The church of Saint-Savinien at Melle, Deux-Sèvres, is the only one of the three churches at Melle to have been built inside the original city. It is also the oldest of the three, consisting of a single nave.
Used as a prison between 1801 and 1927, it is now used as a cultural centre, housing temporary exhibitions and music concerts.
The picture is a vertical stitch of two photographs.
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Gustaw (21670) 2007-09-05 1:38
Hallo my friend!
Very good composition. I very like your composition. Interesting old churche architecture. Beautiful colour of sky. Photo have good quality. Well done.
Budapestman (82620) 2007-09-05 2:21
Splendid architecture shot, composition is very spectacular. I like the attractive details and the fine lights, harmonious and picturesque image, I like it. Have a nice day
graffer (1800) 2007-09-05 2:43
Your stitch of two photographs has produced a nearly square format. Lovely textures in the stones set against the sky.
I find the sharp corner of the FG wall a little bit dominant, as if it were guarding the church against us. Perhaps the history of its use as a prison still has a message for us.
asajernigan (21400) 2007-09-05 3:42
Your composition is nice including the wall in front of the church. The lighting and colors are great with nice sharpness and detail.
jhm (143413) 2007-09-05 4:03
The quality of your stitch work is very well, you did splendid job here.
Also the old wall in foreground with the detailed brickwork give a very nice composition. Very well done. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice day,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2007-09-05 4:11
Elle est superbe, je l'attendais. Très bon choix de point de vue et excellente réalisation. La dernière fois, c'est à dire il y a 1 mois 1/2, il y avait à l'intérieur un jeu de mikado géant d'ailleurs photographié. Bravo.
Fis2 (89297) 2007-09-05 4:34
I like old architecture. Good frame and colors. Very interesting church. Good work.
dip (23822) 2007-09-05 4:44
good clear and sharp shot,
i like the colors and the pov,
gildasjan (42204) 2007-09-05 6:12
Très bonne prise de vue de cette église dans le format carré.Une belle réalisation.
J'ai réalisé un petit WS pour augmenter le contraste et la saturation,j'espère qu'il te donnera satisfaction.
Very good catch of sight of this church in the square format. A beautiful realization.
I carried out a small WS to increase contrast and saturation, I hope that it will give you satisfaction.
In a friendly way
UnTrained (0) 2007-09-05 8:01
good as a church but as a prison? I like the clear architecture, avoiding unnecessary things. The POV looking at the edge of the wall is great. I feel myself excluded from here by this view (for a prison good).
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
feather (51130) 2007-09-05 8:25
The wall in front could have closed the image off, but as you composed from the corner the perspective lines transform it into a double lead-in. another good stitch.
maltese (22853) 2007-09-05 8:59
Elle est belle cette église et ce ciel contraste bien avec la blancheur de la pierre. une belle réalisation!!
Buin (42360) 2007-09-05 11:37
What an impressive and compact building! A church like a castle, like a rampart, a defensive fortification. Your point of view emphasizes this impression in a skillful way. A very impressive scenery!
Greetings from cool Germany!
isade1975 (3372) 2007-09-05 11:55
Another beautiful church, I like the details of the wall in front, the whole scene has a very nice lightning and sharpness,
amaryllis (35597) 2007-09-05 12:30
une photo magnifique de cette église très imposante de nouveau
bon cadrage, je préfère avec un peu plus de contraste
chrisnet (21850) 2007-09-05 12:43
Very nice church well framed, good light and sharpness, I like much the texture of the walls, good work.
Tort (2266) 2007-09-06 6:46
Magnifique composition et couleurs bien maîtrisées dans cette image de l'ancien batiment que a changée de funtion ao long du temps (eglise... prison (?!!!)...centre culturel...)
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
john_c (24666) 2007-09-06 7:10
Well composed in very fine light. There is good harmony in the hues and tones, with the green and beige hues in sync, all contrasting nicely with the sky. The clarity of detail is impressive and the low angle POV is effective. I was interested to read your bio info on having lived in the UK and then moved to France. When my wife and I visited France for the first time this spring we were amazed at the number of English people who had moved across the channel to Normandy and Brittany. I see that the migration trend may be even further afield.Cheers...Demain.