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...

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