This is the decoration above the main entrance to the cathedral.
The cathedral is very large and there were lots of tourists bustling around the steps, walking in front of my camera, so I opted to concentrate on the decoration.
I'm so glad that I did because, when I come back to scrutinise it, it is even more ornate than I ever recalled.
The old part of Barcelona is not only beautiful, but in the evenings, it is alive with artists. When we were there, we saw puppeteers, mime artists, opera singers, folk singers and a very talented mixed choir. They perform in the narrow streets and are much appreciated by all the onlookers.
Have a lovely weekend,
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siudzi (27707) 2012-09-21 12:59
Superb shot of these wonderful details! Your cropping was a really good idea to avoid a crowd standing in front of the main entrance. Perfectly composed with a perfect symmetry. Bravo!
SnapRJW (23602) 2012-09-21 13:45
Hello Bev - You have presented such a finely detailed shot here, I like the close crop and symmetrical composition very much. The shot benefits, too, from your careful consideration wrt unwanted inclusions and distractions. The pretty glass window adds a nice little colour detail and contrast. A fine shot. Have a lovely weekend Rosemary
macjake (45588) 2012-09-21 14:00
I thought you were about to say this is the front of your house :)
If only we could right!
the scene is perfectly cropped, symmetrical on all accounts.
and i like your choice of ending the photo at the very bottom middle with the horizontal line - acts like an anchor.
smart shot and display.
glad you liked it :)
gervaso (9247) 2012-09-21 14:39
Wonderful architectural details shown in the picture, with very good sharpness and colors! Beautiful job! Well done!
Nicou (105767) 2012-09-21 22:51
quel détial et architecture grandisoe cadrage au millimètre quelle vue, quel travail effetcué sur cet arche ces arche ave cle somemt pointu une mervielle.
bravo et amitié
COSTANTINO (44115) 2012-09-21 22:56
fantastic decoration of this cathedral
symmetrical composition with nice details
great work from ancient times
thanks for sharing such a photo with us
delpeoples (48592) 2012-09-21 23:31
Ciao cara Bev
It seems that John has got you back into a Spanish mood with this wonderful photo. It really is an eye-popper, I love it. The details, perspective and tight framing are masterful (or is that mistressful?) and you great justice to this iconic facade with superb light management and depth.
Thanks for sharing and here's a hug back, thank you for yours, you're a sweetheart
SWEETFREEDOM (19926) 2012-09-22 1:20
good crop and details. fine colors and frame
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-22 1:51
an amazing architectural detail with beautiful composition, excellent framing and the sharpness is superb, too. Great shot, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
ikeharel (43975) 2012-09-22 2:15
Gothic art-details well collected, Beverly.
Good clear view over the carved arc, well ballanced and fine mild light over.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
timecapturer (37064) 2012-09-22 4:44
glorious detail in this wonderfully expressive crop. Superbly delicate and intricate stonework, that is perfectly sharp and quite beautiful. Captivating!
Enjoy the weekend - regards Brian.
Sergiom (45398) 2012-09-22 5:36
J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage serré et la grande symétrie de l'ensemble.La contre plongée donne beaucoup d'ampleur et la netteté est grande.
tyro (15703) 2012-09-23 4:58
Considering that you were facing throngs of tourists, you have chosen very well in going for this closely cropped detail of this fine building.
The symmetrical composition is very well done and the light plays nicely on this lovely façade to bring out all its sumptuous details perfectly. Lovely soft colours, good contrasts, perfect exposure and excellent sharpness.
P.S. Having never had the good fortune to visit Barcelona, I presume that this is an older cathedral and not the one designed by Gaudi and still being built?
adramad (30905) 2012-09-23 14:40
Wonderful detail of the front of the cathedral of Barna, a perfect sharpness that allows us to recreate the many details of the image.
A great job, topped with a beautiful frame that enhances the image. Well done.
kathryn_weir (1746) 2012-09-24 10:53
You have certainly done this wonderful architecture justice with your chosen composition. Isn't it delightful when we go back to pictures later and they surprise us by being even better than what we appreciated at the time they were taken but- isn't that often the case- especially in a very rich scene we simply can't manage to grasp every detail. You have cropped and framed this perfectly and the detail is spot on,
Thanks for sharing
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2012-09-24 12:10
very nice details..fantastic architecture...
excellent sharpness...good colour tones...
wonderful work from ancient times....
Bluejeans (64243) 2012-09-25 9:42
Ola Beverley ,
Bem original esta tua foto gostei da simetria da entrada desta catedral , muito bonitos os seus detalhes de arquitetura , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (21415)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-21 12:39