle in Montepulciano, Italy, and the color palette was the first thing that caught my attention—the yellows and purples just stood out to me,” he writes. “I also loved the difference in the type of light there, the direct light on the bike, and the cooler color temperatures of the shaded corridor in the background.”

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13 comments
James Heath
James Heath

Interesting.subject, pleasing perspective, artistic composition, perfect lighting, assorted textures, lush aesthetic colors.  Beautiful. So much more than a mere 'picture of a bicycle'. Photographs like this one once again remind me that I must intensify my attention to the world around me in order to recognize these extraordinary opportunities, and refine my ability to possibly create something like this when I do. Well done.

Yolanda Patterson
Yolanda Patterson

Elegance was the first thing that pops about this photograph!

Suchetana ghosh
Suchetana ghosh

 under the tuscan sky and on the lavender avenue,a bicycle awaits in its purple mystery.

Bev Hennager
Bev Hennager

The color is beautiful, like a painting.

Steve Mackey
Steve Mackey

Very nice. The colour contrast is excellent. Purples and yellows go so well together.

Reynaldo Reyes
Reynaldo Reyes

Wonderful composition and the colors are indeed striking with the details on the bike and surrounding shown with commendable clarity and sharpness.  Great job.  

Linda S.
Linda S.

Love this shot - the interplay of color, light and shade.

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