Comments: siena perspective

i can't believe how well the architechture fits the frame size

Posted by david at October 26, 2006 01:46 AM

Woooowww...You made my day! Thanks Sam...

Posted by Niusha at October 26, 2006 01:50 AM

OMG!!! this is an absolutely amazing perspective!!! WOWW!!!!

Posted by weiwei at October 26, 2006 02:03 AM

I haven't commented in a while but this one really blows my mind. it's the kind of shot that introduces yet a new perspective that you've captured.
well done!

Posted by payam at October 26, 2006 02:12 AM

Great shot! Perspective is one of my favorite devices in photography. Were you lying on your back? Keep it up!

Posted by Bruce at October 26, 2006 02:14 AM

C'est une superbe cité qu'il faut impérativement visiter… Mais beaucoup de touristes s'arrêtent à Florence et négligent Sienne…
Tant pis pour eux… D'autant qu'à Sienne, on se balade à pied…! Pas de voitures et du coup, c'est idéal pour la découverte… Superbe Photo…!

Posted by jchris at October 26, 2006 02:20 AM

This is beautiful. Wow. Fantastic.

Posted by Jim at October 26, 2006 02:32 AM


Posted by Sgt. Mike Huffdan at October 26, 2006 02:40 AM

Holy mexican jumpin bean, Batman!

That's an amazing shot, especially without recourse to a panorama application... kudos.

Posted by Mathieu at October 26, 2006 02:41 AM

Great!. beautifull perspective and a very good work with the lightt and shadows.

Posted by rbarbera at October 26, 2006 02:46 AM

oooh... very nice.
any way to get a high res for my wallpaper?

Posted by anna at October 26, 2006 02:54 AM


Posted by florence98 at October 26, 2006 02:55 AM

wow... natural framing you achieved here is awesome!

Posted by hao at October 26, 2006 02:57 AM

that is fantastic

Posted by karen at October 26, 2006 03:04 AM

This is awesome! The symmetry is just perfect, stunning colors and a perfect shot.

Posted by vg at October 26, 2006 03:10 AM

I just love Siena
...and the same when it comes to your photoblog :)

Posted by katis at October 26, 2006 03:13 AM

That is an unbelieveable amazing photo. How in the world did you get it so perfect?


Posted by Autumn at October 26, 2006 03:19 AM

Best In Show. Wonderful.

Posted by p!o at October 26, 2006 03:31 AM

Amazing angle. You're right. Seems like Escher. Very nice shot.

Posted by Ries at October 26, 2006 03:34 AM

WOW!!! The precision is perfect. Nice work Sam

Posted by jack at October 26, 2006 03:51 AM

Great shot. Love the symmetry. I really must get used to looking up!

Posted by Jon at October 26, 2006 03:59 AM

This is really good. I can clearly see the reference to M. C. Escher's work. One of the mos interesting parts of this photo is the natural frame made by the building architecture.

Posted by nferreira at October 26, 2006 04:05 AM

Oh wow. Incredibly geometric. You even managed to get the shadow of the sun right!

And the tower just adds that extra it of ... je ne sais quoi!

Posted by Jeppe at October 26, 2006 04:13 AM

That's just a brilliant photo. Great composition, the symmetry and straight lines are great.

Posted by Gareth at October 26, 2006 04:43 AM

Sam, this is a breathtaking shot.

I love it!!!

I guess that I'll be one of the first to request a wallpaper version of it.

Posted by Darren at October 26, 2006 04:46 AM


Posted by Susie at October 26, 2006 04:46 AM

Wow your best photo in some time. I like the double framing.

Posted by Aabid at October 26, 2006 04:57 AM

This is what Sam Javanrouh is all about! Welcome back Sam. This is the sort of photo iv been waiting for! Nice!

Posted by Ryano at October 26, 2006 05:06 AM

Great shot!

Posted by lysa at October 26, 2006 05:41 AM

Nice perspective, MC Escher has lived an part of his live in Italy(florence). So there are influences to see in his work.

Posted by Michael at October 26, 2006 05:44 AM

nice architecture and GREAT composition.

Posted by m a r i n u s at October 26, 2006 06:33 AM

I've been visiting your page for quite some time. And this is really a nice one!

Posted by elyne at October 26, 2006 06:33 AM

Very cool photo!!! Great architecture.

Posted by Rob Greenfield at October 26, 2006 06:50 AM

Impressive, never seen anything quite like this before!

Posted by Kris [PiXistenZ] at October 26, 2006 07:01 AM

Must have been a neck breaking shoot =)

Nice photograph as usual !

Posted by schmonsequences at October 26, 2006 07:12 AM

Ah yes! Escher! For sure. As an artist you can well appreciate his amazing perceptions.

This is a nice catch, Sam.

Posted by Hugh Petrie at October 26, 2006 07:27 AM

This is the most awesome shot I have seen recently!

Posted by Mordy at October 26, 2006 07:30 AM

This is so good - wow!

Posted by tulna at October 26, 2006 07:35 AM

A winner, Sam.. wow! Yes, before I even readd your comment I thought: "Escher"!

Escher lived in Italy for a while, you will not be surprised to hear.

Posted by Michael at October 26, 2006 07:37 AM

this hurts my eyes. that's a lot of perspective.

Posted by aaron the bold at October 26, 2006 07:43 AM

Excellent perspective! The shapes and strong features are nicely composed.

Posted by Craig Wilson at October 26, 2006 07:45 AM

Wow, it stopped time for me. An absolute treat for the eye, especially at 7:30 in the morning.

Posted by Andrea de Keijzer at October 26, 2006 07:46 AM

wow! what a wonderful shot! Siena is a beatiful city

Posted by max at October 26, 2006 07:47 AM

Wicked photo! I like the texture, colours, and how your alignment is always perfect! I keep trying to take pictures like this but it never seems to work out...

Posted by Dee at October 26, 2006 07:47 AM

I've been following your photoblog for a month or so, and greatly enjoying it.

I think that the last two photos are the best two I've seen on here, with the possible exception of the corner building looking up, with telephone wires...

Great work.


Posted by Sam O'Hare at October 26, 2006 07:55 AM

Wonderful, wonderful! Could you post the original, out of the camera, so we can see how much straightening you did?

Posted by David S. at October 26, 2006 08:09 AM

It kind of looks like being inside a puzzle. A great shot, as well as yesterdays.

Posted by Andrew at October 26, 2006 08:10 AM

Mind Blowing !!!!!
Looks like a postcard/painting.
Great job Sam!

Posted by harrysoms at October 26, 2006 08:14 AM

Killer shot - perfect perspective.

Posted by Steve W at October 26, 2006 08:19 AM

Great shot but some very noticeable pincushioning from your 10-22 lens at the short end and at the wide aperture. Did you take the same pic with the lens stopped down further? If so I'd be curious to compare the results

Keep it up

John (UK)

Posted by John at October 26, 2006 08:20 AM

That's amazing. First I thought there was made a border around the picture afterwards, but it's just the image. So I wonder if it is a crop?

I like it very much!

Posted by Robin at October 26, 2006 08:23 AM

Wow. This one is too beautiful! I've looked at all of the DDOI images you've posted and this is one of my favorites.

Posted by Ryan K at October 26, 2006 08:27 AM

Wow! Fantastic perspective!
Excellent capture.

Posted by Jodi at October 26, 2006 08:40 AM

oh wow...

Posted by steph kim at October 26, 2006 08:42 AM


Posted by shula at October 26, 2006 08:46 AM

What a fantastic shot! Very good job on this. The framing and perspective really give the feeling of height. I love it!!!

Posted by Alice at October 26, 2006 09:05 AM

Nice perspective! :o This would be a nice Desktop

I too was totally thinking M.C. Escher before I read your comment.

Did you use a tripod to center the FOV or did you crop the photo afterwards?

Posted by ColBalt at October 26, 2006 09:15 AM

nicely done!

Posted by Ali at October 26, 2006 09:23 AM

very nice! I too thought of Escher when I first saw this. I now need to decide if "little red bottle" or this one is my favorite.

Posted by cyen at October 26, 2006 09:34 AM

WOW this is an incredible shot!! congratulations!

Posted by skyshots at October 26, 2006 09:38 AM

Wonderful ! I love the blue tones of the sky. I'm pretty sure you used a polarizer, could you confirm us that ? Thanks and "bravo" again !

Posted by Jay at October 26, 2006 09:40 AM

Very cool, seems like a puzzle missing its last piece.

Posted by Jeff Ambrose at October 26, 2006 09:48 AM

Probably Escher was inspired there:)

Posted by hadi at October 26, 2006 09:50 AM

This is annoyingly good. There's the perspective, sure, but the way your shadows and sunlight balance - neither too bright nor too dark - is hard to get, and hard to look natural. Bullseye, nicely done.

Posted by Scott Murdoch at October 26, 2006 09:58 AM

very cool. perfect cropping. makes me kinda dizzy looking at it. definitely a favorite of mine.

Posted by Blaine at October 26, 2006 10:00 AM

what a fantastic shot! Feels like i'm looking down at the sky - if that makes sense ;)

Posted by dave at October 26, 2006 10:01 AM


Posted by degan at October 26, 2006 10:40 AM

Absolutely awesome! Great, great shot!

Posted by Angry Buddha at October 26, 2006 10:44 AM

OMG, this one is amazing. Your best shot in some time. WOW! Wallpaper picts please!?

Posted by Jele at October 26, 2006 11:06 AM

Amazing shot Sam!
The architecture is amazing, too!

Posted by Babak at October 26, 2006 11:12 AM

"amazing" ain't enough...

Posted by sonetti at October 26, 2006 11:27 AM

Awesome shot Sam! I tried this in a rotunda once but it didn't come out near as good. The colors in this one are great together.

Posted by Nate at October 26, 2006 11:30 AM

youre the man

Posted by jesse warren at October 26, 2006 11:34 AM


Posted by Andrew at October 26, 2006 11:44 AM

this is damn nice. very damn nice

Posted by alex illich at October 26, 2006 11:45 AM

this is great photo. great optical illusion, it feels like i'm flying & falling at the same time!!

Posted by Abraham Aleaxnder at October 26, 2006 12:14 PM


Posted by Babak at October 26, 2006 12:22 PM

very cool.

Posted by mel at October 26, 2006 12:46 PM

wow, perfect shot ! beautiful and very cool !

Posted by Marius Muscalu at October 26, 2006 12:47 PM

This is really terrific. Perfectly framed and exposed.

Posted by Laurie at October 26, 2006 01:03 PM

Amazing shot. Your photos are consistently excellent but this is a breath-taker...

Posted by Jason at October 26, 2006 01:07 PM

i feel dizzy looking at this

Posted by schmee at October 26, 2006 01:22 PM

Just one word:


Wallpaper size in 1280*1024 available? Would be marvellous!

Posted by Jolli at October 26, 2006 01:26 PM

DAMN this is great, I really like the pics taken with the 10-22
I almost get dizzy wathing this image

Posted by frans (the netherlands) at October 26, 2006 02:17 PM

Brilliant! The perspective is amazing....

Posted by antonis at October 26, 2006 02:44 PM

This is a masterpiece.

Posted by Jan at October 26, 2006 03:23 PM

Great shot - any chance of a wallpaper-sized version?

Posted by HRE at October 26, 2006 03:51 PM

It's amazing dude .... well done!

Posted by Reza at October 26, 2006 03:58 PM


Greetings from Chile

Posted by Alejandro at October 26, 2006 04:01 PM

OMG ! Just amazing. wow !!!

Posted by Farhood at October 26, 2006 04:03 PM

Stunning picture, Sam! That's the Palazzo Publico and Torre del Mangia. I lost my camera case there twelve years ago. (Minolta SLR if any one found it?) Inside is the famous equestrian portrait of Guidoriccio da Settignano by Simone Martini. Magnifico! Thanks for the memories.

Posted by Michael Solomon at October 26, 2006 04:16 PM

absolutely far one of the best shots on your photo blog. thanks

i would love to have it on my desktop. :)

Posted by Kiana at October 26, 2006 04:21 PM

Wow... This is absolutely beautiful! excellent shot!!! (:

Posted by Alana at October 26, 2006 05:10 PM

great! it's one of the most beautiful pics which i have seen in your blog.

Posted by mina at October 26, 2006 05:12 PM

Wow, that's really somthing Sam. Thanks :)

Posted by annemarie at October 26, 2006 05:19 PM

The border that the lip of the building creates is fantastic. You've really outdone yourself with this one :o)

Posted by Elissa at October 26, 2006 06:03 PM

Every once in awhile you post a picture that reinforces the fact that you are one of the best photographers around! It's great to see all these amazing places through your eyes.

Posted by Khadeeja at October 26, 2006 06:06 PM

Wallpaper, please???

Posted by Khadeeja at October 26, 2006 06:07 PM


Posted by KIM at October 26, 2006 06:09 PM

absolutely breath-taking.

Posted by amy at October 26, 2006 06:22 PM

this is just breathtaking. the symmetry, texture, colors, alignment are perfect. fabulous job!

Posted by vahid at October 26, 2006 06:35 PM

Probably my favourite picture you've ever done.

Posted by Ash at October 26, 2006 07:09 PM

wow this is really cool

Posted by micha at October 26, 2006 08:39 PM

This photo is dizzying! Nice one.

Posted by fullyreclined at October 26, 2006 08:59 PM

Wow. Amazing upward shot. Makes me feel like that frog down the well.

Posted by PlasticTV at October 26, 2006 09:10 PM

Stunning shot. This could easily be a best selling postcard. =)

Posted by Aaron Schmidt at October 26, 2006 09:12 PM

awesome photo !

Posted by tom at October 26, 2006 09:12 PM

you have a great eye and talent!! this is just too amazing to just leave without saying so. :D

Posted by vanessa at October 26, 2006 09:44 PM

amazing. its mind blowing.
although after looking at it for a few minutes it made my head hurt. >_>

Posted by rry s. at October 26, 2006 10:05 PM

Why are your photos so damn brillant?? You are so talented!!!!!!!!

Posted by Tara at October 26, 2006 10:22 PM

looks like a silicon chip in the midst of the hazy motherboard circuitry.

Posted by Radha-Krishna Balla at October 26, 2006 11:03 PM

I really thought that it couldn't get any better than yesterday's incredible shot... but today I'm practically leaning into my monitor, saying 'Wow!' out loud over and over... How do you DO that?!

Posted by Kimberly Way at October 27, 2006 12:40 AM

Great architecture, amazing pic...
How did u do diz Sam? lying down der ?
great job!

Posted by Julia at October 27, 2006 05:47 AM

This is an absolutely fabulous framing job! Wow, is all I can say. Fascinating!

Posted by at October 27, 2006 08:38 AM

Wow, excellent shot! wonderful perspective and great use of wide angle.

Posted by Kevin at October 27, 2006 03:37 PM

This is a marvellous shot. So far, I think no one can beat you with this kind of angle and perspective.

Posted by Kavid at October 27, 2006 11:26 PM

Wow - this is fantastic. The perspective sucks you in and has an almost dizzying effect.

Posted by peter at October 28, 2006 03:49 AM

Wow - this is a great architectural, travel and artistic image. The symmetry is wonderful and the leading lines just mesmerise the eyes. A wonderful shot.

Posted by frankenstein at October 29, 2006 03:59 AM

I like how it feats in the picture. Is it me or does it seem that the top wall is bending a little? I like the tower and the fact that the sky is darker on the left side.

Posted by Bedir26 at October 30, 2006 02:12 PM

A brilliant shot! Thanks for sharing! :-D

Posted by Massimo at October 31, 2006 02:19 AM

You made my head snap back with this shot! LOL

Posted by Fotographix! at October 31, 2006 10:00 AM

Awesome point of view!

Posted by AirBete at November 1, 2006 08:05 PM

All I can say is WOW! This is such an awesome shot!

Posted by Ash at November 2, 2006 01:46 AM

I absolutely love your photography; and find it so inspiring. Thank you for yet another amazing shot!

Posted by Caitlin R at November 7, 2006 02:23 AM

Perfect symetry. I just love it. And isn't Siena the greatest city? So beautiful. If you ever go back find the American Cafe - the guy sings and plays guitar to old Elvis songs and such. It's so funny with the heavy Italian accent.

Posted by Yvette at November 9, 2006 02:15 PM

Oh Man........ ya done good!

Posted by Wayne at January 27, 2007 12:18 PM

Waw. That blew me off. Just wanna eat my camera and forget about photography after seeing that.

Posted by dpc at January 29, 2007 06:54 AM

una perspectiva impresionante ,maravillosa.

Posted by NJ & SB Photography at February 13, 2008 12:53 PM

Great picture!

Check out the mashup of pitures I have on my website

Posted by fred at July 17, 2009 09:34 AM

I have almost the exact same picture. Great minds think alike I suppose haha.

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