Now and Forever

By: Pierluigi Giacobazzi


Parma, Italy

2018 June 16


From the photographer: "Torrechiara is one of the best preserved fortifications in the whole Emilia Romagna region – northern Italy. It was re-built between 1448 and 1460 by Pier Maria Rossi and born with military function as defensive castle, later became the residence of Bianca Pellegrini – lover of Pier Maria Rossi. Among several beautiful frescoed rooms, particular attention deserves the Camera d’Oro (golden room), whose name comes from the leaves of gold that once covered the panels on the walls. The room still has a rare cycle of frescoes attributed to Benedetto Bembo depicting scenes of celebration of chivalric love referred to Bianca and Pier Maria. It is still possible to recognize the crests of the two lovers, two hearts with the phrases “Digne et in aeternum” (worthy and ever) and “Nunc et Semper” (now and forever), demonstrating the eternity of their love.
The picture was recorded on June 16th 2018 at the end of a colorful sunset. It shows the celestial conjunction between a crescent Moon – 12% illuminated by the Sun – and the bright planet Venus. The nautical twilight gave me the possibility to observe and record the Earthshine: a soft, faint glow on the dark side of the Moon caused by the reflection of sunlight from the Earth."
Technical details: Single-exposure image, DSLR: Nikon D750 – focal length: 60mm f/2.8 (used at f/4.0) - exposure: 1,0 sec – ISO: 200
Pierluigi Giacobazzi

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