Good Morning Everyone,
I had been going to post quite a different shot but on critiquing a shot by Stephen (snunney) here where he showed a French church with a similar spire decoration, I decided to post this, as a comparison, and to see if it was common in other areas.
As you will see, the church spire is decorated with an attractive series of protuberances, like spines on a porcupine.
This is the church of St Pierre at Silfiac. Though I have tried to research it on the Internet, I can find few relevant details.
I particularly liked this view as it seemed to give the church a sense of character. As a w/s I will post another photograph, taken at the same time, in the evening, where you get a different view of the spire.
Have a great day, Bev :-)
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ikeharel (43845) 2013-10-11 2:14
As much as I tried to find info. on the web about this chuch - all that came up was your photo, only. However, on Google map I was able to stroll along the village with the little orange-man, incredible, far end of our planet.
Both this and the WS attached show the unique styled spines - I like the full view on the WS, it conveys well the surroundings on this little-town church, relatively bigger edifice than local houses.
Anyway, fine view looking upwards, good clarity show the old stones built on.
Have a nice friday,
timecapturer (36924) 2013-10-11 4:13
wonderful upwards view of this magnificent old church spire. Beautifully detailed and perfectly managed light that makes it both effective and imposing. Superb!
Have a great weekend - Brian.
Sergiom (45214) 2013-10-11 5:52
J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage serré sur la belle église ou la lumière se joue des ombres. La contre plongée donne beaucoup d'ampleur à l'ensemble et le ciel est parfait comme arrière plan.
siudzi (27691) 2013-10-11 6:35
Like this presentation taken with strong symmetrical composition with an excellent attention on details and textures. The result is really interesting and well managed. TFS.
Nicou (105595) 2013-10-11 7:27
Avec loe jeu d'ombres et lumière quel cadrage sur ce clocher quelle architecture et vue sueprbe compo et iamge mer vielleuse image.
Bravo et amitié
saxo042 (33854) 2013-10-11 8:07
I like this perfect symmetry here, with the top of the spire at exactly the middle. This is much better the the struggle to always find the "harmonic third". A very good POV and a good capture of this interesting church. A good harmony in the colours too.
Noel_Byrne (13182) 2013-10-11 10:43
It is an unusual spire, and the little nobbles are cool, they remind me in some ways of a club that would be used as a weapon. Great imposing view of the church looking up like this, and the shadows at the lower end contrast really nicely with the lit higher parts.
All the best
mesutilgim (72828) 2013-10-11 11:49
Nice architectorial capture with good frontal pov and good layout.
The intense shadow at bottom part creates a nice 3D effect.
TFS and best regards
lousat (63989) 2013-10-11 11:53
Hi Bev,the most classic pov but very well done,whit a symmetry really perfect,the shadows too below seems create to complete the magnificent work,great exposure,details and natural colors,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
papagolf21 (79506) 2013-10-12 0:24
Très bonne mise en image de cette église et particulièrement de cette tour-clocher qui érige fièrement son architecture toute de pierre.
L'ensemble ressort joliment sur ce ciel d'un bleu pur.
ChrisJ (91132) 2013-10-12 4:39
The blue sky makes a magnificent backdrop to this imposing cathedral and I like the upward pov and superb sharpness. Good fg shadow detail around the closed door. Excellent symmetry in the composition. Have a nice weekend. I may take off somewhere for a week. Silly to sit around the hotel when I have the whole of Turkey and Bulgaria to explore!
Fis2 (76896) 2013-10-13 9:39
I like colors and light.
Have a nice new week
chawax (16455) 2013-10-13 10:10
That's a typical breton church you caught there. Moreover with a very beautiful light. Excellent sharpness. I don't know very well this area of Brittany (and you were lucky to have such a blue sky there, this is not very common !), but from what I found on the internet (in french of course) this church was built in 18th century. The bell was damaged in 1880, destroyed in 1898 and rebuilt in 1899.
Have a nice week,
Kugart (1758) 2013-10-14 2:30
Lovely shot of the the front of the church. Superb lighting and the upward view against the fantastic blue sky which gives it the perfect backdrop. Vey unusual decoration on the spire would be handy to use ladder like to get to the top. I don't think.
maloutim (9455) 2013-10-20 23:16
Good morning Bev,
Nice low-angle shot of SILFIAC church. I like the WS photo too. Indeed we were very lucky with the weather this summer. Autumn not so good I am afraid.
I noticed you wrote "Silphiac" as the town in the gallery, and "Silviac" on the photo, but that cannot be changed :)
Your question about the protuberances on the spire is a challenge I can't let go. So, I'll try to enquire from people in the know. Indeed, it's quite usual on spires, but I have no idea what they represent.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (21345)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-11 0:35