Medici Fortress of Volterra by paolo1955

Medici Fortress of Volterra by 

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Fortezza Medicea di Volterra [Medici Fortress of Volterra]

The building complex of the Fortress, occupying the site of the ancient acropolis, is one of the finest examples of Renaissance military architecture. The Fortress is composed of two bodies, the Old Rocca and the New Rocca, joined by a long curtain with corbels. The Old Rocca was built in 1342 at the order of Gualtieri di Brenne, Duke of Athens, at the time governor of Florence. Restored by Lorenzo the Magnificent, it has a trapezoidal floor plan with a semi-elliptical tower at the centre, called the Femmina (female). The New Rocca, built at the order of Lorenzo between 1472 and 1475, has a square floor plan with four circular turrets at the corners and a central one called the Maschio (male). The two strongholds continue to serve the function of prison, as they always have.

Shutter Speed 0,8 sec

Focal Lenght 12mm

F-Stop f/11

Lens Nikon 12 – 24

Camera Nikon D300

HDR processed in Photomatix Pro 4.0.1 from a single RAW image, then processed using CS4 – no tripod used

Hi buddies.I’m Paolo from Italy,love to take photographs and experiment new techniques.When I play with my camera I’m like a kid in a candy shop

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  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 4 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much , always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • Hank Eder
    Hank Ederabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot.

  • I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by

    – paolo1955

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenabout 4 years ago

    Your work never fails to astound me…it is always extraordinary! Beautiful piece Paolo!

  • Thanks so very much, so happy you like this, comments like yours make it all worth while!

    – paolo1955

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much , always great to hear from you.

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  • Thanks for your nice comment in my photo.

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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...about 4 years ago

    stunning work!

  • Thanks my friends for your kind remarks in my photo.

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  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 4 years ago

    Sooo beautiful! An amazingly beautiful place for a prison!

  • Thank-you.For dropping by & taking a look at my captures. Much appreciated

    – paolo1955

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture Paolo!! :)

  • Hi Keith how nice to hear from you, thank you so very much for the nice comment

    – paolo1955

  • Dawn di Donato
    Dawn di Donatoabout 4 years ago

    Such a beautiful image & place! Instant fave!

  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

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