When in Naples its a must to get a photo or two, or two dozen :) of the Galleria Umberto.
I could have easily spent an hour just standing here snapping away photo after photo.
There are many more of these I could post, maybe i'll post one in an abstract compo aswell. For now though, I really wanted to post this shot of these fathers walking right up to me pushing the baby strollers.
The wide angle lens helped to get most of the bg architecture in the frame - I had so much fun here!!
Thanks for looking
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seres76 (780) 2014-07-10 0:53
It's a excellent image with Wide-angle. Good work. Tfs...
CLODO (29814) 2014-07-10 2:47
You wide angle zoom is always set on your camera and it's a funny and original way to take ANOTHER kind of pictures. You should hve been very close to get the prams and the smily dadys and at te same time the glass ceiling.
You're becoming a street photographer now! Welcome in this club (more fun than landscape photography!)!
timecapturer (46699) 2014-07-10 2:49
an evocative title and wonderful motive in this creative and striking image. The old Sigma does it again eh? Remarkable clarity and just amazing light inside this glorious galleria. Superb!
Regards - B.
tyro (19368) 2014-07-10 3:08
I'm sure I've seen a few pictures of this place before - and one or two from Lisa too - but this is a totally different interpretation!
The light here is totally stunning and the variations of light and shade on the facades of the buildings and on the magnificent patterned floor are fabulous. The huge dome above and the other parts of the glass roof make a bold statement above but the two "dads" pushing prams in the foreground make a wonderfully colourful focal point, add human interest and create a sensational depth to the whole image.
This, Craig, is a stunning photograph in which you have used the capabilities of your wide "city" lens to the full with fabulous light and colours, perfect composition and exposure and exquisite details and clarity.
ourania (28616) 2014-07-10 3:38
your composition is smart, effective and appealing, you combined the architectural interest with a delightful daily life scene, adding interest to both. You used and highlighted the perspective and the background in a masterful way, the combined impact of the graphism, the elegance, the play of light and shadow and the colours is marvellous. I also like very much how you played with the notion of symmetry even in the foreground and how you extracted such dynamism from the people. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
carlo62 (29677) 2014-07-10 4:47
bellissima foto, i soggetti sono fantastici e il titolo lo dichiara apertamente.
Meraviglioso lo sfondo, l'architettura è bellissima e la luce è splendida.
Gran bello scatto.
dkmurphys (47802) 2014-07-10 5:01
Funny title :)). I like the image with the spectacular distortion. Well taken, enjoy a fine day.
jhm (136896) 2014-07-10 5:11
Your picture shows a wonderful experimental picture with all these domes and also the people in foreground.
But your picture is perfect taken with wonderful colours and sharpness.
Also a nice panorama view about these area.
This gives nice perspective and depth picture.
Composition and presentation are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (56819) 2014-07-10 5:32
Un très beau cadrage vertical à cet endroit mythique.L'histoire est belle avec ces nouveaux pères de familles. L'homme nouveau du XX1e siècle. Comme toujours, cette lentille donne de très bons résultats.
wolf38 (31128) 2014-07-10 5:58
Hello Craig. A photo with a strong effect. The wide-angle lens produces a great perspective. Truly a whole new viewing experience.
Oceania (4732) 2014-07-10 5:59
Last time I was in that area I heard Naples was the city should be avoided. So I went to Capri. But, from your picture, the city has charm its own. It's a great architecture. Thanks for sharing.
ikeharel (54431) 2014-07-10 7:32
Perfect use of the wide lense, Craig, shown well the gallery. Very similar to the Milano gallery, same pattern and just less crowded.
Fine outside light managed indoor's.
lousat (74135) 2014-07-10 8:58
Hi Craig,dads are only one the ingredients of this fantastic dish,magnificent capture from the Naples gallery,the perspective and the surround optical effect are amazing,this town had inspired you as i can with beautiful pics,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
rbassin (17011) 2014-07-10 9:07
Une bonne utilisation de l'objectif grand angle,qui crée une large vision sur cette espace intérieur.
Très bel effet de la lumière et bon graphisme des coupoles.
adramad (36447) 2014-07-10 10:14
Impressive as has captured the grandeur and beauty of these galleries, a delight in the magnificent facades of houses, but great perspective of the glass vaults, with respect to the whole, I think an image hard to grasp ... congratulations for the splendid result .
Very nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I like it
Enjoy a nice day.
holmertz (38883) 2014-07-10 10:34
As far as shopping malls are concerned, this should be among the finest. Or could it just be your fish-eye? No! This architecture looks great and your modern dads don't make it worse. Although I am prejudiced enough to have expected dads with prams or baby-strollers to be more common in Scandinavia than in southern Italy. But that roof is incredible. I wouldn't expect that in Scandinavia.
worldcitizen (6663) 2014-07-10 13:44
Here come the dads! This is a fun combo of architecture and daily life. This gallery is beautiful, and I especially like the glass ceiling that let's the light come through. Looking at the dad in front, I couldn't help but notice that the blanket under his child also looks like the sky. It's the perfect compliment to the sky above him.
rychem (21033) 2014-07-10 21:53
Fantastic architecture photo and great scene, only fathers with baby strollers, very well observed and captured
jjcordier (74662) 2014-07-10 23:05
Lieu de Naples incontournable pour les photographes. Tu as su en réaliser une photo très originale avec la complicité de ces "papas-poussettes".
aliabazari (13485) 2014-07-11 0:26
Hi craig dear
Good and proper use of wideangle. Composition, very well done. Excellent sharpness and colors. Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
delpeoples (52877) 2014-07-11 5:26
hehehe Yummy Daddies eh! Interesting to see, especially in the South, which is kind of 10 years behind in the gender equality stakes. Great shot here, I knew you'd love the Galleria. The wide angle lens as worked well. Dontcha just love that glass dome? Anyway, this is a corker. And I love the vertical frame. Well done.
claudeD (31389) 2014-07-11 5:45
wonderful pinterior architecture picture from Naples. Very good composition, colors and sharpness. You have used your wide-angle lens perfectly.Very well done.TFS.
With regar^ds from Luxembourg
PiotrF (6084) 2014-07-11 6:07
Nice shot with wide angle effect, great architecture, unique place.
Excellent captured, nice vertical format, composition and presentation be superb.
I like these.
Didi (55697) 2014-07-11 8:07
Nice composition with a wide angla with good frame quality
Good lights ambiance and nice rich details
Graal (96066) 2014-07-11 8:09
fine done theme. Amazing effect of wide angle lens. I like the symmetry and game of light with shadows. Good presentation from Napoli.
Have a nice WE.
Waylim (25174) 2014-07-11 9:58
Fantastic shot. Love the wonderful architectural element and the presence of teh people, 2 fathers adds so much persepctive and liveliness, Making it a daily life image as well. I love the wide angle lens distortion give it a sense of depth as well. Excellent quality. It feel as if I'm there with the stroller coming toward me. I can look from the tile floor all tilting my head to look up to the ceiling with. The DoF is really top notch. All is in good sharpness and clarity. Gongrats.
Silvio1953 (118553) 2014-07-11 11:12
Ciao Craig, fantastic grand angle, great view of beautiful gallery, lovely scene with noce people, wonderful colors, excellent symetry and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
jcpix (12774) 2014-07-11 12:55
Hey there Mac Daddy,
Oh, not yet? Sorry, just seemed like a fitting introduction to match the title and picture. lol
The modern man, how times have changed, yeah? Who would have ever seen this coming. Well, I guess you really....I mean, it's right here for everyone to see! :)
Fantastic timing to catch this trio walking your direction, but equally divided and fanning out to fill the foreground in multiple directions...you couldn't have paid these people to be better placed. Or did you, are these secret actors?? ha
The wide angle works magic again to pull in so much of this magnificent interior, and a brilliant composition to utilize the large dome as an umbrella over the shot. And if that's not enough, this is some kind of special light you captured too. Time to go shopping! Nah, I take that back, I hate shopping. :) Have a good one amigo. Take it easy.
emka (75373) 2014-07-11 22:39
I see you have an ambition (as always :)0 to show the famous places in quite a new look. We saw already many photos of this gallery but you succeeded to show it in a new light. I am sure Lisa was delighted to see this. Fantastic shot. Again, your wide lens was useful, stunning perspective and symmetry. Similar gallery is in Milan, but I was not so good. Maybe in September I will have occasion to shoot another gallery.
Nice view of these two daddys. This one close to you could be my son. He is wonderful dad. And it doesn't mean he can't travel and make photos :) ( I read you discussion with Jason).
WArm regrads MAlgo
SnapRJW (30245) 2014-07-12 0:22
Hello Craig - There is so much to see and enjoy in this shot. The balanced composition is really very good and I know the dads with prams is a major feature but the shopping lady is important too; she gives the necessary symmetry to the whole. A shot which allows us to see both the life and the impressive architecture of what is becoming an icon of the city.
Warm regards and congratulations on a well considered shot.
jemaflor (82294) 2014-07-12 23:43
excellent result with the wide angle, good idea for an original shot, light is perfectly captured.
photographer_sg (3469) 2014-07-13 3:28
That is a lovely composition with great framing and graphic quality. Great use of the wide angle. Iliked the beautiful symmetry with the architecture as well as the people. Thanks for sharing this superb picture.
Have a great Sunday.
ChrisJ (95242) 2014-07-13 10:27
Naples is worth visiting for this gallery and the adjacent archaeological museum alone. Sure, it's a little run down in parts but it still has a lot of charm as depicted here. The Mr Moms add interest here. Love the wide angled distortion. Looks like you enjoyed Italy a lot. As did I. Tfs!
eldancer1 (26246) 2014-07-14 9:50
Wow! Beautiful architectures! Forget about the dads, it's 21st century. Looks like this is where the Fremont Experience got their idea. Nicely captured with good pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
Cricri (103385) 2014-07-14 12:12
J'aime l'effet du grand angle qui donne un effet particulier et dynamique, splendide réalisation dans un bon choix du format verticale, top dans les couleurs et la lumière
abmdsudi (41434) 2014-07-15 13:25
A stunning offering of a fine piece of architecture the detail and clarity is something to behold, and there is a quality to this that elevates this image to an art work classic. That hint of bright vivid colour is fabulous and the rest of the shot is spot on both compositionally and exposure wise - as always people add life to this elegant place. Well done, Tfs
adores (35220) 2014-07-27 10:27
Perfect with these people with the babies in foreground - they are all so well place. Light is excellent and colours also. You got an excellent shot in this famous place.
clic (14638) 2014-08-06 7:19
Sorry for being so late to answer to your kind words.
One could wonder if you took the picture inside or out of this fabulous place of shopping, given the paradoxal view of decorative cupola set over "buildings" that give the impression of a futuristic capped city!
A pleasing natural light adorns your spectacular vertorama.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (54264)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-26
- Categories: Humorous, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Galleria Umberto Naples [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-10 0:14