Tuscany Photography - M1key - Michal Huniewicz

Tuscany by Michal Huniewicz

I didn't have a typical Tuscany trip as I worked from there remotely. The shots are the best I could do in the limited time I had.

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Uploaded on: 2022-06-09.

Tuscany

Baptistery

Baptistery
This is the octagonal baptistery in Florence, one of the oldest building in the city. I was attracted to the stripes.
ISO 500, 26mm, f/7.1, 1/100s.

Rapids

Rapids
Arno, the river that flooded Florence in 1966 leading to loss of life and cultural damage.
ISO 160, 27mm, f/5.0, 1/1600s.

Santa Maria del Fiore

Santa Maria del Fiore
The stripy nature of the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore.
ISO 160, 45mm, f/5.6, 1/400s.

Arno

Arno
When the water level is low (and the river level fluctuates), you can walk down to the river bed.
ISO 160, 27mm, f/5.0, 1/850s.

Chiesa santi Vito e Modesto a Bellosguardo

Chiesa santi Vito e Modesto a Bellosguardo
My grandparents visited Italy from Poland in the 1980s which was at the time a relatively unusual thing to do.
ISO 160, 18mm, f/3.8, 1/200s.

Giotto's Bell Tower

Giotto's Bell Tower
When editing these photos I went for a vintage look to imagine how they would have seen it back in the day, or rather reflect the vintage vibe.
ISO 160, 24mm, f/7.1, 1/320s.

Duomo

Duomo
The dome is the last bit of the cathedral they built as it was the hardest. They rejected medieval techniques like flying buttresses, and looked back at the antiquity technology. Thus the Renaissance began (oversimplification).
ISO 160, 15mm, f/4.0, 1/680s.

Inside the Duomo

Inside the Duomo
The dome is actually two domes, one supporting the other. You go between them as you make your way up, and then down.
ISO 4000, 15mm, f/7.1, 1/100s.

Sunset in Florence

Sunset in Florence
The city looked lovely during sunsets.
ISO 160, 20mm, f/7.1, 1/150s.

Temple of Italian Glories

Temple of Italian Glories
The Santa Croce basilica houses the remains of some Renaissance big guns: Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli.
ISO 800, 45mm, f/5.6, 1/20s.

David

David
I had to take the classic David photo.
ISO 400, 22mm, f/4.2, 1/100s.

David's Hand

David's Hand
But I enjoyed the details of the veins, and the sling around his back.
ISO 800, 45mm, f/5.6, 1/50s.

The Secret Passageway of the Medici

The Secret Passageway of the Medici
Above the bridge, you can see the Secret Passageway of the Medici, or rather a way for them to connect work and home without having to mingle with the crowds.
ISO 160, 26mm, f/4.4, 1/950s.

Cathedral

Cathedral
Pope Eugene IV statue with a wonderful blue sky and stars above his head, to me reminiscent of the Valley of Kings and Queens tombs.
ISO 160, 45mm, f/5.6, 1/450s.

From the Michelangelo Square

From the Michelangelo Square
My grandparents could not afford a hotel, so they stayed in a tent that was, together with many others, accidentally set on fire by fireworks, and swiftly extinguished by Italian firefighters.
ISO 160, 45mm, f/5.6, 1/1000s.

Oltrarno

Oltrarno
The other side of the Arno is where, we were told, real Florentines seek refuge from tourists.
ISO 160, 45mm, f/6.4, 1/220s.

Siena

Siena
A quick visit to Siena which is the medieval counterpart to Renaissance Florence.
ISO 640, 25mm, f/8.0, 1/100s.

Palazzo Pubblico

Palazzo Pubblico
The people here supposedly still hold a grudge against Florence for having their city sacked hundreds of years ago, during the days of the Medici.
ISO 160, 16mm, f/9.0, 1/250s.

Ablaq

Ablaq
One of my favourite architectural features is ablaq, two-coloured stripes typically associated with Arab architecture, originating in Syria. I did not expect it to be so prevalent in Tuscany!
ISO 800, 15mm, f/10.0, 1/4s.

Three Women

Three Women
A litte museum within the Duomo di Siena.
ISO 3200, 15mm, f/10.0, 1/55s.

Ablaq Galore

Ablaq Galore
Look at the lovely ablaq!
ISO 160, 41mm, f/10.0, 1/420s.

Tuscany

Tuscany
The best I could do this time around as far as Tuscany landscapes are concerned.
ISO 160, 15mm, f/6.4, 1/750s.

Palazzo Salimbeni

Palazzo Salimbeni
┼╗uleria - the two vagabonds were, sadly, loud and foul-mouthed Poles.
ISO 160, 15mm, f/6.4, 1/1000s.

La Spezia

La Spezia
La Spezia, the gateway to the Cinque Terre.
ISO 200, 45mm, f/13.0, 1/140s.

Monterosso al Mare

Monterosso al Mare
Visiting the lovely five villages by the coast, known as Cinque Terre.
ISO 160, 15mm, f/10.0, 1/140s.

Ghibli

Ghibli
While somewhat less scenic than the Almafi coast, Cinque Terre offer more hiking options.
ISO 160, 26mm, f/10.0, 1/100s.

Oratorio Mortis et Orationis - Confraternita dei Neri

Oratorio Mortis et Orationis - Confraternita dei Neri
A lovely arrangement in the oratory of Monterosso.
ISO 3200, 15mm, f/3.5, 1/45s.

Vernazza to Monterosso

Vernazza to Monterosso
One of those paths one can walk between the villages.
ISO 160, 32mm, f/4.9, 1/120s.

Vernazza

Vernazza
Leaving Vernazza.
ISO 160, 15mm, f/5.0, 1/420s.

Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore
Riomaggiore is considered by some as the prettiest of all five.
ISO 160, 15mm, f/3.5, 1/2900s.

Leaving Corniglia

Leaving Corniglia
It did rain a couple of times for us.
ISO 160, 18mm, f/8.0, 1/150s.

On Our Way to Vernazza

On Our Way to Vernazza
Not sure what this was but looked cool.
ISO 500, 15mm, f/8.0, 1/100s.

Nature

Nature
Wonderful and strange nature.
ISO 160, 15mm, f/8.0, 1/340s.

Approaching Vernazza

Approaching Vernazza
The village of Vernazza as it appears when you walk towards it from Corniglia.
ISO 160, 24mm, f/8.0, 1/350s.

Manarola

Manarola
Manarola seen from a view point.
ISO 160, 15mm, f/8.0, 1/300s.

Piazza dei Cavalieri

Piazza dei Cavalieri
There's more to Pisa than the leaning tower.
ISO 160, 45mm, f/8.0, 1/420s.

Leaning Tower

Leaning Tower
And yet here it is.
ISO 160, 45mm, f/9.0, 1/240s.

Il Montino

Il Montino
I was recommended this place as it allows to feel like a student in Pisa - eating student food and drink.
ISO 160, 26mm, f/9.0, 1/240s.

Levanto

Levanto
The town of Levanto, not one of the five villages.
ISO 160, 16mm, f/11.0, 1/120s.

Saint Sebastian

Saint Sebastian
Saint Sebastian embedded in a wall, quite randomly.
ISO 160, 45mm, f/7.1, 1/140s.

Goodnight Florence

Goodnight Florence
And that's it!
ISO 160, 18mm, f/7.1, 1/340s.