The Doors of Orvieto – Part #1
If you’re a regular part of our Thursday Doors crowd then some of these will look familiar as you may have seen them on her blog in previous posts.
We walked around for a bit, exploring as we made our way towards the town square.
The gorgeous old architecture and the number of beautiful old doors was a treat to behold.
I tried to make the best of the shadows and sharp contrasts thanks to harsh mid-afternoon light.
Only much later in the day did I notice a few nasty smudges on my lens that made a number of my Orvieto shots salvageable 😦
Luckily I was able to save most of them, but sadly few if any will ever be frame-worthy.
Most of them are bearable though, but I cringe because smudges suck. Aside from cropping them out, there’s really nothing that can be done about them!
Despite being hungry and a little tired, I got more than a bit excited after getting my first good glimpse of the Duomo that dominates the town square.
But let’s see what else we find on the way there.
Nice even light thanks to some streets being in total shadow…
A nice ghost door, and Manja’s furry friend Fonsie surely having flashbacks, “Hey, haven’t I smelled this place before?”
And the payoff! One of the most beautiful church facades you could imagine.
We’ll take a closer look at the Duomo and a whole bunch more Orvieto doors next week.
In the meantime the lesson of the day boys and girls is: remember to check your lens for smudges BEFORE you enter a 1000+ year-old town.
As always, thank you so much for looking 🙂
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