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Santa Maria della Pieve

Santa Maria della Pieve
Photo Information
Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16362 W: 130 N: 33832] (189027)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-09
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-10-12 0:26
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Italian]
SSanta Maria della Pieve - Arezzo
The first documents mentioning the Pieve date back to 1008, which suggests that there was already a church dedicated to the Madonna. Throughout the Middle Ages it constituted the Municipality's reference in the struggles against episcopal power. Following the construction of the episcopal center consisting of the palace and the new cathedral, in the first half of the thirteenth century the Municipality decided to renovate the parish church with the reconstruction of the façade and the apse and with the transformation of the interior into Gothic style.
In the 13th century, the church was given a new façade, while the high bell tower was only finished in 1330.
During the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the church was modified internally with stucco and decorations of baroque taste.
In the 19th century, a restoration eliminated all Baroque additions with the aim of bringing the church back to its original Romanesque appearance.

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Santa Maria.... Great! My congratulations, Silvio! Just a Perfect quality photography for these hard light condition!
I really like a few color spots on the grey background. Very well done!

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11346 W: 163 N: 19023] (140575)
  • [2018-10-12 0:49]

Witaj Silvio!
A very nice interior.
Interesting POV and composition.
Good colors and light.
Well done.
Nice day.

Very beautiful interior capture, the cathedral looks great and impressive. Well taken scene.


Bonjour, cher ami Silvio,
Une fois encore, la magie opère à travers cette présentation.
L'édifice religieuse est présenté d'une très belle façon et bénéficie d'une note historique passionnante.

Hello Silvio,
The inclusion of the staircase was a good idea. It helps to give depth to the photo and underscores the great volume of the church, while connecting us with the rows of columns. It is a very impressive church with a simple elegance that I love. I also like the diagonal angle of the composition and the excellently handled light and colours.
Kind regards,

Bonjour Silvio
Une prise de vue bien pensée qui nous fait apprécier cette architecture remarquable.
Amitiés et bonne journée.

Ciao Caro Silvio,

This is an excellent interior shot from the church.
You have been able to capture the huge arches supporting the roof as well as details of the seating arrangements.
Your use of the steps as a f/g guide works very effectively.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Silvio
A warm and catchy interior adorned by the artistic architecture thru' the whole depth enhanced by your fine control of exposure. Vivid detail, colour and human input draw attention as strong complementary features, a shot to be proud off. Lovely shot, Congrats
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13266 W: 125 N: 23763] (119535)
  • [2018-10-12 4:25]

Ciao Silvio,una foto meravigliosa,senza dubbio uno dei tuoi interno chiesa tra i piu' riusciti,sia la prospettiva che la qualita' sono davvero eccezzionali,la chiesa ringrazia. Buon weekend,Luciano

Hi Silvio,

You have captured well the action of the priest. The point of view is showing the details of the interior of the Santa Maria della Pieva church. It is clear and precise. Have a nice day.


ciao Silvio,
bella l'immagine del prete che parla con gli ultimi fedeli nello scenario di questa magnifica chiesa romanica. Forse l'ho già detto, ma essendo abituato all'opulenza del barocco torinese sono particolarmente attratto dalle linee pulite e dagli interni spogli delle chiese romaniche,
ciao, Giacomo

Hello Silvio, this point of view gives us a very good impression of the church. I like that there are people, giving scale to the building.
Excellent management of light; interiors for me are not easy!
Excellent sharp quality.
Regards Jean.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11541 W: 123 N: 29365] (138458)
  • [2018-10-12 6:38]

Ciao Silvio, great capture of this beautiful interior of the Santa Maria church, wonderful light, fine details and splendid sharpness, interesting pure Romanic style, without later additions.

Kind regards MAlgo

Ciao Silvio,

C'est une très bonne idée que de monter ces marches pour nous faire découvrir cette belle église sous un angle différent. La lumière est magnifique et l'espace très aéré.



Ciao Silvio,
brilliant interior photograph. The exposition is perfectly balanced, the ambience amazing.
Well selected elevated point of view and also asymmetric take which is always more challenging inside a church. Beautiful interior perfectly presented!

Hi Silvio,
Beautiful higher viewpoint from this staircase. Arches of this medieval church are quite impressive. Illumination is surprisingly even from window openings near the roof and all those lamps.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4656 W: 2 N: 8428] (40560)
  • [2018-10-12 15:11]

HEllo Silvio,
Interesting view of interior of this church.
Wonderful photo with lovely colors and good clarity and sharpness.
Fine presentation.

Hello Silvio

One of your best images by far. The lighting captured is perfect. Bravo What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful church.


Ciao Silvio
Ancora una bella foto architettonica della tua gallery
ottima luce del interno e bel POV
cari saluti

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25992 W: 522 N: 44456] (189655)
  • [2018-10-13 0:42]

Ciao Silvio,

I see activity in the church, the priest and people in centre of the church.
I am a big fan of nice church interiors, as this, thank you so much.
You chose an excellent angle and lovely exposure.
Create an excellent depth and perspective.
Nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2758 W: 35 N: 5546] (29730)
  • [2018-10-13 1:15]

Great pov, sharpness & depth here, Silvio. I like the presence of the priest and people in the scene too. Nice one!


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15332 W: 0 N: 16877] (186428)
  • [2018-10-13 9:22]

Hello Silvio

On voit le sommet de l'églis en toit de bois quelle vue quel escalier et ces arches ces lumières ce rendu au sol ces colonnes ces banc l'autel en blanc quei ressort sueprbe compo
Bravo e amitié

Ciao Silvio
Belle vue de l'intérieur de l'église par le bon choix du POV, Bon détails, lumière, netteté excellente

Ciao Silvio
hai trovato un ottimo punto di osservazione per scattare questa foto, mi piace la tua inquadratura.
Eccellente esposizione, luce difficile e ambiente grande.
Buona domenica

Hello Silvio

Excellent indoor shot from this impressive cathedral. You have managed the light perfectly and all details are clearly visable. Beautifully composed and well presented. Lovely work:) TFS.

Greetings, Erling

Hello Silvio,
It is a fine interior photo of an impressive sanctuary, nicely done. 👍👍

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11192 W: 174 N: 20492] (90342)
  • [2018-11-08 10:20]


perfect angle catching the shapes and the grandeur of this interior. the light and the presence of the priests are fantastic details.

take care


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