Golden Dawn


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Here is Orvieto’s silhouette as it appears at sunrise to wayfarers going to Lake of Bolsena. A floating isle among fog’s cotton flocks. IMHO, the best hour of the day in this period: for this reason I gave this title to the photo.Nice to look at this “scenario” also in late afternoon, at sunset, when façade of main Cathedral (Duomo at right of this compo) looks like almost a mirror reflecting warm rays of falling sun. A little bit of history is useful. When arch. Lorenzo Maitani was asked for drawing plans of Duomo and to build its facade, he promised to erect the most beautiful Cathedral at that time. When this wonderful Church was ended, glad peoples of Orvieto decided to make him blind. So he was no longer able to re-build such a beautiful Church and Façade in another place of this world. When travelling around Orvieto, its Duomo and Façade appear at every corner reminding of this sad story.I don’t know if it is real (a lot of peoples talk so) or not but this Duomo is a reminder of that period around 1250-1300 (Middle Age).Hand-held camera on monopod PENTAX LX and PENTAX Zoom 40-80mm set at 80mm. Kodak Slide Elite Chrome 100 ISO. F8. Shutter Speed: 1/60s. EPSON Scanner 3200 Perfection. Date: Oct. 23 rd, 2013 at around 7,00 am. I hope You like it.
07/06/2014 - 10:26GIULIO57
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tommyt

Link Posted 07/06/2014 - 10:58
A nice atmospheric shot Giulio..Best Regards
tommyt.

davidstorm

Link Posted 07/06/2014 - 11:03
A wonderful commentary and an inspiring image Giulio. You really do treat us to some beautiful work, this is one of my favourites from all the works of art you have shown to us.

Regards
David
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Teaka53

Link Posted 07/06/2014 - 11:22
davidstorm wrote:
A wonderful commentary and an inspiring image Giulio. You really do treat us to some beautiful work, this is one of my favourites from all the works of art you have shown to us.

Regards
David

Very well said David
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graysummers

Link Posted 07/06/2014 - 11:37
An absolute stunner. I echo David's sentiments.
"The Latent Image that exists before development is a truly mystical and exciting entity and some subsequent individual photographs can make the spine tingle."

Good Fortune:

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autumnlight

Link Posted 07/06/2014 - 14:02
Mesmerising image Giulio, the yellow cast reflecting the golden dawn, thank you for the info too.
Kind regards Maria

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alfpics

Link Posted 07/06/2014 - 14:50
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I hope You like it.

Very much indeed Giulio!
Andy

GIULIO57

Link Posted 07/06/2014 - 16:54
Thank you All for kind comments
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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 07/06/2014 - 20:44
Hugely atmospheric and very beautiful...

Best
Bill

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GIULIO57

Link Posted 08/06/2014 - 10:31
thingsthatihaveseen wrote:
Hugely atmospheric and very beautiful...

Best

Thx Bill
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rayzorlight

Link Posted 08/06/2014 - 10:50
excellent capture,well taken.ray

GIULIO57

Link Posted 08/06/2014 - 17:55
rayzorlight wrote:
excellent capture,well taken.ray

Thx a lot
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davidtrout

Link Posted 08/06/2014 - 21:22
That's lovely Guilio. And your notes are very interesting.
David

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GIULIO57

Link Posted 09/06/2014 - 07:40
davidtrout wrote:
That's lovely Guilio. And your notes are very interesting.
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Thx David
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MattMatic

Link Posted 09/06/2014 - 09:07
Ethereal and delightful.
Thank you for sharing!
Matt
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 09/06/2014 - 17:35
MattMatic wrote:
Ethereal and delightful.
Thank you for sharing!
Matt

Thx a lot Matt
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Saso E.

Link Posted 09/06/2014 - 20:16
Pure gold! The castle in the clouds... Perfect!!!

S.

GIULIO57

Link Posted 10/06/2014 - 07:59
Saso E. wrote:
Pure gold! The castle in the clouds... Perfect!!!

S.

Thx Saso
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focus

Link Posted 10/06/2014 - 21:57
Wonderful Guilio, wonderful. - mary.

GIULIO57

Link Posted 11/06/2014 - 21:44
focus wrote:
Wonderful Guilio, wonderful. - mary.

Thx Mary.
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pauljay

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 08:24
That is absolutely gorgeous Giulio! I remember my one and only visit to Orvieto, probably fifteen years ago, taking the funiculari up to the city. Lovely place, and one of my favourite white wines too!
Paul.

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GIULIO57

Link Posted 29/06/2014 - 16:15
pauljay wrote:
That is absolutely gorgeous Giulio! I remember my one and only visit to Orvieto, probably fifteen years ago, taking the funiculari up to the city. Lovely place, and one of my favourite white wines too!

Sorry for delay Paul and THX....This area is well known for white wines....and going to lake of Bolsena you find another SUPER white wine named "Est Est Est" by Montefiascone....Test it and if you shall come to Italy...give me a phone call!!! Funicolare is still in good health
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pixelshot

Link Posted 03/11/2014 - 16:37
What a beautiful photo...and legend there is a similar story about the famous Clock in the Cathedral of Strasbourg France.. maybe that was the thing to do in those days !...Best Wishes Alan
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