Preaching in Divine Light

Come early next week I will be the proud owner of a shiny new Nikon D800 :)  It feels like Christmas!

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Today we head back to Torino, Italy for a glimpse inside the Gran Madre di Dio (Great Mother of God) church.  The internal architecture of this place is just awesome, reminding me of the Pantheon in Rome.  Large dome structures, to me anyways, are very difficult to shoot unless you have an ultra-wide fisheye or can stitch together a crazy-big Pano.  The church is an iconic structure of Torino, sitting just across the River Po, and is one of the coolest places to visit in the city.

When I arrived inside the church, Mass was in process, and I was a bit apprehensive about shooting images.  Seeing the Preacher with an almost divine light on him quickly dispelled my reservations.  I clicked the camera in to silent mode and went to work.  Of all the images I took, this was the neatest perspective.  Some minor clean up here and there, as well as taking down some of the saturation, and the photo was complete.  What do you think???

Thanks for visiting!!


  1. LensScaper says:

    An impressive interior. I’m looking forward to seeing some images from the D800 next week.

  2. Mark says:

    Great shot, his red robe really stands out. (thats quite hard to say)

  3. Mats says:

    Nice! Also looking forward to some shots from the new 800 next week. :)

  4. Rich McPeek says:

    Great shot Adam! The lighting here is terrific!

  5. Len Saltiel says:

    Excellent shot Adam. The lighting is terrific and so well exposed. Good luck with the D800. I have heard great things about it. Hope you have enough computing power to process the files.

  6. It actually took me a couple of seconds to reach the padre…I was completely enamored with the ceiling :)

    p.s. Enjoy the D800, glad that you are a Nikon guy as well :)

  7. A.Barlow says:

    Nice shot man, give a sense of scale in it.

  8. Justin says:

    Great image Adam! I love the slightly warm tone from those chandeliers!

  9. ken bello says:

    Nice shot, Adam. The light is very nice in the Church and the the red robes of the priest are a real standout.

  10. Nice composition in wonderful light, Adam! The red of the preacher’s attire really stands out even though he occupies only a very small portion of the image.

  11. Dave DiCello says:

    Just amazing Adam, you’ve really captured the grandness of it!

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