Although it is no longer open to the public for obvious safety reasons, the famous tower is still worth a quick visit. There is an impressive cathedral beside it too as compensation for the lack of a view from the top floors. Taken at blue hour. Engineers and architects have done as much as they can to stabilize the foundations and prevent the tower from leaning any more and eventually toppling.
Correction: The tower is still open to the public, but only between 10 am & 5 pm in summer months & 6pm in winter. For a full description of opening times throughout the year, please see the link at the bottom. The bileti (ticket office), was long closed by the time I arrived from Florence. http://www.towerofpisa.info/Visit-Tower-of-Pisa.html
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papagolf21 (106811) 2013-10-03 3:22
Il est très rare de voir la Tour avec l'heure bleue.
Magnifiquement présentée, elle prend un aspect du plus bel effet.
Félicitations pour la présentation.
Très bonne journée.
snunney (104729) 2013-10-03 3:52
I remember climbing to the top of the tower very many years ago. Awarded with a splendid view over the cathedral and baptistry, though the health and safety arrangements left much to be desired! Unusual to see a photograph of it taken at this time of the day. A well exposed image with the midnight blue sky making an excellent backdrop for the stonework. Superb colours and sharpness.
sandpiper (6788) 2013-10-03 4:13
Don't think I've seen a shot at blue hour before. Always a delight to see, superb architecture and good composition.
pierrefonds (69795) 2013-10-03 4:20
L'utilisation d'un ISO de 900 et d'une vitesse lente d'exposition permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture de la tour de Pise. L'image est claire et nette. Une belle réussiste, bonne journée.
CPD66 (960) 2013-10-03 4:44
I am not sure if i have every seen an evening shot of the tower before.
it looks really good, especially with the lights on inside at the top of the building.
lousat (95902) 2013-10-03 4:45
Hi Chris,magnificent capture from the Carlo's city,a great idea this blue hour whit this gradient light that disappear going up,excellent exposure,details and colors,a great advertising for Italy! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
HimalAnda (10671) 2013-10-03 4:53
The light and exposure management is perfect, congratulations.
Sergiom (86039) 2013-10-03 5:20
J'aime constater que les travaux de soutènement sont maintenant terminés et que la tour ne bougera plus pour le plus grand plaisir des touristes et des marchands de souvenir autour. La photo èa l'heure bleue est des plus belle.
Miguel82 (27656) 2013-10-03 6:42
The worldwide famous Pisa tower by night, a remarkable shot with high sharpness Chris, a picture taken at the end of the day, attractive colors, a brillant picture
I remember I saw that place only from the road in Tuscany, all the best, have a nice afternoon
Royaldevon (41819) 2013-10-03 7:37
A great blue hour shot!
This remarkable, leaning tower makes a most distinctive, drunken icon against the blue sky. The lights add a real warmth to the scene. The clarity is excellent.
It did surprise me to see lights in the actual tower so, obviously trades people still ascend the tower.
My warm regards,
fds (9569) 2013-10-03 7:39
my great tower
fantastic dear friend and great document for my
thanck very much
SimoAle (646) 2013-10-03 7:50
Pisa la mia Pisa!
La Piazza dei Miracoli ti lascia senza fiato per quanto è bella!
Ottima questa foto con i colori del cielo molto vivaci e sfumati a contrasto col bianco della Torre!
Nitidezza, luce non manca niente a questa immagine!
Romano46 (18472) 2013-10-03 9:01
oggi è una giornata particolare. Ci sono tante belle foto e tra esse anche questa tua che è straordinaria e una delle più belle che ho avuto modo di vedere sulla Torre di Pisa.
In una bellissima ora blu hai trovato la migliore inquadratura per valorizzare questo incredibile campanile e lo hai fatto in maniera talmente eccellente che oltre alla perfetta fusione della residua luce naturale con quella artificiale, hai ripreso il soggetto con una eccellente definizione che permette di ammirarlo in ogni dettaglio.
Complimenti!. Una realizzazione veramente stupenda.
Ciao e buona giornata.
annjackman (21901) 2013-10-03 9:08
Taking this at blue hour was a great idea and the deep blue, velvety sky really enhances the tower. I especially like the light coming from inside the tower. A very good, clean image of this famous place.
Kind Regards, Ann
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-10-03 9:29
Awesome capture of this world famous tower during the blue hour! This would have been just like any ordinary photo if taken during the day, the time of the day makes a lot of difference. Good lighting and nice details. Love the colors. Well done, tfs.
dkmurphys (62855) 2013-10-03 11:29
Iconic image from Pisa. I like the moment of late evening and the contrasts of the day. Good catch.
Silvio1953 (150289) 2013-10-03 12:01
Ciao Chris, fascinating blue hour, lovely composition with famous tower, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Gigidusud (21247) 2013-10-03 15:00
Great capture of this famous tower at blue hour with great neatness and splendid light. I like it!
fabbs99 (17175) 2013-10-03 20:57
Great view in the blue hours.Its nice to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa certainly leaning and I hope it does not lean any further lest we lose it forever.Excellent pov and sharpness.Nice colourful details and very pleasantly shown.TFS.
Waylim (25436) 2013-10-03 22:00
This has to be the first time I saw this tower in the night. Really cool, I love it, Excellent clarity and perfect blue sky with deep rich tone and gradient that fade into deeper as it go higher up, but not overly saturated. The tower is a little tilted, you can easy fix it in Photoshop :)
jjcordier (79297) 2013-10-03 22:57
Une jolie heure bleue, rarement vue, de la tour de Pise.
carlo62 (53282) 2013-10-04 0:17
la "mia" Torre in una foto bellissima, è un bel regalo che mi fai e che fai a tutti.
Un' ora blu magnifica, la Torre ne esce fuori in tutto il suo splendore.
Se avessi saputo che eri a Pisa, sarei venuto a salutarti, sarebbe stato un vero piacere.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-04 2:56
eye-catching shot of the famous tilted tower. Glorious blue hour light, amazing detail and clarity make this a real quality image and presentation. Bravo!
gervaso (16489) 2013-10-04 4:39
I didn't know it was not open to the public anymore, but anyway I think I would not go up this tower that always seems to be about to fall! A picture from the floor would be enough for me! And you did it great, with excellent colors of the blue hour! Wonderful composition!
macjake (71059) 2013-10-04 10:54
so they don't allow people up to the top anymore!?
I remember seeing photo's not too long ago, recently taken photos of people at the top - I wonder how long ago they stopped allowing access.
Perhaps i'm totally wrong though, maybe its been closed for a long time.
when you get to take blue hour photos, its even better when you can see some yellow/orange window lighting too, just like what you have here.
awesome subject, awesome blue hour subject.
Cricri (123740) 2013-10-04 11:45
Très belle prise a heure bleu qui met la tour en valeur avec ces détails et sa couleur grise, bon format, très belle réalisation
delpeoples (59434) 2013-10-05 18:13
I was in Pisa in mid September and there were plenty of tourists climbing the tower, I just couldn't be bothered waiting in line! You did really well to go at a time where there were far less tourists, and of course where the light is so beautiful. You don't often see the Tower at Blue Hour. Beautiful tones, although it seems a little dark right at the top. Perhaps a selective brightening in Layers might have worked? Anyway, a top shot of one of the world's best known icons.
Didi (60590) 2013-10-07 11:04
Very good control of lights in the blue hour.
A very good point of view on the tower
ourania (49861) 2013-10-15 10:14
a wonderful picture of the leaning tower in the blue hour. Your composition and framing are most effective, there's a very elegant and pleasing dynamism in the well adjusted vertical frame. I absolutely love the details and textures on the tower that we can study and enjoy all the way to the shady top. Lit and shady parts have been rendered with great balance and clarity, warm and cold tones contrast superbly and are rich and delightful. Wonderful work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,