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Capella Vitaleta II

Capella Vitaleta II
Photo Information
Copyright: Mario Belanger (EOSF1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-30
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM, ISO 200, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1 x
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-03 7:57
Viewed: 3447
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Another view of the world famous Capella di Vitaleta in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany. This one taken with a long zoom.
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Hello Mario,

Great POV, wonderful colors, light and sharpness!
Very well done and framed!
Congratulations and TFS

Bonjour Mario,
Pas mal non plus celle-ci, même si j'aimais bien les dessins des sillons dans la précédente. Belle lumière et douces couleurs.

Mario, your photos always impress me, by subject, clarity and certainty, a graan quality photos you posted, congratulations

Ciao Mario, great composition with lovely chapel and beautiful trees on a sweet hill from Tuscany, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

Hi Mario,

Great composition of the Capella di Vitaleta; using the 400 mm has conferred an interesting way to see it; very clean, sharp and flat at the same time.

I can see that you are experimenting on architectural features using different length lenses, and the results are remarkable!!

Looking forward to see more of your interesting work.

Best regards, Galder

P.S.- the ground texture is amazing

Je lève mon chapeau à ta charmante prise de vue Mario , comment se fait-il que n'ais pas vu cette merveille encore ? L'effet du téléphoto apporte cette dimension qu'un grand angle ne peut sinon compresser le sujet sur un mème plan et à la mème mince profondeur pour un excellent résultat ici , bravo c'est tout simplement magnifique!
Bonne année pour toi en 2010 qu'elle soit remplie de belles surprises photographiques , c'est bien parti !

Outstanding. Light, composition, sharpness and DOF, all stunning. Timing really is everything; waiting for the right time of day to "get that shot" makes such a difference, and the rewards reveal themselves.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-01-03 10:26]

Hello Mario!

Splendid put into a composition in miraculous
landscape wayside shrine.
It looks surrounded with trees beautifully
Colours please me and light here.
I congratulate realization.

My best wishes.

Bonjour Mario,
C'est un excellent point de vue et prise de vue avec un Téléobjectif, image très nette et clair,
les couleurs sont magnifiques avec de beaux contraste.
tous mes compliments.

i love this one
everything is perfect
location . compo .presentation


Hello Mario,
Nice composition , minimalistic approach and good using of light
Selahattin E

Ciao Mario,

Wonderful landscape with historic touch, you have shown to us today!
I like the nice details and contrast between the building and the fields. The trees gives great charm to this work too. Great sharpness and perfect POV. Well done!

best wishes,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-01-03 12:37]

Hi Mario,
A marvelous capture of this chapel surrounded by these beautiful trees.
Fabulous lighting and accurate sharpness.
A great panoramic BG of the mountains in a cool atmosphere compared with the warmth of the FG.
Nice texture of the ground and great details in the chapel and the trees.
Excellent work, my friend, very neatly presented.
Best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hi Mario,
Whta superb architectural view.Great lighting, colours and perspective.TFS.


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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2010-01-03 13:33]

Hola amigo,
perfect exposure
natural colors and sharpness,
quality work
saludos Mario

Hi Mario,
A typical Tuscan impression. Well observed and captured. Simple, but a very well balanced strong composition. The harsh contrast works well here. A fine posting my friend!

Hi Mario...beautiful shot..it mystifies me how artistic your shots are ...beautiful.


Hi Mario

This is the best one I see for today, bravo
Great lighting in this well composed shot
I like the simple architectural feature here
Happe new year

TFS, Alireza

Hi Mario.
Wonderful image.This little chapel look great.
Good colors and details in yours picture.Well done.
Friendly regards.Alin.

Hello Mario..:)

You are an amazingly accomplished photographer.That's all..
Perfect sharpness..all is there my friend. Wonderful!


Hello Mario!
A very nice shot and good POV. Very well focused and subject placed very well.
What I suggest is that if you had allowed a little more space in the sky and omitted the ground would have been great.
TFS, indeed a nice job!


Hi Mario,

Wonderful artistic POV and beautiful Zoom shot with great exposure and details,the 2/3 framing is very well chosen with warm color in FG and cool touch of trees n BG is good contrast composition and colors,the sharpness is very nice and light condition is well controlled one,superb presentation of this Architecture with nature touch my friend.

Best Regards,
Mushtaq Hussain

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-01-04 3:33]

I love this !!!


hi mario
great shot,very well lit,good detail even from a distance helps the b/g,for some reason it reminds me of the gladiator movie.

Hello Mario - Great use of telephoto perspective here. Good colors and sharpness. Excellent composition.

Hello Mario!
Beautiful picture from Tuscany!
Great ligth!
Perfect detail and sharpness!
Best regards!

Salut Mario,

Très jolie composition et très simple mais efficace. J'aime la compression des plan que produit le 400mm (je devrais plutôt dire le 640mm). Le sujet principal et l'avant plan se détache à merveille du fond plus flou et et plus froid. Jolie région que la Toscane. Faudrait que j'y aille un jour. TFS.


Superbe! La prise de vue au téléobjectif en écrasant les perspectives permet à cette fameuse chapelle de se détacher parfaitement sur l'arrière plan. La luminosité est splendide et tu as su l'exploiter au mieux dans cette somptueuse photo.

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  • brubar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 269 W: 43 N: 9] (1836)
  • [2010-01-13 21:05]

Ciao Mario,

the scene is much beautiful, cleaned up and essential one.
But sure a lot important is also the hand of the photographer, the choice of the light and the use of the long zoom.

Saluti dall'Italia

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2010-01-17 16:30]

Oh Mario
I have stopped at all your Italy photos - they are all so good. But this one jumps out at me... It reminds me of an 'old' painting, and I think it must be photographed often.
The composition and sharpness are excellent, as well as the colours and lighting too.
You present it well
Thank you for sharing

hello Mario,
I have not been on TL much lately and there is a veritable treasure trove here of your summer holiday shots.
The subject matter, lighting and compo of this one really captured my fancy.
Happy valentines day to you,

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