Between “Las Casas Reales” and the “El Alcazar de Colon” , one can find the “Convento de San Ignacio de Loyola”, a jesuit monastery with its church built in 1743.
Today, the church is ornated of portraits and graves of the Nation’s heroes. This was established as the National Pantheon in 1958 by the dictator Trujillo.
Here it’s a close-up of the top front wall of the church with its bells taken at sunrise, the 1st day we arrived in Santo Domingo while walking around in the colonial area. I did love a lot the sun reflection on this particular stone.
Original framing, rotated a bit, sharpened and gamma corrected.
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zto (292) 2004-05-12 4:49
I would LOVE to go back to the Dominican Republic. The last (and only) time i was there i got such a bad flue that they were about to ship me off to the States for treatment. Not much seight seeing for me :(.
Your picture is beautifull. I especially like the moon and the contrast between teh blue sky and brownish building.
ruffin (42) 2004-05-12 5:03
I like your subject, and the angle and lighting, but for some reason I think your inclusion of the moon in that position makes this photo. Eyes follow the sweep up the left or right side, and boom, there it is.
Didi (54663) 2004-05-12 11:54
Comme celui que j'ai visité en Espagne, c'est une architecture grandiose.
J'apprécie la netteté qui montre bien la texture de la pierre, on constate que le soleil et le vent ont érodé l'architecture.
La lune agrémente parfaitement la composition.
pamastro (7218) 2004-05-13 1:19
Beautiful shot. The lighting is perfect. The textures are really great. It looks so rough and worn. The angle the facade cuts across the photo is great and the moon above it is all perfect. Very clear. Very nicely composed. Great job.
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-03-13
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700, 35-280mm f2.8-8.0, JPEG 100 ISO, Hama Circular Polarizer 77 mm
- Exposure: f/7.8, 1/169 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2004-05-12 2:30