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Duomo di Siena

Duomo di Siena
Photo Information
Copyright: Mario Belanger (EOSF1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-02
Categories: Architecture, Artwork
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 10-22 3.5/4.5 USM, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1 x
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/20 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-01 9:31
Viewed: 1710
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
An handheld shot of the interior of the Cathedral of Siena, a beautiful architectural design.

''The Cathedral of Siena (Italian: Duomo di Siena), dedicated from its earliest days as a Roman Catholic Marian church and now to Santa Maria Assunta (Most Holy Mary of Assumption), is a medieval church in Siena, central Italy.

The cathedral itself 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.''

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hi there,

lovely shot love the symmetrical effect creating by ur wide angle lens. details r amazing.

tfs n happy new year

Bonjour Mario,
Belle prise de vue intérieur de la Cathédrale de Sienne,
superbe architecture impressionnante et détails.
de toute beauté..

Ciao Mario,

Wow, what a superb capture with perfect details! Looks like a HDR work.

The sharpness and POV are so wonderfully chosen and the colors are so perfect. The light in the cathedral is doing wonders and the pilgrims are giving great idea of the huge scale of this building with marvelous arhitecture.

best regards,

Hi Mario - I Iove this interior shot! Beautiful POV and sharpness. I might have to invest in that Canon 10-22!
I hope you have a happy and prosperous 2010!

Hi Mario,

sharp, full of detail, nice perspective using 10mm focal length... just great!

Happy 2010!


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-01-01 10:45]

Hi Mario,
great atmosphere,great perspective.Beautiful architecture.Congratulations.Necla.

Amazing shot - beautiful balance of light throughout, from the vaulted ceiling to the far window's reflection on the stone floor. The wide angle and symmetrical composition really work to support each other and create a breathtaking vista.
I can almost imagine being there!

Wow, amazing huge view of this spectacular place. Great to see so much depth here...fantastic detail Mario.
Hope you're staying warm ... it's a bonechilling -30C on the prairies today!!

Hello Mario,

Great perspective and wonderful work!
Congratulations and TFS

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  • S-moon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 382 W: 97 N: 457] (2844)
  • [2010-01-01 12:34]

Hi Mario,

Very impressive! Great details and lighting. The POV gives a nice graphic effect. Very well captured!

TFS Greetings Simone

Hi Mario,
I guess you enjoyed your stay in Tuscany - your shots speak this "language".
I love this impressive cathedral with the striped architecture. You made a perfect shot with your 10-22, many wonderful details to look at. Thanks and all the best for 2010 my friend, greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Mario...:)

The ultra wide lens are perfect for this shot..Very nice my friend.
Good light and colors..composition and POV amazingly good.well done.


Very impressive detail at that shutter speed especially without image stabilization. The lighting is very nice and your image really conveys the beauty of the building. TFS

Hi Mario...great shot...wonderful light and details...excellent composition.


Hello Mario!
Sucha a nice view of this beautiful architecture. Its really amazing looking at the structures and designs that are historic and exceptional in regards to the stories related to it.
Anyhow, its a nice frame selection and good DOF and very well overall focus.


Hi Mario,
What a superb architecture vith excellent point of view and great perspective.TFS.


Hello Mario,

I love this stunning wide angle shot always my favorite,beautifully captured with great details and sharpness,the composition is very artistic with elegant Architecture,the lighting and exposure is superb with a very steady hand held shot,terrific PP work with impressive symmetrical effect,Bravo my friend.

Have A good week
Mushtaq Hussain

Ciao Mario, fantastic perspective in majestic interior, splendid light, very well done, Happy New Year 2010, ciao Silvio

Hello Mario!
Very beautiful interior of the cathedral!
Great point of view and excellent detail!
Best regards!

Hello Mario, a very impressive shot of the interior of this beautiful cathedral.
All the details are sharp and clear.The symmetrical composition is perfect.
I can't believe how you managed this PoV.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2010-01-02 18:35]

Hi Mario,
a great capture of the Cathedral especially when its hand held - well done

Amazing pov and perspective excellent colours and details Wonderful Cathedral and shot
warm regards

hi mario
great shot of this interior of cathedral,good detail and nice pov.

Hello Mario

I must have missed this one. Very well done for a hand held shot. The sharpness is excellent. Nice work for this type of lens. Looks like a Canon L coated lens did this.


great perspective, beautiful architectiure
and the best wishes

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2010-01-06 15:44]

Hello Mario
Excellent perspective of the amazing Duomo of Sienna. I've been there last here, but the light I got was completely different than this one. Great photo.
Have a wonderful 2010, mb


This is such a breathtaking view, and the details are so perfectly displayed...

I love the lighting that you captured, I know some times that available lighting isn't enough. Did you do any PP work besides the framing?

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