The photo shows Elisabethenkirche (Elisabeth Church) interior, view from main entrance.
The Elisabethenkirche is located in the center of Swiss city of Basel, close to the Basel Theater. The neo Gothic church building is 72 m high and it is longer than the famous Basel Minster Cathedral.
The church was built between 1857 and 1864 by the wealthy Basel Merian business family. It was the first church built in Basel after the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland.
Today the church is home of the first Swiss "Open Church" which caters to the spiritual, cultural and social needs of urban people of all backgrounds: Businesspeople, shoppers, tourists, asylum seekers, working poor, minorities, homeless etc.
This church is very well known throughout the city and the whole county for the service in honor of the Basel Carnival which is considered as very serious event, than the service with blessing of the human-animal relation, and also weekly and trimesterly healing-/blessing services for people in need and sorrow.
Nearly 50'000 people visit the church each year, for all the above reasons.
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papagolf21 (82978) 2014-06-16 4:47
Exercice difficile, mission réussie avec talent. Le rendu général est excellent, y compris les vitraux.
L'ambiance est joliment reproduite.
Très bonne journée.
Sergiom (53793) 2014-06-16 5:06
Très impressionnante cette église. Un brin sombre par contre, ce qui rendait la photo très difficile à prendre. C'est très bien réussi car tous les détails ressortent bien.
cornejo (27465) 2014-06-16 5:13
Hi Miro, very good picture of this interesting church with the beautiful atmosphere of recollection, beautifully captured in this interesting image with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
danos (82673) 2014-06-16 5:18
nice the interio view of the Gothic church,with the stained glass on the backdop to make the scene even more effective.I like the light management as we can see the details of the stained glass windows.
miumiu (4632) 2014-06-16 5:43
Very beautiful church!
l like the sharpness, colours and composition of your photo.
The stained glass is wonderful.
Nicou (115336) 2014-06-16 8:06
Fantastique vue de cet intérieur d'église sueprbe iamge et captage avec les contraste et la dame dans les banc et ces vitraux en fond qui donne la couleur et la lumière merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
lousat (71435) 2014-06-16 9:03
Hi Miro,very nice capture of this interior in an excellent exposure to watch the colors of glasses too and in a curious perspective far by the usual symmetries,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
Noel_Byrne (20105) 2014-06-16 11:40
I am not familiar with the concept of an open church, so thank you for your detailed note. A beautiful interior and you have handled this tough light superbly well. The beautiful colors of the glass combined with the gothic finish really serves its purpose of drawing the eye upwards towards the heavens. The woman in the lower right is a perfect inclusion to add humanity to this spiritual place.
thanks as always
jhm (134498) 2014-06-17 3:49
I am a big fan of interior of churches, I know out of experience that interiors are very difficult for to make a good picture.
These picture is very well but maybe a little bit dark on my screen.
With a tripod or monopod can you make a longer exposure time and also more light, F11 and 30 seconds
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
jmdias (51983) 2014-06-19 11:18
nice angle catching well the shapes of the church and the adornments like these lamps. the personage is well positioned too. nice image under difficult light.
tatadalou (5641) 2014-06-19 14:16
Great picture. The light provides nice contrasts on the pillars and is well managed. A nice one ! Regards,
ikeharel (51495) 2014-06-21 22:47
Great use of low light conditions, Miro.
DOF and clarity superbly collected.
The colors of the painted glass windows shown very well, and all details are impressive, the high culumns and archs, the wooden interior and the bulbs illuminating.
A fine shot indoor's.
Have a nice Sunday,
nikkitta (12788) 2014-06-23 13:43
I envy photographers doing such great job at church interior, managing so well the different lights
Like the perspective chosen to led the ye till the far away colored glasses
Well done, congrats
ourania (25532) 2014-07-15 11:35
an excellent way to present this interior, your composition is neat and elegant and has great perspective and depth. You handled the challenges imposed by the dark colours and the lighting in a most effective way. We get a very good idea of the dimensions and the austere details, the shiny textures and the calm atmosphere. I like very much the definition of the lit lamps and the stained glass windows, the sheen on the floor and the panels as well as the diffusion of the mild natural light. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (12288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-09
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor AF-S 18-200 mm f1:3.5-5.6 DX GED
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-16 4:10