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photoblog image A Mid-Week Break

A Mid-Week Break

 

Be amazed about something!

(the Duomo/Cathedral in Siena, Italy, consecrated in 1215)

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

Be amazed about something!

(the Duomo/Cathedral in Siena, Italy, consecrated in 1215)

 

 

 

comments (27)

  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 8 May 2019, 01:52
A nicely-layered composition from front to back and top to bottom! The Cathedral's presence on top dictates its importance to me.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Steven. One does get the sense of what's most important in this view!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 May 2019, 02:47
All good for City Planning, until someone approved the construction of that tall thing at the back...
Ginnie Hart: Old European city planning wouldn't know what to do if they didn't have a church or cathedral to start with, Ray.
Joli point de vue, j'aime beaucoup.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Martine.
Nice photo, nice treatment, of a lovely place Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
I recognized the Siena Duomo right away! I love your image, Ginnie! You've done a great job in bringing forward the details and giving it great depth!
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Elizabeth. Thank you!
what a viewpoint, Ginnie! absolutely stunning to see this masterpiece.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ayush. Everything they say about the beauty of Siena is true, largely based on this magnificent cathedral.
Je reconnais bien cette cathédrale que j'ai vue et visitée il y a fort longtemps. L'Italie est un pays magnifique. Très belle composition
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Marie. It's hard to forget this magnificent city and cathedral!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 May 2019, 06:42
It would be very easy to be amazed at this incredible building Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: We were, Chris! You would love it.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 May 2019, 06:46
That is a grand view of the Duomo, Ginnie. But then they built this on the right spot. Love the treatment of the picture.
Ginnie Hart: To be honest, Astrid, this may be my favorite view of Siena...even more so than when we we up close and personal to the city center.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 May 2019, 07:54
This is a great composition - It is one of my dreams to visit Siena one day , my mother was so enthusiast of this town.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Philine. Knowing you, you will make it happen!
The same year as the signing of the Magna Carta!
Ginnie Hart: I declare, Bill. A good bit of trivia!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 8 May 2019, 08:27
Isn’t Sienna a marvellous place Ginnie. We lost our camper keys here, and did not know what to do. We rang our insurance company and they said that car keys are not covered in the policy - that was a shock. We had bought bread from a baker and still had the paper bag with the name on it. We went to the tourist information and they rang the baker, who said they had our keys. Happy ending.
Ginnie Hart: What a fabulous story for a fabulous city, Chad. Thanks for sharing it.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 8 May 2019, 08:34
Superbe vue
JP
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP.
wow!! stunning shot, and i like the textured sky tooooo
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Elaine.
Un traitement vieilli sur cette composition, c'est bien sympa.
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Pascale. It may be my favorite memory of Siena!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 May 2019, 09:12
The buildings at the top appear to ave been drawn on to a photo of the others; they don't look real somehow. Yes, so I'm amazed that it is real!
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Alan. Exactly.
An unusual view of the Duomo
Ginnie Hart: It surprised me, too, Tom.
Wat een mooi stadsgezicht en wat mooi bewerkt tot een prachtig geheel.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Marjolein. It actually surprised me to see it like this!
The lines are too dazzling though.
I am sure its interior is as busy as its facade, right?

So priests can take their time out, blend into the background and then check their Tinder updates? Perhaps...
Ginnie Hart: Leave it to you, LC, to think of all that! HA!
I am amazed at the layers and finish here, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Mary. It quite surprised me. Thanks.
Great photo of a magnificent building, the viewpoint and composition couldn't be bettered.
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Brian.
I like the old time textury feel.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ruthie.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 May 2019, 16:26
Heh, first of all, I nearly took a cloth to my PC screen. Then I remembered that years ago, you had these texturing templates. So, have you rediscovered them?

Next, this is extremely good in many respects; including sharpness, composition and the V-type frame of the foreground plants.

Everytime a SC'er shows this cathedral, it reminds me of vanilla/chocolate layered cake smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, I do resurrect the textures from time to time, Louis. This was one that seemed appropriate. Thank you for your kind support. smile
  • willy
  • BelgiĆ«
  • 8 May 2019, 17:47
een mooie en verrassende bewerking van deze "Duomo" Ginnie..

jaren geleden heb ik de kathedraal ook bezocht en dit roept mooie herinneringen op

have a nice day
Ginnie Hart: Memories are good to have, Willy. So glad I could give you one. smile Bedankt.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 8 May 2019, 18:53
a fantastic capture and your processing works so well for this
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sherri. The cathedral looks so different from this vantage point than from up close and personal!
i like the way that you framed the cathedral over the roof tops Ginnie... i also like your treatment of the sky....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Peter.
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 9 May 2019, 02:21
This is a wonderful composition that captures the feel of Siena. I love the processing, especially the textured sky.
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Beth. Thank you.

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