Storm clouds - The Jurisich Square & The St Imre Church
This square was the spot of the former markets where carts loaded with goods came and went both weekdays and holidays. Also, this was the place of the town’s political and social life. Residents were called here to meetings, the borough magistrate delivered sentences here. People who broke the law were closed into stocks here and here stood the pillory, the humiliation device of the Middle Ages. On the place torture you find now the Blessed Virgin Mary statue erected in 1739. Lorenz Eisenköbel, a stone-carver from Sopron, made it. The costs were covered by the punishment imposed on Lutheran civics who decried Mary. Eisenköbel also made the town well behind the Mary statue. In 1766 a stone house was built over the well, the walled up arches of which were opened during the reconstruction of the well. if you want to get to know the square you just have to take a seat on the benches around the Mary statue and your glance is able to take in this small closed square.
The 5-acre inner Town was protected by the town-wall since the 15th century inside which there were 73 houses. in the current Inner Town there are still 73 houses, although during the centuries due to the fire the town was repeatedly burned down. As far as we know, Kőszeg was ravaged by fire 14 times during the 17th and 18th centuries. This explains the fact that only 102 historically protected buildings are registered and only 10 out of them were built earlier than in the 18th century, although the city and the castle were established in the 13th century. The reason for the frequent fires was that the houses of the inner town, as anywhere in Europe, were built of wood and mud wall.
St. Imre Church
St. Imre church is the result of the 17th century fight between the different nationalities. After 1558, the citizens of Kőszeg were divided into smaller groups depending upon their religions and nationalities. This fact influenced the life of the local government and also, the local church. The German Lutherans, after having played an important role in the City’s life, felt themselves strong enough to expel the Hungarian Protestants from St. James Church, upon the request of whom, the town started to build a new church in 1615. Walent Marx, a master builder from Kirschlag started to build the new church, but finally it was completed by another master build called Wolf Zehentmayer in 1640. He was inclined to build a similar church for the Hungarians to the former one. He built the tower higher during one of the renovations. There is no other explanation that the church, built during the time of baroque and renaissance in the beginning of the 17th century, bears gothic signs. The church, originally built for the Protestants, as taken away by Tamás Pálffy and György Széchenyi in 1673 and was given to the Catholics and served as the parish church of the city until the end of the 19th century(Source:www.koszeg.hu)
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npecanhuk (58184) 2010-11-15 2:12
Very beautiful picture!
The church and its surroundings are wonderful!
The composition in the vertical format, with the cloudy sky above was effective with very attractive visual results!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, pp, contrasts and black & white borders are all excellent too!
TFS - congrats,
besnard (50383) 2010-11-15 2:12
Le ciel menaçant est un atout majeur de la composition et met en valeur cette jolie petite église toute jaune.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2010-11-15 2:14
Superbes contrastes entres toutes ces couleurs, cela donne de la dimension à ce cliché , et de plus cette église eSt splendide.
vasilpro (40685) 2010-11-15 2:54
Wonderful light management and excellent contrast, lovely colors, beautiful cloudy atmosphere, very nice POV.
Have a nice day, Vasilis.
snunney (75070) 2010-11-15 4:01
The dark stormy sky makes a splendid contrast with the brightly lit church. The composition is well framed, making good use of the vertical format. I like the inclusion of the monument on the left, which is nicely counterbalanced by the trees. Very good colours and sharpness.
JFS (32457) 2010-11-15 4:04
Impressive shot with such a contrast between the colorful architecture and the menacing sky. Stunning image!
mauarg (1758) 2010-11-15 4:16
Impressive moment with the strong lights over the church and the dark sky. Well done !
dta (59121) 2010-11-15 4:21
hello george ,
The light conditions that I like most . So , the contrast of this superb coloured church with the dark sky is really attractive .
Well captured .
siamesa (27701) 2010-11-15 4:56
Bom dia George
The colors of the nice church make a marvelous contrast with the heavy sky.Simply marvelous. TFS
Morac (27419) 2010-11-15 5:04
Superbe lumière et excellente ambiance
Sergiom (48930) 2010-11-15 5:41
Cette belle église aux couleurs merveilleuse attire toute la lumière sur elle, malgré le temps gris et nuageux. Le point de vue est magnifique.
SnapRJW (26074) 2010-11-15 6:13
Hello George This image has been very well captured. The colours of the church are wonderfully punchy against the angry sky. The whole effectresults in a strong clean image. TFS Rosemary
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-11-15 6:16
Hello George! Wonderful church. Amazing sky, excellent clouds. Marvelous colours. Fantastic contrast. Splendid effect. Good luck! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
timecapturer (40234) 2010-11-15 6:30
stunning use of colour against a threatening sky. Dramatically beautiful, well done!
John_F_Kennedy (41884) 2010-11-15 6:41
A lovely presentation of the old church . Lighting throughout the image is well done.
Silvio1953 (109249) 2010-11-15 6:46
Ciao George, great POV on lovely church, fantastic Grey sky, splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
danos (80252) 2010-11-15 7:48
very nice the light and colour management falling on the St. Imre church with the bell tower to dominates the scene and to outlined perfect against the grey sky.I like the clarity and the sharpness of the scene as your informative note.Well done.
Have a nice afternoon,Danos
Cricri (95347) 2010-11-15 8:38
Le contraste vraiment magnifique entre le ciel dramatique et la lumière sur l'église, un moment super bien capturer et réaliser, belle composition
abmdsudi (35282) 2010-11-15 10:06
This is wonderful capture, the dark stormy sky is so spectacular and the lighted church, what a magical combination and the result is superb! You have shot a great piture, the contrast is amazing. Excellent color saturation and good sharpness. Congratulation on your fine work. TFS. Best regards
holmertz (33489) 2010-11-15 11:21
The combination of a fine church and a dramatic sky has produced an impressive photo with excellent light and colours.
saxo042 (35170) 2010-11-15 12:10
A marvellous combination of warm yellow light over the church and the cold blue clouds above. A beautiful church and a very pleasant picture!
francio64 (38256) 2010-11-15 13:24
un cielo foriero di tempesta per un'immagine bella ed affascinante.
Eccellente la resa cromatica.
Avrei soltanto cercato di correggere quel pò di distorsione prospettica che vedo all'estremità della foto.
danyy (0) 2010-11-15 22:45
robuste jeu de lumières et de couleurs, bien aidés par un post processing judicieux. Un ciel d'une très grande beauté.
Dommage pour la distorsion de perpective à droite.
Graal (93562) 2010-11-16 0:21
Jó napot George,
good shot, fine light and contrast, good captured moment. An interesting presentation of church. Well note and photowork.I like it.
Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (44082) 2010-11-16 2:52
Beautiful saturated colors that paints this beautiful capture. A well composed image, good work.
Have a ncie day.
amaryllis (32599) 2010-11-16 13:34
ce ciel de tempête et de contraste est splendide et fait d'autant plus ressortir les couleurs de l'église avec le toit rouge et la façade jaune
un bon format vertical
hispic (9619) 2010-11-16 19:12
Beautiful contrast! the church illuminated with morning sunlight against dark storm clouds is beautifully caught. It's a bit of a pity for such a good photo that some lines of the buildings did not be rendered smoothly. The luminous impression is exquisite, indeed!
Best wishes, Hisashi
TopGeo (38126) 2010-11-17 4:18
Hello George! This is wonderful capture, Excellent composition with the stormy sky and spectacular church, Very good frame and combination of look and sharpness the result is superb! You have shot a great picture, the contrast is amazing. Excellent color saturation and good sharpness. Congratulation on your fine work.
baclama (16689) 2010-11-17 4:53
une tres tres belle lumiere pour faire ressortir cette eglise du ciel si gris...
jjcordier (69557) 2010-11-17 23:00
Superbe église baroque , éclairée de façon fantastique ce qui la fait contraster de fort belle façon avec ce ciel extraordinaire.
macjake (48333) 2010-11-18 9:25
this is a great photo, simply for its combination of lightness/brightness and dark clouds...the visual contrasts are excellent.
Did you try to correct the Keystoning, but found it wasnt useful in this scene? just curious, i know that sometimes when corrected, you lose space on the edges.
have a great day
COSTANTINO (46454) 2010-11-23 13:08
excellent capture in a stormy day
it is strange that the clouds are grey
and the church is shinning...
the sky is hidden into the grey clouds
great work with a great contrast