“Liquorice Cathedral” : Siena, Italy, 5th September 2010
Siena is full of art treasures, home to a bizarre and violent horse race, and the streets frequently ring to the sounds of the massed drummers of local factions decked out in medieval garb.
The Duomo, however, is the thing to see above all. While the exterior is not as impressive as that of Orvieto‘s cathedral, the interior is a mad riot of black and white stripes, resembling liquorice allsorts rather than ecclesiastical architecture.
I took this with my old Nikon D90 camera, which could produce the most amazing tones in low light, superior to my current D7000, I must say. As usual, no tripod, so I leant against something and held my breath, and was able to get away with a very slow shutter speed indeed.
In fact, the colouration is so good here that I did no post-processing whatsoever: it’s a straight out of the camera lowly jpg file…
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