Taken with a Canon 400D, Sigma 17-70 lens at 28mm, F11, shutter speed 1/160, ISO100, tweaked in Photoshop

Last November I had the pleasure of visiting the stunning Italian City of Florence. This shot was taken from one of the beautiful garden on the hills that overlook the city, in the distance is the stunning Duomo.

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.

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florence duomo italy


  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...about 5 years ago

    Wow, what an amazing view. Great framing Shaun

  • Cheers Paul, it is an amazing city!

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...about 5 years ago

    I like the way you have framed the main PoV with the leaves.
    A nice touch Shaun.

  • Thank you Richard, it is the first time I have been to Italy for a while and I absolutely loved it!

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • Alice Oates
    Alice Oatesabout 5 years ago

    Jealous jealous jealous jealous…Seeing this I just want to go MORE!

  • Cheers Alic, the people, scenery and food are amazing, you must go when you can!

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • Lyn  Thomsen
    Lyn Thomsenabout 5 years ago

    Such a georgous view, beautifully framed Shaun and the contrast of the leaves to the building is terrific.

  • Thank you my friend, I did not know whether it would turn out well and was surprised by the results!

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 5 years ago

    Outstanding capture Shaun!_

  • Thank you Denis, I apprreciate that!

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • joak
    joakabout 5 years ago

    ha ha thought we were goin tae get a nudey photo wi the title!,,this is much better!

  • LOL, cheers Joak, it is a beautiful city!!

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful image ! Fabulous view !! :D

  • Evita you are very kind, thank you!!

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBabout 5 years ago

    Absolutely lovely!

  • Thank you Felicity, it is a beautiful city…well worth a visit!

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1about 5 years ago

    oh wow!! would love to visit here…stunning capture

  • Thank you Maggie, you must try and get there it is amazing!

    – Shaun Whiteman

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 5 years ago

    outstanding shaun

  • Thank you Kathy, it is a beautiful city!!

    – Shaun Whiteman

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