Smart. Well spotted, very few can catch this sort of a nuance.
Love it, Dave ! Not many people would have seen that photo, well done!
Thanks everyone for the kind comments.
In answer to the questions about light, it was shot at dusk shortly after the floodlights on the duomo were turned on. So there's a little natural light on the sky, floodlights on the dome, and as usual, not much light light gets down into those narrow streets. The raw file looks just like what you see here.
Great composition and execution! Reminds me of what one of my first photography instructors told me, "Take your picture - of whatever, and then turn around and see what else there is to photograph - the great shot may not be the obvious one".
Very interesting and lovely to capture this type of shot. Perfect timing as well for the darkness in front and the light of the sky in the mirror in the background. Of course the Cathedral sparks a lot of interest for me as I just love the architecture in old buildings. Excellent photo.
Dave Yoder — 'Il Duomo' Photo of the Day. I wonder about a furtive nightime street photo: What is the photographer doing out there, then? The mechanics of nightime photography are in play. Then, there is the arduous task of maneuvering the eyepiece to properly juxtapose the precise elements of a composition into the frame. The standard photograph of Il Duomo in Florence, Italy — taken on a blue sky day showing tourists feeding the thousands of pigeons on the plaza — is suggested to the viewer in the car side mirror. —Gary Conn
The shot is more clever than we think! It appears to be late evening/ or night on the street but the reflection catches the remaining light on the church very clearly. So as to make it a good picture, and an unusual one. Yes, I do like it. j.e.s.
Thanks for bringing back memories of my trip to Florence! We stayed just down the street from this shop! What a magical city!
It just goes to show that great photographs can be taken from any location. Just don't forget your camera :)
@Joy Saldanha ... there's also a hint of the evening sky in the window eflection at top, far left. :) nicely done
@Laurent Vandepaer it's evening everywhere, the sky reflected in the mirror it's the same sky reflected in the window.
@A. Gallook the reflected sky is just a bit clear. Maybe it's my computer screen ;-) . Nice one anyway
@Laurent Vandepaer@A. GalloIf you have still doubts I can also say that in the mirror isn't daylight. It isn't so dark during the day, unless it rains heavily, but there aren't that type of clouds. And the streets near the duomo are very small, so the street lamps make this effect. :) Of course, it's possibile that the photo has been retouced, I don't know this, but it doesn't seem necessary.
Have a nice day