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made in italy_Piazza della Scalla
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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
Categories: Architecture, Mood
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/8 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): mbrito back in time, by himself [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-07 10:17
Viewed: 2125
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 112
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
«made in Italy» is a very well known expression, usual associated to fashion and design.

In this case I use this expression in his literal sense to name a sequence of photos that I’ve «made in Italy».

I begin this journey with a perspective of «Piazza della Scalla», just before get into the very well known «shopping hell» called «Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II» (Milan).

I hope you enjoy the trip.


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I like this perspective, and the feel of wanting to move "into" the picture...(anyway that how I personnaly feel about it..)))
Technicals as exposure and contrast are as usual, right.
Thanks for sharing, nice work.

Hi Jose,Ciao,
Nice perpective and beautiful POV. of the place,
good colours and contrast, very sharp and well composed picture,,
Excellent done.

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  • jazrr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 330 W: 77 N: 98] (2228)
  • [2009-01-07 10:33]

Hi Jose:

Very nice perspective. Great use of wide angle lens.
Wonderful composition and POV.


Jose, I like your original POV with this perspective and soft, smooth light. It's awesome, very dynamic composition.
Warm regards, Ewa

Ciao Jose
Original prespective and very interesting composition.
I can see how much did you like the galleria.
Men has a fantastic look and engine.
Great work and look.

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-01-07 11:25]

Hi Jose...

Excellent shot - nice perspective - nice place to be,
and very interesting composition.
Beautiful sharpness and colors.
Congrats my friend,
Rgd. George

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-01-07 12:08]

Hi Jose, An unusual and captivating pespective which is a strong image. The various colours and texture of the foreground terracotta statue is good to see. The elegant and historic buildings make it unmistakable. TFS. Murray.

Good evening Jose,

you just made me smile...with this superb photo from Italy. I love the title :)Wonderful shot. Very interesting perspective, it really 'pulls' you into the image. Excellent contrast and colours.

First class picture all the way!!!

Best regards,


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  • sande Gold Star Critiquer [C: 62 W: 1 N: 4] (2)
  • [2009-01-07 12:59]

I like the composition and your story.You give this picture something diferent.

Best regards Ben

Hi Jose..nice shot..different in its perspective and interesting in its composition.


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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2009-01-07 13:55]

Olá José!

Gosto Muito da perspectiva e do movimento, e claro adoro a ideia de ficar a conhecer um pouco mais de Italia pelos teus olhos!!

Bom Ano!


Hello Jose,
yes go ahead - give us more.
Italy is a paradise not only for photographers.
Nice capture of this great architecture and work of art.
Regards Caesar

Boa noite José!

Great architecture. Agore fiquei curioso para ver as restantes fotografias da tua viagem :).
Perspectiva, cores e luz estao muito boas!
Outro grande trabalho, amigo!

grande abraço

A wonderful return Jose, and start of a story I am anxiously waiting for... :) Milano is a place dear to my heart, I've been there many years ago, but it stays as one of the places I'll never forget.
An effective low pov, and catch of the "ghostly" passengers!
Welcome back! :)

Hi Master
What a wonderful capture and perspective
Amazing colors and details
Happy new year

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  • jorgi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 46 W: 40 N: 33] (519)
  • [2009-01-08 0:06]

Hi Jose,

wonderful angle!
This is a photo of third perspective, felt so strongly.
Bright entrance just draws you in but also leaves room for all other city scenery including foreground detail.
Judging from your first "made in Italy" photo we will continue to enjoy your Italy journey.

Wellcome back,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-01-08 1:14]


Génail ton cadrage, quel effet, une merveille, cette galierie qui nous mène ver la lumière, grandiose.

bravo et amitié


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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2009-01-08 1:51]

Hi Jose

Excellent POV and great perspective and deapth caught thru the gallery. Vibrant colors and sharp details. The inclusion of the statue on the left is a very good addition.


ciao Josè..
i'm touched by the title.. and it's really nice to see you was in my country in december.. a pity to have not organized a meeting! ;))
pov is the real engine of this shot.. perspective and light in the gallery are unique.. and they are so strange.. as they was taken from a dream.. there is an orginal mood.. by people and light.. an intriguing capture, well done!
ciao Marco

Ciao Jose

Mia Dolce Italy!
Gosto do ponto de vista ascendente, resultando em forte dinâmica linhas!
A multa lihghting acrescenta à atmosfera, acentuado detalhes na arquitetura ...
boas cores e contraste, muito bem afiada e composto imagem.
Excelente, muito bem feito.


Hi Jose,
very nice and unusual composition,
well done,


As a photographer you have found a fresh and innovative perspective of showing us Piazza della Scalla. The sculpture is a good way of anchoring the scene. Exposure is well managed, and there is good focus. My best regards Jose.

Hola Maestro Jose
Bienvenido a Italia (Lombardia better!)
A great pov for this shot and I like the (sculpure?) in foreground orange
perfect dimnamic shot with people working
full of beautiful details
Light and sharpness is really good
I m happy you like galleria.
have good day and waiting lot of italian shots (I m sure lots!!!)

Comandante Lucios

Hi Jose,
Amazing perspective and clear image...
Selahattin E

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-01-08 6:22]

Original compo and perspective !

have a great creative 2009,

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-01-08 6:30]

hello Jose

You are right! I have Italian leather belts, shoes, wallets, bags. Sport sunglasses!

Interesting way of shooting the red feature at the left side and including the building for the rest of this frame.

tfs, bill

I love how you used the object on the right as the foreground José.
A superb POV and perspective, well captured with a unique mood as usual.
Very excited to see the rest of this series.
Be well.
- Vincent

Hi Jose,
What a superb view of architecture vith excellent POV, lighting and perspective.TFS.
Um grande abraço,


Hi Jose, a wonderful capture of a great POV with fine composition.
TFS and cheers,

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  • Romeu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 306 W: 0 N: 220] (1859)
  • [2009-01-08 10:03]

Hi Jose
Fantastica prespectiva. Um olhr inovador e interessante sobre a galeria. Excelentemente executado. parabéns. A utilização da escultura não é para todos!!!
Umm abraço

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  • papera Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 109 W: 21 N: 794] (3246)
  • [2009-01-08 10:36]

hi Jose',
finally a new posting from Milano...
I like distorted images like these - a wide angle shot that makes the Galleria look entirely different from how I remember it. the "shortened" passers-by are great - this kind of "distortion" of the human body is always very dynamic and very interesting.
bring on the rest of the "made in italy"!

Hello Jose!

Very nice trip in Italy, great compositon and fine lighting!

About Putin. Putin many times says that Ukranians are the "brothers" for us....hahahahahahaha!
A problem that Ukraine does not wish to pay for gas " as all " in the Europe. Putin does not wish to sell more gas under the low price, for Ukrainian "brothers". The matter is that the Ukrainian militarians participated against "brothers" in the conflict in Ossetia. The Ukrainian militarians have destroyed Russian bomber. Therefore Putin wishes to force to pay Ukraine, as all in the Europe. This is correct, certainly. However, me not clearly one, what for it was necessary to wait wars to understand, what Ukraine is not neither "brother" nor "sister"? It was necessary to establish the European price for Ukraine at once! And now - the conflict. Now, Ukrainians has decided to stop any gas from Russia to Europe(Crazy!)
All of this occurs also because both Putin, and its government - idiots.
However, a Portugal people(like you and Teresa) is a more "brothers" for us than Ukrainian "brothers"! We are ready to share the our home gas with you :) :)

P.S. Putin does not start up your coffee to me home, and I can make nothing! :(


Hello Jose,

original and fine perspective of La Galleria with a good light and depth of field. It's an intriguing composition with strong cromatic contrast. What is that upside down face in the foreground?
My best compliments,

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-01-09 9:29]

Merhaba Dear jose...
Very funny composition.... Good POV. Good light. Well done.
Best wishes,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-01-09 9:50]

Hi jose,
original idea and beautiful shot.Well composed.TFS.Necla.

Saluti Jose. Mi dispiace che le circostanze non abbiano permesso di incontrarci. Sarà per la prossima. Foto fenomenale come al solito. Ciao amico.


Hi Jose,
Great daily life shot...
Nice colours and good detals.
I like it.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Strange but very interesting angle in this photo mr Jose..
always original shot and normal, great story...
Fantastic work

Salam Jose
Great wide shot, excellent details and composition.
I like the way your lens exagerated the left orange statue...Well done.

Bonjour José
An interesting perspective with this wide lens .The static and enigmatic "potery" contrasts with the movement of people, and the eye is led to the highlights in the bottom of the Gallery as if it where there Consummer Goods Heaven.
Well done

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-01-10 5:55]

Hi Jose,
a lovely point of view with great and dramatic subjects. I like the inclusion of the statue which is so saturated and dense colours. well thought ans excellent presentation.


Hi Jose:)
Very unusual angle , but great and very atmospheric photo:))Great job my friend :))

warm regards

Ciao Jose,
il tuo "made in Italy" è davvero apprezzatissimo da noi italiani, è bello vedere foto della nostra bella Italia fatte da un professionista come te.
In questo caso hai scelto un POV straordinario, diverso dal solito, molto originale e di grande effetto.
Ti dispiace se ti critico in italiano? Spero di no.
Un caro abbraccio ed un buon w.e.


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-01-10 9:08]

Hi Jose,
An unusual point of view for this well known place! You pointed out good memories to me with this!
What I like is the walkers coming from this luminous arch behind them! This adds a good movement and a sense of greatness at this monumental place. Please, don't mind, but my only nit pick is about the cyan tone on the sky. I think you can improve that with Hue/Saturation in PS.
I think that "Made In Italy" will be a very interesting sequence to follow!
Bravo! Annie

Hola José.
Excelente encuadre y original PoV.
Saludos amigo, JL.

I love how you processed this Jose! Beautiful work on this! I love the extreme angle, you got some great saturation on the colors here and I really like the lady in motion to the right! Very nice work!

Hello Jose,
welcome in Italy!...
Happy new year (late).
Good shot of the Milan.


Dear Jose,

as usual, your unique style is just continuing to "grow" so every time you're giving us a lot of material in just one "frame". This is so interesting shot for me and gives me so much to think about. Another great work dear friend!

All the best!

Bonjour José,
Quelle merveille que cette jolie rue italienne, pleine de vie et de lumières mise en valeur par ce premier plan orange!!!
Amitiés et meilleurs voeux pour 2009 si je ne l'ai pas encore fait

Ciao Jose, original composition with fantastic perspective, great exposure, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • bakyy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 64 W: 36 N: 32] (1200)
  • [2009-01-11 16:37]

hi Jose
wide sigma is wonder
wonderful photo
all are strangely, Angle, light, colors,
bravo for composition
regards Bane

Olá, meu amigo José! Tudo bem contigo?

Belo ponto de vista e ótima profundidade de campo.
Admiro muito como tratas tuas fotos, meu amigo.
Sempre nos presenteando com bonitos trabalhos.
Meus parabéns e obrigado por compartilhar!


Hi friend!
Very nice and Interesting work.Great shot.

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2009-01-13 6:01]

HI Jose,
A lovely POV indeed!Marvelous use of lighting too.

Hi Jose,
Funny fish eye effect in this one.
I like the colors, depth and perspective.

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  • roald Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 57 N: 65] (773)
  • [2009-01-22 8:36]

hi jose

i like the POV here where you showed the detailed part of sculpture + the architecture. a very nice concept indeed.


hi Jisé,
this place for me is "home" and I have never seen it in the perspective you give us, a beautiful picture that shock even me that I see Piazza della Scala every day goin to work, bravissimo

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