The Cathedral church is located at the catholic neighborhood of Fira and is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. The church was greatly damaged by the earthquake in 1956 but it was renovated back in 1975.
I processed the image in Photomatix to bring out better all details and colors of this interior.
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lousat (78455) 2013-11-13 2:34
A magnificent interior,is very rare to find catholic churches in this orthodox world,perfect choice of point of view to create the best symmetry and a very professional work in PP,I can see the photomatix effect...ehehe...have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
rigoletto (34269) 2013-11-13 2:43
hi krzysztof. you had beautiful colors and details in this humble church interior. good pp job to bring out the details. you may go for some perspective correction to make the green columns exactly vertical, but that is a choice of taste, of course.
delpeoples (53419) 2013-11-13 2:46
HI dear Krzysztof
It's not often we see the internal part of the church in these wonderful islands. Usually we see the blue and white domes of the outside. But this is something really special. I love the symmetry and the way you balanced the light here. Those blue tones around the inside of the dome are simply stunning. An impressive photo and impressive post-processing.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
timecapturer (49288) 2013-11-13 2:50
atmospheric and intensely beautiful interior shot this.
One thing I did not see on my Santorini trip was the inside of this amazing Cathedral, so this image intrigues and is just wonderful to see. Your execution and post processing are accomplished and the result just magical. Love it!
Regards - B.
Gigidusud (16569) 2013-11-13 3:32
Splendid Cathedral interior well captured. Great light management and nice framing. I like it!
Have a nice day,
ikeharel (58929) 2013-11-13 3:53
Superbly managed indoor's the light coming from the outside.
The archs in blue/green and brown, the many religious details all collected in a most impressive view.
DOF and clarity also most notable. Fine photojob.
SnapRJW (31613) 2013-11-13 4:02
Hello Krzysztof - I'd love to be able to capture an interior as competently as you have done here. The light is well balanced with very fine detailing throughout. Beautifully subtle colours too. I think I must have a look at Photomatrix, you seem to get excellent results from it. A fine shot. Warm regards Rosemary
sabermonajati (9589) 2013-11-13 4:18
illustrated architecture you captured.
Noel_Byrne (25308) 2013-11-13 5:22
An amazing interior, very majestic and vast in size. I tip my hat to you for your skill in managing the light here, anytime I try these kinds of shot, I always get a massive flare of light from the upper windows, so beautifully done. A really wonderful idea to have the peak of the arch in the very top of the frame too, it creates a very harmonious element to the whole scene. Love the soft blue light too, almost heavenly especially considering its in the dome surrounded by the fine paintings.
All the best
macjake (57468) 2013-11-13 5:42
maybe one of your best HDR shots yet.
the HDR certainly DID bring out the highs and lows.
just look at the definition in the under-side of the arches - beautiful.
this is when HDR show's its best side.
well done my friend, well done
abmdsudi (44324) 2013-11-13 6:12
An impressive interior shot and your framing never fail to explore new dimension packed by the intricate beauty along with the immense details in natural ambient. A grand shot in soothing colors tones, and red serves as strong eyecatcher but of all credit to your excellent light control resulting in a highly balance exposure throughout. A splendid shot, Well done.
Silvio1953 (124687) 2013-11-13 6:39
Ciao Krzysztof, great view of fantastic interior, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent perspective, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (29041) 2013-11-13 7:47
Beautiful architecture! Nicely captured with good lighting considering you are only using available light and good details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
rychem (24626) 2013-11-13 8:46
Piekne wnetrze koscioła, wrażenie robi różnokolorowe oświetlenie i piekne dekoracje, świetnie zrobione
ourania (32833) 2013-11-13 11:01
I like very much your symmetrical composition that exalts the arches and the shapes of the architecture. A very rewarding vertical frame in which the sense of depth and height is remarkable. In spite of the very challenging and demanding lighting conditions, you've managed to offer us a great variety of interesting details as well as capture a fine, warm atmosphere. I love the mild colours and the chromatic contrast between the lower and upper part of the church. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
Romano46 (18466) 2013-11-13 11:22
una splendida bicromia accentua la bellezza della chiesa.
L'azzurro della cupola e i toni delicati dell'abside e delle navate rendono l'ambiente molto piacevole e nello stesso tempo accentuano la spiritualità che pervade l'ambiente.
Hai fatto una bella inquadratura, ma soprattutto sei stato molto abile nel gestire la luce, cosa non facile in simili ambienti.
Eccellente anche la nitidezza e molto curato il contrasto.
Ciao e buona serata
mesutilgim (86112) 2013-11-13 13:30
Nice interior capture of this catholic church in Fira.
Good pov and good light management.
TFS and best regards
bona (13039) 2013-11-13 18:54
Very pretty cathedral. I like the walls color, incluing this pretty blue dome.
danos (87931) 2013-11-14 6:16
nice the interior view of the Catholic Cathedral of Fira,with the excellent light and colour management to makes the image unique.I like the creative perspective as the superb quality of the scene.
dkmurphys (50222) 2013-11-14 10:20
Very fine interior scene. I like the impressive decorations and the atmosphere of peace. Well taken, have a good evening.
rbassin (18770) 2013-11-14 10:54
bonne présentation de l'architectur d'intérieure.
Les couleurs, les détails et la lumière sont agréables.
POV bien centré, et agréable symétrie.
pajaran (53008) 2013-11-14 12:12
Lep pogled na unutrasnjost Katedrale ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i perspektiva, lepo pokazana unutrasnjost i detalji.
Lepa enterijer Katedrale.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
Nice view of the interior of the Cathedral ...
A good time recording and perspective, nice interior and details shown.
Beautiful interior of the Cathedral.
Good evening and a beautiful night, all the best.
fabbs99 (16739) 2013-11-14 21:46
Beautiful bright colors in this composition of the interiors of the church. Excellent POV and perspective, beautiful colors and light, good sharpness. Thanks for sharing this good work.
annjackman (20135) 2013-11-15 2:18
Gorgeous processing giving a realistic look to this interior and wonderful colours. A very special image that has been carefully composed.
Kind Regards, Ann
subhendu_bagchi (25875) 2013-11-15 2:20
namaste, a beautiful capture. Perfect light. Great colours. Love the inside textures of the church. Great shot. Tfs.
Cricri (108087) 2013-11-15 4:53
Belle prise intérieur de l'église, j'aime beaucoup le résultat des couleurs et le rendu des détails, très belle réalisation, telle une peinture
jhm (140643) 2013-11-16 1:21
I am a very big fan of church interiors, the most catholic churches are a lot nice paintings and sometimes nice stained glass.
You create depth and perspective with lovely colours and light high above in the church
Composition and presentation are excellent.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
siudzi (34047) 2013-11-16 1:29
wypatrzyles piękne wnętrze na ten post. Bardzo mi się podoba symetryczna kompozycja oraz cudna gra kontrastujacych kolorów. Domyślam się, ze miałeś trudne warunki na wykonanie tego zdjęcia, ale rezultat jest znakomity. Brawo!
williewhistler (14697) 2013-11-16 3:28
despite the very challenging light conditions you have managed to show the lovely details of the interior crisply and clearly.
I find the subdued colours very believable and most appropriate for the setting.
Nice photograph skills throughout.
Best regards Les.
resat1972 (7428) 2013-11-16 14:21
perpendicular to a beautiful photo frame, plenty of details
clarity, sharpness and colors are very good
emka (80936) 2013-11-17 0:01
Dobrze, ze pokazujesz również wnetrze kościoła z Firy, coś innego niz tylko fantastyczne widoki Oia, kościół mały ale urokliwy. Świetny kadr, przyjemne kolory.
serp2000 (40654) 2013-11-17 7:29
I remember few traces of the earthquakes in Greece too.
Very nice interior of the Orthodox church, I am not expert, but I think it looks like a Catholic Kosciol, for example. But our Holy Fathers love to talk about the only right way for their religion. ))
Have a great new week!
adramad (38876) 2013-11-18 4:51
Sensational Inside, you've captured in this cathedral, a perfect symmetry in the POV, which is magnificent showing us both the altar and the dome, good balance of light, not easy in this kind of images.
A nice color, so natural in these tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are ideal.
Well taken photo. I like
Enjoy a nice day.
Graal (98343) 2013-11-18 9:44
swietne zdjecie pieknego katedralnego wnetrza. Zadbales o symetrie, kadr bdb. Piekne detale architektury. Ciekawe w jakim stopniu zapelnia sie swiatynia w czasie nabozenstw.
adores (38224) 2013-11-25 14:07
You get some very good shots with the HDR and this one is no exception! We can see every detail of the church. I like it and the pov is very good also! You have done a good job!
Sonata11 (33298) 2013-11-26 16:46
piekne wnetrze kosciola oraz pieknie wykonane zdjecie. Wspaniala kontrola swiatla i kolorystyki. Sliczne zdjecie na ktore mozna patrzec i podziwiac szczegoly tak wielu detali. Bardzo mi sie podoba ta praca. Fantastycznie skomponowane zdjecie. Gratulacje.
jcpix (13708) 2013-12-03 14:37
Whew, I'm finally getting caught up on your pictures that I had missed...and what do you know, another beauty! :)
Aside from the usual technical details, my favorite thing about this shot is the blue coloring along the upper part of this image. I'm a bit perplexed however, I can't tell if it's actually meant to be that color, or if it's the way the light is perceived through the camera or PP?? Whatever the case, I love what it's done in contrast to the other yellowish/golden tones.
I'm continually impressed with those that can achieve these types of results from either low light conditions, or high contrast light conditions...and this would appear to contain both, to which both have been well balanced.
The architectural shapes and dimension from this composition are also quite impressive, you've lined this up to be most effective from the very first look. Interiors of cathedrals are tricky to manage, but I'd say you turned out a solid one here, this looks great my friend!
Warm wishes from the desert Southwest,
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (15498)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-27
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-13 2:31