The Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica is an ecclesiastic basilica in Ottawa, Canada. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1990.
The lower features, such as the main entrance, are Neo-Classical, while the rest is Neo-Gothic. The main structure was finished in 1846, but it was not until 1866 that the spires were installed. The steeples are topped with standard French-Canadian tin and bells. Its exterior is fairly reserved, but the interior is as far more ornate, designed by Georges Buillon. The interior of the church is brightly painted and decorated with carved features, exquisite stained glass windows and hundreds of statues of various religious figures. Louis-Philippe Hébert completed thirty large wooden sculptures in the choir. At the end of the choir, the Holy Family is completed with saints John the Baptist and Patrick, the patron saints of English and French Catholics.
The Basilica is the oldest church in Ottawa and the seat of the city's Catholic archbishop. Its twin spires and gilded Madonna are easily identifiable from nearby Parliament Hill and the surrounding area. The church was recently renovated and restored in the late 1990s. Services are held in both French and English.
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csabagaba (6636) 2011-11-05 10:24
A real classic neo-Gothic cathedral. Beautiful central setting, very nice lights. The blue points in the ceiling in Rome, Sopra Minerva Church.
Very well done photo.
Canada not the U.S. :-)
A nice weekend.
yquem46 (38752) 2011-11-05 10:27
Une belle image d'architecture de cette cathédrale d'Ottaw
Quand jepense que j'ai vécu là plus de 2 ans et que je n'y suis jamais rentré. Shame on me !
Bon WE et bien amicalement
bebbetto (40) 2011-11-05 10:27
What a great photo. Perfect simmetry and perfect correction of the distorsions due to the lens lateral aberrations. The columns are well vertical like the human eye can see. Beautiful details and excellent light management.
The church is impressive !
lgir (7363) 2011-11-05 10:31
jolie symétrie dans cette perspective qui nous fait découvrir ce superbe intérieur de cathédrale.
La lumière, bien gérée, nous offre une superbe vue colorée de ces ornements architecturaux.
krzychu30 (15512) 2011-11-05 10:34
perfectly composed interior shot.The architecture of this Basilica and all those ornamentations are just stunning.Well-selected exposition and beautiful,strong colors,mespecially the blue ceiiling contrasts well with the rest of the interior.
Have a nice evening
JFS (32459) 2011-11-05 10:44
Impressive POV of this beautiful cathedral, so many details...The blue roof is spectacular! Bravo!
Ninello52 (7576) 2011-11-05 10:49
Very interesting this image with excellent management of light and impeccably shot in POV perfectly central! Beautiful perspective escape the fact of the aisles and the ceiling! Great job!
tatadalou (7459) 2011-11-05 12:11
Très belle gestion de la lumière qui met bien en valeur les détails architecturaux de cette cathédrale. La symétrie est parfaite et renforce la monumentalité de la cathédrale.
TopGeo (38216) 2011-11-05 12:58
Hello Paul, Excellent quality of this scene with Beautiful photo with many impressive elements! Great composition and framing, excellent perspective! Wonderful light management, wonderful colours and clarity, impressive dynamic lines!Very interesting this image with excellent management of light and impeccably in POV and symmetry!
Asiulus (1184) 2011-11-05 13:25
Nice, classical framing. It's difficult to capture dark interior and bright windows accurately exposed. Also here the windows are overexposed. If you have a RAW file, maybe you could develop another exposition to recover some of lights, then combine 2 expositions to have the interior and windows nicely presented?
worldcitizen (9292) 2011-11-05 14:53
This cathedral is stunning, and your presentation really allows us to admire all of the beautiful details. I love the symmetry and the blue ceiling. Your exposure is excellent, and so is the sharpness.
francio64 (39888) 2011-11-05 15:18
bellissima immagine dell'interno della Cattedrale con una lunga prospettiva.
Perfetto lo sharp e ottima la gestione della luce.
My best comnpliments!
LOOOK13 (19046) 2011-11-05 16:09
Trés trés blle photo, d'une trés grande netteté, avec un ordre de grandeur et d'espace assez extraordinaire.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2011-11-05 17:32
Wow! I do have a similar shot from this cathedral! The interiors is simply breathtaking as well as the colors. Great capture, love the wide angled image and the perspective. Clear and sharp presentation!
have a great day,
divail (8334) 2011-11-05 18:18
Belle symétrie de la composition, et la lumière est parfaite. Elle est superbe cette cathédrale. Je l'ai visitée il y a quelques années.
stevesaba (8167) 2011-11-05 20:33
A stunningly clear, sumptuous version of the Notre-Dame Cathedral! The best one I have seen I think. Just gorgeous! A real winner! Warm regards,
prasun984 (5590) 2011-11-05 22:48
fantastic shot inside the cathedral with a wide POV...nice light management with good DOF controlled...also like the textures of the pillars...love the blue tone roof with nice arches...
love the calm situation here...
jjcordier (79297) 2011-11-05 23:15
Superbe photo de l'intérieur de cette magnifique cathédrale. Le plafond est vraiment splendide.
emka (105560) 2011-11-05 23:58
Wooow, excellent shot of this Basilica. Stunning interior with the stars on the sky on ceiling, superb symmetry, great depth. Impressive view.
Good photo job.
bukitgolfb301 (44813) 2011-11-06 1:06
Hi my dear Paul, how are you?
Your posting is so wonderful alsosolemn and gorgeous atmosphere image shot. So clear and sharp presentation inthe detail indeed! Great synmetry framework and balanced composition are wonderful as usual. Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a good Sunday evening, Best regrads.
Takero from cold and rainy Tokyo
npecanhuk (77725) 2011-11-06 8:30
Very beautiful and interesting picture!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, horizontal format and symmetrical composition are all excellent and really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
mesutilgim (97192) 2011-11-06 11:50
Wonderfull interior capture with good pov and perfect light management.
Almost nill distortion and very good and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
siudzi (34141) 2011-11-07 1:41
What a great post of this wonderful interior! Excellent composition with a perfect symmetry, superb exposure and sharpness. A masterpiece image! Bravo! Love it!:)
Have a nice week!
Nard (6972) 2011-11-07 13:41
What a beautiful perspective and capture of such architecture we are not able to build now. Sharpness and light management are wonderful, especially on the roof with this deep blue and the stars. Great shot.
jhm (158950) 2011-11-08 4:30
Mijn idee zag ik u niet meer op TE, maar ik heb me wel degelijk vergist.
Wat een mooi interieur beeld van deze kerk, dit is echt volmaakt genomen.
De kleuren en het perspectief zijn formidabel mooi.
baclama (18896) 2011-11-08 9:00
une photo tres reussie de l'interieur de cette cathedrale qui parait immense.
tu as su bien gerer la lumiere, les oculeurs sont tres belles...
Angshu (56760) 2011-11-23 5:23
A fantastic shot! The details especially of the ceiling is awe inspiring! Wonderfully symmetrical & finely exposed...I wonder how the cathedral can be so empty!
josepmarin (58359) 2011-12-04 4:53
a fantastic capture inside this basilica, by means of a perfectly symmetrical framing and a great depth of image.
I love the strong visual effect created by the wonderful geometry of this Neo-gothic architecture, and the sensation of immensity that offers us your composition.
It is a superb pic, with an impeccable accomplishment.
abmdsudi (57176) 2011-12-27 6:04
Amazing indoor shot and excellent processing with lovely ornated design and so much to look at in superb detail and colors. Loads of charm in excellent depth and symmetry all really so pleasing. Exposure and clarity are superb, pin sharp, I think you must be over the moon with this composition. The perspective & pov make space looks bigger and the blue ceiling does give that extra depth to the image. Cool shot!
Gixer (93) 2012-02-22 7:29
I think the angle is perfect, the symmetry is perfect (ie the pillars each side of the photo are a perfect distance up to the edge of the photo) and the colours are lovely, specially the blue ceiling. Being a non-believer I'm always awed by the people who spend generations building these places as a homage to their beliefs.
How about a wide-angle lens portrait shot just up the aisle to the ceiling?
Uhu (8607) 2012-05-12 13:50
Owww, how much I love such photos! Perfect symmetry and NO people! Classic work, really perfect one!
infoman_pmf (2) 2012-05-31 6:53
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- Copyright: Paul Bulteel (pauloog) (11751)
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- Date Taken: 2011-08-11
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