The Campus Martius (Latin for the "Field of Mars", Italian Campo Marzio), was a publicly owned area of ancient Rome about 2 square kilometres (490 acres) in extent. In the Middle Ages, it was the most populous area of Rome. The IV rione of Rome, Campo Marzio, which covers a smaller section of the original area, bears the same name.
Before the founding of Rome, the Campus Martius was a low-lying plain enclosed on the west by a bend of the Tiber River near Tiber Island, on the east by the Quirinal Hill, and on the southeast by the Capitoline Hill.
According to the Augustan historian Livy, the Campus Martius was originally a field belonging to the family of Rome's seventh and last king Lucius Tarquinius Superbus. After the revolution that established the Roman Republic, the field (which had already been consecrated to Mars) was harvested, and the grain thrown into the Tiber where it settled and, along with accumulated sediment, formed islands in the centre of the river.
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bema (26287) 2012-03-09 12:20
a splendid pov and agood composed capture, indeed..
great outlook here over this interesting campus Martius..
thanks for sharing, see you around, cheers Bernd
wolf38 (30532) 2012-03-09 12:22
Hello Daniel. My compliments for this beautiful photo -and especially the successful composition. Truly a remarkable photo. Well done.
SNOOP_Chan (3841) 2012-03-09 12:30
Salut Daniel, Roma e ca un muzeu in aer liber. Cand am ajuns prima data acolo si am vazut Coloseumul, ma gandeam uite frate unii oameni (norocosi), vad kestia sta in drum spre munca de exemplu, si eu am mers de mi-a venit rau ca sa o vad. Trebuie sa apreciem si noi ce avem, ca avem destule. Foarte faina poza, nu-mi aduc aminte exact unde e piazza asta dar cu siguranta am vazut-o :)
mohammad_H (8822) 2012-03-09 12:32
Very beautiful view of the statue. Extraordinary landscape. Color and excellent light. Image attractive and pleasant to view invented
have a nice night
batalay (34795) 2012-03-09 14:24
I like the vantage point you've chosen to show this extraordinary view. I was there last August, and took tons of photos, but never saw quite this angle — the ramp descending from the Capidoglio. Behind you and to the left in this photo is a museum, with a superb outdoor café that Romans know about, but tourists rarely know. The magnificent skyline of Rome is on display from the café.
mesutilgim (80576) 2012-03-09 14:39
Very nice capture with perfect pov and perfect light management.
Nice artisanal framing.
TFS and have a nice weekend
tkfun45 (113) 2012-03-09 21:54
Very nice POV, telling a story from a different perspective.
jjcordier (73704) 2012-03-09 23:07
Un bon cadrage pour présenter cette place italienne. Tu n'as pas oublié d'inclure le scooter caractéristique du pays -)
rbassin (16400) 2012-03-10 1:29
J'aime bien cette composition avec le cheval qui entre dans le cadre.
danos (83575) 2012-03-10 2:05
good the well chosen POV with the front part of the horse to be out of its standing.I like the contrast of the colours, as the brilliant light management.
Have a good weekend,Danos
timecapturer (45633) 2012-03-10 2:58
perfectly composed shot this. The lead in is superb as is the sharpness and detailing. A quality image and presentation. Well done!
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
delpeoples (52731) 2012-03-10 3:28
Another unique POV of this famous place. Fantastic view, great sharpness and I like the bluish tones.
Have a lovely Saturday
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-10 5:00
an elegant photo of this beautiful view I like the composition and the architectural details, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
Silvio1953 (116861) 2012-03-10 5:27
Ciao Daniel, lovely composition with beautiful statue in FGr, great perspective, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Sergiom (55279) 2012-03-10 5:32
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue. Il nous fait complice du regard du cheval sur son environnement qui est beau et lumineux.
siudzi (32645) 2012-03-10 6:52
A brand new look of this well-known place of Rome. Like the way you composed it using a monument in the foreground. Very well done! Have a nice WE!
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-03-10 7:05
Mgnificent picture. Sharpness,chosen pov, exposure,colours and clarity are all standing.
A wonderful place to enjoy a walk.
ChrisJ (94836) 2012-03-10 10:50
A wonderful blue sky, good light contrasts, people that add scale, but I am missing a little sharpness. The horse sculpture dominates this superb composition & is taken from an excellent low shooting angle. Have a great weekend!
Nicou (117264) 2012-03-10 11:59
super cpatage et iamge quelle mise env aleur de cette statue dans ce ciel pur et limpdie avec le gris quel cheval fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
emka (73761) 2012-03-10 23:49
Hi daniel creative shot, I like the composition with the horses. superb depth, nice colours.
Cricri (101805) 2012-03-11 5:13
Un cadrage serré qui inclus plusieurs éléments, le top est la statue remarquable cheval, belle réalisation
npecanhuk (61562) 2012-03-11 9:47
Nice and interesting picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format, grey & white borders with black words, contrasts and original & attractive composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
JFS (32459) 2012-03-11 12:28
A different composition of Piazza del Campidoglio, you are more and more creative.
Have a good week my friend!
bayno (18342) 2012-03-11 19:14
we're back in my hometown, beautiful light and very good POV for this composition, beautiful view and excellent depth...nice colors too...
have a good day...
Angshu (54909) 2012-03-11 22:24
This is well composed with the part of the statue of the horse leading our eyes to the dome. Indeed its your POV & fine composition which makes this stand out!
abmdsudi (40174) 2012-03-12 6:33
It's a cracking viewpoint in bright light. I get the feeling that you are attracted by the statue and the perspective of the balustrades, the uprights, lamp posts, roadway provide some strong intersecting lines to the image. The 'horse' makes a strong focal point and the crowd add some colors while the blue sky gives a big lift to the overall scene. I like the way this is presented because it helps the viewer to relate the photograph to other things as depicted. Well done
lpi (4857) 2012-03-12 10:09
J'aime ton point de vue sur ce bel endroit!
La statue est bien mise en valeur!
rabdelnoor (3421) 2012-03-12 19:22
Excellent POV and framing. A fine capture of this important lankmark in Rome, with beautiful colours and light.
claudeD (30817) 2012-03-13 3:57
very interesting picture from Rome and the Piazza del Campidoglio. I like your well choosen pov which is not common but a very good idea.Excellent fotojob.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (46964)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-17
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Caput Mundi [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-09 12:14