This picture was taken in the main sqaure of Mantova, which is a beautiful city in Northen Italy.
Mantova is a medieval city, and it is famous for Andrea Mantegna's frescos, which were painted in the 15th century, and which were recently restored.
This is a particular of a medieval tower in the main square of Mantova. I did not want to take a postcard-like picture, so I took a particular of the building, took advantage of the high contrast created by the sunlinght, increased the contrast at maximum, and then further increased it with PS, to make a sort of black and white picture, with this kind of graphism.
I hope you like it. If this is the case, and even if not, you should go to Mantova, which, in any case, is by far better then my photos...
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batalay (36133) 2007-06-08 8:27
You've created a lovely abstract image of geometric shapes in selective a most salient vantage point for your photo. The deep contrasts of the light shadows creates a compelling silhouette of the arrow slits. I have not been to Mantova, but I hope very much to see it, especially after I see this fabulous image, and reading your note about Andrea Mangegna's frescos having been restored.
Warm regards from Virginia, USA
brandstaetter (15915) 2007-06-08 9:40
bel contrasto fortissimo, hai davvero un occhio buono...
mi piace tanto
sacimar (26069) 2007-06-08 12:33
good picture, I like shadows and light area you catched in this image. Good perspective/
vinicio (23423) 2007-06-09 10:31
Bella l'idea e la realizzazione, complimenti Stefano, il forte contrasto crea ombre e sagome belle e piacevoli.
audevan (157) 2007-06-15 14:05
Very nice...and very good idea with the square size!