When the sky is uninteresting then black-and-white is a good solution, especialy when the place has such an mediaeval look like here. Have you ever seen such a pavement? I found it marvelous. It is the same square (or rather triangle :) as in my previous shot, just the opposite direction. The churches there were very interesting.
Santo Stefano is a complex of religious edifices in the city of Bologna, Italy. Located in the eponymous square, it is locally known as Sette Chiese ("Seven Churches").
According to tradition, it was built by Saint Petronius, who was bishop of the city during the 5th century, over a temple of the goddess Isis. The church of St. John the Baptist (or of the Holy Crucifix) dates from the 8th century, while that of the Holy Sepulchre from the 5th (renovated in the 12th century), as well as that of San Vitale ed Agricola (renovated in the 8th and 11th centuries). A 13th century portico known as "Pilatus' court" connects the other buildings to the church of the Holy Trinity (13th century).
See WS, there is an very interesting detail there and a courtyard.
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jasmis (57906) 2009-04-23 1:46
Emka z ludźmi i w B&W. A jednak świat jest piękny.
saxo042 (37724) 2009-04-23 1:48
Interesting pattern in the pavement here and a very good composition. I guess you are right, this B&W is probably the best choice to deal with a grey sky. Also interesting WS:s!
Fellini (6407) 2009-04-23 5:09
Yes, indeed, b/w is a very good solutions!
Wonderful POV and great lighting adjustment...the contrast and the wet on the paviment are really impressive.
PS: when it rains can be walked also without umbrella, Bologna is coveralls connected from porches...
ophelcia (0) 2009-04-23 7:35
Wszystkie drogi prowadzą do...
CZB pani z parasolem - porusza atmosferę:)
darek1978 (13361) 2009-04-23 9:28
Ja za Goska- pani z parasolka wnosi duzo dobrego w ten brzydki, deszczowy (akurat taki jak widze za oknem) dzien. Zdjecie ma klimat a B&W jest jak najbardziej wskazane tutaj.
Clementi (52514) 2009-04-23 11:54
molto belle queste linee che accompagnano la vista verso questa chiesetta. ottima la scelta del bianco e nero.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-04-23 13:37
Czesc Malgorzata! Ciekawa fotografia czarno-biala, interesujaca architektura, intrygujaca sylwetka kobiety z parasolem. Ciekawa praca, nie ma co. Klaniam sie!
tedesse (25133) 2009-04-23 14:12
Dobry POV i kompozycja.
Interesujacy kadr w B&W.
Ladna architektura,dobra ostrosc.
Fis2 (90859) 2009-04-23 14:36
Dzisiaj zmiana klimatu, przejscie w czarno-bialy swiat.
U Ciebie rzadkosc ale mi sie tez podoba.
A zdjecie ma klimat jak z przed lat...
Booz (14347) 2009-04-23 23:30
jakby zrobione 40 lat temu - super klimat gosiu
Enzo63 (1572) 2009-04-24 5:03
I see you're way around Italy and are able to capture truly beautiful images of our city and showed a really excellent eye
holmertz (45936) 2009-04-24 10:33
Part of the credit for this picture goes to the architects and city planners of Bologna, but you also deserve praise for chosing a place that gives us a fine perspective, with the three lines connecting us with the old basilica and the neighbouring streets. I agree it's a good idea to "hide" the dull sky by showing this in black and white.
cobra112 (15589) 2009-04-26 5:04
Hi Margherita. Excellent BW and very good perspective in amazing POV. Well done.
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-04-27 10:13
Ola Malgorzata ,
Linda foto a preto e branco , muito bonitas estas linhas desenhadas no chão de pedra , muito bonitos os detalhes de arquitectura da igreja de fundo , bonitos tons de cinza, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
JanD (0) 2009-04-27 10:47
Interesujaca praca. Brak wyrazistego nieba powoduje, ze uwaga nasza skupia sie na architekturze. Ciekawe miejsce pokazujesz.
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (87538)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2009-04-02
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork, Event
- Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2009-04-23 1:34