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As you set out for Rome, pray the voyage is long, full of adventure, full of discovery. Don't be afraid: you won’t encounter cyclops or dragons unless yo...
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As you set out for Rome, pray the voyage is long, full of adventure, full of discovery. Don't be afraid: you won’t encounter cyclops or dragons unless you bring them along inside your soul. Rome will give you a marvelous journey. Without her, you would not have set out. She will have nothing left to give you. And if you find her ideas poor, Rome won’t have fooled you. Wise as you will have become, so full of experience, full of knowledge, you will have understood by then what a voyage to Rome means. (Paraphrasing 'Journey to Ithaca').
.................................................................................................................................................................................. 'In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. But the earth was formless and empty. Then God said: Let there be light; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good'. (The Bible, Genesis 1, 1). — It is the light what gives consistency and form to the matter. The atoms are practically 100% empty space. The volume occupied by the nucleus plus the volume occupied by the electrons is only 0,0000000000001% (yes, thirteen decimals) of the total volume of any atom. But the photons, as bosons responsible of the electromagnetic interaction, connect internally and continuously the electrons with the nucleus, and also the atoms with other atoms in order to form molecules. The photons act as if they were the cement of the matter. Without light in its interior, there would not be 'solid' atoms and molecules. The matter, the whole universe would be an extremely loose soup of bosons and hadrons with c.0% density. That is, without light, the matter, the earth would be 'formless and empty', as surprisingly states the first sentence of the Bible. Light is not an outside phenomenon: photons are an essential 'internal' component of the matter. Without them it would not be possible any form. Neither the beauty, nor the photography. The matter is literally 'filled' with light. Also at night. To capture it, is all.
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Vaticane dom, the biggest cathedral dome in the world. No photoshopped at all. Just some minor editions with the fabulous RAW converter DXO Optics Pro. (File#: 2015-03-31 16.22.20_DxO 1)
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8 Comments | Report
Vince542
 
Vince542 April 10, 2015
Stunning capture!!! I love the information note!!!
JMCC PRO+
 
JMCC April 18, 2015
Beautiful details
GEFAELL
GEFAELL April 18, 2015
Thank you. The original is even sharper. This is thanks to the lens I used: the incredible Sigma 18-35 /1.8f Art lens, that is incredibly sharp when you use LiveView and touching the screen as the focusing method.
Pblais PRO+
 
Pblais May 22, 2015
I too have the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 but the Nikon version. It is amazingly sharp any way you use it! This is a wonderful shot but I'm not surprised how you took it!
dixon8811
 
dixon8811 June 04, 2015
don't know if I like this or the b&w more. The b&w pops but this details the light more. Either way, great shot.
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Wizzard September 18, 2015
Glorious! Thanks for sharing!!
ianhutchinson
 
ianhutchinson October 01, 2015
One word. SUPERB
chrismorello
 
chrismorello October 26, 2015
Beautiful capture! I have a similar one, but taken over a decade ago with my first digital camera--a 3 MP Fuji! I'm glad I got my shot, but yours is truly spectacular.
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nandicmb February 19, 2016
Congratulations on all your Awards!

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Behind The Lens

Location
Vaticane dome. The biggest cathedral dome in the world. Rome.
Time
16:22 CET
Lighting
No more than the one in the cathedral.
Equipment
Canon EOS 70D with the incredibly sharp Sigma 18-35 1.8f Art lens, shooting with the Touching Screen Live View. Sadly, with these luminous lenses if you focus through the viewfinder with the Canon EOS 70D the autofocus is very poor. However, if you use the Live View and touching the screen as the shooting method, the autofocus and sharpness are stunning.
Inspiration
As you set out for Rome, pray the voyage is long, full of adventure, full of discovery. Don't be afraid: you won’t encounter cyclops or dragons unless you bring them along inside your soul. Rome will give you a marvelous journey. Without her, you would not have set out. She will have nothing left to give you. And if you find her ideas poor, Rome won’t have fooled you. Wise as you will have become, so full of experience, full of knowledge, you will have understood by then what a voyage to Rome means. ................................................................................................................................................................................ 'In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. But the earth was formless and empty. Then God said: Let there be light; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good'. (The Bible, Genesis 1, 1). ................................................................................................................................................................................ It is the light what gives consistency and form to the matter. The atoms are practically 100% empty space. The volume occupied by the nucleus plus the volume occupied by the electrons is only 0,0000000000001% (yes, thirteen decimals) of the total volume of any atom. But the photons, as bosons responsible of the electromagnetic interaction, connect internally and continuously the electrons with the nucleus, and also the atoms with other atoms in order to form molecules. The photons act as if they were the cement of the matter. Without light in its interior, there would not be 'solid' atoms and molecules. The matter, the whole universe would be an extremely loose soup of bosons and hadrons with c.0% density. That is, without light, the matter, the earth would be 'formless and empty', as surprisingly states the first sentence of the Bible. Light is not an outside phenomenon: photons are an essential 'internal' component of the matter. Without them it would not be possible any form. Neither the beauty, nor the photography. The matter is literally 'filled' with light. Also at night. To capture it, is all.
Editing
No photoshop at all. The RAW file was converted with the fabulous DXO Optics Pro v10. Main adjustments were Clear View and Smart Lighting both at 25%, and slightly the color vibracy.
In my camera bag
Sigma Art Lenses and Canon 70-300 L lens
Feedback
Usually with this kind of architecture is better not trying 100% symetric views

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