Another iconic landmark of Rome and also close to the metro subway train station. Taken late afternoon on a hot summer's day. The people are congregating around a fountain at the base of the steps. From Wiki:
"The Spanish Steps (Italian: Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti) are a set of steps in Rome, Italy, climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church at the top. The Scalinata is the widest staircase in Europe.
The monumental stairway of 136 steps was built with French diplomat Étienne Gueffier’s bequeathed funds of 20,000 scudi, in 1723–1725, linking the Bourbon Spanish Embassy, and the Trinità dei Monti church that was under the patronage of the Bourbon kings of France, both located above — to the Holy See in Palazzo Monaldeschi located below. The stairway was designed by architects Francesco de Sanctis and Alessandro Specchi."
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jurek1951 (42198) 2014-04-08 9:26
a beautiful photo of this place with splendid composition and attractive details, great mediterranean lights and the POV is excellent,
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-08 9:57
per me è impossibile restare indifferente davanti ad una simile fotografia anche perchè io stesso ho avuto occasione di scattarne una quasi uguale e nelle stesse condizioni di luce.
Credo che sia il modo migliore di valorizzare questo splendido angolo di Romae tu l'hai fatto con grande perizia e colori straordinari.
Ciao e buona serata
ktanska (29469) 2014-04-08 12:01
I kind of like the way people at the bottom make a silhouette while the rest of the view is on bright sunshine. It is a popular place for tourists and I remember enjoying the international ambience over there. Wide angle fits well here.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-04-08 12:30
Superb framing and composition with great dof provided by the steps. The two towers stand out really well against the clear blue sky. The framing with the buildings is excellent.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
Corry (4508) 2014-04-08 20:41
Superbe point de vue en contre plongée sur l'escalier et l'église de la Trinité des Monts. Lumière idéale avec un beau ciel bleu. Bien fait.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-04-08 22:27
pas facile de photographier ces escaliers toujours pris d'assaut par les touristes. Tu as réussi à en composer une très intéressante image. L'église se détache superbement sur ce fond de ciel bleu.
jemaflor (103667) 2014-04-08 23:01
Good result with this wide angle, interesting architecture, interesting result too with the good light capture and the contrtast with people in shade in the FG.
dta (82960) 2014-04-09 1:16
Hello Chris ,
A beautiful view of this white Church dominating teh remarkable stairs , and framed by beautiful building .
Interesting contrasts .
Nicou (152062) 2014-04-09 1:42
tous ces personnage en prmier plans dans la partie sombre et cet escailier qui nous mêne au sommet quelle vue sueprbe architecture et mise en valeur.
Bravo et amitié
Royaldevon (43931) 2014-04-09 1:49
A fine viewpoint means that you get the best effect from the converging lines and the rising steps. The crowd in the f/g appear to be an audience watching the entertainment on the steps; consequently, we are persuaded to do the same! The church, dominating the steps, is a rewarding end focus.
Have a great day,
Graal (103038) 2014-04-09 7:52
nice series from Rome. It's remind for me when I was there about '97. Fine POV, contrast and sharpness.
Have a nice evening.
ikeharel (79211) 2014-04-09 8:24
Marvelous midsummer afternoon sight of the known stairs, Chris.
Always with some crowd, day and night. The white towers and the Obelisk are under geat shining sun-rays, good clear view on the stairs and vibrant ambiance on location.
Silvio1953 (154133) 2014-04-09 9:19
Ciao Chris, great POV on fantstic place, lovely composition with a lot of people, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
nikkitta (17068) 2014-04-09 15:18
Waching your post of the Fontana, almost said next stop will be Trinita del Monti, I noticed you are following the same and only metro of Rome, I did the same coming back from India and having to wait 12 hours in Rome
Good capture of an early morning with heavy sun that helps to admire all this beautiful place, like people at the front as a dark frame and then our eyes are captured by stairs, church and obelisk in great contrast with the very blue sky
Very well done, cheers
Next station is...
pierrefonds (71711) 2014-04-09 17:25
The presence of the people is adding life to the scene. The distance between the steps and the church is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details, the colors of the buildings and of the church. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
npecanhuk (78921) 2014-04-09 20:27
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-04-10 7:32
I like your low pov and the shadow in the foreground provided depth to this composition. Sometimes I don't people in my picture but the provide scale. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
ourania (51103) 2014-04-10 13:43
a very attractive presentation of this famous Italian landmark. I like very much the way you have framed this view, using the shade so creatively. You made a wonderful use of perspective and ensured a deep and solid foreground too. Setting and people are very well connected, the view is presented with graphic precision and marvelous vivid colours which the shadows set off even more. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
omid266 (6750) 2014-04-10 21:01
This image really an excellent captured image , excellent place with very nice brightness ,
Thank you for sharing,
Didi (60590) 2014-04-10 23:59
Vey nice view in good lights ambiance
To correct persperctive distortions I always use ShiftN software
mcmtanyel (29700) 2014-04-14 21:23
A very competent photo of this well-known place. Good light management, saturated but natural colors.
Waylim (25436) 2014-04-21 9:53
Very beautiful place and popular place. It must be relative hot in the sun, everyone is in the shade. I remember walking these steps many years ago. Excellent POV and the weather is perfect with that deep blue sky contrasting the church and the warm golden color of the architecture. Excellent quality photo.
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (118927)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-30
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-08 8:54