On the far-end of a small peninsula in PortoVenere, out-to-sea built in 1198, the San-Pietro church that is situated on a high rock on the edge of the ridge, that stretchs from along the town promenade.
The church by itself was built with simple architecture, black & white bricks, but has a balcony with a wonderful view from there on the west side cliff, a part of the south Ligurian-ridge. Also a view on old town outskirts and the bay.
San-Pietro church location: 44.0485, 9.832
A Wikipedia page about the church.
*** Picture posted by Silvio yesterday, with a view from another side of the bay.
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pajaran (55611) 2013-04-01 1:05
Lep pogled na stepenice, i staru Crkvu ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana Crkva.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Nice view of the stairs, and the old church ...
Good picture, contrast, perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work, well demonstrated Church.
Have a nice day, all the best in the new week that started.
dta (72097) 2013-04-01 1:07
Hello Ike ,
A suprb view of this outstanding church . Old stones and rocks , in the smae tonality , contrasting with the blue sky and the green grass . POV and framing are perfect .
Royaldevon (33843) 2013-04-01 1:37
Good Morning Ike,
Certainly one of my favourites from your Italian holiday. The composition is excellent, having the interesting lead from the right and the tall tower strongly positioned. In fact, all the steps help to build up the expectation of the church.
The textures and the details are sharply captured.
Have a lovely day,
PaulVDV (24769) 2013-04-01 2:01
A very remarkable church with its black and white stripes on the facade and the same motives above the gates and the windows.
You took the picture at a good POV including the various stairs that lead us to the church.
Best regards, Paul
emka (87568) 2013-04-01 2:37
Interesting old striped church. Also Silvio showed lately the photo of this village. Excellent composition with many stairs. magnificent colours.
Warm regrads from very snowy Warsaw
jhm (145228) 2013-04-01 2:38
You took these picture out of low position with a fantastic result.
It green on the stair and the stair self care for depth and perspective.
Wonderful sharpness and clarity.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Easter Monday,
rbassin (20326) 2013-04-01 2:42
une ensemble architectural de toute beauté, la lumière est parfaite.
Bon POv et bien cadré,j'aime bien le premier plan avec les marches et le chemin.
Bravo , c'est ben présenté.
carlo62 (39767) 2013-04-01 3:01
bella inquadratura su questa splendida chiesa, giorni fa, Silvio, ci aveva proposto questa chiesa da un pov completamente diverso, ma in qualsiasi modo viene fotografata, rimane sempre un bellissimo soggetto.
Bello il gioco di scale che sembra continuare sulle pareti della chiesa grazie alla differenza dei colori dei marmi.
cornejo (36469) 2013-04-01 3:21
Hello Ike, very good view of this interesting little church of color seen by me, very well captured with good pov on this excellent and interesting photography. An interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Best regards from southern Spain.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-04-01 3:43
magnificent example of the beauty of Ligurian architecture.Portovenere is no exception.Nicely composed and framed scene.What attracts my attention is this so beautifully contrasting intertwine of grey stones and green grass-really captivating juxtaposition.But also the sky is phenomenal and gives so lovely contrast to the rest of composition.
Excellent photo job!
Have a nice day
snunney (90808) 2013-04-01 3:50
Excellent point of view on this attractive church, that contrasts so beautifully with the heavenly blue sky behind. Complemented by first class technical presentation. Great photo work.
lousat (83602) 2013-04-01 4:04
Hi Ike,magnificent capture of this church builth in the tipical ligurian style,like the main church of Genova.Great imposing perspective,you know how to choose the best point of view...hehe....great details and colors too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
Miguel82 (26905) 2013-04-01 4:06
Very clear shot Ike, wonderful colors, fine weather conditions
An excellent monument view
Good sharpness, contrast and exposition
Have a nice day
pierrefonds (61086) 2013-04-01 4:43
The distance between the steps and the Church is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the architecture of the church. The light has a good effect on the colours. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (68742) 2013-04-01 5:18
Le regard suit naturellement les marches dans l'image, ce qui donne beaucoup de profondeur à l'ensemble. De plus, la contre plongée et le cadrage vertical apporte de l'ampleur à cette très belle église.
Oceania (5202) 2013-04-01 6:47
The sky is crispy blue. This church is small, but was situated in a beautiful surrounding.
siudzi (34141) 2013-04-01 7:00
This city must be a special place with so many architectural beauties! The church with its unique design looks amazing and you did a great job to present it. Like it! Very well seen and cropped.
adramad (41188) 2013-04-01 14:19
I'm active again in these pages after a few days of vacation.
Wow ...... Fabulous composition of this beautiful church, the disposition of those horizontal stripes, for the different stones, gives a special charm, also their situation in this rocky hillside makes it stand out magnificently, your magnificent POV recreates all its beauty.
Superb range of colors and a very bright, with perfect clarity.
I wish you a good week.
Sonata11 (33697) 2013-04-01 18:47
Hello dear Ike,
what a fantastic composition of this church architecture and surroundings with its execution. Perfectly well done. Tfs. Thank you so much.
All the best,
jcpix (13820) 2013-04-01 18:53
Very interesting Ike, you've put together some really neat elements. The horizontal lines are the first thing that stand out, particularly the striped facade of the church. Then there's the different layers/levels associated with the lines, all blended together with the stone foreground, natural rock landscape and the shape of the church itself. I find this rather fascinating, and quite simply fun to look at...solid composition and exposure to match. Well done! Have a great day.
All the best from the States,
npecanhuk (70884) 2013-04-01 19:30
Very interesting and attractive details!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
delpeoples (55296) 2013-04-01 20:41
I wish you all the best for Passover, sorry my wishes are late, but I have been away on a little holiday..not very long but very relaxing.
I am so pleased that you still have some Italian photos to show us. I would never have guessed that this was Portovenere, the architecture looks like it is straight out of Umbria. Beautiful soft colours and I like the graphic effect that the pavement in the foreground makes. You were able to capture some spectacular details of this marvellous place.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-04-01 21:38
Hello Ike, fantastic sharp picture of San Pietro in La Spezia...I've spent lots of time there with good friends and your picture nrings back the sweet memories..
thanks for sharing,
siolaw (38292) 2013-04-02 7:29
Excellent presentation of this special moutain church with perfect detail sharpness.
you had great weather, that gave you those clear colour tones.
Nicou (131526) 2013-04-02 8:42
Grandiose vue de cette église quel tons et iamge quelle vue avec ce ciel en fond fantastique cadrage et mise en valeur splendide.
Bravo et amitié
ourania (37412) 2013-04-02 8:58
this picture is splendid. It has a wonderful composition that fits in the frame and befits the theme effectively, I love the sense of depth and how the curving stairway on the right contrasts the rigid geometry of the architecture. Illumination and contrast management are excellent, sharpness superb. I like very much the strong definition and the combination of the few lovely colours that make up this image. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
Cricri (112113) 2013-04-02 9:54
Une belle approche de l'église, une suite de celle présenter par l'ami Silvio, intéressante architecture qui baigne sous une belle lumière, entre le bleu et les touches vertes, bon POV, Belle région et image
emilbo (22616) 2013-04-02 12:18
La prise de vue est excellente et la photo est parfaitement composée. Cette vieille église au clocher carré semble bien conservée pour le temps et tu nous la montres bien dans un bel éclairage. Elle est bien mise en valeurs devant un beau ciel bleu.
Les WS sont très intéressants aussi.
Toutes mes amitiés,
fabbs99 (16819) 2013-04-02 21:03
Great view of the Church with nice warm colors.The deep depth of field is perfect.The lighting is also amazing as well as perfect POV too.Excellent work done.TFS.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2013-04-03 6:52
Excellent shot with great composition and beautiful colors. The church is pretty impressive and you managed to capture brilliant. The lighting and colors are impressive with nice sharpness and detail.
Have a nice evening,
mirosu (15386) 2013-04-04 3:38
This is excellently captured church from very well selected low angle viewpoint. The view from lover angle makes the church majestic and dominant. The light is perfect, the contrast against blue sky excellent.
baddori (20011) 2013-04-05 8:52
Splendido scatto .
Porto Venere una "icona" di bellezza ... splendida in atterraggio a Genova vista dall'alto . L'alternarsi dei marmi (bianco e nero) l'eleganza delle forme . Ottima presentazione.
dip (23880) 2013-04-05 12:07
very clear and sharp image with beautiful architectural details!
thebest (4276) 2013-04-05 17:52
Slowly catching up on my critics - I always keep a record so I do not miss anyone!
I have been to Italy on a business trip & managed to visit Florence & Verona - the day I had to leave was spent visiting Venice & I almost missed my flight back to Australia... such fun!!!
I love this image - what a picturesque location for this Church situated in a Romantic & welcoming setting - beckoning the sailors back to shore & the locals who pray for them.
I do wish to visit Italy again & I have already made a few notes about this Peninsular.
I love it!!!
macjake (62352) 2013-04-06 10:55
I like that you added the other photo's in your note, we get a real sense of the entire structure and its surrounding areas with views too!
very bright day, but thats ok...what can you do about that! :)
it shows the sides of the church very well.
great shot, note and addtional photos.
mkamionka (32949) 2013-04-07 11:13
although this region seems so popular, I cannot remember ever seeing photos of this place. Very unique and interesting architecture. The location seems great too and you have selected a great POV to present it.
Very well done,
Thanks for sharing,
Gigidusud (18243) 2013-04-07 13:54
Great capture of this beautiful Church with excellent neatness.Splendid colors,nice light and good vertical format.I like a lot!
Hansaphotos (7495) 2013-04-08 1:57
I`m going to Italy later this year, and this photo works well as a taste of what this beautiful country can offer. Lovely composition where you use the staircase on the right as a lead towards the church. The spots of green and the blue sky provides a good colour contrast to the scene. Lovely work! TFS. Have a great week.
Best regards, Erling
Silvio1953 (131814) 2013-04-08 5:53
Ciao Ike, great view of fantastic church, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-04-08 5:53
The stairs guiding the eyes of the viewer to
the Church and this creates a nice depth. The
vertical position emphasize that extra.
In short: very good position and composition.
adores (41686) 2013-04-08 17:21
I've just seen Silvio's photo of this place! Amazing how the buildings seem to get mixed with the rocks. Colours and sharpness are very good and I like the composition, with the people at the entrance and at the top.
bayno (18344) 2013-04-14 2:17
Ciao Ike, another great image from our beautiful italy...here the sharp is fantastic, i like also the contrast between green an blue....very good framing....
jemaflor (90139) 2013-04-16 13:03
Niec architecture well taken, Perfect light capture and sharpness, tfs.
Bluejeans (64251) 2013-04-24 6:25
Ola Ike ,
Uma boa foto vertical com esta igreja de fundo , muito interessante a sua construção em faixas de cinza , belo contraste de cores cinza verde e azul , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
kato (11630) 2013-05-11 22:06
You're capturing well this architecture by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the church with b/w color and the pinnacle situated on the high rock. And, it's effective and interesting for stone stairs. The whole is harmonized well by a good/bright color combination.
mcmtanyel (17229) 2013-06-09 18:58
I've been meaning to record my appreciation of this photo for a while, but every time I found some Mediterranean photo to enjoy. Today, before I get sucked into other Mediterranean photos, let me state that this is a well composed, sharp photo with nice (and natural) color. It helps that the subject is pretty, too. TFS.
jmdias (59250) 2013-06-20 17:25
interesting details of this beautiful church. it looks like a mix of fort and church. nice details, sharpness, light and framing. TFS this not so known Italian monument.
gus72 (3719) 2013-10-12 14:28
Hi Ike !!
simple Architecture but stunning results !!!!
This building is so elegant...... and so well proportioned.
Nice vertical format and crispy colours.
it all looks perfect to me........
fritzi007 (9207) 2014-08-11 12:49
perfect photo, very high quality, good information!
Matyas (10010) 2015-03-18 1:30
Shalom Ike! Amazing church. Wonderful clean sky. Superb lightness and brightness. Marvelous colours. Good perspective. Perfect exposure. Ideal sharpness. Regards!
ChrisJ (105571) 2015-05-02 4:57
I visited La Spezia in 2013 but missed this impressive building. Good sharpness and the stairs at right add superb lead in lines and perspective. The dark stone building contrasts well against the lighter toned sky to give a pleasing graphic element. A pleasant diffused light in the fg shifting to punchy light contrasts in the bg. Tfs.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (63961)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-13
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-01 0:59