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A Love Kiss in Juliet's Balcony

A Love Kiss in Juliet's Balcony
Photo Information
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: 2012-09-17
Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment, Action, Mood
Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-11-14 1:31
Viewed: 1517
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
'Like' this if you've been to Casa di Giulietta and seen Juliet's Balcony in Verona, Italy! Supposedly the location of the famous balcony love scene from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the house attracts romantic pilgrims from all over the world, with the tiny courtyard normally packed with lovestruck teenagers photographing each other on the famous balcony. In fact, the house has no connection with Shakespeare's fictional characters - although the house is old, the balcony was added in 1936 and declared to be "Juliet's house" to attract tourists. You can visit the house itself which contains a sparse collection of Renaissance frescos rescued from other demolished palaces, and the bed from Zeffirelli's 1968 movie, but not a lot more. The balcony overlooks a tiny courtyard containing a statue of Juliet, and there is an unbelievable amount of graffiti and general scrawling on the walls, floor and seats, as there is a tradition of writing love messages to Juliet, with visitors leaving notes, trinkets and bits of chewing gum fashioned into love hearts.

This young couple are performing their faith in front of a whole crowd of spectators beneath the balcony. "I love you", "So do I" etc. etc.....and they lived happily ever after....

PP work: adapted HDR treatment to this single shot and cloned a third person in the balcony!

Exif info:
Lens Focal Length: 35.00 mm (18-200 mm F3.5-F5.6)
Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec
F-Number: F4.2
ISO: 400
Compensation: EV 0/6

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-11-14 1:45]


superbe captage de ce balcon mervielleux détail et cpatage quelle rendu sur les pierres, quelle architecture et ces deux amoureux, quelle iamge.

Bravo et amitié

Bom dia Francis,
Good text, somewhat ironic, somewhat complacent and fun.
The photo has the quality of your good shots.
Um abraço do

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-11-14 7:55]

Hi Francis.

Epic levels of detail captured here, the fact that most of the plaster has fallen off gives rise to the different textures and the chance to show depth of detail. Amazing colours due to the direction and amount of light, I like the angle used up and under the balcony, the title and image are aptled put, neat job. tfs

stv ;o))

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-11-14 8:00]

Hi Francis,
yes, I have been here. As you say, this location has absolutely nothing to do with Shakespear's R&J. Infact, they say that the actual incidents on which the story is very loosely based happened in Sienna and not in Verona.

Nice capture of the "old" house and the "The balcony".

Hi Francis
nice love scene. splendid place. well captured. very clear details and textures of the famous balcony. good PP work and frame.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-11-14 9:22]

Hi Francis Xavier,
Very interesting Balkony live scene. The location for the photo the sharpness and colors could be even better.Very nice views.
My best regards.

I like the mood you have captured in this daily life scene, Francis!
Good sharpness and well caught clarity with good colors and contrasts existing within the scene.
Well timed shot!

Best regards,

Ciao Francis, lovely composition with couple of lovers on famous balcon, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Francis
What a beautiful balcony..with great details...
great textures on the brick wall..
Nice PP work (HDR)
well done

Always good to have willing models :-)
Nice treatment with hdr ie it looks natural. I have always imagined the balcony a little more romantically than this stonework but then some things are best left to the imagination :-)

Hi Francis,
A well taken picture of this romantic place in Verone,
Colors, contrast , light and sharp details of the Balcon of 'Romeo & Juliet from shakespear story,
Nice notes of the subjet and Zeffirelli's 1968 Movie .
Nicely taken and excellent HDR treatment...

Hellow Francis,
Nice angle,like the play,good archetectural visuals and the romantic couple on the balcony.

Hi,superb details and colors give this composition its atmosphere,the couple is an anti climax.All the best,Otto.

Bonjour Francis
Well-known place , I saw about ten years ago.No change, except the lovers
I like your POV, you were near the lower side of the balcony, and the colors with a beautiful light which that day
Interesting added note too
Best regards
henriwas not mine :((

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  • girni Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 13] (398)
  • [2012-11-17 5:36]

j'aime cette lumière sur le vieux mur et le contraste avec des personnages contemporains au balcon

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