Ugly Tufa Face

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© Deborah Downes
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UploadedMarch 4, 2010
TakenFebruary 20, 2010
ModelCanon PowerShot SD1200 IS
Exposure1/100 sec at f/4.9
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length18.6 mm
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Recently captured this historical face in Sutri, a wonderful medieval village that’s about ten minutes down the road from where Fred and I live in Monterosi, Italy. This image is part of a fountain within a lovely 16th century villa atop a tufa hill full of Etruscan tombs, as well as a sacred church likely dating back to the Etruscans.

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  • dp *

    dp * gave props (4 Mar 2010):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (4 Mar 2010):

    This is a great find and entry!! I do love your tours.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster   gave props (4 Mar 2010):

    I love it......and, an incredibly perfect entry. Beautiful colours/textures & a pretty ugly face! :)

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (4 Mar 2010):

    That IS ugly! At first glance, I thought there was a cigarette hanging out of his mouth!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (4 Mar 2010):

    Like a gargoyle! A great capture and entry, Deb. Beautiful work.

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (4 Mar 2010):

    A nice neighbor!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (5 Mar 2010):

    Wow, great entry for the theme!!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (6 Mar 2010):

    This is a spectacular capture and entry Deborah!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (6 Mar 2010):

    This does indeed fit the theme perfectly. I love how the stone face is emerging out of the rock.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (7 Mar 2010):

    Excellent entry, see the cat sitting bottom corner..

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (7 Mar 2010):

    Yes it is a bit lopsided but perfect for the theme. Super find Deb.

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (10 Mar 2010):


  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    Well, I'd say this fits the them to a 't". Ugly, yet wonderfully textured. What is that in the mouth, looks like a rolled up piece of paper?

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    Thanks everyone for your comments and favs. Anne, water comes out of the thing in the mouth when the fountain is running.

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (14 Mar 2010):

    Great entry! Excellent shot, Deborah! Love the colors and texture of that old fountain.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    A most excellent entry.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (20 Mar 2010):

    Ugly maybe but a masterpiece!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (28 Mar 2012):


  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker   gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Heehee. Love this shot - people had more imagination"back then". Voted!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Don't know how I missed this one! Excellent shot, absolutely perfect for the theme! Voted.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Excellent entry! Voted!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (30 Mar 2012):

    Great entry for the theme! Voted!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (1 Apr 2012):


  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (1 Apr 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2012):

    My vote!!!


    JOE FAILK gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    Back to Vote!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    perfect for the theme.... Vote

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    BTV Deb ☺

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    Voted! Great find and entry!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    My vote!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham   said (5 Apr 2012):


  • Ken O'Brien

    Ken O'Brien gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    Sure is ugly,voted!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (12 Apr 2012):


  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (12 Apr 2012):

    Kinda cool not so ugly. voted

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    Great capture of historical facial archetype... smoking no less :D

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (17 Apr 2012):

    i love the great tones voted

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt   gave props (17 Apr 2012):

    Very ugly!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (6 May 2012):

    Yeah Rad! Voted!

  • Kim Bullock

    Kim Bullock gave props (16 May 2012):


  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (31 May 2012):

    Great entry - voted!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (31 May 2012):

    oh yeah!! this is glorious!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (3 Jun 2012):


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