Piazza Brà is one of the most visited tourist attraction in Verona and one of the largest square in Italy.
A melting pot of achitectural styles from different eras, piazza Brà is considered to be the beating heart of the city. It was late afternoon and the sun was just gone, I was impressed because the square was incredibly empty with just few people wandering around, the light was perfect so I set my tripod on the steps of palazzo Barbieri and got the shot. The ancient arena on the right side of the picture was built in the first century and is one of the best preserved ancient structure of its kind. It’s still in use today to host concerts and events, especially during the summer season of the Opera.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 20
Award Score: 67.5 (Value 12, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Night Photography
Photograph Location: Verona, Piazza Brà | Italy
Photographer: Andrea Migliari (Treviglio, Italy) Registered
Born in Italy in 1981, Andrea Migliari and his family moved after 12 years spent in the big city of Milan to a small countryside village close to the lake Maggiore called Castelletto Ticino. He left school at 17 to start his working life as a junior carpenter and after a while he decided to take a gap year in London. In the English capital he used to work in many different places while studying English in the London West Collage. Now he is living in Italy, close to Bergamo where he works for a rental car company.
Since he was a teenager he used to take pictures of everything he came across; the beauty of the lake and the marvelous places in the area of Verbano made him become a passionate photographer. He started using a film camera and learning dark room processing in black and white, and then finally moved to digital in 2009 when he bought his first Canon 50D. He attended various photography workshop and post-processing courses that made him developed a particular workflow from the raw capture to the final image. He loves taking picture of everything he likes, from landscapes to portraits and live music event. Some of his pictures were published in a prestigious Italian art magazine Overart. He won the photography competition contest of “Passione Italia” in 2011 with the photo “Quando la città dorme” that was used as a cover image for the White Pages of the Bergamo area. He tries to share his love for photography and visual art through his images, knowing that the beauty may be found just across the street corner.