3208 – Ferrara XVIII

We are back to Castello Estense, the magnificent castle at the center of Ferrara, and this time we come at night.

The moat and the multitude of reflections along with the convenience of a well stabilized long lens, that makes for a satisfying and relaxed shooting experience.

As to the two B&W images, the one of the underside of the balcony had no distinct colors anyway. Going to B&W gave me the option to stretch contrasts in a much more dramatic way than would have been possible in color.

The other image was taken at ISO 1600, but was pushed at least two stops in the shadows.

Hmm … churches and fortresses, superstition and violence, that’s what drove architecture. I wonder.

You know, one of the most interesting questions in Science Fiction is, how an encounter with an alien race would turn out. Well, given our history as a species, I ask myself if they’d have any other option than to strive for our extinction? Our earth is heavy with the bones of peoples who didn’t survive contact with our “civilization”. Peaceful aliens would hardly fare better.

One thought on “3208 – Ferrara XVIII”

  1. Isn’t the entire reason for spelunking into history an attempt to understand alien races? What else are those cultures to ours? Would not a prolonged visit to the cultural time of this castle prove toxic to you?

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