Its not too often I post 3 photos in a row of the same subject, but I just couldn't help myself.
Continuing with the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, or simply but the "Duomo", I wanted to post a creative shot.
Its hard to come up with something new and different of a subject thats been photographed a million times, so i wonder if the wide angle lens was successful in this attempt. Lets hope so.
The top of the tower on the far right is where I took the photo of the dome in my previous posts. A long way up, but well worth the effort.
Hope you like this one
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Angshu (54703) 2014-06-29 0:34
We're near neighbours today....indeed I would see this POV if I am lying down on my back, almost and looking up at the marvellous Campinalle and the church itself...Fine use of the wide lens
Have a great Sunday!
HimalAnda (8550) 2014-06-29 0:45
What a great and dynamic composition!
I like it a lot. Well done.
papagolf21 (83214) 2014-06-29 1:04
Félicitations pour le choix du cadrage pour mettre en valeur cet édifice religieux de toute beauté.
Très belle réussite.
Très bonne journée.
SnapRJW (29246) 2014-06-29 1:39
My compliments Craig on a super shot. I know now from experience how difficult it is to present these icons in a creative and uncluttered way. You have hit the nail on the head with this composition. Excellent! Love the colours and detailing too.
snunney (79491) 2014-06-29 2:44
My neighbour today on TE. An image stamped with your hallmarks; the wide angle lens and the quirky point of view, and a very successful one I hasten to say. Excellent light and colours and superb graphism.
timecapturer (45107) 2014-06-29 2:59
had a feeling you would have taken some shots like this of this iconic and beautiful building. That old Sigma lens does the job so sweetly and all the more so when in your hands. Glorious place and image that captures it so perfectly.
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
chawax (18457) 2014-06-29 3:15
I've been in Florence many years ago and I have great souvenirs of this beautiful city. We stayed in a camp on a hill surrouding the city so we had a fantastic panorama at wake up ! You found an original way to show us this incredible basilica by using a wide angle. Just a shame you kept the building on the top left corner in your composition.
Have a nice sunday,
siudzi (32325) 2014-06-29 3:47
It is not an easy task to take a brand new and creative shot of this famous and well known landmark of Florence but you got it! I like this angle and low POV with extremely well executed details of both buildings. Bravo!
Sergiom (54377) 2014-06-29 5:27
Je vois que nous avons le même oeil car j'ai pris exactement la même il y a une dizaine d'année lors de mon séjour en Toscane. C'est aussi la seule manière d'entrer le duomo au complet dans l'image. Une très belle netteté.
pajaran (48349) 2014-06-29 5:58
Interesantan i lep pogled na fasade ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazana arhitektura i detalji na fasade.
Lepa arhitektura i detalji na fasadi.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
An interesting and a nice view of the facade ...
Good video and contrast nicely demonstrated architecture and details on the facade.
Beautiful architecture and details on the facade.
Have a nice day to relax, all the best.
Nicou (116170) 2014-06-29 6:51
quel cadrage et vue qu rendz sur la pierre grise et cette architecture superbe compo.
ravo et amitié
marabu61 (7351) 2014-06-29 7:15
Now that is quite an irritating and interesting composition. At first glance one is surprised and don't know what to make of it. But the more I look at it, the more it becomes fascinating and beautiful. Splendid idea for a whole fresh look at the Duomo indeed.
have a great weekend
Noel_Byrne (20694) 2014-06-29 7:46
You sure have made a new image of this amazing plAce, I love the idea you have here to fit the whole building inside the scene like this. Truly a magnificent place, and you really have given me the urge to go an and see it for myself someday soon. The sky behind is quite amazing too, it has a kind of apocalyptic feel to it, which I always love.
Have a great Sunday.
holmertz (37011) 2014-06-29 7:54
Pisa, drop dead! Nothing could be leaning more than the Florence duomo and its clock tower after going through your brusque treatment. Only the right side of the tower is perfectly straight and vertical. This is definitely different from most pictures from here, but it makes me feel slightly dizzy.
jjcordier (73194) 2014-06-29 8:09
Vu le manque de recul, c'est là qu'on apprécie d'avoir un très grand angle (ce n'est pas mon cas). Tu as réussi à obtenir une vision très originale de cette célèbre basilique avec cette contre-plongée impressionnante. Une très belle qualité d'image!
emka (73115) 2014-06-29 8:36
Hi Craig, I went round and round looking for interesting POV, so maybe the only solution is such a crazy shot with wide angle. it is creative, with all diagonal except one. Florence has so many marvelous places, my favorite was the Piazza dei Signoria and Loggia dei Lanci, maybe because it was shown in my favorite movie The room with a view.
Warm regrads MAlgo
ricardomattos (4268) 2014-06-29 11:00
A fine composition with nice colors and excellent POV. I like the sharpness too. Very well done my friend.
Fis2 (81844) 2014-06-29 12:18
A very interesting POV and composition!
I like colors and light.
Very impressive tower.
Have a nice afternoon
jcpix (11416) 2014-06-29 14:23
Hey Big Mac,
Well, you did it alright...this is the first time I've seen the tower and Duomo composed in such an new way. Is it possible to experience vertigo from the ground up? :) I feel a little wobbly looking at this, seems like I should be leaning back in my chair to take it all in.
Brilliant take, not an easy thing to achieve...and now we can understand the climb to the top from your previous post...it really is that high up!
A glorious cathedral, justly served by your wide angled precision. What's cool about this too is that big cloud lurking off to the left...creeping in to rain on your parade. lol
Really neat angle and break neck perspective. Clear, sharp and well defined in every sense of the word. Awesome shot! Have a great one. Take it easy.
pili51 (743) 2014-06-29 17:09
i think that i'm ready to take off!!! : ))
Superb dramatic POV. I love this kind of architectural shots from you.
The composition is really good, by the way it makes the perfect vertical at right, but also the diagonal It happens for the center.
Excellent colours and light as sharpness and clarity unique.
The resulted graphism is fantastic, made a wonderful composition.
tyro (18564) 2014-06-29 17:25
Well this certainly is a new "take" on this much photographed building - and all courtesy of your favourite wide "city" lens too.
The low viewpoint and wide angle of view exaggerates the perspective and also the height of this wonderful tower and I can see now how, from the top of this, you could capture your amazing shot of the Duomo's dome.
Good light and lovely colours against a fabulous sky and amazing details and sharpness throughout.
Ninello52 (7503) 2014-06-30 6:48
Very nice! In one shot you have paired the church and bell tower with a very original! Bravissimo! The next time you come in Italy send me an email, maybe we'll see!
Best Regards, Nino.
mjw364 (6998) 2014-06-30 6:58
I hear what you are saying about looking for an original and creative take on popular and iconic buildings. You did a good job here though with the use of lines and the ultra wide angle to create depth and perspective. you also used one of my favourite techniques too with the "dutch tilt". Put it all together and you get a dynamic and dramatic shot. Nice job.
danos (83045) 2014-06-30 8:41
well chosen the POV with the church and its bell tower to looks like to be take off.I like to see all of the details as enhanced from the light and the colour management.
PaulVDV (20385) 2014-06-30 11:07
Indeed, very original and creative!
The colours of the marble stand out well, beautiful with the blue sky on the background.
The clouds in the upper left corner remind me of a plume of smoke.
Best regards, Paul
Cricri (101189) 2014-06-30 19:49
Original et qui fonctionne super bien ,ce qui permet d'avoir la tour entièrement et dont les détails sont appréciable, c'est très réussi cette originalité
jhm (135058) 2014-07-01 4:35
We see less experimental pictures as this, excellent tried with a lovely result.
Sharpness and clarity make the picture very attractive.
Excellent perspective and depth too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
ikeharel (52181) 2014-07-01 9:09
A super-POV, Craig, made it in the most artistic way - yet, as I tried three years ago - there is no way to collect the campanile and the facade from such close distance and keep it strait... an enourmous edifice it is.
Fine details and colors of the depicted tiles.
*** All of Tel-Aviv hotels are expensive, world known pricey town.
delpeoples (52445) 2014-07-02 4:12
love this shot, it's interesting, dynamic, artistic and has beautiful colours. The angle's a beauty and the rich colours and blue skies contrast so superbly. I love it a lot more than the your Library Staircase. The Staircase shot isn't a bad shot, it's just I've seen it many times before. And despite having seen this Duomo many times before, have never seen it on a POV like this. So Duomo 1 - Vatican Staircase 0 :)
Cheers and have a great day
Silvio1953 (115825) 2014-07-02 12:13
Ciao Craig, great view of fantastic architecture, lovely and original composition, superb sky, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
PiotrF (4386) 2014-07-02 15:21
Creative and dynamic composition. Perfectly seen and done. Perfect exposure and good color saturation
Gigidusud (13235) 2014-07-11 14:03
Really a good choice from the point of view, this is a version never seen I'm sure. I like it!
Have a nice Week-end.
adores (34348) 2014-07-19 16:17
This is a really unusual pov! I like the pov and the quality is very good. Good light, colours and fantastic details - we can see each one of them. Great work!
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (52014)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-29
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-29 0:25