Basilica de Sant Francesc is an amazing Gothic style church in the heart of the old town Palma de Mallorca. This is 13th century church which was remodeled after it was struck by lightning in the 17th century with a beautiful facade built in typically Mallorcan style - a massive, forbidding sandstone wall with a delicately carved postal and a rose window at the centre.
You enter through lovely & peaceful Gothic cloisters with orange and lemon trees and a well at the centre. Inside the church is the tomb of Ramon Llull (1235-1316), the Catalan mystic who became a hermit following a failed seduction attempt and was later stoned to death attempting to convert Muslims in Tunisia. Based on: seemallorca.com
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Indrasish (2939) 2014-07-27 0:47
Wonderful shot!! I like your composition and your point of view.. Also I like the perspective and vertical framing.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Very well done..
Good afternoon and have a nice sunday..
annjackman (21813) 2014-07-27 1:56
How well you managed the light that I imagine was rather harsh. There is detail in all areas of the photo with lovely shapes and shadows. View point and clarity excellent - thanks for sharing.
Kind Regards, Ann
lousat (89930) 2014-07-27 1:57
HI Gosia,one of the most difficult pic talking about the light,your exposure is truly fantastic,and the diagonal perspective too is great,an excellent capture of this cloister,so well preserved and without people inside,i like it!! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
abmdsudi (53105) 2014-07-27 2:18
Lovely capture, good pov and lay out with repeating verticals lead smoothly into the depth of capture. Exposure is fine too with good contrasting colours,
and light & shadows. An intriguing historic spot that evokes a special atmosphere and charm. Fine capture, tfs.
kasianowak (8745) 2014-07-27 2:54
Bardzo pieknie uchwycone powtarzalny wzor, linie i swiatlocienie. Super praca.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-27 3:01
a lesson in light management and the impact of getting the perspectives just right. Awesome clarity and detail in this glorious view, I particularly like the shadow play here it makes the irresistibility quite special.
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
snunney (97639) 2014-07-27 3:04
Beautiful capture of these lovely cloisters. Light management is excellent and the colours and detail superb. Excellent point of view as well.
adramad (44926) 2014-07-27 4:33
Great composition, perfectly executed, superb balance of brightness between light and shadow, which allows us to see in great detail this wonderful cloister, with its beautiful arches and capitals.
Excellent resolution and very good focus.
Very good job. I love it
Enjoy a Happy Sunday.
Sergiom (77537) 2014-07-27 5:49
J'aime beaucoup l'alignement des superbes arches qui donne de la profondeur à l'image, j'aime aussi le jeu des ombres et de la lumière dans ce superbe jardin intérieur.
Noel_Byrne (30546) 2014-07-27 6:03
This is a beautiful subject, the play of light and shadow through the cloisters a joy to view, and you have managed the light perfectly to allow such excellent detail of the interior and of the building outside. Thanks to your skill we can see perfect detail of the textures of the walls. Really nicely done image of a great building.
Graal (102642) 2014-07-27 7:44
wszystko tu fajne - gra cieni, perspektywa, detale architektury arkad no i kadr. Piekne miejsce dobrze pokazane.
Milego nowego tygodnia.
asajernigan (21427) 2014-07-27 8:00
The repeating pattern created by the columns creates a nicely composed image. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness and detail. The play of sun and shadow makes this photo very attractive.
npecanhuk (74932) 2014-07-27 11:21
Very beautiful details!
Very attractive picture!
Special regards to the exposure, large vertical format, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,
Janusz1974 (2824) 2014-07-27 11:54
Bardzo dobra prezentacja niezwyklej architektury.
Ladnie ujeta gra cieni.
photoray (13981) 2014-07-27 13:51
Attractive exterior hall view of Basilica de Sant Francesc, the slender ornate columns supporting arches numerous and flowing, with shadows contrast.
Still beautiful after all the centuries.
Thanks for sharing,
carlo62 (46575) 2014-07-27 14:04
mi stai facendo conoscere una Palma di Maiorca che non conoscevo, ricca di belle architetture e storia.
Bella questa inquadratura, un taglio verticale arricchito dalla prospettiva del colonnato, il gioco di ombre ne esalta la composizione.
Buon inizio settimana
jjcordier (79297) 2014-07-27 22:52
Excellente photo de ce beau cloître avec un cadrage très bien pensé et une bonne exploitation de la lumière et des ombres.
mirosu (16041) 2014-07-27 23:58
Excellent perspective, superb light and shadow play. Nice arrangement in vertical format. There is an excellent brown-green-blue color contrast.
Very well done.
P.s. Sorry for my slow response, but my access to internet is not very regular during my travelling.
Silvio1953 (140991) 2014-07-28 7:20
Ciao Gosia, lovely composition with beautiful play of light and shadows in a fantastic closter, wonderful colors, excellent perspective and splendid clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
COSTANTINO (64268) 2014-07-28 10:33
Hello my dear friend
symmetrical shot with designs and shapes
lights and shadows play together
interesting presentation of Basilica
de Sant Francesc in amazing Gothic style
view point and clarity are excellent
have a nice time
Alco (7337) 2014-07-28 20:49
Beautiful picture of that basilica. The architecture is very nice. I like the shadows on the ground made by the columns. Very well done. TFS.
Have a nice day.
Nicou (140194) 2014-07-29 2:36
quelle vue de cette basilique superbe quel jeu d'ombre et lumière et ce arche avec l'angle et la lumière superbe image.
Bravo et amitié
claudeD (38168) 2014-07-29 4:22
Wow! Whatba wonderful architecture picture very well composed and with an excellent light managment ( surely not easy with this light and shadow parts of the picture. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from LUxembourg
williewhistler (16394) 2014-07-29 13:15
fine light management and good compositional skills have resulted in a terrific photograph full of intricate details and interest.
rychem (34669) 2014-07-29 21:02
Taki kąsek dla fotografa, powtarzające się rzędy kolumn i światło, Idealne złapane zdjęcie
ines8 (6112) 2014-07-30 4:50
This diagonal perspective is wonderful,a very beautiful and charming composition.
All the best,
delpeoples (57278) 2014-08-02 7:00
Ciao dear Gosia
Cloisters are always so unique and special, and these ones do not disappoint. Your control of light and shadow here really is impressive, with the ceiling rafters perfectly detailed and the outside light superbly even. I love the shapes the shadows have thrown and your use of the diagonal lines. A lovely photo, congratulations.
ourania (44398) 2014-08-02 9:01
this is a wonderful composition, it gives us a precise description of the architecture and has a very elegant graphical aspect as well. I like very much how the whole view is composed by several sets of overlapping graphical patterns. There's a fine and solid rhythm, light, shadows and colours have been managed excellently and they are equally important for the very appealing overall effect. The atmosphere is very agreeable too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
SWEETFREEDOM (24619) 2014-08-02 23:08
you have chosen a good p.o.v. nice game of lights and shadows, contrast and sharpness are perfect
emka (95399) 2014-08-04 13:53
Witaj, znowu mi sie zrobiły zaległości :). Uwielbiam takie kruzganki. fantastyczny kadr, wspaniały rząd tych kolumienek z różnymi kapitelami, jak pieknie wyglada za nimi niebo. Wspaniałe zdjęcie.
adores (45029) 2014-08-05 16:12
Very beautiful basilica and composition! I like this pov a lot - the diagonal of columns is wonderful, with great details and shadows on the ground. Very good work!
macjake (67188) 2014-08-06 0:17
how'd you get that lighting underneath the ceiling like that? is that done in post processing? what ever the case, it really does transform the photo into a higher level.
makes the scene seem and feel larger, taller, with greater depth.
smart lines and lighting too.
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-08-06 10:54
This is my first visit to your album and I took this extra-ordinary image. It is an excellent wide angle view and you have captured it perfectly. The main beauty of this image is its light and shade. Bright colored pillars with shaded arcade, centre is green - a beautiful combination. Composition, framing and POV all are excellent.
MOST STUNNING IMAGE.
with best wishes and thanks for sharing.
ChrisJ (112461) 2014-08-08 4:23
Nice graphism added here by the side-lighting creating mirroring shadows to the columns, with good sharpness and saturation. Excellent shadow detail in the ceiling, and a nice warm vs cold color contrast between the blue sky and reddish yellow facade of the building and the wooden roof. Tfs!
Cricri (117961) 2014-08-08 9:30
Un excellent choix du cadrage donnant deux perspectives des arches, le jeu ombre qui ce copie sur le sol, très belle réalisation
Didi (60588) 2014-08-10 9:56
Good game between patterns of lights and shades a good frame quality
Angshu (56750) 2014-08-14 2:18
Marvellous exposure control especially when we see so much of variation in light contrast! Excellent processing indeed! I like the details of the ceiling...the repeating wooden beams and the repeating shadows
Fine work with lovely perspective as well!
PaulVDV (28299) 2014-08-30 4:53
A very beautiful presentation of two sides of the cloister and a good view of the many architectural decorations, even on the wooden ceiling.
I like the choosen POV, the composition and the excellent clarity.
The shadows of the columns are excellent to fill the open space at the bottom left.
Best regards, Paul
pili51 (1853) 2014-09-19 7:35
Hi dear Gosia!
Good composition with good vertical and horizontal lines and the diagonal shadows, and a great depth give by the repetitions.
The light comming from the right side is good too and there are many nice details.
A well choosen POV.
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (34141)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8, 58 mm HOYA Circular PL Filter
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-27 0:44
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