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cahiers de Prague
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Copyright: Jose m brito e silva (mbrito) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2009
Categories: Architecture, Mood
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/4, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-09 10:47
Viewed: 1981
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
View from inside of Sta. Barbara church in Kutna Hora an historical town.

The church construction began in 1388 and was interrupted several times (by money reason) before it was completed in 1903.

Sta Barbara is the Patron Saint of miners, and Kutna Hora was famous precisely because it's silver mines.

I've cropped a litlle, turned to b/w, used brightness & contrast and at last a litlle of colour balance.


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-05-09 19:02]

Hi Jose,
Clever use of the wide angle for this architectural picture!
I am impressed how you have could rendered the vastness of this church!
The wall with its long columns and arches seem to stand up majestically under the dark dome. The people give an interesting sense of scale, too!
Excellent rendering of light passing through the stained glasses and subtle work with balance colors for a beautiful image! Annie

Hi Jose
Great wide angle capture. The B/W mode and your special post processing bring it an old theme...
Based on exposure data, you've faced with a lesser amount of light but you've managed it very well. The present of that couple gives a fine overview of the church's scale. Have to mention that the light in the right window is a little bit harsh.
Best wishes,

Ciao Jose

A arqutetura é fabulosa, ela tem uma
mixtura de gótica com um pouco de medieval.
Voce fez um bom trabalho em B&W aqui dentro desta Igreja!
Nitidez e clareza são muito agradáveis.
Excelente capturado e composta. TFS.

Saudações my friend...


Hello Jose!

Excelletn composition! I truly love the composition, especially in black and white. The area from where this was taken was a good idea becasue one can really see the height inside this church. The light tends to suface twoards the center of the image as the shadows come in frorm the side! Very nice effect!

Hope you are well!


This is moody and dark! Very scary in a way! I love how you show a large portion of the columns, it gives the picture a feeling of the room being very large! The processing is nice, almost like an etching!

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