St. Adalbert Church is the oldest church in Krakow, The church was built in the 11th century. It stands at the south-eastern corner of the biggest medieval market square in Europe, The church preceded the Square by nearly a century. The interior of the church is cramped, relative to its larger exterior. The floor level is situated under the present level of the Square by as much as a couple of meters, which reflects the overlaying of the subsequent surfaces of the plaza with pavement originally adjusted to the two existing churches (including St. Wojciech’s), Therefore by standing at the foot of this diminutive church, you'll soon notice that something's a trifle odd.. The church was partially reconstructed in the Baroque style between 1611-1618.
Throughout the early history of Kraków the Church was a place of worship first visited by merchants travelling from across Europe. It was a place where citizens and nobility used to meet.
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bukitgolfb301 (34474) 2011-02-08 12:57
Hi my dear Wilson
This is another impressive shot.
Continuation from the previous one?
Nice presentation for excellent night light.
Perfect stable and strong framework you get.
Very sharp and clear presentation and description in the detail as usual. Thanks for sharing with your finest posting, have a good day and best regards,
Takero from a rainy Tokyo
papagolf21 (83214) 2011-02-08 13:18
Bonsoir, cher ami Wilson,
C'est tout l'intérêt du site d'apprendre par les images et les notes d'accompagnement. Ainsi, sans quitter mon fauteuil, je pars à la découverte de merveilles à travers le monde.
Très intéressante mise en image. Ma passion pour l'architecture religieuse est servie !
AKITA (15125) 2011-02-08 21:30
a little strange atmosphere and very cheerful ambience are well expressed in this wonderful night view shot,
maybe sharpend edge lines and unusual colors of objects are combined to make wonder and wonderful feeling in it,
anyway, the result is well sophisticated beautiful picture here,
thank you for your excellent shot,
wolf38 (30276) 2011-02-08 23:22
Hi Wilson. A photo with an interesting lighting. On the night unfold the various objects with their own charm. Interesting. Rgds, Wolfgang.
danyy (0) 2011-02-09 0:10
une photo nocturne qui a de la profondeur, aligne les monuments qui malheureusement, souffrent un peu de la distorsion de perspective. Belles lumières un peu festives.
Graal (95343) 2011-02-09 0:23
another nice view from the Old Town in Krakow. Good shot by night. Nice Christmas decorative elements. I like it.
Have a nice day.
Nicou (116170) 2011-02-09 0:31
quel captage, quel rendu superbe iamge nocturne, ce doux tons, ce ciel merveilleux avec cet arbre, l'effet est splendide.
bravo et amitié
pablominto (53744) 2011-02-09 0:37
A fine low light capture, great details in the architecture!
The December mood is well recorded, and I think I can see a Christmas market in the background...
The well lit church really stands out in the composition!
hispic (9619) 2011-02-09 2:56
Depiction like relief attracts the interest. it's good idea that white fringes around twigs look like illumination. Red in the sky also makes this scene stand out brilliantly.
Best wishes, Hisashi
pierrefonds (54890) 2011-02-09 4:52
The tree is helping to frame the church. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the St.Adalbert church. The diagonal line between the two church is an asset to the composition. Using a tripod, an ISO of 1600 and a shutter speed of 1/20 of a second are making thje colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
JCG (35129) 2011-02-09 11:21
In spite of a light problem of compression of the image involved in the TE format, beautiful and interesting photograph on this church and the environment where notice the presence of the decorations of Christmas adding an appreciable key of colors. The atmosphere is as pleasant as on your preceding photograph. Well done Wilson.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
rodgerg (55767) 2011-02-09 12:24
An another excellent night's shot in your gallery with this excellent view. The coloured light arise very well in the night. greta depht too with the differents plans right/left.
Have a nice eveneing,
Budapestman (82620) 2011-02-09 14:04
an another beautiful photo of this famous square, the composition is spectacular, great lights and details, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
danos (83045) 2011-02-10 0:47
Good morning Wilson,
the most i like in the shot is the extremely superb yellow tints of the atmosphere as the good lighting conditions of the old church on the foreground, as the other one on the backdrop.
But i'm surprised with the quality of the photo that after the use of the ISO 1600,and a tripod, the sky looks like to have grains and i cannot understand the reason..Perhaps an even lower exposure time to fixed the problem.
Have a good day,Danos
mauro61 (52623) 2011-02-10 2:54
tanta luce inquesta immagine notturna ben composta con una grande serie di elementi compositivi.
Buona la resa cromatica con il mercatino affollato sullo sfondo,
Cricri (101189) 2011-02-10 6:27
J'aime l'ambiance douce que donne les couleurs, beaucoup de détails architecturaux, intéressante note, très belle présentation
jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-02-10 9:43
The month of December was conducive to photos of religious monuments decorated and illuminated. The composition is rich in details. Good work.
Have a nice evening
TopGeo (38168) 2011-02-10 11:52
Wilson ciao! Wonderful architecture, what a gorgeous this night of colours and effect Good POV, the detail is excellent Perfect light, which enables us to see every single details here; but my favorite here is Church St. Adalbert is the oldest church in Krakow??
TFS and best regards
patdeph (35748) 2011-02-10 12:03
I love the atmosphere given by the golden light,this is very beautiful and full of charm!
COSTANTINO (51242) 2011-02-10 12:05
is this a gold picture?
fantastic artistic difficult
capture,wonderful night view shot
I liked a lot,great work
UlfE (14639) 2011-02-10 12:54
A wonderful night shot and an excellent composition. The beautiful St. Adalbert Church is the main subject, but it also works very well as a lead-in to St. Mary's Church in the background. The colours are very attractive. Such a wonderful photo would really have deserved a better image quality. I really wish that you have been luckier with this. The photo is a bit grainy and looks a bit too sharpened. Personally, I would have used other camera settings. Your use of ISO 1600 might have been part of the problem, but it does not explain everything. I made a test tonight with your ISO and f-stop settings with my Canon camera which is a later version of your model. The shutter speed was ¼ seconds. The image quality was OK. Then I used ISO 100 and f-stop 10 and the shutter speed was 16 seconds. The image quality was better but not very much. TFS and have nice evening
lousat (72181) 2011-02-11 1:32
Hi Wilson,a fantastic night pic whit a perfect choice of point of view and beautiful colors,maybe you work very hard whit the sharpnening....thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano
Longroute (19392) 2011-02-11 1:37
The beautiful architecture of these two churches are enriched by a good light, snow and Christmas decoration. A pleasant and well framed scene.
siolaw (38050) 2011-02-11 1:56
Interesting night scene and mood with brownish sky increasing the atmosphere.
Colours are pleasant and i appreciate the nice framing too.
Maybe a bit much unsharp mask??
Urs (14082) 2011-02-11 2:19
What a sky color! It almost does not look real, but it must be, I guess. Excellent POV and DOF as well. For my taste the sharpening is a bit too much, but otherwise a superb shot. Well done.
jemaflor (80616) 2011-02-11 2:35
Another good night shot, light and monument are interesting, well composed with two main elements, just the sharpness ...
agulberk (3794) 2011-02-11 4:38
İt was like an oil painting work. Architecture of the buildings, landscaping, stone work on the fine carving, embroidery, and patterns with great skill and craftsmanship of his work stand out. Mysterious, mystical atmosphere with color and interesting, and impressive composition and presentation.
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-02-11 5:35
Ola Wilson ,
Fantástica a igreja de fundo tem uma bela arquitectura , gostei do teu ponto de visão captando as duas igrejas , gostei de ver a praça iluminada cheia de pessoas , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
snunney (79491) 2011-02-11 7:53
A fine night time composition with a very pleasant atmosphere to it. I like the point of view with the foreground church nicely balanced by the one in the background. The lights of the Christmas market and the shoppers set the mood. The exposure is well managed and the tonal palette agreeably warm.
jafadabret (56497) 2011-02-11 10:31
J'aime cet ensemble architectural sous le feu des projecteurs. Il semble que les places sont illuminées à l'approche des fêtes de Noël. Belle ambiance avec la neige encore au sol !
mesutilgim (79934) 2011-02-11 12:38
Very nice nocturnal capture with good pov and perfect light management.
Nice X-Mas scenery, with good layout and good, usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
delpeoples (52445) 2011-02-11 15:42
I think I have seen this magnificent cathedral in the photos of Emka and Mariusz. It really is spectacular. This is a good night shot, however as you used a tripod, these are the controls I would use in Manual setting: ISO 100, aperture f/11, and shutter speed whatever the meter tells you, maybe about 10-15 seconds. This way, you will obtain a sharper image. The high ISO you used will result in too much noise and the large aperture of f/3 will not give much sharpness. If the meter says to use a shutter speed more than 30 seconds, use Bulb instead of Manual and also use a cable release if you have one as this will ensure a sharp image. Hope you don't mind me saying this.
TFS and I wish you a lovely evening
resat1972 (7247) 2011-02-12 13:03
a good night's work
Snow had a separate air
gildasjan (40796) 2011-02-12 13:08
Un très joli rendu des lumières chaudes pour cette image nocturne.Les touches de blanc donnent la bonne touche de contraste à cette réalisation.
subhendu_bagchi (25243) 2011-02-12 18:45
a nice capture indeed. Great composition where we can see the church with the colourful building at background. The tree in FG added depth to it. A nice presentation. Tfs.
nilotpal_patra (1684) 2011-02-14 0:51
Namaskar Wilson Beckett,
It is realy, realy wonderful Picture. Nice Frame. Nice colour, contrast and sharpness. Nice POV. TFS.
corjan3 (2025) 2011-02-14 7:59
Absolutely beautiful. Somewhat oversharpened I suppose - I have a tendency to oversharpen too - but appropriate in this case. Just lovely to behold. Well done.
Silvio1953 (115825) 2011-02-16 10:35
Ciao Wilson, lovely composition with beautiful church, splendid light and wonderful golden sky, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
s_lush (16134) 2011-02-16 23:42
Your night shot, so colorful and informative, reproduces a special festive atmosphere of my favorite Poland's city perfectly well. Excellent presentation of this historic architecture being under such a favorable illumination and decoration!
asajernigan (20356) 2011-02-21 3:38
This is a nice night shot. The lighting and colors are great as is the photo's sharpness. Your composition is fine using the two buildings to create balance.
Angshu (54703) 2011-02-21 4:06
Nice details in this night shot. The church looks good illuminated with light. Quite some activity seen in the square, leading upto Christmas shopping I would think. Framing is well done with the bare tree on the right
kiasari (62) 2011-02-21 7:21
You chose a good POV and framing to take this shot. I really like the colors of the photo. Well done!
anokutan (15097) 2011-02-21 7:25
An another beautiful photo of this famous square, the composition is spectacular, great lights and details,
jmdias (52500) 2011-02-27 11:42
excellent framing, light and colors. I liked the way the church and other buildings are positioned. I guess there was a trouble with the pixels in some areas
Charo (51210) 2011-03-08 13:07
Beautiful contrast of light, color and architecture, between the two churches.
Excellent perspective and composition with good light and detail.
eldancer1 (25105) 2011-04-05 9:50
Very nice timed exposure and capture of this beautiful church. Great pov and dof with nice details. Good colors. Well done, tfs.
josepmarin (57473) 2011-04-06 5:16
the beautiful architecture that you show us in this framing has a great aesthetic power, because of its lines and its perspective towards the reddish very cloudy sky, in a good night capture at which you've worked very well exposure and colors.
I like such a special atmosphere of the scene, with the people enjoying the Christmas market.
A nice composition.
cavli (1874) 2012-03-21 2:49
POint of view and composition are very good. But your picture is over sharpness. It is extremly dammaged. I think you did not use tripod and try to capture with high ISO. tfs
- Copyright: Wilson Beckett (jaywalker) (16095)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-14
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D DIGITAL, 18 - 55 mm EF-S 3.5:5.6
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/20 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-08 11:37