I've taken this shot inside "The Church of the Holy Sepulcher" in Jerusalem.
The Holy Sepulcher or the Sacred Tomb, is a church in Jerusalem, officially the Church of the Resurrection. It is in the east central part of the Christian quarter, on the supposed site of Jesus' tomb. Steps connect it with chapels of St. Helena and of the Finding of the True Cross.
The center of the church is Romanesque, the shrine itself being at the west end of the nave in a great rotunda; the entrance of the church is from the south. The fabric built by the Crusaders is preserved, somewhat disguised, in the present building.
The church has been much quarreled over by various Christian groups. The Orthodox Eastern Church secured control of most of it from the Turks, but there are partitioned areas for the use of Roman Catholics (in the custody of the Franciscans), the Copts, the Syrian Jacobites, and the Gregorian Armenians.
In Arabic the church is called Al-Qeyamah, which means the Resurrection. It is no doubt the most important shrine in the Christian world. On the grounds of the Holy Sepulcher it is believed that Jesus Christ (pbuh) was crucified, buried and rose from the dead.
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MKING (3054) 2006-04-16 3:57
Sensational point of view and toning-- I like the contrast between that bolt of sunlight, hinting and the awe and anticipation many visitors and parishners have when entering the place and the ordinaryness of the tourist rabble at floor level.
yusufdagli (114) 2006-04-16 3:58
hadi1121 (0) 2006-04-16 4:00
Hi there Gilad,
These structures are amazing. All this time gone and still there is that depiction the hard work of people who built them. Amazing architecture.
Your shot is brilliant. Great work by converting it into the current effect. The details of the upper portion are spectacular, simply amazing. Very well done indeed.
wisat (432) 2006-04-16 4:02
Nice picture, Gilad. I like the color tone. Is it the real colour or you make some adjusment to create this one? Thanks anyway for the good picture. Your note is interesting as well.
donluicu (24718) 2006-04-16 4:14
this is an excellent picture, technically perfect..the use of wide angle is very good...
and the conversion in b&w is outstanding..
pilpel-adom (3018) 2006-04-16 4:40
Very interesting and twisted view, Gilad! The Sephia effect here is in place and enhances the texture of the architecture. The ray of light is really in place here and a very good exposure control.
TheG1 (1509) 2006-04-16 8:24
Great shot, this wide angle view really simulates a human eye view of the place. Let you feel inside the place
Never been to that church or any other in Jerusalem... I still got time this holiday season.
pastadog (13105) 2006-04-16 15:00
a great pov with the wide angle, b&w well chosen and most appropriate title; well done
hermin (0) 2006-04-17 3:40
Excellent tones and composition. I think the wide angle lens distortion adds to the mystic feel
iGirl (1223) 2006-04-17 7:02
Hi Gilad, this is a great contrasty scene, perfect for B&W. I also like the effect of using a wide-angle lens. Thanks for sharing! And thanks for the informative note!
verde (957) 2006-04-19 17:47
really powerful. the ray of light is well captured and the shot really works well to express your feelings here.
- Copyright: Gilad Benari (gilad33) (14318)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2006-04-14
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM
- Exposure: f/10.0
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-16 3:37
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