Hercules and Cacus – Piazza della Signoria, Florence

Maybe not my most favorite statue in Florence (so many to choose from) but I like the effect that my 24mm lens gives the viewer – add in contrasty late day lighting and it was a tough shot to get. Wide angle lenses like the 24mm slightly pointed upward will give the most (pleasing) distortion.

Canon F-1 with Canon FD 24mm f/ 2.8 wide angle lens on Kodak Kodachrome 25 color slide film. The light meter in the F-1 handled the tricky lighting rather well. If I remember correctly, I took a spot reading of the building in bright sunlight and then the deep shadows behind the statue – I then adjusted the exposure settings to reflect an average of the two.

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Bandinelli’s Hercules and Cacus, 16th Century – Florence

Thanks for your visit to the most beautiful place in all of Tuscany.

Chris

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4 thoughts on “Hercules and Cacus – Piazza della Signoria, Florence

  1. Great shot and cool “darkroom” post. I like the settings you chose. Looks like there’s only a little highlight clipping off to the top right, but I don’t think that could have been avoided. I also think it adds a nice touch, not distracting.

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    1. Not sure I know what you mean by “darkroom” post. This image is from the original Kodachrome slide scanned at only 2400 or 4800 dpi on a CanoScan 9000F Mark II scanner. Post production was to add some warmth and to clip the highlights some.

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