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Basilica di Santa Croce

Basilica di Santa Croce
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Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5628 W: 83 N: 10962] (74470)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-08-15
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Toscana [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2017-03-29 0:58
Viewed: 787
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Basilica di Santa Croce is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, and a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church. It is situated on the Piazza di Santa Croce, about 800 metres south-east of the Duomo. The site, when first chosen, was in marshland outside the city walls. It is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, the poet Foscolo, the philosopher Gentile and the composer Rossini, thus it is known also as the Temple of the Italian Glories.

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Hello Daniel,
A fine photo from one of the finest churches in Italy. The lights in the darkness create a good atmosphere and the people enjoying the warm evening also mean a lot to the well exposed photo.
Kind regards,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9596 W: 157 N: 15500] (124107)
  • [2017-03-29 2:28]

Witaj Daniel!
Beautiful facade.
Excellent light and colors.
Very good night photo.
Nice day.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11759 W: 126 N: 21148] (108889)
  • [2017-03-29 2:32]

Hi Daniel,spectacular capture of this famous church of Firenze,another time the night atmopshere gives a special touch to the composition,and the quality is always great! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Daniel,
Spectacular night time capture of this magnificent church. Very well exposed with excellent colours and clarity. The people dotted about contribute much to the atmosphere.

Hello Daniel
Very nice night view of this Basilica di Santa Croce is the principal Franciscan church in Florence.
Nice place is this square with lovely architecture, monument and many peoples on benches.
Fine and quiet burial place for some of the most illustrious Italians.
Great photo job.
Kind regards

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2017-03-29 4:25]

Hi Daniel. No surprise to me that your photos of buildings, whether taken by day or night, are always a work of art. Always clear, well composed and showing an acute sense of the POV. Great work. Regards. Klaudio.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24410 W: 523 N: 40832] (175692)
  • [2017-03-29 5:35]

Hello Daniel,

I like the wonderful gray frontage of the Basilica di Santa Croce.
Pleasant panoramic view with the people in foreground.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect photographed.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Bonjour Daniel,

J'aime beaucoup cette basilique. J'ai passé bien du temps autour à la prendre sous tous les angles possibles. Malheureusement pour moi, jamais de nuit et je le regrette. C'est superbe l'ambiance sur la place.



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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2445 W: 34 N: 4392] (24697)
  • [2017-03-29 7:10]

A classic view well captured, that's always nice to see.


Ciao Daniel, fascinating nocturne shoot with fantastic church, excellent exposure, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6077 W: 277 N: 11720] (90417)
  • [2017-03-29 7:57]

Hello Daniel ,
Very good night capture of the amazing white basilica .

Hello Daniel.
Splendid as it shines like a jewel in the night, this wonderful facade, the people in the square gives a vital touch to the image.
Have a nice day.
Very best regards.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13815 W: 0 N: 16049] (169342)
  • [2017-03-29 9:49]


quelle vue nocturne quelle basilique et iamge fantastique cpatage quel rendu gris et noir quelle architecture ces belles portes et les personnages assis sur les bancs splendide image.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Daniel,

almost unnatural; physically popping out from the frame. Outstanding light management and cropping, thanks for sharing!


Good evening Daniel,
An exceptional and immaculate night picture over the Cathedral and piazza in front.
Bright white illumination upon its façade is outstanding sight and brought out its contour-lines in evidence.
Best regards,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14267 W: 1034 N: 28581] (135888)
  • [2017-03-29 21:29]

Hello Daniel,

One of my favourite cities in Italy, & there are many. A superb nocturnal view of the piazza devoid of the daytime throngs of tourists that often pack the square. Tfs!

Hi Daniel
A striking night shot echoeing the luxurious details of the grandiose church and full of all round visual treat. Gorgeous rich colour and contrast along with fine control of exposure, nice bits of vivid colours too to draw attention. Delightful hi-quality image, Congrats.
Best regards

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9146 W: 57 N: 15351] (56890)
  • [2017-03-30 10:05]

Hello Daniel,
The facade of this basilica is really so beautiful and you captured it fantastically with superb details and clarity for this night photo.

Hello Daniel,

very fine night picture from Florence showing this amazing architecture view in perfect sharpness and clarity. Excellent light managment. I like the view and the atmosphere very much.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15448 W: 159 N: 26998] (141792)
  • [2017-03-31 8:04]

Hi Daniel
Belle de jour , magnifique en nocturne, très belle qualité d'image, la prise des lumières et des couleurs, très belle image
belle soirée

Hi Daniel,

The space in front of the basilica is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the architecture of the basilica di Santa Croce. The surrounding light is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.


Hi Daniel
awesome, easy to see why you'd want to venture out here at night. this is a beautiful view.

the contrast of white and black really is effective here.
excellent contrasts and sharpness too. well done

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