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Memories of Tuscany: Afternoon Chat

Memories of Tuscany: Afternoon Chat
A meeting in the narrow streets of Volterra is the setting for this candid capture. The red top of the girl ties in well with the red geraniums and sun-shade. I must admit to liking the rustic tones of the walls here too in this light.

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Peter_Private_Box, Frans Schols, Jörg, fifi and 28 other people have particularly liked this photo


31 comments - The latest ones
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
An impressive place beautifully taken, Herb !
2 weeks ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
beautiful light here Herb.
2 weeks ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Géniale et absolument magnifique ..!
Bonne journée.
2 weeks ago.
 Nick Weall
Nick Weall club
Good memories Herb
2 weeks ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Nick Weall club
Yep sure are my friend.
2 weeks ago.
 TOZ
TOZ club
Another beautiful Image Herb excellent composition nicely balanced tones beautiful light nice job .
Regards TOZ
2 weeks ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to TOZ club
Thanks Toz, as you know i just love light like this.

Regards, Herb
2 weeks ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
The warm light on the stone looks lovely Herb. I like the moment you have captured with the people chatting and the flowers finish the picture beautifully. Cheers, Rosa.
2 weeks ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
A few good ingredients here Rosa -all helps of course. Glad you liked this mix.

Cheers, Herb
2 weeks ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
Great candid, Herb. I love the lighting and the majestic curve of the building. All the best, Joe
2 weeks ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Joe, Son of the Rock club
Glad you liked this one Joe. Italy has a lot to offer you.

Cheers, Herb
2 weeks ago.
 polytropos
polytropos club
Oh yes! Memories rise up! I've been in the Tuscany already 7 years ago. Some of my pictures also are here on IP.

Wonderful light and you got a nice curve of this alley in Volterra!
2 weeks ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to polytropos club
Once having visited this area, those memories never go. I see that you visited San Gimignano and this area and so you know full well its beauty. Glad you liked this and it brought back memories too.

Regards, Herb
2 weeks ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
A wonderful street scene in a terrific image Herb.
2 weeks ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Roger (Grisly) club
Good that you enjoyed this Roger.
2 weeks ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A very well composed street candid Herb.............the light on the walls and people is lovely! Besides the colour matching to the girls red top, I also like the old lamp high up on the wall - the light has caught the glass perfectly.
2 weeks ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Keith Burton club
I do like to take the odd candid photo Keith and this was a great little opportunity. The light overall was very nice as you have also noticed. Glad you liked it.

Cheers, Herb
2 weeks ago.
 Daniela Brocca
Daniela Brocca club
I would love to visit.
2 weeks ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Daniela Brocca club
Maybe you will get a chance sometime my friend.

Cheers, Herb
2 weeks ago.
 Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】 club
A very lively composition, remarkable work!
2 weeks ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Betty【ツ】 club
Thanks so much Betty.
2 weeks ago.
 Christa1004
Christa1004 club
The light of the afternoon sun on these old walls is just gorgeous.
2 weeks ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Christa1004 club
My pleasure to share such lighting Christa.

Cheers, Herb
2 weeks ago.
 Proxar
Proxar club
beautiful capture!
13 days ago.
 cammino
cammino club
Beautiful snapshot!
13 days ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Was this really taken today, Herb? If so, where are their masks? And even though they are standing about a metre apart, it doesn't look sufficient. But in Italy and Spain, where conversations are held within centimetres of one another, this must seem like about 10 metres in our terms!
13 days ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to Andy Rodker club
Haha, oh yes, I have flown out their, despite the C19 restrictions and come back to post this. No, as you know full well my friend, if a photo has been edited in certain ways, they sometimes loose their Exif resulting in today's date being posted as the date taken. I had in fact altered the border here. So taken in 2011 and i have altered the date now to reflect that. (I could have put next weeks date I suppose, showing meeting being normalised again :) I do take on board your observations about the way Spanish and Italians like to get up-close to talk! I take it you liked the picture as well.

Keep safe, Herb
13 days ago.
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
Scrumptious Herb'...... and the 'rustic tones' show up very nicely with the smack on angle of the sun down the alley... ''Hey ! I a geeve a you a yellow a star fora da' gooda' photo'
..... In Italian'.... Cheers from Dj..
13 days ago.
Herb Riddle club has replied to David G Johnson club
Always a real pleasure to see your sincere and often funny comments my friend. I thank-er you'a for the star-a too'a. (In my best Italian )

Cheers, Herb
13 days ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
A great street scene, Herb, with the curve of the street adding to the composition. As you noted, the tones all go well together.
13 days ago.
 Ecobird
Ecobird club
I love this street scene Herb. Nice light and shade, beautiful old buildings and I like the interaction between the young ladies.
12 days ago.

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