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Sunrise behind the Duomo…

by on Feb.14, 2018, under Life, Photography

Sunrise behind the Duomo was coming – it had been raining overnight so the cobblestone streets were still wet and glossy.

Dawn at the Duomo

Dawn at the Duomo

NIKON D750 + 13.0 mm f/2.8 @ 13 mm, 1.6 sec at f/8, ISO 100

The streets were almost completely empty at this time – which was extremely unusual – during the day these streets are absolutely packed with incredibly long lines which snake all over the square. It could easily take over an hour to progress in the queue to the entry to each of the various historical sites of the Duomo.

Very late at night and early in the morning are the only times you’re going to have the place this empty.

Christmas Wishes

Christmas Wishes

NIKON D750 + 13.0 mm f/2.8 @ 13 mm, 1/2 sec at f/8, ISO 100

As I was still out very early (relative to sunrise) I stuck with the super wide Laowa 12mm, filters weren’t required.

NIKON D750 + 13.0 mm f/2.8 @ 13 mm, 1 sec at f/8, ISO 100

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

Duomo Rise

Duomo Rise

NIKON D750 + 13.0 mm f/2.8 @ 13 mm, 1/13 sec at f/8, ISO 100

The Baptistry of San Giovanni (looming in on the right), is one of the most ancient churches in Florence. It sits opposite the city’s cathedral, the church of Santa Maria del Fiore.

Octagonal in plan, it is totally clad in slabs of white Carrara and green Prato marble. It is covered by a dome of eight segments resting on perimetral walls, but the dome cannot be detected from the outside because it is concealed by the walls being raised above the arcade on the second level and crowned by a flattened pyramidal roof.

The Baptistry

The Baptistry

NIKON D750 + 13.0 mm f/2.8 @ 13 mm, 1/2 sec at f/11, ISO 50

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