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Rocca Calascio

Rocca Calascio
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4566 W: 106 N: 6071] (54757)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-16
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-24 23:10
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Points: 28
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Rocca Calascio
Il primo nucleo era costituito dal solo torrione di epoca Normanna, costruito probabilmente intorno all’anno 1000 ed aveva la funzione di torre di avvistamento.
Venuto in possesso della famiglia Piccolomini fu ampliato con l’aggiunta di quattro torri cilindriche collegate da una cinta muraria.
Nel 1579 la famiglia Medici acquistò per 106.000 ducati la rocca ed il vicino borgo di Santo Stefano di Sessanio al fine di estendere i propri possedimenti per sfruttare il commercio della lana
Il castello domina la valle del Tirino e l'altopiano di Navelli, a poca distanza dalla piana di Campo Imperatore, è situato su un crinale a 1.460 metri d'altezza, in una posizione dominante.
Il sottostante borgo, da tempo disabitato, compone con esso un unico organismo fortificato
Rocca Calascio
The first group was made up of the only tower of the Norman period, probably built around 1000 and was used as a watchtower.
Come into possession of the Piccolomini family was expanded with the addition of four cylindrical towers connected by a wall.
In 1579 the Medici family bought for 106,000 ducats, the castle and the nearby village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio in order to extend their possessions to exploit the wool trade
The castle overlooks the valley of Tiryns and Navelli plateau, a short distance from the plain of Campo Imperatore, is situated on a ridge at 1,460 meters above sea level, in a dominant position.
The village below, a long uninhabited, it makes up with a single body fortified

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Ciao Silvio
impressive castle dominating the valley. taken from a good POV for enhancing height
in vertical format.

Bonjour Sergio
A wonderful place , looks a little like the Châteaux Cathares in France though composed in several periods.I like these stones and the tonality and composition of your shot

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2013-08-25 8:01]

HI Silvio, this looks very impressive indeed, it seems to be a nice place for tourists, too. I love castles, too. Very well chosen POV. Clear details.
Regards Rose

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2013-08-25 8:31]

Hello Silvio :)

Ruins on the background of the the blue of the sky look wonderfully.
Fantastic composition, beautiful work and perfect effect!

Best wishes...Barbra.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2013-08-25 8:36]

it looks like the romantic scenery of a theatrical performance, great POV, excellent sharpness and light, very well done

Ciao Silvio
Good POV..that shows the castle and the valley
beautiful piece of history...bella architettura

Good Week

Very nice capture of this old ruin and I like your pov. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-08-25 12:13]

A ruin fortress but its evident that in its day this looks like it was quite formidable to attact and take.
Wonderous grdient to the sky.


An interesting ruin Silvio. Quite an unusual style.
The vertical presentation enables us to walk up the track to the ruins, and once there to take in the view from the high PoV.
Excellent DoF.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hi,magnificent ruin!The atmosphere is so clear,perfect for a watch tower.Fine detail and color,friendly regards,Otto.

Hi Silvio,

The distance between the castle and the horizon is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the architecture of the castle. It is clear and sharp. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colours. Have a nice day.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2013-08-31 19:58]

Hello Silvio

sueprbe tour et compo quel cadrage latéral avec ce ciel en fond ces rendu sur la pierre une splendeur sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

Ciao Silvio,
Beautiful perspective looking up to this magnificent old building.

Ciao Silvio! Amazing tower, wonderful rock, superb sky. Fantastic shot. Fine light and bright. Good contrast and sharp. Ideal exposure ad capture. Well done!

Beautiful. Love the tones. Details--The more I look, the more I see. Nice.

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