As anyone who travels knows, there are missteps, mishaps and misadventures, but then there are those perfect moments when we say: “Yeah, this is why I travel.” A Travel Ahh…
The Scaffolding Series: These photos are of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore or more commonly known as the Duomo in Florence, Italy. What a beautiful building it is. The reason I’m posting these photos is not because I think I’m a brilliant photographer, but because I think they turned out reasonably well. The reason for capturing these various angles?
Scaffolding. Plain and Simple and the goal was to avoid having it show up in photos. Italy was under construction, no doubt. Everywhere I traveled, scaffolding — it was especially prevalent in Rome. Florence took a definite second. Although it disrupted the live look of the Duomo, the scaffolding definitely helped you choose more artistic photographic angles.
Steph, these photos are GREAT! and maybe having the scaffolding challenge was a blessing in disguise because you’ve taken highly original shots which are superb! 🙂
As usual, Lottie, your comments make me feel like a superstar! Thank you. Yes, I don’t think I would have chosen these different angles if the scaffolding had not been there. Plus, I kind of lucked out that a hawk flew by as I was taking the first shot. Thanks again 🙂
By the way, I loved your Uluwatu post, especially since we missed out on seeing it because we ran out of time. I really need to get to Bali again!
Great pics!! Love the “facciata”!
Thanks so much Mac — I am grateful for the scaffolding/”impalcatura” (just looked that up on google translator).
Italian is such a great language!
And I traveled a bit in ’06 – especially Milan, Florence and Sicily were all packed in impalcaturas!!
It’s good for creativity 🙂
Indeed! Thank you again for your kind words and encouragement. 🙂
It’s a battle choosing between highlighting only the finished products, or showcasing what’s behind the curtain. I like that in one shot you showed the scaffolding, it gives perspective to the building, like a snapshot in time. Thanks for sharing 🙂
So true. I like your take on the curtain. It is always good to look at something from a new point of view, but including the reality of the moment is insightful, too.
Thanks so much for your feedback 🙂