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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4566 W: 106 N: 6071] (54757)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-02
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/11, 1/15 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Photos that I would love to be mine [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-11-03 0:28
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Il castello di Caso risulta ancora cinto da mura ed il tessuto urbano, in gran parte restaurato, presenta notevoli elementi architettonici di elevato pregio. Interessante č la doppia porta d'accesso con spazio coperto restaurata di recente, cerniera tra il vecchio abitato medioevale e le costruzioni pių moderne sorte intorno alla parrocchiale di Santa Maria Assunta. Questa chiesa di origini romaniche conserva un ciclo di affreschi con storie della Vergine dipinto nel 1595 dal pittore Pierino Cesarei, oltre a quattro tele seicentesche degli altari laterali. All'interno del castello c'č l'antico Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista, trasformato in cantina della casa parrocchiale, che conserva notevoli affreschi del XV secolo. In fondo al paese, presso l'attuale cimitero, si trova il Santuario della Madonna delle Grazie sorto come ampliamento di un'edicola campestre del XV secolo in seguito all'apparizione miracolosa, ad un fanciullo del luogo, della Madonna a cavallo. L'interno della chiesa č affrescata con ex-voto risalenti per la maggior parte al secolo XVI ad opera di Giovanni Spagna e della sua scuola. Poco lontano dal paese, sulla strada di Gavelli, sorge la chiesa romanica campestre di Santa Cristina. Anche l'interno di questa chiesa č completamente affrescata da ex-voti risalenti ai secoli XIV°-XVI° e raffiguranti i Santi protettori e scene bibliche, secondo il semplice linguaggio popolare.


Castle Caso is still surrounded by walls and the urban, largely restored, has major architectural elements of high quality. Interesting is the dual gateway with covered area recently restored, the hinge between the old medieval town and the more modern buildings sprang up around the parish church of Santa Maria Assunta. This Romanesque church contains a cycle of frescoes with scenes of the Virgin painted in 1595 by the painter Peter Caesar, as well as four seventeenth-century paintings of the side altars. Inside the castle is the ancient oratory of San Giovanni Battista, transformed into the cellar of the parish house, which preserves important frescoes of the fifteenth century. At the end of the country, near the present cemetery, is the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace shrine built as an extension of country of the fifteenth century with the appearance of miraculous to a child of the place, Lady on horseback. The interior is decorated with frescoes dating ex-voto for the most part in the sixteenth century by John Spain and his school. Not far from the village, on the road to Gavelli, is the Romanesque church of Santa Cristina country. The interior of this church is completely covered with frescoes dating back to the votes from ex-XIV-XVI centuries and depicting the patron saints and biblical scenes, according to the simple popular language.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-11-03 3:53]

Hi Silvio.

You grabbed an interesting piece of history here for us all, amazing wooden beams they used, the work and efford needed to construct still baffles most. I like your viewpoint, the pleasing archway draws the eye outside and across what looks like a valley. Crisp sharpness and good light management. tfs

stv ;o))

bonjour Silvio
I like so much these wonderful ancient castle, Silvio
But your shot is absolutely wonderful, the pov , the choice of wide angle, the amazing light and sharpness.I do like it
Bon weekend et amicalement

Hi Silvio,
Very interesting composittion with the BG giving some sight of the buildings setting.The details of the walls, floor and roof structures are well presented.Great job MF.

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2012-11-03 6:44]

Hi Silvio:)
I like so much to discover places like this.
With this great POV I can please my eyes looking around your image. Very good light control and well composed work. TFS

Ciao Silvio, bonjour,
A very nice architecture with great perpective,
a sharp and clear presentation of this old Castle,
Nice details and rustic construction.
good contrast and light.
complimenti, Michel

Hello Silvio,
The angle you chose to highlight all there is in this scene was perfect! The immaculate detail of the stone and wood makes one feel as if they too are there beside you taking in the scene.
I like the two arches as they lead you around the corner in the scene...

HI Silvio..nice shot...excellent light and tones with perfect focus and exposure. Well done.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-11-03 9:25]

Hi Silvio,
Beautiful play with light and perspective. I like this composition with the archway creating such a beautiful view. The POV is just fantastic and light management is perfect.
Very neat work.

Francis Xavier

The light in this photo is beautifully controlled. I notice you have used spot metering, can you tell me why, and what you meterd on? I'm always keen to learn.

Obviously you used a wide angle lens, which in my opinion, as a relative novice, was an excellent choice, but maybe an obvious one; I dont know. There is interest throughout this scene, with different textures. The photo is also composed very well with the eye being led out t the two arches.

One of the best photos I've seen today. Thanks for showing.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-11-03 11:09]

Ciao Sylvio,
Ilike so much this very interesante composition whit the beautiful light,perspective and light.
Amanzing presentation .
Have a good weekend.
My best regards.

Ciao Silvio
interesting old architecture. well captured. good POV for fine inclusion of stone and wood. splendid handling of light and exposure to shoot from indoors towards the light outside. nice archway leading to the green valley.

Hello Silvio, an excellent PoV and DoF.
The lovely wooden benches and the wooden ceiling are particularly noteworthy.
The arches give us a good view to the countryside beyond.
You obviously thought carefully about the composition.
Have a good weekend.
Regards Jean.

Love the light you have got here, Silvio!
Great focus and perfect details of the textures seen in this indoor location.
The colors are natural and POV is excellent, adding depth into the scene as well.

Have a nice weekend.

Kind regards,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-11-04 11:28]

Hlelo Silvio

Famntastique iamge de ce passage, quelle gestion d ela lumirče et ce rendu sur les pierres ce plafonde avec les vuielles poutres de bois grandisoe.

Bravo et amitié


Hello,your dynamic composition gives drama and life to this historic structure.Superb detail and colors.Best wishes,Otto.

Excellent pov and composition. Very Excellent use of your wide angle lens. I love all those different lines. Also good exposure values.

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