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Copyright: Marco Rossi (Urfaust) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1844 W: 60 N: 3004] (13317)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-09
Categories: Architecture, Artwork, Decisive Moment, Experimental, Mood
Camera: Nikon D-80, Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS-DX
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-30 7:20
Viewed: 2042
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

A detail of Mantova Cathedral.. (Mantua in english)
in the central Piazza Sordello.
Mantova is a little jewel.. i counsel u to visit it..
the Cathedral is a mix of romanic-gothic and neo-classic style..
looking at it.. i have noticed this shadow of a cross on the tower..
i have taken all with a big Tilt..
i liked to emphasize the scene..
making more drama.. more sense of mystic!!
Stigmata is a great symbol in the Christian Religion..
full of incredible dramatic sense.. full of passion and mystical faith..
i dont know if the final result of my shot is good,
i have tried too much shots and too much cuttings..
in my opinion this is the best..

mood for this shot is.. Kyung Wha Chung – Vivaldi

comments and critics are welcome..


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To clic: thanks Robert..Urfaust 1 10-01 14:12
To Kiwis: thanks DianeUrfaust 2 10-01 02:57
To AKITA: Thank youAKITA 2 09-30 14:50
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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-09-30 7:34]

Merhaba myfriend Marco...
verynice composition and shot..welldone...regards...selamlar

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2007-09-30 8:00]

Hi Marco...
I'm like this POV too...
Great sharp scenery. Fantastic details.
Looks very interesting, nice colors and well presented.

Ciao Marco, taglio audace e risultato ottimo, bel dettaglio con gran gioco di ombre, splendido il cielo azzurrissimo, bravo, ciao Silvio

very original pov and compo... i like your note too and the detail you emphasized.
Well done,

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-09-30 9:08]

Ciao maico mio,

Your composition is magnificient Marco. The light is aesthetically managed where subject is nicely illumined. The shadow of the statue on the building is interesting. Such a fine image, well done.

Thanks for sharing this picture.

Pisa is now in Mantova???
I like the composition falling to the right side - and also the wonderful motive and the blue sky, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-09-30 10:03]

Excellent angle and compo, dear Marco !!!
The shadow of the cross is very special ...


Hello Marco,

It was a great idea to present this beautiful cathedral this way. I like the fragment you choosed. Excellent light and incredible shadows. Very mystical effect!

Hallo marco..
Verry nice shot and....POV!

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 70 N: 644] (4308)
  • [2007-09-30 14:01]

Hello Marco! You prove the general rule that you Italians are great artists and designers. A diagonal composition is always a winning one and you demonstrate it very well. Moreover your colors and focus are remarkable.
Have a nice week!

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2007-09-30 14:05]
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Hi Marco,
my impresson of total this photo is like your "Grosseto Cathedral" photo. and it is difficult for me to understand the meaning of stigmata you captured in this. but mere shadow pattern of the cross, as artistic symbol on the cathedral wall, it is very interesting. I especially like the sensation of this space, stone buildings, tower, statue, all are cubicly composed in nice light and shadow. the feeling is excellent.
thank you,

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2007-09-30 15:32]
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Ciao Marco,
You have audacity and the result is splendid and mysterious at the same time. The light is beautiful, the details clear. Beautiful presentation. Thanks
Best regards

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-09-30 19:53]

Hola Marco,
original encuadre,
la iluminación y el cielo excelentes,
las sombras reflejadas crean detalles mágicos.

Hello Marco,

I really like this pOv alot well composed and captured photo excllent details very crisp well presented photo

TFS Kyle

Ciao Marco
very interesting this compo. First of all I like the tilted view, than I like the light and the shadows... amazing details... Congrats!

Have a lovely day!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-10-01 13:32]

The shadows here really add to the mysterious, mystical mood!
VEry well done

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2007-10-01 13:55]
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Hello Marco
A much stryking difference of these two-eras architecture!
Rather than Vivaldi, I would beleive you listened to rock music that shook your appartment to the point of tilting your picture when you composed this artistic view!!
Splendido il cielo!
Ciao ciao.

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-10-01 17:16]

Hi Marco
What can I say?
Brilliant light, amazing shadows and colors, I like the way you have tilted the buildings, great..
Well presented.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-10-01 18:41]

Hi Marco,
Good choice to keep this strong tilt. I like this dynamic POV and way to see differently. I like these enlightened architectures with long shadows against the deep sky blue. Very well seen and done! Very artistic photo and good music too! Bravo! Annie

Hi Marco!Interesting composition and nice shot!
Great work!

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-10-01 22:51]

Hi Marco ;)
nice and impressive...pefect light, shadows...intersting rotated composition...compliments,
J ;)

Hello Marco
Thank you for your wishes for me and my Fam.
This really extra light ,motiv and very original title

Ciao Marco,
Splendid view ... i like the way you captured this wonderful cathedral ... i love the blue sky ... very sharp, excellent light and reflections of the cross, congrats !

Stigmata!! You have better eyes then mine... I can't see enough closely the palm of they're hands. I enjoy the movie they made about Stigmata with Patricia Arquette. Well it's a kind of fantastic about religion that i find a little "candy" in the style!
But Hey the compo is already nice and impose respect... The 2 shadowws, one of another statue, other of a crucifix, it add a strong symbolic in bonus!

You chose a tilt, and I would suggest you tilt it a few degrees more, then crop the right side to touch the bottom edge of the building.
I like the idea, and the shadow of the cross was a great find (as well as the pediment figure shadow bottom left).
Maybe this to counter-balance Pisa? LOL!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2007-11-30 14:04]

Hello Marco, that's a good tight crop with a very dynamic tilt ! Thanks !


Another great shot Marco!
Great colors and tilt !!!

Hello Marco. Excellent shot against the spotless blue sky. Nice structures and well done. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

nice shot in tilted, Marco.. its sure impressived to look this way.. very lovely POV.. composition is lovely as well as the detail.. nice one here.. good one.. tfs..

regards, terry

prywitanne Marco!
nice architekture! interesting rakurs! GOOD COMPO! lovely colours)

Ciao Marco! Original composition. Very good capture. Nice lightness, very nice natural colours. Good work. Well done!

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