~ St Nicholas Church ~
|Copyright: Alaettin KI (TasmaniaC)
|Date Taken: 2010-07-22|
|Categories: Daily Life, Architecture|
|Camera: Nikon D80 DSLR|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-09-25 16:51|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Beautiful St. Nicholas Church at the Old Town Square was completed in 1735. It replaced a parish church, mentioned in records dating back as early as 1273.|
It wasn't until 1901, when the Krenn House was demolished, that its lovely white façade became visible to the rest of the Old Town Square. It simply gleams, hit by the sun during the day and lit by strong white lights at night.
St. Nicholas is a Baroque church, decorated with sculptures by Antonín Braun. The interior design was inspired by the chapel of St. Louis-des-invalides in Paris. The delicate stucco decoration was executed by Bernardo Spinetti, and the frescos are by Peter Adam the Elder.
In 1781 decoration inside St. Nicholas was removed after emperor Josef II ordered the closure of all monasteries without a social function.
From 1870-1914 St. Nicholas became Russian Orthodox. Then, during the second World War, Czech army units were stationed here and artists were set to work restoring the church.
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- [2011-09-25 19:00]
Hi Alaetin, Beautiful flowers well focused, sharp and positioned in the foreground. IMHO from a technical POV, since your subject is St. Nicholas Church I would have focused on the Church and blurred the flowers or I would have changed the subject to something like "Flowers watching church". TFS
Hi Alaettin. Nice shot...well composed with excellent tones.
- [2011-09-26 2:28]
An original approach to capture St. Nicolas Church in Prague, Alaettin. I like the flowers in the FG while presenting the fabulous architecture of this unique monument in such blur! I like the warm cast from the sky while maintaining the color of the green dome. Perfect details in the flowers.
I like this approach. Very good.
My best regards,
- [2011-09-26 5:02]
Hi Alaettin !
Interesting approach !
A very good pov, the focus work well with f 5.6.
I like to see St. Nicholas Church in bg with a nice bokeh.
Great colors and very well balanced work , Good to see you back :-)