Wednesday, May 25, 2005

david and others

A few more pictures I took in Florence outside the Uffizi galleria.

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And here's the famous David. Unfortunately the sun gave his face a sorta harshness to it. At least that is what I noticed.



I love the old fashion feel of this one.





This one below is interesting to me because of the large statue hovering over the people and how the sun is hitting on the statue's face and he appears to be looking away to avoid direct sunlight. Plus the guy sitting on the fence (center) looks funny.

41 comments:

Cocaine Jesus said...

beautiful photos lorena. i especially like the statue which, as you say, is a timeless classic, and also the arches. magnificent.

eden said...

i like all the photos. its all magnifiscent with B/W and love the details :)

very nice!

Roger Stevens said...

The statue in the bottom picture is probably thinking - when's everyone going to go so I can get some sleep.

Great pictures. Yeah, I like black and white, too. Sounds like you had a great time. Where to next?

Neel said...

Yes, again, beautiful pictures. Perhaps I should add some to my blog to add the visual aspect. Thanks for visiting, I will be back I enjoy seeing your smiling face.

Lorena said...

thanks cocaine jesus and eden!

roger stevens :: i like that, poor statue! where to next? outside the USA, i think it's going to be Greece next year! thanks for asking :)

neel sen :: thanks :) yeah, you should put some pictures up!

mermaid said...

You posted them! I feel like I'm there again...

GQ1NYC said...

those are great photo's definitly the ones you can frame.

Neel said...

What type of camera do you use? I too am a Pisces!

transience said...

you have such an amazing eye for things, lorena. and did i tell you my soulmate is a piscean? and you are sooooooooo pretty in your new pic. damn, girl. =)

Amie said...

i too like the way you capture images on your cam. i love black and white photos!
hey lorena thanks for dropping by my blog. :)

Lorena said...

mermaid :: i'm glad my photo's brought you back to Italy :)

gq1nyc :: i actually worked on some of these in the darkroom tonight so i could do just that. thanks for visiting!

neel sen :: wow, that is so cool, another pisces!! the camera i have is a Nikon N55.

transience :: wait, so you were lucky enough to have met your soulmate??? and a pisces!! double lucky :) thanks for the compliment sweetie, brightened my day :)

amie :: thanks! i'm glad you dropped by as well.

Lorena said...

transience if reading, what is your sign??

gulnaz said...

there is something so vulnerable abuot david...hmmm.
great photos as usual lo...and hey that veil'd woman is me and i'd be flattered if u added me as a contact on flickr. though there are not many pix there...i like taking pictures but i feel very shy taking them, am uncomfortable drawing attention to myself...have to get over this stupiditiy...this blog was an attempt at that.

YOU LOOK SMASHING IN YOUR NEW PICTURE! verrry verry nice. :):)

Daniel Heath said...

I think big D. looked better out of his cage, but what are you going to do?

statue aesthetics aside, he probably made for a better picture -inside- the cage, of course...

do you take your b/w pictures in b/w, or take them digitally in color and desaturate them to b/w? I always think I'm going to b/w-ify a picture, but it's so hard to let go of the color...

venus said...

hey lorena, I feel I'm roaming on the streets roman empire again! very nice pics. btw, how did your darkroom photos come out?

_Soulless_ said...

I don't much enjoy sights. Just here to comment on YOUR NEW PIC! Whoa, woman! You took my breath away! What. A. Smile. ^_^

Lorena said...

gulnaz :: oh wow that was you, you have beautiful eyes!! i loved those pictures. i understand about being shy, i'm like you in this but its definitely something to overcome. re:pic --> thank you!!

monkey 0 :: thanks for visiting. i take my pictures with b/w film. haven't taken any digital pictures yet.

venus :: thanks and yes i did a fairly good job last night printing, sorta.

soulless :: thank you, thank you, thank you girl!! you are way too kind :) i'm flattered!
your poetry has the same effect on me, it takes my breath away!

Neel said...

Gulnaz is right, you look great in your picture. You have a "Wonder Woman smile."

Lorena said...

that is so cool of you to say that neel. as in a past post, i had mentioned that as a little girl i had always wanted a wonder woman smile. thanks you fellow pisces :)

on such a low mood friday you all have made me feel so good, thank you!!

Anonymous Poet said...

Great photos! These bring back memories of my visit. But the Uffizi was closed. So, I didn't get to see the statue of David. : ( But that's better than showing up in Paris on Tuesday, when the Louvre is closed (I believe). Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for the comment.

Lorena said...

actually this statue was outside the gallery. the actual 'david' is in the Gallery of the Accademia. I was lucky to visit both.
likewise thanks for comment!

Mystique said...

Wow, more beautiful pictures. Love the b/w effect. Saw your profile pic as well, you have such a lovely smile!

Lorena said...

thanks mystique :) i think i'll have to put some of Venice in color.

Mystique said...

Did you get a chance to watch/shoot the Venetian sunset? Looking forward to it..

Lorena said...

actually as much as i love sunsets i can't believe it never crossed my mine to do that! i guess all the walking/long days made me too tired to get up for that. i have to add that to my list of things to do next time i go there. i didn't go on a gondola ride either. i figured i should save something for my return which i hope it will be a more romantic trip.

Carrie said...

absolutely gorgeous pics...I'm so impressed. I love photography, but have never gotten into it professionally, or even on a greater level than that of my children....very nice.

Pezgirl said...

those are wonderful photos! And I agree about the last one, that man sitting is pretty funny. Somehow he looks like a fat Charlie Chaplin. Maybe that's just me.

. : A : . said...

Beautiful photographs. Very good choice to have them in black & white. They bring out so much more ... history here.

Lorena said...

thanks .:a:. and mitzzee!! i'm glad you visited.

pezgirl :: thanks and now that you mention it, i can totally see it!!

Sk8RN said...

beautiful photos. My favorite is the one where the statue is surrounded by all of the bars. It makes for an interesting contrast between art and industry.

EGO SVM CAROLVS said...

Charming photographs! What a wonderful thing to take back from your holiday in Rome. :)

Lorena said...

thanks sk8rn and carolvs.

gulnaz said...

just wanted to look at david again. :)
and say thanks for all those sweet comments on mine. ;)

Lorena said...

well i hope you enjoyed your visit with david :) likewise thanks for all your sweet comments. they are very encouraging!

Tazeen Mohsin said...

Other than being a great writer i can see ure even a great photographer. Amazing pictures. Thank u for the comments u left on my blog :)

Lorena said...

thank you tazeen, that's very sweet of you to say! you're much too kind. it's a great compliment coming from you who writes so beautifully :)

Zulema said...

Michaelangelo's David's face has a sort of worried look on it. But that's cuz he's worried about having to fight Goliath. ;)

I remember hearing that on a tv show about the statue, they zoomed in really close on his face. I had no idea he had a worried look on his face, I always focused on his bod. :p

Lorena said...

wow that's interesting zulema, i didn't know this. well the sun definitely added to the worried look. i saw him at the galleria but i didn't notice that. his face looked pleasant but then again david was tall and i couldn't get a close-up of his face.

H. said...

Dear Lorenita: Maybe the facial expression on the David by Michelangelo Buonaroti is not of worry, but of wrath. I think the sculpture captures the moment after he just had killed the philistine Goliath, who was insulting the army of Israel, and its God. So I guess is a moment of sweating and panting, when the adrenaline filled trance of war it's just passing away. And by the way, the light does not make the sculpture hard, but illuminates the character in a way it is happening in the physical world with the statue...

Take care, God bless

The-Scientist-as conceived-by-Coldplay said...

By the way, can you tell me how big its the statue, please?

Take care, God bless...

Lorena said...

thanks for the background on David. I really hadn't read up.
anyhow, David stands at 4 meters and 10 centimeters in height.
very tall.