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Looking Down on Lucca

Looking Down on Lucca
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7022 W: 309 N: 16170] (63870)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-07
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
Exposure: f/1.1, 1/21 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-12-14 0:43
Viewed: 2476
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good Morning Everyone,

Please click on Looking Down on Lucca to see the photograph much bigger and clearer. Believe me, the improvement is worth the effort!

A photograph, recently posted by Carlo, of Lucca, made me realise that I had photographs of the town, too, and I wondered if he recognised any of the buildings.

I remember climbing up a tall, square tower, with many, many steps, to get this photograph of Lucca.

It had been quite a dull day, gently raining, at times, but I really had to take the scenes as they were as we were only in Lucca for one day. Strangely, this photograph didn't reveal the weather conditions.

I will post a second photograph as a w/s, here , taken from the same location but one which showed the greyness of the day. I think the tower may be Il Campanile di San Frediano, which Carlo posted last.

Have a lovely day, Bev :-)

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11025 W: 57 N: 19040] (71280)
  • [2017-12-14 0:55]

Hello Beverley,
I was just about to say, this doesn't look like a rainy and dull day at all. It's a beautiful view from this high vantage point down to the many roofs of the town and the very nice patterns of the many old roof tiles. You included the square tower very nicely on the left hand side too.

I am envey, Beverley, simply because you had the time to climb up - and we did not... merely my humor.
The sight is awesome from that spot on the tower, old town labyrinth built style and seign superbly shown, and also, you had a mild light taht brought the red roof-tiles beautifully in multi-tones display.

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2017-12-14 1:25]

Dear Beverley!
Dangerous point of view but fantastic perspective.
Amazing roofs and towers.
Perfect capture. Ideal exposure.
Fine sharp and texture.
Original composition.
Original frame.
Superb note.
Well done!

Hello Bev,
This is a splendid view over the city with lots and lots to see, well worth climbing all those steps. I like the understated colours and the beautifully rendered textural detail.
Grey and wet here again today with slightly less wind, more of the same tomorrow.

Hello, Beverley!

Great panoramic view of the city, taken from an excellent high POV, with that old tower standing out beautifully among the roofs of the houses! Very good colors and sharpness! The view in the workshop is also beautiful in spite of the bad weather! Well done!

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15451 W: 0 N: 16877] (187758)
  • [2017-12-14 2:25]


quelle image et vue quel graphisme et rendu sur le toits sueprbe captage e tiamge quel effet et cette tour on voit bien l'usure du toit et ces couleurs merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15624 W: 1055 N: 32615] (151748)
  • [2017-12-14 2:39]

Hello Beverley,

I changed trains there but only had a couple of hours to look around so didn't spot this superb high vantage point. Good repetition of the patterns and shapes formed by the tiled rooftops. Tfs!

Helo Bev,
The church has a beautiful simplicity, but it's the myriad of old brick roofs that makes the real impact of this photo. It's a marvellous view and even those roofs that seem newer than the rest follow the tradition. It's an advantage to this photo that you cut off the sky, but the WS is also nice in spite of the dull sky. The view of the green hills and distant mountains is very nice.
Kind regards,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26146 W: 523 N: 44753] (190777)
  • [2017-12-14 3:59]

Hello Bev,

Reply to you visit to my picture form Bruges.
Saturday were 10.000 people from Basque Country in Bruges with Charles Pogostemon.

I think that your second picture is better if main picture, but this is personal of me.
Both pictures are nice also a view about the all the roofs.
You chose a nice angle with depth and perspective.
Sharpness and clarity are superb.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Ciao Bev
posso dirti con certezza che questo è il campanile della Chiesa di San Cristoforo che ha la sua facciata su via Fillungo, la strada centrale di Lucca.
Giusta la torre del ws, San Frediano.
Buona giornata

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11508 W: 163 N: 19349] (141918)
  • [2017-12-14 5:27]

Witaj Bev!
Wonderful view, beautiful tower and roofs.
Excellent frame, colors and sharpness.
I like it.
Well done.
NIce afternoon.

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6297 W: 274 N: 12516] (95462)
  • [2017-12-14 6:05]

Hello Beverley ,
Despite of the lack of good light , this is a beautiful plunging view on the til roofs of Lucca with the church in the FG .

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6008 W: 93 N: 9841] (56149)
  • [2017-12-14 7:52]

Hello Beverley,
great Romanesque church in this tight town full of monuments.
Impressive view,
thanks and regards,

BOnjour Bev,

Tu as trouvé la plus haute tour pour prendre cette magnifique ville fortifiée dans toute sa splendeur. J'aime beaucoup cette cité. Les toits sont magnifiques et on constate bien qu'elle fut bâtie un peu n'importe comment.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4188 W: 0 N: 9929] (67735)
  • [2017-12-14 8:36]

I like photos from above, this here is an excellent photo with perfect quality although as you write the weather was not the best, very well done
regards Ryszard

Hi Bev,
excellent POV of the church, nice architecture et colors, perfect sharpness, well made.

Hi Beverley
J'ai bon souvenir de ma visite a Lucca
Le choix du POV permet une vue très détaillée de la ville et de sa tour, la netteté est excellente, tout comme les couleurs , belle présentation
Belle soirée

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1007 W: 0 N: 2125] (15788)
  • [2017-12-14 10:37]

bev hello-good evening..your pic here makes me want to go here!super job on your shot! excellent work! tfs dale

Hello Beverley,
Indeed, it looks like someone is lighting a fire on the top of the tower on the picture in the WS.
Climbing towers always rewards you with stunning views.
I like this image of a labyrinth-like town where it must be great to wander around.
The many roofs with red tiles are a wonderful element of this very beautiful picture.
Best regards, Paul

Hi dear Beverley

Due to some reasones I was away but now come back to TE. Please kindly keep in touch as before.

Wonderful cropping could make so fantastic image as such, perfect framework and tasty proprotion. Unity of color is so admirable to see, sharp and clear presnetation is as usual.

All the best and have a good day! Takero

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2017-12-15 8:00]

Hello Bev,
nice the panoramic view of this part of the town with the reddish tile roofs of the houses to are the main interest focal point of the image.The excellent light management enhance the beauty as the details of the scene.


Ciao cara Bev, great POV on fantastic town, excellent clarity, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors very well done, my friend, have a good weekend, ciao Silvio

Hi Bev
yes, very well worth the effort in viewing the BETA version.
When i visit or think of Italy - I see images like this in my mind as a photographer. I was SOOO happy to capture similar ones when I visited. As i'm sure you're happy with this one despite the not-so-good weather. the texture is almost felt through the monitor, love the tight framing, the reds and oranges, the tiles, and the yucky moss dripping from the tower :) well taken

Hello Bev, great view on the famous city, very well composed and captured in this good picture. An interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good job perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy beginning of the week.
All the best from the south of Spain.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11574 W: 123 N: 29426] (138720)
  • [2017-12-18 2:58]

Hello Bev, As you know, I like climbing the towers, not important how tall they are. And I checked, that I was maybe on the same tower with Carlo. He was very brave, were there for the first time with me :). See here. Magnificent view of the old walls.

Have a nice time before Christmas


Another beautiful view on the typical roofs of Lucca also taken from “Torre delle ore” I suppose. carlo 62
Thanks to Carlo, I am glad it shows “Chiesa san Cristoforo”. Learning my lesson in advance :-)
I love the WS of Basilica San Frediano too. Different style for the tower but similar nave which seems so long ….
Kind regards.

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