When I give directions to my home they usually involve details like "make a left at the bank...then follow until the restaurant and make a right." Imagine living in Roma..."take a right at the coliseum and follow until you hit the next 1000 year old landmark..."
I was amazed by the way this city is literally overflowing with things to see. I admit, I was awe struck.
Anyway, regarding the photo. This is sort of the sister photo to the "tourism" shot that I posted a while back. I find that shooting landmarks is quite dfficult. Everyone has seen a million pictures of them already. How can you shoot it and keep it interesting. Here I started by shooting in b/w. Then I attempted to make the true subject of the frame the speeding traffic which seems to race by the site 24 hours a day.
As always...comments, critique, suggestions and ridicule are warmly received.
PEACE to you all,
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Clementi (52514) 2007-08-14 9:20
bellissimo il pov dal ponte pedonale , ottima foto con una buona nitidezza.
michiels (4170) 2007-08-14 11:56
I like the idea of putting the old part (colosseum) and the new part (cars) together in one photo. The b&w is also a good choice, but there is something that keeps bothering me... maybe the part with the cars too big, ... i will try a workshop, if i find something that suits me i will post it ;))) hope you don't mind ,it's just an idea.
bonovox (145) 2007-08-31 14:54
hey there! you did it again
love the spirit with the new modern - infront of the great old history part. Perfect in black and white.
Very well done! personal.
take care and go on taking great photos!
Kevin64 (138) 2008-05-07 8:02
Hey J. I love your use of crisp texture. It's a consistent style of your shots and it transforms the shot into something more. You are right about the difficulty in shooting things that have been shot a million times but your decision to use B/W as well as to make the modern road a part of the composition enhances it in a new way. I am also particularly drawn to the street lamp echoing the shape of the arched window in the upper right quadrant. It has a baroque flourish that I like.
BTW, No new shots since Aug '07 !? I (and some others) would love to see your latest stuff. I've been away myself for a bit but I'm back and hope you will come out and play.