This is another one of those photos that I took while on the walking tour of Warsaw with Malgo and Leszek.
So Malgo, you may have to help me out again in letting me know more about what this building is.
All I really know is that I found this building very attractive, as with alot of the architecture in Warsaw.
I'll try to find it on the Map View too.
Of course this is where the extreme wide angle lens is very useful, if you like that look anyways!
Thanks for looking
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emka (83992) 2013-11-12 10:12
Hi Craig, We are neighbours today. You write about walking tour with me and Leszek, I write about walking tour with Deniz in istanbul. It is why I like TE so much!
You have shown this church and the square nearby already. It is the Church of the Holy Cross' (Kościół św. Krzyża). Located on Krakowskie Przedmieście opposite the main Warsaw University campus. Inside it there is a column with the urn with Chopin's heart.
Again, very strange view with your wide angle lens. very interesting! I have the feeling that it will fall down to the back. Pity there is scaffolding on the right side.
WArm regrads MAlgo
siudzi (34131) 2013-11-12 10:28
A brand new look of this well known Warsaw church! The wide angle view was a really smart idea to achieve such an eye catching presentation. So pity that the car was parked just in front of the building... Anyway, vary well done as always!
Highmountains (2255) 2013-11-12 10:45
I like the low POV and the wide angle perspective. We see the two sides with extended towers at an angle that gives the spectacular feel of the towers reaching for the clear blue skies ...
The stairs on either side leads to the main entrance at the center. The details of the door look clear, impressive and elegant.
Thanks for sharing, Craig.
lousat (80995) 2013-11-12 12:30
Hi Craig,very original way to take this church,spectacular effect made by the lens distorsions,great details and colors,the car disturb the scene but no problem..ehhee..have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
mesutilgim (88122) 2013-11-12 12:51
Nice architectorial capture from Warsaw.
Good pov and layout.The wideangle was a good choice.
TFS and best regards
tyro (21558) 2013-11-12 13:59
How nice that Malgo could help you out with the location here! Your map is spot-on too. Funnily enough, I see that the location map now has the multicoloured "Google" logo on it and that led me to a bigger map and I was able to see this place on street view!
How interesting that Chopin's heart lies in there, buried in an urn. Frederik Chopin is one of my favourite composers: he was a very patriotic Pole and, interestingly wrote his famous and furious "Revolutionary Étude" (no, I can't play it!) in 1831 on hearing that Russia had invaded Warsaw.
I love your photograph and I love the yellow and white colouring of the stonework of this church. The oblique lighting brings out not only the wonderful colours but also the fine textures too. And all against a gorgeous deep blue and characterful sky. The parked car really isn't a distraction and the fellow in blue walking in front of the doorway is an added bonus.
Lovely light and colours, fine symmetrtical composition, perfect exposure and you usual exquisite details and sharpness.
pajaran (54114) 2013-11-12 22:18
Interesantan i lep pogled na arhitekturu ...
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazani detalji na fasadi.
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
An interesting and a nice view of the architecture ...
Good composition, nice details shown on the facade.
A good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
All the best.
jjcordier (78330) 2013-11-12 23:15
Grand angle + contre-plongée....la combinaison est gagnante pour présenter au mieux ce bâtiment de Varsovie.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-11-13 1:42
although I´ve seen this church many times,your wide-angle capture of it create completely new "look" of the church(love the distortion caused by the lens)
It´s like a new definition of architecture shots-original and really eye-catching!
Have a good day
Nicou (127694) 2013-11-13 2:08
quel cadrage sur cet édifice sueprbe iamge quel rendu sur la façade et la pierre l'effet de penché et de fuyante est superbe et ce traçage dans le ciel splendide.
Bravo et belle journée
timecapturer (49288) 2013-11-13 2:16
a signature upwards shot from you with that fine Sigma lens of yours. Looks magnificent this church and as usual so much detail and perfect symmetry that just makes it all so eye-catching and captivating. Glorious!
Regards - B.
Yes - the post yesterday was again Arundel Castle. Open only during Spring and Summer. Obviously popular and in extensive grounds. Have a look on Google Earth it is an amazing place. Posting some more shots of the town soon.
delpeoples (54425) 2013-11-13 3:41
Well Happy Birthday to the Birthday Boy
I trust you're being spoilt rotten, even if you have to work!
Your wide angle lens has done its job here. Love the - what do you call it? - the bokeh effect and the distortion. Really artistic and certainly much more entertaining than using a normal lens. The colours are great and I love how the small car and people give us such a great sense of scale and perspective. Thanks for sharing, have a fantastic day.
Kugart (1778) 2013-11-13 4:48
I quite like this look that you have achieved with the wide angle s it emphasises the grandeur of this magnificent building set against a super sky. Like the figure of the man caught in mid-step walking across the front door of the church. Superb .
rigoletto (34269) 2013-11-13 6:25
wow, enormous barrel distortion, making the viewer feel like the church is actually a high rising one. that extreme wide angle is a special gadget, isn't it? delightful polish baroque under a nice july sky. you very well managed a strong lateral light. birthday? congratulations :)
Noel_Byrne (26543) 2013-11-13 8:17
Lovely building and very cool angle, is this the wide angle lens? Class effect on it, it makes the whole place look so much more imposing and impressive. What style of architecture would that be classed as? Perhaps Baroque? beautiful whatever it is!
Romano46 (18472) 2013-11-13 10:32
il tuo grandangolo fa sempre la sua bella figura quando lo porti a spesso con te.
La ripresa dal basso e l'imponenza della xhiesa hanno fatto sì che si originasse una bella ed insolita composizione nella quale anche il cielo assume la sua bella parte da protagonista.
Passeggiare con gli occhi rivolti verso l'alto e la macchina fotografica rasoterra ha i suoi risvolti interessanti e aiuta a scoprire un mondo insolito.
Ciao e buona serata
abmdsudi (45592) 2013-11-14 8:12
What fun !!!
I'm seeing the freedom of the sky, so near and yet so horribly far away and a whole new world is opening with the little toy! Normally out of perspective images are difficult and just somehow dont look right, but the lens used here has taken it out of that level to give a very unique viewpoint giving a whole different outlook on the building! Its a stunning architectural shot, great perspective, tones and effective processing, but best is the distortion. Wonderful, Congrats, tfs
marabu61 (9205) 2013-11-14 9:10
Now this one makes my head spin ... the church seems to fall backwards while the car and the people look like some toy items. It is quite an unsettling composition with a strong attire.
have a great day
Silvio1953 (128231) 2013-11-14 11:39
Ciao Craig, great view of fantastic cathedral, superb sky, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
fabbs99 (16813) 2013-11-14 21:45
I like the tilted viewpoint of the facade of the building.Excellent architecture and captured superbly with the wide angle lens.Very well done with nice sharpness. TFS.
mkamionka (31937) 2013-11-15 8:56
fantastic presentation of this attractive church. It is quite famous in Poland and you have presented it from a very original perspective. Great photo quality! I like the subtle touch of the side light on the facade. The sky is amazing with the plan trail adding a nice diagonal. I like the frontal symmetry which combines well with the perspective distortion.
Gigidusud (17599) 2013-11-15 11:51
Fantastic wide-angle effect on this beautiful architecture. Excellent POV and splendid light. Well done!
Hansaphotos (7205) 2013-11-28 13:47
I`m trying to catch up with all the photos posted in my absent period. Yes, your 8-16mm really created a fine effect here. A nice upwards view of this lovely buildint that looks like a church. Fine lighting and a nice contrasting sky. Lovely work:) Thanks.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (59902)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-26
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-12 9:51