Good Morning Everyone,
It is the Easter Holiday, the weather is dull and damp and I began to reminisce about last year's holiday, spent in beautiful Florence, Italy.
Anyone who visits Florence will be drawn to The Duomo and its associated Giotto's Belltower, close architectural friends, for they dominate the skyline.
Earlier, I posted a shot of The Duomo here ; this time I want to give you an impression of the height and beauty of the belltower.
After studying its architecture, we proceeded to climb its hundreds of steps, to get that amazing sight of The Duomo from above.
If you would like to experience the whole of this site, there is a fine video here whichI borrowed from U Tube.
Many thanks for stopping by, Bev :-)
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lousat (89200) 2012-04-08 1:22
Hi Bev,a magnificent capture of 2 symbols of Florence! A great advertising for this beautiful city and a super perspective,perfect light management,sharpness and colors,i like it! Happy Easter and thanks for share,Luciano
ChrisJ (111632) 2012-04-08 1:34
A superb upward pov contrasting the 2 very different styles of Florentine architecture (even though they are obviously part of the same complex), & incorporating excellent use of linear perspective & converging lines. Good sharpness & a nice blue sky. Happy Easter Sunday!
ikeharel (69213) 2012-04-08 1:34
One day ahead of me, as told you once, almost same POV's taken, a difficult one here, but well managed the light and outlines appear very clear.
Great archi. details shown.
danos (96103) 2012-04-08 2:04
here in Athens the sunshine of the day day and the hot weather makes someone bathed in perspiration during a walk.
Nice your last year memories from the beautiful Florence, with its architectural diomonds to dominate the image.I like the brilliant light of the day, as the contrast of the vivid colours.
Have a good Easter,danos
Fis2 (95503) 2012-04-08 2:21
Good composition and colors.
macjake (66604) 2012-04-08 4:35
now thats architecture!
I know its not your favorite subject, but you can certainly see why i love this subject so much!
this is one of those times where the keystoning of tall buildings works in your favor.
and i like how the top is classically located at the 1/3 area. Very sharp and well detailed.
excellent shot from Florence! i must make it here one day
tyro (24032) 2012-04-08 5:03
This is a beautifully executed photograph from a perfect viewpoint and quite different from the more classical view of these splendid buildings. Interestingly enough, I see that our friend Malgo posted such a classical view just yesterday.
Perfect composition, spot-on exposure, lovely colours and excellent detail and sharpness.
P.S. Did you get my last forum message following your photograph of the ice cream company's Chevrolet pick-up truck?
chawax (20618) 2012-04-08 5:12
I enjoyed Florence when I've been there many years ago, it's one of the most beaituful cities I've ever visited ! A nice POV on the most known monument of Florence here. It makes the bell tower look very high.
Sergiom (76345) 2012-04-08 5:35
J'aime beaucoup ce point de vue qui donne une perspective intéressante sur le campanile le plus photographié d'Italie. Le cadrage est innovateur et donne beaucoup d'ampleur à l'ensemble,
siudzi (34141) 2012-04-08 10:28
Wow! What a great point of view to present this well-known architecture in a new way! Very well done and executed image. Like it a lot!
chrisvek (7001) 2012-04-08 17:40
Amazing architecture photo,with great POV.Excellent colors and background.Awesome sharpness and framing.Well done
adramad (44306) 2012-04-08 17:51
After a few days away on holiday, I'm operational again in these pages.
Wonderful angle shot, giving us a nice view of the magnificent campanile and the dome of the cathedral.
A splendid work that makes us enjoy this beautiful building. Perfect sharpness and brightness to admire the many details of the whole.
Congratulations, I love it.
Good start to the week.
Nicou (139084) 2012-04-08 20:16
Fantastique cadrage et compo superbe quelle fuyance quel rendu sur ces facades superbe image et cpatage avec le contraste de la tour et de la coupole génail.
Bravo et amitié
Sonata11 (33753) 2012-04-08 21:25
wonderful composition of magnificent architecture of Florence. Impressively beautiful management of light, colors, sharpness, clarity, great POV and DOF as well. I love it. Perfectly well done.
All the best,
bukitgolfb301 (40748) 2012-04-09 0:21
Hello my dear Beverley
A great impressive architecture shot!
Nice wide and low angle appraoch!
Very well considered and perfect framework.
Clear and sharp presentation is as usual.
Thanks for your sharing with your good work and have a good new start of week,
Takero in Tokyo
saxo042 (37794) 2012-04-09 7:47
This is indeed one of the most beautiful cities of the world, with outstanding architecture. You have really chosen a good POV here and cropped the photo perfectly. Very good colours and a very impressive capture!
vasilpro (41271) 2012-04-09 10:30
Wonderful architectural composition, beautiful details, excellent POV and perspective, lovely light and colors, very good clarity and sharpness, very nice framework, TfS!
Cricri (117315) 2012-04-10 9:14
Bravo pour ce cadrage pas es plus facile, magnifique architecture, le rendu des détails sous une belle lumière , très belle réalisation
jemaflor (95355) 2012-04-11 10:59
Nice pov, original for this famous tower, good effect very high. Superbe architecture, tfs.
delpeoples (57266) 2012-04-13 3:19
Hi Bev - again
I couldn't resist this magical photo, so quintessentially Italian. Excellent POV, I like the distortion of the wide-angle, and the wonderful rich colours and sharpness. Great job, thanks for sharing.
Have a beaut weejend
SWEETFREEDOM (24544) 2012-04-13 9:50
i like the p.o.v. you have chosen. good colors and light too.
JFS (32459) 2012-04-18 3:16
GREAT crop of this marvelous Duomo. Great details and great quality too. I love it!
Have a good day Beverly!
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (37593)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-02
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-08 1:16