I would like to try Papagolfade from Benin. This is the Basilique de l'Immaculée Conception, constructed in 1909 in front of the voodoo python temple in Ouidah.
Ouidah is a city on the Atlantic coast of Benin.
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marina7 (8055) 2011-03-10 0:05
I just like the way the grey of the building merges with the grey of the sky. The building itself is very unique and beautiful and the color scheme is amazing. Excellent sharpness too. Thanks for sharing.
papagolf21 (88111) 2011-03-10 0:56
Bonjour, cher ami Hisashi,
Je suis très touché de cette dédicace particulière.
Je regarde avec beaucoup d'intérêt l'architecture générale de cet édifice religieux et la présence des deux cloches trônant majestueusement sur la place.
Une "papagolfade" étonnante qui a vraiment toute sa place sur le site !
silah (2776) 2011-03-10 1:31
Very well taken shot.
Very good colour balance between the clouds and building. Sharpness and DOV look so nice too.
TFS. GREETINGS. Salih.
Muse (34942) 2011-03-10 1:51
Une architecture sobre et très belle à mon goût. Les couleurs et la lumière sont superbes. Très bon cadrage
timecapturer (49288) 2011-03-10 3:26
an amazing POV and composition this as it brings out all the majesty and beauty of this wonderful basilica. Immaculate clarity and sharpness, with the sky adding to the imposing feel of the whole structure. An impressive image.
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-03-10 3:48
Ola Hisasshi ,
Ficou muito linda esta igreja cinza contra este céu cinza , a igreja tem uns belos detalhes , bonita a paisagem envolvente, boa luz e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Cricri (109625) 2011-03-10 4:24
Vraiment une architecture particulière tout comme ces couleurs, une belle présentation sur le fond gris
paninho (2931) 2011-03-10 6:05
La définition des couleurs de ta photo est exemplaire! J'aime bien le léger rayon de soleil qui est posé sur l'arbre et rajoute de la lumière à la photo!
danyy (0) 2011-03-10 23:54
une jolie papagolfade dont les teintes se marient bien avec celle du joli ciel derrière. Une photo propre, centrée, bien exposée et absente de distorsion.
La touche des arbres et la bienvenue.
My best regards.
dkmurphys (50730) 2011-03-11 0:09
Very nice postcard from that picturesque place. Interesting POV, simple but attractive. Well done, have a good day.
josepmarin (57837) 2011-03-11 0:46
a good framing lightly off-centre, for to show us this church, which sober architecture and without filigranes calls our attention because of its high aesthetic level and its gray and white colors, which are fused with the sky and the clouds very graphically.
I like the detail of both bells on both sides of the church, and the green complement that the trees provide at your composition. A good honouring to our friend Philippe.
delpeoples (54101) 2011-03-11 3:23
Hello dear Hisashi
What a beautiful papagolfade. The colours are very natural and striking. I like the effect of the wide-angle lens, the perspective is wonderful.
TFS and my thoughts are with Japan as they endure this terrible tragedy. I hope you and your loved ones are safe.
Longroute (19396) 2011-03-11 4:46
This is a very peculiar photo. First of all the architecture of this church which one should not expect in Africa. Its textures an colour makes the photo looks like a painting, maybe because the edges are clearly defined. Then there is a fine contrast between the strong light and the cloudy sky. Third, there is no one in sight! It looks a deserted place and this enhances the impression of an old painting. Last I like the symmetrical composition. So neat and pleasant to see.
Have a nice day,
abmdsudi (44964) 2011-03-11 20:34
Deepest syamphaties, our thoughts are with the people of Japan during this difficult time. I have no doubt that Japan will overcome this setback with courage and dignity.
magalik (6103) 2011-03-13 0:44
I read your intro. Happy to know you safe.
My thoughts are with you and your country in these hard days.
sacavem (18614) 2011-03-13 5:08
Olá 私の友人 Hisashi,
A nice photo so that each prays to his God for the suffering people of Japanese flicks.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-03-13 9:55
This church in the pure lines has a color slightly different from that of the sky, what creates a pleasant effect. The photo is of a good neatness. A very pleasant and interesting image of Benin. Bravo.
Have a nice sunday
npecanhuk (68118) 2011-03-13 10:02
A lovely picture!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal format and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
My sincere warmest regards,
paura (47166) 2011-03-13 11:44
Exposure management is great here. Perfect lighting and colors settings. wlel done.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-03-13 11:45
All my sympaty to Japanese people during this difficult time.
adramad (39452) 2011-03-13 16:34
Glad you are well, I hope all your family too, but I send my sympathies for this terrible event that is living your country, I follow the information on TV and I'm horrified.
I understand you want to relax in the mood for a while, here is a friend sends you a big hug and a warm greeting.
nilotpal_patra (1688) 2011-03-14 3:20
Namaskar Hisashi Yuya,
It is realy, realy a Wonderful Picture. Nice Frame. Nice colour, contrast and sharpness. Nice POV. TFS.
dta (69442) 2011-03-14 3:24
Hello Hisashi ,
Excellent presentation of this church . The off centering works very well . I like especially the effect of the grey walls against the grey (but not dull) sky , under this fine light .
sacimar (26069) 2011-03-14 12:00
interesting building, I like the colors of its facade, the details are excellent, good perspective and composition,
I'm sorry what happened to your country, all the best for Japanese people.
mkamionka (31457) 2011-03-14 23:36
Most of all I am glad to hear that you are safe.
I am really so sorry for the catastrophe.
The picture is very pretty. I would not expect to see this type of architecture in Africa. Very charming and well taken care off. The heavy clouds make a good background.
Beautiful postcard, TFS,
macjake (58824) 2011-03-15 11:05
beautiful photo, lovely colors with a strong composition.
as i look at this photo, i also can't help but think about the people of Japan.
i read your notes, and i'm relieved to hear that you're ok, ok physically, but emotionally it must be difficult.
i wish you well
InasiaJones (31554) 2011-03-15 23:50
I've read that you were safe and that is reassuring; you were the first person I thought about when hearing the terrible news on the radio that morning. I hope that you and your fellow countrymen feel the concern from everyone around the world and that you don't feel abandoned. The whole world have the greatest respect and sympathy for Japanese people and that shows the consideration and reverence you are inspiring.
The news bulletins keep us on alert about outcomes and aftermaths of the earthquakes and tsunami, but they also tell us how Japanese people behave with dignity, calm and honor. You are an example for the rest of the planet, as there is no looting, no violence, no lost of control and chaos like we can see in other countries.
Courage and strength of mind my friend.
Stay safe Isashi.
jhm (141937) 2011-03-17 5:10
We get everyday images to see on TV about the hard problems in te nuclear, everyone hope that very quick find the system for cooling of the reactors
The old architecture and grey color care for an attractive picture, you choose for a very well angle, this gives a nice perspective.
Excellent sharpness and clarity.
Very well done, TFS.
corjan3 (2095) 2011-03-21 0:18
I like the strong lines of the church and the complementing colours of church and sky.
Juntas (7960) 2011-03-24 3:14
Hi Hisashi. A nice addition to the papagolfade theme. Nice soft and natural colors, good composition and very good sharpness that shows well the beautiful details of the church.
Glad to know you're ok but sad for all that happens to your people.
Stay safe and have a nice ay.
foozi (7101) 2011-04-21 6:53
very special capture of this building. The colour contrast is so exciting. The architectural is interesting too.
Well presented in a lovely composition.
marcan44 (6305) 2011-09-19 10:32
one particular shot where the gray facade of the Church is the same as a single background color of the sky.
Maybe a little 'too face the POV, I moved the church a bit' right.
Thanks for sharing
- Copyright: Hisashi Yuya (hispic) (9652)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, RAW @ ISO 200
- Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-09 23:45