Staircase of the Vatican Museums

© Salim Al-Harthy

Staircase of the Vatican Museums

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic September 17, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on the Finalist Award!

UB. #1308973

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic September 17, 2010

WTG. HUGE CONGRATZ on getting into the winners circle!!!

UB. #8913071

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic September 17, 2010

On your Second Place WINNER! 8o) #8913439

Salim Al-Harthy September 17, 2010

Thank you all. WOW two images got second place, I guess its my month. :) #8914425

Christine Pentecost September 18, 2010

Congrats on your 2nd place finish! I took this exact same photo! You can see it on my website under Italy > Rome. I really like your b&w treatment! #8915436

Jeana Clark September 18, 2010

Facinating capture!!!
A huge Congrats for
your outstanding Winner!!!

~J~ #8915538

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 20, 2010

Excellent Salim, congratulations on your win! #8920652

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict November 09, 2010

Salim, belated congratulations on your Win!!!

Dominick #9022428

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When in the late ‘20s Pope Pius XI commissioned the project for the rearrangement of the Vatican Museums complex, he wanted to make a big monumental bronze staircase and he entrusted the sculptor Maraini with the creation of the model and the “Marinelli” foundry with the casting of the bronze. Mr Marinelli Sr, who had already successfully made big monumental works, received, with this superlative work, the consecration as the most important Italian artistic foundry. Subsequently, Pope John Paul II commissioned to Marinelli Foundry the production of the bronze handrail, 340 meters long, for the new entrance to the vatican Picture Gallery inaugurated during the 2000 Jubilee.

The lighting was not so good with this historical staircase. Also I had to come uo with my unique version of the photo as many I found on the net are exactly the same. So I chose HDR with unique processing and black and white :)

Aperture = 5.7
Shutter = (HDR three different expos

Exif: F Number: 5.7, ISO: 1600, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on July 19, 2010

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