This one is definitely in Silvio's photographic territory, so I dedicate it to him (Arezzo is next door to his beloved Umbria I believe). As usual, wandering the backstreets takes you quickly away from any crowds, and down this lane I was attracted by the evening light spilling through the archway. Then the figure appeared and the image was complete.
The prevailing character of Cortona’s architecture is medieval with steep narrow streets situated on a hillside (altitude 600 metres), embracing a view of the whole of the Valdichiana. From the Piazza Garibaldi, nearby where this photograph was made, is a fine prospect of Lake Trasimeno, scene of Hannibal's ambush of the Roman army in 217 BC (Battle of Lake Trasimene). Parts of the Etruscan city wall can still be seen today as the basis of the present wall. A beautiful, precipitous little city.
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lousat (92050) 2013-04-21 1:36
Hi Will,in effect this pic seems come from the Silvio hands.ehehhe..beautiful capture from the heart of old Cortona,very rich composition and perfect colors,excellent exposure in this difficult backlight,i like the sun effect on the ground.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Royaldevon (39344) 2013-04-21 2:12
Good Morning Will,
I like this very much.
It is full of rich light and textures, producing a lovely, warm mood.
Your aspect is well chosen, using the descent of the street and steps as a firm guide, towards the focal figure, framed tightly by the buildings.
You have achieved a great sense of perspective.
Have a lovely Sunday,
JFS (32459) 2013-04-21 2:58
Great shot of this corner of Cortona, good momento and excellent management of light. The woman seems to be posing for you:)
Gigidusud (21151) 2013-04-21 3:10
Great street scene on the village with nice framing and a beautiful play of shadow and light. Great dedication to Silvio too. Well done!
Have a nice sunday.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-04-21 3:33
Hello Will - A classic composition which benefits from the lovely spill of light across the pavement and potted plants. The little lady adds the perfect detail and is nicely positioned between the two vertical walls. Good light management too, you've managed a nice balance. Have a lovely Sunday Rosemary
siudzi (34141) 2013-04-21 4:10
There is something very special in the light of this image. The visual effect is brilliant and very eye catching. Like it a lot. Perfectly seen and cropped in the vertical format which fits very well. TFS.
sandpiper (6788) 2013-04-21 4:28
Excellent composition and light management. Lots of nice detail to look at and I like the woman's inclusion.
grigand (20013) 2013-04-21 11:57
The light in this compo is wonderful ! Well done, congrat
Kugart (1778) 2013-04-21 12:23
Love this shot.Lovely rich colours and tones,good light management and composition. The Lady in the picture adds extra interest to the shot.Excellent.
divail (8334) 2013-04-21 18:14
C'est vrai que c'est le style de photo de Silvio. La lumière est très belle, particulièrement sur le sol. Ces petites rues sont pleines de charme.
bukitgolfb301 (42330) 2013-04-23 1:20
Hi dear Will, how are you here nad there?
This is also well onsidered framework image as your specioality, I am sure. Tasteful soft back sun jight is very attractive and tastfeul image.
Sharp and clear image as usual, needless to mention.
Great work, Bravo!
Thanks a lot and have a good day!
abmdsudi (54595) 2013-05-02 11:04
Such an efficient composition it seems that every inch is occupied and not wasted, so subtlely detailed conveying that special charm. Dash of warm light is so influencial anchoring the eye into the shot and allowing us to continue hovering thru the archway and around the shaded space beautifully. I love the extensive depth, perspective and viewpoint with a sense of 3D feel and the mystery fig. A quality medieval shot, well taken. Well done. TFS
bayno (18344) 2013-05-10 7:34
Ciao Will, the small medieval village have a really special atmospher and you captured very well...good light and tones, nice framing...i really appreciate the presence of old woman...make for shure the difference for the shot...nice one...
annjackman (21899) 2013-05-12 20:11
This does indeed have similarities to some of Silvio's pictures. The light coming through the archway is lovely and well done for catching the lady as she walks through the narrow passage. Gentle, earthy colours that are so typical of the area.
Kind Regards, Ann
tyro (25328) 2013-05-13 2:04
Ciao caro Will,
Not only is this picture of a place near to Silvio's beloved Umbria but it is also redolent of his style of photography too!
Your composition is excellent and the lady in the distance really holds it all together beautifully. The slight contre jour effect is delightful with just a lovely welcome bit of flare coming through at the top of the open archway.
Very good light management in a situation which could easily lead to very harsh contrasts, lovely true colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
dip (23888) 2013-05-18 7:52
a wonderful image indeed,
excellent exposed,framed,and composed,
omid266 (6746) 2014-04-23 20:48
** Salam Will ,
another spectacular ans admirable image in your collection, very nice view , excellent pov,
all the Best and Thanks ,
Best wishes from I.R.Iran,
- Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) (10894)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-13
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS5D, Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Will's street snaps [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-21 1:14
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