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Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto

By TrevBatWCC    
Standing in the market area near the Ponte Rialto facing onto the Campo San Giacometto, and a stone’s throw away from the shop in my previous upload, the Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto is called the Chiesa di San Giacometto by the Venetians because of its small size. It is considered the oldest church in Venice, and was first built by the vow of a carpenter in the time of the first arrivals on the island, in the 5th century. The present building dates from the 11th and 12th centuries and is probably connected with the origins of the Rialto Market, built in 1097. In 1513 the church was saved from a serious fire which destroyed the greater part of the market, and it was restored the same year. It is noted for its Gothic door and especially for the huge clock on the façade. Like the Orre dell'Orologio in the Piazza San Marco, the clock has numbers 1 to 24 in Roman numerals, and a single hand decorated with an image of the sun pointing to the hour – I think it’s showing the correct time, too!
It’s often photographed more head-on from the opposite end of the Campo, so decided to frame it with one of the stone arches. I think the chap in V1 must have been to the shop in my Stripes! upload…

V1: 1/200 sec, F11, 20mm, ISO 100
V2: 1/160 sec, F11, 55mm, ISO 100
Looks a little better seen large if you have the time.

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Elements 6, with some assistance from Topaz Adjust.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.
Trev Smile

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Venice Architecture Clock Di Rialto Landscape and travel San Chiesa Campo san giacometto Giacomo

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RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
7 Oct 2010 11:22AM
Two excellent shots, Trev. V 1 is particularly attractive with the archway framing the church and surrounding buildings. The colours are superb no doubt enhanced by the warm sunlight. Your eye for a composition is excellent and I am enjoying this mini guided tour from you, and of course your narratives add so much understanding of what one is viewing.
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2010 12:23PM
Just about the perfect angle, Trev, particularly V1.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2010 12:23PM
You have been taing me down memory lane with all ofthese
Just wonderful ... thankyou
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2010 12:50PM
Another treasured memory for you and also for many of us Trev, love both but V1 has an advantage of the full view
Richsr 14 91 223 England
7 Oct 2010 1:39PM
Two good captures Trevor, do like your framing in version 1.
Regards Richard
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 21 Canada
7 Oct 2010 2:56PM
Two beautiful images Trev. You've got many wonderful captures from this holiday............Sandy
pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2010 7:34PM
2 very good shots as always Trev and great use of the arch to frame your V1 shot
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
7 Oct 2010 7:40PM
like the use of the arch as a frame.lesley
twelvemegs 11 6 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2010 7:58PM
Another well thought out image Trevor, using the arch to frame the wonderful architecture beyond.

PS. I’ve looked through your images, that I’ve missed, all superb. Your Venice Panorama is just stunning. Hope you’ve printed and framed it.

RockArea 15 18 3 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2010 9:02PM
I can't resist an archway and this one frames the building and that amazing clock beautifully.

Sue_R 15 11 6 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2010 9:58PM
Love the way you have framed the scene with the archway in V1.

Sue Smile
8 Oct 2010 5:06AM
Two great images Trev - love V1

CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
8 Oct 2010 6:21AM
Love the composition of V.1, Trev, two fine images. Carol
DeSilver Plus
14 14 12 England
8 Oct 2010 11:53AM
Two nice images here with some great detail in.

Glad to be 30

pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2243 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2010 5:38PM
The archway makes a perfect frame for the church. Nice to see the old clock is still going.
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2010 8:04PM
I really like the frame of the arch and it leads through to the focal point ofthat lovely clock so well and nice also to see it in greater detail in v2

Cor 12 Belgium
9 Oct 2010 6:59PM
phil99 15 45 6 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2010 5:36PM
2 more excellent images butvwill go with the framed archway version....Phil
SashaB 12 Northern Ireland
12 Oct 2010 4:14PM
Like the use of the archway to frame and lead the eye in.

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