I was walking in front of the church when I noticed how the last sunbeams went through it emphasizing the architectonic details
The church was built in 1732 by the "recoletos" monks,it had an orchard that nowadays is Recoleta Cemetery
The architecture is of Baroque style with the only double bell-tower in Buenos Aires
Inside, an interesting detail is the beautiful tiled plinth, although rebuilt, retaining many original pieces of Talavera
The altar is a piece of silverware from Upper Peru that shows the sun and moon patterns, noticing the author's indigenous factory, left as witnesses
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Bluejeans (64251) 2011-01-13 5:41
Ola Maria ,
Uma boa foto contra a luz , gostei da silhueta da igreja ,parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
s_lush (16134) 2011-01-13 23:51
The light of setting light makes a very strong aesthetic effect in this nice composition. The sun highlights the beautifulness of the architecture and makes a wonderful play of light on the pavement. Excellent composition and high-quality capture!
kordinator (20521) 2011-02-03 1:26
Nice composition of this beautiful church.
Weoma unusually light and fine silhouettes in the foreground.
Beautiful warm colors.
Perfect job with excellent informative text.
mkamionka (36749) 2011-02-25 1:53
I am in this very moment working on my photo of this church considering to prepare it for TE. But my photo is not that interesting so I still hestitate.
You have a great eye to capture something like that. I like especially the old man and his shadow -it looks fantastic here. The reason the photo is probably not that popular is I believe a bit too much burnout and I also think it could have benefit from a better sharpness. Although right now this soft rendering gives it an atmosphere of a dream.
Have a great weekend,
adramad (45644) 2011-03-17 8:01
Me gusta mucho este contraluz, habilmente has colocado el sol detras de la torre y crear asi un bonito efecto, como un resplandor por detras de la iglesia, tambien bonito efecto de la luz, que atraves del arco del campanario, se proyecta en el suelo, a la vez has captado muy bien la sombra del señor, caminando hacia la iglesia. Un buen trabajo, bien planeado y mejor realizado.
adores (45347) 2011-05-23 15:40
I like this, especially the position of the sun behind the tower and the old man so well place - his shadow is just perfect!A very good moment!
kato (11630) 2012-09-26 14:00
You're capturing well this church by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see the church of Baroque style with double bell-tower and white wall. It draws out a good atmosphere for last sunbeam and an old man walking on pavement in front of church. And, it's effective in shadow on pavement and slight blue sky.
jcpix (13930) 2014-07-11 18:53
O.K., I'm going to keep this short and sweet so that I don't get carried away and mention something I shouldn't before Sunda......... ;)
I'm sure the interior is as beautiful as you describe, but this is one fantastic exterior shot using the sun to highlight the architectural features in a virtual silhouette. The foreground shadows are the star of the scene though, and create a curious vibe.
That is all. :) Buena suerte!
Ciao, mi amiga.