The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Donato is placed on the top of the hill where the city was built on the site of an early Christian church, and perhaps the place where once stood the acropolis town.
The construction has taken place since 1278, has had different phases, ended only in 1511. The façade was built between 1901 and 1914, replacing the previous, unfinished, of the fifteenth century.
The imposing Gothic interior is rich in works of art, including the main La Maddalena by Piero della Francesca, built between 1460 and 1466, where an experimental use of an innovative light gives vitality and strength to the plastic figure, depicted as if you were ushering from a bow.
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mesutilgim (90656) 2014-03-11 12:14
Hello dear Silvio,
You ara triggering me ! Most probably I'll start soon again posting some b&w entries.
This one from Arezzo is very good.
ALmost nill distortion and very good layout.
TFS and best regards
photographer_sg (4412) 2014-03-11 12:14
fantastic monochrome composition with superb framing. The exposure is excellently managed which has resulted in great clarity and details. Lovely angles and geometrical shapes. Thanks for sharing this superb picture. Have a nice day.
yquem46 (38750) 2014-03-11 12:17
A classy architecture picture and a good conversion to b&w
have a nice evening, best regards
lousat (85018) 2014-03-11 12:24
Ciao Silvio,non sono un fan del bianco e nero come sai,ma quando usato nelle giuste situazioni diventa davvero apprezzabile,grande scelta del POV per creare una composizione molto ricca e fuori dai classici schemi degli interni chiesa,ottima esposizione e dettagli.Buona serata,Luciano
Gigidusud (18683) 2014-03-11 12:43
Ottimo taglio e eccelente il POV su questa bellissima cattedrale. Complimenti!
carlo62 (41173) 2014-03-11 13:04
eccellente scelta del b&w, sembra proprio una foto d'altri tempi, tratta da un vecchio libro di storia dell'arte.
Ottimo taglio e splendida composizione.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-03-11 13:53
Good exposure for contrast and atmosphere. The composition is simple and good.
emka (89253) 2014-03-11 16:41
Ciao Silvio, superb view of this interior from Arezzo. Beautiful composition in black and white with fantastic sharpness. Nice organ. I have learnt about Guide z A rezzo, musician from Middle Ages.
Corry (4508) 2014-03-11 19:36
Belle image monochrome avec un beau point de vue sur son architecture intérieure. Bonne netteté de l'image. Salutations.
rychem (30263) 2014-03-11 23:22
Great interior shot, the BW version adds to the mysterious mood, perfect management of light
jjcordier (79289) 2014-03-12 0:12
Une très belle photo en noir et blanc de l'intérieur de cette cathédrale d'Arezzo. Cadrage et redressement impeccables.
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-03-12 1:39
beautiful interior and really brilliant presentation of it!
You did here superb work my friend and your choice of B&W appeals to me much as it makes the scene looks more classic and stylish.
Have a nice day
Nicou (133302) 2014-03-12 2:23
Ce sol en losange de pierre quel dessin et la lumirèe qui pénètre par le vitrail en fond quelle vue et intérieur d'églsie sueprbe cpatage.
bravo et amitié
holmertz (47024) 2014-03-12 3:19
A very well composed photo with a fine greyscale and superbly handled light. Your POV gives us a very good view of the fine architectural elements and I like the inclusion of a few persons.
snunney (92440) 2014-03-12 3:50
This is a very fine capture of this cathedral interior. Precisely framed and making good use of the vertical format. I like the use of black and white, an unusual choice for an interior, but it suits the mood perfectly here. The image is well exposed and has a good range of tones and excellent sharpness.
dekanski (4487) 2014-03-12 6:02
Silvio pretty good, little objection to the composition: too much of the floor and the top of the arch is cut off!
The light is great, excellent POV!
Graal (101086) 2014-03-12 8:12
interior of cathedral is nice and interesting here. Good vertical format. Pity that it's in B&W. I like the organs and pulpit. Fine shadows and light. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-03-12 14:19
I truly like this one! The choice of POV and vertical format make this scene more interesting and the whole composition which includes some people seems to be well thought trough. The contrast has been well given as so has been the sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
imageme (1790) 2014-03-12 17:22
Hi Silvio, Interesting perspective which shows the majesty of the interior of the church. Well management of the light. The B/W version fits well in this image. Best regards
abmdsudi (48705) 2014-03-13 6:56
A very good piece of interior shot in natural relaxing ambient, the subtle light and tones. Lovely impressive framing, great perspective with sense of depth -space and obviously the details are enormous to take in. Great effort so well taken, Congrats
ourania (38874) 2014-03-13 11:08
precisione ed atmosfera sono rese ottimamente in questo gratificante quadro verticale. Mi piace molto il tuo punto di vista e la tua composizione concreta ed interessante. Ogni elemento, motivo e prospettiva guida ad un altro punto di interesse. L' illuminazione diffusa e la serenita' di questo interno austero ed elegante sono catturate superbamente. La paletta dei grigi e' ricchissima. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona serata,
tyro (22940) 2014-03-14 0:36
Ciao caro Silvio,
I love photographs of church and cathedral interiors and this black and white picture is wonderful and complements your interesting note perfectly.
Again, your composition here is superb, all lines leading the eye from the foreground into the depths of the image - the lines of the floor tiles, the curvature of the ballustrade on the left, the seating, the shiny vertical organ pipes and so on.
Lovely light, tones, contrasts and textures, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
Cricri (113549) 2014-03-14 0:42
Ciao ami Silvio
Qualité excellente, tant dans la lumière, le cadrage et le contraste du N/B, belle réalisation
kasianowak (7723) 2014-03-15 4:57
Masterful composition with great foreground and many fascinating architectural details, delightful collection of shapes and lines.
Great choice of portrait format and b&w medium.
adores (42217) 2014-04-11 13:53
Good shot of this catedral! You managed the difficult light very well and I like it in b&w. The people in the aisle also give life to the place.