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The renaissance city - Firenze

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    Posted: 11 January 2018 at 10:47
In november I spent a few days in Florence. The weather was definitely chilly and there was even snow on the mountains of the Apennines as you can see in some of the pictures. Florence surely is a classic Italian city, good food, good coffee and a vibrant street life. Enjoy!

#1 Did I mention Firenze breaths 'Italy' in every way?



#2 Almost everything in this city refers to Michelangelo



#3 The Palazzo Vecchio with the David



#4 Trattoria

Firenze by Maraten, on Flickr

#5 Detail of the Santa Maria del Fiore

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#6 Mystery woman

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#7 And Mystery man

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#8 Photobooth

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#9 Palazzo Pitti

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#10 Ah meat!

Firenze by Maraten, on Flickr

#11 Fancy some more meat?

Firenze by Maraten, on Flickr

#12 The Duomo from the Place di Michelangelo

Firenze by Maraten, on Flickr

#13 Palazzo Vecchio with snow on the Apennines

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#14 Overview of Florence and the Arno river

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 January 2018 at 14:02
No gelato!!!!! My wife and I became addicted to it here when we took our retirement trip to Italy several years ago. My favorite in this travelogue series is #1, only thing missing is having the car parked nose into the curb which we often saw.
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Beautiful city, we were there too a few years ago. Your shots certainly bring back great memories. Love the Palazzo Vecchio although i feel this is not the most flattering view. I also have the idea #12 and 13 have a tad too much contrast, but maybe it was the season. For me the view from Place di Michelangelo was the most impressive. If you have more, don't hesitate to post. TFS Maarten .
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I also like no 1. and the tones in more than a few of the first tranch.

Brings back nice memories of a long ago trip,some very nice street scenes.

I remember the delightful food and people, the Palazzo and the Ufizi, losing our luggage ,missing a flight and staying in what as possibly a brothel the first night as we were so late and delayed we were desperate!!

And nice to see my old camera being put to very good use! Hope your enjoying it Maarten TFS
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 January 2018 at 22:34
Fascinating series of a beautiful place!
The images capture that beauty very well. However, the shadows in some images (e.g. ## 7, 8, 9) are too deep IMO.
#1 is really a stunning example of "breathing Italy" - the image of the Cinquecento is gorgeous!

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Lovely to see it in the clear winter light, and not teeming with tourists.
You might like to re-post some/all of these to the "Show Us Cities - Florence" thread, to join its companions?
A lovely set.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote brian33 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2018 at 10:06
It's a lovely city to be sure and you've got some fine captures here. My favorite is number 1 - a great balance of focal length and depth of field with nice constrasty processing. My other favorites are the two meat shots, in particular the second one; I always like a crowded scene.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote maraten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2018 at 12:09
Thanks for the kind comments all! I'll have a look at the Florence thread.

Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

I also have the idea #12 and 13 have a tad too much contrast, but maybe it was the season.   


Well there was quiet some smog over the city which I had to clear up in PP. I used the clear view option in DxO but possibly overdid it a bit. Thanks
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