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Bologna - The Asinelli Tower | by kenny mccartney
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Bologna - The Asinelli Tower

This was taken on top of the 97 metre (318 feet) Asinelli Tower, completed in the year 1119. It is looking down over the city centre of Bologna, and also over the tall-in-its-own-right Garisenda Tower (48 metres). The Asinelli Tower is similar to nearly every ancient tower in Italy in that it leans at the top, which at this modern-high-rise altitude makes the look down seem even more perilous. Considering my own aversion to heights - this photo might be the scariest one I have ever taken.

 

Perspective achieved by using the shift feature of the lens - three images stitched into this square frame. I did a shot similar to this technique on top of the Scott Monument back home in Edinburgh.

 

5D II + TSE 24L II

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Taken on May 17, 2013