This is a blue hour shot of the Cathedral of Metz. The Cathedral is the principal church of the diocese of Metz and the seat of the bishop.. The cathedral was built from 1220 to 1520 by joining together two older churches. It is situated on the Place d'Armes in the center of the city. With a height of 41 meters its nave is the third highest in France after the Beauvais and Amiens Cathedrals. It has got beautiful stained glass windows and the area of the stained glass is 6,500 square meters.
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PaulVDV (23037) 2010-03-11 11:56
A great architecture picture. The yellow and golden tones are very nice in this blue hour shot but also in combination with the pink facades of the houses on the foreground, specially with the one on the left side.
You also show well how high and mighty this cathedral towers out above the city.
Best regards, Paul
mkamionka (31193) 2010-03-11 12:02
beautiful blue hour shot. The architecture is truly spectacular! Perfect balance of the illumination with the blue sky. Although I would personally rather turn it a bit to the left because it makes a feeling that it is a bit tilted. But I know that is the perspective.
Great place, very well done, TFS
pasternak (15181) 2010-03-11 12:19
Nice BH shot, the illuminated cathedral loos fantastic against the blue sky, some noise removal would be useful and maybe you could avoid the buildings in front.
holmertz (42723) 2010-03-11 13:29
It seems you have quite a collection of French cathedrals. The floodlight of the cathedral is very well captured, and the yard in the front looks very cosy among the trees and the more sparse light from the two lamps. A very atmospheric night shot.
pauloog (11747) 2010-03-11 13:36
A beautiful night view of the cathedral,well brought in golden light against the deep blue sky.
pajaran (53302) 2010-03-12 2:43
Gledam i uzivam, mnogo ste lepo prikazali bojama i fotografijom crkvu koja je odlicno osvetljena, cestitam.
Imajte lep dan, Paja.
Watch and enjoy, many have nice color display and a photo of the church is lit great, congratulations.
Have a nice day, Paja.
Ricx (13495) 2010-03-12 3:11
Hi Ulf, This is a stunning shot, amazing lighting and POV.. very effective.. I like the deep colours.. The modern buildings in front somehow compliment the image contrasting the old and the new. TFS and have a great weekend Ricx
npecanhuk (67402) 2010-03-12 9:42
Sharpness, exposure, pov, colors and composition are all excellent!
I love seeing all those architectural details, specially on the cathedral! The fact that's placed against the dark blue of the sky is also a highlight here!
TFS - congratulations!
bukitgolfb301 (36678) 2010-03-12 13:57
Hello my dear Ulf
This is another great architecture photo.
Nice composition/background, light control, sharp description in the detail and meravelous soft color as usual. You did a great job indeed!
Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend.
danos (88243) 2010-03-13 4:59
Good morning Ulf,
nice the result of the shot at the blue hour of the Cathedral of Metz,with the 'gold lights' to floodlight.I like the clarity and the sharpness of the scene as the contrast that created.well done.
have a nice weekend,danos
saxo042 (37594) 2010-03-14 12:45
Marvellous colours! The strong dark blue sky above the really golden cathedral makes this a really memorable picture. I had no idea Metz had so much to offer, we have just passed it along the motorway...
chpp (4281) 2010-03-15 9:46
very nice shot, the exposure is good, you've got nice enhancement of the architecture and a beautiful contrast witht he blue sky.
to me it seems theres a slight tilt but still very nice job
jaywalker (16101) 2010-03-16 12:10
Hi Ulf, Wonderful detail & excellent lighting, the architecture is stunning & topped off beautifully in the blue hour, a truly superb shot & TFS, kind regards Wilson.
sacimar (26013) 2010-03-16 14:41
impressive "yellow" cathedral, Excellent sharpness and details of the building, the light management is very good, interesting composition,
Longroute (19396) 2010-03-18 5:06
Hey Ulf! This is really great!
The superb architecture of this cathedral is really fantastically highlighted by all that golden illumination and create a unique spectacle! Considering that the lower part was in the shade your light management is excellent and the choice of the hour really ideal to get a blue sky.
Very fine indeed!
sacavem (18614) 2010-03-19 3:57
The Cathedral of Metz is inclining for the right.I know it is not easy, but you could have done better.The colours of the Cathedral are beautiful.Good twilight!
jhm (141163) 2010-03-19 4:34
I like the yellow enlightenment of the church, this is very well done.
Lovely gotic church.
Composition and presentation are very well. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
xuaxo (6846) 2010-03-21 11:25
Outstanding shot. It seems the cathedral is made of glass.
pablominto (53744) 2010-03-23 7:48
Amazing details in this fine nighttime capture!
The foreground creates distance and enhances the feeling of dominating architecture, as the cathedral is placed on top of the hill...
The warm artificial light creates attractive colours that contrast very well with the deep blue sky!
Jakab (3867) 2010-04-17 16:36
and now the other option: the cathedral in "big total" as film makers would say. Though the Gothic lives mainly in the structure (and not in the ornamental details) I find this approach less convincing than the former one. For me it is rather a cold documentary photo despite the warm artificial lighting. The new buildings in the foreground are so much different and simple that they kill the poetry of the magnificient cathedral. I have checked the photos taken from this cathedral on the TE and I must say that your picture is one of the best - but I like your former version better.
Have a nice weekend!
xramm (1831) 2010-07-30 13:58
Excellent blue hour composition with nice colors, and good details.
claudeD (33942) 2012-01-02 12:38
Very fine picture from Metz ( not far away from Luxembourg) and its amazing cathedral. I like the light managment very much. Excellent bluehourvshot.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg