Peaceful sunny afternoon
Lutheran church (Evangélikus templom), Kőszeg
Following the loss of its church during the counter-reformation, the congregation built the present late-Baroque church in 1783. Amongst the treasures of the church are the Baroque organ, the 1560 altar bible and the 1568 communion cup.
The Classical extension was achieved around 1840. The wooden ornamentation of the gallery running along the interior of the church is in a late Rococo and early Classical style. The altar and the pulpit, however, were made in the first half of the 19th century in Empire style.
The late Baroque altarpiece depicting the scene of the Last Supper is the work of an anonymous painter.
The small town with nearly 12,000 residents, with sub-alpine climate, is situated at the foothills of the Alps. The settlement and its vicinity at the foot of the Kőszeg hills, in the valley of the brook Gyöngyös has been inhabited since the 6th-7th centuries. In the 14th century it was given the rank of free royal town. The castle built in the13th century was named after captain Miklós Jurisics, who managed to hold up the Turkish troops advancing towards Vienna in 1532 with the help of the inhabitants. Its guilds, trade, vine growing and wine making, schools have a long history. The mediaeval town centre was not affected by the historical events, so inside the one-time town walls, the remains of which can still be seen, the houses have been preserved in their original form in Jurisics square and in the neighbouring streets.
(Source-www.Koszeg.hu & hungary.com)
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-01-04 1:17
Hello George! Wonderful place and church, amazing cyclist. Nice lightness. Very nice colours, good saturation. Perfect POV and DOF. Ideal exposure and frame. Interesting note. Original work. Well done!
dip (23510) 2010-01-04 1:25
beautiful shot of the place,good pov and lighting,
I also like the inclusion of the cyclist in the image,
alin-m (3716) 2010-01-04 1:26
Interesting contrast between the new renovated church and old brown house.
Indeed a peaceful image.
besnard (51784) 2010-01-04 1:32
Un joli cliché avec ces maisons anciennes typiques, l'église toute blanche et l'ensemble sous un beau soleil.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
snunney (78751) 2010-01-04 1:46
A nicely framed composition of this lovely church captured under a good light. The passing cyclist adds to the mood. Very good colours and sharpness. I would be inclined to correct the perspective, but that's only my personal opinion and you would no doubt lose some of the lovely architecture.
swiatopelk777 (0) 2010-01-04 1:52
Very fine buildings and church. Very funny bike. Nice colors. Original capture. Good black frame. Very fine information.
Greetings from Warszawa!
Royaldevon (25884) 2010-01-04 2:00
Good Morning George,
Your sharp exposure paints a clear, detailed picture of this delightful, historic town. The low sun has created interesting, long shadows, hinting at the position of large trees off camera.
I like the inclusion of the cyclist, who adds life to the scene as well giving a little extra bright colour.
Perhaps, in PS, you would be able to improve the persrpective; otherwise a fine shot.
Have a good day,
npecanhuk (60132) 2010-01-04 2:48
Very nice and interesting architecture photograph!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, vertical format, black and white frame, dof, colors and composition are all excellent!
The branches on top of this picture and the shadows of the trees at the bottom of it were placed very nicely in the frame!
TFS - congratulations!
jlbrthnn (79791) 2010-01-04 4:29
The conditions of luminosity were ideal. Excellent and joke realization, an image well done and interesting. Cheer.
Have a nice day
bona (12193) 2010-01-04 4:43
A beutiful place of Hungary. I like this corner and the architecture of the place, in specialy the red building of the left side. I like the man in the bike too.
Hugs my friend.
TopGeo (38168) 2010-01-04 5:49
Very nice and interesting architecture photo! Great clear colours and POV Interest note!
Sharpness, exposure, with vertical format, dof, colors and composition with church and old brown house are all excellent!
leonorkuhn (16235) 2010-01-04 10:16
This city is very beautiful with its old historic buildings. While the life unfolds calmly its treasures are preserved. Great composition, very good light, beautiful colors and excellent sharpness.
ifanik (21679) 2010-01-04 10:32
Hi my friend
Wonderful photo with beautiful colors and light
I like your POV too
Happy new year
vasilpro (40701) 2010-01-04 11:37
Very nice church, an excellent composed picture, very good POV, very nice colors and lighting, interesting architecture, lovely sky, I like the leaves that are hanging from the top.
Good evening, Vasilis.
jjcordier (72602) 2010-01-04 22:33
Un titre bien adapté à cette belle photo qui aurait peut-être mérité un redressement des perspectives(?). Gros contraste entre l'état des façades des maisons et de l'église!Belle lumière et joli ciel en arrière plan.
John_F_Kennedy (41980) 2010-01-04 23:22
Very good shot of a church with an interesting architecture. I like the POV and the framing with the some leaves. Excellent exposure too.
best wishes and have a nice day
danyy (0) 2010-01-04 23:31
voilà le cadrage et le format qu'il fallait pour montrer cette belle architecture au travers d'une photo nette et bien lumineuse. Un cadrage réussi avec ces feuilles qui ferment au-dessus.
Dommade pour ces déformations d perspective très prononcées.
Mes meilleurs voeux pour 2010.
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-01-05 0:24
Fine perspective of this square and the church
Nice colours and details
All the best to 2010
rikko77 (10849) 2010-01-05 8:59
this pic just tells what you say in its title: a peaceful, sunny afternoon, after a lovely portrait framing.
Wish you a good day!
ifege (9967) 2010-01-06 1:13
Hi George Another good Koszeg photo - great POV and colours and great capture of the clouds.
Now ... does the magnificently battered building on the left have a lean or is it lens distortion?
salvator (19102) 2010-01-06 6:37
Very nice clean and colorful shot with full of nice sharp details.