ENGLISH: This is the Old Boat at the foot of the Spanish Steps. Behind the boat you can see the old palazzo where the English poet John Keats lived and died. He is buried in the Protestant Cemetery not far away. The house itself is now a museum dedicated to the Romantic Writers and houses one of the largest collections of Romantic literature and manuscripts. It was bought by a trust in 1903 dedicated to preserving the legacy of these great writers.
ITALIANO: Questa e' la Vecchia Barcaccia nella Piazza di Spagna. Dietro la barca potete vedere il palazzo del poeta inglese John Keats.
La foto e' stata preso nella compagnia di Giorgio (Clementi) e Vinicio.
17m using 17-40mm lens
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tyro (15805) 2012-04-29 4:10
What fabulous depth you have achieved with this picture! And such a refreshingly different view of the Spanish Steps than those we are more used to seeing.
A very difficult picture to take at the time considering the poor light and the fact that this place is always seething with people, you have managed exceedingly well with exquisite sharpness from the boat in the foreground to all the details of Keats's house set against a beautiful blue sky and beyond. The litle stream of water emanating from the front of the boat surely anchors the whole composition beautifully.
A wonderful photograph and an interesting note too. I see the name "Byron" on the front of the building - does that have any significance?
JanH (864) 2012-04-29 4:21
Great photograph. You must have a steady hand!
You created a lot of depth; the Fg is wonderful with lot of sharpness. Beautiful light and colors.
Jeppo (17635) 2012-04-29 4:26
roma is always so fascinating.
a good friend o'mine spent almost a year in rome when he was serviceman in the carabinieri and he said: "you can stay there even all life long but rome is always able to surprise you"
ikeharel (44279) 2012-04-29 5:10
Not an easy task taking such a night scenery, and the result is fairly good - this time I'd like to suggest a crop just above the "Byron" sign, concetrating on the magnnificent fontana and boat, over people heads (always crowded there), leaving the rest for imagination. That's becouse the notable lense-distortion with the hight of the edifice, from this POV.
The light and contrast handled marvelously - as always.
have a nice week ahead.
Sergiom (45810) 2012-04-29 6:12
What a pleasure to sit on those steps. It is full of people all day long.You give us a different point of view under a very special light.As I recall, the street in front of those steps is full of very good little restaurants.
Have a nice day
chrisvek (6995) 2012-04-29 6:25
Great shoot with superb lightning.Very good details and great POV.Well done.TFS
dale54 (5751) 2012-04-29 7:35
lisa hi,wonderfull work and super shot.very good night shot,really fantastic light and color! great stuff! tfs! dr
Sonata11 (31299) 2012-04-29 8:05
marvellous captured of this beautiful night time. Wonderful composition with framed and perfectly manage this light with beautiful colors, sharpness, super clarity of so many fabulous details. I love the beautiful picture. Fantastic shot of this architecture and the interesting fountain. Excellent work.
Best regards and have a nice Sunday.
carlo62 (19701) 2012-04-29 9:01
una piazza di Spagna diversa, senza la classica scalinata e con luci molto particolari, bella idea e ben realizzata.
jjcordier (67540) 2012-04-29 9:22
Une heure bleue aux très belles couleurs et un point de vue particulier mettant l'accent sur la fontaine. Une photo originale de cet endroit très très fréquenté!
Royaldevon (21655) 2012-04-29 11:37
What a way to 'hit' a viewer with that attractive, almost mesmerising f/g, as a precursor to the buildings and the crowds.
It is a fine 'Blue Hour' shot where the details of the light seem to shimmer on the water or emblazon the building and the poster.
My warm regards,
mauro61 (52545) 2012-04-29 12:15
ottima immagine in notturna con la barcaccia in FG e il palazzo che le fa da sfondo.
Mi piace la deformazione di quest'ultimo che lo lega bene con la vasca soggetto dell'immagine,
un abbraccio super :))
Ninello52 (7065) 2012-04-29 14:13
Bello l'effetto del tuo grandangolo che caratterizza la foto! Ottima scena notturna con bella luce e buona definizione! Brava! ottimo lavoro!
emka (64464) 2012-04-29 16:04
Lovely photo in your favorite pink colours. Unusual shot from the Spanish steps. Wonderful blue sky. The Museum there must be very interesting. How wonderful city Rome is, and many friends you can meet there. The boat in the fg looks interesting. I don't remember it from other photos.
Didi (51361) 2012-04-29 16:32
Belissima, nice view in the blue hour.
Interesting deep foreground in the blue hour.
sabermonajati (8323) 2012-04-29 21:07
you shot interesting form from building and light management skilful.
bayno (18338) 2012-04-29 21:51
Ciao Lisa, una veduta inedita della nostra Barcaccia, scatto notturno ma senza tripoid, bellissima ora blu che si rispecchia anche nell'acqua della fontana, nonostante tutto sei riuscita a dare un ottima profondità alla scena, gradevole anche la leggera distorsione della lente, sempre emozionante la mia Roma, ioo ho solo uno scatto della fontana, ma non mi soddisfa molto...per cui presto (lavoro permettendo) vorrei fare un giro serale a fare due scatti...per il momento spero presto di fotografare la tua bella terra...
timecapturer (37406) 2012-04-30 3:18
an inspired POV in this amazing composition. The atmosphere created here is so intriguing and the light adds a subtle beauty to this wonderful image. An imaginative and sublimely executed shot, full of such fascinating elements. An elegantly beautiful presentation. Excellent!
Have a great week - Brian.
Gigidusud (10408) 2012-04-30 3:30
Bellissima photo delle Piazza di Spagna ad ora blue.Eccelent POV.
PS:te ho dedicato la mia ultima foto di Cassis.
francio64 (38254) 2012-04-30 5:07
un POV differente dai soliti su questa Piazza.
Ho riconosciuto Piazza di Spagna, grazie alla fontana della Vecchia Barcaccia.
Belle le luci e i colori della Blue Hour.
Silvio1953 (105914) 2012-04-30 5:43
Ciao Lisa, con Giorgio e Vinicio, che io me ne ero andato fortuna che tu sei rimasta a far foto e così mi posso gusttare questra fantastica ora blu, bellissima l'inquadratura, fantastica esposizione, bel ricordo della nostra giornata romana, bravissima, ciao Silvio
photoray (6782) 2012-04-30 6:16
The Spanish Steps are crowded, and your light control places them in the dark and the mysterious boat fountain up close and personal.
And once again I am envious for your Italia travels. Do you have any Appian Way visions?
Dr. Pratt my LA State U., Roman history prof, recommended strolling the Appian Way the entire length, and stop to sip Pepsi. Of course, I would have to sip some Chianti.
mkamionka (27179) 2012-04-30 7:40
I remember the previous photo from the same POV but of the main theme of Spanish Steps.
It seems like in Rome you can basically turn a bit in every direction and always capture a spectacular view.
Great work here, I like the incredible fountain in the foreground and the slight deformation by the lens it results in a very interesting geometry.
ChrisJ (91360) 2012-04-30 8:09
A superb blue hour shot with good sharpness. That is half the battle won in low light conditions & a longer than usual exposure time. The people are still pretty sharp too with just a little motion blur of a few of them. I would add a little yellow & perhaps green. Seems to have a blue magenta colour cast on my monitor. But its not major & easily fixed in photoshop. I'm guessing about 15% yellow & 5% green. Might try a ws. Tfs!
abmdsudi (32685) 2012-04-30 8:15
Closeness of the boat is definitely a bonus adding strong impact to keep the main interest well in focus. Interesting description accompanying this shot, a beautifully taken lively image in excellent clarity, nice glow of the night shimmering through with good mix lightings. Nice pleasing shot Congrats.
Bluejeans (64243) 2012-04-30 11:23
Ola Lisa ,
Beleza a profundidade conseguida nesta tua foto com esta fonte em primeiro plano e o edifício de fundo , boa escolha pela blue hour , os detalhes ficaram muito bons , parece um lugar bem movimentado de pessoas , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
tedesse (24008) 2012-04-30 13:58
Wonderful view of the Old Boat at the foot of the Spanish Steps.
Excellent night shot, beautiful colours and good sharpness.
Have a nice Sunday
PecoBud (3824) 2012-04-30 14:05
Thank you for your funny comments about the monster that lives in the cave (thinking it was me).
I love the angle you've chosen to take this photo Lisa, it really gives it your personal touch and POV. Excellent light management and color saturation, and with crazy clarity as well. I like the night life look and your capture of the fountain. Just a sweet shot here Lisa, great job!!
TFS..........Your Friend from California...........Buddy
macjake (45818) 2012-05-01 0:34
We've seen this subject on TE many times, and of all the photos I don't think i have EVER seen a shot without alot of people sitting on those steps!
must be a sweet spot for people watching and just taking a break.
obliviously i'm going to enjoy the blue lighting, even the blues/purples in the water, and the architecture.
enjoy your day
see you around
berek (32071) 2012-05-02 9:15
Rome is my favorite city in the world. point of view and framing are very successful. beautiful blue time picture my friend.
I wish a good week.
ciakgiak (30385) 2012-05-02 14:26
davvero splendido il modo in cui sei riuscita a rendere originale un monumento simbolo di Roma.
Il POV scelto è perfetto, magnifica l'atmosfera dell'ora blu, luce e colori sono super.
Un caro abbraccio
fritzi007 (63) 2012-05-03 10:23
wunderschönes Motiv, perfekt fotografiert, gratuliere!
LOOOK13 (19046) 2012-05-03 14:22
Bravo, bravo, bravo.
npecanhuk (56434) 2012-05-04 5:59
Wonderful picture of that beautiful place in Rome!
Sharpness, management of light, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent here too!
TFS - congrats,
daddo (20665) 2012-05-04 22:04
Just when I was about to write something lyrical about the scene, the wonderful light and the creative POV, I saw the enormous advertisement! Omnipresent now on or around Italy's landmarks.Ciao. Klaudio.
kennyblack (4207) 2012-05-05 5:24
Ciao cara Lisa
Bellissima immagine con la caratteristica luce dell' orario che crea un effetto particolarmente bello. Bella anche per la presenza delle persone ed incantevoli luci ed il tutto in un POV perfetto.
Bravissima Lisa e grazie di averla condivisa.
Un abbraccio e bacioni da parte nostra ... M & D
baddori (19133) 2012-05-05 16:01
Hai portato dall'Italia uno scrigno di tesori .
Come una bella donna li mostri ogni volta diversi , ogni volta più preziosi .
Dosaggio nello scatto , intelligenza nella presentazione, come qualità e come tempistica .
Risultato stupore crescente.
Angshu (52966) 2012-05-06 21:25
Hello dear Lisa
I remember this Old boat at the foot of the Spanish Steps. A very refreshing & not often seen POV of this oft photographed place. Like the colour tones...subtle shades of cool blue including the blue hour sky. The water coming out from the boat adds a lot to the picture. Lovely capture!
aliabazari (10282) 2012-05-08 21:31
At first glance, this picture has good depth and composition.
Fine with high exposure levels.
kiks (11605) 2012-05-10 4:13
Hi Lisa, great approach you choose here creating a very diferent composition from this famous place. I love the pallet of colors and the distortion.
COSTANTINO (44295) 2012-08-10 1:30
difficult night shot taken in an artistic way
great pov with fantastic pov
excellent chosen point of view
wonderful combination of colors
and details,excellent sharpness