Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Florence Cathedral: Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore - The columns of the dome

This is the Florence Cathedral: Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. (check it on google maps)

Here you can see the magnificent ending of the central aisle. The two columns are part of the structure that support the dome.
I rendered the image using an HDR like look, this give more deep to the colors and the shadows, and bring the structure of the cathedral in relief.
In this shot I purposely exasperated the inclination for better render the size of this structure.
Just to be clear, these are people walking on the balcony:
People walking over the balcony... (100% crop)

I've shot this photo during our 2nd day in Florence. That day we walked for about 9km, mainly around the historic centre of the city. We visited the Cathedral, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, and many other interesting place :-)
2nd day: walking for 9 km...

Click here to check my other posts about Florence. 


  1. Beautiful photography!Hope much to be able to see this place myself one time.

  2. @Olga: Thank you very much :)
    Florence is a fantastic city, there are so many place to visit!
    We stayed at the Ferretti Hotel ( )for 2 nights, the staff is very polite, and the hotel it's cheap. I think it's a good value for the money :)

  3. Thank you,Max! I collect some personal information from my blog buddies about the places that I would like to visit in the future. I appreciate your answer very much.
    And I love your photo of it :)