Seen whilst wandering the back streets of Bologna in Italy.
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.
The city, the first settlements of which date back to at least 1000 BC, has always been an important urban centre, first under the Etruscans (Velzna/Felsina) and the Celts (Bona), then under the Romans (Bononia), then again in the Middle Ages, as a free municipality. For one century it was the fifth largest European city based on population.
Home to the oldest university in the world, University of Bologna, founded in 1088, Bologna hosts thousands of students who enrich the social and cultural life of the city. Famous for its towers and lengthy arcades, Bologna has a large well-preserved historical centre thanks to a careful restoration and conservation policy which began at the end of the 1970s on the heels of serious damage done by the urban demolition at the end of the 19th century as well as that caused by war.
An important cultural and artistic centre, its importance in terms of landmarks can be attributed to its homogeneous mixture of monuments, buildings and architectural styles as well as works of art which are the result of a first class architectural and artistic history.
Bologna is also an important transportation crossroad for the roads and trains of Northern Italy, where many important mechanical, electronic and nutritional industries have sited their headquarters. According to the most recent data gathered by the European Regional Economic Growth Index (E-REGI) of 2009, Bologna is the first Italian city and the 47th European city in terms of its economic growth rate.
Bologna is also home to prestigious cultural, economic and political institutions as well as one of the most impressive trade fair districts in Europe. In 2000 it was declared European capital of culture and in 2006, a UNESCO “city of music”. Bologna is also one of the wealthiest cities in Italy, often ranking as one of the top cities in terms of quality of life in the country: in 2011 it ranked 1st out of 107 Italian cities.
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mirosu (16273) 2013-12-21 1:07
Excellent view through the gate. I like the nice symmetrical arrangement. All in very good light and excellent focusing.
Wish you a very nice weekend.
ROADS IN SWISS ALPS
carlo62 (54986) 2013-12-21 1:17
questo cancello è un'opera d'arte, finemente lavorato, come un merletto.
Ottima esposizione, sono ben visibili anche i particolari interni.
delpeoples (59774) 2013-12-21 2:11
Now this is a lovely little fund, amazing how no matter how often you see a city, or think you know it, others will always see it differently and make some wonderful discoveries. Excellent light management here, the wrought iron creating beautiful shapes and effects on the light. The golden hues are delightful.
Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-21 2:23
like the light in this shot. It is beautifully managed and adds to the intrigue and beauty of this image. It is a tantalising and captivating study. Well done!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-21 3:18
mi piace molto come hai inquadrato il cancello, mettendo a fuoco su di esso, ma senza trascurare quanto c'è dietro di esso che appare, ma non disturba il fine ricamo del metallo.
Hai saputo dosare molto bene la luce e la foto fa la sua bella figura nel nuovo grande formato.
Ciao, buona giornata e buon fine settimana
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-12-21 4:13
Hello Stephen - You've managed the challenging light very well here as detail is retained in the gate when it could so easily be captured as a silhouette. Wonderfully decorative swirls and whirls and pleasant warm tones contribute to the success of this lovely composition. Warm regards rosemary
jhm (160023) 2013-12-21 5:16
I like this wonderful iron fence in foreground.
What a lovely artwork, through all these decorative forms an excellent craftsmanship
Wonderful composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
I wish you and your family a very nice Merry Christmas.
Sergiom (88317) 2013-12-21 6:03
J'aime beaucoup cette composition, car j'en ai postée une semblable il y a quelques années de la même ville.J'aime l'aspect fermé et ouvert à la fois de cette superbe porte en fer forgé.J'aime beaucoup l'arrière plan.
Noel_Byrne (33634) 2013-12-21 6:10
it is amazing what can be found wandering the back streets! A beautiful piece of iron work and a perfectly composed shot with excellent symmetry. The light shining brightly through the top of the gate makes that part look like a glimmering crown. I have to wonder what lies beyond a gate like this, when the gate is worth more than my car, it must be something nice :)
all the best
Fis2 (106408) 2013-12-21 9:11
Good frame and colors.
Difficult light, good job.
I like it.
Have a nice sunday
Silvio1953 (152991) 2013-12-21 9:24
Ciao Stephen, great view of fantastic entrance, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
macjake (72555) 2013-12-21 10:36
beautiful and very elegant! Elegance is surely the main adjective to use here.
Love how the black iron looks and presents itself against the illuminated backdrop. Suits the scene very well.
pierrefonds (71137) 2013-12-21 17:01
La distance entre la grille et l'arche en arrière-plan donne de la profondeur à la composition. la prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de la grille. Bonne soirée.
Cricri (125878) 2013-12-23 13:28
Un cadrage parfait comme les détails de cette porte fermé tout en laissant une vue sur la cour, un effet de contre jour qui met bien en valeur la décoration des portes en fer
ikeharel (78317) 2013-12-28 2:44
Good morning Stephen,
Fine clear view through the black iron gate, and under the arch.
Excelent idea, well applied with the addition of some green and red to the prominent baige and yellow typical tones.
Recently I saw a similar gate view in Carlo's photos: this one.
Good weekend and good year-end,
ourania (51079) 2014-01-07 8:39
the art and craftsmanship gone into the manufacture of this gate are amazing and you have offered us the opportunity to admire its beauty in a well composed and superbly defined photo. You managed lighting and contrasts very skillfully, the observation of the gate is pleasant, the background comprehensible, the play of shades and the colours so atmospheric. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (106533)
- 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, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-21 0:19