Wow, piazza del duomo!
I love the way you have shot one of my favs place here in Milano.
It's an inusual view of the square that really fits in the best way possible the real mood of the main square of our city, that "people goin' up and down" we have everyday and everynight there.
That's incredible! I really love how you've captured the city looking so airy and dreamy. I love how the people look so dark and stand out against the bright background. And it's really interesting how everyone is sort of evenly spaced out, not grouped together; it makes the image feel sort of lonely, which is hard to do in a picture that contains so many people.
The cyan hue is perfect for this cold sort of atmosphere. There seems to be a lot of emotion here, which I don't see often in a city image like this. It's also really pleasing and pretty to look at; I love how the building fades into the white sky and how everything in the image contrasts so well. The entrance to the subway in the lower left corner is a little big and dark and throws off the composition a little, but I don't think that takes much, if anything, away from the image. This is awesome.
It almost seems as if this photograph was taken by accident...It is of a normal city scene, incredible buildings, yes...However the subject(s) aren't doing anything spectacular...The color looks as if (estimation here) the white balance was off...And the exposure was of course off and it became blown out. While this may or may not be the case - it goes to show you that even the simplest of things can make or break a photograph.
..but... bu.. wha... cripes... :slams head on desk: ... im flabbergasted on how you captured the blue... i dont think it detracts at all... adds SO much to the depth.. the other colors, especially that of hte people are so much more prominant, it really gives an incredible feeling of depth.. im just really impressed by the clarity of the shot considering the amount of light that had to be there.. gorgeous shot, you really get an appreciation of a place that deserves it.