I had a quick look at St Peters and opted not to stand in 40c heat for 2 hours in the very long queues. I had a protective lens replaced in a camera shop in a side street nearby here, so I made the most of my time. The Vatican shuts around 4pm, so a morning visit is better for anyone thinking of visiting, and do check if tickets can be purchased online too. An impressive basilica for sure. I had only ever seen scale models of it before or pictures. Great to see it up close even under hard backlight.
I never realized I had left Italy and entered Vatican City by catching the metro subway train and departing at Ottavianno San Pietro station. No passports or border controls were in evidence.
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jurek1951 (40949) 2014-04-11 10:19
a beautiful photo of this place with splendid composition and attractive details, great mediterranean lights and the POV is excellent,
rychem (19523) 2014-04-11 10:23
Beautiful photo of this famous square, great sharpness and details, very well captured and presented
besnard (52057) 2014-04-11 10:52
Une photo intéressante de cette très belle place et de ses bâtiments à la superbe architecture. C'est étonnant qu'il n'y ait pas plus de monde à cette heure de la journée.
Amitiés et bonne soirée.
photographer_sg (2989) 2014-04-11 11:43
beautiful composition of the impressive building displayed with excellent clarity in spite of the difficult back light. I liked especially the stretch of included foreground that gives a great feel of depth and open space. The warm colours contrast beautifully with the clear blue sky. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
macjake (52202) 2014-04-11 13:28
reading your note its easy to feel your excitement for this place you always wanted to see in person.
and despite the harsh lighting you mentioned, it still looks pretty darn good! excellent in fact.
still lots of details and sharpness on the building front.
hope you enjoyed your short stay.
pierrefonds (54978) 2014-04-11 16:34
The wideness of the piazza is giving depth to the composition. The presence of the people is adding life to the scene. The point of view is showing the détails and the colors of the St.Peter's basilica. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
jjcordier (73326) 2014-04-11 22:44
La lumière était un peu dure mais tu as quand même réalisé une bonne image de la place Saint-Pierre, étonnamment désertée.
Nicou (116502) 2014-04-12 1:41
quelle mise en valeur de cette fameuse place avec le zig zage au soll sur le pavage et les borne cette coupole qui surgit sueprbe compo et iamge.
Bravo et amitié
timecapturer (45265) 2014-04-12 4:55
instantly recognisable this. Nice to see it without too many humans blocking the space and majesty of its setting. Gloriously enticing composition. Looks wonderful!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
snunney (79695) 2014-04-12 4:59
There are few people in evidence no doubt due to the intense heat, thus offering a clear view of the Basilica; the stone bollards curving in from the bottom left make a good set of lead-lines. I like the light and shadow contrasts and the backdrop offered by the clear blue sky. Thanks for your tip about Wikitravel; Wikivoyage is very similar and is an offshoot I think. I am only going to have five days each in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart plus another five in Hong Kong so will probably only have time to do all the obvious stuff. But any suggestions for something out of the ordinary would be appreciated.
Sergiom (54625) 2014-04-12 6:02
Je m'en promets pour le moi de mai . La Place St-Pierre est bien haute dans ma liste des choses à voir. J'ai bien l'intention de monter au sommet de la coupole car la vue est superbe.
Romano46 (16578) 2014-04-12 9:03
non è facile fotografare San Pietro perchè spesso la presenza di troppi turisti impedisce di scegliere l'inquadratura che si desidera e diventa un ostacolo alla sua realizzazione.
Hai saputo cogliere un momento nel quale la piazza era sufficientemente deserta per cogliere un bel motivo grafico che valortiozza la piazza e la basilica nonostante la stessa sia in pienmo controluce.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
npecanhuk (60982) 2014-04-13 17:06
That's a majestic place!
That's a very beautiful picture too!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
omid266 (3278) 2014-04-14 21:08
These pictures from Italy are really attarctive,
very nice shot, good contrast, splendid light,
all the best and Thanks for sharing , Thanks for your notes as well,
God bless , Good Luck friend
Miguel82 (20342) 2014-07-04 20:18
Imposant building of Vatican, hard sun that day Chris, big plazza, only pedestrians or cycles are allowed I see, regards
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (94802)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-30
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-11 8:48