A night time picture in Milan. It was taken without the benefit of a tripod, so apologies in advance for the lack of sharpness. I like the atmosphere and the irony of the situation. Hope you do too.
Now, a little information about La Scala from Wikipedia:
La Scala (official name in Italian - Teatro alla Scala) is a world-renowned opera house in Milan, Italy. The theatre was inaugurated on 3 August 1778 and was originally known as the New Royal-Ducal Theatre alla Scala (Nuovo Regio Ducale Teatro alla Scala). The first performance was Antonio Salieri's Europa riconosciuta.
Most of Italy's greatest operatic artists, and many of the world's finest singers have appeared at La Scala during the past 200 years. Today, the theatre is still recognised as one of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world and is home to the La Scala Theatre Chorus, La Scala Theatre Ballet and La Scala Theatre Orchestra. The theatre also has an associate school, known as the La Scala Theatre Academy (Italian: Accademia Teatro alla Scala), which offers professional training in music, dance, stage craft and stage management.
The existing building, seen here in the background, originates from the end of the nineteenth century. It was renovated in 1907, when it was given its current interior layout with 2,800 seats. In 1943, during WWII, La Scala was severely damaged by bombing. It was rebuilt and reopened on 11 May 1946, with a memorable concert conducted by Arturo Toscanini—twice La Scala's principal conductor and an associate of the composers Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini. The building was closed between January 2002 to November 2004 for major renovation and improvement work to be carried out.
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besnard (56126) 2014-05-04 0:10
Une belle image nocturne de ce célébre et magnifique bâtiment. la lumière est bien gérée.
Amitiés et bon dimanche.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-05-04 0:33
great atmosphere with beautiful composition, the colours and details are picturesque,a beautiful street atmosphere with attractive composition and splendid architectural details, superb shot,
lousat (89822) 2014-05-04 1:36
Salut Steph,tu etait tres proche de moi,il faut faire une visite la prochaine fois! Une capture tres jolie du celebre theatre de ma ville,tres bonne exposition et couleurs brillantes,bien fait! Bon Dimance et merci,Luciano
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-05-04 3:44
wonderful night shot of the majestic building with great architectural details. The figures in the foreground provide lovely depth. Beautiful atmosphere with superb colours.
Thanks for sharing and have a great Sunday.
Royaldevon (37927) 2014-05-04 4:01
Is this an impromptu audition!
Love the warm glow and the atmosphere that it creates.
Your composition sets the focal musician very nicely as the lead to the opera house.
This is exceptionally good without a tripod.
Have a great day,
jhm (151432) 2014-05-04 5:08
Without statief these picture make, congratulations.
Wonderful night picture with a lot people on these market place
You chose a very well angle this gives perspective and depth.
Very well composition, pleasant colours and good presentation.
Nice done, TFS.
Sergiom (77323) 2014-05-04 5:35
Un immeuble mythique sous les lumières nocturnes de la rue.Ta main n'a pas trop tremblé dans cette longue exposition sans trépied. J'aime bien l'activité dans la rue.
batalay (38591) 2014-05-04 5:55
As a lifelong opera lover, I love seeing this gorgeous night shot of La Scala, and reading your note. Few opera houses can claim they booed Enrico Caruso and Luciano Pavarotti, but the connoisseurs of this place can indeed make that claim. If they were not at their best, they were not at their best... And of course, ultimately the Italians are Italians.
I cited you in a new Posts Script for my photo from the Valley of Giza.
Nicou (140002) 2014-05-04 7:12
sueprbe compo nocturne e tiamgbe quelle belle lumireè mervielleux ces tons doux quelle iamge nocturne génial.
Bravo et maitié
carlo62 (46413) 2014-05-04 7:16
dire Scala è come dire musica e anche in questa foto la musica è presente, il chitarrista non è all'intermo, ma la musica si fa ovunque.
Silvio1953 (140778) 2014-05-04 10:43
Ciao Stephen, fascinating nocturne shoot, great view of famous theather, splendid light, excellent perspective and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
pierrefonds (65274) 2014-05-04 15:27
La présence des gens fait partie d'une activité quotidienne. La longueur de la rue donne de la profondeur à la composition. L'utilisation d'un ISO de 3200 et d'une vitesse lente d'exposition permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'immeuble la Scala. Cela a aussi un effet spécial sur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.
Cricri (117853) 2014-05-05 7:59
Belle image nocturne du bâtiment, la prise de l'éclairage, les personnes et le joueur de guitare, qui crée une ambiance agréable, belle réalisation a main levée, BRAVO
imageme (1790) 2014-05-05 18:00
Hi Stephen, Beautiful colours. I like the guitar man and seems the area fills with music and joy by his presence. I like the golden tones which adds warmth to the atmosphere. Thank for sharing
emka (95161) 2014-05-05 23:16
Hi Stephen, Nice night view of La Scala. It looks so modest and is the most famous opera house. amusing view of this street musician. Only the small girl has some interest in his performance.
WArm regrads MAlgo
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (97489)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 10 D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/30 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2014-05-04 0:01