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made in italy_Siena
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Copyright: Jose m brito e silva (mbrito) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12
Categories: Architecture, Artwork, Mood
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): mbrito back in time, by himself [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-25 14:44
Viewed: 2523
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 114
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Cathedral of Siena (Italian: Duomo di Siena), was originally designed and completed between 1215 and 1263 on the site of an earlier structure.

It has the form of a Latin cross with a slightly projecting transept, a dome and a bell tower. The dome rises from an octagonal base with supporting columns. The lantern atop the dome was added by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The nave is separated from the two aisles by semicircular arches. The exterior and interior are constructed of white and greenish-black marble in alternating stripes, with addition of red marble on the façade. Black and white are the symbolic colors of Siena, etiologically linked to black and white horses of the legendary city's founders, Senius and Aschius.

The origins of the first structure are obscure and shrouded in legend. There was a 9th century church with bishop's palace at the present location. In December 1058 a synod was held in this church resulting in the election of pope Nicholas II and the deposition of the antipope Benedict X.(*)


(*) data extracted from wikipedia.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-02-25 14:49]

Hi Jose,
great work.Congratulations.TFS.Necla.

Helo Jose,
Perfect symmetric composition, clear image and well suited BG
Perfect pp work again
Selahattin E

Excelente olhar, meu amigo.
Ótima perspectiva e belo tratamento!
Mais um dos seus ótimos trabalhos.
Meus parabéns e obrigado, também, pelas notas.

Grande abraço,

Olá José,

Mais que uma excelente fotografia, um lindo poema, uma obra-de-arte.

Hello Jose!
Beautiful architecture, nice PP work!
Lovely effect with this lens 10-20mm!
Best regards!

ciao Jose..
excellent with contribution of ths incredible sky.. so moodly!
the manipulation in 3d is perfect to give a complete vision..
and expecially the reflection of the sky on the "rosone" is a beauty!
many thanks
ciao Marco

Boa noite Jose
The sky improves the prespective of this amazing domo. Wonderful capture...and this superb Duomo seems to live.
My regards

Simply WOW! The clouds seem to move in the sky. The reflection in the window is amazing too. Good work.


Dear Jose, this is a very strong composition.The sky looks very dramatic as the POV is wonderful.Very intense mood captured!
Marvelous presentation.

Wishing a lovely day to a lovely friend!

i love the pov, i love the lowstance and wide angle. i realy think that this would have looked realy cool with a fish eye but you still did a good job.

WOW! Nice work on this Jose!! I love all the detail and the BIG SKY is amazing! I like the view up to the heavens! Nice pp work here!

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-02-25 21:36]

Hi my friend...

Very nice architectural scene of "The Cathedral of Siena".
Nice colors and clarity!
Excellently done!
Bravo, George

Bom dia Master
Wonderful place and architectural details
Great note
Take care

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2009-02-25 21:58]

Hi Jose

Another of your imposing compositions and this reminds of earlier 20th century artists with those unique colors you have used.


Bom Dia senor Jose
great effect in this beautiful Siena
wonderful sky Jose mood
and pov
have good day

Le PP sur le ciel est assez réussi et crée une atmosphère originale. Beau POV en contreplongée.

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  • jazrr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 330 W: 77 N: 98] (2228)
  • [2009-02-25 22:37]

Hi Jose:

Fantastic shot.
Beautiful colors and excellent details.
Beautiful sky. Nice use of wide angle here.


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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-02-26 0:21]

Morning Jose ;)
AMAZING POV...Impressive Artwork...Compliments,
J ;)

Hi Jose,
it is an amazing compo with incredible sky and excellent pov here,
the detailes and the texture are wonderful,
great work as always,
welldone my dear friend and tfs,
warm regards,

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-02-26 0:31]

wow, just wow !


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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2009-02-26 0:47]

nice shot
good depth
nice details in sky
well done

Bom dia Jose,

magnificent view. When I look at the sky, it feels like it is going to break out of my screen and fill my room.

Perfect symmetrical composition with exceptional details. I have to agree with Teresa about the perspective...it really does add something to this image.

Have a great day.

Um abraço,


I do like pictures with HDR application.

Olá José!

Wonderful symmetric composition,impressive architecture,dramatic sky adds to the picture!
Best regards!

Ola dear Jose.
Beautiful looking picture from this point of view.
The leaning over gives it even a more wider look.
Cheers from Jan

Hi Jose!

Interesting shot! Very good colours of the sky and POV!


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-02-26 4:43]

Hi jose

A good upward pov on this imposing cathedral with good sharpness & colour. I like the skylight reflected off the circular stained glass window. Tfs!

ola Jose:
visao espantosa da Catedral com o ceu.
captura espantosa .

Ciao Jose, wonderful wide angle with fantastic sky, I like a lot, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hi Jose...beautiful shot...great perspective and effect with the clouds..excellent details.


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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-02-26 13:01]

incredible awesome phot! I like the perspective and the sky is unbelievable! the details are so clear and the dome stands majestically!

regards Jose

Ola Jose!
Cloudy sky on this photo is absolutely fantastic! I love light and low POV on this. All photos in your "Made in Italy" cycle are great, especially those took wide angle lens.
Regards, Ewa

olá josé
Não ha mto a dizer sobre esta fotografia.
Esta perfeita a todos os niveis.
Muitos parabens

Ciao Jose,
fantastico POV che conduce lo sguardo verso lo stupendo cielo. I dettagli e la luce sono favolosi.
Davvero un grandissimo lavoro.
Un caro saluto.

Hi Jose,
Excellent work, I have strong impression of looking up.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-02-27 1:31]


Superbe vue ce ciel est fantastique, quel effet, avec la belle cathédrale, cette architecture, une merveille.

Bravo et amitié


Excellent photography. Nice texture. Good archetectural shot.

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2009-02-27 7:38]

ciao jose
fantastico lavoro
bellissimo soggetto
ottimi i dettagli

Hello Jose,
Very interesting photo I like the dramatic sky with a clouds, composition and colour are super here, Very nice capture Thanks for
My best Regards

Hi José,
Wow, splindid picture again, very valuable piece of your Italian series. Beautiful presentation of sophisticated architecture. Good POV and the exposition of clouds are just amazing. It makes the whole picture more dynamic as the clouds were moving fast. Moody shot inded, congratulations! TFS.
Best regards,

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-02-27 12:40]

hello Jose.
Nice one here and Sigma 10-20 is working very well. Some peoples does not like this lens to be used to capture architecture but I don`t mind.
Point of view is yours.
Janek Kloss

Hi Jose
As the Cathedral goes to perspective due to wide angel, it formed a 3D eyecatching overview besides the cloudy sky, So nice and elegant shot.
Regards, ALIREZA

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-02-28 5:44]

This almost looks biblical with the sky looking like it will swallow the church.
A fantastic shot, great details and the reflection in the oval window absolutely wonderful.

Ola Jose! Excellent picture. Nice clouds, wonderful architecture. Ideal POV and capture. Very good take. Saude!

Hi Jose,
Wanderful caught and great architecture,
good colours and beautiful sky,
Amazing cathedrale and well presented and composed ,
Excellent and very well done.
My compliment

Ola Jose,
A wonderful architectural view vith Great POV, perspective and lighting.TFS.


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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2009-02-28 11:32]

Bonjour José,

Joli cadrage nous donnant le vertige, un angle de prise bien équilibré sous ce ciel magnifique à souhait pour souligner l'effet trois D!!!

Ciao Jose

Belíssimo visual e rico nos detalhes!
A Catedral é majestosa e bem detalhada
na tua arquitetura! Eu gosto do angulo
e da abertura que a lente tem na foto.
De muito bom gosto e cuidados excelentes na
Parabens my friend..


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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-03-01 8:34]

hi Jose

Wow! Very dramatic sky color tone to provide a superb backdrop to this wide angle view of the church facade that really stands towering over the sky.

tfs, bill

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  • mi_per Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 215 W: 27 N: 369] (3825)
  • [2009-03-01 12:48]

Hello Jose
Absolutely fantastic photo.
Grreat Atrwork
Beautiful light and amazing reflection in the window.
I like this sky:)
Best regards

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  • Alexia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 0 N: 221] (2466)
  • [2009-03-01 13:44]

Ciao...è magnifica questa foto
e la prospettiva ottima..


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-03-02 19:54]

Hi Jose,
This "made in italt 12" is one of the best in your serie! The sky is at the level of this great architecture, quite outstanding!
Beautifully done! Annie

Hi Jose. Superlative POv to exalt vertical lines and perspective. Wonderful dramatic sky.


I can not belive I missed this piece of art! My friend, pov, dof, compo and of course, atmosphere are breath taking! So powerful image!

Have a great day!

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2009-03-10 8:22]

Hi Jose,
Your fantastic photographic journey of Italy continues. This looks like a painting. Every detail stands out so sharply, and excellent low pov to get the clouds that loom over it. Breath taking.

I am way behind these days José, not enough time on TL.
I see I missed many superb photos from you.
A powerful presentation of this architecture.
I love the swirling motion of the clouds in the sky.
It's as if the frame is moving. Well done.
- Vincent

Hi Jose,
Wonderful perspective
well done

Excellent shot, I like the cloudy sky, looks so amazing. Great POV.

Simply AMAZING!!

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