Celestial Path

“Your faith is worth more than gold”

§1, Peter 1:7


The rooftops of the old city centre.


Located along a busy steet in the middle of a modern city lies the last resting place of some of its oldest habitants. Many of them have sucumbed to the catastrophe of the wars and the plagues of infectious deseases. Underneath, the catacombs themselves host some of the most prolific figures of the past political and economical life of the city.

Those brave enougth to find their way in are rewarded with the magnificent view of one of the last hidraulic burial lifts, standing essentially intact on the center of the crypt, surrounded by mold and guarded by coffins locked behind metal gates of gothic design.


In May 2001, Robert Polidori photographed what was left behind in this dead zone. His richly detailed images lead us from the burned-out control room of Reactor 4, where technicians staged the experiment that caused the disaster. Fifteen years later I had the chance to gain access to the control room of the infamous Chernobyl Powerplant, which I photographed and processed using a low key HDR treatment.


Still a photo from my latest trip, this one also taken inside a skyscraper where the elevators, located on the outer walls, can be seen. In this opportunity i chose to use a lens that has been somewhat neglected in the last times, in detriment of my tilt-shift lenses, and that is the 14mm. As expected, it did it's job marvellously, rendering the inside view of the building in all its splendour.

Three brackets HDR image tone mapped in photomatix and finished in photoshop.


This building featured certainly quite an interesting interior architecture, the eliptical shapes circling around to the summit, where an installation of planet like dishes orbits the ceiling. Enough to serve as an excuse to take out the camera from the bag and attempt to capture some brackets for later processing. And the result can be seen above. Processed in photomatix and finished in the new version of Photoshop CC 2015.


Berlin has been recently the stage for an amazing light show, where the facades of the governmental buildings at the shores of the river Spree serve as a canvas to display in half an hour a short summary of 200 years of german history. The buildings are illuminate with exclusive warm lights which gives a pleasant contrast with the cool blue hour tones. The show can be seen until October 2015.

High dynamic image using three brackets and processed with photomatix.


This enigmatic construction consists of a tower like structure penetrating 27 metre deep in the ground. Depending on the direction you choose, in is said to symbolise either a journey down into the depths of the earth, or a climb out of the darkness into the light, the journey through the earth is like a rebirth through mother natures womb, from where all things come and where one day all shall return. The fact is that nobody is really sure of the reason leading its construction nor its use. Its spiral staircase is said to evoke Dante's Divine Comedy and the path through the different circle of Hell, while other symbolism related with freemasonry can be appreciated in many details.

“That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above, corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing” — Hermes Trismegistus


Many of modern railway stations seem to be thought out as monuments to architectural design and style, and the one you see in this photo is no exception. Impressive and futuristic shapes combined with sustainable materials and enhanced passenger and transportation flow concepts make its interior somehow unusual to what many commuters are used to.

The photo was taken without people, to emphasise the modern architecture lines as much as possible.

Five brackets were taken, and processed to obtain a bright HDR image in photomatix, which was then finished in photoshop.


Recently I had the opportunity to commute in this recently inaugurated train station, with quite a unique design. It consists of an island platform, 140 metres in length that lies some 20 metres below the surface. The main feature of the station interior is the glass brick elements which are lit from behind to give the impression of daylight.

Although the light inside is not as bright pure daylight, the use of HDR helped to convey that impression, possibly something that the designers of the station envisioned when they created it.

For this particular photo, only three brackets were used, processed in photomatix and finished in photoshop.