‘Jvari - Jvari Monastery ’
The picture is taken in the center of the small town of Mtskheta.
On the rocky mountaintop you see the Jvari Monastery (Monastery of the Cross).
This monastery has been built in the 6th century. In the workshop you find a closer view of the monastery.
Information from Wikipedia:
According to traditional accounts, on this location in the early 4th century Saint Nino, a female evangelist credited with converting King Mirian III of Iberia to Christianity, erected a large wooden cross on the site of a pagan temple.
The cross was reportedly able to work miracles and therefore drew pilgrims from all over the Caucasus.
A small church was erected over the remnants of the wooden cross in c.545 named the "Small Church of Jvari".
The present building, or Great Church of Jvari, is generally held to have been built between 590 and 605 by Erismtavari Stepanoz I.
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cornejo (39237) 2013-11-08 5:51
Hi Paul, I like this good picture of this interesting and beautiful composition, with the lamp and the tree in the foreground framing the monastery background, a nice picture with good sharpness, nice color and light. Great and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
serp2000 (43056) 2013-11-08 6:47
Very smart good balanced composition as a result of so clever point of view. So informative historic note and excellent illustration! TFS!
Have a great WE!
holmertz (48822) 2013-11-08 8:59
You framed the distant church very nicely with the lamp and the tree. The red roofs give a fine balance to the green hillside. With the well saturated colours this is probably about as good as a photo from Mtskheta could be. I was a bit disappointed by my short visit to what I found was mainly a rather posh suburb. However I had a great moment in one of the churches where a group of nuns where singing beauifully.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-11-08 11:02
I like your approach to the photographed subject.The view of the Monastery you provides from this POV make the composition much more interesting than a "classical"view of it(in my opinion)
You "get" the Monastery here nicely between this stylish street lamp and the tree.You were able also to balance the shot well both when it comes to its composition and its color scheme.I like the idea with the red roofs,which give here nice color contrast to the green hill behind.
Have a nice weekend
Romano46 (18472) 2013-11-08 11:11
altra bella presentazione scovata nel territoriodella Georgia.
Una composizione piuttosto efficace che si arricchisce della presenza del lampione molto elaborato ed elegante nelle sue forme.
Molto curato anche il colore e più che buona la nitidezza.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
SWEETFREEDOM (24354) 2013-11-08 11:15
nice compo with the lamplight, the trees and the monastery on the mountaintop.
ikeharel (67069) 2013-11-09 0:51
Good morning Paul,
The hilltop's monastery well placed on pic. space, between the tree and the beautiful lamp-post. The WS also give a fine view with the stairs leading to the church.
Good contrast to the blue sky, on a fine clear day.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
mesutilgim (92258) 2013-11-09 1:08
Another topclass capture from Georgia ! After having seen your entries I know my next destination ! Georgia is not to far away from my country.
Here in your compo the old fashioned Street lamp adds a very unique taste to your compo.
TFS and have a nice weekend
saxo042 (37792) 2013-11-09 5:37
Hi Paul ,
A very good depth in this picture, with the close lamppost and tree. An interesting castle far away and a fine colour of the roof between. An enjoyable view!
marabu61 (10273) 2013-11-09 7:11
Great use of the foreground elements to frame the impressive monastery perched atop the hill.
Great and informative note that gives us a good idea about the the monastery.
have a great weekend
emka (91460) 2013-11-09 8:33
Hi Paul, beautifully composed picture with beautiful lamp and tree as framing and this beautiful church on the hill between them. Climbing close to the church could be nice too. The layer of clouds look beautiful too.
Warm regrads Malgo
photoray (13725) 2013-11-09 9:45
Interesting scene, dominate ornate street lamp in foreground, red rooftops, then the ancient classical Jvari Monastery at the mountain top zenith.
Certainly a fine place to visit and stroll and eventually make it to the top.
jacquest (18927) 2013-11-09 10:34
La distance lointaine du monastère a permis ce cadrage entre ce magnifique lampadaire et cet arbre. Le monastère se découpe bien sur le nuage blanc. La bonne luminosité rehausse les couleurs pour une image de belle qualité.
Royaldevon (36029) 2013-11-09 13:19
Your w/s gives us pertinent details of the architecture and materials of the monastery but, you are right, this shot adds a little more artistry, with three features for good composition, a fine sense of depth from the f/g to the monastery and a little hint of mystery about the building on the hill!
Have a great Sunday,
jhm (148606) 2013-11-11 3:19
Een goed overwogen foto met de vijfdelige lantaarn juist naast het klooster diep in de achtergrond.
Heel mooie samenstelling met aangename kleuren en een schitterende wolkenlucht.
Excellent foto werk, mooi gedaan, bedankt.
Groeten uit Oost-Vlaanderen,
williewhistler (16193) 2013-11-11 13:48
there a lots of interesting elements to enjoy in this imaginatively composed shot with the ornate street lights and the tree making a nice frame for the distant Monastery,the clarity is first class.
Best regards Les.
josepmarin (58321) 2013-11-13 3:26
well chosen framing with the monastery on the mountain, placed smartly between the lamppost and the green tree, with a powerful contrast on the blue sky and the clouds.
The red tiled-roofs are a few efficient aesthetical elements which add a bit more of graphical wealth into the composition.
A great work.
adramad (43051) 2013-11-14 14:52
A beautiful image of that monastery, crowning the top of the hill, but the splendid POV, including the baroque lamp and the little tree, create a set of remarkable beauty, corroborated by a great sky.
A splendid work, with good light, as well as perfect clarity, all this makes us enjoy this beautiful image.
Have a good night.
ChrisJ (109330) 2013-11-15 7:44
Good use of both the tree at right and the lamppost at left to frame the gap and the bg citadel with monastery atop the hill. Good density levels and superb sharpness, colour and saturation. The red tiled roof in the fg contrasts superbly against the blue sky. Have a nice weekend!
mcmtanyel (19575) 2013-11-21 12:07
This is a very good view of the monastery perched on top of a hill. The following is not meant to be a criticism, but this photo explains your comment to my most recent post from the medina of Casablanca, where you wished I had not cropped it so tightly. This is almost an illustration of how you would do it.
I like the tree almost caressing the monastery.
jmdias (61178) 2014-02-11 15:28
nice view using many elements to frame the marvelous building in the top of the hill. Nice colors and light, a beautiful region and a perfect photo to present it to us. TFS.