Pope Clement XIV founded the Pio-Clementino Vatican museum in 1771, and originally it contained the Renaissance and antique works. The museum and collection were enlarged by Clement's successor Pius VI. Today, the museum houses works of Greek and Roman sculpture.
There are 54 galleries, or "salas" in total, with the Sistine Chapel, notably, being the very last sala within the Museum - visitors need to proceed through the other 53 salas before earning their reward with access to the Sistine.
This photo is from Sala Rotonda, which is shaped like a miniature Pantheon, the room has impressive ancient mosaics on the floors, and ancient statues lining the perimeter, including a gilded bronze statue of Hercules, this one belonging to Athena (or Roman Minerva).
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PaulVDV (30773) 2010-08-21 3:16
Original and well chosen POV to show us the interior of the dome with the statue of Minverva on the foreground. You're right with the title of the picture. It looks like this statue has a crown.
The colour contrast is nice between the light coloured dome and the darker part at the bottom of the picture.
Best regards, Paul
jonathan_hart (21276) 2010-08-21 4:34
great angle to use the wide lens, the lines are beautiful, well managed
Juzo (4217) 2010-08-21 5:17
A powerful shot..there is symbolism here, strong colour, POV and graphical effect. Quality image with a sense of grandeur.
faraujo (1707) 2010-08-21 6:27
What amazing compo! The light control and the sharpness are quite good, everything is well done
halilguven (417) 2010-08-21 6:37
Kadraj harika olmuş.
albertz (2468) 2010-08-21 8:47
love the execution, it has an absolute technical precision. the dome demands a symmetrical treatment. well done Deniz
jasmis (58334) 2010-08-21 11:08
Amazing POV makes the show. Superb place, extraordinary photo.
yquem46 (38752) 2010-08-21 11:15
A top quality image with a good contrast between the brown statue and the brilliant golden dome
Excellent management of the light, not easy here
tack sharp image, very elegant
Have a nice WE
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-08-21 11:37
Ciao Deniz! Amazing sculpture. Wonderful cupola. Excellent art work. Ideal POV and perfect DOF. Fantastic effect. Good luck!
PixelTerror (0) 2010-08-21 13:49
Merhaba Mr Deniz
Long time no see, I see you've been busy travelling, here I find the below framing very effective to put your subject in a dominant position and the indoors quality is very good
Have a nice day JY
BluSimo (9392) 2010-08-21 13:54
Good evening Deniz
excellent image with a strong three-dimensional sense and great management of the light. compliments
Graal (103036) 2010-08-22 0:14
superb composition and done photo. An interesting details. Fine sharpness and colours. Well note and photowork.
Have a nice day.
papera (14320) 2010-08-22 1:47
what a perspective - your shot is so symmetrical, so clean and balanced that it would be perfect for those high-quality art catalogues published by Electa...
the Catholic Church knew best when it came to stage art - all for God's glory, of course... :)
sometimes I think we Italians don't really know what we have at home - it takes the fresh look from an "outsider" to appreciate again the beauty of certain classics.
have a good day,
pauloog (11751) 2010-08-22 2:47
A original and beautiful composition with the cuppola shinig like a big sun over the statue. Wonderful light and clarity even in the shadow parts, and thsi despite the big light differences, wel ldone!
veyselk (0) 2010-08-23 2:24
10-20 nin hakkını veren bir kare olmuş. çok güzel bir bakış açısı
cayden (2183) 2010-08-23 14:21
Bakış açınız, ışık kullanımı ve detaylar harika görünüyor. Tebrikler
rikko77 (10861) 2010-08-26 4:19
pity, really, that we didn't meet in Rome...I was on the other side of the world, though, so for the next attempt I will have to fly to Turkey and contact you :-)
as for this one, it's someone nobody has ever thought. Everbody who goes there, look up and take tons of pics (only) to that hole. This one is different, your attentive eye worked well here and seemed to be very happy behind your camera.
TFS and have a good day!
jhm (156580) 2010-08-31 4:20
These picture I find this wonderful done.
What a lovely dome with extraordinarily colors.
Great interior shot.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Composition and presentation are nice for look at. TFS.
tetixxx (2383) 2010-09-01 4:34
açı ve pozlamaya güzel..elinize sağlık
yedirenk (11244) 2010-09-08 15:48
kareye bakınca tek kelime geldi aklıma,kusursuz..ellerine sağlık.selamlar,iyi bayramlar
fotka (4601) 2010-09-11 8:30
It's an excellent shot from the bottom to the top of a dome. I like the composition with a statue of Athena in brown color and a golden dome above her. You handled very well a light management that shows all details perfectly. Also your note is very interesting.
Tfs and best regards,
AyseGurel (574) 2010-09-11 18:50
selam - oldukca etkileyici - gerek cekildigi aci gerekse sarap rengi fonu sebebiyle.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2013-03-06 19:11
Superb! Love the idea, the composition and framing! Excellent sharpness and well handled image especially your exposition. Nice warm and vibrant colors too! Great details! TFS!
P.S. good thing someone poated this... saw a link re: my composition here, kindly check it out. enjoy!
EstudioChispa (2178) 2013-11-20 16:38
When the fortunes of the Vatican have provided you with an impressive backdrop, you should use it! And you've used this quite well!
- Copyright: Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) (34279)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-07
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
- Exposure: f/4, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-21 1:56