I took this shot near noon too much light for good photo but the final result in b/w is still acceptable.
This is Vigevano's famous Piazza Ducale, with the Cathedral facade, it was Sunday and many people took a stroll before lunch.
''Vigevano is a town and comune in the province of Pavia, Lombardy, northern Italy, which possesses many artistic treasures and runs a huge industrial business. It is at the center of a district called Lomellina, a great rice-growing agricultural centre. Vigevano received the honorary title of city with a decree of Duke Francis II Sforza on February 2, 1532. Vigevano is particularly well-known for its beautiful Renaissance "Piazza Ducale", in the centre of the town.
the Piazza Ducale is an elongated rectangle that is almost in the ideal proportions 1:3 advocated by the architectural theorist Antonio Filarete , which is also said to have been laid out by Bramante, and was certainly built for Ludovico il Moro, starting in 1492-93 and completed in record time, unusual for early Renaissance town planning. Piazza Ducale was actually planned to form a noble forecourt to his castle, unified by the arcades that completely surround the square, an amenity of the new North Italian towns built in the 13th century. The town's main street enters through a sham arcaded façade that preserves the unity of the space as at the Place des Vosges. Ludovico demolished the former palazzo of the commune of Vigevano to create the space.
the 17th century one end of the Piazza Ducale was enclosed by the concave Baroque façade of the Cathedral, cleverly adjusted to bring the ancient duomo into a line perpendicular to the axis of the piazza and centered on it.
The Cathedral was begun in 1532 under Duke Francesco II, who commissioned the design to Antonio da Lonate. The edifice was completed in 1606. The interior is on the Latin cross plan, with a nave and two aisles, and houses works by Macrino d'Alba, Bernardino Ferrari and others, as well as tempera polyptych of the school of Leonardo da Vinci''
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sabermonajati (9537) 2010-06-11 8:36
to my mind this square is splendid place and people located very well in photo.
Silvio1953 (122215) 2010-06-11 9:01
Ciao Alessandro, bella propspettiva sulla chiesa, ottima animata composizione, magnifico bianco e nero, bravo, buon week end, ciao Silvio
grigand (19511) 2010-06-11 10:52
una piazza bellissima, ottima la scelta del bw, bella la luce.
Tashy (1820) 2010-06-11 12:40
ottima inquadratura con stupenda composizione. Eccellente profondità di campo e bel BN.
Ti auguro un buon weekend,
edge (6070) 2010-06-11 19:01
Ciao Alessandro, Nice shot of this piazza. Lots of pedestrians there having their daily walk. Good composition and sharpness. I am afraid, I can't comment on the color however. Ha Ha. Regards, Roger
dkmurphys (49292) 2010-06-12 1:30
good bw choice. I love this kind of squares images, good places for people to relax and meet each other. Good work.
Nicou (122006) 2010-06-12 2:12
Sueprbe captage et iamge quelle belle place animée avec la superbe église en fond, la viviacité, le mouvment, très belle image NB.
Bravo et amitié
bukitgolfb301 (35938) 2010-06-12 4:23
Hi my dear Alessandro
Sory late reply as I was out of town for three days.
So amazing and wondreful shot!
Nice angle and positioning you got.
Tasteful B&W color, perfect conseidered framework and very sharp description as usual. Congratulation on your fine job!
Thanks for your sharing and have a good weekend!
prabut (3548) 2010-06-12 6:24
Great picture square full of people and nice architecture. Good POV gives a nice symmetry. Nice light, good contrast and nice shades of gray.
adramad (38039) 2010-06-12 10:10
Excelente idea el mostrar esta imagen en B&W, asi esta genial, el ambiente de esta bonita plaza con tanta gente, resulta muy atractivo y da una imagen muy viva.
Have a nice weekend. Best regards.
raszid62 (18583) 2010-06-12 10:33
Molto interessante fotografia vivace piazza con belle viste in giro. Conversione in B&W è una buona idea.
mesutilgim (84330) 2010-06-12 10:57
Very nice b&w capture from this typical İtalian "Piazza". Church, arkades, people strolling around, cafe's riht and left; evrything is there.
Very good execution and nice framing.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Fante (5429) 2010-06-13 13:28
excelent photo of this beautiful square. Brilliant composition, perfect choice for B&W. Good simetry streaching from both side. Amazing sharpness. Very interesting architecture. People make this photo very dynamic.Bravo
JanD (0) 2010-06-13 23:49
Amazing place, wonderful square, gorgeous people, very interesting architecture, superb BW. Original image.
tatadalou (6083) 2013-10-10 13:49
Il bianco e nero è spesso una buona soluzione quando le condizioni di luce non sono buone. La chiesa e gli edifici laterali formano un insieme architettonico molto armonioso e la tua inquadratura le valorizza.
- Copyright: ALESSANDRO MACCHI (SWEETFREEDOM) (22724)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2010-04-25
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 35mm f/ 1.4L, 77 B+W MRC UV
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-06-11 7:42