Another photo from my stay in Bellinzona.
Bellinzona has always had great historical and political standing due to its position on the intersection of several crucial roads between the north and south of the Alps.
Numerous religious, military and civil monuments including the castles are all evidence of Bellinzona's important past.
This photo is centered on the church of San Biagio - noteworthy for the quality of its artistic 14thC and 15thC decoration, frescos of St. Christopher and the Virgin Mary with Christ.
These frescos are 20th century restorations, but the Church di San Biagio in Ravecchia has some originals.
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carlo62 (37205) 2013-07-29 2:36
sono passato da Bellinzona, ma purtroppo non mi sono fermato, per fortuna tu mi fai vedere qualcosa di interessante.
Bella la facciata di questa piccola chiesa, soprattutto se affiancata dall'altro efificio.
Belli i colori, curioso quel piccolo particolare che si vede sul monte, probabilmente un castello.
alpi1500 (1518) 2013-07-29 2:40
Nice POV.I like colors.Great work
Have a nice day.
danos (89623) 2013-07-29 3:30
nice the view as the presentation of the two buildings in Bellinzona,with the church and the beautiful building on the left to coexist perfect.
I like the paintings on the facade of San Biagio with the bell tower to dominates on the backdrop.
Sergiom (65191) 2013-07-29 4:36
J'aime beaucoup ce plan serré sur les belles façades de ce village.Les bâtiments sont beaux et bien entretenus.La contre plongée donne une belle ampleur.
Nicou (127766) 2013-07-29 4:59
Un cadrage au millimètre sueprbe compo de ces deux maison et façades qui entrourent ce clocher et le dessin sur la façade merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
kato (11630) 2013-07-29 5:15
You're capturing well this architecture by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the standard church with bell tower, yellow wall and the fresco on wall. In particular, It's impressive in fresco depicting St. Christopher and the Virgin Mary with Christ. It's a tasteful building next, too. And, the deep greenery of backdrop draws out a good atmosphere in this image.
Miguel82 (26226) 2013-07-29 5:29
A superb composition Miro, vivid colors, good sharpness
I like the painting on that church facade
A brillant picture
bona (13255) 2013-07-29 5:57
what a romantic scene. I like the colors of the church and building. The architecture style remember me the Zorro movies.
I like to see the small part of the fortress in the top of the hill behind the trees, nice inclusion of it.
Ticino seems a nice place to visit.
abmdsudi (45644) 2013-07-29 8:53
A greater view of the church and close enough to savour the vivid details and excellently focused for maximum sharpness. The layout is fine this way abound of interest with the adjacent building giving the extra details for a more pleasing combination. I am attracted by the contrast too between the blue sky and green but the yellow church breaks up the appearance nicely as main focal. Indeed a serene capture, well done, TFS
ourania (35009) 2013-07-29 10:18
your point of view offered a fine perspective. I'm not sure if I'm correct but I think there's a slight tilt to the right. You've exalted the elegance, interest and interaction of the buildings with your well considered framing. The background provides great contrast and it's beautiful too. You've managed the light and the colours in a very effective and agreeable way. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,
Cricri (110295) 2013-07-29 10:49
Belle décoration et couleur jaune de la façade avec son clocher carré, belle présentation avec la maison aux détails aussi intéressant de la façade, belle réalisation
fabbs99 (16813) 2013-07-29 13:04
Wish you a safe jourmey whenever travelling. This is really a colorful image of the Church and the belfry. A really wonderful and original view of this churcg . Truly attractive and lively picture!TFS.
Cheers and be happy,Farhat
bukitgolfb301 (37306) 2013-07-29 18:21
Hi dear Miro
Sorry for my late reaction.
Wow another tasteful and significant image presebting your contry's attractiveness. I like this calm and soft colro touch so much. Needless to mention, perefct framework and composition as usual.
Thanks a lot and have a good day! Takero
Noel_Byrne (26559) 2013-07-30 0:26
A fine church, and I love the colors of it, especially with those frescos on the walls outside. Great positioning against the hilly backdrop, and I like how we see a castle peeping over the top too. Really nice scene, and great note, cheers
pierrefonds (59328) 2013-07-31 5:07
The mountain is helping to frame the buildings. The point of view is showing the architecture of the building and of the Church. It is clear and sharp. The light is giving a good contrast to the colours. Have a nice day.
ikeharel (61393) 2013-07-31 7:07
Good evening Miro,
Painted facade of the church and carved balconies and window lintens of the next house are marvelous art elements on picture. Also, contrast well onto the green behind.
I see a castle atop of the mountain, like "rising" from within the trees.
Lovely compo. well spotted.
Silvio1953 (128325) 2013-07-31 10:04
Ciao Miro, great view of fantastic painted facades, fine details, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
nikkitta (16230) 2013-07-31 13:54
Like the painted houses and this frescos of the church are interesting
Great POG to make a good contrast with the vegetation at the back
I also find some bit of tilt towards the right, as Ourania said
Anyway a good composition ,tfs
eldancer1 (30764) 2013-08-02 9:49
I like your pov of this church and the vertical format worked well with the composition. Good lighting and nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
delpeoples (54455) 2013-08-03 21:56
Salut cher Miro
Even without looking at the location, I could tell the Italian influence here. I really love the strong colours and the most beautiful murals here. Excellent choice the vertical frame and your sharpness and colour definition are superb.
Well done, bonne journee
shevchenko (18892) 2013-08-07 1:29
Good frame to show the upper part of these buildings, beautiful wall that decorating with carvings and mural, lovely old architectures, tidy shot, distinct photo, good shoot.
jcpix (13726) 2013-08-12 15:26
Ahh yes, very much Swiss with an Italian flare! :) I really like what you've compacted into this frame, there's both bright and subtle coloring with understated beauty in the architecture and design. Using the tower as a vertical centerpiece set in front of the deep green's is blissful contrast, as the hillside helps extend the frame upwards. I'm guessing the sky was a touch overcast perhaps, but the exposure is spot on for vibrancy and clarity, bringing out the color and details from this isolated section of town. Another pleasing arrangement, job well done...more than "modest!" :) Take good care.
serp2000 (41648) 2013-08-15 10:02
Excellent postcard from Ticino. It reminds me my trip to Lugano. There is a lot of similar small towns around the lakes.
Thanks for your reply. I have never been in Zurich, but I know Vienna and Bratislava. If we have talk about the prices, yes, this country is more interesting. And I really like the Slovakian wine, Frankovka, for example.
But architect style is just a part of Austrian culture. I remember I was wondered by the castle in Salzuburg... Just a copy of the Bratislavian castle.
gervaso (11032) 2013-09-26 18:02
The vertical format of the picture is perfect to show the tower surrounded by the beautiful architecture, captured with very good colors! Wonderful composition! Excellent job!
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (15126)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-29
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D600, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR
- Exposure: f/4.5
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Architectural Details [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-29 1:32