This is photo from yesterday's morning. Because of the fog, the special-natural effect were marvelous :-) The only modification of the original photo is that I've converted it to something between BW & Sepia, just like in Metropolis Movie Poster ;-)
The Basilica of Virgin Mary - The huge church, Kosciol Mariacki set at an angle to its northeast corner dominates the square. There was a church built here in the 1220s, partly destroyed by the Tartar raids of 1241 the present basilica was built on the remaining ruins (hence its orientation). The facade is dominated by the two unequal towers; the lowest, topped by a Renaissance dome is the bell tower holding 5 bells, whilst the taller, 81 metres high, belongs to the city and serves as a watchtower. It was given a gilded crown (c.4 metres in diameter) in 1666 - the gilded ball further up is said to contain the written history of the city. The hejnal is played from this tower every hour and on Polish Radio at noon. legend has it that a Tartar arrow pierced the throat of the bugler whilst giving the alarm; in commemoration the bugle call breaks off suddenly. Inside the church the east wall of the chancel is taken up by the altar of Wit Stwosz, the Dormition of the Virgin a huge polyptych carved in 1477-89 (about 13 metres high and 11 metres wide, it is the largest piece of mediaeval art of its kind). The altar is opened daily at noon. In the right aisle is a Baroque altar with a stone crucifix (again by Stwosz). The chancel also features original 14th century stained-glass and e.Baroque stalls. The wall paintings are by Matejko. Above the organ loft is Art Nouveau work by Wyspianski and Mehoffer.
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WichardGraas (336) 2008-11-11 9:10
When I saw the thumbnail I said wooow! This is an awesome picture! Thanks for sharing this Pawel!
rigoletto (34237) 2008-11-11 9:10
Good reference to Fritz Lang's all time sci-fi masterpiece. Your photos are all interpretations of expressionism already, this one goes further, and here you hit it even with the title. Impressive or what?
saikotic (114) 2008-11-11 9:11
Amazing..i really thought it was a snapshot of the early motionpicture
Iarnvidsson (645) 2008-11-11 9:24
I add 2 points but I think many many points will reward you pic. Sober and effective.
donluicu (24722) 2008-11-11 9:34
this is superb!
nice image, the play of fog and lights si simply amazing
csabee (243) 2008-11-11 10:27
Wow! Wonderful lights, good composition and beautiful architecture! Simply breathtaking!
CMJC (4016) 2008-11-11 11:08
un très bel effet grâce au brouillard qu'il faut parfois remercier!
le choix de cette teinte entre NB et sépia est tout a fait judicieux.
foibles3 (1399) 2008-11-11 12:16
This photo took timing and talent. Your notes are extremely informative.
MrCairo (0) 2008-11-11 12:17
W swietnym momencie kadrowales ! Efekt rewelacyjny. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
josevescovi (1750) 2008-11-11 12:56
O uso do fog criou fantástico efeito espectral nesta foto, tornado-a belíssima, graficamente falando. Excelente registro fotográfico desta torre antiga. Muito bom.
Convido-te a visitar minha página, expressando sua crítica/comentário sobre meu trabalho, o que muito me agradaria.
Ireneusz1970 (524) 2008-11-11 13:38
fajne ¶wiate³ko, Kraków jak zawsze piekny, a przynajmniej jego czê¶æ
Spunkie (318) 2008-11-11 19:09
Nice capture, Pawel.
The effect makes it movie like. I love the silhouette of the Basilica.
tehanu_f (6896) 2008-11-13 5:48
amazing use of light and mist...made me jealous
and the title is very fitting indeed
- Copyright: krakowiak KR (krakowiak) (4762)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2008-11-10
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D 80, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
- Exposure: f/11
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-11-11 9:05
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