Posted on May 16, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
What goes up …
Looking out of a Naples hotel window across the alley, I was captivated by all the little details in this scene, from the blue pushbroom on the overhang to the pink kid's toy, to the empty pair of shoes at the bottom.
SUMMIT COUNTY — There’s a reason the most cameras show a standard view in horizontal format in a 3:5 ration. That’s about what the human eye sees, unless it’s drawn to some sort of vertical structure — think redwood tree. But when Leigh and I visited Naples a couple of years ago, it felt like the city was built vertically on the steep hillsides hugging the Mediterranean coast. The image above captivated me from the moment I took it, just because of the rich detail of city street life, and I didn’t even notice all the tiny details until I looked at a large version on my computer screen. So today’s photoblog features a few more images all taken from rooftops or hillsides, looking at the world in vertical kind of way. Let your eyes wander up and down instead of back and forth for a change.
Looking out over the Bay of Naples from a high perch in the Castel dell'Ovo.
Another shot from the castle with rich details in the fishermen's square below.
The sheer walls of the Castel dell'Ovo in Naples drop more than 100 feet to the sea below.
Castel dell'Ovo from afar.
Looking over the Corfu coastline from high on a hill.
Along a steep road leading from Corfu's rugged peaks down to the coast.
Fishing for octopus with a handlife from one of Corfu's rocky bluffs.
Filed under: Europe, Morning photo, photography, Travel Tagged: | Corfu, Europe, Italy, Naples, Summit County photography, Travel, vertical format photography