Lovers in Padova

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© Deborah Downes
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UploadedJuly 15, 2009
TakenJuly 5, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/200 sec at f/10
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length155 mm
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About a week after JPGer Antonio Lovison (Lowison) and his wife, Adriana, visted Fred and me in Siena, we stayed with them at their home in the beautiful city of Padova (near Venice). Captured this shot at Prato Della Valle, an 88, 620 square meter piazza where once stood the Roman theatre of Campo Marzio. The present day moat, flanked by 78 statues representing important personalities of city life, was founded in 1775.

Please read essay. This one really means a lot to me and I'd love to share it with all of you. Thanks.

16 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (15 Jul 2009):

    Great shot! I immed. saw the blackbird perched on top of the statue. :-)

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (15 Jul 2009):

    Great capture of both the piazza and the lovers. I, too, saw the blackbird--perfect!!

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (15 Jul 2009):

    Really beautyful Deb!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (15 Jul 2009):

    Wow!! I love this image!!! Composition and everything perfect!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (15 Jul 2009):

    an image of architectural beauty and natural beauty! Still life and ....still life!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (15 Jul 2009):

    what a wonderfully romantic place and shot! Excellent!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (17 Jul 2009):

    Beautiful. I have to wonder how many generations of lovers have been in that same place. Gorgeous image.

  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (17 Jul 2009):

    Wonderful capture!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (18 Jul 2009):

    love this!!! great capture, i even like the bird on the statue.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (18 Jul 2009):

    Ah, young love....mirroring classical beauty. Perfecto!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (19 Jul 2009):

    A lovely composition...

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (19 Jul 2009):

    Awesome history and those statues are fabulous! It must be amazing to be in such a place!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (19 Jul 2009):

    Wonderful POV.

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (19 Jul 2009):

    Wonderfully framed.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (21 Jul 2009):

    Love the framing and composition!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (6 Aug 2009):

    That all the "action is in the lower right is fascinating! Beautiful!!

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