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Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-04-24
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Mood
Camera: Minolta Z1
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 50-59 points, Rome My Precious City, Windows, Windows of the Green Baron [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-15 3:40
Viewed: 4044
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Piazza Navona

Today I didn’t have the spirit to write a decent note so this time no philosophical reflections, interesting stories or funny anecdotes.

This picture I took in April 2004 in my precious city of Rome on the Piazza Navona a square not far from the Pantheon. It’s always busy there especially on Saturday when a lot of artists showing their artwork. Walking on the plaza photographing the interesting artefacts like the fountain and the obelisk I saw this colourful balcony and took the shot. Not long after this shot it started to rain and not just a shower, really pouring rain so I was lucky to have excellent lighting. This is it and I’m curious what my TL-fellows think about this posting.

- increased saturation (+10)
- cropped
- framed and add text

That’s all folks!

Piazza Navona is a square in Rome. The piazza follows the plan of an ancient Roman circus, the 1st century Stadium of Domitian, where the Romans came to watch the agones ("games"): today's name stems from the corruption of the latter in in agone, then nagone and navona, which actually means "big ship" in Italian.
Defined as a square in the last years of 15th century, when the city market was transferred here from the Campidoglio, Piazza Navona is now the pride of Baroque Rome. It has sculptural and architectural creations: by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers, 1651) in the center; by Francesco Borromini and Girolamo Rainaldi, the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone; and by Pietro da Cortona, who painted the gallery in the Pamphilj palace.
The traditional market was moved in 1869 to Campo de' Fiori, but the square has also a traditional role in housing theatrical and costume shows, horse races, buffalo jousts. Since 1652, on every August's Sunday and Saturday, the square was turned into a lake to celebrate the Pamphilj family itself: youngsters and noble cabs played running through the square while a band played music. This feast was suppressed in 1866.
Piazza Navona contains two additional fountains sculpted by Giacomo della Porta — the Fontana di Nettuno (1574), located at the northern area of Piazza Navona, and the Fontana del Moro (1576), located at the southern area of the piazza. (Text from Wikipedia.com)

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Nice compo, colours and framing. Nice flowers.


Beau travail Hans...
Très bons choix de cadrage, de cadre et de format.


Hello Hans,
A well framed view!
Interesting details in this older balcony, well framed and captured with good colours...
I like the composition, and the details tell the story of the owner of the place!
Pablo -

Hi Hans
An eyecatching and beautiful shot! Composition and subject are excellent. Saturation and detail are superb. So is your note!
best wishes my friend

Hi Hans,
this is a wonderful place - I've been waiting a few minutes if the windows were opened and the pope will come outside?!? But nothing happened ;-)
Anyway it's an excellent shot with the perfect frame, you could make much money by selling it as a postcard. Thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hai Hans,
Mooie foto,misschien een decor voor een moderne Romeo en Julia?
Gr, Jacqueline

I like the composition and colours very much, the frame suits the image also very well. Good work! :)
Regards, Evgenia

very good shot Hans, nice composition!


nicely frame. excellent window. very beautiful presentation tfs-jon

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2006-10-15 10:29]
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Tipisch Italiaans! Mist de zon!
Mooi scherp

Very nice Hans! Excellent beautiful window and architecture! Great shot!

Hello Hans.

Excellent picture, nice colour.
Great composition.


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2006-10-15 13:03]

Hallo Hans,
hier fehlt nur noch eine verliebte junge Frau auf dem Balkon, ein herrliches Bild mit klasse Farben und sehr schönen Details, super.
Schöne Grüsse

striking Hans. nice composition ,and your notes.. wel ldone! TFS meagan

nice! Great POV, nice colors and shading, love the border as well. TFS
Donna :o)

Beautiful shot. Very romantic. It doesn't take a lot of space to beautify your surroundings as they did with all those flowes.
Well seen.
:) later

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-10-16 8:20]

Hi Hans,
This is a very nice composition with this door and the balcony well decorated with these flowers. It's so beautiful. Very well done.

Hi Hans!
I like composition and colours.

hello hans!
beautiful shot of this window, great sharpness and composition.

points tomorrow

Lovely colourful balcony window Hans. Good detail, fine light and well presented. TFS,
Many thanks for your comment on
Corra Lynn - More Rapids

Hello Hans, this is well captured, well composed and good contrast with well saturated colours.

Very well done! Yan :)

ps: many thx for your crit on "Window Reflections, Street Saint-Amable".

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  • TELVA Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 46 W: 11 N: 1] (821)
  • [2006-10-18 5:41]

Precious the balcony Also the frame. A taking like always very clean. Greetings

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2006-10-19 17:22]

This better than a fountain shot. A daily life photo that SHOULD be a postcard. The colors, comp and presentation are 'preciso bello'(very beautiful). Have a nice evening.
TFS Julie

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2006-10-22 10:20]

Hallo Hans
Een hele mooie foto met een fors frame. Groet

Hi Hans

Good graphic layout & framing, with excellent sharpness & composition. I like the simplicity & colour. Tfs!

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2008-01-01 21:08]

nice capture of the window

Lacking sharpness.But still I like the beautiful framing and colours.

naast de rust en de mooie kleur valt mij vooral het evenwicht op in deze plaat..
hij is gaaf

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