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Basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato

By TrevBatWCC    
Basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato was founded in the 7th Century and dedicated to the Virgin. The church was re-dedicated when the body of St Donatus was brought here from Cephalonia in 1125. This date also seems to be when the church was built in its current form, with the work completed in 1141, a date which is recorded on the mosaic floor. Baroque redecoration followed in the 18th century and then restoration in 1858-73 returned the church to its previous appearance. The lovely two-tiered blind arcaded apse can be seen facing to the right.

1/100 sec, F11, 18mm, ISO 100
Looks a little better seen large if you have the time.

Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Elements 6, with some assistance from Topaz Adjust.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.
Trev Smile

Tags: Architecture Basilica Maria Murano Landscape and travel Dei Santi Donato

Voters: DeSilver, photophantom, gingerdelight and 33 more

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photophantom 14 108 3 Philippines
10 Nov 2010 2:50PM
well composed, great pp work
gingerdelight 16 298 11 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2010 3:09PM
Beautifully sharp detail Trev.
CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
10 Nov 2010 3:14PM
As always, Trev, a wonderful composition and presentation, excellent work. Carol
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2010 3:16PM

Quote:As always, Trev, a wonderful composition and presentation, excellent work. Carol

Cant say any better
Regards Barbs
10 Nov 2010 3:24PM
Well composed, great carol
10 Nov 2010 3:38PM
another cracker trev,well captured.ray
baclark 13 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2010 3:53PM
Another beauty Trev, terrific details.
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2010 4:04PM
I think I am lost here Trev, is this the church opposite the blue glass? and taken from the bridge...Oh what fun to be exploring all these places....another wonderful image of Morano perfectly shot...(see you have your name changed to Carol...naw..does not suit you!)
RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
10 Nov 2010 5:04PM
Hi Trev, another superb shot, the Basilica beautifully captured and presented in such fine detail, even in the more heavily shadowed areas. What a great time you have had there, capturing all these wonderful shots.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.7k 2575 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2010 5:05PM
That tree jumps out, green in a world of baked stonework. This says sun and light, evrything that we are missing at the moment.
davidhu Plus
17 22 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2010 5:07PM
Fine architectural study Trev, excellent colour and detail.
10 Nov 2010 5:10PM
Afternoon Trev - Another excellent shot, well taken !

woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2010 6:14PM
Superb textures, Trev, you achieve marvels with them.
Sue_R 17 11 6 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2010 6:15PM
What a beautiful building and beautifully photographed too. Just a couple of small things I would've done differently if it were mine. I like the inclusion of the waterfront to show it's proximity to the water's edge but would like to have seen just a tiny bit more to get a whole boat in shot. Also, I would've cloned the lowest set of jagged shadows on the left hand side as I find them a little distracting. Just my opinion of course Smile

Sue Smile
Suehh 16 39 6 England
10 Nov 2010 6:27PM
Typically Italiano - a fine image and top processing too.

Mynett 14 142 6 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2010 6:35PM
excellent work this is perfectly placed in the frame, every nook and crannie is shown in great detail

pluckyfilly 16 351 33 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2010 7:55PM
as always Trev the detail in this image is amazing
cassiecat 14 39 46 England
10 Nov 2010 8:28PM
a fine capture.lesley
a wonderful shot of a lovely area nice regards Trev
Cor 14 Belgium
11 Nov 2010 10:49AM
Superb Trev +++++
lonely_oryx 15 61 55 England
11 Nov 2010 6:30PM
Excellent work
GlynnisFrith 16 23 3 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2010 8:56PM
Cracking detail in the building
tashi 12 2
12 Nov 2010 7:29AM
Excellent capture. Great travel shot.
12 Nov 2010 8:40AM
what a beautiful building great capture
phil99 16 45 6 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2010 10:48AM
Sorry for some reason missed this one Trev or is it Carol now ? LOL. What a beautiful buiding and you really excel at these . Tending to agree with Sue R about the F/G which looks slightly messy with nothing of real interest to actually look at there. Agree with her also about the shadows although I possibly would have missed them also myself until after I had put it up on here .... Phil
Canadiann 13 2 Canada
13 Nov 2010 4:27PM
Superb as always Trev you make me so envious. Such a beautiful building and you did it justice.
Ann xxx
14 Nov 2010 10:57AM
excellent image trev,well taken.ray
SashaB 13 Northern Ireland
15 Nov 2010 1:35PM
A lovely building - very nicely captured.

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