Montpellier cathedral (Saint-Pierre) is a magnificent Roman Catholic cathedral. The light was strong when I took this so I focussed on a detail rather than the whole building. The small figures of the family caught my attention as they emphasised the huge columns and facade of the cathedral.
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siudzi (34131) 2011-10-17 1:09
Wow! What a great post of this wonderful cathedral! Excellent cropping, timing, light management. People here are absolutely a plus to provide us with a scale of the architecture. Like it very much! Bravo!
Have a lovely day!
csabagaba (6630) 2011-10-17 1:15
I was not Montpelier. Only on TV I saw the cathedral. There was already impressed with this gigantic size. The photo clearly shows this. The children and the woman is almost a dwarf next to a huge column. They are beautiful colors in the afternoon, the shadows are good. It is difficult to photograph, well-prepared.
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romanaa (7982) 2011-10-17 1:15
brilliant shot to show the size of the building. I love the verticals making pattern and rhythm and the rich terracotta tonality of the shot.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-10-17 1:33
a very effective photo of this massive architecture with spectacular vertical composition, I like the attractive lights and the POV, the lovely family in the foreground emphasized the size very well, TFS! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
Haymotion (2729) 2011-10-17 2:30
Joli contraste en ces gros piliers et ce petit garcon..
Conposition originale bien réalisée
tyro (21766) 2011-10-17 3:25
What an amazing number of treasures you must have in your archives - this one is over four years old! Have you been hiding this all that time?
You really do have a wonderfully observant eye for seeing potential pictures such as this! The grandeur and scale of this beautiful and massive piece of architecture are wonderful but they would appear as nothing were it not for the inclusion of the tiny figures of the lady with push-chair and the little boy mischievously poking his finger into the masonry - they rivet the composition and give a wonderful sense of scale to this magnificent edifice. As well, of course, adding a fine human element.
Lovely colours, perfect lighting and exposure and, as usual, pin-sharp.
JFS (32459) 2011-10-17 3:45
As soon as I saw the picture i kew it was Montpellier Cathedral! Imponent columns and amazing pavement all around it. People serve as reference of dimensions. Good composition.
npecanhuk (69508) 2011-10-17 4:26
Very beautiful and interesting picture!
Special regards to the vertical format, chosen pov, (original) composition and (superb) management of light!
The presence of people down there gives us an excellent sense of scale!
TFS - congrats,
Have an excellent week,
DINOZOR (16364) 2011-10-17 4:53
Très belle photo presque monochrome, avec ces trois personnages qui accentuent encore l'aspect dimensionnel donné de ces hauts murs et ces colonnes.
Sergiom (66255) 2011-10-17 5:05
Impressionnant la hauteur de ces murs qui entourent la dame et ses petits. Le cadrage vertical accentue encore plus cette impression.
krzychu30 (15510) 2011-10-17 5:24
excellent composed picture.The family here is crucial to the success of this image.They give good sense of scale,so we can realize of the vastness of this beautiful Cathedral.And strong light you mention in your Note bring out the best of the colors and increase saturation of them.
baddori (20011) 2011-10-17 10:16
Una costruzione di enormi proporzioni .
La famiglia da la dimensione della struttura.
Le alte luci con le figure in ombra disegnano con ombre e piani sfalsati .
RhodieIke (11742) 2011-10-18 0:10
Hi Ann, Your photo here certainly brings the shear height of this magnificent cathedral, love the little chap having a climb on a plinth, Well done, super colours, Cheers Iain.
holmertz (44458) 2011-10-18 5:26
Scrolling down this picture I thought "Nice architectural shapes, but surely there must be some human life at the bottom". And of course a good photographer would include a glimpse of people, however relatively small. It is such a majestic building, with such fine colours and well captured texture, and yet it's that family, especially the boy inspecting the wall, that makes the rest become a composition.
Nicou (128896) 2011-10-19 1:06
Fantastique cadrage quelle immensité, les personnages donnent bien l'échelle et ce couleur ce rendu sur les colonnes une merveille grandisoe cadrage et ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
patdeph (35748) 2011-10-19 1:45
this is a splendid picture giving a strong sensation of height,with the tiny woman between the walls.I love this framing,and I love the mood that it's giving to the picture.Wonderful.
ashres (1055) 2011-10-19 10:09
Here is the wonderful composition with beautifully framing of the pillars and wall, a true imaginary photo. The inclusion of the people is great addition. Great photo with great light and pov. excellent capture,
have a great time,
williewhistler (15413) 2011-10-19 11:10
Hello Ann,the little boy kicking the massive pillar sums up the scale of this super photograph for me,it was a most oportune time to press the shutter,perfect timing.
The sheer scale of the building is well captured,I also admire your skill in keeping the pillars upright!
Nice work indeed.
mesutilgim (88504) 2011-10-19 23:17
Nice capture ! Without those two kids and their mum, this captrue would not be as effectfull as it's now !
TFS and best regards
LOOOK13 (19046) 2011-10-20 11:32
Splendid effect with this shot.
bema (26363) 2011-10-20 11:44
Hello Ann, once again,
a picture i would have voted some days before.. but i lost it.. a great picture, a fine format, showing the dimension with those people in front of it, perfectly..
thanks for sahring, have a nice evening, kindest regards Bernd
CLODO (31705) 2011-10-20 12:59
the 2 persons give the scale of this gigantic building, enhanced by your vertical framing.
ManuMay (36083) 2011-10-20 22:51
Very nice...good observation!
Their size is enhancing Cathedral volumes and huge columns...Very good textures and contrasts, even colours are excellent here...a creative capture that talks well about your phtographic eye...
sandpiper (6788) 2011-10-21 3:39
Yes the columns are very impressive, the whole scene dwarfs the young family. Great composition and undoubtedly a better shot than trying to capture the whole building.
Silvio1953 (129332) 2011-10-21 6:17
Ciao Ann, lovely composition with fantastic architecture and nice family scene, beautiful clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
MJR (3360) 2011-10-28 4:02
I am sure your note explains the difference between a photographer, and a mere user of cameras.
And the result a graphic depiction of just how huge this cathedral is, and how much effort they must have gone to to lay all those bricks/stones. ( As elsewhere for sure ! ) That said, sometimes a WS of the whole, even of a lower quality, can be a beneficial aide .
A very clever picture, one to be proud of, and one that could grace any wall. ( My personal 'fools guide' to defining a worthwhile photograph ! )
( I am increasingly out the loop with TE, though have a mad flurry once in a while - this is one such ! )
jafadabret (56501) 2011-11-01 0:49
Très bel effet entre la taille des promeneurs et celle de l'édifice !
J'aime la lumière et les couleurs.
Angshu (56462) 2011-12-01 3:29
The massiveness of the cathedral columns is clearly evidenced by the tint scale of the humans. All the 3 people are in shade & you've managed the exposure well enough for the details to be visible. A nice way of photographing architecture..I was itching to see a picture of this cathedral as a whole...found pictures from Snunney not before Page 7!
yuo (1182) 2012-02-27 16:34
so huge! your composition is very well to show the hugeness of the cathedral.