I have already presented Doncaster Minster photographed from a different POV (click here to see it). County of South Yorkshire is a seldom guest in the TrekEarth gallery and Doncaster, one of the largest towns in this county is almost absent here. The origin of Doncaster name is quite simple: it was in the past a Roman camp (caster ~ Latin ceaster = military camp) at the River Don. To my knowledge, not much is left from that past.
Church of St George, Doncaster, also known as Doncaster Minster is one of Doncaster's most architecturally important buildings. It was built by architect Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1858 at a cost of £43,126 4s 5d. It replaced a 12th century Norman building that burnt down on the last day of February 1853. It was described by Sir John Betjeman as "Victorian Gothic at its very best". It was given minster status by the Bishop of Sheffield on 17 June 2004. Amongst its treasures are a clock by Dent (the designer of the Palace of Westminster Clock, more usually known as Big Ben) and a spectacular 5 manual organ by the renowned German organ builder Edmund Schulze (1824–1877).
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lousat (68735) 2014-02-24 10:57
Hi Mariusz,great choice of point of view and moment too,this blue hour so well exposed is absolutely beautiful,perfect details and colors,i like the star made by the electric lights too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Gigidusud (12249) 2014-02-24 10:58
Beautiful architectural composition at blue hour with great framing and splendid light. Well done!
Noel_Byrne (17397) 2014-02-24 11:17
interesting note, I never knew where the town got its name. Its amazing how easy it is to read a towns name if you know the correct key word. I will remember always now was caster means! And a beautiful shot to compliment the note too, the cathedral is impressive and imposing while at the same time elegant and very English. I love the exposure on the lights at the bottom right giving a fine complimentary gold tone to the blue hour light.
All the best
PaulVDV (19399) 2014-02-24 12:30
A very beautiful blue hour shot with a perfect sharp tower.
It's a pleasure to admire this splendid architecture in its stunning golden colours.
The star shape lights make a good foreground.
Best regards, Paul
Kamilutka (6789) 2014-02-24 14:57
bardzo nastrojowe to zdjecie wyszlo dzieki temu specyficznemu swatlu, ktore nie nalezy ani do dnia ani do nocy. Piekne kolory, a zaalone latarne dodaja mnostwo uroku calosci. Dobry punkt widzenia i zaplanowana kompozycja.
Bardzo udane zdjecie - gratulacje!
batalay (34147) 2014-02-24 20:38
This is spectacular nighttime photo of the Doncaster Minser, complemented by a very good note. I can see the Victorian Gothic characteristics of the building, and they are really quite attractive. In the 19th century there was rash of building neo-Gothic structures, and many of them were unabashed failures. In Oxford there is the Science Museum on Parks Road that John Ruskin once described as so ugly, that he walked a mile out of his way to avoid a glimpse.
abmdsudi (36472) 2014-02-24 21:26
Lovely, your trained eyes have spotted the most effective elements in making this shot from the best pov & composition, not one but three starbursts effect to contain viewer within the frame. The glowing warm light of the evening and highlight of the church against the bg make this picture special and really stand out in such good clarity and almost all are visible with excellent detail. The colours, contrast and the effect enhance the picture really well. Great capture seamlessly executed, Congrats
Royaldevon (24420) 2014-02-25 1:23
You are right about the neglect of Doncaster. I cannot remember ever critiquing a photograph from here.
You have selected a fine view of the Minster, which shows its splendid architecture but softens its austerity by including the surrounding trees. You have added to the mood by your timing. It is an excellent blue hour shot, where the street lamps take on the appearance of stars!
Have a great day,
holmertz (34775) 2014-02-25 2:15
"Postcard from Doncaster" sounds like a rarity. Who did ever receive one? Maybe the town is boring, but this photo makes it look worth a visit. The bright shining lamps surround the fine neo-gothic church and increase the pleasant atmosphere of the blue hour. If ever in need of a postcard while in Doncaster I would gladly buy this.
timecapturer (41969) 2014-02-25 5:49
a beautiful light blue hour shot this. An immaculate execution and delightfully detailed presentation. Full of grace, elegance and real presence. Glorious imagery!
danos (80977) 2014-02-25 6:16
very nice the blue hour shot of the church of St. George,with the bell tower to be placed perfect in the frame.I like the light and the colour management as the excellent clarity of the image.A really beautiful scene with the informative note to completes perfect the whole scene.
tyro (17324) 2014-02-25 6:34
As always, you have given us an interesting and informative note and also a beautiful photograph with which to illustrate it.
You have timed this picture perfectly to coincide with the "blue hour" and you have achieved a very pleasing balance between natural and artificial light. Your composition is excellent and the details and sharpness are, as ever, exquisite.
saxo042 (35900) 2014-02-25 7:09
A very pleasant and peaceful picture with very attractive colours. Good contrasts between the warm illuminations over the church and the cold blue sky above. An interesting note.
ikeharel (48491) 2014-02-25 8:58
Both pictures, the previous one and this are well collected night scenes, Mariusz.
Illuminated tower, enhanced detils of its gothic architecture's are most impressive sight, contrast to the blue sky on dusk.
Charming and intriguing, good evening,
COSTANTINO (47864) 2014-02-25 13:27
Hello dear friend
thanks for sharing with us this interesting postcard
taken from an excellent chosen point of view
during blue hour difficult shot welldone
with those lamps like stars shining into
this scenery great work indeed
interesting and useful notes
I learned a lot about its name
its a great pleasure to look at
carefully this ancient conctruction
emka (68834) 2014-02-25 23:09
Cześć mariusz, A więc to jest Doncaster, gdzieś niedaleko jest lotnisko, które mi polecałeś :). Piekna katedra, aż trudno uwierzyc, ze to nie prawdziwy, to jest stary gotyk. Wspaniałe zdjecie o błękitnej godzinie. Sliczne te gwiazdki kolory.
macjake (49438) 2014-02-26 1:05
you're pulling a Malgo!
showing a town or city that is very rare on TE, I think Malgo hunts these cities down and investigates :)
She would be very proud of you!
this compo isn't as imposing as your other photo of the same subject, but it may be of better all around quality.
sublime details and sharpness on the tower itself, the black darkened areas are wonderful.
looking forward to seeing more photos from you
Fis2 (79890) 2014-02-26 1:39
Taka wieza to robi wrazenie.
Ladny kadr i kolorystyka.
delpeoples (50721) 2014-02-26 2:26
Witaj dear Mariusz
One of your classic, beautiful Blue Hour shots. The sharpness of the architecture is really impressive, detailing every nook and cranny. I've always heard of Doncaster, but have seen very little of it here on TE, so I'm grateful that you have filled that void.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely week
adramad (33662) 2014-02-26 10:42
Ideal composition at the blue hour, showing us this beautiful neo-gothic church, its tower is very elegant and aerial, with those big windows, beautiful window also great that behind the trees, see the nice effect streetlights with this form of star light.
Nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I Like
Enjoy a nice day.
mcmtanyel (8327) 2014-02-26 21:42
And a very nice one at that! I love the sharp blue hour photo and the building is very photogenic. TFS!
jhm (132000) 2014-02-27 4:03
A late evening picture with a wonderful enlightenment.
The three lanterns are exactly stars with eradiation about the square.
Also the church of St George is splendid to look at.
Excellent composition nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
claudeD (28982) 2014-02-27 4:46
very fine blue hour shot from Doncaster with a very good composition and fine light managment. I like the sharpness and clarity of the picture.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Sonata11 (32261) 2014-02-27 9:00
rzeczywiscie przepiekna pocztowka w nocnej krasie swiatel. Pieknie wykonales to kolejne zdjecie. OPodoaba mi sie ten perfekcyjny moment, kiedy zaczyna sie wieczor i te wspaniale swiatla, ktore dodaja wspanialego nastroju. Bardzo mi sie podoba i jednoczesnie dziekuje za komentarze. Przepraszam ze ja zaniedbuje troche, ale jestem ostatnio bardzo zajeta.
jemaflor (77550) 2014-02-27 11:44
Nice architecture taken from a good pov and taken also at a good moment, great result with the golden light and these two stars, well made, tfs.
Cricri (97215) 2014-02-28 10:40
Bon moment capturer a heure bleu, le choix du cadrage, très joli avec les éclairages en formes d'étoiles, très belle réalisation
Angshu (53990) 2014-03-17 23:14
The name of Doncaster is familiar to my ears thanks to listening of football commentary on BBC radio as a kid...Doncaster Rovers was a team in 2nd or 3rd Division I don't remember exactly, but the name remains strong in my memory :-)
A wonderful picture in pale blue hour with the typical Anglican design of the church beautifully rendered.
adores (32738) 2014-03-22 13:55
Magnificent architecture! I believe it must be beautiful inside, too.
It's a good shot, with very good exposure. You got some very nice star effect on these lamps in foreground and good details of the church.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (28456)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-13
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-24 10:44