Photographer's Note

This is the main altar of the church. It is opposite the entrance and the original 7th-century icon of the Madonna and Child can be seen above it. This was previously dated to the 13th century, but the 7th-century original was recently recovered under layers of overpainting. It is a rare survival of an icon from a period when they were a common feature in Roman churches. The apse is decorated with a golden mosaic featuring crosses.

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Nikon D200
2007/09/06 02:41:03.9
RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: VR 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 36mm
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/30 sec - F/4.2
Exposure Comp.: Programmed Auto
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
Sensitivity: ISO 800
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-C
Flash Sync Mode:
Flash Mode: Not Attached
Auto Flash Comp: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
Tone Comp.: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high
Image Comment: Copyright (c) 2007 Andre' Salvador. No usage permitted withou prior written consent. All rights reserved.
Long Exposure NR: Off
High ISO NR: Off

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