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Stift Melk

Stift Melk
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Copyright: Kristof Szekely (szekelykristof) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 983 W: 56 N: 2487] (12618)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2001-11-01
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/4.2
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-04 1:08
Viewed: 1924
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A close-up of the logo of the famous Benedictine monastry in Melk. You can see the whole building on an early post of mine: The colours of autumn

Melk (older spelling: Mölk) is a city of Austria, in the federal state of Lower Austria, next to the Wachau valley along the Danube. Melk has a population of 5,222 (as of 2001). The area around Melk was given to Margrave Leopold I in the year 976 to serve as a buffer between the Turks and Huns to east and Bavaria to the west. In 996 mention was first made of an area known as Ostarichi - which is recognized as the origin of the word Oesterreich (German for Austria). The bluff which holds the current monastery held a Babenberger castle until the site was given to Benedictine monks from nearby Lambach by Margrave Leopold II in 1089. Melk received market rights in 1227 and became a municipality in 1898. In a very small area, Melk presents a great deal of architectural variety from many centuries.

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hello kristof
how are you?
nice structure
good architecture
nice angle

Manuj Mehta

Hello Kristof! Very interesting detail. Good capture. Very good sharpness. Nice colours. Well done!

Halo Kristof
Very nice shot of a sign of Benedictine monastry and very sharp shot

Hi Kristof
good close up shot. very clear and perfectly sharp. well composed in the symmetry of the image. nice example of the beautiful decorations in the well known monastery.

Hi Kristof,

I like this shot! Nicely composed, good perspective and great colours. Interesting coat of arms.

Well done!

Have a nice Sunday,


nice details are captured here, Kristof. the blue and gold colours pop up in the midst of grey. good POV too. well done!


Good morning Kristof,

I hope you are having great Sunday. Wonderful macro, details and colours are amazing. Good note to accompany the image.

Have a nice day,


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  • bizsu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 71] (717)
  • [2009-01-04 2:21]

Kedvews Kristóf!
Rengeteget fejlődsz, szebbnél szebb képek vannak a galériádban.
Ez is egy nagyon szép fénnyel megáldott, érdekes épület részlet.
Üdv, Zsú

hey Kristof
great detail , excellent architecture
best regards

Hi Kristof
good details of the symbol of this monastry
wonderful contrast and light
Have nice sunday

Hi Kristof
Beautiful architecture,great close up.Fantastc lighting and details.

hello Kristof;
great capture od this monastery symbol;
very good sharpness and lightings;
beautiful architecture details
nicely presented;
well done;
rgd., have a nice sunday

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2009-01-04 6:09]

ciao kristof..grande lavoro
bellissimi i dettagli
composizione interessante e ottimo pov

Very regal photo Kristof! I love the blue and gold that jumps out off the plain white! Nice notes too!

Olá Kristof,
Fascinant lighting. Great colors, details and sharpness.
Awesome presentation.
Saude e Paz,

Hi Kristof
Great capture
Wonderful details
Take care

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  • Koala Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 370 W: 32 N: 77] (4031)
  • [2009-01-04 23:44]

Really nice close up.
clear details. very good colors too.

Have a beautiful week!


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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 196 W: 7 N: 301] (3113)
  • [2009-01-05 10:05]

Great sharp close up from this monastry. It looks like there are two golden keys ? interesting note also. Melk is also a real dutch word which means; milk. Funny to know there's a city called milk.


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-01-05 14:30]

Hi Kristof,
beautiful details and design.Perfect lighness.TFS.Necla.

Hi Kristof,
that's a beautiful detail of that wonderful place - I have visited Melk several years ago - you brought back nice memories in me with your shot, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-01-07 3:52]

I think ISO should be proud of Kris ;]]


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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-01-08 17:10]

Hi Kristof...
Lovely colorful shot of "Stift Melk"...
Perfect details and well composed photo...
Beautiful sharpness and colors.
Congrats my friend,

HI Kristof

How are you my friend?

I like the colours and design in this photo. Good framing and details captured. Good POV used. TFS.

My regards,


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