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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Florence 2011: Day2 (First half)

I know this is well overdue as i was planning on doing one part a day! but its been busy busy times atm, and as i result I've hardly been able to read other peoples blogs also...alas, i am back, and here is my account of day 2 :)

At 7pm, with a slightly hazy head, we had to wake up, shower and go for breakfast. As expected, breakfast was the usual shitty continental, meat, bread and cheese. Although, i wasn't complaining, any food is good food! Shortly after breakfast we had to make our way outside where our coach was waiting for us, to take us to Siena. After about an hour journey we finally arrived in Siena, and much like the rest of Italy, what a beautiful place it was. After some time of weaving through the side side streets and tall buildings, we emerged in the 'Piazza del Campo', which is a large open square, situated roughly in the center of Siena. It was nice to be able to take a step back and view the outstanding architecture that was present.

This was the only shot i took of the Piazza del Campo, as compositionally it didnt make for a good photography, well not without a wide-angle lens anyway. But I assure you, it was a beautiful place.

Following grouping in the center, we then had our free time to wander and take some photographs and just generally go off in our own direction. In a group of me and two of my friends, we decided to locate the Duomo of Siena. Much like the one in Florence, its architectually outstanding, and I felt honoured to be looking at such fine work!

one of the few ive actually edited


As you can see, the detailing on the building is just truly amazing! similar to the whole of italy!
But thats it for today, this is just the first half of day 2, but it was quite eventful so i thought i would break it down into 2 sepereate posts. Stay tuned for the rest of this day, where we visited San Gimignano. As for now, here are a couple for snaps of Siena for you to enjoy.

13 comments:

  1. Fantastic photos! What type of camera are you using?

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  2. thankyou, i'm using a DSLR...the Sony a-100 to be precise, its quite an old one now, but it does the job!

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  3. Really nice shots, looking forward to the next instalment

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  4. As many as you've got, post them up.

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  5. THAT EDITED ONE LOOKS INCREDIBLE.

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  6. some interesting shots here, that HDR style shot works well, nice moody atmosphere.

    I might start to post some of my photography on my blog... hmm.

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  7. cheeers guys! im glad youre liking these photos, i'm about to start my next post too so that should be up within the hour :)

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  8. that edited one is dark... beautiful too

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  9. Wow! Nice photos, will be keeping an eye on this blog, interesting read too.

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  10. Some beautiful pictures, in a beautiful place.

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  11. That edited one of the Cathedral is so sick. Proper dark vibe to it, well done mate.

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