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Leon Battista Alberti

Leon Battista Alberti
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Copyright: Dario Cea (lecorbudar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 4 N: 60] (431)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-04
Categories: Architecture, Artwork, Experimental, Mood
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20, Leica 36-432mm F/2.8
Exposure: f/4, 1/4 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-27 13:31
Viewed: 2370
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
St. Andrea church, in Mantova is one of the masterpieces of the great master Leon Battista Alberti. He lived during the Italian Renaissance age and he was the one, together with Lorenzo Brunelleschi, who firstly tried to conjugate the Roman Antiquity and the modern classical language. He wrote, among the others, the "De re aedificatoria", the most important architectonic treaty we ever had. (I think everyone who wants to study architecture should read it!)

In this picture I didn't want to show the interion from a classical church POV (from the door toward the altar) but I intended to show the monumentality of this architecture. This huge space recalls the Massenzio Basilica in Rome (IV century) and the Roman triumphal arch.
As you can see, the light is modulated and balanced. It's drama gives rise to a plesant and holy mood.

I hadn't any tripod with me, so I held the camera on a pew and I adjusted the settings of my camera not caring that much on sharpness and detail, but I did care a lot on the mood of the ligh and to achieve a general sense of softness. I hope I succeeded!

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 412 W: 161 N: 337] (2163)
  • [2007-03-27 13:54]

Ciao Dario
you got it well...
Good mood as you sayed and lights.
I still think that the DOF, POV and sharpness are very good too.
well done.

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  • franzi (68)
  • [2007-03-28 6:02]

ciao dario
well done, the darkness vs the light is very interesting...
(sorry for my english....i'm trying :-)

ciao dario!
la fra non sa crivere in inglese!io tanto meno!complimenti per la foto!
Comunque anch'io sono entrato nel gruppo di TL

Ciao Dario, grazie per avrermi fatto vedere l'interno di questa splendida chiesa che ho visto frettolosamente e solo da fuori, gli inernidelle chiese sono una delle cose pił difficili da fotografare, soprattutto senza cavalletto, sei riuscito a trovare un ottimo compromesso evidando il mosso con 1/4 di secondo, complimenti alla mano ferma, belle le luci ed i colori, ottima la prospettiva, bravo, ciao Silvio

fine shot here. thanks

Hi Dario
Unusually beautiful place. Thank you for sharing.
Mi piace molto il capolavoro di Alberti.
saluti Aga

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