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© Deborah Downes
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UploadedApril 5, 2009
TakenMarch 7, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/250 sec at f/10
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length98 mm
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This is an upper wall section of the ruins of San Galgano, the 13th century abbey in Tuscany that I went back to shortly after I returned to Italy this past February. I just had to go back there to get some shots with my new OS lens. I really fell for the textures of those old stones and bricks against that blue sky.

50 responses


    JOE FAILK gave props (5 Apr 2009):

    Fits the theme well! Excellent

  • Ken d'E

    Ken d'E gave props (5 Apr 2009):

    I love the windows, but the arch in the background also adds to the photo. Great job!!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (5 Apr 2009):

    Just LOVELY!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (5 Apr 2009):

    Your capture of the architecture is first-rate, but I'll have to say that the blue sky is the star of this show!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (5 Apr 2009):

    Fantastic detail and texture!! Great for this theme.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (5 Apr 2009):

    Super shot..

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (5 Apr 2009):

    Awesome shot!! Superb composition!! Very beautiful!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (6 Apr 2009):

    Excellent shot!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (6 Apr 2009):

    Your picture works beautifully for the theme of the two windows side by side...The saturation of the blue sky through the two windows is also lovely!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (6 Apr 2009):

    So much to like here, Deb: color architecture, symmetry, history, texture... WOW!!

  • Roberto Noto

    Roberto Noto gave props (6 Apr 2009):

    perfect symitry.....

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (6 Apr 2009):

    Wicked cool entry.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (7 Apr 2009):

    this is probably one of the BEST photographs I've ever seen! And a great entry too!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (8 Apr 2009):

    Brilliant comp!!! you are so good at this!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (9 Apr 2009):

    A really nice job!

  • David McKenzie

    David McKenzie (Deleted) gave props (2 May 2010):

    Great composition!

  • D. Smetana

    D. Smetana gave props (3 May 2010):

    Love the textures and contrasts as well as the symmetry...

  • Jose Manuel Lima da Silva

    Jose Manuel Lima da Silva said (3 May 2010):

    Almost symmetric.

    I would say Perfect Symmetry"


    I like it

  • Sarah Dudley

    Sarah Dudley gave props (4 May 2010):


  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (4 Jun 2010):

    This is better than RAD!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (6 Jun 2010):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (6 Jun 2010):

    Once again I came back to vote!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (6 Jun 2010):

    I love this....very beautiful and I am voting!


    JOE FAILK gave props (6 Jun 2010):

    Back to vote!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (6 Jun 2010):

    BTV for this fabulous comp.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (6 Jun 2010):

    back to vote!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (8 Jun 2010):

    back to vote

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (10 Jun 2010):

    Great shot! Voted!

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (10 Jun 2010):

    Such a great entry--the texture! Voted!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (10 Jun 2010):

    The symmetry here is masterfully seen and captured--like a pair of blue eyes and a commanding and royal mouth from the proclaiming King

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (11 Jun 2010):

    back to vote

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (11 Jun 2010):

    My vote!! Wonderful!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (12 Jun 2010):

    back to vote! :)

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (12 Jun 2010):

    Voted. then had to go read the history of the Cistercian Abbey on Google. This image shows such history in the old stones....wonderful Deborah.

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (14 Jun 2010):

    Back to Vote!

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (15 Jun 2010):

    Yes yes yes.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (17 Jun 2010):


  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (18 Jun 2010):

    Fantastic photo - voted ~ !!!!!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (19 Jun 2010):

    Nicely shot!!

  • joe navin

    joe navin gave props (10 Jul 2010):

    Great for theme - voted.

  • Steve Wilson

    Steve Wilson (Deleted) said (16 Jul 2010):

    Wonderful composition, Deborah.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (24 Jul 2010):


  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (28 Jul 2010):

    Fantastic Deborah ! My Vote !!!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (10 Aug 2010):

    Yes indeed!

  • Marcus Hammerschmitt

    Marcus Hammerschmitt   gave props (1 Sep 2010):

    I know this place. It's brilliant.

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (1 Sep 2010):

    it definitely rocks!! My vote

  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (2 Sep 2010):

    Just so beautiful. My vote

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (11 Sep 2010):

    Way RAD for sure !

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (12 Sep 2010):

    Great POV , well done, voted!!

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (16 Sep 2010):

    As JL would say - "Rockin' JPG's Theme Park". Voted!

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