Love Lock: Florence

Uploaded: October 26, 2014 | Entered: October 26, 2014 06:26:55


Florence was the first place I encountered the trend of small locks being applied in bunches to various things (like bridge railings or fences); apparently, placed there by couples to symbolize their unbreakable love for each other. As I was catching my breath after making the fascinating, cramped, arduous climb to the top of the dome, and admiring the view of the bell tower nearby, my focus changed, and I spotted this one lock attached to the metal screen on the safety railing a few feet in front of me. I took several shots, thinking a shallow depth of field would be nice -- but I was surprised as I reviewed, that I needed to go as high as f/25 before the marble patterns of the bell tower, in the background of the image, became somewhat recognizable.

Exif: F Number: 25, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/30 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 6D


Bob Cournoyer level-classic October 26, 2014

Great find, and dof....the grate lines with the background patterns, and the red framing the lock.... :-)

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 26, 2014

What a great presentation and the description makes it even more wonderful! #11168261

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic October 26, 2014

Love the lines and patterns, and the story behind it as well. #11168303

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic October 26, 2014

Yep, a really great find. And it would take your eye, I suspect, to find it! #11168550

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 27, 2014

Thanks, folks! I saw one other place with about 20 padlocks on a railing, but the surrounding scenery wasn't nearly as inspiring as being at the top of the Duomo! #11168827

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