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Trevi Fountain...a different view

By TrevBatWCC    
Well, apart from torrential rain on Thursday around teatime and a thunderstorm, had a super time in Rome Smile When I first visited there, I didn't have my wide-angle lens, so thought it would be great to be able to get the whole of the Trevi Fountain and the building behind it in one shot this time. But, it seems that whenever I return to a place, the powers that be decide to put scaffolding round places of interest, and here at the Trevi Fountain the left side of the building was covered in scaffolding and plastic sheeting Sad So, to lead with, here's a different angle on it, showing how confined the area is - and all the tourists. V2 was shot head-on showing the offending item!

Techie stuff: see Exif
Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and Elements 6

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

Trev Smile

Tags: Photo journalism Rome Architecture Trevi fountain

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Comments


CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
16 Sep 2012 1:15PM
Well captured, Trev, it's certainly not as spectacular as one expects it to be, though Smile Carol

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NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 1:39PM
Two images which had me scanning like an ever awaiting Eagle, so much to see and take in. Both compositions certainly lend themselves to much cogitation and deliberation, simply two belters, which have been wonderfully crafted.

Regards Nathan
16 Sep 2012 1:40PM
Great improvisation, Trev. Nice to see it in context within the square and with all the tourists. And well done for capturing the isolated young lady about to throw a coin into the fountain.

P.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
16 Sep 2012 1:46PM
I think this is so much better than the standard head on stuff, Trev, captured in context, standing room only. The woman throwing the coin over her shoulder and the guy taking her photo sums up what it is all about nowadays.

Dave
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 1:46PM
Superb capture and very well processed
Jim
SlowSong Plus
8 6.5k 29 England
16 Sep 2012 1:52PM
I love the artistic look of the people. Like a painting. Really nicely done.
x
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
16 Sep 2012 1:54PM
V1 shows the fountain so well. It certainly is a popular spot for the tourists. Processed very well Trev.......Sandy
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
16 Sep 2012 2:25PM
The less standard view in V 1 is excellent showing just how confined the area is and also showing the Fountain as it sits in it's surroundings, Trev.
Glad you had a good holiday and nice to see you back again.
Ronnie
16 Sep 2012 3:48PM
Great image and thinking outside the box. Stunning sharpness and people's interest, Magic.
RockArea 10 18 3 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 5:12PM
I seem to have a similar problem with scaffolding (or maybe it's just the way of the world). V1 is a great glimpse of the big picture.

David
moiral 6 12 Scotland
16 Sep 2012 6:13PM
As always Trev, you have found a wonderful view. Love V1 pov, but did wonder why the lady had her arm in the air, till I read Dave's comment! Hope your holiday was great, mine was. Moira
iancatch 9 4 45 England
16 Sep 2012 6:31PM
Just got back myself and stayed at the Trevi Hotel just up the street from the church. The scaffolding also seems to follow me around and I have a similar night shot to this which I will be uploading shortly. The thunderstorm you talk of caught us on the autostrade returning from Pompei - Small world.

As for your image I think it shows everthing this fountain now stands for from a unique POV as the usual fair is the head on shot which I am guilty of myself but now may upload another version I have lol. excellent presentation as its not easy with the crowds that we photographers are always part of of course and congrats on isolating the coin throwing girl having her photo taken.

Ian
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 7:25PM
You have captured the scene perfectly Trev having been several years ago it brought a lot of good memories , Top class proccessing deserves my award.
Rob
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 10:40PM
really love both - 2 great shots and great architecture
Good captures I like to see the overall picture and this ticks all my boxes.

John
17 Sep 2012 3:08PM
Looks so different to how I remember it ..
o.k. that was inthe 70's.....suddenly feeling very old!

Looking forward to you Rome images
Did you get up to Fiesole ????
superb capture trev,love the trevi fountain shot.ray
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 9:55PM
Trev, you have done so well here and now
I really look forward to catching up and to see all this trip of yours
amazing shots V1 is the star
welcome home
Lillian
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 10:12PM
Welcome back Trev. Scaffolding or not, these are superb captures - looking forward to more!
Carol
phil99 10 45 6 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 1:16PM
Superb captures Trev. Excellent POV for these especially ver 1 and your wonderful processing ...Phil
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 1:53PM
The architecture really looks special Trev, Two terrific captures and fantastic detail, there is so much to look atGrinGrin V1 is my fave because of the "offending item" in V2 (isnt it annoying that they do this at the time of your visitTongue How rudeTongue) But I do like the pov in V1 better anywayGrin
Diane
20 Sep 2012 9:21AM
This is a super shot Trev. Smile
Scaffolding and plastic sheeting, V2 see what you mean.
Time to hone up the cloning techniques Wink

David
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2012 10:13PM
Ah... La bella Roma! V1 for me. Very lovely fountain. IB
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
26 Sep 2012 10:57AM
V1 is a good shot though Trev but frustrating when the powers that be
can muck up big time and you can get a good frontal……..

Jocelia……..

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