I just come back from a trip in Rome where I stayed one week with three friends. This was such a nice experience ! I thought I had to post this shot first as it really shows how is Rome, full of narrow streets and motos and clothes hanging off the windows... All that makes the charm of the Italian capital.
Why using black and white ?
Mainly because of the contrast of the white clothes with the dark area surrounding me. Also because we had a lot of rain during the week, so the so-called Italian colours were a bit faded...
The shot was taken in the district of Trastevere, this means 'beyond the Tevere' which is the river crossing Rome. There is much to see in this lovely area of Rome, overall quiet streets that are not invaded by tourists. I read that there is a rivality between inhabitants of this district and those of the historical center of Rome, because the original inhabitants of these two areas were enemies, the Etrusques in the Trastevere, and the Latins, in Rome. If someone knows more about this 'rivality' (which is in fact more a tradition now!!), I will be glad to hear some information.
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mlopes (494) 2005-10-18 13:52
Que bueno mirar tus fotos outra vez! me gusta lo aspecto sujo e antigo desta foto. muy bien! espero muchas más :)
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-10-18 16:17
Bienvenido de vuelta, que tal el viaje a italia?
Muy bonita escena, pero pienso que la conversion a blanco y negro podria estar mejor (aunque yo no soy un experto en eso) tendrias que arreglar un poco los contrastes y tonos.
emanuela (1257) 2005-11-15 3:50
hi David, good shot nice composition with the typical vespa 50special, nice to here about rome and to see about trastevere, it is a great place. i like your composition and choice of b&w, looks a bit soft to me and i would have worked a bit on levels. the upper part looks a bit bright and the lower a bit dark i belive the street was quite narrow.
- Copyright: David Orejas (davido) (1982)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2005-10-10
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Polaroid PDC 5055
- Exposure: f/3.0, 1/10 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-18 13:33