‘Ananuri – The churches of Ananuri’
Here some more pictures of the wonderful castle and church complex of Ananuri, an easy day trip from the capital of Georgia.
Through one of the small windows of the castle tower I got a very nice view of the church towers with the Zhinvali reservoir and the forested mountain slopes on the background.
Two churches are part of the castle complex.
The older one dates from the first half of the 17th century of which the interior is no longer decorated. A larger Church of the Assumption is built in 1689. It’s a central dome style structure with richly decorated facades and the remains of a number of frescoes.
This and a lot more information is found on Wikipedia.
Have also a look at the pictures in the workshop if you like to see the beautiful decorations at one of the facades of the Church of the Assumption.
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rbassin (24117) 2013-11-01 6:07
un bon point d'observation, la vue sur ces clochers avec le lac en arrière est superbe.
L'architecture est intéressante.
serp2000 (45308) 2013-11-01 6:14
I like your choice of the point of view, Excellent composition, as a result. Fine DoF, very nice vivid colors.
Have a good weekend!
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2013-11-01 6:24
another interesting shot of this amazing place. wonderful colors and details. nice ws too.
amaryllis (37039) 2013-11-01 6:30
une photo superbe de ces trois clochers en décalé avec un cadrage bien pensé et une perspective sublime
Bravo pour cette présentation
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-11-01 7:52
for me it´s all about your excellent POV.Perspective,that makes the scene almost "alive" and which provides it with that "something",that makes an image unforgettable.
The church is as beautiful as the scenry around it.
Masterfully composed and executed shot!
Wish You a nice weekend
pyffepa (625) 2013-11-01 9:05
Quel endroit splendide, encore une photo qui va exciter l'envie de mon épouse de visiter la Géorgie, je n'y couperai pas ;)
Cette croix ressemble à un joyau posé à la pointe du toit.
Une belle composition qui met en évidence l'alignement des différents éléments de la toiture, une belle luminosité et un ciel superbe.
cebe (1491) 2013-11-01 10:00
Une photo originale combinant ces clochers avec la vue sur le lac (ou réservoir). Les pentes boisées autour du lac sont très jolies. Pareil pour la maçonnerie du premier pignon. De manière générale, je trouve tes photos de Géorgie très intéressantes et ça me donne envie d'aller y faire un tour un jour.
Bonne fin de semaine, Claude.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-11-01 10:17
un altra testimonianza del tuo viaggio in Georgia che ci aiuta a comprendere la diversità di questa regione rispetto ad altre non molto distanti.
In questa la particolare struttura architettonica che ricorda anche quella dell'Armenia si unisce ad un paesaggio molto bello nel quale la presenza umana sembra essere del tutto assente con i guasti che è capace di infliggere al territorio.
Nitidezza e colori molto buoni ed una composizione molto ben fatta.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Kamilutka (8107) 2013-11-01 10:59
Very eye catching shot with this high POV and focus on the building. I love the scenery behind which is a real add on. Great clarity and DOF. Perfect sharpness and really nice colors.
lousat (95800) 2013-11-01 11:41
Hi Paul,this castle is very interesting,not often seen on TN.I like a lot your complete work about this beautiful architechture,another 3 pics,the main whit a special composition whit the tower that seems break the lake in the middle,and 2 excellent ws looking for the facades details,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
mesutilgim (96718) 2013-11-01 11:56
Anothe perfect capture from Georgia.
Very good pov and layout.
The foremost tower built with slates is amazing.
Many interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE entry.
TFS and have a nice weekend
resat1972 (7576) 2013-11-01 14:04
klişenin konumu ve manzarası müthiş
güzel bir fotoğraf
tonlama ve uygulama yerinde
adramad (48368) 2013-11-01 16:57
Wow .... that stunning scenery and beauty of this church, the POV is fantastic with the church in the foreground, seen from a high point and the beauty of these original domes, facing the beautiful lake.
Good brightness and optimum sharpness.
Enjoy the weekend.
npecanhuk (76857) 2013-11-01 17:31
Very beautiful and attractive picture with superb vertical format, chosen pov, composition, colors, light and sharpness!
TFS - congrats,
emka (104172) 2013-11-01 23:41
This is magnificent view of the three towers of the church with wonderful background of the lake . Superb composition. Inviting photos from Georgia.
Warm regrads malgo
jhm (157802) 2013-11-02 1:32
Het is verwonderlijk hoe de mensen vroeger de dakbedekking van de toren hebben kunnen aanbrengen, (toren in voorgrond)zonder nog te spreken over het gigantisch gewicht door de dektegels, waar zijn onze vakmensen nu!
Uw foto is op een grootste wijze genomen, ook zo scherp en schitterend van kwaliteit.
Samen met uw gekozen onderwerp.
heel mooi foto werk, bedankt.
papagolf21 (106702) 2013-11-02 1:49
Il faut prendre de la hauteur pour magnifier ce paysage.
Le cadrage est excellent avec cette répétition de tours à poivrière (ou similaire).
Une réalisation très réussie.
saxo042 (37966) 2013-11-02 2:19
You have placed this massive castle at the centre of the picture, with equal amounts of the beautiful landscape on each side. This creates a very good depth in the picture and all details of the castle can be enjoyed. Excellent!
jacquest (19045) 2013-11-02 4:49
Une image avec une perspective très originale pour nous présenter ce complexe qui semble avancer sur l'eau du lac. Une belle luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs et permet des détails architecturaux bine nets.
rychem (40607) 2013-11-02 10:06
This is great, a view which you can not resist to take a photo, fabulous colors, excellent light and great composition
bukitgolfb301 (44210) 2013-11-02 17:36
Hi dear Paul
Sorry for my late reaction due to some reasons.
So nice and wise usage of widefocus lens. I like this appraoch so much and you so well know the characterisitcs of wide lens, that makes this image so attractive. Sharp, clear and comfortable image as your trade mark, Great shot!
Thanks a lot for your sharing and have a beautiful Sunday! Takero
jemaflor (101241) 2013-11-03 9:03
Excellent pov avec la vue des tours puis de l'eau, architecture intéressante et superbe paysage en fond.
boa (7543) 2013-11-03 9:36
Another interesting photo from Ananuri, the view from the tower is splendid and the tower almost split the picture in two. I like this beautiful architecture and i am quite sure that Georgia have a lot more to offer if i go here next year. Pleasant colors also and a good note, Tfs!
Have a nice Sunday.
Didi (60590) 2013-11-03 18:04
Vue intéressante sur le lac avec une belle profondeur d'image par l'avant-plan
Bonne luminosité ambiante
mkamionka (39489) 2013-11-04 4:55
fantastic POV allowed this unique composition. You got characteristic for the region towers again and set against this spectacular view behind. Beautiful! It really encourages to visit Tbilisi. Now I just noticed the group of people at the bottom right corner, they add so much life and interest here making good scale markers.
ktanska (28707) 2013-11-04 11:47
Impressive high viewpoint. Good direction of light. This old church has quite special architecture. And the lake with steeply sloping hills around it is beautiful.
dale54 (8766) 2013-11-05 7:20
paul hello..wow,what a scene..i think your POV on this shot make this so special..love it! dale
macjake (70997) 2013-11-05 8:54
thats a wonderful backdrop to the Church!
How often will you see something like this? not too often I think.
I really like how the water encompasses the frame on each side, as if its hugging the towers.
josepmarin (58359) 2013-11-05 9:53
from an efficient POV you offers us this splendid overlapping of three towers of the church, but with a beautiful landscape of the reservoir and the mountains in background, thanks to a great depth of field.
I like the good light and the natural colours, in this sharp and colorful image.
A beautiful work.
danos (101730) 2013-11-06 3:42
great this panoramic view of the upper sections of the castle and church complex of Ananuri.I like the endless view of the place as we can see until the backdrop of the image.Excellent the light and the colour management of the scene.
m (0) 2013-11-08 12:16
it's a wonderful photo. The close-up of the church tower is followed by a most scenic backdrop... somehow it's reminiscent of Bled lake for me. The depth is just great, the image is spacey and airy. I could go nitpicking about the sky but I won't, it's a lovely picture:)
ChrisJ (117197) 2013-11-08 14:52
This one jumped out at me from your recent gallery. I like the downward pov and the symmetry of the 2 overlapping conical castle towers with a third pyramid shaped roof between them. The lake makes a spectacular backdrop. Excellent colour, saturation and pov. Have a nice weekend!
s_lush (16600) 2013-11-09 12:24
Excellent presentation of my favorite historical architectural complex in Georgia. You have found a good point of view to show the most beautiful features of Ananuri. Perfectly well done!
mcmtanyel (26896) 2013-11-09 18:26
With a little imagination, one can pretend this is the view from an ocean liner. The natural beauty and the symmetry are striking. Very impressive photo.
gus72 (3719) 2013-11-10 0:42
Hi Paul !!
I love the conical shape of the towers in some castles & churches in Europe .. and here.. in this photo I can see them in all their splendour......
I could not wish for a better photo.... it is magnificent.
DOF, POV and sharpness are all very good.
Greetings from Australia
adores (46299) 2013-11-11 15:17
I can see it is very beautiful outside and also inside. It has excellent details on the walls and this view is perfect! I like it, it's a nice shot, with a good composition!
kiks (12741) 2013-11-12 9:52
Hello Paul, realy like the pov here with the towers separating the landschape lake and allowing to see the details of the building.
Cricri (123694) 2013-11-13 11:17
Tout bon ce POV avec le lac en arrière plan, excellent cadrage, lumière et couleurs, belles présentations en WS
Gigidusud (21247) 2013-11-14 14:43
Très jolie photo avec un excellent POV et un bon cadrage. Très bonne idée de placer l'architecture en premier plan. Bravo!
nikkitta (17068) 2013-11-14 15:44
A well composed capture with the three towers seen from another tower, great POV and perpective
Like the landscape seen at the back and the sky in contrast with the green vegetation
Interesting the WS
Just read about the almost new cross, nice adition
well done, regards
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-11-17 21:29
Paul, what a view, what a picture!!! This is a place that I have always wanted to visit and I never did..your vertical edition is marvelous, your note is very informative and your work is very remarkable as usual!!
all the best
Angshu (56760) 2013-11-20 0:00
The high POV creates a fine picture with the BG of the reservoir lake. Though the steeples are alike in shape, the way they are constructed are different & I liked the details of the small bricks which create the turret in the FG...
Oceania (5202) 2013-11-21 7:14
You do not post many pictures. But every each one is very enjoyable.
This church is in a such ideal location. The lake and surrounding hills is so beautiful. The POV is excellent and the vertical format is perfect for this picture.
jcpix (13930) 2013-11-24 9:03
This is big, bold and in your face...and I love it! :) What a terrific display and perspective you've composed here. It's has immediate impact upon viewing, and I'm loving the strong triangular/cylindrical shapes presented with this arrangement.
I don't know how I missed this until now!? A gorgeous setting too, very picturesque on all accounts with a bright sky and plenty of light to be able to enjoy every little detail contained within. Planned or not, the inclusion of the people below are a perfect compliment and give a great sense of scale. Beautiful! Hope you've had a nice weekend.
ourania (49799) 2013-11-25 12:26
you've made the most of your wonderful point of view and composed a very interesting and attractive picture. A great deep view over the towers in a row, the foreground vegetation and the wide narural scenery in the background complete this delightful view very effectively. I love the sense of depth and the presicion of the textures that make great part of the charm of this place. Light and colours are magnificent, there's a fine warmth and peacefulness that make us want to stay here more. The workshop pictures are very interesting and help us to understand the culture better. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
COSTANTINO (68146) 2015-06-04 11:35
Hello dear friend and have a nice time
impressive capture from this wonderful
castle and church complex of Ananuri
excellent chosen pov and generally
a perspective adding to the photo
life I love the amazing blue sky and