Castel Sant'Angelo, in Rome. This is a great example of how buildings in Rome are added to and changed in purpose over the centuries, making it one of the most fascinating cities in the world. The oldest part if the round tower, which was built in 135 AD as the tomb of the emperor Hadrian. Over the years the place was turned into a fortress with the addition of walls and it became the stronghold and guardian of Rome and the Vatican, which is nearby.
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gneufeld (15870) 2008-11-02 19:37
Very very nice, Alvin. I am impressed with the striking sharpness and clarity here and the colors and composition are spot on. TFS. Gerald
vinicio (23415) 2008-11-02 23:16
Hi Alvin, an excellent portrait of Castel Sant'Angelo, compliments, great light and reflection into the Tevere, I like this image well.
Have a nice week
PS Next time (if you want) call us for a meeting, in the same day we have done an afternoon walk from the Isola Tiberina ending in front of Castel Sant'Angelo at sunset.
Take a look here: http://www.trekearth.com/themes.php?thid=11234
azaf1 (15929) 2008-11-02 23:26
Absolutely fantastic! The 1/2 frae the impeccable reflection and colors the POV and the saturation all combined in a really nice composition
dkeus31 (27735) 2008-11-03 0:38
I would prefer a perfection reflexion, but in a river, it is not always possible.
JLG (2086) 2008-11-03 1:59
tres belle diagonale qui nous menent directement vers le castello San Angelo
les couleurs et la reflexion sont superbe
Jeppo (17637) 2008-11-03 2:09
I like this diagonal POV with the castle and bridge reflections on Tiber river. Sunset light adds more warmth to the compo!
PS: this is my POV on Castel Sant'Angelo
Clementi (52514) 2008-11-03 3:16
a classical seen by the banks of tevere, beautiful the reflection and one magnificent the colours. the same day the Romans photographer group of TE had engaged in a PHOTOWALK.
carper (96) 2008-11-03 3:18
I had almost mis you shot here, A very good pov with a fantastic light in it, good composition and nice reflection here, very nice photojob, I like it have a nice day.
p.s. I put you by my favourite photographers,
janneman (2392) 2008-11-03 5:18
The strong perspective with the bridge from the right to the center, pointing towards the castle and the reflection is beautiful!
PixelTerror (0) 2008-11-03 5:38
A favorite subject among trekkers, though more often from the other side seems to me, but the reason why you took it from this side is obvious, to get this nice reflection as well, very nice clarity and an excellent warming of the structures by this light of 00:40 ;-)
Have a nice day JY
Floydian (30970) 2008-11-03 6:16
Out of the ordinary from what we normally would expect from Rome and i like it. Not something traditional, but out of the Vatican and colloseum photo's. It's great in light and composition, with on top ot that a very good reflection in the water which make such a nice balance to the upper part of the photo....i like this.
jjcordier (69571) 2008-11-03 6:26
Ces superbes reflets t'ont permis de réaliser cette très jolie composition aux belles couleurs saturées.
Dyerco (10185) 2008-11-03 7:31
Nicely exposed with excellent reflections. The diagonal of the bridge and its reflection make for a great leading line.
chpp (4281) 2008-11-03 7:52
absolutely love this shot. perfect light and beautiful reflections and colours
amaryllis (32599) 2008-11-03 8:08
une superbe photo de ce pont et de cette tour ronde avec de jolis reflets de ceux-ci et des couleurs magnifiques, les arches sont sublimes
une excellente reéalisation
Fis2 (78776) 2008-11-03 9:10
Wonderful place. Beautiful bridge. Good frame and composition. I like the reflections in water. Excellent shot.
plimrn (21344) 2008-11-03 10:06
It's all pure magic; no matter where you are, you capture perfect light and clarity of colors. The framing is exquisite here with the diagonal of the walkway and the curves of the tower and the arches and multiplied in the reflection. That IS the amazing thing about Rome; its on-going life!!
toni_al (15873) 2008-11-03 14:46
ça change de l'alberta, mais c'est très beau aussi, et sourtout très bien cadre ;-)
robiuk (10807) 2008-11-03 15:42
you excelled again - the compo is great and the reflection
is to die for.
- tip: adjust the time on your camera!
InasiaJones (30736) 2008-11-03 22:40
Good light seems to have follow you along your trip in Rome, straight from the majestic Rockies and quality you have made us used to... :-P)
And you have fully took advantage of it to present this one-of-a-kind castle. I like the way you have captured it, with the bridge and its reflection creating a strong pointing arrow toward the building. Excellent golden light that warm up the scene and mix perfectly with the smooth blue sky.
I understand what Dkeus was referring to, as we would all like to see untroubled reflection like the one from Moraine lake, but Tiber river rarely offers the right conditions to achieve such a thing.
zeynepe (9833) 2008-11-05 8:13
The reflections look very attractive, very clear and the architectural details with these fantastic reflections are amazing.
Congrats and have a nice day,
jrj (34841) 2008-11-06 3:27
You made a good choice Alvin for this photo of the bridge and castle. Also a fine time of the day with the warm colors and of course the reflection.
I didn't like my own version for the overall view when I was there (too harsh light I think later in the day) and ended up with just a detail of the bridge and castle:
leo61 (0) 2008-11-07 8:32
You have never been to Cappadokia and want to go there some day,and I`ve never been to Rome and want to go there some day.....
A great shot of this bridge and the "Engelsburg".You had fantastic light and I like these warm tones and their contrast with thie deep blue of the water.The reflections are good ,too.
capthaddock (28790) 2008-11-07 17:36
Oh wow, easily one of the best photos I've seen of Rome, no traffic, no people, no cars, no pollution and exquisite light and reflections.
stevesaba (8023) 2008-11-12 8:03
Really enjoying your photos of Italy. It makes me want to see Europe one day....with my camera of course. This photo is very appealing in its composition and balance. Just a lovely combination of architectures, and reflections. The soft light is perfect. Nice work as always, cheers,
setenay (7656) 2008-11-21 4:56
perfect shot,very impressive reflection. I like too much the photo of the bridge and castle together.I visited to Rome in April.I was very happy to see your photos of Siena and Rome.Congratulations. TFS
Have a nice weekend
npecanhuk (58210) 2008-12-01 7:56
I really like this one, with natural and beautiful colors, excellent light management and sharpness! The low viewpoint was very well chosen to capture this image, where the wonderful castle and the bridge were reflected on the waters of the "Tevere" so nicely!
Attractive, interesting and very nice!
TFS - congratulations!
pierrefonds (52578) 2008-12-16 16:56
The reflections in the water are assets to the composition. The diagonal line of the bridge is an extra in the composition, The point of view is showing the details and colors of the castle. The colors are enhanced by the quality of the light. Have a nice day.
borax (1742) 2010-02-02 17:38
Not a nature pic, but beautiful one. Good composition, lightning. The reflection on the foreground fills the image well. Really nice !
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26545)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-10-19
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D700, Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/100 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Tipica Italia [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-11-02 18:33
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