Piazza Maggiore is the principal square in the city of Bologna, Italy. It was established in its present appearance the 15th century. It is surrounded by some magnificent architecture including the Palazzo dei Banchi, Palazzo dei Notai, the Palazzo d'Accursio, the Palazzo del Podestà and the Basilica of San Petronio.
Bologna is the largest city and capital of Emilia-Romagna Region in Northern Italy. It is the seventh most populous city in Italy, located in the heart of a metropolitan area officially recognized by the Italian government as a città metropolitana of about one million.
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Fis2 (85515) 2013-12-16 0:53
Good frame and colors.
I like cupola.
Have a nice day
Romano46 (18450) 2013-12-16 2:08
una Piazza Maggiore molto ben ripresa e rappresentata nella migliore delle maniere. Non solo la luce è eccellente per la ripresa e aiuta a rappresentare al meglio l'architettura della Piazza, ma la stessa presenza della ragazza in bicicletta aiuta a ricordare come questo mezzo sia il sistema di locomozione più diffuso nella città.
Ottime composizione, nitidezza ed illuminazione.
Ciao, buona giornata e buon inizio di settimana
Royaldevon (29591) 2013-12-16 2:23
Isn't it great how cities have these huge open spaces, they add so much to the sense of freedom, ambience! You have nicely back-stopped the shot with the right angled buildings, to keep our attention in this wonderful space.
The cyclist is important to your composition, strongly placed and providing the link for perspective. Did you patiently wait or was this an opportune moment?
Have a lovely day,
SnapRJW (31137) 2013-12-16 2:25
The spaciousness of the piazza is well captured in this composition Stephen. I like the architectural details with the neat arched facades present on both buildings. The girl with bicycle add the perfect compositional touch giving both scale and human interest. Nicely done! Warm regards Rosemary
trevormoffiet (3112) 2013-12-16 2:57
Your architectural images are immediately attractive to me when you include the people (the daily life component) in the way you have done here. That girl with the bicycle, perfectly placed within the frame, makes this image stand out for me. Great shot.
mirosu (13806) 2013-12-16 3:56
I think that you spent some time studying composition and wisely waited for the lady with the bicycle to fill the foreground without big crowd around. The framing is spot on - you have positioned the lady nicely on the left side and the houses with street coffee in top BG, in this way you have created excellent balance and harmony. The top part is well filled with cloudy sky. In this way all the elements in this photo are excellently balanced. I like this photo a lot. Well done my friend.
timecapturer (48740) 2013-12-16 4:29
like this shot, on a day where the inclusion of humans is a hot topic, this is one where the inclusion balances and adds to the image perfectly. A gloriously chosen POV with exquisite detail and also a tangible sense of scale too. Superb!
Have a good week - B.
Sergiom (60070) 2013-12-16 5:18
J'aime beaucoup le cadrage de cette superbe place. La cycliste est superbement placée dans l'image qui jouit d'une superbe lumière. L'ensemble est très profond et d'une grande netteté.
Didi (56889) 2013-12-16 9:18
Nice point of view on the place with an interesting lateral perspective of the building on left
Very good lights ambiance
carlo62 (32793) 2013-12-16 15:15
la piazza è resa molto ampia dalla tua prospettiva e mantiene le effettive proporzioni.
Molto bella la tua composizione, con il cielo splendido e la signora con la bici.
pierrefonds (56987) 2013-12-16 17:08
L'étendue de la Pizza donne de la profondeur à la composition. La présence des gens ajoute de la vie à la scène. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs des immeubles. La bonne luminosité met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.
Noel_Byrne (24269) 2013-12-17 2:13
Incredible clarity and light, and indeed point of view to create the brilliant sensation of depth in this fine shot. The architecture of the buildings is a joy, and they are very imposing, while the inclusion of the woman with the bike puts a perfect human element and aspect of scale to the scene. Really nicely done.
emka (78918) 2013-12-17 7:32
Very nice this series from Bologna. Impressive presentation of this big square. Nice shot in sunny day, lively atmosphere. Only one bike here! Ferrara seemed to me like Beijing, with nine million bicycles :).
Silvio1953 (122215) 2013-12-17 13:36
Ciao Stephen, great perspective on beautiful square, fantastic colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
fabbs99 (16167) 2013-12-17 19:57
Beautiful town square looking exceptionally well with surrounding grand buildings.The presence of the girl with the bike adds charm to the scene.Very well done,TFS.
delpeoples (53009) 2013-12-18 5:24
Again, I only have this view during a very fuzzy Blue Hour and unsteady shot due to my 7 year old nephew trying to hug me the whole time, so this one is so beautiful and refreshing to see. (Although I love cuddling my little nephew). Beautiful crisp colours, excellent compo and I love the placement of the bicycle and the shadow in the foreground right corner.
subhendu_bagchi (25727) 2013-12-19 3:01
namaste, it is a superb capture indeed with the picturesque square at middle. Great light and nice sharpnes. Like little boy with his cycle. Superb composition. Tfs.
Cricri (106327) 2013-12-19 3:50
Très belle présentation de cette merveilleuse place avec deux bâtiments intéressant, bon POV, lumière et ambiance, bon cadrage de la personne avec son vélo et de son ombre
annjackman (19603) 2013-12-21 3:01
You have some lovely pictures from this old city. This one emphasises the huge space of some of the Italian piazzas. I would love to be sitting at that café in warm weather! The lady and her bicycle are perfectly placed in the frame and enlivens the whole composition.
Kind Regards, Ann
npecanhuk (65500) 2013-12-22 4:56
Beautiful and attractive street photograph!
The lady with ther bike is a highlight here!
Composition is my favorite feature in this one!
TFS - congrats,
ourania (31029) 2013-12-23 8:51
such a fine and pleasing composition. I like very much how you've combined the perspective with the background and the cyclist, offering us a rewarding frame full of interest. Our glance makes a deep round and returns to the cyclist, the first focal point we've encountered. Daily life, architectural details and gorgeous sky give us so much to study. Clarity is excellent, details and colours very natural, vivid and delightful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a very Merry Christmas,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (83769)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-16 0:06