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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: 2009-01
Categories: Architecture, Artwork, Nocturnal, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/15 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): mbrito back in time, by himself [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-10 14:48
Viewed: 1897
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 112
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"What a wonder it is! So grand, so solemn, so vast! And yet, so delicate, so airy, so graceful!" — Mark Twain.

This is the well known «Duomo di Milano» (Cathedral of Milan) an exceptionally large and elaborate Gothic cathedral on the main square of Milan.

The «Duomo di Milano» is one of the most famous buildings in Europe. It is the largest Gothic cathedral and the second largest Catholic cathedral in the world.

The street plan of Milan, with streets either radiating from the «Duomo» or circling it, indicates that the Cathedral occupied the most important site in the ancient Roman city of Mediolanum.

Saint Ambrose built a new basilica on this site at the beginning of the 5th century, with an adjoining basilica added in 836. When fire damaged both buildings in 1075, they were rebuilt as the Duomo.

In 1386 the archbishop, Antonio da Saluzzo, began the new project in a late Gothic style that is more characteristic of France than Italy. Work proceeded for generations.

The main spire was topped in 1762 with a polychrome statue of the Madonna, to whom the «Duomo» and its predecessor have always been dedicated.

Even now, some uncarved blocks remain to be turned into sculpture. Gothic construction on the rest of the Duomo was largely complete in the 1880s.

The Duomo has been under major renovations and cleaning for several years, and that must ends this year, rediscovering his glorious façade.


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Maravilhoso, mb! Uma verdadeira obra-prima!
Excelente ponto de vista e tons magníficos.
Tratamento primoroso, amigo. Perfeito!
Meus parabéns e obrigado por compartilhar.

Grande abraço,

Boa noite Jose,

your images have two kinds of effect on me:

1. I love Italy even more
2. I miss Italy so much.

But I like both effects. They fill my heart with joy and desire. This image is outstanding...like always. :) Bonito tema e excelente trabalho. As cores da tua foto estão perfeitas e a composição também.

Um grande abraço,


Bonjour Jose,
Nice presentation and composition of this nocturne picture ,
Excellent POV. and light, great old architecture and fantastic façade .
great tone of colours and details.
well done.

ciao Jose..
thanks for the sentence of M.Twain.. is wonderful!
and thanks also for this sight of the dome.. taken in an original way.. distracted by people around in a distracting evening like others..
excellent mood.. and exaustive note!
many thanks
ciao Marco

Amigo José,

Outra bela apresentação dessa valiosa série a respeito da Itália.
Ótima luminosidade e lindas cores.
Parabéns e um grande abraço,

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-03-10 18:21]

Hi Jose...

Lovely POV and very impressive shot...
Perfect details and well composed photo...
Beautiful strong colors sharpness and PP work.
Congrats my friend,

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-03-10 19:48]

Hi Jose,
You never cease to amaze me with your powerful architecture photos! The angle is so effective, here! With this, we can admire the beauty of this "glorious facade"
Great PP work to make this cathedral in a golden light while the people are in a dark foreground. The half-moon is a bonus!
Congratulations! Annie

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2009-03-10 23:59]

Hi Jose

Indeed it is really imposing and very beautiful. The pp with the dark vignetting has emphasized it even more and the saturated color enhances its beauty. Indeed a really attractive one.

Have a good day and TFS

Hi Master
Wonderful capture and place
Great architectural details
Impressive job

Ola Jose! Excellent work. Wonderful cathedral, amazing scene. Good POV and capture. Original effect. Well done!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-03-11 1:33]


Quelle vue sur cette merveilleuse cathédrale de Milan, merveilleux rendur sur ces détails architecturaux, , un cadrage parfait une toute belle image.

Bravo et amitié


Hi friend.
interesting night work.Well done!
Grande abraço,

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-03-11 2:00]

Mark Twain's phrase is just perfect.
Nothing more to add, but congratulations !!!
Superb atmosphere.


Hi Bravo Jose
good perspective and composition
perfect light and jose-style

Ola José
mais uma grande foto...
Adorei a perspectiva, boa côr e composição.
As pessoas na rua contrastam com a solenidade da catedral.

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  • cycle Gold Star Critiquer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 3] (1873)
  • [2009-03-11 4:20]

Very nice presentation and composition of this Gothic cathedral picture.
perfect perspetive...
Well done

Hi Jose!

Well composed image, perfect presentation of a famous historical buildings ! wonderful strong colours, sharpness and PP work.
Compliments and TFS

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-03-11 5:24]

Hello Jose.
Interesting point of view and detalis here presented.
Very effective my friend.
Janek Kloss

HI Jose..I like how you captured this great church...nice perspective and tones...well done.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-03-11 6:10]

Ola jose

A superb 'blue hour' shot with good colour contrasts from the yellow illumination on the Milan Cathedral. An excellent upward pov & reasonable sharpness. Tfs!

Boa tarde Jose
...And the light of architecture lead thousands of eyes to a wonderful blue world.
My regards

Bella foto del Duomo di Milano
saluti a te

Ola dear Jose.
Great image of this famous Cathedral.
Sure hard to capture it without people on it.
Think the only way is very early in the morning, right ?
I passed Milan several times by car, but never went into the City.
Thanks for the good note too.
Ciao ciao from Jan

Ciao Jose
bella foto di Milano e bell'effetto

Porto 1 - 7 Bayern!!!!!!

Hello Jose,
Again, a dreamshot.
Great perspective and light
Selahattin E

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-03-11 11:59]

Hello Jose
Its magnificent, and nocturnal.
Beautifully captured, this golden glow gives it great splendor.

Hello Jose,
And what a beauty it is, indeed !!
Great architecture, artwork I agree. Special presentation due to the exposure. TFS.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-03-11 12:38]

Classic with the moon jose,your monumental pictures are full of feeling,and that what you need to capture an impreesve structure.


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-03-11 12:40]

Hi Jose,
outstanding building.Great shot.TFS.Necla.

Ciao Jose, fantastic view of splendid architecture, great exposure and wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Jose mb!
A great capture of this high and old historical building from great POV with excellent composition.
TFS and cheers,

Ola Jose,
Very impressive artwork vith superb architecture.Great lighting and perspective.TFS.


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  • mi_per Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 215 W: 27 N: 369] (3825)
  • [2009-03-11 16:10]

Hello Jose
Excellent photo with beautiful architecture.
Superb light and details in a wonderful composition with a great POV.
Best regards

Hi Jose
I like what you did here to emphasis the building and restric the pedestrains...Nice shot and good PP works
Regards, Alireza

Ciao Jose

Eu estou pasmado com tamanha beleza desta Catedral,
não só pela bonita arquitetura, mais tambem pela beleza
de como voce nos mostra, ela parece que está com inumeras
luzes acessas e deixando uma leve luz de cor dourada principalmente na torre de tras.
grande tons de cores e detalhes.
bem feito.


Bonjour José
We are accustomed to see the Duomo as bright as the sun illuminating it; you give another mood , very impressive and quite religious with this nice ppworked nocturnal sight.
Best Regards

Ola Jose:
bela perspectiva,da catedral .
bem captado a grandeza do monumento.
excelente POV.

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2009-03-12 12:35]

La lumière donne un effet un peu mystérieux et une très belle ambiance.

Ola Jose!
It's spectacular composition. You perfectly used wide angle here. I like your PP work to make the front of cathedra in soft golden light. This treatment to give misterious character of your photo.
Regards, Ewa

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-03-13 8:20]

Merhaba dear Jose...
Beautiful view,great POV.Nice colours and very good detail...

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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2009-03-14 3:15]

olá José!

Grande imensidão que transmite... acho que o facto de ser noite lhe da um toke especial, com a Lua a vigia-la!!

Ana P.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-03-14 6:59]

Hi Jose,
fantastic and
superbly processed
great impact and


This photo is much, much better than original. This photo has a soul. The angle, the perspective, details, and most of all the delicate lighting is wonderful

ciao Josè ,. you have caught my cathedral in all its majesty and, as ususal with your own very origin perspective!
ps sorry as you know i am pretty busy at present and come aroubnd tl less and less often

Hello Jose,
I like the vertical format in this image and the splendid light on the Duomo, that gives a magnificent contrast with the intense blue sky... and the moon!
Superb image.
Best regards.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-03-15 15:47]

Hi Jose. This nocturnal scene has an aura about it. The positioning of the moon and the darker foreground make for a classic photograph. Good work in this fine series. TFS. Murray.

Ola Jose,
Bonito noturno,bom trabalho.

Hi Jose

in such works, simply can not remain indifferent..
all my compliment
great work

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  • tracer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 45 N: 1650] (8284)
  • [2009-03-16 11:03]

like a fortress. i like the brooding mood. excellent pp as always to bring out the tones jose.


i a n

Ciao Jose. Grande atmosfera dalla luna che guarda la Madonnina. "O mia bela Madunina"


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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2009-03-18 6:56]

Hi Jose,
What a majestic building, and your POV makes it look all the more imposing. I like the way you've left a lot of dark area above and below- makes the cathedral look like materialisng from no where.

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 0 N: 242] (2673)
  • [2009-03-21 10:32]

hi againg José,
this square is what I see everyday looking out of the window of my "Studio", but here you show me e new place, more beautiful... a great picture, bravo, again
kind regards

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2009-03-23 11:55]

Hello Jose,
through so a city one goes walking gladly in the evening, lights a play that the beauty of the city underlines. Beautifully.
Kind regards.
Best regards.

amazing shot, Jose.. very moody and i like the feeling it created in me.. the pp work is stunning.. the building look haunting.. well done

regards, terry

Bonjour José,

Merveilleuse image de cette Italie chère à ton coeur!!!!
Quelle grandeur magnifiquement mise en valeur sous ce ciel sombre, richesse des détails!!!
Bref, du grand art de Monsieur Mbrito!!!!

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-04-01 9:08]

Hi Jose,

Beautiful architectural shot, POV and perspective
is excellent. Well composed and very nice presentation.


Boa tarde amigo!

Tenho a dizer que esta fotografia está fantástica!
Não só pela luminosidade conseguida, mas também pelas cores estando de noite.
Meus parabéns e estou ansioso para ver os outros trabalhos.

grande abraço


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