I took this picture from a hotel window in the beautiful old town of Modica in Sicily. Initial thought was to take the photo of Modica panorama that was in front of me, however the sun was not on a good side ... so I looked down and found a new theme.
Modica is a city in the Province of Ragusa and it is part of UNESCO Heritage Sites.
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smarcell (19965) 2010-08-30 12:52
I like this image quite a lot.
The red vase is a very eye catching point over the almost grey background.
Very accuratete composition
Bartleby (13552) 2010-08-30 12:54
Very intriguing and eye-catching. I love the atmosphere and how you've placed adequately the elements in the frame. One regret: I wish someone would walk down one of those stairs.
rigoletto (34279) 2010-08-30 12:55
Thanks to your hotel window, you were granted and awesome high POV over those stairs. Normally i prefer the presence of human figures to give idea about the size of an architecture, but here the result is so nice that, there is no need for a human being. The exposure and overall contrast are great. At the very bottom of the photo, I can even admire the shadow of the door on the ground.
Clementi (52514) 2010-08-30 12:59
una splendida vista dalla finestra del tuo hotel, molto belle le geometrie ed interessante il contrasto delle luci.
grigand (20174) 2010-08-30 13:44
Bella e interessante composizione,
tchefi (1841) 2010-08-30 14:00
J'aime beaucoup cette photo.les différente lignes formées par les différents éléments architecturaux forment un graphisme trés esthétique.Bravo!
StefanoPaganell (863) 2010-08-30 14:39
Bellissima prospettiva, forte il senso di vuoto che si prova....
selizabeth (168) 2010-08-30 16:45
a very unique one!!
divail (8334) 2010-08-30 18:01
J'aime beaucoup les différents angles des escaliers, le côté sombre des pierres ainsi que la lumière qui nous permet d'admirer toutes ces marches. La brille de la porte au bas est superbe. Beau travail.
CLODO (35582) 2010-08-31 3:48
Quel labyrinthe! Tu as très bien cadré pour avoir ce point rouge qui attire l'oeil car il émerge des tons bruns et gris. La ligne d'amphores perturbe la vision, ce qui rend ta photo intrigante (et c'est le but recherché).
Souvlakolikos (110) 2010-08-31 3:52
lucky the sun was in a bad place, great POV , it looks almost Escher like.
For me , you have achieved the idea behind trek earth, I learned about a new place, and would love to visit it.
Thanks for posting
sayeed_rahman (6459) 2010-08-31 10:02
Very classy production, the chaos of the lines against the changing light makes a special mood..
nice one Zuz
giorgimer (34941) 2010-08-31 14:19
wonderful image, perfect POV, the effect rememebers M.C. Escher works
Roberto77 (117) 2010-09-04 9:05
Really unusual picture from Modica. I love the colours in the middle of grey. Composition is superb and makes me think what could be behind the gate...
batalay (40177) 2010-09-06 2:16
You have a wonderfully artistic eye. I like this multilevel view of the staircase, the colors and textures as well as the simple framing. This particular composition immediately evoked memories of MC Escher's Ascending, Descending. Warm regards,
Giedra70 (963) 2010-09-09 1:00
Very nice composition, exellent picture.
ricochet (9696) 2010-09-24 10:43
Fantastic point of view, great light and l like very much the construction of your composition with a clever framing! Great work!
Sakkaku (14) 2010-10-02 10:29
Thank you so much for the welcome and for your observations on my Rio de Janeiro's photo. Of course I will keep posting further photos of Brazil and of the MAC. ;-)
I can see you have been in different places in Italy... I live in Italy: did you like it?
I was fascinated by this photo: there is something surreal dominating the composition as if the subject were not real... It immediately reminded me of Escher.
Beautiful combination of colours, balance among the parts, interesting shadows. And the row of bottles in the foreground gives a detached picturesque effect to the photo.
windosil (1158) 2010-11-21 2:37
Brilliant photo, Zuzana!
Interesting how important the wire is to the composition, bringing the eye back from the most distant steps to the area around the red vase.
dodiesis (111) 2010-12-12 23:54
Nice game of line and color!!!
kiks (12759) 2011-03-21 9:20
Hello Zuzanna, very well done this composition of lines. You also use very well the row of tiles in de image.
yquem46 (38752) 2011-03-21 9:24
For some reason I missed this one but now I have another chance, seeing it in the critique page of TE !
Very graphic, much elegance, nice contrast between the almost b&w staircase and the golden tiles, nice inclusion of the iron door at the bottom of the image
Excellent quality, a real good one Zuzana !
sittipong (251) 2011-04-09 21:55
Beautiful location with your artful vision.
Mistral (15402) 2011-06-25 5:55
I love your framing in this image surely intriguing.
Good management of lights too.
jafadabret (56501) 2011-06-25 23:48
Une photo qu'on ne peut qu'admirer !
J'aime cette géométrie du graphisme et le rendu des textures.
willperrett (11760) 2011-11-17 13:53
Lovely geometric composition, created by having a great PoV. I wonder if you could have waited for someone to walk into the shot? Just a thought. It's great without the human interest.
Zengi001 (2837) 2011-12-02 7:21
Very nice angles, excellent shot.
janraiski (558) 2012-08-21 5:35
perfect composition, it looks like a little labyrinth of paths and stairs.
jcpix (13930) 2012-10-10 15:02
This is an incredible photo! I have always been intrigued by patterns and shapes, and this is extremely visually appealing. Amazing textures, and that little bit of red really catches your attention. Bravo!
- Copyright: Zuzana Stefkova (Zuzana_Stefkova) (997)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-30 12:48
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