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This photo (in background the cupola of San Pietro) has been taken putting the zoom lens of my compact digital camera through the keyhole of an ancient door of wood, one of the incomes of the villa of the Priorato di Malta on the Aventino, of forehead to the Church of sant' Anselmo.
For the strongest difference of light between the dark tunnel of the plants and the Cuppolone illuminated on the background, I have zoomed at maximum and I have manually managed the fire (to the infinite) and the exposure (I have underexposed of 3 stop).
In workshop you can see also the door and the hole.
The Military Monarch Order of Malta, known more simply like SMOM, agency with charitable purposes, is recognized from one great part of the international community like subject of international right. He is the main successor of the ancient order of the Ospitalieri Knights, founded in 1050. Its center in via of the Culverts and the Villa of the Priorato di Malta on the Aventino enjoy the exterritoriality status.

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