This photo was taken at Røros. The church here was inaugurated on August 15, 1784. The building was completely financed by the Røros Kobberverk (Røros Copper Works) and the logotype of this company was placed on all sides of the tower. This is also the 5th largest church in Norway, with 1600 seats.
Røros is built around the copper mines. Copper was discovered in the 1630s and the official start of the Røros Copper Works was on August 28, 1644. The mining continued here until 1972.
The town, now a Unesco World Heritage Site, was completely destroyed by the Swedes (July 1678 and July 1679), but rebuilt in the original style.
This photo was taken exactly here.
As the first WS I have added a view taken here.
I have also uploaded a second WS, taken from the opposite side here, when we walked back to our hotel.
You may drag the yellow man and drop him on a road near the red cross and pan around to see the approximate views where my photos were taken.
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jjcordier (67270) 2011-08-15 23:44
Ces églises norvégiennes ont un charme particulier. La lumière éclaire joliment ce beau clocher. J'aime aussi beaucoup la photo prise de plus loin de ton second WS.
emka (64150) 2011-08-15 23:49
Roros - I was there! Amazing place. beautiful tower of the church, only building not from wood. Excellent photo. Nice composition
danyy (0) 2011-08-16 0:06
un clocher qui domine fièrement le village, un POV qui le prouve. Un beau soleil sous un ciel chargé.
Graal (92168) 2011-08-16 0:17
good presentation of church. Nice 3 images, here and in WS. An interesting note with links. Photos well done.
Have a nice day.
tyro (15717) 2011-08-16 0:25
It's such a pity that some of the minor roads here have not been negotiated by the Google Earth car and camera because we can't see exactly from where you took your workshop pictures, although we can get a very good impression.
We're not allowed to comment on workshop pictures but they are very interesting (as is your note) and give an excellent general view of this lovely building.
But this, main, picture is beautiful. The low early evening lighting on the tower and steeple of this lovely church is superb and, of course, the subject is placed exactly at the right vertical dividing point of thirds.
Perfect exposure and, as usual, stunningly sharp and detailed.
serp2000 (33177) 2011-08-16 0:40
So excellent strong colours of the north region.
You give a very interesting note with the historical details.
besnard (49965) 2011-08-16 0:52
Un bon cadrage, une bonne lumière qui met en valeur ce clocher intéressant.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
wolf38 (29116) 2011-08-16 0:57
Hi Gunnar. Photographers find so many images. There is a church with Romanesque elements. I am amazed that the church was built by the company of a copper mine. This is seen also on the crossed tools on the tower. Photo and text fit together perfectly. An ideal image for TE. Really instructive. Worth seeing Workshop. Rgds, Wolfgang.
Nicou (105851) 2011-08-16 1:42
quel beau ciel et image, sueprbe avec ce clocher qui ressort parfaitement, fantastique ensemble et compo superbe.
bravo et amitié
holmertz (31322) 2011-08-16 2:13
Clouds full of rain often make better backgrounds than blue sky. Although the light conditions seem to have been a bit difficult the church tower rises very elegantly against the dark sky, surroundd by the roofs of the old wooden buildings. The workshops are fine pictures too.
rbassin (13357) 2011-08-16 4:05
La lumière superbe et le ciel gris, mettent magnifiquement bien en valeur ce clocher.
Bien vu!Bonne journée
lousat (64213) 2011-08-16 4:13
Hi Gunnar,truely a beutiful composition,the light balance is very impressive for this magnificent white of clock tower,beautiful and strange sky too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jhm (128049) 2011-08-16 5:07
Despite the threatening sky get we a nice picture.
The logotype of this company was placed on all sides of the tower, we see but two sides, also your both workshops are excellent pictures.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Excellent depth image, good angle
Composition and perspective are very well.
Very well done, TFS.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-08-16 6:15
An image very well composed with the bell-tower, well off-centred on the right, which arise very well in the cloudy sky. Excellent exposition of the white color too.
baddori (19133) 2011-08-16 23:30
Le grandi miniere ...avevano bisogno di molti lavoratori...e le città erano funzionali al luogo Una architettura sacra in una archeologia mineraria.
Un documento importante che fa ammirare ..e riflettere .
jlbrthnn (79789) 2011-08-17 6:02
I like seeing whiteness of the bell tower revealing by the dark decoration. Ws describes completely the church and its position. The light is in accordance with the darkened sky. I appreciate the neatness of details. Bravo.
Have a nice day
robertocordeiro (341) 2011-08-17 7:55
Considero a Europa o berço das grandes obras arquitetônicas, seja obras rebuscadas ou as mais simples. Quanto a essa imagem da Igreja, é a prova que a arte e o bom gosto foi a força motriz para propagar a influência da Europa para o mundo. Muito bom o enquadramento, cores e constrastes. O patrimônio arquitetônico deve ser preservado!
I consider Europe the cradle of the great architectural works, works are elaborate or simple. As for this image of the Church is proof that art and good taste was the driving force to propagate the influence of Europe to the world. Very good framing, colors and contrasts. The architectural heritage must be preserved!
macjake (45588) 2011-08-17 11:01
very good overall clarity and exposure. the white facade provides a keen color contrast to the overcast grey sky.
the rooftop provides also a nice fg/bg seperation.
have yourself a great day
npecanhuk (56368) 2011-08-17 11:03
Lovely architectural details!
Truly attractive picture with excellent chosen pov, colors, exposure, level of sharpness, contrasts, horizontal format and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Fis2 (77000) 2011-08-17 13:17
A very interesting tower.
Good frame and sharpness.
I like it.
vasilpro (40557) 2011-08-17 23:22
I like your mini series of three shots from that old church with the interesting architecture and the beautiful campanile, lovely warm light and colors, very good contrast with the cloudy sky.
Have a nice day, Vasilis.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-08-18 12:25
a very nice architectural photo with superb details, the composition is well balanced, beautiful lights and POV, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
Glint (5911) 2011-08-19 11:11
you have found a nice light here that shows of this attractive church tower very well. Nicely composed using the rule of thirds.Excelllent sharpness too.
mafegan (8622) 2011-08-19 22:36
This photo brings back memories as I spent a night in Roros in 1970. A creative capture with minimal roofing and huge sky. Sharp and crisp. Cheers, Marlene
TopGeo (38080) 2011-08-20 11:12
Hello Gunnar! Interesting notes and pictures that give many details also the quality of Great architecture photo, great, balanced framing and composition! Great light management, beautiful colours and sharpness!
abmdsudi (32509) 2011-08-22 9:35
The architecture of this church is special, particularly love the decor of the spire; with nice textures in the fg. A well framed image in lovely sight lighting and colors too and perfectly composed this way with good control of highlights and nice shadows rendering the extra depth. And the overall contrast to grey sky is so striking. Great photo work and interesting note. Well done and good effort. Congrats.
jafadabret (56497) 2011-08-25 9:38
Les trois photos sont très belles mais j'ai un faible pour la dernière avec ce clocher sous la lumière qui émerge de la forêt.
Très belle architecture !
larsy (28) 2011-10-04 23:31
Typiskt att kyrktornet sticker upp, kul med gruvbolagets tecken på tornet.
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-02-21 12:06
Hello Gunnar, it is nice to see important buildings being restored and preserved through the years.
beautiful picture of the restored church!!
all the best,
pajaran (41755) 2013-06-30 10:24
Interesantan tekst o Crkvi, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na toranj crkve ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan toranj sa satom.
Lepe fotografije u radionci.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the Church, with the given data ...
A nice view of the church tower ...
Good picture, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, well demonstrated tower with a clock.
Beautiful photography in the workshop.
Good evening and all the best.
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (33930)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-02
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
- Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-15 23:35