Good Morning Everyone,
I explored the Mosel region of Germany via a cruise down its beautiful meandering river.
The banks were covered with vinyards and the towns were picturesque, often having castles as well as beautiful churches. This distinctive church, I believe, was at Zell and was approached via a bridge across the Mosel.
Many thanks for your interest.
My warm regards, Bev :-)
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ChrisJ (105551) 2012-05-10 1:57
The perspective here is tricky and misleading. The fg verticals in the centre are perfect, but the overall impression I get is that the quaint German clocktower leans to the left. Maybe an optical illusion? Just a minor point. The fg flowers add a nice splash of colour and the warm cold colour contrasts between the blue sky & red clocktower are superb. Tfs!
Nicou (131494) 2012-05-10 2:05
Merveilleux captage de ce clocher dans un ciel pur et limpdie dusperbe captage e tiamge avec l'horloge et la végétation cadrage très recherché
Bravo et maitié
timecapturer (49288) 2012-05-10 3:14
a great POV and beautifully colourful and detailed study of this splendid spire. Love the fg greenery which frames the image so elegantly. A captivating image and presentation.
Warm regards - Brian.
SnapRJW (31627) 2012-05-10 3:15
Hello Bev - This shot has immediate appeal for me, not only are the buildings attractive but I like the FG with the planted baskets - they add a lovely touch of colour to the image. The inclusion of the vineyards tells us more about the location. Now regarding the 'tilt'. I understand what Chris is saying but I have downloaded the shot and checked it out. The green pole and the corner of the clock tower are plumb, it has to be an illusion! Lovely picturesque shot. Warm regards Rosemary
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-05-10 3:40
The view and the slight upward view, enhance efficiently and aesthetically the onion dome. The foreground flower is very nice. light, colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
williewhistler (15683) 2012-05-10 3:44
Hello Bev , at a quarter to six in the evening there is a lovely light that accentuates the distinctive architecture whilst the surrounding vegetation frames the building nicely.
Best regards Les.
Sergiom (68708) 2012-05-10 5:32
Une très belle contre plongée qui nous montre très bien les beautés de cette région du monde. Les fleurs et les montagnes servent d'encadrement à cette très belle architecture.
ikeharel (63925) 2012-05-10 7:30
We plan on going there and to the Black-forest with Alsac area in about a month, good that you show me places.
A nice clear day you had, the bright light enhance further a lovely garden, architecture's elements and the hills beyond.
Kielia (24073) 2012-05-10 8:03
I appreciate this fantastic image from my homeland a lot, it is showing this amazing architecture from a very well working POV. The perspective is excellent. Very good management of the light! My compliments – you are really very busy these days!
gildasjan (42724) 2012-05-10 11:37
Un cadrage vertical soigné et ici un très bon rendu des textures sur les ardoises de ce clocher.L'ensemble se détache bien devant le bleu intense de ce ciel.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-10 15:48
a beautiful photo of this fascinating view, the composition is very nice, superb lights and colours, nostalgic and peaceful shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
tyro (22404) 2012-05-10 16:36
This is a beautiful photograph with so much to see and examine in detail and admire but I also see that it has sparked quite a controversy regarding the verticality of German architecture!
To address the second point first, I've checked the verticals on my monitor the simplest way - just enlarge the whole image on-screen by pressing Ctrl and + several times then slide the image back and forth to the edges of the screen to check. And, when you're finished, just click Ctrl and 0 (0 at the top, not on the numerals pad) to revert to normal size.
Interestingly, when I did this, I found that all the verticals were perfectly straight with the exception of the nearest corner wall (on the building with the Mansard roof) which does, in fact, lean and I believe it is that which gives an impression that the whole picture might not be quite straight. I suspect that that wall is actually not straight at all.
But what a beautiful photograph! The lovely church clocktower in the mid-ground is perfectly placed but we also see beautiful vineyards beneath a gloriously clear blue sky. The fabulously interesting and richly colourful foreground is delightful. I can undestand why you enjoyed your Mosel cruise so much!
batalay (37205) 2012-05-10 18:09
A very beautifully composed shot with an unusual spire. I don't know this part of Germany at all. Is Ulm anywhere close to Mosel by any chance?
Also, I see that this shot with your Nikon D200, the camera I still use. I wonder how a D300 shot of the same scene would have differed.
SWEETFREEDOM (23858) 2012-05-10 23:22
very nice bell tower, i like the flowers in plants in fg and colors too
patdeph (35748) 2012-05-12 4:39
I like how this church is emerging from the flowers,its architecture is superb,and I like the colors very much.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (33837)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-23
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-10 1:32