Ss Ambrogio e Carlo al Corso, Rome, Italy

Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 18 January 2008 in Art & Design.

The XVIIth century church Ss Ambrogio e Carlo al Corso hosts a ceilling fresco of Giacinto Brandi (1623-1691), showing the Fall of the Rebel Angels.

Tali from Serendipity, United States

How neat! Such detail!

18 Jan 2008 5:22am

@Tali: These churches are simply great. In the next few weeks I'll present some shots of their interiors.

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A beautiful ceiling, MS. The detail and color is spectacular.

18 Jan 2008 7:12am

@Michael Skorulski: The architects of these churches managed to provide majesty as well as cosiness. The visitor doesn't get a feeling like being just a small object as it happens so often in buildings of secular power. I immediately felt good in these churches.

Steven from Montreal, Canada

Wow, love how you managed to compose this and get the right exposure (seeing as it's a ceiling shot)!

18 Jan 2008 10:40am

@Steven: Even in December Rome is spoilt by the sun (at least in the eyes of the occasional visitor). Most of the churches are quite well lit, others are illuminated by costly artificial lighting you might switch on for a small fee. And, last but not least: these churches are made for watching! There are better locations for contemplation if one wants to be alone with God; splendid churches like this one are made for overwhelming their visitors. So you're always sitting in the first row and have a great sight, wherever you're looking at.

Zahra from Tehran, Iran

so so great
i wish i could see such churches with my eyes! i always dream abt.

18 Jan 2008 10:46am

@Zahra: Keep chasing that rainbow, Zahra! There is food for thought and action in every image we watch!

Laurent from Lyon, France

An other great ceilling picture. superbly realized

18 Jan 2008 11:58am

@Laurent: Many thanks! Baroque churches in Rome are always 'compliant', so it's not really difficult to make a nice photo. As I've written in response to Steven's comment: these churches are made for watching!

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Amazing work of art, well captured!

18 Jan 2008 5:00pm

@Ina: Thank you very much :-)

Porcsin from Debrecen, Hungary

Nice goldish frame and painting!
And this image is nice too!

18 Jan 2008 6:34pm

@Porcsin: There are so much of them, you don't know where to start and to end. Could be there forever!

Michael from Wuppertal, Germany

Das ist grossartig! Hätte grosse Lust, daraus mal ein hdr zu basteln. Wenn du magst, kannst Du mir mal die Datei in grosser Auflösung schicken ;-)

18 Jan 2008 10:14pm

@Michael: Hast 'ne Mail! :-)

Pouhou from Apeldoorn, Netherlands

well capture

19 Jan 2008 2:17am

@Pouhou: Thank you :-)

Anne from White Rock, Canada

Utterly beautiful fresco! You managed to keep all the lines parallel too! That is sometimes awkward when photographing uphill!

19 Jan 2008 4:03am

@Anne: Not if you lay the camera down on the floor and use a remote control. The only processing here was to rotate the image a little bit. Just try it in a huge building with something interesting on the ceiling, it's simple!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

SUPERB!!! Wow! Thank you for showing!

20 Jan 2008 2:43pm

@Japanalia: Thank you for your polite comment! :-)


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