Church of Santa Maria della Pietà
Small temple site near Rocca Calascio, on the path that leads to Santo Stefano di Sessanio, is the church of Santa Maria della Pietà, built between the XVI and XVII century on the site where, according to legend, the local population had the better on a band of brigands.
Feature an octagonal dome with eight segments.
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lousat (81786) 2013-08-25 1:50
Ciao Silvio,lo scenario è bellissimo,la chiesa mi sembra un po' sgangherata,hai fatto una correzione della prospettiva in PP? Luogo bellissimo e cielo ideale per completare il dipinto.Buona Domenica e complimenti,Luciano
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-08-25 1:53
beautiful old church and really unique location of it-on the steepy slopes somewhere in the mountains.It´s nicely composed and people in the frame give good sense of scale for the church and at the same time bring some life to the scene.
Have a nice sunday
Royaldevon (33107) 2013-08-25 1:56
Ciao Caro Silvio,
Your photograph shows a splendid church with amazing views across the hills. You have included just a hint of the wild flowers, in the f/g, which assists in creating this immense sense of depth and softens an otherwise very austere landscape.
Excellent light control on this white building.
The figures prevent the church from seeming isolated and, also, give a good sense of scale.
Have a lovely Sunday,
jhm (143557) 2013-08-25 2:12
You show these church of "Santa Maria della Pietà" on a very nice way.
We get lovely details of the church with a nice decorative façade.
You did excellent addition the people this is perfect for the scale.
Very well composition and nice panoramic view about these area.
Excellent done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
snunney (89108) 2013-08-25 2:24
Fine capture of this impressive octagonal church, whose size we can assess from the presence of the visitors. Your point of view is well chosen to show us the architecture of the church and set it in context. A pleasantly lit image with very good colours and sharpness.
adidas5nb (5685) 2013-08-25 2:41
i really do like the whole set up.lovely pov and place.nice to include 2 humans in the frame.
limielski (0) 2013-08-25 2:42
I like such kind of photo and such places. I like hiking and many times I meet interesting objects in the mountains. Every time, they are diversities of the landscapes. Good shot and amazing atmosphere of this mountain landscape. TFS
Have a nice Sunday,
marabu61 (9391) 2013-08-25 3:23
It is amazing how men are building churches everywhere in the middle of nowhere. This is a fine example of such a church indeed. While the octagonal shape of the church is so typique, the front facade is reminding me more of a roman appartement block. The barren landscape around the church and the amazing sky add a lot the the charm of the scene.
have a great sunday
dta (71021) 2013-08-25 3:34
Ciao Silvio ,
A splendid church , superbly situated in a wild mountain lalndscape .
mirosu (15156) 2013-08-25 4:39
Superb view up to nice small church. The composition with nice white church and excellent deep DOF is excellent. I like to see that two men, adding nice life to the scene. Well done. Greetings, Miro
Sergiom (66377) 2013-08-25 4:58
Quelle belle église bâtie comme une forteresse au sommet de la colline et qui observe le paysage autour , presque au niveau des nuages. J'aime qu'elle soit décentrée pour nous permettre de voir au loin.
macondo (18623) 2013-08-25 5:09
A marvellous landscapes shot, even without the church and the people. What a sky! Beautiful Summer light you have captured and the photo has enormous depth to it. And of course it's a superb little church in this magnificent position. I like the inclusion of people around it. Well done.
rychem (27566) 2013-08-25 7:47
Interesting and original church beautifully shown against the far mountains, excellent light, beautiful composition
SnapRJW (31625) 2013-08-25 8:05
Hello Silvio - The white walls and high elevation of this church must make it visible for miles around. Situated here amongst the barren-looking mountains and against the marvelous cloudy sky it is a fine sight to see. Very well composed and executed shot and an unusual colour palette which I like very much. Warm regards rosemary
carlo62 (38134) 2013-08-25 10:00
la chiesa è molto famosa, ma sempre bella, grazie alla sua architettura e, soprattutto, al suo magnifico scenario.
Mi sa che Luciano ti ha rimandato a settembre si photoshop, io stò zitto, che neanche so cosa sia....
photoray (13450) 2013-08-25 11:07
Attractive renaissance architecture, especially the octagon format, and appearing perhaps more like a fortress than a church in a desolate countryside.
Fine resolution and natural color tones in your view,
Periko (3581) 2013-08-25 22:32
Beautiful small church of a strange style.
Light and colors are superb.
emka (85371) 2013-08-25 23:56
ciao Silvio, You visited amazing places and made much hiking. beautiful chapel in the middle of nowhere. Splendid presentation.
have a beautiful weekend
dkmurphys (52315) 2013-08-26 3:59
A fine attractive capture of this lonely isolated church. I like the spectacular view from the back.
Have a nice day.
Fis2 (89425) 2013-08-26 12:21
a very curious church.
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
I like it.
ourania (35916) 2013-08-26 13:45
com' e' intrigante questa architettura particolare. La superba nitidezza della tua foto ci permette di studiare ed ammirare la forma ed i dettagli con molto piacere. Il punto di vista dal alto ed il posizonamento della chiesa ci lascia anche la vista aperta sul vasto paesaggio e sul cielo drammatico che contrasta intensamente la brillantezza del sole. Mi piacciono molto anche i colori naturali. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona notte,
abmdsudi (46276) 2013-08-27 9:12
A very eyecatching contrast, the deep blue skiy brings out the white church's details so well with excellent shooting angle in brilliant tones, lighting and a beautiful classic composition with good human interaction. Good technical quality as usual, Congrats, TFS
Cricri (110709) 2013-08-27 9:48
Ciao ami Silvio
Bon cadrage de l'église qui permet d'apprécier aussi le paysage, splendide le ciel et la gestion de la lumière sur l'église blanche
jurek1951 (42194) 2013-08-28 0:50
a very spectacular photo of this interesting church, the POV is very attractive, great details and lights. Superb shot,
fabbs99 (16815) 2013-08-28 11:22
Great shot of the church.Good sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors. Very good management of light and sharpness.Nice composition with good light. Well done.
macjake (60698) 2013-09-03 12:50
always a pleasure to re-visit your gallery, and this one somehow got past me.
its amazing how the church seems to be sitting out in no man's land! lonely and all by itself.
I enjoy the photo for its feeling of solitude, the large clouds, and the landscape which seems to go on for infinity.
great subject for TE
adores (40444) 2013-09-07 13:32
Another really impressive place! This church is nice and the landscape around is fabulous. The big size lets us see lots of details. I also like the presence of the people.
korbee (6617) 2013-09-22 12:09
This I havent seen very much in Italy,lovely litlle church in the midlle of nowhere,Im glad the cloudy sky makes it extra interesting.
Ciao and a good evening from the Netherlands.