I feel that everybody expects from me some Gaudi-related shots but instead I decided to enter one of the most beautiful Barcelona churches in the Old Town. The church was already presented here, as everything else but it is really hard to show something new. There are currently 3556 photos from Barcelona town on TE already. I did not have much time to be original as well. For sure the interior of this church was one of the jaw-dropping experiences in Barcelona.
Barcelona‘s Ribera district is dominated by Santa María del Mar, an imposing church built between 1329 and 1383, at the height of Catalonia's maritime and mercantile preeminence. It is an outstanding example of Catalan Gothic, with a purity and unity of style that are very unusual in large mediaeval buildings.
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rodgerg (55767) 2009-06-07 6:30
A very original but very efficience and very nice POV. A good choice. Good mangment of light too which give beautiful warm colours. I like too the very nive graphic effect. Good and original photowork.
ilDottore (5252) 2009-06-07 6:38
Wymiękam, wysiadam, odjeżdżam... To jest to!
Perfekcja wymieszana z doskonałością, doprawiona kropelką geniuszu i szczyptą doświadczenia.
Nie każdy zrobi takie zdjęcie, oj nie każdy...
Pozdrawiam i chylę czoła.
d0ul0s (54) 2009-06-07 6:57
This is an amazing shot with perfect exposure, sharpness, details, and symmetry. Nice work!
thor68 (5586) 2009-06-07 8:32
what terrific capture of the church ceiling! :-) excellent pov and composition with good sharpness and
nice details. the light and warm colors are great. this reminds one to always keep to view upward too.
well done & best wishes, thor.
darek1978 (13361) 2009-06-07 11:38
No coz- nic tu nie moge dodac od siebie oprocz slow uznania. Nieprawdopodobna symetria, zakrecony POV, bardzo ladne, miekkie kolory. Efekt wizualny jest naprawde fantastyczny. Wiem, ze kazdy z nas ma inny swiatopoglad, ale mz jest to jedno z najlepszych zdjec w Twojej galerii.
Zastanawiam sie nad perspektywa, z ktorej strzelona byla ta fota- LCD na podlodze, czy body Canona ponad body Mariusza, ktory z kolei plackiem na posadzce lezal?
Tak czy inaczej czapa z glowy i gratulacje..
leo61 (0) 2009-06-07 13:06
Your image shows well the impressive size of this building.Great POV( i hope your neck is OK)and perfect sharpness.I like too the brown/orange tones.
burGu (4840) 2009-06-07 13:40
Actually Gaudi was my biggest interest for Barcelona shots, but this church of yours totally changed my mind. Not only its magnificent structure but also the medieval texture and combination of sepia-like&red tones make it really amazing.
Congrats & best regards,
worldcitizen (9314) 2009-06-07 15:00
This is a great capture of the ceiling and its details. I love the POV, and the symmetry in the central part of the frame. You did a great job with the exposure, too.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-06-07 23:30
Wonderful POv and colours in this excellent picture of the church interior side.
Beautiful architecture and details
TFS and have a nice week
ophelcia (0) 2009-06-08 1:10
Mariusz krzyżem na posadzce?
Poza tym my favourite:)
Amaz (11475) 2009-06-08 1:27
Very interesting shot, Mariusz!!!!
Good POV and very right compo!!!
This is a no bad exapmle of Catalonian Gothic, indeed.
marietom (34609) 2009-06-08 14:46
le graphisme de cette image, et ses couleurs sont magnifiques !
Vasa (515) 2009-06-08 17:28
This time a wonderful corner in Barcelona. Your sens for photographic subject, Mariusz, and your sensibility are transformed in amazing result. So attractive graphic event. Proud of your work and of your recent visit.
Cretense (68703) 2009-06-09 7:19
That's the kind of interior photography, that I really love! This particular POV, transforms a beautiful and imposing building into a magical and almost abstract work of art! Great composition and framing, excellent light managment under dificult conditions! congratulations!
jafadabret (56501) 2009-06-09 21:11
Cette photo est d'une très grande beauté. Le POV est excellent pour mettre cette architecture en valeur. J'aime le graphisme et les couleurs.
quillo (11856) 2009-06-11 7:34
Hola amigo Mariusz, to say that I know the place
and the truth is that your work overcomes the reality,
the POV is magnificent, the perfect tones and
the definition, the amazing result, I love; CONGRATULATIONS!
Felip (3907) 2009-07-07 3:17
As far as I can see not only your jaw dropped when you see this incredible church...I hope you didn't break yor camera! :)))
You managed the light perfectly, and the final resul is splendorous, as it is Santa Maria, for me the most beautiful church in Barcelona.
delpeoples (59684) 2011-08-21 4:10
I don't know how I missed this, but it's absolutely spectacular. The perspective is mind-blowing, as is the sharpness and light management. You must have been lying on your back to get this POV, wow, it's amazing. And you chose the horizontal frame, which is really effective for this composition.
Fantastic job, have a wonderful Sunday
josepmarin (58359) 2012-02-24 5:07
The link that you have put in your critique to my last post has taken me to this photo and to your magnificent gallery of Barcelona.
I did not take a photo as this one, the truth is that I did not try a hard low-angle shot, like that you offer us here.
And I am sorry about it, because I have done it in different cathedrals, but not in Santa Maria del Mar. But nevertheless it is a real pleasure for me, that a good photographer who visits my city takes excellent photos that I have not in my files.
The image has a great sharpness, a magnificent control of the exposure, and a high aesthetic level, which values the beauty of the impressive architecture of the most beautiful church of Barcelona.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (39805)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-05-31
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My very particular Barcelona, Churches, Vaults and ceilings by Mariusz [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-06-07 6:27
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