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The Duomo at Dusk

I had posted a shot of The Duomo while in Florence (you can click here to see it) but to really get the the entire building into the frame there’s no better place then from the Piazzale Michelangelo.

Situated on a hill just south of the Arno river, Piazzale Michelangelo is a square dedicated to Michelangelo. A copy of David stands high in the middle of the square.  The piazzale offers panoramic views of the city and is the perfect place to set up your camera, sit on the stairs with a bottle of wine and wait for the sun to set…which is exactly what we did.

Click on the picture to see a larger view.

Canon Xti, Sigma 18 -200mm, f/11, 1/100

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23 responses

  1. Wonderful shot, Edit. Lots of detail and nicely processed.

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    August 19, 2011 at 10:45 am

  2. Beautiful framing and comp. Love it.

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    August 19, 2011 at 11:02 am

  3. Beautifully captured with hills receeding in the backround! 🙂

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    August 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm

  4. Rob

    Wonderful image, inspiring! I had not realized the views of Florence from across the river. Next time.

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    August 19, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    • Thanks Rob. Yes the views from this square are unbelievable. My next post will be a wider angle where you can see the whole city and river.

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      August 19, 2011 at 6:44 pm

  5. Love the framing and muted tones Edith!

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    August 19, 2011 at 1:31 pm

  6. This brings back some great memories Edith. My photos of it are similar to your first one. I wish that I had found your vantage spot for this one as it is outstanding. Love your composition and processing.

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    August 19, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    • Thanks Len. Yes this is a terrific vantage point and it gets quite busy at sundown.

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      August 19, 2011 at 6:46 pm

  7. Wow, now that’s a shot! Great landscape shot here that really showcases the scale of the city! Wonderful work!!

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    August 19, 2011 at 3:35 pm

  8. I know the square you mention and have gotten some captures from there myself. This is a lovely shot Edith. Your Italy images really bring back a lot of great memories of my time there, thanks for posting them!

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    August 20, 2011 at 4:20 am

  9. Edith, This is great! I love the way you processed this!

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    August 20, 2011 at 7:50 pm

  10. Sonya Mason

    Beautiful!

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    August 20, 2011 at 11:56 pm

  11. That sounds like a great way to spend an evening… and you’ve got a great picture to show for it!

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    August 21, 2011 at 8:51 am

  12. Amazing Edith, just beautiful! Great processing!

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    August 21, 2011 at 4:41 pm

  13. Beautiful!! That is my favorite place in Florence. I could sit there for hours looking at the city. Maybe its me, but it looks like the photo is upward slanting to the left a tad. Maybe its that or the fact that I am a bit hungover now and not seeing that straight. 🙂

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    August 22, 2011 at 2:46 am

  14. Great shot Edith, I really enjoyed being up there and looking over Florence whyen I was there

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    August 22, 2011 at 1:33 pm

  15. Great composition Edith. I’ll never tire of these beautiful images from your travels.

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    August 23, 2011 at 10:15 am

  16. Great POV. Love the backdrop too behind the Duomo.

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    August 23, 2011 at 11:06 am

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