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Windows of Volterra

Windows of Volterra
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Copyright: Francis Xavier Camilleri (fransx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-14
Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-20 2:57
Viewed: 1179
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Volterra is a town of great architectural interest located 1770 feet above the sea level, between the rivers Bra and Cecina in Tuscany, Italy. The main features are two fine castles and numerous Etruscan remains. The ambience of Volterra is extremely attractive, surrounded by two defensive walls. This settlement was an important commercial area and one of the most important Etruscan city-states. The heart of the historic town, with workshops animated by objects in alabaster, is intrigued by a tangle of small streets that alternate with squares teeming with cafes and restaurants.
The old town of Volterra is dominated by Piazza dei Priori, which overlooks the homonymous palace: Palazzo dei Priori, reputed as the oldest seat of local government in all of Tuscany and is believed to have been used as a sample for the Palazzo Vecchio of Florence.

The City Hall, the beautiful Palazzo dei Priori, is the oldest municipal building in Tuscany. Its facade is decorated with Tuscan terracotta plaques and different structures of windows.

PP work: HDR

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Ciao Francis, great view of fantastic facade, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-10-20 5:05]

Hello Francis Xavier,

Wonderful façade architecture. A great image with lots of good details on the repetition of old window. The composition is excellent. Very good colors and contrast. Very good work and good perspective.
Best regards.

Bom dia Francis.
The HDR has very well managed here. Great post.
Fantastic lighting, very good repetition from windows, each wich its reflection.
Marvelous colors, details and shapes.

Bonjour Francis Xavier;

Beau travail HDR.
Bravo Bon Weekend.

Hi Francis
Great work of architecture.
Captured in full sun..great control of the light and good contrast.
well done
Have a good Saturday
Robert :-)

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-10-20 5:52]

Hi Francis.

Stunning detail to this fascinating wall construction, much detail is so clear, the HDR has done well. The full light illuminates the features and openings, the dark blue areas to the upper level adds much appeal and intrigue, tfs

stv ;o))

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-10-20 6:28]

Very interesting building with lots of windows.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-10-20 8:54]

Good Evening Francis,

I agree, the style of construction is similar like one can see in Florence and in Pisa. I took an image in Florence with similar building style but it was late evening and light was not right. In this picture, luminosity is fantastic. Refelcting tints in the windows is eye catching. A wonderful image. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

Kind Regards,

Hi Francis
wonderful Italian architecture. good capture of the facade of an old building. perfectly straight and in fine symmetry. good HDR treatment for clarity of stone texture and sharpness of colors. nicely decorated windows which some have reflected blue sky.

What a wonderful piece of architecture captured in such lovely light and well caught exposure, Francis!

The sharpness and POV are excellent, and colors are natural.
Good DOF and well kept color contrasts in the picture.
Nice job!

Have a nice weekend.

Best regards,

Olá francis
I like these kind of views of buildings showing the beauty of details and architecture very good sharpness and colors
um abraço

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-10-20 10:55]

Wow, great repetition of windows, beautiful facade and nice shapes of windows, perfectly done

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-10-20 11:34]

Greetings Francis Xavier,I would not have guessed this was an HDR,excellent PP work. You have captured the textures & details with strong details,the repetiton of the central window colums adds interest & mood to the composition as does the various reflection colours in the windows,well taken.


Hi Francis, gorgeous facade with those individually done windows - The light you caught is very pleasant and brings out the artistic and creativity of the stonework. Beautiful details -and color.
Thanks for sharing - kindest regards and thanks for the informative note - Monika

Greetings,this facade has a life of its own thanks to to the sharpness of detail and tones and textures in the colors.I am fascinated by this architecture too and really appreciate this image.All the best,Otto.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2012-10-20 14:17]

Hi francis,
beautiful composition you catch..I liked naturel colors and rythm in here.Beautiful repetetion and simple but so beautiful fram.congratulations.TFS.Necla.

Hi Francis,
This archetectural image you have captured well the elements such as fine shapes ,lines and textures.Interesting patterns formed by the windows and arched openings, well seen.

Bonjour Francis,
Superbe prise de vue et architecture de ces fenêtres en Toscany (Italie),
magnifiques détails et présentation de ces jolies fenêtres,
Excellent travail en HDR et couleurs de sa structure.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-10-22 8:20]


fantastique graphsime sur cette facade quel rendu sur la pierre et toutes ces belles fenêtre, sueprbe captage.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Francis,a shot that one needs time to study; each window seems to be slightly different. An excellent picture with a good sharp quality. I like the tight crop, leaving us to wonder what is beyond this facade.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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