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    Roman ceilings

    These were all shot with the G1 and kitlens (traveling light) without trypod.
    Done with the selftimer and the camera on its back straightened by a guidebook of Rome which had just the right thickness.
    It is a bit much but I thought it is nice to view them as a serie.

    Cheers, Michiel

    - Pantheon -



    - Sant'Ignazio - ( 17e century Trompe l'oeil by Andreo Pozzo )



    - Santa Maria in Trastevere - (12e century)



    - Santa Maria in Trastevere - (12e century)



    - Palazzo Valentini - (not sure)



    - San Pietro -

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    Re: Roman ceilings

    Very nice, enjoyed the show!

    Life is grand!

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    Michiel -

    These are FANTASTIC. A few years ago, I planned a three week trip to Italy. Since I was pretty familiar with areas to the north, I decided to fly into Rome and head south.

    I never left Rome. Each day I would find a new church, garden or museum and end up transfixed. Your photos evoke those memories. One of my particular favorites was Santa Maria in Trastevere, a church so unassuming from the street and filled with such grandeur.

    Thanks for sharing.

    R

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    Re: Roman ceilings

    Lovely work, Michiel !!

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    Re: Roman ceilings

    Spectacular, Michiel

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    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    Lovely work, Michiel !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Spectacular, Michiel

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    Hi Michiel,
    I concur with Keith and Rafael -- Splendid Images!!! All the best, Leica 77.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    Very nice, enjoyed the show!

    Life is grand!

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    Thank you Dan.
    Especially in Rome life is grand for photography, so many sub/objects to shoot.

    Michiel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich M View Post
    Michiel -

    These are FANTASTIC. A few years ago, I planned a three week trip to Italy. Since I was pretty familiar with areas to the north, I decided to fly into Rome and head south.

    I never left Rome. Each day I would find a new church, garden or museum and end up transfixed. Your photos evoke those memories. One of my particular favorites was Santa Maria in Trastevere, a church so unassuming from the street and filled with such grandeur.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Thank you Rich,

    Santa Maria in Trastevere was indeed my favourite church to visit.
    Very old, they say the first RK church after the Romans in Rome.
    Very pure and special. I am not a religous man but the love for art and architecture made possible by this believe at the time is just amazing.
    It gives a very crossroad feeling of different cultures meeting.
    Rome, I want to go back, it was too short.

    Michiel

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Spectacular, Michiel

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    Thank you Keith,

    As you mentioned in our favourite thread the food in Rome is also outstanding and don't forget the coffee!
    You walk into a bar/restaurant on Piazza Venezia, order a cappucino at the counter and the man makes you this! And it tasts like heaven.

    Thanks for your reaction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    Lovely work, Michiel !!

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    Raphael thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leica 77 View Post
    Hi Michiel,
    I concur with Keith and Rafael -- Splendid Images!!! All the best, Leica 77.
    Good to hear from you again, leica77, with this compliment.

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    Re: Roman ceilings

    really nice

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    Re: Roman ceilings

    That's a nice expose of ceilings. Your own favourites... are they #4-6?
    Thanks for showing us,

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    the depth in the second pic painting is incredible!
    NEX and some manual glass

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    They are all beautiful, but this one is just breathtaking.

    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    - San Pietro -
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    Quote Originally Posted by pellicle View Post
    really nice
    Thank you pellicle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonas View Post
    That's a nice expose of ceilings. Your own favourites... are they #4-6?
    Thanks for showing us,

    Jonas
    Thank you Jonas.
    Of this serie # 4 and 6 are my favourites. I would have liked it to be #1 because the Pantheon is such an ingredible masterpeace of architectural plainess - just put a sphere on a cilinder and leave a hole in the middle -, but the photograph is a little dull.

    Michiel

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahren View Post
    the depth in the second pic painting is incredible!
    Thank you Kahren.
    We have to thank the painter Andreo Pozzo for the depth

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokengirl View Post
    They are all beautiful, but this one is just breathtaking.
    Thank you tokengirl

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    Re: Roman ceilings

    Something else I found out, to some may be nothing new, was the fact that you can use the flipout sreen as a tripod for photographs in portrait mode.

    Stands as a nice triangle flipped out at around 45 degrees.
    You can even leave your hand under the flipped out screen to get the angle a little lower. All with the selftimer, of course.
    In many of those places tripods are just not allowed, so you got to be inventive

    Here are two photographs using this method. The screenpod method

    Cheers, Michiel




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    Fabulous art & photos. Very well done!
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