View of Wawel Castle rebuilt during the Renaissance.
The ruling of the last Jagiellon was a time of splendour for Wawel. In that time, (between 1507–1536) the Royal Seat was thoroughly rebuilt. Sigismund I the Old sponsored that enormous undertaking. The works were supervised by two Italians: Francisco from Florence and Bartolommeo Berrecci. After their death, Benedykt from Sandomierz continued their work. From light arcade galleries of the courtyard, supported by slender columns one enters spacious and sunlit chambers. The inside of the castle, including the splendid Deputy Hall with its coffering ceiling, gives evidence of the great skills of both Italian and Polish craftsmen. Palace chambers were decorated with tapestries which Sigismund August purchased in large quantities. In the beginning of the 16th century, the tombstone of John Olbracht was placed in the niche sculptured by Francesco Fiorentino. That is the first renaissance work of art in Poland. In 1517 the construction of the Sigismund's Chapel started which acted as the mausoleum of the last Jagiellon. Sixteen years later the construction was completed. From that period other tombstones remained, such as those of Cardinal Frederic Jagiellon and of bishops Piotr Gamrat, Piotr Tomicki, Jan Konarski, Jan Chojenski and Samuel Maciejowski. In 1520 Sigismund Bell was cast. In the Cathedral one may find manneristic works of art: the tombstones of Stephen Báthory and bishop Fillip Padniewski – both designed by Santi Gucci and also the tombstone of bishop Andrzej Zebrzydowski designed by Jan Michalowicz from Urzedow.
The same put photograph yesterday was removed. I don't know why. It only differed in that it was drawn up in the HDR technique.
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tedesse (22053) 2013-01-16 2:33
I ta wersja podoba sie!
Dobry POV i kompozycja zdjecia, Ladne kolory i swiatlo.
Szkoda ¿e usuniêto wersje w HDR:(
npecanhuk (53829) 2013-01-16 2:34
Wonderful architectural details!
Beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and simple composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
dta (51280) 2013-01-16 2:59
Hello Aleksander ,
A fine view of this imposant castle . Excellent sharpness and exposure . It would have been better without the car , but ...
dip (21873) 2013-01-16 3:15
a beautiful image of the impressive castle,
clarity,sharpness and light management are amazing,
jurek1951 (35765) 2013-01-16 4:09
ta wersja tez dobra,kolorystyka i ostrosc takie jak maja byc,pozdrawiam,
Sergiom (39078) 2013-01-16 5:40
Un cadrage classique mais très efficace de cet immense bâtiment qui prend beaucoup d'espace dans la composition. Ses murs hauts sont impressionnants.
macjake (39207) 2013-01-16 5:44
wow..i'm so surprised the mods took your photo down due to it being in HDR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have posted almost 100 photos in HDR here on TE!
very interesting and disappointing.
as for this photo, when i viewed it in the gallery i laughed because i have the EXACT same photo in my personal gallery on my computer. We both stood at the exact same spot :)
love this castle in Cracow, its very dominating.
I wonder how it looked here in this same spot hundreds of years ago!
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-01-16 8:05
Wawel w calej okazalosci i jak zawsze piekny! Dobrze wybrany POV i ladna kompozycja. Nieliczne auta i rowerzysta dodaja poczucia rzeczywistosci. Dobrze rozegrane kolory, kontrast i ostrosc.
cornejo (17972) 2013-01-16 9:57
Hello Aleksander, this seems like a good and interesting picture, well captured and framed, with very good sharpness, depth, light and color. It is an interesting picture of this castle very well composed. Very good and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy rest of week.
Greetings from southern Spain.
pajaran (36119) 2013-01-16 10:47
Dao sam ti kritiku na fotografiju dvorca.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o starom dvorcu, sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Lep pogled na dvorac ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
I gave you a critique on the photo of the castle.
Very good and interesting article about the old castle, with the given data and history ...
A nice view of the castle ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, nice revealed.
Good evening and all the best.
mumek (20190) 2013-01-16 11:48
Ladna pocztowka z Krakowa. Piekny widok na zamek krolewski, swietna kolorystyka, wyrazne detale architektury. Wyczerpujaca i interesujaca notatka .
holmertz (26854) 2013-01-16 12:38
I didn't see the HDR version of this, but I think the rules don't allow exaggerated HDR photos, whatever that means. I know some HDR pictures (possibly not yours) look very unnatural. This on the other hand is very good, with colours that seem genuine and natural. The castle and the wall both look marvellous and I enjoy that there is some human presence in the foreground.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-01-17 5:20
The view highlights the impressive architecture. This is both a photo and a photo of architectural life. Light and the quality is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-01-17 12:01
I was just writing a critic when your first post of this picture disappeared. Too bad. It looked fantastic with the HDR.
From this POV the Wawel Castle looks very impressive. Probably because it rises up so high behind the closing wall.
You can try again later with another HDR-version of this view.
Best regards, Paul
Schnappilic (7895) 2013-01-17 12:26
TFS this splendid castle with a great architecture. Good colors, sharpness and contrast. I like the result!
ourania (12249) 2013-01-17 13:13
this aspect of the castle is very interesting too even though less attractive than the previous view you presented and less favoured by the light. The foreground provides a context of daily life and traffic and enhances the depth of the picture. The composition is well considered, clarity is excellent and the warm colours look very attractive in the moody light and against surrounding cool or neutral tones. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Silvio1953 (97953) 2013-01-18 2:44
Ciao Aleksander, gret POV on fantastic castle, excellent clarity, fin details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
mkamionka (24455) 2013-01-18 8:34
to jeden z moich ulubionych widokow na Wawel, jeszcze ciekawiej wyglada noca jak jakies zamczysko z horroru.
Bardzo ladnie to pokazales w przyjemnych subtelnych kolorach.
abmdsudi (26199) 2013-01-19 17:58
A wonderful constructed image on how the eye is drawn to the two towers, a strong remarkable castle captured from excellent choice of viewpoint showing the depth, detailed design and its splendour. An inevitably impressive structures and good scale ref as well, Great color-tones and contrast, tx to the infor notes. Great work, Congrast.
shevchenko (18243) 2013-01-20 19:47
Good pov and good frame to show the magnificent old architectures, beautiful red wall and yellowish architectures in complicated design, tidy shot, distinct image, good shoot.
ChrisJ (86766) 2013-01-21 1:14
Marvellous warm vs cold colour contrasts between the red roof, yellow ochre facade, red brick wall & the colder tones of the blue sky. Excellent sharpness and well composed, with excellent control over perspective in this wonderful architectural shot. The green turrets add interest. Tfs!
Angshu (51174) 2013-01-22 21:56
The wall & the castle looks nice...this is a historical structure. From this angle the volume of the castle is evident well. The people offer idea of scale. Well done!
pierrefonds (48285) 2013-02-01 12:11
The walls are framing well the castle. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the Wawel castle. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
jmdias (45762) 2013-02-19 1:38
curious the shapes of these walls and buildings with shapes full of corners. I liked the soft light that let us to see many details. good job.
- Copyright: Aleksander Gruszecki (Graal) (88784)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-27
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D200, Tamron 17-50mm f2.8, Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-16 2:30