Saint Patricks Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica is Ottawa's oldest standing and largest church. Notre-Dame was built between 1841 and 1846, and during the construction, plans were modified from its original Neo-Classical design to a Neo-Gothic structure, and both styles now coexist quite harmoniously. Although the exterior is fairly sober, its sanctuary is quite colourful and very richly ornate.
The church is made of local stone & It seats a thousand people.
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bmukherjee (1512) 2010-02-10 13:04
A perfectly sharp and well-exposed photograph! I also like the POV from the pews. Great architecture too...
emka (85311) 2010-02-10 13:22
Hi Wilson, This church is very big! I find this blue ceiling with stars rather funny. Well, I prefer Gothic churches less colourful but it looks interesting. Nice perspective.
papagolf21 (89728) 2010-02-10 14:43
Superbe présentation intérieure de Saint Patricks !
Les détails architecturaux, les couleurs sont parfaitement rendus à travers cette très jolie composition.
Pour le plaisir un tout petit atelier pour redresser les verticales.
yedirenk (11244) 2010-02-10 16:37
a perfect cathedral.amazing depth with excellent view angle.colours,details and light are eye catcher.well done.TFS
Budapestman (82620) 2010-02-11 2:12
beautiful interior photo with spectacular composition, rich details and very nice lights, the colours are beautiful likewise. An amazing architectural photo, Tfs! Have a nice day!
bhaskarc (122) 2010-02-11 3:22
This is a really big church, architecture & color is also beautiful, especially roof color & design is looks like sky.
Very nice POV, GR8 work. TFS.
Silvio1953 (129414) 2010-02-11 6:11
Ciao Wilson, tilted to right, but great interior with fantastic architecture, splendid exposure, wonderflul light and great perspective, I like a lot, ciao Silvio
Vasa (16816) 2010-02-11 8:37
Very rich interior. Natural inspiration. Compliments for your realization Wilson. Worth thematic picture. So glad to see you again friend,
Cretense (68695) 2010-02-11 9:13
Very impressive interior photography, great framing and composition, amazing perspective! Flawless light management under dificult conditions, brilliant colours!
JCG (35129) 2010-02-11 10:12
Indeed for in love ones with the beautiful architecture, this church offers an interior rich in details and especially coloured. This blue arch is superb and brings a pretty contrast. Pleasant and interesting glance, thank you Wilson.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
carper (96) 2010-02-11 10:16
very beautiful Wilson,
the shot is very nice, well taken and I like the colors the good details and the good point of view, good photo job here, have a good day.
claudeD (35085) 2010-02-11 10:33
very interestig interior shot of this nice archtecture.I think that cathedrals are always very impressive.Very good shot and thank's for your infos.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
UlfE (14641) 2010-02-11 10:48
Superb interior photo. The depth is fantastic and colours are wonderful. It might be true that the picture is tilting to the right but nothing that bothers me. You always have some distortion when you use the wide angle. TFS and have nice evening!
sacavem (18614) 2010-02-11 11:25
Very beautiful picture, so well composed with great photojob.
jemaflor (88825) 2010-02-11 11:33
Nice blue sky ... ceiling ! Well taken, good light for your shot, perfect to contemplete this church interior.
PaulVDV (24191) 2010-02-11 12:46
A nice and well detailed picture of the interior of this cathedral. Very special are the many beautiful colours.
Well done !
Best regards, Paul
pierrefonds (59834) 2010-02-11 16:00
The presence of the people has an effect of scale. The point of view is allowing me to see the details and colors of the architecture of the interior of the church. It is clear and precise. The surrounding light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Graal (99806) 2010-02-11 23:48
beautiful interior of cathedral. Great architecture. I like the details and colours. Fine perspective. Well photojob.
Nicou (128968) 2010-02-12 2:28
quel intérierue, superbe captage et cadrage avec ces tons rouge en fond, le graphisme des banc et ce verts sur les colonnes le bleu au sommet, fantastique vue et compo.
Bravo et amitié
tedesse (25133) 2010-02-12 8:06
Excellent POV and composition,wonderful interior.A fine colours and light,good sharpness.
See St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church in Leszno
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-02-12 9:16
The spangled blue vault, and the marbled pillars are spendides. A formidable building photographed well, but which leans a little on the right. Pretty work.
Have a good evening
Fis2 (89403) 2010-02-12 9:56
Superb colors and light.
Geometry and sharpness???
Cricri (110683) 2010-02-12 10:07
Quel magnifique richesse dans les détails et les couleurs de l'intérieur de la cathédrale, belle profondeur et présentation
gunbud (34066) 2010-02-12 20:12
You did a masterful job of handling the difficult indoor lighting bringing out all the intricate details of this magnificent church.
The blue ceiling is wonderful trimmed by complimentary golden arches. The wood pews look very rich in texture.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-02-13 0:45
A very well coloured and very nice interior's shot. POV very well selcetd give a greta prospect effect, details of the architectur and superb colors very well collected. Very nice and very good photowork.
Have a nice WE,
danos (89935) 2010-02-13 2:49
Good morning Wilson,
what a nice and spectacular view of the interior of the St. Patricks Cathedral,with the blue ceiling to be an eye caching of the scenery.I like the quality and the clarity of the scene as the good managment of the lighting conditions.Well done.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
gildasjan (42204) 2010-02-13 6:42
Le bleu sous la voute crée un très non accord de couleurs pour cet intérieur d'église.Le cliché est net et bien exposé.
paololg (31448) 2010-02-13 7:01
Ciao dear Wilson,
the insides of the churches are a theme that I appreciate a lot, especially when they are captured in this excellent way. Very pleasant the perspective, the fidelity of the colors and the definition of the details, also considering that inside the churches the light is always difficult. You have done really a good composition, compliments!
Ciao, have a nice week end!
jhm (143539) 2010-02-13 8:38
Indeed the WS of Philippe is better through the correction in perspective.
But the picture and the blue ceiling are wonderful, this small mistake is perhaps disturbing but make these picture not broken.
Sharpness and clarity are superb.
Excellent composition and presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
rlrad (1845) 2010-02-13 9:09
I was looking through my archives to see if I had a similar shot, but I do not - unusual because I spend more time in churches, cathedrals and missions than I ever spend during the rest of my life. I know I saw this place, but perhaps it was a Sunday and I was unable to get inside to take a photograph. Looks like I missed out. This is right across the street from the "spider statue" and the Art Museum, correct?
Well, I think this shot was really well taken, the slight distortion from the wide angle doesn't bother me - there was a time when I would correct for it, but lately I find myself ignoring it or even making it more distorted. It's a beautiful interior - the colors of your capture are great!
Anyway, have a great weekend - I see this one has gotten so many comments you probably won't see this one! Congratulations on a job well done!
skellywag (887) 2010-02-13 15:03
Hi Wilson, A very beautiful interia shot of this cathederal, the colours are amazing & there is excellent detail, congratulations, Jean
leonorkuhn (16235) 2010-02-13 16:45
Splendid interior of the Cathedral. The light is very good here, highlighting the superb decor. Magnificent colors, great details. Excellent sharpness. Well done!
Have a nice sunday
macondo (18623) 2010-02-13 21:44
Great exposure of the interior has produced stupendous colours and good rendition of the detail. Perhaps I would reduce the distortion (particularly on the left) or straighten the slight tilt to the right, or both. I think the distortion would be fine if it were evenly balanced. But the main point here is the amazing detail and brilliant colour of the ceiling. It's a large cathedral - I've only seen photos of the exterior before. Your shot really conveys the enormity of the interior space.
axiotea (21649) 2010-02-13 21:56
That cathedral interior looks beautiful and there is a good clarity to appreciate its details and colours.
It could have been possible to correct a bit the perspective but nonetheless it's a nice picture ;)
jurek1951 (42194) 2010-02-13 23:41
Very interesting perspective and lovely colours.good details and note,great composition,
siolaw (38292) 2010-02-14 0:22
You have marvelous colours here and the POV, slightly on the side gave a nice angle (and some perspective distortions ;D). Luminosity and sharpness are very good.
Angshu (56462) 2010-02-14 22:40
The exposure is perfect as we can see the magnificent details of the interior of the cathedral. The blue colour of the vaulted ceiling is an instant eye catcher and you've created good perspective with the aisle leading us to the ornate alter. Excellent shot!
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-02-17 1:47
Amazing colours and details in this nice picture
Wonderful architecture and details
Have a nice day
darek1978 (13361) 2010-02-21 15:10
A fantastic internal shot with available lighting. Great splendor of architecture. Details are excellent and there's a fabulous depth. Well done!
Thanks for sharing,
skippy007 (12510) 2010-02-24 1:09
Hello Wilson, The light & colours here are excellent, have tried several similar shots to this with no success so I appreciate the difficulty, Well done. I wonder if it's the lens distortion that gives the impression of being tilted more than the front row of pews indicate? The blue ceiling is a real beauty & well captured. Thanks
Juntas (7960) 2010-02-26 2:28
Hi Wilson. Indeed the beautiful blue ceiling is the main atraction and you chose your title very well. Also your exposure is very good and colors are very nice. A great work. Have a nice weekend.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2010-02-27 1:48
Nice capture of this great church. Excellent architecture and colours. I wonder if it wasn`t better to straighten a bit the left part of the image ;).
batalay (36757) 2010-02-27 20:04
A useful note augments the photo, where an iridescent blue splattered with stars echos the night sky. Warm regards,
BWJ (3074) 2010-07-26 6:24
It’s an elegant photograph with excellent exposure. The details are so well captured. I like the way you positioned youself right of the center aisle to give outstanding perspective.
mauro61 (52631) 2010-09-05 9:13
un piacere per me rivederti e ricambio i tuoi saluti.
Immagine di interni ricca di luce e colori con una ottima definizione,
JFS (32459) 2010-09-05 12:29
I like the perspective of this interesting and besautiful church. Good management of light and splendid sharpness. TFS
zoomer (6) 2010-09-20 18:19
Hi,immensly impressive work you did here.Outstanding colors and superb details convey the grandeur of it all.Best regards Wolf.
delpeoples (54727) 2011-02-07 14:24
I can't get enough of this beautiful church. The close-up of the roof was amazing and here the repeating arches and magnificent colour make an impressive composition. The image is a little tilted, but overall it is an excellent shot. Philippe did a marvellous Workshop which perfects the image. Congrats and thanks for sharing.
Have a lovely evening
krzychu30 (15510) 2011-02-21 0:56
excellent composition of this beautiful Cathedral.You´ve captured it perfectly with good POV.Superb,well-saturated colors and excellent exposition.Your picture convey well the beauty of this place and allows us to admire many details of this immpresive interior.
My Best Regards
kiasari (62) 2011-03-21 14:28
Thank you very much!
A nice shot with a good POV and well managed framing. I really like the colors of this photo. Well done!
MichaelTrezzi (3368) 2011-05-10 13:02
Hello Wilson, It is a very nice layered composition - brown, green and blue. The ceiling looks like a real sky. Well done, Kind regads, Michael
- Copyright: Wilson Beckett (jaywalker) (16101)
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- Date Taken: 2009-10-11
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