As we fled from the pouring rain outside, we came inside the Basilica-di-San-Domenico. A very simple indoor's humble decoration, with only a painted glass window on east, and yet a very wide hall with high ceiling.
Instead of a tripod, I placed the camera on a wooden railing.
A close-up on the painted window will follow.
Basilica on map: 43.3204, 11.3267
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serp2000 (43798) 2011-08-28 8:09
Good picturesque presentation of the night Siena.
Have you used a tripod here? I think, you can got more quality sharpness.
eldancer1 (36343) 2011-08-28 8:15
Awesome capture of this huge hall! I wonder how tall the ceiling is? Showed some action as indicated by blurry people. Great pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
JFS (32459) 2011-08-28 8:17
Ike, here you have got an excellent quality in the interior of this interesting church. There is no chairs! where sit the parishioners?
Have a good week!
snunney (97477) 2011-08-28 8:31
A well exposed shot of this interesting interior. I like the animated atmosphere and the blend of warm tones. The people help give scale.
Mari63 (4085) 2011-08-28 8:35
Ciao Ike, considerando la difficoltà in cui ti sei trovato a riprendere questo interno hai eseguito un ottimo scatto.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-08-28 11:01
Nice shot of this interior of the basilica. I like the warm colors and many details.
adramad (44804) 2011-08-28 11:37
A superb image of the interior of this vast basilica, with many works of art on its walls, the presence of people make the image more vivid.
Good management of light and very natural color.
Good start to week.
emilbo (22616) 2011-08-28 13:00
Excellente prise de vue et pas trop de bouger de la part des personnages pour une vitesse de 1/6 sec. tu as du retenir ton souffle pour prendre la photo. Ce qui attire ma curiosité c'est que l'espace est vaste et qu'il n'y a pas de siège. Jolies couleurs chaudes.
Félicitations!... et bonne semaine,
raszid62 (18515) 2011-08-28 13:39
Wonderful and great interior of the basilica in the fantastic city of Siena. Very good shot and very good image quality and color.
ערב טוב. פנים נפלא נהדר של הבזיליקה בעיר פנטסטי של סיינה. זריקה טוב ואיכות תמונה טובה מאוד וצבע. שלך.
emka (95113) 2011-08-28 15:05
Do you go with tripod? I am so lazy, never use one. When possible, I place a camera on something. Not so good, but not so bad either.
Interesting view. Our churches always have chairs inside. Here the interior is quite empty. Excellent colours and sharpness.
pierrefonds (65264) 2011-08-28 16:01
The presence of the people has an effect of scale. The point of view is sending my eyes toward the stained glass which is giving depth to the composition. It is also showing the details and colors of the interior of the basilica. Using a support and a shutter speed of 1/6 of a seconds have a special effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
Charo (51212) 2011-08-28 16:07
This church has some important dimensions in its main hall and it seems impossible that there are no columns as in the duomo.
The decor is quite austere.
Excellent perspective and good light despite the dicultad.
mauro61 (52855) 2011-08-29 0:18
ben ripreso l'interno di questa chiesa che costituisce un piccolo museo.
Buono il trattamento della luce e la profondità,
siudzi (34141) 2011-08-29 0:52
This interior must be really beautiful! With lots of decoration details and huge stained glass window it looks very attractive. Well done.
Have a nice week!
rodgerg (55767) 2011-08-29 2:17
Superb dored lighjt for this indoor shot. Image full of life too with the turist and details of the indoor architectur well collected.
Have a nice week,
jhm (151414) 2011-08-29 4:11
I know not your camera, but for a very good picture takes you best F/14 and 2 à 3 seconds exposure time, this on tripod.
A lot churches can you not use a tripod, sometimes forbidden.
Here get we a very high quality image with a wonderful composition.
Excellent picture with a lovely sight on the area.
Very well done, TFS.
clic (16885) 2011-08-29 7:41
You succeded beautifully to overcome the difficulty of an overexposed painted window in this wide view of the basilica that conveys , at first glance, the impression of a street picture, given the warm sodium-like lighting and of course, the absence of pews.
Everything is depicted with minute details,(as skin pores would be), despite the long exposure.
geoant68 (331) 2011-08-29 9:08
very nice the interior of the Basilica of San Domenico,with the panoramic view of it to be superb.Great the light and the colour management.
Silvio1953 (140736) 2011-08-29 10:59
Ciao Ike, great view of superb interior, splendid light, wonderful perspective and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
sacimar (26205) 2011-08-30 8:17
I like this church, there is a wide space inside, it is interesting the contrast between the light and dark areas, well seen,
paololg (31448) 2011-08-30 13:56
Ciao dear friend,
Excellent shot of this Basilica, sometimes the rain leads us to pleasant and interesting places :-)
Good management of light and detail, well defined, especially the painted window in the BG. Considering that you have not used the tripod, I must say that you have captured really a nice photo. Bravo!
Ciao, have a nice Wednesday!
Selmik (3366) 2011-08-30 19:53
interesting internal photograph of basilica. I like warm spectrum of colours and plenty of points that attracts one's attention. Very pleasant composition.
Thank You for sharing,
pajaran (59483) 2011-08-31 4:01
Lepo mesto, arhitektura i trenutak, lepa fotografija.
Dobar snimak dugom ekspozicijom, perspektiva i prikaz lepim bojama.
Dobro ste se snasli i uradili lep snimka i fotografiju.
Prijatno popodne i sve najbolje.
Nice place, architecture and moment, beautiful photos.
Good long exposure shot, the perspective and view the beautiful colors.
Well you did a nice way around the recording and photography.
Pleasant afternoon and all the best.
delpeoples (57278) 2011-09-02 1:56
Hi dear Ike
So it took the rain to force you into the church? ;) Don't worry, it usually takes alot more to force me into one :) Lovely wide angle shot, it really shows just how massive this church is. The golden tones are lovely and warm and I like the reflections on the floor.
Great job, enjoy your Friday
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-09-04 2:02
A very warm overall tone of the interior is very welcoming to the eyes. Absence of furniture is very unexpected. Considering the size of the openings, the interior of the Basilica must be very dark. Under the very difficult lighting condition, you have managed this photo very impressively. The presence of the people makes this rather simple interior very livery. I can imagine that the voice of the people echoes across the main hall. The storm brought you a unique chance. Unexpected storm has brought you literally a golden opportunity. Light and contrast are superbly managed. Truly Fascinating Shot
With my very best wishes, Ike
Have a very productive week ahead,
jmdias (63370) 2011-09-12 2:45
a nice view of the church, it looks like being used only for visitation. good light and framing.
kennyblack (4207) 2011-11-30 7:47
Hi Ike, Nice inside picture with nice color and light and shadows balance. Beautiful colored details of windows in the middle.
Greetings, have a nice evening ... Marino
claudeD (38090) 2011-12-21 6:28
very good interior shot from this interesting location. I like the good light managment. Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Cricri (117853) 2012-10-12 4:31
Une prise magnifique de l'intérieur de la basilique, jolies teintes des couleurs, la lumière de haut en bas, les détails et la profondeur sur les vitraux colorées
elenimavrandoni (0) 2012-12-09 12:48
Hello Ike, very extraodrinary picture of the interior of a magnificent Basilica!BOutstanding soft pale lights and according shades. The darkness of the ceiling gives a very serious and respectful caracter. A saacred place to be and a beautiful pictire to enjoy!Well done!Eleni
ChrisJ (112285) 2015-01-29 14:25
I like the warm golden color tones and balanced symmetry of the composition. Superb sharpness and the lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective take the eye deep into the image towards the back and the stained glass window is well positioned at the vanishing point. Tfs!
Miguel82 (27674) 2015-04-14 9:08
pilgrims and tourists gather to that huge basilica
some of them are sitting on benches praying and meditating where as the other ones are lighting candles, or reading religious texts, a place I've visited
I see pretty stained glasses in the far bg
mcmtanyel (21810) 2016-05-16 21:13
This is a majestic basilica. I was in Siena in the mid 90s, but it was a day trip from a technical workshop I was attending so I did not get a chance to enter this basilica. I think it is high time I went back!
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (69773)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/6 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-28 7:51