The Central Nave and La Capilla Mayor of the Catedral Nueva of Salamanca looks beautiful from the gallery.
There is an aweful lot to see in the two cathedrals, but we must not miss climbing the narrow stone stairs to the gallery from where the view of the central nave was amazing. Light was of course low with natural light from the stained glass windows on the opposite side and from the openings in the dome and the transcept above.
Short History of Catedral Nueva:
Building began in 1513 and the cathedral was consecrated in 1733. It was commissioned by Ferdinand V of Castile of Spain. The building began at a time when the gothic style was becoming less popular and was merging with the new Renaissance style, giving the resulting Plateresco style in Spain. However, this cathedral retained more of its Gothic character because the authorities wanted the new cathedral to blend with the old one. Thus the new cathedral was constructed, continuing with Gothic style during the 17th and 18th centuries. However, during the 18th century, two elements were added that broke with the showy form with the predominant style of the building: a Baroque cupola on the transept and the final stages of the bell tower (92 m).
Juan de Álava worked principally in Salamanca, where between 1520 and 1535 directed the works of this New Cathedral of Salamanca, and whose facade he decorated with varied renaissance-ish elements of medieval influence where saint’s statues in encrusted shelves were the most typical. They are built in famous Villamayor Stone; which its quarry is to the west of Salamanca, and which has been very prolific in our monuments.
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Nicou (111529) 2012-11-22 2:44
fantastique cpatage de cet intérieur d'église, très belle maîtrise des lumières et tons, et quelle belle architecture avec cette lumirèe dans la vitres et et les vitraux grandisoe.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (132000) 2012-11-22 3:12
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
you shows us here see, a very lovely interior picture with a high quality made.
Sharpness and colors be superb.
You create a very nice depth andperspective picture.
Lovely presentation; excellent captured. TFS.
snunney (76556) 2012-11-22 3:43
A fine capture from this very beautifully interior. The difficult lighting conditions are very well managed and the detail superbly rendered. Good use of the vertical format to emphasise the height of the arches.
Tigerlily (2533) 2012-11-22 5:47
Nicely captured image, beautiful colour and perspective... I wonder how you shot this image,...are you very, very, very,... tall? Or on the highmountains?:-)
delpeoples (50721) 2012-11-22 21:09
Namaskar dear Arunava
This is a stunning photo of an extraordinary subject. The vertical frame was well chosen and you handled the light conditions extremely well. The definition is excellent despite the aperture of f/3.5 and you have a steady hand indeed. I also really like the lovely golden colours. I see you took this 5 months ago using an ISO of 400, and I wonder how you would shoot it now if you were to take it again - I bet with a higher ISO (maybe 1000 or 1200?), an aperture of f/9 and a shutter speed around 1/70 seconds? I often look at the earlier photos in my Gallery, taken before all the good advice I learnt on TE and wonder how I would re-shoot the image. TE is like a big happy school, isn't it? :)
Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful day
abmdsudi (36472) 2012-11-23 8:29
You have done your best with this result, the light is well managed, good coloring and contrast. Excellent sharpness too, but looking closely i notice it's a bit noisy and this probs i am sure can be solved easily. Well done. TFS
aliabazari (10530) 2012-11-24 20:34
हाय Arunava प्रिय
इस छवि के घटकों को बहुत अच्छी तरह से एक साथ जोड़ा जाता है. एक्सपोजर और गहराई बहुत ही अच्छे हैं. वहाँ अच्छी तरह से मेरे दोस्त हैं.
मैं तुमसे प्यार करता हूँ.
सम्मान के साथ
Silvio1953 (111284) 2012-11-27 1:27
Ciao Arunava, great perspective on fantastic architecture, lovely symmetry, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Angshu (53990) 2013-11-26 22:58
The vertical frame allows us to see the levels well. I loved the details in the top part...my eyes refused to move from there. The noise in the high ISO (400) and the wide aperture...its a toss up, but I guess you were using your camera optimally here!
PS : I enjoy reading your informative notes
- Copyright: Arunava Ghose (Highmountains) (2255)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-07
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Olympus E-500
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/70 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-22 2:23