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Standing proud

Standing proud
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Copyright: Jean Dwyer (jean11-3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1481 W: 0 N: 3257] (16374)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-11
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ10
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-10 4:48
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When you stand on one of the terraces that overlook the city of Florence, the most striking thing is how the Florence Cathedral,Santa Maria del Fiore, stands so tall and proud from all the surrounding buildings.

When you are at street level, it is hard to create this effect.It is an awe inspiring building! And once seen for real, you are never likely to forget it.

The Dome was designed and built under the guidance of Filippo Brunelleschi [1377-1446].His success can be attributed to no small degree to his technical and mathematical genius.More than 4 million bricks were used in its construction.

[If you want to discover more, there are excellent reference books about this genius of a man.]

It was a hazy day, hence the indistinct bg, but in a way it does help to make the cathedral stand out even more.
Thanks for looking.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-11-10 5:32]

Hi Jean.

Beautiful soft tones to the roof tiles and skyline. I can imagine the catheral insides as being something special, the round windows are very powerful. I like the greenery as framing, and the haze to the sky giving depth and intrigue

stv ;o))

Ciao Jean, great POV on fantastic architecture, lovely composition, wonderful pastel colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-11-10 8:20]

Hi Jean,
The dominant proud Duomo of Florence is well captured in this shot comparing with the buildings around. Fine light and a perfect crop. I like the soft colors of this marbled structure.
A very sharp and neat image.

Francis Xavier

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-11-10 9:05]


Fantastique vue e tiamge sueprbe cpatage et compo quelle coupole avec le cadrage végétatif un très bon fonds doux une mervielle grandisoe compo.
Bravo et amitié

Wow! Beautiful architectures! Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with nice details. I like the inclusion of the trees in the foreground. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-11-10 10:17]

Classic, beautiful view of Florence, excellent, detailed photo, perfectly done

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-11-10 14:11]

Hi Jean,
A great shot of the Florence Cathedral. I have been fortunate to have visited this place, it is indeed a awe inspiring building. They say that Michelangelo got his inspiration for St. Paul in Rome from this one. Very good shot.

Hi, Jean. Nice postcard from Florence. Great POV, well composed to get the details of the Cathedral. Excellent sharpness, exposure, colors and a informative note. Cheers.

Bom dia Jean,
That's a masterwork with this soft misty light. The Cathedral pops out proudly as you said.
Love it as a favorite.

Hi Jean
good POV for this well known cityscape of Florence. perfect capture of domes and towers. fine softness of colors. good handling of exposure on a hazy day. the greenery at the FG adds color and depth to the image.

great place, better memories

Missed this fantastic post from you, Jean!
Good details of the facade of the dome and the clarity you have achieved in this shot.
The sharpness and details are praiseworthy, and colors are natural.
Well caught mood in this shot!

Best regards,

Beautiful architecture well captured with good pov nice saturated colour and details.

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