Stairway of Monastery of San Francisco and Plaza

Stairway of Monastery of San Francisco and San Francisco Plaza

Nikon D800E – 17 mm – F16 – 1/60 – ISO 1600   –   © Henri Leduc
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6:30 AM. I had to struggle a lot to more or less balance the bright sky with the foreground. This was finally taken with a 3 stops ND filter. After everything was set I was reward with this monk just getting out of the Monastery and I just had to push the button at the right time.

San Francisco Plaza - Quito

 

The stairs of the iglesia de San Francisco with view towards the huge Plaza. The Iglesia y Monasterio de San Francisco (Church and Monastery of St. Francis), colloquially known as El San Francisco, is a colonial styled church and monastery located in Quito that has the distinction of being the largest architectural ensemble among the historical structures of colonial Latin America.