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Piazza Del Campo HDR by ISIK5 Piazza Del Campo HDR by ISIK5
Siena, Toscany October 2010 HDR

Piazza del Campo is the principal public space of the historic center of Siena, Tuscany, Italy and is one of Europe's greatest medieval squares. It is renowned worldwide for its beauty and architectural integrity. The Palazzo Pubblico and its Torre del Mangia, as well as various palazzi signorili surround the shell-shaped piazza. At the northwest edge is the Fonte Gaia.
The twice-per-year horse-race, Palio di Siena, is held around the edges of the piazza.

Gores of brick paving viewed from the Torre del Mangia
The open site was a marketplace established before the thirteenth century on a sloping site near the meeting point of the three hillside communities that coalesced to form Siena: the Castellare, the San Martino and the Camollia. Siena may have had earlier Etruscan settlements, but it was not a considerable Roman settlement, and the campo does not lie on the site of a Roman forum, as is sometimes suggested. It was paved in 1349 in fishbone-patterned red brick with ten lines of travertine, which divide the piazza into nine sections, radiating from the mouth of the gavinone (the central water drain) in front of the Palazzo Pubblico. The number of divisions are held to be symbolic of the rule of The Nine (Noveschi) who laid out the campo and governed Siena at the height of its mediaeval splendour between 1292-1355. It was and remains the focal point of public life in the City. From the piazza, eleven narrow shaded streets radiate into the city.
The palazzi signorili that line the square, housing the families of the Sansedoni, the Piccolomini and the Saracini etc, have unified rooflines, in contrast to earlier tower houses — emblems of communal strife — such as may still be seen not far from Siena at San Gimignano. In the statutes of Siena, civic and architectural decorum was ordered :"...it responds to the beauty of the city of Siena and to the satisfaction of almost all people of the same city that any edifices that are to be made anew anywhere along the public thoroughfares...proceed in line with the existent buildings and one building not stand out beyond another, but they shall be disposed and arranged equally so as to be of the greatest beauty for the city."[1]
The unity of these Late Gothic houses is effected in part by the uniformity of the bricks of which their walls are built: brick-making was a monopoly of the commune, which saw to it that standards were maintained. (Ingersoll)
At the foot of the Palazzo Pubblico's wall is the late Gothic Chapel of the Virgin built as an ex voto by the Sienese, after the terrible Black Death of 1348 had ended.
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erene Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
Fantastic job!
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sunflower901 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Wow, just wow. There are no other words for this!!
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zokac1 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
L I K E :-)
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:iconisik5:
ISIK5 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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:iconbx:
bx Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
good, i was wondering with what program you make the HDR files (dont tell me it's photoshop) :D
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:iconisik5:
ISIK5 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Photomatix Pro + Photoshop :D
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smrdncr Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
muhteşem :clap:
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:iconisik5:
ISIK5 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Işık selam.yine olağanüsü bir Hdr seri.Profesyonel olarak bu işi yapıp yapmadığını bilemiyorum.Ancak kişisel görüşüm artık bunu düşünmelisin ve artık sergilere katımalısın.Kendi tarzını oluşturdun ve bence üst seviyedesin.Eğer yazdıklarımı zaten yapıyorsan benim bilgisizliğim.Bunun için özür dilerim.Başarılı çalışmalarının devamını dilerim.Herşey gönlünce olsun.Sevgilerimi ve saygılarımı sunarım.
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Çok teşekkür ederim :D Yarı profesyonel olarak yapıyorum diyelim. Mustafa Sandal'ın son kapağını ben çekmiştim mesela :D Ama dediğin gibi sergi açmayı düşünüyorum yakında. Şu İtalya serisi tamamlandıktan sonra sanırım. Davetiye gönderirim ;)
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Willbo91 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Great image! I think i can see the same man three times too :) x
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:iconisik5:
ISIK5 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I think they're triplets :D
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Willbo91 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Haha!
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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pirp Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
amazing!!!
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:iconisik5:
ISIK5 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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elionora Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
I just love looking at your photographs. Sometimes I wish we could alter our sight to view the world with that much more color and dimension. Great work as always!
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:iconisik5:
ISIK5 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
They should invent a HDR glass or something :D
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:iconelionora:
elionora Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
They really should! lol
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SuperSnappz Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful place and shot, nice processing too.
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:iconisik5:
ISIK5 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx :hug:
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masterazoid Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Waw! iyi ki bir süre da'a girmedim :((

Özlemişim! Süper geldi beh!
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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hokeywolfe Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're still the best! :heart:
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:iconisik5:
ISIK5 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx :hug:
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imagecount Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
you did it again, amazing how you understand hdr and make it very good!!!!
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:iconisik5:
ISIK5 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it :hug:
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acww-freak08 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing. @__@ This is one of the many places I'd love to visit in Italy, if I ever get the chance to travel here. The architecture is gorgeous.

I think you captured it nicely. It looks very fantasy-like, the way a lot of your HDR shots appear to me, and yet I almost feel like I'm there. :D

:+favlove:
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:iconisik5:
ISIK5 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for the nice comment :hug: U should really visit it sometime!!
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:iconacww-freak08:
acww-freak08 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!

Yes, I'd love to. o3o I suppose it's a bit difficult for a high school student without a job to travel to foreign countries, though. xD
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oooo you're young :D
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:iconacww-freak08:
acww-freak08 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I guess so. :D
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LItaliano-Vero Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Magnificent work. I have been there several times, and it always looks just a beautiful every time.
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:iconisik5:
ISIK5 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It looks like a village from a fairytale :love:
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
:clap: (I will be there in the spring.) :boogie:
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:iconisik5:
ISIK5 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yay!! :dance:
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Punikedas Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
WOW, Great, I love this picture
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:iconisik5:
ISIK5 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it :hug:
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Kinkino14993 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
0.0... Nice!
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:iconisik5:
ISIK5 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx :hug:
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baraniska Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Wonderful....
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:iconisik5:
ISIK5 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx :hug:
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