Sunday, July 12, 2009


A detail of the fountain in Piazza Vittorio Veneto: a Nereid carrying a shell.

The Nereides (or Nereids) were fifty Haliad Nymphs or goddesses of the sea. They were the patrons of sailors and fishermen, who came to the aid of men in distress, and goddesses who had in their care the sea's rich bounty. Individually they also represented various facets of the sea, from salty brine, to foam, sand, rocky shores, waves and currents, in addition to the various skills possessed by seamen. The Nereides lived with their elderly father Nereus in a silvery cavern at the bottom of the Aegean Sea. The Nereid Thetis was their unofficial leader, and Amphitrite was the queen of the sea. Together with the Tritones they formed the retinue of Poseidon.(source)


Andrea Montali Photography said...

Molto bella, anche per via di quella che credo essere la luce riflessa dall'acqua e che ha rischiarato la parte in ombra della fontana.
Anche se è stata schiarita manualmente fa niente, il risultato finale è piacevole.
Se elabori in PS, togliendo il palazzo e mettendo un cielo simile nero+nuvole, viene fuori una bomba..! Quel palazzo vicino al viso distrae. Comunque bravo.

Andrea Montali Photography said...

Good shot, also because of what I believe to be the light reflected from the water and that the enlightened part of the fountain in the shade.
Even if it has been cleared with PS doesn't matter, the final result is pleasing.
If you develop using PS, try to remove the building and putting a black sky+clouds. That palace near the face is distracting. Anyway bravo.

amatamari© said...

I like very much this photo,
the framing particular and the little piece of sky...
Beautiful image!

tapirgal said...

This is really lovely with the Baroque building behind, too. Wonderful angle and lighting.

J said...

Beautiful, I love the reflections. And I hate to sound childish but it does look like her boobs have been randomly stuck on as an afterthought! ;)

Kcalpesh said...

Beautiful and somewhat mysterious too... Love this picture!! Superb shot!!