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light, shadows and arches

light, shadows and arches
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Copyright: Tsilla Nahari (tnahari) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 259 N: 4365] (26007)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-23
Categories: Architecture, Abstract
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-12 3:23
Viewed: 1658
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ravello is a small, incomparbly beautiful village which has attracted the most famous people over the centuries. The first one to be astonished by such beauty was the writer Giovanni Boccaccio who quotes it in his Decameron. It was the year 1350 and since then so many international celebrities have been enchanted by the sights of this place. Located on a promontory 350 mt above sea levels. In addition to the cathedral of St Pantaleone, the Roman churches and wonderful landscapes, Ravello worth a visit for its two pearls . Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone.

Villa Rufolo
On the right side of the square (where the cathedral is) you’ll see the quadrangular tower which gives way to Villa Rufolo: a group of buildings in Arabesque style built by the noble family Rufolo to symbolize their wealth. Now it is site of the Antiquarium, a precious archeological museum which is unluckily closed.

The public is admitted to visit the Moorish cloister, the tower, the famous exotic gardens , whose beauty inspired the German composer Wagner for his Parsifal.

In his journal he wrote:” the enchanted gardens of Klingsor have been found”. He meant he had found the ideal setting for his play, the place where his hero had to resist temptations of satanic young girls.
That why, since then, at the beginning of the second act of the Parsifal, wherever it is is beng perfomed, the gardens of Ravello are immortalized.

The same gardens, every year in July, are setting of the world famous “Wagner Festival” important event for classic music.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-06-12 5:25]

Hi Tsilla,
A nice play with shadows and light through these arches.
Good light management and even exposure all over.
I like the graphic composition and the POV you present it.
Good neat work for this original perspective.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hi Tsilla,
Very well suited according to your title,certainly a beautiful moment with accurate light,shades,arch and window is altogether well focused shot,your composition is shows some old place with good DOF and nice details in BG,well captured and beautifully presented.
Best Wishes

Hello Tsilla,

This is a good photography with some nice details.
Excellent sharpness, light and colors.
Excellent depth of field, too.
The photography is tilted... but still nice shot.

Warm greetings and best wishes,

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-06-14 18:45]

dear Tsilla,
splendidly artistic shot of beautiful house,
vertical composed old arches are so beautiful,
and this light and shadows are making impressive and wonderful space in this view.
top blue reflected blue sky and fore fresh flowers are well contrasted to make more beautiful ambience,
thank you for your excellent shot,

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