14 Filippo Lippi - Madonna col bambino e due angeli

«I know we are traveling Italy, but please, please, please, could You make this train arrive on time for once...»

Even the Almighty has his hands full in the Italian railways.

Filippo Lippi, Madonna with child and two angels, Tempera on wood, 1460-65
At least the child looks well behaved...
posted February 14th, 2018  
Your mastery of compositing is to die for... these get better and better - respect my friend!
posted February 14th, 2018  
impossible not to look up the original to see what you have done, so I am getting quite an education, thanks. Are Italian trains like British ones?
posted February 14th, 2018  
I always end up sitting next to the noisy child too :)
Nicely done.
posted February 14th, 2018  
@graemestevens Hasn't he a look as sly as a thief?
@vignouse Thank you very much, dear Richard! I'm humbled.
@helenhall I was scrolling the Uffizi shot and immediately caught the position of the Madonna with the train seat... I had hoped to match the background behind the aureole, too, but the perspective didn't come out right... Thanks to you and I bet Italian trains know how to be worse than British ones!
@craigwantsnack Thank you very much! And there were two more of them here!
posted February 14th, 2018  
could've hitched with the angels instead. where were they? hovering above the train? you are the king of composites, DD. aces!
posted February 14th, 2018  
The little one looks like he could cause a touch of mayhem if he chose. Fav.
posted February 15th, 2018  
The apprehensive look on your face really makes this work for me
posted February 15th, 2018  
👍👍👍—- @kirbyjenner is the IG guy I was telling you who photobomb himself with Kendall Jenner( supermodel - one of the sisters of the big ass Kim Kardashian 😍
posted February 15th, 2018  
@summerfield actually, the Child and one of the angels (barely visible even in the original) had to go for composition purposes... maybe just down a few rows... thank you!
@joysabin he does! I love how the painter decided to catch him! Looks really like a photo by Doisneau. Thank you so much!
@dbj_365 i was a little embarrassed having asked an unknown lady to take my photo in a totally unexplicable situation and with no apparent reason... thanks!
@joemuli need to check him! Thank you, Joey!
posted February 15th, 2018  
What a crazy juxtaposition!
posted February 15th, 2018  
@caseyrybeck Yup, crazy is maybe the best definition yet! Thanks!
posted February 15th, 2018  
so creative, I love this!
posted February 15th, 2018  
♥️♥️♥️
posted February 15th, 2018  
This gave me a big 'ol smile! I also find it interesting how you're starting to look more and more 'painting-like,' Domenico. :P
posted February 15th, 2018  
This is wonderful!!
posted February 16th, 2018  
@blueberry1222 thank you very much, Krista!
@jocasta ☺️☺️☺️
@cjphoto the more you mess around with one, the more you risk to look alike... 😉
@kwind thank you very much, Kim!
posted February 16th, 2018  
So fun, clever and well done! Just looked at the series - excellent!!
posted February 16th, 2018  
@jesperani thank you very much!
posted February 16th, 2018  
One presumes that the passenger opposite you is negotiating with the Press for worldwide rights to this shot. ROFL!
posted February 16th, 2018  
I love this series. Thank you very much for each and every one; they are all brilliant. I look forward to the next.
posted February 16th, 2018  
@s4sayer Oh yes, it's a real chance to catch the elusive Mr. Dodaro... Unfortunately here he's partially overshadowed by a luminous Lady... LOL
@evalieutionspics Oh well, thanks to you, indeed, I'm humbled.
posted February 16th, 2018  
Fabulous comp and focus
posted February 18th, 2018  
@bill_fe thank you very much, Bill!
posted February 18th, 2018  
Not surprising the trains run late having passengers like that to deal with!
posted February 25th, 2018  
@yrhenwr but I wasn’t doing or saying anything! 🙃
posted February 25th, 2018  
Ah, yes, the Italian trains. My first time in Italy, I waited at the designated platform for a scheduled train and it didn't come. I thought I was waiting in the wrong place or I had missed an Italian announcement about the delay or change in platform so I asked someone who seemed approachable -- and he simply shrugged his shoulders and said, "it will come, sooner or later." I had been living in Germany where trains were punctual to the minute, as are trains in my homeland of Japan. But I learned to wait and hope in Italy . . .and enjoy train travel.
posted March 1st, 2018  
@jyokota For trains, things have luckily changed since some years... yet, they are unpredictable notwithstanding the progress! Wait and hope is key!
Sent you an email: I'd love to meet you, please let me know in advance!
posted March 1st, 2018  
Cool !!
posted March 3rd, 2018  
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