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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/11, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-19 11:52
Viewed: 2302
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 112
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
At the end of the 19th Century, was constructed the today called Piazza della Republica - before the public «Baths of Diocletia», built 1700 years ago and the largest baths in Rome (*) - that welcomes travellers arriving in Rome at the Stazione Termini.

In the centre is the the «Fountain of the Nayads» — «naiads» are the nymphs who protect rivers, lakes, oceans and the underground. Although finished in 1900, the fountain was not turned on until a year later because the female statues were considered by many people too provocative for the times.

This piazza was the place that I chose to experiment my new «Sigma 10-20 mm», and to exercise a new look, that I’ve adopted in almost all the photos of my recent series «made in Italy»; I hope you like it.


(*) data extracted from wikipedia

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Jose, your photo make an impression on me! Your composition is excellent here. I like wide angle view with beautiful, vivid colours. Masterpiece for me!
Warm regards, Ewa

Hi Jose,
Great POV of this enormous square, beautiful architecture. Awsome lighs and well saturated colours. Sharpness and DOF is good, too. Impressive shot! TFS.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-01-19 12:49]

Hi Jose,
Spectacular view in this well know place!
The wide angle made a terrific work, here!
Just too amazing to see your composiion emphasizing the sense of space under this dramatic sky! My compliments! Annie

Ola Jose,
Very impressive poscard indeed vith superb POV, lighting and perspective.TFS.
Um grande abraço,


Boa noite Jose,

uma linda foto com nitidez e cores fantásticas.

I don't feel like repeating myself and writing same comments over and over again, so I will just say... there are many photographers in this world, but only a few of them are really good...you are definitely one of the good ones.

Parabéns e um grande abraço,


Boa noite José!

Mas que linda praça! Gostei muito dessa tua lente! Excelentes cores, nitidez e POV.
Interessante nota!

grande abraço amigo

Dear Jose,

your personal signature is always visible and it always glows in the endless sea of photos.

You're making great atmosphere in every single one of your photos and that is something that always makes me look at the for a long time.

Have a nice week!

Hi Jose. Very good large view. Superb details and amazing light.


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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2009-01-19 14:20]

Hi Jose, good choise of pov, lateral light and great sharpness for this beautiful image.
Compliments, cinzia

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2009-01-19 15:26]

Ciao Jose

Eu estou pasmado com tamanha beleza!
tanto nas cores como na arquitetura desta Piazza.
Terrifico céu e o dourado do sol no lado direito
é fantástico! Eu gosto do Sharpness e POV!
A++ meu amigo.


Hi Jose,
WoW! great composition and presentation,
Excellent POV. and lovely details,
Excellent wide Angle and well taken picture ,
great colors and perpective,
Very well done,

Is this an early morning or early evening shot? Whatever the light is lovely falling on the right hand curviture. Also highlights the cobblestones. Lovely sky also.Good job.
Warm regards

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-01-19 19:21]

Hi Jose...

Very pleasant capture & presentation..!
Nice POV, lighting and perspective.
Great colors, contrast and sharpness.
Very nice PP work - Bravo...
Rgd. George

Boa noite José
The cars have stopped ...to you...and you did this superb embrasse to Roma. what a love!
My regards

Hi Master
What a wonderful capture and symmetry
Great place and architectural building
Have a nice days

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-01-20 1:02]


quel cadrage, fantastique, ce pavage est superbe, quelle vue, avec ce ciel, de toute beauté, une grandiose compo.

Gravo et amitié


Hi Jose
wonderful pov and very nice place (better in the shot)
well saturated and perfect contrast
Excellent composition

ciao Jose..
Piazza Esedra.. is the real name of this square for every truly roman.. as i'm.. ;))
pov is effective.. and you have taken a wonderful light.. given to us the beautiful mood of these places!! well done! thanks
ciao Marco

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2009-01-20 3:35]

ciao jose
grande lavoro
quando vieni a roma fammelo sapere almeno cosi ci possiamo incontrare e fare foto insieme
buona giornata

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  • ade71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 35 N: 211] (2850)
  • [2009-01-20 8:20]

Hi Jose, wonderful shot, excellent POV, light and details. Compliments, Adele

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-01-20 11:12]

Hello Jose
The contrast between the building with the light and the one in the shadows gives beauty and shows the immensity of this Piazza.
Great shot and I like the new style so keep the lens.

hello jose
wonderful large view effect
very nice shot

Hi Jose,
what can I say of a similar masterpiece?
POV and simmetry, colors and sharpness, an incredible blu sky, excellent tecnique, there are all the ingredient for a great image.
Best regards dear friend.

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  • jazrr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 330 W: 77 N: 98] (2228)
  • [2009-01-20 15:13]

Hi Jose:

Astonishing capture of this beautiful Piazza. Very nice saturated colors and excellent composition.


Hi Jose, a great capture from a nice POV with wonderful colours. TFS and cheers,

Hi Jose...great perspective and details...excellent shot.


what a great shot and what a great place to use a wide angle lens, very dramatic, nice colors and details to,
thanks jose,

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 996 W: 54 N: 31] (5769)
  • [2009-01-20 22:57]

Intéressante vue panoramique très décorative.
Bonne journée.

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-01-20 23:23]

Wow, what a great compo.
Wonderful piece of work; congrats !!!


Ciao Jose, superb low POV for this splendid square, great composition with fantastic light, wonderful colors and fascinating sky, very well done, ciao Silvio

I really like this new technique - you obtain fantastic results
will you teach m,e next time, Maestro??

ciao Jose
bella questa foto della piazza
il cielo è molto bello

very dynamic jose. the geometry is clearly evident. a bit of tilt but nothing to worry about.

i a n

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-01-21 11:38]

Perspective and lightfall on the structures,youve all see it perfect Jose!.


Hello Jose,
very beautifull shot, great panoramic effect,
superb light and colors.
I have been there - very busy place and very Italian.
I like it very much - and if I look at the quantity of points you gained for it - it is not only me who admires this artistic shot.
Regards caesar

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2009-01-21 21:43]

Good morning Jose

It reminds me of DeChirico's paintings. Just great!

Have a good day and TFS

Salam Jose

Fantastic architectural shot, Great details and clarity.
Professional usage of your lens wide open. Enjoying...!


Ola Jose! Amazing work, wonderful architecture. Nice sky and clouds. Good colours. Original picture. Interesting shot. Good luck!

Hi Jose,
Very good work and wonderful colours.
Um grande abraço,

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-01-22 6:44]

wonderful shot friend
the the expouser is fine
the sky is amazing
fine long shot

WOW! Nice wonderful stones here Jose! I like the painting on the stones, leading your eyes to the opening between the buildings! I love the wonderful light against the buildings. A little OE in the clouds, not sure how to avoid that, other than cloning over it, but that would be hard! This picture has lots of impact!

Welcome Jose,
great architectural perspective. Photo taken at the right time. Lighting, contrast and color of the sky, make a unique atmosphere.
Regards - Slawek

Olá, meu amigo!

Belíssimo tiro e muito bom PP work. Conseguiste aqui excelente perspectiva, e a nitidez da imagem é fabulosa. A luz incidindo no lado direito ficou ótimo também. Um pouco de OE no lado esquerdo (superior), mas nada que tire o brilho desse lindo trabalho.

Meus parabéns e desejo-lhe um ótimo dia, Jose!

Hi Jose,
fantastic beauty
Selahattin E

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-01-22 21:48]

Hi Jose,
great composition and presentation.Depth is amazing.Necla.

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  • cycle Gold Star Critiquer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 3] (1873)
  • [2009-01-24 10:49]

Hi Jose
superb large view.
Superb details and amazing light

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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2009-01-24 15:50]

Ola Jose!

Boa perspectiva! Adoro as cores e o amarelo do sol a bater nos edificos.


This Italian series is really remarkable and interesting Jose.
Even if I knew those monuments it's really a plasure to see your version so poignant and fine. Like this one which has very intense and warm colours and an eviable sharpness. I think you shoot it early in the morning to get that kind of light and with the square empty of cars. My best compliments,

Bonjour José,

C'est fabuleux, magique, extraordinaire, cette Place italienne est grandiose et ce joli ciel bleu agrémenté de quelques cumulus qui parfait ton ouvrage!!!
Très élégant tou cela Monsieur, merveilleuse cette galerie "Made in Italy"...

Wonderful and unusual view of this square.
Excellent interpretation of the pavement structure ("sanpietrini", in roman slang) which takes the eyes along the pict
Gloomy but fascinating colours

A striking, sweeping view of this piazza. The light and the colour treatment are stunning.

I guess if there were two things I'd change, I'd like to see how it looked rotated anticlockwise a couple of degrees, even though the far vertical walls are upright, the piazza itself feels tilted to me. I'd also like to see that super-bright cloud on the left diminished somehow.

Anyway, those details aside, it's a fantastic shot!

Ola manuel:
muito boa prefundidade,equilibrio prefeito,parabens.

Hello Jose,
What a view of this iconic architecture.
The wide angle is so effective here, and all heightened by the dramatic sky.
Great job!

Hello Jose.
Indeed it gives the scene a very special and dramatic look.
Good choise to buy and used this lens in this way.
have a nice weekend.

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-02-18 9:14]


Beautiful wide angle shot, light and shadows of the building
is great. Excellent composition


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  • b021 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 48] (1184)
  • [2009-02-26 16:39]

Hi Jose

Excellent work ! Very imressive picture!


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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-03-14 3:51]

Hello Jose.
Great picture made by 10-20 Sigma.
I love this lens and here shows its power.
Great point of view and very effective pictures.
Janek Kloss

amazing perspective my friend
i have walked there too
you succeed to make a great art-photo

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