macjake (67798) 2016-07-27 0:33
yeah, i think we've seen this on TE a couple of times before, its bringing back some memories.
always interesting to see how the function of buildings change over the decades.
cool to see how the modern buildings surround and protect it, and the lighting is spot on, nice warm colors and tones.
that must be a tour group walking along?
macjake (67798) 2016-07-27 0:30
its so cool to see how the rain falls from a distance like this. and its also neat to see how the town falls directly into the flat plains of the landscape between the mountain ranges. well chosen scene
tyro (24820) 2016-07-27 0:27
A fascinating and informative note about Nalini Malini and her work and a very fine photograph, of considerable artistic quality itself, demonstrating a wonderful play of light, colour and silhouette.
I love how we see, in the distant view, works of art on the warm orange wall while three admirers of them are nicely silhouetted against them and there's almost an appearance of an aurora above them as light is reflected and refracted in those clear transparent cylinders at the top of your image.
A finely composed photograph with amazing light, shadows and contrasts, rich colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and clarity.
macjake (67798) 2016-07-27 0:27
well, you're making it pretty easy to like this one.
the composition with the side lighting striking the homes is excellent, and the way the photo trails off into the depths with the mountains is the icing on the cake.
must be such a great time to walk around here with the camera in hand
tyro (24820) 2016-07-26 23:56
Ciao caro Silvio,
A fascinating note about the history of Santo Stefano di Sessanio and a beautiful and well composed photograph of it.
I love how you have used this magnificent high and bold archway to frame the piazza and the old buildings which themselves are beautifully portrayed against a lovely blue summer sky. The light and colours are delightful, your exposure perfect and the details and clarity are exquisite.
tyro (24820) 2016-07-26 23:50
Ciao caro Luciano,
You write a very thought provoking note here! If we believe that photography exists purely to record things and places of beauty, then, yes, these are disturbing elements. But if we believe that photography is for recording reality, then this is a perfect example of that - a perfect representation of daily life with all its beauty but with all its blemishes and scars.
If we take a photograph of another human being, do we want to record them as being beautiful with glowing skin, bright eyes and looking 20 years younger than they really are? Or do we want their photograph to show all the lines of laughter and experience on their face, their grey hairs and their less than perfect figures? In reality, very few of us look as perfect as Michelangelo's David - so are we all supposed to look as perfect as him?
I love this picture, very well seen and very well taken - and perhaps we should all be trying more to capture reality rather than trying to capture only the beautiful things we see around us!
macjake (67798) 2016-07-26 23:07
we don't get to see enough photos from this country, so obviously i'm very pleased you posted this one.
at the first glance, I really like the grey/blue/silvery tones. the building itself is quite unique and surely demands attention. love it!
macjake (67798) 2016-07-26 23:04
beautiful looking shot in the wide angle type of format.
the clouds are actually the #1 subject for me here, they steal the show :) and there's nothing wrong with that.
the color contrasts are beautiful too, it all comes together quite nicely. well shot
macjake (67798) 2016-07-26 22:59
now thats a car to own! haha
looks pretty compact to me :)
must get good fuel mileage, or at least one would hope so.
cute little car as its all banged up, gives it more character in my opinion. cool post for TE, love the subject
tyro (24820) 2016-07-26 16:17
What a gorgeous place! I can understand why you wanted to visit this lovely beach and I hope you and your family managed to spend some time here.
The view here is spectacular and you have captured it perfectly in this beautifully composed photograph with glorious light and colours, especially of the clear blue/green sea and the fascinating vegetation on that rock. Perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.