My first attempt at photography was during a 10-day trip to Italy in the summer of 2012. I borrowed my sister's Canon PowerShot G11 and fired away. This shot was one of my favourites so I decided to share it with you.
The shot is the statue of St. Peter, who, in the Roman Catholic tradition, is believed to be the gatekeeper of Heaven.
Did you know?
The Vatican is the smallest micro-state in the world with a population of 836 and an area of a mere 44 hectares.
Despite its size, however, this tiny area is home to some of the most cherished artistic jewels in the world.
A side note - does anyone know if TE does distinct views or does it add views anytime the same person clicks on the same image. When I'm bored at work, I frequently click on my images to see if anyone has left a comment. I think this artificially raises my view count. If that's the case that's terrible!
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jaywalker (16105) 2013-08-22 7:18
Hi Razmig, A very well composed photo, with great detail & sharp quality, the sky creates the perfect backdrop, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-08-22 8:27
Hello Razmig - Super quality and a bold, well-balanced composition and a great example of negative space adding definition to the main area of focus. Well managed throughout. Best regards Rosemary
timecapturer (49288) 2013-08-23 3:10
as a first attempt this is an impressive shot that even us hardened photographers would like to take. Your POV and management of the image are perfect, but it is the clarity, detail and composition that make it a stand out piece of imagery! Well done, you obviously have a flair for this - so keep them coming.
Have a great weekend - Brian.
bachapi (369) 2013-08-23 11:24
Beautiful shot with good contrast!
PaulVDV (31161) 2013-08-25 5:05
Excellent view upwards of St. Peter. With perfect sharpness. The view of his hair, his beard and the key is stunning.
The white cloud lines in the blue sky make a wonderful background.
Best regards, Paul