A way to Križanke (Crossword)
The Knights of the Cross monastery stands by the southwest edge of the former fortified medieval nucleus of Ljubljana, above the New Square (Novi trg). It was built in the middle of the 13th century and redone in 1567. It was first mentioned in 1265. In the walls and lapidary, the stones, with their Gothic and Renaissance characteristics, testify to the medieval whole. The old elongated church was torn down in the 18th century and, according to plans by Domenico Rossi, a new, differently orientated central building was built (1714) with a waved Baroque roof and altars with exquisite paintings (Martin Altomonte, Anton Schoonjans).
The early Gothic relief with Mary on the throne was moved from the abandoned portal to Krakovo Chapel and later to the National Gallery. After World War II, the monastery complex was thoroughly renovated (1953-1956). The Summer Theatre and the School of Design were built, and the Knights' Hall and a restaurant (Plečnikov hram) were arranged. The architect Plečnik was especially dedicated to the arrangement of the courtyards (Hell Yard or Peklensko dvorišče, entrance yard with a lapidary, large yard) and edge terraces. The surrounding is arranged according to his ideas: walls with stone relics and memorial plaques, Graben with pavement and trees, Emonska Street with a children's playground, and the Square of the French Revolution (Trg francoske revolucije) with the Illyrian Column (1929). After Plečnik's death the renovation and arrangement of the theatre was continued by the architect Anton Bitenc, with Viktor Molk by his side. At the edge of a large courtyard, a memorial statue of a portrait of Plečnik's head was uncovered (Vladimira Bratuž) and later the portrait of Bitenc was added. Part of the premises of the School of Design was redone in 1990 (architect Matija Suhadolc).
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StefanoPaganell (847) 2010-03-05 2:52
I like the photo you've posted, warm colours and correct POV.
Great job, regards
Juzo (4203) 2010-03-05 2:56
Very strong colours, sometimes when these night exposres are too bright they don't look right, but this one looks fantastic. Very sharp, superb image and great composition, well done. Beatiful scene as well.
Fante (5429) 2010-03-05 3:11
tole pa so barve. Ne samo da so polne in nasičene, pač pa,cela plejada jih je. Zanimivo, da je tako ostro pri tako majhnem ISO. Izjemna DOF in res enkratna kompozicija.
bema (26425) 2010-03-05 3:12
impressive colors and a great night capture, you show us here again..
fine location and a good composed capture..
have a nice weekend, greetings Bernd
dta (79525) 2010-03-05 3:23
Hello Vojko ,
An impressive night capture , with a stunning red sky . the composition is ecellent , too .
afroditi (731) 2010-03-05 4:14
Beautiful composition of picture and colours!Nice frame and good point of reception!!!
xramm (1831) 2010-03-05 4:49
excellent ,clean photo , very good ambiance and colors. I am very fond of night shots, night clears unnecessary effects from frame. Very good POV. Congrats. Hakki
mkamionka (38385) 2010-03-05 5:32
excellent composition, beautiful corner with splendid architecture selected. The street leads the eye nicely to the pretty tower. Nice colors of the sky. A bit pity that the light in the left got a bit burned. Also the green is not as pleasant as yellow. Not your fault. Actually the mix of greenish with other tones makes an interesting contrast.
Very well done,
ktanska (28152) 2010-03-05 6:05
I guess you've add some saturation, but that fits well on this built environment. I like the way that tower 'peeks' around the street curve. That snowy and steep street looks slippery.
raszid62 (18515) 2010-03-05 9:30
Beautiful capital of Slovenia in the winter night, what a wonderful play of colors, the light does wonders here. Great composition, amazing colors and excellent sharpness.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2010-03-05 11:59
Une photo intéressante et impréssionante, un format extra, un mélange de couleurs du tonnerre, ue trés belle réussite.
Longroute (19396) 2010-03-05 12:02
Huummm! another fantastic night photo enriched by different types of light and full of interesting colours. The perspective here is very fine and interesting showing a corner with lovely architecture and leading the eye towards this very fine monastery. Ljubljana really looks a charming city in your photos, full on historical monuments and with a special atmosphere. An excellent work.
Luciana (2269) 2010-03-05 12:03
Um espetáculo de cores capturado com maestria!
Muito bonito! Interessante! Colorido! Texturas incríveis...
emjleclercq (15780) 2010-03-05 13:49
A great combination of unusual colors: an orange sky with a purple tree, and a street covered by yellow snow thanks to the steet lights. A bit fantastic, bu very pleasant.
All the best,
AKITA (15125) 2010-03-05 13:51
colorful night view shot,
the street looks mysterious, and buildings are fantastic,
a winter snow scene is changed to wonderful picture by your coloring,
thank you for your excellent shot,
edge (7407) 2010-03-05 21:23
Hello Vojko, This is a very impressive shot with the lighting and the reflection of the light on the snow. Colors are excellent with the eye following the street to the church and on. The deep red in the background is impressive, I assume it is also the result of the lighting. Well done. Regards, Roger
Graal (103034) 2010-03-05 23:51
amazing palette of colours, good shot by night. Fine mood in this image. I like it.
Have a nice day.
Vasa (515) 2010-03-06 2:18
Kao da je čarobna noć u Ljubljani. Tako mi se čini gledajući tvoje poslednje tri fotke. Puno pozdrava Vojko i vidimo se, ipak, u finalu u Južnoj Africi.
sevy (58) 2010-03-06 2:43
Really you manage very well this kind of picture. I am impressed by your skills.
The exposure and the colors in a strong composition provides an original night shot.
brano14 (2961) 2010-03-06 7:28
Tvoje slike sa snjeznim motivima su odlicne,ova je ipak najbolja.Dobra kompozicija,divne boje.
Nadam se da cu uskoro dovesti porodicu u Sloveniju,davno je bilo od moje zadnje posjete.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-03-06 12:20
Strange lighting but it gives a different impression from the city !
Have a nice day JY
danos (99828) 2010-03-06 12:27
a specific snapshot with the snowy road and the colour tints,especially of the sky,making the scenery so impressive.I like the good management of the lighting conditions as the magical atmosphere that is created.Well done.
KateinDenmark (1634) 2010-03-06 23:53
This photo has wonderful color. It seems almost carnival like, but it appears to just be the light situation you were shooting in. I really like it. I like the nontraditional colors on the very traditional architecture. Well done!
Arinna (32) 2010-03-07 2:25
This is a heart warming photo! Although there is snow on the ground, the red sky and the yellow lights give a cosy feeling to the picture. Excellent clearness and colours.
mumek (20202) 2010-03-07 15:10
Really great night capture of the street. Fantastic play of the colours, light and shadows. Thanks for posting
skippy007 (12510) 2010-03-08 0:13
Hello Vojko, An impressive night capture , with excellent colours, nice contrast between the stunning red sky & the green lights. Well composed, excellent light & clarity, love the PP work on this one. Interesting & informative note.
darek1978 (13361) 2010-03-08 8:35
An excellent night's shot with a very good managment of light. Nice perspective and depth of field. Well done!
Thank you for sharing.
sacavem (18620) 2010-03-08 8:53
Good work to capture this beautiful image. Very good colour, contrast and definition. Excellent overexposing.
john1 (4028) 2010-03-08 10:32
I would be worth foremost welcome your album interesting, you're pretty compositions.
The night photos are a specialty and you excel in it, especially the vertical framing. What beautiful colors and good control of light, details are sharp and numerous. The POV and DOF are excellent, very good work. TFS.
A good week for you, john.
BluSimo (9392) 2010-03-08 12:35
Hi Vojko, beautiful photo! it has stopped a irreale moment. excellent composition, perspective, colors. Ciao, Simonetta
colinb (1590) 2010-03-08 18:06
Great shot. The light and colors are so unusual for an old town scene, it looks like a fantasyland. Thanks for sharing!
alin-m (3716) 2010-03-10 9:15
Beautiful picture of this street and good night shot.
Nice composition with that church at the end of street.
erhan1958 (15733) 2010-03-11 5:00
čudovita barva neba
impresivno twist iz ulice
mitsikas (883) 2010-03-11 13:26
Hello Vojko. Very beautiful the winter night photo. The beautiful snowy roads and buildings the color of the sky put their own tone to the shot. The color contrast and lighting are excellent. Good evening. Regards Christos
Bergenphotos (2906) 2010-03-11 15:07
This is simply beautiful! The snow covered ground makes a nice winter atmosphere and the sky seems to cooperate with you. The street is indeed wonderful itself, probably in any weather and season, but you chose a very good time to make this shot and you give much useful information in the note, so thanks for sharing!
Kind regards, Fredrik
fotka (4523) 2010-03-15 11:16
It's a beautiful full of colors winter photo. I like the composition with a street which takes us to the tower of the monastery. Excellent vertical POV.
Have a nice day,
Hansaphotos (8253) 2010-03-16 8:19
Excellent composition in this beautiful night shot. Your choice of POV with the view towards the hill and the tower together with the curving road makes this wonderful. Beautiful city with beautiful architecture. Well done! Thanks for sharing. Have a nice evening.
Best regards, Erling
sandpiper (6788) 2010-03-17 3:55
Fantastic night scene. Great colours and the snow adds to the atmosphere of the scene. Lovely architecture and great POV.
Sergiom (82851) 2010-03-20 14:12
Quelles couleurs superbes pour une photo de nuit. La neige donne des reflets ŕ tout et le ciel nuageux devient rouge par l'exposition.
Cricri (121253) 2010-03-22 7:01
Vraiment magnifique cette image, le POV super, des couleurs sublime avec une trčs belle prise des lumičres artificielle, superbe
Charo (51212) 2010-03-23 7:57
I really like the colors almost unreal in this picture.
Very good prospect with wonderful light and details. Bravo!
Giedra70 (963) 2010-03-24 15:19
Nice nice picture.
Fine colours. Excellent composition.
paura (47186) 2010-03-25 16:32
Great composition here. Lighting and colors are excellent. well done.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-03-26 4:33
An excellent verticla composition with the incurving street which give prospect effect. Very good managment of light too which give incredible and very nice colors and plesant play of light.
have a nice WE,
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-03-26 13:36
very interesting winter photography.
Really amazing colours on the snow and on this building's facade.
Very good vertical capture and good frame.
YASHILNAV (306) 2010-03-28 7:04
Hello dear Vojko!
WOW! I love snowfall and winters.. :)
This is a perfect nocturnal shot in amazing colors and lovely details.
lucasgalodoido (23057) 2010-03-31 12:27
wonderful view here, the night capture combinated with lights and snow shows an impressive view of this city. Great job, my friend.
giorgimer (34941) 2010-04-02 9:22
wonderful capture, with a nice atmosphere given by these beautiful colored lights
Juntas (7960) 2010-06-07 3:03
Hi Vojko. The sky is great. Very nice work with colors, good exposure and a pov well chosen. Great work.
Have a nice day.
iainsp (2630) 2010-11-07 9:24
This shot is made very interesting by the quite unnatural colours used - where even the more natural red banners add to the interest. grat shot, thanks, iain.
kiasari (62) 2011-01-15 12:05
I think this nice shot is qualified for more than 100 points and now it's happened ;)
The warm tones of this shot make it so fantastic. I like your idea to do such a framing and light management. Well done!
Have a nice weekend,