Via Giovanni Duprè, Contrada dell'Onda, Siena, during a rainstorm.
I'd been to Siena before, but this was late September, when storms were about. Sure enough, the clouds built up as we were sitting in the Campo. We tried to get back to the camper before the rain came, but failed as you can see. But it makes a dramatic midday shot with the street lights on.
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daddo (27264) 2014-04-14 16:00
Hi Will. The foggy atmosphere is not everyone's cup of tea but I like the result very much. Those walls do not bask in the sun all year round and here you show us the atmosphere on a wet and cold day.Of course the lights add the necessary "life" to the image and brighten up what would have been a dull and murky scene. The flags help too. Regards. Klaudio.
npecanhuk (75660) 2014-04-14 16:09
I was there in 1999, in a very hot and sunny day! Good memories!
I like your version with this kind of weather!
Special regards to the exposure, vertical format and composition!
TFS - congrats,
omid266 (6748) 2014-04-14 20:33
** Salam , Hi Will,
It is very dramatic this beautiful moment with rain,
very nice captured , good clarity, beautiful narrow alley,
Thanks for sharing this memory,
emka (102484) 2014-04-14 23:15
Hi Will, the heavy rain looks rather dramatic but it makes the photo interesting. Nice reflections in the wet pavement and the atmosphere seems magical. Excellent composition and good light management. I like the row of the lamps.
Such rain in the end of September is not so nice though. And how to dry in camper??
WArm regrads MAlgo
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-04-15 2:24
Hi Will - A shot that clearly illustrates the fact that fair-weather photographs are not the only option. Here the atmosphere is well captured and adds mood and a different reality to a typical Italian street scene.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-15 3:33
una Siena vista con occhi nuovi in una prospettiva particolarmente bella.
Colori ed atmosfera particolarmente suggestiva.
Le luci e la pioggia oltretutto aggiungono ulteriore fascino alla ripresa che è un perfetto invito a fare una passeggiata tra le sua strade.
Ciao e buona giornata
holmertz (56075) 2014-04-15 3:45
There are lots of things that create an exciting atmosphere in this picture. The lamps, their reflections in the wet street, the old houses and the curving street. The tower, seen against the cloudy background, adds anoher superb ingredient to the composition.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-15 4:15
ambitious and wonderful shot this. Love the fact that you braved the weather to get this shot, because it works so beautifully. A real sense of the atmosphere and character plus the mood of the rain splashing down. Genius!
Regards - B.
sandpiper (6788) 2014-04-15 4:47
very dramatic shot indeed. A beautiful laneway and great architecture, wonderful wet composition
sabermonajati (11317) 2014-04-15 5:45
interesting alley you captured.the lamps exist mazing space.
lousat (94674) 2014-04-15 9:41
HI Will,not lucly with the weather but a very nice perspective from Siena under the rainstorm,great exposure,details and colors,just some drops on the lens watching the artificial foggy sky..ehehe...Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
cornejo (44607) 2014-04-15 11:13
Hi Will, very good and interesting photograph of this beautiful city in the rain. Very well captured in this beautiful image with great pov. Good sharpness, depth, light and color. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
rbassin (23967) 2014-04-15 11:17
Malgré ou à cause de la pluie, vous avez fait une très belle photo, c'est original de voir Sienne sous la pluie.
marabu61 (11189) 2014-04-15 12:12
If we would need a further proof that rainy weather can provide us with glorious photo opps, this truly is it. Wonderful foggy atmosphere with a leaden sky, the wet pavement reflecting the warm glow of the street lamps wonderfully.
Think me weird, but I do like rainy weather ...
have a great day
Royaldevon (40988) 2014-04-15 13:58
Your notes changed my whole impression of this shot!
I thought it was evening!
You are right, the street lights are very eye-catching and, at a glance, look like flaming torches. They make dramatic reflections on the wet street surface.
I like the sense of intrigue created by the curved street and the imposing tower, keeping a close vigil.
My warm regards,
macjake (70515) 2014-04-15 22:35
I have to be honest, i hate the rain :)
especially when on holiday.
but i really need to let that hatred go and just enjoy the moment.
and rain can provide different ambiances in photos too.
spooky kind of vibe here, and it makes me wonder how it looks at night.
good for you to snap this one off.
kasianowak (9687) 2014-04-16 2:28
Definitely a classic case of "I was lucky - it was raining and I didn't manage to get back home in time before it started". ;) You are right, the wet street reflecting the lights is, in my opinion, the most important element of this atmospheric image. Well done on stopping to take it, most people don't bother to pull the camera out of their bags.
Have a nice day
Ps. Looking forward to seeing more b&w "oldies"... :)
annjackman (21899) 2014-04-16 9:06
I really like the atmosphere created by the wet pavement and street lights. It is hard to believe that it was midday! 'Weather' makes great photos as you show us.
Kind Regards, Ann
Silvio1953 (148375) 2014-04-17 10:38
Ciao Will, lovely composition with great perspective on fantastic tower, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
GyurMaster (5636) 2014-04-19 2:27
Not an everyday interpretation of a mediterranean city. It is the strength of this picture nevertheless.
kathryn_weir (2056) 2014-04-19 2:54
another fine example of the benefits of venturing out into poor weather - even unintentionally! The lovely arc of lights leading us up the cobbled street and reflected in the wet paving are just lovely. You have managed the very tricky low light very nicely
gildasjan (43654) 2014-04-21 9:48
Excellent rendu des lumières artificielles dans cette où le calme semble régner.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-04-22 7:57
This is another superb capture with very elegant framing and excellent management of the exposure that allows us to view so many interesting details in spite of the difficult light situation. Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture.
Have a nice day.
clic (17605) 2014-05-03 5:20
Many compliments to the bad weather and to you for the technical achievement that confers to this picture an atmosphere of understated elegance...to the point I can hear Sinatras' "Strangers in the night" played by the loudspeakers hanging at upper right!
adores (46079) 2014-05-13 16:50
I really like this autumn atmosphere, the lights on, the reflections on the wet pavement... We can almost feel the rain here. I like the composition with the flags. Good work!
NorthernLight (2383) 2014-08-26 1:36
I like pictures with a dense atmosphere. This picture has a very dense atmosphere.
This scenery almost looks like in a dream, on the border of reality.
Very skillfully captured!
Friendly greetings from Sweden