The Column of the Immaculate Conception or la Colonna dell'Immacolata, is a nineteenth-century monument in central Rome, located in what is called Piazza Mignanelli, but is only the south west extension of Piazza di Spagna.
It was placed aptly in front of the offices of the Palazzo di Propaganda Fide (offices for promulgating the faith), now renamed the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. The monument was designed by the architect Luigi Poletti and commissioned by Ferdinand II, King of the Two Sicilies.
In part, he wanted to put closure to the dispute between Naples and the Papal States that had developed in the last century, when Naples abolished the Chinea, a yearly tribute offered to the Pope as ultimate sovereign of Naples.
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ourania (30063) 2014-01-21 12:26
a very fine arrangement of perspectives that give great depth to the narrow vertical frame. You are presenting the monument with excellent sharpness against a very attractive, contrasting backdrop, I like very much the perspectives and geometry of the building as well as the bright blue sky. The transfer from light to shadow is very clear and agreeable. The three elegant ladies walking across the foreground add interest and pleasing movement. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
npecanhuk (64156) 2014-01-21 14:51
Very beautiful monument!
Special regards to the management of difficult light, vertical format, colors and composition!
TFS - congrats,
carlo62 (31294) 2014-01-21 15:29
ho visto recentemente questa colonna in un altro scatto, ma era molto diverso, sembra quasi un altro monumento.
Le luci e l'interpretazione del fotografo contano molto.
Qui hai messo in contrapposizione la grandezza della colonna con i turisti e il contrasto funziona molto bene.
jjcordier (75562) 2014-01-21 23:02
Un format vertical allongé parfaitement adapté à cette colonne romaine.
krzychu30 (15496) 2014-01-22 0:10
"classic"Rome,but here really excellently captured and presented to us!
Your tight framed and vertical format works really well with this subject.
Have a nice day
timecapturer (47942) 2014-01-22 5:45
nicely managed light in this shot. The shadow and human interest here adds to the scale and effect of this wonderful image of this impressive column. No loss of detail and an elegant presentation.
Silvio1953 (120494) 2014-01-22 6:10
Ciao Daniel, lovely composition with beautiful column, nice scene with a lot of people, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
jhm (138176) 2014-01-22 8:08
These place is very well known in Rome, but every picture is differ.
You did excellent through addition the tourists, this perfect for the scale.
Everything wonderful sharp and clear.
Excellent depth and perspective picture.
But your picture is very well taken.
Nice done, TFS.
Enjoy the day ahead,
SnapRJW (30909) 2014-01-22 8:18
Hello Daniel - Your crop is perfect for the subject; the vertical framing emphasising the vertical push of the column. One small thing that would improve the composition I think, is if the lady with the red shirt was walking into the frame rather than out of it. I do like the presence of the figures through. Warm regards Rosemary
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-22 8:35
A beautiful monument very well photographed. Intricate details are nicely captured. Very good light management and color treatment.
Excellent shot. Tfs.
claudeD (32021) 2014-01-23 9:03
I know the location very well from my last visit to Rome. Excellent coposition, fine coéors and perfect light managment for this very fine shot.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg