My intent was to highlight the geometric diversity of the forms and planes of the entrance door of this castle. The architectural styles mix continuously in this castle, which despite having many Arabic references is located in the middle of the Italian Apennines. Furthermore, the contrast was perfect for creating a black and white photograph, with the large foreground in shadow and the saber of light on the courtyard, which transmits all the brilliant brightness of a wonderful sunny day in the Italian summer.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | July 02
Award Score: 67 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Architectural Photography
Photograph Location: Castello della Rocchetta Mattei, Grizzana Morandi, Bologna, Italy
Photographer: Antonio Biagiotti Registered
Antonio Baigiotti was born in 1971 in Porretta Terme in the province of Bologna, Italy. This is the city of the splendid Appennino Tosco-Emiliano, where he lives and works. Since 2012, he has been happily married to Sara, his first supporter, but also a severe critic, who with her objective evaluations is a great impulse for him to grow and improve. Photography is Antonio’s great passion. He mostly uses PENTAX K1000, which let him entered a wonderful world, made of shutter speed, framing and aperture. His photographs are mostly with the Large Format 4 × 5 or Medium Format 67, using only black and white film that he personally develops and prints in his darkroom.
Current Location: Castel di Casio, Bologna, Italy