As I promised, here is a sunny scene, for a change, to forget about the cold frosty or snowy and drizzly winter days and to look forward to the coming summer :-)
This is a stitch of 5 photos.
Looking back at that moment, I guess I should have taken not 5 but 55 shots to stitch together!, to achieve a technically better view!
Well, next time, then :-)
I also decided to include the tree in the photo... to make it look more perspective.
In the Workshop: another shot (not a stitch). It was taken 2 minutes earlier with the same ISO (200) but a different F-Number (10), so it is darker, and you will see the difference very clearly.
Which of these two would you prefer as a better variant?
Hof Church is the main cathedral for the city, as well as the St. Leodegar and St. Maurice religious center. A Benedictine monastery was founded here in the 8th century.
In 1633, a fire destroyed the church; it was rebuilt in 1645.
It is the most important Renaissance church in Switzerland.
Especially noteworthy are the façade, Mary's alter (with a relief panel dating from 1500), and the souls' altar.
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planetphotoet13 (1099) 2010-01-26 11:55
Very beautifull, interesting and rare Church photo, with a good POV, Sharpness,Contrast and Collors, yes! I know its not to easy to take a perfect angle and position, but your photo is perfect, congratulations!!! and TFS,
Hugs from Brazil,
bema (26361) 2010-01-26 12:15
a very fine work, we have the opprtunity to see here, and really a beautiful blue sky above that impressive building..an outlooke we have had here in our region one one or two days this month (see my upload)..
have a very fine evening, kind and warmest regards Bernd
TOMLEVMB (1516) 2010-01-26 13:07
Beautiful church was built. Stairs near the middle of a beautifully designed slide under the main portal of the temple. Beautiful clouds in the sky. High-quality color image. The significant tree on the right side adds significant color enrichment.
COSTANTINO (57947) 2010-01-26 13:13
beautiful shot with an amazing blue colour and the church trying to touch the sky,simple shot
well done and well seen
the lights play together with the shadows
a nice view of this peaceful church place
have a nice night
regards and compliments
jplebrun (21208) 2010-01-26 13:26
très belle photo de cette église, tu a bien fais d'inclure l'arbre qui donne aussi de la couleur en plus du recul.
saxo042 (37596) 2010-01-26 13:59
You have provided a very interesting comparison between your two pictures here. The difference in colour is quite obvious and I actually think that I prefer the WS version. A slightly deeper tones to the colours, not only darker. Then we can see a difference between the stitch and the straight shot. This original is not so distorted in the perspective, as the WS. There are of course a lot of software to correct the perspective, but a corrected picture does never look quite real.
Anyway, I did another WS where I turned your WS version 2 degrees to the left, and then made I slight perspective correction with PhotoFiltre Studio. I don´t believe for a moment that I have improved your photo in any way, I just tried to see what this software could do. So please, see this as a "technical" exercise, and nothing more.
By the way, the architecture of this church is really beautiful!
john1 (4028) 2010-01-26 15:46
What have you been a good framing here to this wonderful church.
The composition with the tree is beautiful and the two towers here are splendid.
The polarized here gives very good color, all without distortion.
Details are many excellent, the title here is going well with the composition.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-01-26 22:52
Most important: Papagolfades are to be posted on sunday ;-)
A well stitched image that feels wide angle, well exposed as well loooking at the clouds
Have a nice day JY
dta (69442) 2010-01-26 23:31
Hi Elena ,
A superb cathedral , with its two elegant towers . The composition with the green tree is excellent .
Well done .
LeeLoo (0) 2010-01-27 1:46
Dear Elena Su!
Amazing church. Wonderful twin towers. Superb point of view. Excellent capture. Nice frame. Very good note.
ktanska (25301) 2010-01-27 3:38
Excellent super wide stitch showing details of this bright toned church well. Close angle makes those spires look smaller than on your previous upload taken further away.
Distortion is more visible on the left, maybe some of the tree over there could be cropped off.
macondo (18623) 2010-01-27 4:07
I see a few people are posting shots from the summer or spring, to make a change from the winter scenes. Your stitched shot is quite breathtaking, and I think the slight distortion only adds to this. It's a most interesting looking church, this one. I must say that I have looked at the WS pictures, and also like them, particularly as they feature a person with a bright red t-shirt on the steps. I think Gunnar did a good job on it, too.
ellelloo (6572) 2010-01-27 8:56
A beautiful church with an interesting architecture, having two towers and an enchanting façade. Beautiful colours and excellent clarity. The stitch is well done. The perspective distortion is not disturbing here so much. It actually enhances the perspective impression and leads the eye upwards towards the spires. The WS is darker, but also has less contrast and the shadows are more readable. For example one can see more details behind the arch of the façade. I anyway prefer the colours of this stitched version.
diomed (13926) 2010-01-27 12:04
amazing perspecticve of a marvelous church with a beautifull sky on BG. Pretty composition, I like it very much.
siamesa (27751) 2010-01-28 0:29
I admire photos like this. I don't know how to make stitch yet. This is very beautiful and very well done.
Congrats and thanks for sharing.
alin-m (3716) 2010-01-28 3:49
Nice image of this beautiful church with wonderful architecture.
Good colors and clarity of yours picture.
Giorgio (11279) 2010-01-28 5:46
- Very nice picture of this church Elena, you do has to include the tree also gives the green color in this almost duo-tone picture in blue and white, excellent sharpen, well done!
xuaxo (6846) 2010-01-28 13:14
I prefer the WS, but I like very much the inclusion of the tree in the main post.
serp2000 (41364) 2010-01-29 10:45
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anokutan (15097) 2010-01-29 13:26
Beautiful clouds in the sky. High-quality color image. The composition with the tree is beautiful and the two towers here are splendid.
JCG (35129) 2010-02-13 4:13
With the gray days of these last days, here is a beautiful sunny vision on this superb church. A good stitch which did not seem obvious. I like much the dynamism of the sky which gives a slim effect to the two bell-towers. Pretty and interesting glance Elena, thank you.
With all my friendships and a very good WE,
Didi (58088) 2010-04-09 9:57
Une intéressante vue sur cette église, cependant je pense qu'il était possible de faire un stitch de deux images pour avoir un peu plus d'avant-plan.
Même si il y a des éléments "disturbants" Voitures ou passants, il était possible de faire ensuite un léger crop.
- Copyright: Elena Su (fanni) (14381)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-07-15
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Canon 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS, Kenko Pro1D Circular PL(W) 58m
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2010-01-26 11:32