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Piazza San Pietro

By TrevBatWCC    
First, I'd like to thank Barbarahirst, Ruthannette, Sue_R (Sue Restan) and Lillian (King) for their User Awards on my previous upload, 'Spiralling Down' - it's really appreciated Wink
After leaving the Vatican Museums, I returned to Piazza San Pietro for a quick wander around before heading back to my hotel. This enormous piazza measures 340 metres by 240 metres, and in the centre standing at 25.5 metres tall is the 350 tonne obelisk, which was brought to Rome from Egypt by Caligula in AD 37, and located at its current site in 1586.
I thought this suited the mono treatment, but included the original colour version as V2, so you can takes your pick! Wink

Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and Photoshop Elements 11

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

Tags: Rome Architecture Black and white Obelisk Landscape and travel Piazza San Pietro

Voters: barbarahirst, CarolG, fentiger and 38 more

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 11:56AM
colour .... but only just

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
4 Nov 2012 11:59AM
V.2 for me, Trev, a superb composition, the eye is drawn right through the image to the obelisk. Carol
saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
4 Nov 2012 12:24PM
A marvellous sense of distance here, Trev, down to the low pov, the lead in and the empty space between you and the obelisk.
Works well in b&w....

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
4 Nov 2012 1:00PM
Your low POV, 10mm. focal length and viewpoint capturing the scene in symmetry all make for an interesting image: very well planned, Trev.
Can't choose between the two though, so 1/2 vote to each.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
4 Nov 2012 1:47PM
Colour for this one. The b/w gives me a strange feel, like I'm taking my last walk........Sandy
superb pov trev,love the mono treatment,great shot well captured.ray
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 2:03PM
The ideal subject for b&w, Trev, which you have accomplished with panache. Not that I have any gripe with the colour version. Superb use of the low pov and lead-in.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
4 Nov 2012 2:03PM
The colour version looks naturally desaturated so nothing to choose between them for me, trev. A lead in and a half, with the columb continuing the line. Low pov, strong perspective and a very effective image.

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 2:06PM
Also not sure - but love the simple composition
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1928 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 2:07PM
Very stylish composition! I think I favour b&w for its harmony, but I like the tonal gradation in V2 very much.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 2:39PM
Unusually for me, I prefer the mono version. It gives a real sense of scale and form without the distraction of colour.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
4 Nov 2012 4:25PM
Colour just shades it for me Trev !!
Good comp' with the lead in.
Super shot.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
4 Nov 2012 4:33PM
Like your low pov for this Trevor, V2 just for me
Regards Richard
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 4:52PM
I'm liking monos today and this is great and a fine choice for it with those lovely textures in the foreground.

Excellent DOF, good lead in good comp, works well in b/w but v2 today for me

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 9:26PM
not generally a fan of mono but this time it works best IMO Trev
4 Nov 2012 9:39PM
Cracking shot Trevor.
I like the metallic look of the mono.
Both work though. Smile

moiral 8 12 Scotland
5 Nov 2012 7:44AM
While the mono version works well Trev, personally I prefer the colour. Like the lead up to the obelisk. Moira
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
5 Nov 2012 9:53AM
I rather like the mono... it makes it timeless.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 3:57PM
That really is a lead into the shot no wonder Trev
that this has a very deserved GEA..congratulations
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
5 Nov 2012 8:57PM
Wonderful pov, great perspective shot too. Works both ways for me.

Anne Smile
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2012 9:49PM
OHH Trev what a decision b/w or colour afraid I can't make me mind up so 1/2 a vote each ,superbly taken and presented well done .
bill33 Plus
7 34 1 Scotland
6 Nov 2012 11:26PM
This brings back memories of last years visit to this amazing place Trev, but I must admit I prefer the Mono version here, love your POV here, very well done, Bill.
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 2:35PM
Outstanding work and well worth the GEA....Phil
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
7 Nov 2012 7:08PM
Congratulations on the GEA Trev Smile


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