Friday, 10 May 2013

The Flavian Amphitheatre (Colosseum), Rome

Colosseum, Rome
Photograph Copyright ©2011 Loo Yen Yeo. All Rights Reserved.
Concepts: Filling the frame (filling for presence)

Description: The shape of the Flavian Amphitheatre is unmistakable, and taking its form all the way to the edges emphasises its monumentality. The angled perspective accentuates the curvature of the Colosseum's top edge, leading the eye strongly to the right.

Title: Arc of Triumph


Colosseo, Roma
Photograph Copyright ©2012 Loo Yen Yeo. All Rights Reserved.
Concepts: Filling the frame (filling with setting)

Description: A fairly typical context shot of the Colosseum on the Piazza del Colosseo showing its scale, relative to the human form, and its position next to the Arch of Constantine.

Title: Passed to present glory


Colosseum, Rome
Photograph Copyright ©2012 Loo Yen Yeo. All Rights Reserved.
Concepts: Filling the frame (filling with setting)

Description: A different kind of context shot where the Colosseum's lower tiers holding the most visual interest are framed by two pine trees. The amphitheatre's position nestled at the foot of Palatine hill and its impressive height, its upper tier being at the same level as this vantage point at the summit of Palatino, is attractively presented.

Title: Palatine Pines


Colosseo, Roma
Photograph Copyright ©2011 Loo Yen Yeo. All Rights Reserved.
Concepts: Filling the frame (over-filling for detail)

Description: Over-filling the frame takes us into the architectural detail of the structure: how the blocks of stone were cut to form the arches, the proportions and rhythms of the archways, the holes where the pins holding the marble fa├žade in place were, and the materials used in its construction.

Title: Defaced

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