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S Andrea della Valle, Rome, Italy

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 4 February 2008 in Art & Design.

If bad things happen, you sometimes have to wait for a long time until new patterns of beauty emerge. Like this one, captured in Sant'Andrea della Valle. This shot is somewhat imbalanced, because the middle of the apse is not centered. Next time I'll do better :-)

Daroru from Amagasaki, Japan


4 Feb 2008 6:58am

@Daroru: Yes, the drawings in this church are especially fine!

Eleftheria, 9 years old, from Athens, Greece


4 Feb 2008 7:35am

@Eleftheria, 9 years old,: Thanks! I've never been to Greece, but it's definitively on my wishlist :-)

Steven from Montreal, Canada

What an incredible sight!

4 Feb 2008 9:05am

@Steven: Attending a mass there is a neck-challenging event! :-)

Laurent from Lyon, France

ones again, a very beautiful ceiling shot!!

4 Feb 2008 12:50pm

@Laurent: Somebody switched on the lights, so it wasn't too difficult, fortunately :-)

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Great color and detial.

4 Feb 2008 5:12pm

@Ina: Paintings in this church are exceptional, thanks, Ina!

claude from France


4 Feb 2008 6:19pm

@claude: Merci beaucoup, Monsieur! :-)

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

all your ceiling shots have great light and detail. You should try merging two or more shots.

5 Feb 2008 2:20am

@JoeB: I would have done this, but there were only two of my shots that were good enough. Unfortunately both from the same perspective. This was a lack of experience, I'd do it differently, today.

Disoriented from Washington, DC, United States

I know I would have a hard time trying to capture all the intricate details, colors, shapes, and textures. There's so much and I'd be kicking myself too if I didn't get it right! I wonder if JoeB is referring to a HDR (high dynamic range) shot because it could make a difference. I'm looking forward to your next attempt! =D

5 Feb 2008 3:01am

@Disoriented: Thank you :-) As I've written in response to JoeB's comment, there are just two shots that were suitable for publishing, due to my then poor experience. HDR definitely would make a difference, but I'm a quite lazy photographer and there are others (especially at aminus3) who can do that better than me :-)

Now where's my catalogue...