As mentioned before I had the chance to visit Italy for a couple of days in a business trip. It was a hard work in Turin during the week and no idea of what to do on the weekend. I was in the hotel restaurant thinking about that when a guy suddenly approached us asking if we were brazilians.
- Yes man, nice to meet you. What a hell are you doing here? Of course the question was the same for us.
He said: hey, I have rent a car and I'm thinking about going to Florence. It's about 450km from here. We go in the morning and spend the whole afternoon there. At the end of the day We'll be here. Let's go!
And we did.
Florence is a wonderful city. Wherever you look at, you see history. The imponent renaissance architectures make every step of our feet a pleasant moment.
This view is from The dome of the Florence Cathedral (often called Il Duomo). It's one of the most famous works from this period. It was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, who is considered the first architect of the Italian Renaissance. A native of Florence, he studied the structures of Rome, then returned home to combine the design elements of the antiquities with a new sense of proportion.
Click on the image for the large version.
Thanks for visiting!
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bostankorkulugu (42430) 2007-10-25 16:21
beautiful panoramic view of florence carlos, the details are amazing... i ve been there but did not climb up the duomo... missed a lot i guess:)...
paura (47186) 2007-10-25 16:39
Linda essa panorâmica, Carlos. Incrível como você tenha conseguido tanta qualidade provavelmente em uma foto composta, não? Ficou realmente boa.
siolaw (38292) 2007-10-25 16:53
Lucky meeting that took you to Firenze! And a superb panoramic view from top POV. Great light and colors and fine sharpness. Large version shows the city really well.
UnTrained (0) 2007-10-25 22:06
this is a very nice panorama of good quality. All those roofs and the streets crossing each other create a very dynamic view and it is clear and sharp. Even the more distant hills are good visible. Just like a walk through Florence.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
thor68 (5586) 2007-10-25 22:35
what a wonderful sunny sea of roofs! :-)
terrific view of pretty florence - the LPverson is awesome, so detailed, excellent job - stitching of several pics?
well done & best wishes, thor.
marjan (6279) 2007-10-25 23:15
hi CArlos, photo is excellent and composition is good . Coloure are nice, strong and panoramic POV is best posibille. but roofs are not red ;-))
MarcoCertelli (381) 2007-10-26 2:43
Hi Carlos, very nice panorama. This picture gives tha real impression to see Florence all way round. Compliments, Marco.
evanrizo (456) 2007-10-26 5:36
Ola Carlos, bravo you have here a great panorama, a very impressive view and very clear photo from this majestic city.
The lightness is superb and all the atmosphere looks fantastic.
A really superb result.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2007-10-26 5:46
Você terá outras oportunidades para voltar à Itália e fazer outras fotos maravilhosas como este grandioso panorama. Você usou tripé?
A profundidade está excelente, bem como a nitidez. Um trabalho de excelente qualidade, da "grife Belido".
Abraços e bom final de semana
jlbrthnn (76037) 2007-10-26 5:52
One makes sometimes astonishing and useful meetings. You composed a splendid image of Florence with a great quality. The light is very beautiful, one has access to details of precision, congratulations.
Spend a good day.
cfreire (11741) 2007-10-26 5:54
Linda tomada panorâmica, a luminosidade está ótima, vc obteve uma excelente profundidade, e os contrastes, também, ficaram divinos. Achei interessante que a maioria dos edíficios são do tipo amarelo-siena e isso ressaltou o contraste com o azul do céu. Belo trabalho, um abraço, Consuelo
molla (7129) 2007-10-26 9:34
Just by seeing this from above you can see it's Italy. I can't realy describe why if you´v asked me I would say ITALY.
there's a certain mood, light, color thats specific for each land (a bit like that you could see from where people came just by watching them walk)
Anyway it's a very nice panorama.
Have a nice weekend.
claudeD (38734) 2007-10-26 9:49
fantastic panoramic shot of Florence with much details and great depth in the picture.Very well done.
With regards from Luxembourg
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-10-26 9:56
Amazing amount of details in this image, a great pano, so many roofs to look at, so many art wondrrs in this city...
Beautiful, a grea one,
lucasgalodoido (22322) 2007-10-26 10:02
Que foto fantástica essa de sua viagem, a panorâmica ficou perfeita e a nitidez também! Um belo trabalho!
Parabéns e Abraço!
tatadalou (7459) 2007-10-26 11:33
Splendid view! The light and colours are magnificent, very welcoming.Excellent sharpness. You were very lucky to go to this place and thank you very much for sharing such a moment!
Buin (42466) 2007-10-26 12:17
Great photo in an amazing sharpness. I like the many details one can see in the larger version. You've had the luck of a wonderful weather - and you used the opportunity in a great way!
Greetings from autumnal grey Germany!
agbonavita (0) 2007-10-26 12:20
Olá Carlos, não sabia que tinha ido pra itália. Legal a nota.
Bonita panoramica, ela tem um efeito meio circular, bonitas cores e luz.
jackart (6702) 2007-10-26 15:55
This great historical city is beautiful not only when You are inside. This POV is also great! Very impressive panorama full of details in large view. Very good light and contrast. Amazing colors
leo61 (0) 2007-10-26 23:53
Hi Carlos !
Good shot and fantastic city panorama.Your POV is fantastic and you had good light.A great shot with good sharpness and many fine details.
wgreis (8267) 2007-10-27 3:36
boa iluminação prorpocionando um céu maravilhoso com nuvens que enriquecem o tema.
A conformação das ruas da cidade, sugere que você tivesse usado uma grande angular poderosa. Nem parece que foi uma 18-55mm.
Charo (51212) 2007-10-27 7:52
Una buena perspectiva de Firenze donde se puede ver claramente la iglesia de Santa María de Novelda, la cúpula del templo hebreo y parte de la Plaza de la Señoría, todo un placer que imagino que tomaste desde la cúpula de Santa María de Fiori.
mpdre (1611) 2007-10-27 10:51
An incredible panoramic of the old city of Turin. There is something magic in the view of the towns from above, a perspective that allows to perceive so many details of the roofs and organization of the streets... Here, the large perspective that fuses with the mountains and sky in the background is really beautiful. Congrats!
lestans (17168) 2007-10-27 12:59
I am so glad that you enjoyed Italy!
This stich is a very good one, an unusual view for me., perhaps because Piazza della Signoria is in the extreme right side and I recognize Florence by this Piazza and Brunelleschi Dome in the skyline.
A very well done work!
Floydian (30970) 2007-10-27 14:23
I'm a bit late my friend for this one. The image is to good for leaving it without a comment.
In stitchwork i always look at flaws of bad stitching, but really can not find it in here, you must have used PTGui ;-)
The light over the rooftops is wonderful, a nice yellow glow which makes a beautiful contrast with that blue sky...a real good one..!!!
Zelanda (5692) 2007-10-27 14:34
Gran vista de esta bonita ciudad, la perspectiva es magnífica y con muchos detalles. Excelentes colores y resolución.
Docarmo (9639) 2007-10-30 9:31
Excelente panorama! Você fez um trabalho magnífico aqui!
A nitidez, a luz, a profundidade - espetacular!
Trabalho de mestre!
Maria do Carmo
Bluejeans (64251) 2007-10-30 11:18
Oi Carlos ,
Fantastica esta visão sobre a cidade de Florença , boa profundidade de foto , gostei muito dos telhados e do ceu ficou muito bonito , bom trabalho de colagem das fotos ficou perfeito , e uma cidade com uma cultura arquitetonica incrivel , parabens!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
testmaniac (13508) 2007-10-31 10:39
Hi Carlos, absolutely perfect city panorama shot! Great job!
Stunning image!I like it very much!
TFS and regards,
pboehringer (770) 2007-11-02 7:26
historia bem interessante para acompanhar esta imagem. Eu estive 3 dias em Florenca e tive a impressao que se necessita umas 2-3 semanas para ter a impressao correta. Parece que vc quebrou os reocrdes com algumas horas. Que loucura: 900km em um dia nas rodovias italianas!
Imagem legal com um efeito wide-angle bem ajustado. A imagem mem parece no limite de estar sobre exposta e creio que um leve toque no PP daria para corrigir esta imrpressao. Faltou tb aquele efeito polarizador ;-)
PixelTerror (0) 2007-11-03 3:30
So much in the frame with a 18mm ? or did you stitch several photos together here ? Whatever the method the result is nice with some more prominent buildings emerging from the sea of roofs.
Have a nice day,
isabela_sor (47748) 2007-11-03 7:17
Ohh,a sea of roofs!!!This panorama in a excellent large version is sensational!!!My congratulations!!!So clear,and so perfect
Have a nice weekend
bruce_wayne (1507) 2007-11-10 4:22
il tuo viaggio in Italia è stupendo...lo vedo dalle tue foto!
QUesta è stupenda, una veduta di Firenze molto pulita con ottima luce, bravissimo!
giorgimer (34941) 2007-11-13 4:56
I love this town, you well catched the roofs' colors dominating the scene
cooperknights (394) 2007-11-17 17:41
Much of what I want to say has been said already... A lovely perspective of a city I know so well... Bright colours, warmth and loads of detail all show off the best attributes of "la bella Firenze".
jmdias (64470) 2007-12-13 16:01
o dia parecia perfeito para fotos e vc conseguiu o melhor aqui nesta panorâmica da cidade, as nuvenzinhas amontoadas num canto adicionaram encanto a paisagem urbana, por si mesmo já espetacular
donluicu (24724) 2007-12-19 8:15
this is a lovely LP, paoramic shot above a lovely city
congrats it's perfect
gbeli (1970) 2008-03-30 10:59
Amazing panoramic photo of Florence.
The atmosphere is clear and help you to have a good effect.
zmey (7335) 2008-04-09 6:37
nice stitched city-scape panorama here, friend. very detailed and sharp all through. maybe my picky nature does not agree with the foggy sky-blue in the background (for such a red-roof perfect take), but i know, not always we have time to wait while traveling. good work! :)
npecanhuk (75460) 2008-04-12 10:46
Não tinha visto ainda suas fotos italianas!
Florença é um lugar muito especial... estive lá em 1999 e é um dos lugares que mais me encantaram na Itália!
Sua foto panorâmica está excelente!
Especial como "Firenze" merece!
jusninasirun (17162) 2008-06-25 7:04
Hello Carlos. Awesome looking panorama with sharpness and details which is flawless. Well separated sky and land exposing the beautiful sky here. Top quality image and first class composition. Best regards. Jusni
rdalfovo (784) 2008-08-17 12:24
uma bela panoramica, que da uma boa vista da cidade. parabens.
rodgerg (55767) 2008-09-26 9:27
A superb panoramic sight to this famous and very nice city, a good managment of light and a great depth of field. Congratulations.
Have a good WE,
carper (96) 2008-09-27 0:50
it's a beauty Carlos,
a fine panorama from a nice point, good stich you made here, the big one is a [pleasure to look at ant the quality is good, very nice photojob here, and a good weekend.
danos (97849) 2008-10-12 9:17
nice this panoramic shot of Florence,especially in the LV.Usually scenes with a lot of houses create a mass that can you separate buildings from each other.But as i see your shot is a great one.I like all this red roofs,that cover the buildings.Well done.
Amaz (11475) 2009-07-01 5:47
Que beleza dessa captura, Carlos!!!
Brilhante idéia de tomar a foto desse angulo!!!
Parabéns mil, amigo!!!
tulipan7 (798) 2009-12-08 11:48
I decided to check some of your older posts and saw that you visited Italy. Italy is close to Croatia and I've been there many times, I've seen numerous photos from different towns so trust me when I tell you that this is one of the best semi-aerial views of Florence I've seen so far. Plus, it's so sharp & clear.
Actually, not that many photos are taken from the Duomo (and put on the net afterwards!) which is a shame because this is an excellent view. Your photo simply makes me want to go back to Florence...
mauro61 (52855) 2010-02-19 3:10
andando in giro per la tua galleria ho trovato questa bella immagine panoramica su Firenze con le chiese che escono fuori dal tessuto urbano.
Satto di grande bellezza,
un caro saluto
- Copyright: Carlos CB (belido) (19934)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-13
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 18-55mm/f3.5-5.6, Digital ISO 100, Hoya Pro1 Digital 58mm PL-C
- Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): florence from above, Stitching images [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-10-25 15:54
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