Genova by night: Cattedrale.
The façade view across the piazza.
I mounted the camera on a small tripod from street level upwards, there is a slight skewed tilt, and there was no way to include the high Campanile (bell-tower).
Projectors with strong white light illuminated the Cattedrale and the piazza, creating a marvelous contrast with the surrounding's.
Location in Piazza San-Lorenzo: 44.4078, 8.9309
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bayno (18344) 2012-07-27 5:31
I can only congratulate you for your steady hand, I think you took without tripoid and with a time of 2 seconds....a city that i don't know very well...
mirosu (16273) 2012-07-27 5:38
The view from very low ngl is often not preferred by photographers, but this one is marvelous. Great alignment of the church, excellent contrast against dark sky and marvelous light on the facade. Great composition as well. Masterly captured photo.
lousat (92808) 2012-07-27 5:52
Hi Ike,i know this place and this church and i know how is difficult to have a good point of view to take the cathedral,you work very very well,i think is impossible to make better,excellent detail, color and light, only a slight slope to the right.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
snunney (100656) 2012-07-27 5:59
A fine capture of this beautiful floodlit façade. The people chatting in front add much to the atmosphere of the shot.
ourania (47048) 2012-07-27 6:16
a lovely night picture with great clarity. The artificial lighting is very bright and vibrant and offers great vividness to this view. The rhythm of the architecture is captivating, with all the lines and patterns, enhanced by the upward point of view and the light. I also like the way the cathedral is flanked by the buildings of the side streets, the people that animate the scene and the totally black backdrop. Well done and thank you!
All the best, have a good afternoon,
JFS (32459) 2012-07-27 7:51
Magnificent night shot, it's a real beautify. Good work!
Enjoy the WE!
pierrefonds (67493) 2012-07-27 7:59
The presence of the people has an effect of scale. Using a tripod and an exposure time of two seconds is allowing me to see the details and colors of the architecture of the cathedral of Genoa. The light of the projectors has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-07-27 9:29
Wow! Looks like this was taken during the day with those lights on this beautiful building! Amazing how the people are in focus for the exposure time. Good dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-07-27 12:20
Fantastic upward POV with superb light management. Great job without the tripod too!! Colors and clarity are perfectly displayed, great job Ike!!
TFS........Your Friend from California.........Buddy
mkamionka (37787) 2012-07-27 14:17
beautiful architecture, sad of course that you could not have the whole tower but I see you have focused on the street itself: the exposition is great and we can feel a great evening atmosphere here.
Very encouraging to visit Genova,
clic (17255) 2012-07-27 16:02
Light was strong enough so you could easily preset your FZ35 for an outstanding depiction
that reveals the majesty of cathedral which size is easily reckoned compared to pedestrians.
A mix of cold and warm light that creates an appealing view.
gus72 (3719) 2012-07-27 21:31
Hi Ike !!
wonderful photo showing the most unusual set of colours which are remarkable at night time !!!
nice to see people seating on the steps and relaxing !!!
Nice work !!
baddori (20151) 2012-07-27 22:11
The marble and stone alternating black and white.
Characteristic of Liguria, and Tuscany also.
Sign of wealth .. and alora power.
I see ECJ uses GPS to mark with.
We work on Geocaching.com, tourism and gaming.
mauro61 (52857) 2012-07-27 23:02
occorreva qualche passo indietro per riprendere al meglio la grande Cattedrale.
Buona la resa notturna con la gente sulla piazza antistante,
jhm (154490) 2012-07-28 1:04
Your enlightenment is perfectly, we see the facade of the church with all details.
You chose an excellent angle.
Lovely perspective and depth image, also nice panorama picture.
Wonderful presentation. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Miguel82 (27646) 2012-07-28 1:57
This is a very impressive building
good pov and interesting note
I like this splendid architecture and the group of tourists
Sharp photo, good contrast and fine colors
Have a nice We
jmdias (65105) 2012-07-28 3:09
the light was so strong that looks like day light. very nice details of this façade, I want to see soon.nice job.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-07-28 3:52
Ola Ike ,
You have to buy a wide angle :) , boa composição noturna desta famosa catedral em Genova de faixas cinza e brancas , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
danos (99160) 2012-07-28 4:02
what a nice and beautiful presentation of the impressive Cathedral in Genova,to dominates the scene.I like the excellent light and colour management as the clarity of it.
Have a good weekend,Danos
Silvio1953 (145533) 2012-07-28 6:47
Ciao Ike, great POV on fantastic cathedral, fascinating nocturne shoot, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-07-28 8:59
Thank you for your good wishes and a speedy recovery,
Splendid postcard from one of the most picturesque cities of Europe. Good focus on a symbol, fine management of light.
Enjoy the weekend,
Cricri (120491) 2012-07-28 8:59
Une architecture intéressante, détails bien rendu de la façade, un contraste avec les bâtiments sur les côtés, jolie prise depuis votre petit trépied, ma foi bien utile et pas encombrant
adramad (46466) 2012-07-28 10:10
A magnified image on a night that enhances the beautiful magnificent facade of the cathedral, I like the stone alternating dark and light in construction, gives a nice graphic in the image.
Very well managed the light in this shot, which is crisp and colorful natural.
Have a great evening.
P/D. The last eruption was in 1798 Teide, so may be considered asleep, if not a volcano this terminology is appropriate.
Nicou (144200) 2012-07-28 20:24
merveilleux cadrage et iamge sueprbe uve quelle église et ce rendu de lumières sur la facade ces couleur, grandsieo compo et ensembel.
Bravo et amitié
jemaflor (98771) 2012-07-29 12:47
Very beautiful with these lights, beautiful architecture well presented, tfs.
raszid62 (18515) 2012-07-29 22:52
A beautiful marble cathedral in a bustling city of Genoa. The walls of the temple are amazing in the black - white stripes, beautiful night light adds a lot of charm.
צהריים טובים. הקתדרלה יפה שיש בעיר ההומה של גנואה. קירות הבית הם מדהימים בשחור - פסים לבנים, אור ערב יפה מוסיף המון קסם. שלך.
delpeoples (58572) 2012-08-02 5:44
Did you think to do a vertical format to fit the campanile in, or did your tripod not allow it? In any event, the nightshot is very good, superbly exposed, lovely and sharp and I love the silvery tones of the church and how they complement the surrounding golden tones of the street. I really like the slight lens distortion, it gives it a very artistic look, in my opinion. Well done, thanks for sharing.
Un caro saluto
danyy (0) 2012-08-02 7:03
excellentes lumières sur ces façades. Un endroit qui aurait mérité un assemblage de plusieurs photos prises à focale plus longue, non ?
C'est net et soigné.
daddo (26874) 2012-08-09 22:24
Shalom Ike. The cathedral seems to have an ephemeral and solid presence at the same time. It towers above the humans and also looks like an apparition. Interesting effect. Regards. Klaudio.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-08-14 13:31
What a majestic cathedral. I wish I could see the full view of the tower which I know is not possible. You have done an excellent job capturing from close range to get all the details in great quality. The black background works well here.
fabbs99 (17167) 2012-09-08 10:08
The image of this wonderful architecture in evening lights is excellent.Very sharp and has clarity throughout.The presence of the group of people near the building draws attention but looks good.TFS.
COSTANTINO (66166) 2012-12-03 10:56
I visited your gallery tonight and I chose
this postcard from Genova by night,Cathedrale
excellent contrast between Csthedrale and the
other surroundings,shot that brings memories
from the past,lovely night picture with great
elenimavrandoni (0) 2012-12-29 11:23
Kalispera Ike, nice point of view and angle to highlight this magnificent piazza in Genova!
Favorite city of mine by far with its own style and color greatly shown here!
Best wishes and regards,
pajaran (61808) 2013-06-22 4:27
Dobar dan, popodne.
Dobar tekst o Katedrali ...
Lep pogled u noci ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazan trenutak sa posetiocima, i fasada Katedrale.
Sve najbolje za vikend.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Good article on the Cathedral ...
Nice view at night ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice moment was shown to the visitors, and the facade of the cathedral.
All the best for the weekend.
mcmtanyel (23953) 2014-06-16 19:47
It is hard to take photos this crisp at night, well done. Have you tried your new camera at night? My guess is that it will be much more responsive at night than a point-and-shoot.
abmdsudi (55116) 2014-09-16 2:53
An interesting foreword supported by an enchanting huge Cathedral with a commanding view and there's so much of delicacy and religious ambiente to savour the senses You certainly have an eye for detail & unusual angles & a great ability to translate them to the photographic image with consummate skill. Very strong symmetrical composition, adequately exposed and nice sharp perspective of the building really draws the eye upwards. The warm glow is simply lovely in the evening light that you have brought out to your best. The group of people really demonstrate how huge this edifice is. A grand shot competently taken, Congrats.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (72853)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-14
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/4.5, 2 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-27 4:47