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The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is the cathedral church (Duomo) of Florence, Italy, begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink bordered by white and has an elaborate 19th century Gothic Revival facade by Emilio De Fabris.

The cathedral complex, located in Piazza del Duomo, includes the Baptistery and Giotto’s Campanile. The three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the historic centre of Florence and are a major attraction to tourists visiting the region of Tuscany. The basilica is one of Italy’s largest churches, and until the modern era, the dome was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed.

The cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Florence, whose archbishop is currently Giuseppe Betori.

Photograph taken in October 2010.

Photograph taken with Panasonic Lumix FZ-28
HDR created from one image exposures adjusted in PS, tone mapped in photomatix and final processing in PS.

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Originally hailing from Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, Luke’s work uniquely reflects his life-long love of the outdoors and his keen interest in portraiture. Having recently returned from 4.5 years living and travelling abroad, his portfolio presents an intriguing variety of images that will delight any viewer.

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  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 3 years ago

    beautiful image…

  • Cheers George.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezover 3 years ago

    lovely work mate :)

  • Thank you.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesover 3 years ago

    beautiful work!

  • Thank you Jules!

    – Luke Griffin

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Thank you Bob.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Cheers Audrey.

    – Luke Griffin

  • CORA D. MITCHELL
    CORA D. MITCHELLabout 3 years ago

    gorgeous on so many levels, .. color, angle, clarity, design. Wonderful.

  • Thank you very much Cora!! Such a wonderful compliment.

    – Luke Griffin

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