peeks at the world through my lens


4 Million Bricks in Florence, Italy


f/11 ISO 100 1/100 10-24mm@10mm

Il Duomo di Firenze, aka The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (St Mary of the Flower), as seen from the adjacent Giotto’s Campanile (standing bell tower).  Construction began in 1296 and was completed in 1436. The basilica is topped by Brunelleschi‘s revolutionary dome,  which is composed of more than 4 MILLION bricks!

This is an HDR image. Three handheld images were bracketed at 2 f stops and then merged with Photomatix and fine-tuned with Aperture.

This post is dedicated to my good friend James.

One response

  1. Gorgeous shot! Though I took my shot in late afternoon…so a shadow of the bell tower mars the dome’s image :/

    February 4, 2014 at 3:35 pm

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