I usually wait to capture my photos until most of the people are out of the scene, but here i thought the people enhanced it - so i'm sure Gert and Claude will be very happy :)
This is the Church of St. Nicholas at the Old Town Square in Prague. In its beautiful Baroque style, it was completed in 1735, and its still looking great today :)
Our TE friend Malgo (emka) is currently in Prague as we speak. I'll be curious to see what she has to show us!
Hope you don't mind the HDR in this one.
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jjcordier (62366) 2013-02-05 23:03
Ton HDR a été très efficace ici et donne une belle luminosité à l'ensemble de cette très bonne photo de cette impressionnante église de Prague. Personnellement, cela ne m'aurait pas déplu si les touristes au premier plan s'étaient écartés un peu -)
dkmurphys (36831) 2013-02-05 23:08
Simple but very attractive scene. Perfectly made for my taste in street composition. I like it, well done and thanx.
vishaal (987) 2013-02-06 2:20
A real beauty...of the wonderful church, and also of people in the FG. Great sharpness and wonderful POV. Amazing architecture. Bravo !
holmertz (26980) 2013-02-06 3:04
Thanks Craig, Yes I am very happy with his. There are so many interesting people to watch, and there's a church too! Altogether a very pleasant picture, and the HDR is fine as long as you're not overdoing it, which you usually manage to avoid. Sometimes the result is awful. With others, I mean.
Sonata11 (28375) 2013-02-06 4:23
indeed it is beauty. Striking beautiful architecture. This execution is magnificent like always perfect with great POV, DOF, spelendid colors, sharpness, clarity. I like that you add people to this image. Awesome photo! love it. Tfs.
All the best,
timecapturer (30342) 2013-02-06 6:01
hard to guess this is HDR the tone-mapping is excellent as always. It is an exquisite looking church and yes the human element works well here. I have to admit I try to exclude people from my shots and can stand for ages when shooting until all are clear or clonable. If only it was that easy in real life eh! But that is another story ;-) A beautifully executed and processed image.
Have a great middle of the week - regards Brian.
Sergiom (39298) 2013-02-06 6:07
J'aime beaucoup voir la foule se presser autour de ce petit bijou d'architecture. J'aime cette couleur rose avec le toit de cuivre verdi par le temps.
SnapRJW (18784) 2013-02-06 7:34
Hello Craig - What a stunning building and I think the inclusion of the figures present it with a deal more 'realism' than an empty square would. Your colours here are soft and pretty, that rose pink topped with verdigris green against the delicately coloured sky is super. As to the HDR, I wouldn't have noticed it! Warm regards Rosemary
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-02-06 9:10
Tourists gather around this marvel. The light and colors are amazing and enjoyable. A picture alive, sharp and deep. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Silvio1953 (98217) 2013-02-06 10:23
Ciao Craig, great POV on beautiful church, nice composition with a lot of people, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
boa (4313) 2013-02-06 12:56
you handle the HDR technique excellent in my opinion. My results have a tendency to be extreme, i have therefore not tried that for a long time..
Flawless shot from wonderful Prague, the two persons to the left is good for the balance. I am quite sure a "blue-hour" shot would be interesting for this scene.
Anyhow, i like your shots from Eastern Europe and i respect your skills. Any plans for this Summer?
Have a nice evening.
Ps. We`re going to Las Vegas in September:D
npecanhuk (53913) 2013-02-06 15:28
Very beautiful church!
Very attractive picture!
Special regards to the colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
krzychu30 (8897) 2013-02-07 1:57
HDR at its best! excellently processed image.I know you try to avoid people in your photos when you photograph architecture(just like me),but here I like the lively atmosphere around the Church you were able to convey.And concerning the Church and its architecture-it´s really stunning.Just like the whole Prague.
Cricri (86501) 2013-02-07 4:01
Belle architecture, j'aime les tours avec les statues et les parties rouges des toits, belle lumière, les touristes ici non ne gêne pas il donne une ambiance agréable autour de l'église
Nicou (97775) 2013-02-07 6:51
Ave ce pavage et les personnages quelle vue et image quelle captage une architecture de rêve une splendeur superbe.
Bravo et amitié
batalay (32864) 2013-02-07 7:15
The placement of the couple in the lower left could not be any better. I can't believe six months have passed since you were there.
If you get a chance take a look at my last three blogs for the National Geographic:
• Leonardo's Bridge #1
• Leonardo's Bridge #2 and
• Leonardo's Bridge #3
I would love to have a comment from Canada for one of them, especially #3.
Waylim (22357) 2013-02-07 18:13
I was here year ago, when it was not such an in place. and I was here at this square in the morning, there was hardly anyone there...and you're right it turn out a bit boring and the sky is just blue, here you also have really nicely clouds and crowd, enough people but not too many to gives it that liveliness and energy. I like it and the quality of the photo is excellent as always.
nikkitta (5896) 2013-02-08 16:32
Waiting for people to go, sometimes you lost lots of time and worst patience of people that are with you, is this capture the two at the Fg really disturb the view
Reading the comments I noticed the HDR, soft and very well done
Greetings and TFS
eldancer1 (17088) 2013-02-10 8:52
I strongly believe that old architectures are much better--in looks and durability than modern buildings. Awesome capture of this church with good lighting considering it looks like a cloudy daey. Good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
(I have some pictures of Hercules airplanes, they come to Nellis Air Force Base all the time. Even some of the C-130 Hercules that were converted to gunships.)
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (39235)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-05 22:49