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made in italy_Colosseum of Rome
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Copyright: Jose m brito e silva (mbrito) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-27
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/25 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): mbrito back in time, by himself [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-29 11:56
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The «Colosseum of Rome» is the greatest amphitheatre of the antiquity - capable of seating around 80,000 spectators - was built about 1920 years ago.

It is considered an architectural and engineering wonder, and remains as a standing proof of both the grandeur and the cruelty of the Roman world - It has been estimated that about 500,000 people and over a million wild animals died in the «Colosseum Games».

After the splendour of imperial times, the «Colosseum» was abandoned, and in turn it became a fortress for the medieval clans of the city, a source of building materials, a picturesque scenery for painters, a place of Christian worship.

Today it is a challenge for the archaeologists and a scenario for events and shows (*)…

... and a great place to visit.


(*) data extracted from http://www.the-colosseum.net/idx-en.htm, and wikipedia.

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Ola Jose
well, great photo, I like perspective and composition, colours and sharpness are good too, ofcourse subject perfect for shoting, realy good work

hello Jose;
wow excellent contrast and colour tones
I like this point of view - great presentation;
historical scenry,
lovely work,
regards Karolina

Nice details and great work my dear friend!

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  • KBE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
  • [2009-01-29 12:09]
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Hello jose
Another good composition. interesting POV and good clarity.
I'd recommend u to try HDR with this one :)


Hi Jose, it's amazing to see the interior of this amazing Coloseum. The history in those walls is beyond belief. Thanks for this look.

Hi Jose,
decent exposure, detail and texture are good too.
Best regards, Daniel

Hi Jose,
an interesting view from Colosseo, an unusual perspective also for me.
Greetings from Rome.

hello Jose
I think you have to visit our town Verona and Arena and to take lot of shots
beautiful photo

Hy Jose,bonsoir,
WoW! I hate to see more again beautiful pictures of the Roma colesseum, Great composition and wandeful colors, amazing perpective and details, great architecture and Excellent POV. and DOF..
very well taken picture.and good note too...
all my compliments.

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  • jazrr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 330 W: 77 N: 98] (2228)
  • [2009-01-29 23:12]

Hi Jose:

Very nice POV. Beautiful colors and details. Nice composition.


Hi Jose,
Interesting POV from inside the Colosseum, the people in the background give us a scale to see how big this building is. Good composition, TFS!

Bom dia jose

I feel i am walking between the stones corridor and almost to entry in scene. This prespective is very powerful . Very well composed and excellent presentation.
My regards

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2009-01-30 2:03]

Good morning Jose

Another view from that great historical monument in Rome. I like the naroow passage that takes the eye to the view behind creating a nice perspective. A bit claustrophobic but it brings the mood of the place

Have a nice weekend and TFS

sorry i was out last night with a close friend and admirer (whom i hope to introduce you to soon despite his not being a photographer at all)so i missed this post
beautiful and uncommon perspective, as usual your originality is priceless . great work with colours , too. ciao

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-01-30 4:15]

Love the tones and textures !


Welcome Jose,
another great picture of architecture. Italy - Rome is a land of innumerable magnificent buildings. Very interesting photography of Rome Colosseum from the inside.
Regards - Slawek

Bom dia Jose,

another wonderful capture of the eternal city. Excellent...that is all I can say about everything - composition, details, colours, contrast...

Coloseum is always great inspiration for photo shooting.

Have a nice weekend,


Hi Jose, another excellent capture from the greatest amphitheatre from nice POV!
TFS and cheers MF!

Bom dia Jose,

bela foto,com detalhes precisos e excelente composição. Bravo!!!!!! All my compliments!!!! I love this photo.

Amazing shot; great composition, wonderful colours and of course...I love the title.

Have a nice weekend,


Ciao Jose

De Dentro do Coliseo! Wow!!!!!!
Magnifica apresentação de cores
e detalhes deste ícone de Roma!
Eu tenho postais de dentro do Coliseo
com toda a estrutura arrasada, uma vista
do alto, não de detalhes como voce apresenta
de partes que jamais veríamos.
Um gosto apurado e finos detalhes deste teu post
my friend...
Eu não estarei bem certo em HDR, como mencionam.
Para mim, assim esta perfeito!


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-01-30 10:03]
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Hi Jose,
This is a good photo to illustrate the force and height of this architecture. I like your POV showing the other side of the decor! Good capture of light and textures on the walls. I just would like that you applied the similar treatment at the sky like your previous one!
Excellent post! Annie

Ola Jose!
It's awesome composition presented unusual view of Colosseum. I like POV and fantastic texture of old brick. Masterpiece again!
Regards, Ewa

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  • Joao (8)
  • [2009-01-30 10:44]

Olá José,
que fantastica perspectiva do Coliseu.

Hi jose,
Great details of wonderful architectural built...
Excellent perspective and good focus.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

bonsoir José
it's always impressive to visit places where so many events happened; your composition leads us in the corridor where maybe those who were going to die passed , or those who went to see their death.So many people and wild animals left their life there to entertain people (panem et circenses)that your shot, thanks to its composition and colours ,could make us feel quivers.

Ótima foto, composição, cores, nitidez, luz e textura...parabéns pelo trabalho Jose!!!


Hi Jose
This series from Italy is really fantastic..
great shadow and light are the amazing features of this great photos..

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-01-30 19:05]

Hi Jose...

Excellent photo with beautiful view - I like POV...
Wonderful shot, sharpness and colors.
Perfect details and well composed photo...
Best regards,

Hi Jose,
What atexture wat a colors...
A masterpiece again...
Selahattin E

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-01-31 9:44]


Fantastique image de l'intérieur du Colysée, de toute beauté ette recherche, et effet et rendu sur la pierre, grandiose.

Bravo et amitié


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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-01-31 10:44]

HI Jose
I saw a documentary last week about the caves below the colosseum. It was specatacular just like what you show us with this shot.
TFS this trip down history lane.

Hi Jose,
fantastic POV with the wall in FG, great composition, very original and unusual as all your works.
Great light and sharpness.
Have a great Sunday dear friend.


Hi Jose....this is a nice shot...well composed...perfect light and details.


Salam Jose

Great wide shot, nice composition, excellent lighting and professional PP work, TFS.


Dear Jose,

yet another extraordinary and "unusual" shot that gives a viewer so much to think of. I belive that from 1000 photographers, noone would take shot from this pov, and that is why you're great artist!

Have a nice day!

You resolved the textures here brilliantly Jose.
As always you put your mood to the scene.
I like that most of the frame is this massive wall.
Really get a sense for the place.
Well done.
- Vincent

nice composition of this warm walls Jose, the bricks texture of the Coliseum are well seen ,detailed scene all around. a nice place that i dream to visit.well done.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-02-01 12:17]

Hi Jose, This is a good close up inside this historic building. It conveys a lot of detail and shows somethings never before seen. Wonderful clarity and textures. TFS. Murray.

Ciao Jose. Una propsettiva dall'ombra alla luce in super dettaglio. Bell'effeto grafico dai mattoni.


Hello Jose,
great scenery, light and atmosphere you have captured here.
Great idea and impact.
Regards Caesar

Ciao Jose, original view from colosseum's interior, great perspective, wonderful composition with splendid details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Ola Jose! Mysterious work. Original POV and composition. Superb light and shadow. Good composition. Great effect. Saudacoes!

Great shot, I love the POV. Beautifully managed processing to even out the differences between light and dark.

These old stones would hold so many stories over the thousands of years, wouldn't they!


An unusual view of colosseum - perhaps less spectacular than the classic one you have already posted - but nonetheless interesting and informative.

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  • mi_per Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 215 W: 27 N: 369] (3825)
  • [2009-02-05 15:39]

Hi Jose
Excellent POV,and I like this light and textures on the walls..nice informative not.
Best regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-02-05 18:16]

Hi Jose,
beautiful composition of these lovely patterns and lights.
The compactness is well seen in its great clarity and the focus is well emphasiszed on the style and historical aspect of the buildings.
Well seen and excellent presentation.


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  • cycle Gold Star Critiquer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 3] (1873)
  • [2009-02-08 10:04]

a similar structure and texture of Istanbul from the Roman Empire remains available. Similar buildings in Italy and Istanbul, the same creators of the works.

you take us back in time with this shot Jose. amazing what a great photo can do.

i a n

Hi Master
What a wonderful perspective
Great details and note
Take care

Hello Jose
perspective and composition really work well
In coloseum you forund good moments
Now you need Verona Arena,,,,

Ola dear friend jose.
Your so right. Thanks for the info too.
Apart picture of this entrance. Well seeen.
Best regards, Jan

Boa tarde José!

Ando agora com vontade de visitar o Coliseu! Depois destas excelentes foto deste sitio, não é para menos.
Muito bom POV, gostei principalmente de a foto estar tão "apertada" e depois um grande espaço ao fundo. Meus parabéns, amigo.

bom domingo

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