Challenge: Art of 2013 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Location: Corniglia - Cinque Terre Italy
Date: Oct 11, 2013
Galleries: Candid, Street
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2014
|I had about a dozen shots to chose from, then I asked someone to help me choose and this was the outcome, I agreed it was a worthy one as well.
I took this in Cinque Terre as we were about to jump on the coach to take us to the train station to head off to our next destination. It was really a snapshot,(terrible isn't it :) and I had this in mind for the 'windows' challenge, but thought it was more about the woman than the window so I didn't enter it, mind you then I did enter a shot with a man in it ha! I know I'm weird.
I really loved Cinque Terre, 5 towns perched on a mountain off the beautiful coast of Italy. This was Corniglia the town we stayed at. This woman whom I don't know of course, seemed to me a little sad, she was watching all the commotion down below in the small town square, the meeting place of most locals. I did notice that the mood in general of the Italians is quite somber, almost melancholy. I think the recession has done that to them (sorry Alex I'm sure you're not like that), or maybe they're just sick of all the tourists and just want their little town back, but if it wasn't for us they would be worse off!
I did get to talk to a local, that was my goal. She had some sad stories to tell, and I left bawling my eyes out, I know I'm such a sook.
I look at the town, and can't imagine anyone living there their whole life, but that local did, it was fascinating to here.
I mean where do their children kick a football, where do they play tennis! There are a few kids in the towns, just like there is in Venice, another place I find difficult to see how they raise kids. We were raised on quite generous properties where kids could run, kick a ball, and climb. But I guess the children find other ways to amuse themselves in these little towns, and I guess there's worst things in life that could happen to a child, so I shouldn't preoccupy myself with such issues.
Anyway I highly recommend you put Cinque terre on your list of to do things in Italy quaint, colorful, interesting and the sunsets are to die for.
Top ten is my goal for this, I somehow have achieved that in every art's challenge since I've joined.
Outtakes and yes I had a lot more
Just glad it made the TT.