54 Days at Sea — Touring Pisa and the second “Leaning Tower”


Pisa Cathedral

Wandering around Piazza dei Miracoli presents both opportunity and frustration for the photographer. The opportunity is, of course, the three magnificent buildings in the square — Pisa Cathedral, Baptistry, and Tower. The frustration are the throngs that meander in and out of your composition:

Piazza dei Miracoli

As such, the photographer has to get a bit creative by often foregoing the broader view and instead focusing on a detail:

Baptistry

But at some point you simply have to throw in the towel and include people into your shots:

Pisa Cathedral

Sometimes, however, a few people in the shot can work to your advantage by giving both perspective and orientation, that latter being important when photographing a leaning structure:

Still, I like to look upward for inspiration in crowded venues:

Pisa Cathedral

By the way, the Pisa Tower is not the only leaning structure in the area. Our guide made sure we saw yet another:

Pisa’s other leaning tower

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2 responses to “54 Days at Sea — Touring Pisa and the second “Leaning Tower”

  1. karenwojcikberner

    Love the close up of the Baptistry. Gorgeous detail.