It's remarkable, the number of the world's geniuses who have spent part or all of their lives under the shadow of the dome of Florence's cathedral. Michelangelo, da Vinci, Botticelli, Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Cristofori, Machiavelli, Galileo--these are just a few of the great artists, thinkers, scientists, and inventors who passed through Florence.
There's no more readily identifiable symbol of this great city than its dome. Florence constructed one of the grandest cathedrals in the world, with an eye to a magnificent dome. The only problem was that an unbuttressed dome of that scale hadn't been done in over a thousand years. Not that the Florentines let that stop them. In the 1400s, Fillipo Brunelleschi did the impossible and broke new architectural ground with his enormous freestanding brick dome. It's been imitated many times and has symbolized Florence ever since.
This is the view from Piazzale Michelangelo. I was a little disappointed with most of the pictures I got, but not this one. And the view itself was fantastic.
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CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-10-09 19:45
Love this building. It strikes me a bit as being inside out as the best detailed ornamentation is on the outside. I like the many distinct layers and the vivid colours in the photo.
mrichat (1705) 2012-10-09 20:09
the thumbnail is very colorfull,it has beautiful strikinh vivid color.The DOF is too rich,that the building got a strong pov here.nice job.love this one.thanks for sharing.
HimalAnda (9618) 2012-10-09 23:12
Congratulations for the perfect exposure management and the great sharpness of this picture! This is a very good job.
The colors are beautiful.
dekanski (3274) 2012-10-10 0:06
Excellent chosen time of day to shoot such a photo! But why shadow, it is a brilliance of the Dome
sevy (15363) 2012-10-10 0:23
It is not so often we could see famous wellknown place, through original view. It is the case here with orginality coming from the contrast of lightning with clear view on the church and an overall blue tones all around.
Moreover, the exposure was perfectly managed with subtle variations, especially on the hills in background.
Bergenphotos (2610) 2012-10-10 4:35
For some reason you almost set me in a Christmas mood here... An interesting thing is how dark the houses (except from the cathedral) are. The cathedral looks great and has a very right light. You timed it perfectly as you got it in the nice golden hour to make some contrast with the sky as well. TFS.
Have a nice day,
sabermonajati (9537) 2012-10-10 6:03
you management light skilful and captured wonderful image from this place.this cathedral is very illustrated in this frame.
timecapturer (48668) 2012-10-10 6:49
exquisite capture of this iconic place. The light and atmosphere in this wonderfully executed image are just beautiful. Top quality work from you as always and a serene, elegant and irresistible presentation. Guess I like it eh! Awesome!
Regards - Brian.
yaya13baut (3344) 2012-10-10 7:56
perfect night shot of this famous place and building, pretty well managed.
light and colours are fantastic and the picture is quite sharp.
Haymotion (2725) 2012-10-11 1:18
Gestionde la lumière parfaitement géré.
Photo de grande qualité.
Une grand bravo
GREGG (7888) 2012-10-12 12:06
congratulations for the perfect exposure management,
the cathedral looks great and has a very right light!
vjmite (3810) 2012-10-13 3:41
This is a brilliant photo, with perfect exposure to bring out the colours of the dome and its blue setting. The blue hills form a perfect backdrop for this iconic building.
npecanhuk (65434) 2012-10-13 14:59
Wonderful building in magnificent Florence!
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, (superb) colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
ManuMay (34599) 2012-11-13 9:35
Wonderful capture, excellent defition and colours, very good contrasts...a very beautiful capture!!
- Copyright: Clark Monson (cdmonson) (4760)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, Digital ISO 100, Hitech ND Grad 0.6 Soft
- Exposure: f/8
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Italy 2012
- Theme(s): Favorites - Landscape 05 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-09 19:24
- Favorites: 1 [view]