The Capitoline Hill, between the Forum and the Campus Martius, is one of the seven hills of Rome. It was the citadel (equivalent of the ancient Greek acropolis) of the earliest Romans. By the 16th century, Capitolinus had become Capitolino in Italian, with the alternative Campidoglio stemming from Capitolium. The English word capitol derives from Capitoline. The Capitoline contains few ancient ground-level ruins, as they are almost entirely covered up by Medieval and Renaissance palaces (now housing the Capitoline Museums) that surround a piazza, a significant urban plan designed by Michelangelo.
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timecapturer (49288) 2012-02-21 4:56
highly original POV and composition this. I love it! It gives us a subtle and tantalising glimpse of the city with a beautifully textured and lit fg. Excellent and imaginatively presented.
Regards - Brian.
Sergiom (73278) 2012-02-21 6:04
Une composition originale. Une plongée vers la lumière en arrière pan en passant par l'ombre du mur de pierres sur la gauche.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-02-21 6:35
I love the perspective from this pov. The shadoww and colours are wonderful. Very good frame and clarity.
All the best,
adramad (43063) 2012-02-21 7:15
A wonderful composition, I like the POV chosen, these walls in the foreground and background of the city, up the hill, I like that cut diagonally from the shadow of the image.
The coloring is fantastic, just like the good sharpness, nice and suitable framework that enhances the image.
Have a great evening.
ChrisJ (109360) 2012-02-21 7:20
A good downward pov from this elevated position. Excellent shadow detail & good sharpness & light contrasts. Natural looking color. Good depth & perspective. I like the diagonal shadow on the wall at left. Tfs!
vasilpro (41215) 2012-02-21 8:57
Wonderful composition, beautiful view to the street from an excellent POV, lovely light and colors, very good clarity and sharpness, TfS!
bayno (18344) 2012-02-21 9:30
excellent light and its management, very original POV for the view of Trajan's market...I think...beautiful natural colors, Rome is amazing anywhere you look, nice shot, good evening,
jurek1951 (42196) 2012-02-21 11:09
Beautiful chosen POV. Nice architectural shot with good clarity and details. A very nice place.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2012-02-21 12:27
The vertical format vertically divided into a 50/50 composition is very original, together with the diagonal shadow which further accentuate the dynamism of the composition. The distant view is beautifully compressed in between the trees on the right side and the vertical wall, which makes the distant view ever more precious to appreciate. The texture of the photo is another element of this image not to be missed. From the tiniest scale of the textures to the distant view, the image carries a great depth. This is indeed a very intriguing image.
With my very best regards,
Have very pleasant days ahead, Daniel
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-21 13:17
an original photo of this view with effective POV and I like the architectural details and the attractive lights, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
macjake (64590) 2012-02-21 13:49
I knew this one was yours from the first moment i saw it in the thumbnails.
i'll say it again, you certainly have non-classic views of Rome! and thats refreshing :)
here we have a peek-a-boo style with nice shadows and bright light working together.
diomed (13926) 2012-02-21 14:14
hai catturato un angolo nascosto di Roma utilizzando un POV dall'alto del Campidoglio. Bel gioco di prospettiva che indirizza l'occhio verso la strada sottostante e l'altare della patria. Buoni i dettagli, ottimo il bilanciamento tra luci ed ombre.
delpeoples (56722) 2012-02-22 0:47
Ciao caro Daniel
A unique POV from the Capitoline Hill, looking out towards Trajan's Market? I have not seen this view before. Excellent sharpness and natural colours.
Thanks for sharing, warm regards
Nicou (135990) 2012-02-22 0:47
L'ombre suit le cadrage et accentue l'étroitesse quel captage superbe avec ce jeu de lumières, la végétation à droite et la vue en fond sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
gildasjan (43320) 2012-02-22 3:39
Un choix de cadrage vertical qui donne du contraste avec l'arrière plan.Bien vu cette diagonale d'ombre dans la composition.Très bon rendu naturel des couleurs.
sacimar (26205) 2012-02-22 6:33
this is a different image of Rome, I like this narrow street, you chose a good point of view with the city in the back,
Cricri (115467) 2012-02-22 9:57
Un cadrage original qui laisse deviner une partie de la ville, baignant sous une belle lumière, bon détails et réalisation
lousat (87012) 2012-02-23 1:50
Hi Daniel,another magnificent surprise from your italian trip,great idea and great vertical composition half and half,perfect sharpness and colors as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
mauro61 (52855) 2012-02-23 2:46
fotografia divisa quasi in due parti con l'immagine di questa parte di città che esce bene dallo spiraglio dell'inquadratura.
Verde che bilancia bene la costruzione dall'altro lato,
Silvio1953 (136545) 2012-02-23 11:12
Ciao Daniel, unusual view from capitolium, lovely and original composition, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
sevy (15367) 2012-02-23 23:01
Original composition with this almost half-half sharing. At the end, the opening on the far street and houses in background is sharing a great depth feeling.
Angshu (56748) 2012-02-25 1:02
Quite an unique peep into Rome...through the the narrow alley. The depth is noticeable & the exposure handled well. Good deep perspective makes this good
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (55801)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-17
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix
- Exposure: f/3.9
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): corners, Caput Mundi [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-21 1:29