Cannara is an Italian town of 4,272 inhabitants in the province of Perugia.
Lovely town of medieval style comes alive on the feast of Corpus Christi: for more than 50 years The Flower Festival takes place: in the night across the country runs the floral carpets on which the procession will pass the next day with the Body of Christ.
Another important moment in the life of the city is the onion festival, squares, streets courtyards of ancient buildings are transformed into markets and open-air restaurants and the quiet town comes alive with nightlife.
It is located on the left bank of the river Mouse centrally located in the Umbrian Valley, in an area formerly lake, known to the Romans as "Lacus Umber". Cannock derives its name from "cane", aquatic plant still lingering, and in ancient times it was the center of a marshy area.
Born as a castle well fortified with high walls and towers, during the eleventh century and became common during the thirteenth century. Threatened by the expansionism of the nearby Assisi, in 1291 she began to Perugia, in exchange for protection. In 1424 it became a fief of the powerful Baglioni family from Perugia, who held it under their rule until 1648, when he dies Malatesta V, the last descendant of that branch.
Since then, and until the Unification of Italy (1861), belonged to the Papal States.
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pyffepa (623) 2013-09-18 11:34
I like the atmosphere rendered by your picture and appreciate the effect of the light on the facade of the church.
I'm astonished about the quality of the picture in the foreground, sharp and without noise.
grigand (18957) 2013-09-18 11:39
Bella atmosfera serale in attesa del concerto (?), ottima luce e compo.
Royaldevon (21485) 2013-09-18 12:40
Thank you for these notes. I have never heard of the 'Onion Festival' before and your photograph paints a very graphic picture. The quality of the exposure is excellent, with amazingly clear details for a night shot. As always, you have used a good viewpoint, creating nice lead lines to an interesting scene.
My warm regards,
williewhistler (9873) 2013-09-18 13:15
the lady inspecting the table laden with a variety of onions adds a pleasant human element to a nicely exposed evening street scene.
krzychu30 (12719) 2013-09-18 13:45
lovely blue hour composition and nice daily-life shot in one!
I like the composition,framing of the scene and its excellent execution.
Also colors and light management works really well together to create so outstanding visual effect.
gervaso (9247) 2013-09-18 14:21
Excellent colors and lights given by the blue hour! You captured the scene with a perfect exposition! At this time this place seems to be preparing to receive a great number of people, is that right? Wonderful composition!
carlo62 (19455) 2013-09-18 14:30
ho visto delle belle cipolline che vengono una meraviglia in agrodolce.
Un'ora blu molto....gustosa.
daddo (20641) 2013-09-18 17:05
Ciao Silvio. Do I see some people!And you cut one in half!As usual it's the architecture that spekas the loudest in your work. I do detect some noise in the upper part of the building and sky. PP? Ciao. Klaudio.
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-09-18 17:48
Silvio, stavo aspettando un notturno da te e qui si sta con questa magnifica composizione
Mi piace tutto ciņ che vedo mio amico e tutto č bellissimo!!
Graal (92168) 2013-09-18 23:48
very nice picture and presentation of Cannara. Good shot during the blue hour. Interesting informations. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
ChrisJ (91290) 2013-09-19 1:19
A superb daily life scene at blue hour of the woman shopping at the night market. Good sharpness and excellent shadow detail and framing. The vertical format works well here. Perspective has been well managed withe the building sides very even. The diagonal table adds dynamism. Tfs!
dkmurphys (42527) 2013-09-19 2:42
Charming scene. Autumn is the time for the rich crops and good flavors. Street sells like this are popular here too. Well taken.
snunney (72728) 2013-09-19 2:59
A splendid composition with a superb palpable atmosphere. The image has excellent depth and is ideally exposed in difficult circumstances. Clarity is excellent with no evidence of noise despite the high ISO rating. Fine work indeed.
annjackman (15541) 2013-09-19 3:22
This is a super evening shot. I love the table laden with onions and the woman admiring it. Very well taken.
Kind Regards, Ann
eldancer1 (20824) 2013-09-19 7:51
A market and a concert, can't get any better than that. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
abmdsudi (32509) 2013-09-19 10:32
An impressive and lively night shot in excellent clarity with sufficient glow of colors and your compo works well by using the fb towards the main building in the backdrop Excellent focus despite the low light, good human interest and warm tones makes this so appealing to the eye. A real cool shot, Congrats
Appreciate your useful infor notes.
fabbs99 (11148) 2013-09-19 22:48
Incredibly beautiful shot executed with a superb quality. The DOF, saturation and exposure were managed perfectly. Great work! TFS.
nikkitta (8981) 2013-09-20 15:35
Quite interesting note about that kind of festivals in Italy, happy they continued the tradition
Good capture at the blue hour and light management of light that lets admire all details of the capture
Well done, Bravo!!
In Argentina there is ...only a kind of onion:(
ourania (18672) 2013-09-21 7:31
una composizione intrigante che combina la presentazione dello scenario della cittadina antica con elementi insoliti ed interessanti della sua vita quotidiana. Le cipolle e le ali sono probabilmente dei famosi prodotti locali, la signora sembra sopraffatta dall' abondanza. Le sedie bianche sono uguali alle nostre ma lo scenario e' tipico italiano e meraviglioso. Hai ottenuto notevole chiarezza e le tonalita' notturni sono gradevoli. Complimenti e grazie!
tanti saluti e buona serata,
lousat (64213) 2013-09-21 14:02
Ciao Silvio,qualita' assolutament eccezzionale,questa blue hour e' senza dubbio la piu' bella foto che hai postato durante la mia assenza,gioiellino di esposizione e dettagli,bravissimo! Buona Domenica e complimenti,Luciano
bayno (18334) 2013-09-22 0:37
Bella compo e bellissima blu hour Silvio, veramente ottimi i dettagli nonostante i tempi bassi...ammazza che mano ferma...buon WE...
Miguel82 (14500) 2013-09-27 1:56
Silvio, thanks for your comment, amazing onion festival, nice view of that plazza and church, the light and colors are excellent, high definition
A brillant night capture, all the best