This is definitely my favourite church this winter :-))) I've taken several photos in a different time of days and nights. I think here the sky is absolutely marvelous :-) Hardly and PP effects here... little correction of contrast, sharpnes, light and tilt. The sky is so beautyful thanks to the stron wind, gazing small clouds and long time of exposure.
St. Andrew's Church is the best example of the romanesque style in Cracow. This church was founded in the 11th century by Sieciech, palatine of duke Wladyslaw Herman. The fortifying character of the church is visible, especially in the lower part of the building, where walls are incredible thick and there is hardly any windows. Two beautyful slim Romanesque towers are covered with Baroque helmets. The interior is mostly Baroque.
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jdwyer264 (1082) 2007-01-29 12:35
A fantastic shot, love the atmospheric effect, very 3D.
Nice composition, POV, Sharpness and colours.
Very well captured.
Ralfhar (732) 2007-01-29 12:36
very nice work.
Can we know your exif?
wautersw (3647) 2007-01-29 12:36
Great shot. The sky is excellent, great sharpness on the rest of the picture. Very nice light too. TFS
terimakasi74 (285) 2007-01-29 12:38
This picture is amazing, is it a HDR? Anyway technically flawless! I love how the clouds flee radial off the church. Great POV too.
isabela_sor (47748) 2007-01-29 12:38
This sky is really impressive,Pawel!!The church stands out very strong here, in a good composition.Congratulations for this pic
Paolo (41222) 2007-01-29 12:38
Hi Pawel, excellent image with a brilliant exposure and a fantastic light on the sky but also on the buidlings.
great POV too and high quality.
claudio74 (7263) 2007-01-29 12:38
really amazing sky,the light is well captured and colours are perfect.
velocista (897) 2007-01-29 12:39
The contrast between the sky and the sharpness of the rest of the pic is fantastic!!
broglia (3604) 2007-01-29 12:41
Hi Pawel, what a fabulous effect - possibly a little too much PP work IMO but it certainly stands out from the crowd. Excellent, Roberto
noahsark (1092) 2007-01-29 12:44
very good night scene..i like the sky and light..
colors and light*****
humanist (695) 2007-01-29 12:48
It is shocking to think that there is no PP here unless adding a sky, "clarify," HDR or a filter count. Maybe I am just too much a noice to see how this could happen in camera. I personally like PP, so I like the image either way :)
In any event it is a beautiful scene. They sky is incredible and serves the importance of the church. You've managed both your shadows and highlights well with only minimal details lost. All in all, the image has a lot of "wow" factor and I enjoy looking at it.
teutza (10590) 2007-01-29 12:50
what an amasing shot!!
congratulations for this catch!good exposure!perfect light!
joseelias (0) 2007-01-29 12:50
Very nice night photo. The church is indeed beautiful and impressive and I like the differences between this baroque and the one seen in Portugal.
Regarding the photo, the colours and textures almost look unreal, to which the sky contributes very positively. The exposure is extremely well handled and I particularly like the star-shaped lights.
Still, theres a detail, which being easy to correct, damages, in my opinion, the potential of this photo. Im talking about the tilt to the right.
Even if the perspective distortion is heavy due to the height of the church, it works well as it transmits an imposing feeling from the building. Still, summing to this distortion theres a tilt to the right as both towers are leaning to that side (the right one a bit less) and that unbalances the picture. I think it would be a good idea to rotate the photo a bit to the left so that both towers had the same inclination degree towards the centre of them.
Its a simple issue but that affects a bit the appreciation of the image.
syd1946 (18663) 2007-01-29 12:58
There is not only this strange,great sky,there a fine composition at all.The pov you choose is excellent,the theme interesting and well seen.The big difference is the handle of light,the winner of this images.It works so well and gives enother feeling,a mystic feeleng.Excellent work as well,my compliments for this!
fariischee (584) 2007-01-29 13:01
arnoud1976 (1191) 2007-01-29 13:05
GREAT capture, really top class. amazing clarity also, good dof, pov. just awesome.
polter (7239) 2007-01-29 13:06
Niesamowity jest ten św. Andrzej w takim oświetleniu - jak statek na oceanie. A niebo - niesamowite, takie rozpędzone. Piękny efekt. Pozdrawiam T.
bach37 (193) 2007-01-29 13:10
No need for words...
Thanks for sharing.
AROBN54 (11475) 2007-01-29 13:12
Hello, Pawel, what an amazing shot. The lighting, the sky, your composition is top rate. It's such an unusual shot, it almost looks like a holiday display in a shop window. Incredible capture. TFS, Shelly
ben4321 (9875) 2007-01-29 13:18
This is a superb shot Pawel, on many different levels. The composition and framing are first rate, and the church looks great set against that intense evening sky. I see so many great night shots on this site that are spoilt by featureless black skies, and I'm glad you haven't fallen into that trap. It's all down to good timing, and you took this at the perfect point in the evening.
You controlled the difficult lighting very well, and that light trail is a nice touch.
The only thing I don't like about this is the square crop, but perhaps there was something you didn't want to include that was getting in the way.
krysia (4222) 2007-01-29 17:17
Bardzo piękne zdjęcie pod każdym względem.
Mnie najbardziej podoba się tutaj pov i niesamowite niebo oraz ta mroźna pustka .
jasmis (58123) 2007-01-29 17:30
Nooo, poszedłeś ostro tym razem. Wyczarowałeś prawdziwe cudo. Tylko pozadrościć. Dla mnie bomba. Pozdrawiam.
Nefaryta (2582) 2007-01-30 3:43
Nie moge sie doczekac az kupie szeroki obiektyw. Brawo!!
vincz (19113) 2007-01-30 4:43
Eye-catching shot with this incredible sky and the beautiful colours on the wall. Very good choice of exposure. A great work. Congratulations!
jlynx (12647) 2007-01-30 8:41
Nie na darmo jestes dla mnie mistrzem światła, a ten kadr jest dowodem na to, że istotnie tak jest. Cierpliwość nagrodzoba w dwójnasób. Pięknie rozmazane niebo robi niecodzienne wrażenie, a światła jakie złapałeś na murach szacownej architektury są rewelacyjne.
flory (4848) 2007-01-30 10:45
well,well,this is a spectacular sky,good exposure...you put this old and beautiful church in an incredible light..the colours are nice harmonized,too..
marietom (34609) 2007-02-01 16:13
sublime, quelles couleurs !
fotomek (920) 2007-02-24 13:41
pozazdroscic, jest pieknie! nie wiem, czy dla "czystosci" tematycznej nie przycialbym z lewej tuz przy bramie prowadzacej do A, mielibysmy przy okazji kawalek wiecej slicznej pizzerii... pozdrawiam, Tomek (z ta pizzeria zartowalem, chociaz logo "Pizza Hut" jest tak malenkie i dyskretne, ze mi nie przeszkadza)
abulafia (4900) 2007-02-24 13:43
Amazing shot! the sky is really dynamic, and everything is crystal clear.
Sapo (53) 2007-03-01 11:56
Really a magnific picture! Have you done a stop without the 10-20? Probably a 50 mm or a 110 mm could have excluded the buildind on the right exalting the church.
oldsock (575) 2007-06-28 16:14
Indeed M A R V E L O U S !!!
What a shot! Perfect... no more words needed.
Useful comment as well.
asajernigan (21427) 2007-07-25 7:02
Fantastic shot! Your composition is great with outstanding atmospheric effects. The lighting and colors are fine with good sharpness and detail.
danbachmann (1746) 2007-07-28 9:26
Excellent night image. You have good exposure - often where the lights are shining can get blown out in long exposures, but you've had enough surounding light to fill everything in.
I plan to visit Krakow next month. Perhaps I will remember some of the places you have shown here.
Dirgeelucidatr (266) 2007-07-28 13:45
sotiris_k (838) 2007-08-30 11:58
Hi Pawel! Amazing picture with long exposure. The sky is the most strong element in the frame. Well done
GREGG (7888) 2007-09-14 4:17
prze - śliczny kadr i
Gratuluję i pozdrawiam
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-09-21 15:21
This is incredible composition!
Fantastic atmosphere and lovely colours!
PlayaLimon (162) 2007-12-12 17:27
you found the best moment for this pic - marvelous colors, very excellent sharpness and optimum perspective!
Edgar_Delacroix (557) 2008-11-07 5:43
Brilliant sky... brilliant photographer. Personally, with a lens with a so wide angle, i would try the perspective correction, but it's not a reproach, it's only that i don't like distortions when they're far. But technically, your picture is flawless.
pawelx (11) 2009-01-28 3:54
Swietne niebo, kolory, pomysl. Super atmosfera na tym zdjeciu. Gratulacje! Pawel
Ireneusz1970 (524) 2009-12-05 11:28
limielski (0) 2013-09-01 14:58
To jest godna uwagi praca. Tu pokazałes swój kunszt!
GiovanniG (3276) 2013-09-01 20:43
I agree with you this is an extraordinary capture with wonderful exposure and sky. Very well done Krakowiak!
- Copyright: krakowiak KR (krakowiak) (4762)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-27
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D 80, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
- Exposure: f/9.0
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-29 12:32
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