Running Ronin

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pace

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Santa Maria della Pace is one of the most beautiful 1500s churches in Rome (Italy), especially due to the well known cloister or "chiostro" (you read it kyostrro) of Bramante - who's main architectural works include:

  • Santa Maria presso San Satiro, Milan, ca. 1482–1486
  • Santa Maria delle Grazie (cloister and apse); Milan, 1492–1498
  • Palazzo Caprini (also known as Raphael's House), Rome, started around 1510 (demolished in the 17t century)
  • San Pietro in Montorio (also called the Tempietto); Rome, 1502
  • St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, design 1503, ground breaking, 1506
  • Cortile del Belvedere, Vatican City, Rome, 1506.
Just a few yards away from Piazza Navona, and in one of the oldest areas of Rome's historical center, its well worth a visit. A wider crop of the photo is below.

Hi and thanks for visiting my gallery page! These photos are from my travels (I travel a lot for work) - if you want to learn more about how I take these shots and who I learn from, visit www.runningronin.com.

The photo was:
  • Shot with my Nikon D90
  • HDRed with Photomatix Pro from a set of 3 photo 
  • Deghosted in Photomatix Pro; NOT using the semi-manual deghosting.
  • Deghosted manually in CS4 - see here for a short example.
  • Detail Enhanced in Topaz Adjust - Medium Detail setting with slight color enhancing
  • Denoised in Topaz Denoise - Medium setting
  • Cropped and framed here.

2 comments

Edith said...

The two croppings are an interesting comparison. I love the closer one where you're in it.

R* said...

Yes, the square cropping makes you feel a lot more like you are in the scenes. I've seen this in a variety of photos...

The panoramic cropping most times gives you a far away feeling. But when mounting a canvas on a wall, all work great - as long as the smallest dimension is at least 1 yard :)