A floor-level view on the north wing of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, in Milano.
Built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877, covered with an iron structure and arching glass roof, design as 19th-century arcade.
The Galleria is famous for being home to some of the oldest and most luxurious shops and restaurants in Milano.
"A floor-level view", because I placed the camera on the floor…
Cropped on right side.
Location on map: 45.4652, 9.19
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JFS (32459) 2011-06-28 6:49
A different perspective of this majestic galleria. Lots of reflections and energy. good work my friend!
snunney (79973) 2011-06-28 7:27
Makes for a fascinating perspective with the camera placed at floor level. The hustle and bustle of the crowd is emphasised and we get these interesting reflections. I like the lighting and excellent sharpness.
clic (14428) 2011-06-28 8:10
Did you say "floor view", dear Ike?!
I would have wrote "Magnificent walls and roof view", finely shiseled!
Grandiose hall, indeed!
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-06-28 8:27
Nice floor view with these people busy running here and there. The image has great depth with clarity.
danos (83809) 2011-06-28 8:47
very nice the floor level shot with the people to look so truly as exist in the frame.I like the cover roof of the Galleria as the excellent decorations of the most luxurious shops of Milano.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
eldancer1 (25798) 2011-06-28 9:25
I like this pov of this historic building and thank you for the valuable information. I'm glad you included the people to get an idea of the size of the building. Great dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
serp2000 (38467) 2011-06-28 9:40
the low POV gives very interesting effect. And good public reaction! Good realisation of excellent idea.
claudeD (31017) 2011-06-28 10:34
excellent fotojob you did here and the low pov you have choosen matches very well for this scenery.Excellent contribution to TE.Very good fotojob.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-06-28 11:11
Ola Ike ,
Bela ideia este plano junto do chão neste lugar fantástico , bonitos reflexos no chão , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jemaflor (81674) 2011-06-28 12:17
I remember this beautiful place, well framed from this pov, interesting reflections, great architecture.
Jeppo (17639) 2011-06-28 12:28
impressive and unusual point of view on the famous gallery that I had been walking through so many times when I was a student some years ago
vasilpro (40861) 2011-06-28 13:36
Wonderful interior composition from a very nice low POV, a place full of life and interesting architecture, beautiful colors, excellent light management, very good contrast, clarity and sharpness.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
mauro61 (52623) 2011-06-28 14:30
pavimento come un lago su cui si riflette la splendida galleria.
Mi piace l'inquadratura con la gente più diversa presente.
Dai manager con cartella, ai ragazzi ,ai turisti.
Un ottima composizione,
bema (26287) 2011-06-28 14:37
famous pov, and you have managed your splendid capture of this impressive location eally in a very fine way..
thanks for sahring see you around, greetings Bernd
emka (74159) 2011-06-28 16:30
What the great idea to place the camera on the floor. And weren't the people surprised to see you lying there? You obtained fantastic effect. Superb perspective, very creative.
Charo (51210) 2011-06-28 16:37
This is a magnificent view of the famous Galleria in Milan, is no stranger to fame, apart from containing the best shops and restaurants, has a beautiful architecture.
Excellent point of view and dynamism. The light and details are excellent.
pierrefonds (55398) 2011-06-28 18:19
The length of the hall is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and ciolors of the architecture of the Galleria. the surrounding light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
raszid62 (18583) 2011-06-28 22:31
The camera was placed firmly on a tripod on the floor. Best low POV showing the beautiful hall in the Mall. The room full of traffic and bustle. Very good picture quality.
בוקר טוב. המצלמה הוצבה על חצובה היטב על הרצפה. POV הכי נמוך מראה את האולם היפה בקניון. החדר מלא תנועה והמולה. תמונה באיכות טובה מאוד. לברך.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-06-29 0:51
Excellent presentation of this famous gallery in Milano. POV very well selcetd with the reflections in the FG. The many passing peopels give life and show well the athmospher in the gallery.
RhodieIke (11512) 2011-06-29 2:52
Hi Ike, My how low were you, a super photo, worth the sore knees's, fantastic roof and walls, well done my friend, Cheers Iain.
sacimar (25975) 2011-06-29 5:46
good view of this famous gallery of Milan, I like the angle you chose, people make a dynamic composition, I like it,
xuaxo (6846) 2011-06-29 9:15
Very interesting point of view for the famous shopping gallery. Good idea and nice result.
Alfoja (672) 2011-06-29 15:08
This gallery is always a great photographic subject.
Very good pov.
delpeoples (52767) 2011-06-30 3:35
Hi dear Ike
This Galleria is very similar to the Galleria Umberto in Naples (see my Theme to give you an idea). Although the one in Milan seems bigger and more splendid. It looks like you were lying on your stomach to get this low POV! Go Ike! Fantastic job, I like the reflections on the floor and of course the glass and steel ceiling has a wonderful symmetry and is simply famtastic. Thanks for sharing and I wish you a lovely day.
jmdias (52918) 2011-06-30 7:12
a very nice idea this lower pov. good contrast between the lines of this beautiful architecture and the daily life there. good job. I can imagine you spent many thousands of euros here. haha.
Kielia (23003) 2011-06-30 10:00
you are a creative photographer! It is not only your POV from the floor that makes the image very attractive - this is also an excellently composed impression of this fascinating gallery! You took a great advantage of this fantastic light that makes the details of the architecture visible.
Silvio1953 (117355) 2011-06-30 10:56
Ciao Ike, great POV on fantastic gallery, lovely composition with a lot of people, excellent perspective and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
BluSimo (9392) 2011-07-02 0:23
you had an optimal intuition and idea. people move apparently in the chaos. but watching better all of them are makeing something of interesting. and this gives a great sense to the photo.
the girl is photographing, the boy turns itself to watch you, the important man is carrying a bag. a girl in green is on the center of the door and the photo. all is in order, in a good compositiv harmony.
un saluto e una buona giornata
gus72 (3719) 2011-07-02 2:12
Hi Ike !!
I just saw this photo and recognise the building even though I have not been there.
You got a great POV because you went to a bit a trouble setting up the camera at floor level. Well done.
Also the light factor is well controlled making the image clear & crispy.
siudzi (32719) 2011-07-03 8:31
Wow! what a great point of view has been chosen in this crowded gallery. Very interesting visual effect. Well done.
PaulVDV (20859) 2011-07-03 16:23
I like your floor-level point of view very much.
You have shown very well the activity in the gallery while it's still a great architecture picture.
Best regards, Paul
kordinator (14831) 2011-07-05 18:05
Very nice the floor level shot.
Impresive motive from Milano.
Good realisation of excellent idea.
Best regards my friend
billakos773 (253) 2011-07-14 3:29
A LOVELY SHOT OF THE MIRRORING FLOOR,WITH A BALANCED VIEW OF THE ROOF ALSO.NICE FRAMING,DETAILS.
VERY GOOD WORK,HAVER!!
Selmik (3132) 2011-08-18 21:51
wonderful low-view photograph, blurred reflections on marble floor add a nice stroke to the picture. Also good details of the architecture and great upright view of the celling.
jcpix (11926) 2012-09-09 2:36
Fantastic point of view on this one Ike, it gives a completely different perspective of this area...and to achieve this without anyone in the foreground is amazing! Love the golden tones this creates. Great job! Keep up the good work!
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2012-12-11 18:07
Hello Ike, great idea to use this floor angle and take your picture!Very interesting and panoramic with great detail and sharpness!The famous Galleria shows off all her beauty and architectural extravaganza!
kato (11630) 2013-12-17 9:56
You're capturing well this place by a low angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see beautiful/historical classic building with tastefil roof and strong structure. It's also interesting in symmetry of this architecture and impressive in many people on floor.
mirosu (12686) 2014-03-26 2:33
You have made a good attempt here, choosing an excellent low angle viewpoint for this photo. The view up is really very good and the landscape composition works well for it, and the focus with deep DOF draws the attention not only to the nice building walls but also to the shiny floor and the people around. The interior itself is very well-exposed. Symmetrical arrangement is superb.
Very well done.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (53415)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-06
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/3.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-28 6:45