This is one of Naples' busiest hubs, the Piazza Triete e Trento. It is situated next to my favourite piazza in all of Italy, the Piazza del Plebiscito, at the convergence of Via Chiaia, Toledo and San Carlo. In the background you can see the Galleria Umberto, the internal dome of which I have previously uploaded many photos. On the far right of the frame is the Teatro San Carlo. I took this photo standing outside the Gambrinus Caffé.
This is a view of the Galleria Umberto from the inside: Core Nnapulitan
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ourania (21432) 2013-07-09 8:08
Ciao cara Lisa,
per quanto riguarda la parte tecnica, la monocromia, la profondita', la nitidezza e l' illuminazione sono stupende. L' architettura e' magnifica e la presenti in modo grafico accattivante. Oltre l' architettura e la luce ci sono inclusi altri aspetti interessanti e caratteristici della vita quotidiana. Mi piace tanto la dolcezza della luce e la chiarezza nell' ombra, il senso di movimento continuo e come le auto, la vespa e le persone seguono prospettive che si convergono e ci portano nello sfondo. Lavoro eccezionale, complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona giornata,
EstudioChispa (1846) 2013-07-09 8:11
What a superb demonstration of monochrome and contrast to capture and convey architectural detail! Your chosen POV gives great effect to the curved facade just right of center. The low-angle sunlight (morning, as you are exiting a cafe?) can be both friend and foe, no? It adds great definition to the architectural details, but I can also imagine that the swath of shadow on the street, from the left into the middle of the frame, may have been a challenge in processing. I love the contextual cues -- the scooter, the people, and (for better or worse, I'm a "car guy") the cars.
Good fotos show us places. Great fotos take us there. I can smell the coffee... :-)
timecapturer (40248) 2013-07-09 8:15
lovely monochrome shot of this Naples Piazza. Full of all things Italian and wonderfully textured and detailed architectural elegance. Like it a lot.
Royaldevon (23410) 2013-07-09 9:02
Ciao Cara Lisa,
This is a very busy place. I like how you have captured its sense of activity and its vibrance! Fine lead lines and excellent sharp details are further pluses.
A fine b&w shot!
My warm regards,
ikeharel (46976) 2013-07-09 9:17
The chosen B&W is making justice to the scene, very agreeable due to the strong daylight, Lisa.
details well enhanced, gave a beautiful texture of the archi.-details on the piazza.
Well collected the movement on the cars, and lovely with the people sit and enjoy the piazza action.
Mi piacce l'immagine,
Romano46 (14496) 2013-07-09 9:41
una Napoli autentica e viva quanto mai alla quale si addice a meraviglia il bianco e nero come ai vecchi film di Totō.
Ma i tuoi non sono mai bianco e nero qualsiasi, ma sempre versasi di varia umanitā e tecnicamente perfetti nella scala dei grigi, da quella gran professionista che sei.
Un altro grande centro che si aggiunge alle altre eccellenti foto che hai colto in Italia nei tuoi viaggi.
Un caro saluto
Silvio1953 (109295) 2013-07-09 12:06
Ciao Lisa, favoloso bianco e nero, ma qui oltre alla tecnica, sempre eccellente, ci hai messo il tuo cuore di guagliona, bela scenadi vita quotidiana, magnifico il collocamento della moto in primo piano, bravissima, un caro abbraccio Silvio
carlo62 (22341) 2013-07-09 13:48
questa non č una foto di Napoli, ma una vista al microscopio delle tue vene....
photoray (7942) 2013-07-09 17:35
Interesting the motor scooter appears to be enjoying the plazza scenery also. I am especially attracted to the architecture a blending of different classical styles, and would love to venture inside. And the 'feel' is much older by your monochrome view.
PS: For my moon shot I used the highest magnification on my 70-200 mm zoom lens with a 2x teleconverter. Then cropping the final frame, increases the moon's size also.
emka (67299) 2013-07-09 21:49
ciao cara Lisa,
beautiful photo from your beloved Napoli. It doesn't look so busy here. nicely composed photo, interesting to see the dome of the Galleria. nice inclusion of some relaxing people. great choice of black and white, creating the atmosphere of the old times. Perfect sharpness.
I see how you terribly miss it!
jjcordier (69571) 2013-07-09 22:24
Jolie version noir et blanc de cette belle place de Naples. Belle palette de tons gris.
Sonata11 (31881) 2013-07-09 22:35
Hi dear Lisa,
Very beautiful snapshot of architecture and daily life scene in B&W color. Fantastic capture and great management of light, sharpness, clarity, POV. Perfectly well done.
SnapRJW (26088) 2013-07-09 23:27
Hello dear Lisa - This really deserves to be seen full screen as the fine detailing would become all the more visible thus. Wonderful monochrome, I presume you used Silver Efex, I now have a copy and have begun to see what a powerful tool it can be. Here you have such a good grey scale and a shot packed with texture, the architecture is sensitively rendered. Of course the original shot is well composed with the spacious FG peppered with both pedestrians and vehicles forming a subtle inverted 'V' shape directing the viewer to the buildings in the rear. Nicely done! Warm regards Rosemary
fabbs99 (13507) 2013-07-10 6:56
Great presentation in B&W.The piazza looks awesome with these classic buildings standing tall in the BG.Very appealing and attractive composition. Well done.
Enjoy a good evening,
baddori (19153) 2013-07-11 6:19
Quanti tesori hai immortalato e cntinui a presentare .... il 2009 che anno.
Sono passati 5, per me un'eternitā che mi allunga i ricordi . Brava ottimo BW con il sapore della maturitā che da la padronanza del BW .
mkamionka (28031) 2013-07-11 7:51
beautiful view of the Neapolitan street life. I like the effect which you have achieved with the B&W conversion. It feels like an old photo except for the modern cars. The light was great with long shades. Lovely atmosphere.
I have to go there someday. I guess we stick to the Europe anyway for several years now with the small baby so we may have a chance to go there.
Noel_Byrne (16219) 2013-07-11 8:15
Your black and white treatment here is absolutely perfect for this scene! This looks so iconic and typically Italian and is a really magical shot. I have great appreciation for the fine archi
Texture as well as the buzz of daily life. The couple sitting on the lower right look very pleased with themselves, I can see why. Even in B&w the weather looks glorious.
Best wishes from sunny Ireland (30 degrees yesterday!!)
krzychu30 (14378) 2013-07-12 10:30
finally weekend,so will try to catch up with your latest pictures.
This one attracted my attention immediately after opening your gallery.First of all-itīs in B&W(I donīt want to repeat myself but you donīt give me a choice:)
itīs really a pleasure to see your monochrome treatment!
Secondly you were able to capture and convey here unique atmosphere of Naples.
Wish You a nice weekend
macjake (48349) 2013-07-13 9:56
what a scene this is eh!?
I love how the buildings just pop! its almost like going through one of those pop-up-books LOL
The only thing i'm disappointed about is I was hoping to see more classic cars, beat-up junkers - just to give it even MORE of a classic look, but thats being too hopeful I suppose :)
Its easy to see why you Love Naples as much as you do.
Hope you get to re-visit this place again soon :)
great monochrome shot with the architecture and activity
bayno (18340) 2013-07-13 23:23
Cara Lisa sai che sono un amante dei B&W e questo č proprio ben fatto, molti elementi ma senza nessun disturbo, belle le tonalitā ed č quasi nulla la distorsione della lente, sharp al top e una bella piazza vitale e pulsante nonostante il caldo....
mirosu (10186) 2013-07-14 7:53
Excellent town monochrome snapshot in superb light and clarity. Brilliant work indeed. Greetings, Miro.
kordinator (14805) 2013-07-17 0:55
Beautiful view of the Neapolitan street life in black & white format.
Perfect lighting and texture of the building.
Gigidusud (11649) 2013-07-17 4:43
Conosco bene questa piazza che mi piace molto anche a me. E un regalo per me di vedere questa bellissima foto in versione B&W. Complimenti e grazie!
jcpix (8350) 2013-07-20 19:26
I can't decide if it's the back & white treatment, the composition, or the comment suggested from Russ...but I'll echo that sentiment...this image takes us there! I get the sensation of standing right in the street, as if I were the one looking through the lens at this scene...what a wonderful job conveying the locale and its atmosphere!
Unfortunately I've never been to Naples, but from what I understand, you'd better have your head on a swivel to take a shot like this...the traffic is apparently relentless...one step the wrong direction and you might pull back a stump!? Even without color, I get the feeling of a warm glow to the setting here...the buildings basking in a yellowish/golden hue. Even with that, it still has a gritty appeal about it...a nice mixture of elements. Beauty shot! Have a great day.
tatadalou (4571) 2013-07-27 8:23
I love your choice of using black and white for this urban sight. I find it so much eye-catching. You show us so many things in this picture : traffic, people taking their time, terraces of cafes and the architectural beauty of this town.
adores (32170) 2013-08-01 15:16
A nice shot, really good in b&w! Seems a really beautiful square, with very interesting architecture. The cars passing and the people around add much life to the place.