Gabriele Dellanave, PPSA, BPSA  

Round Stair-way by Gabriele Dellanave, PPSA, BPSA

May 2022 - Round Stair-way

About the Image(s)

This image taken last February, shows the stairway leading to the main entrance of a recently built Winery in the Chianti Wines region of Tuscany. Italians are catching up the Spaniards in building multi ¬¬¬¬¬¬ wineries. I do not know if the designer name makes a difference in the wine quality, but it certainly does in the prices of the wines. This new winery was built inside a hill. 5 levels/flors and of course you must go at the top to enter the building. This wine is already a popular attraction, beside all the artistic beauties Tuscany has to offer. You must book your wide/tasting well ahed at the price of ¬45/$54. Worth a visit? I do not know. for the same price of the visit/tasting you can buy 2/3 bottles of excellent wines and be more satisfied than I was with the visit. Camera Panasonic/Lumix DC-G9; lens Lumix G Vario 12-60mm; F number f/4.5; Focal length 12mm; Shutter speed 1/200; ISO 200. Post processing on PS/LrC, final touch© with Nik Collection.

5 comments posted

Art Jacoby   Art Jacoby
I think this is well seen with good color and interesting shapes and textures. I like how the spiral pulls me up. For me, a tighter crop to emphasize the curves and using a curves adjustment to increase the contrast and intensity of the colors could work. I also flipped it horizontally.   Posted: 05/02/2022 22:15:30
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Gabriele Dellanave   Gabriele Dellanave
Good suggestion Art.
  Posted: 05/05/2022 16:08:33

Kurtis Sutley   Kurtis Sutley
I liked the architecture and you managed to keep the detail. For my eyes there is just too much going on. The background, because of the perspective, disagrees with where my eyes expect level and that's uncomfortable. I like all the lines and how they guide my eyes up and into the upper part of the image. In my opinion you didn't need all the fauna. But, of course, when I cropped the image part of the story was lost. So, I used a linear gradient in L/R CC to burn up from the bottom and off the left edge trying to add some drama as the stairs lead up and away from the darkness. Lots of lines, texture and patterns makes for a compelling image.   Posted: 05/05/2022 20:27:45
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Sylvia Bacon   Sylvia Bacon
Gabriele, I always seem to like pictures with curvy lines and your photograph does not disappoint. Personally, I like Art's crop and horizontal flip which shows the lower stairway opening out towards the right (spiral shaped). I think this is a great combination circles and vertical lines with strong colors!   Posted: 05/11/2022 10:34:38

Regine Guillemin
I love Architecture . Thanks for sharing. The light , the colors and the shape are very compelling. I agree with the previous comments . A tight crop enhances the picture .   Posted: 05/16/2022 16:59:52


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