São Francisco Church in Salvador has one of the most beautiful interiors for a church I have ever seen.
The friars of the Franciscan Order arrived in Salvador in 1587 and soon built a convent and church, but these were destroyed during the Dutch invasions of Bahia in the early 17th century. The works on the current convent began in 1686 under Father Vicente das Chagas following a grandiose design that took decades to complete. The current church was built between 1708 and 1723, but the interior was decorated by several artists during a great part of the 18th century. Most decoration of the church and convent were finished by 1755.
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emka (98810) 2012-05-17 2:34
Hi Wilson, nice to see you again here. I remember that you planned a trip to brazil but you didn't post any photos yet. Nice church, it looks like thaken from Portugal. Excellent compositioon in difficult light. Nice colours and atmosphere.
jhm (153716) 2012-05-17 3:02
Excellent picture with the São Francisco Church in Salvador as subject in background.
I like the wonderful facade, you play wonderful with light and shadows.
You create very well depth and perspective.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Thursday,
papagolf21 (102390) 2012-05-17 3:17
Très belle mise en image de cette église à la façade très ouvragée.
Bel effet de perspective avec cette place bordée de vieux immeubles colorés ou blancs.
Un cadrage réussi. Sujet fort bien traité.
Merci pour la note d'accompagnement.
dta (78558) 2012-05-17 3:34
Hello Wilson ,
As a colnial architecture enthousiast , I enjoy a lot this view of this splendid square , with outstanding buildings . Excellent perspective with the big cross in teh FG ,and very goo light management .
Gerrit (52081) 2012-05-17 10:00
Nice place. Good angle with the church and the cross and the cross also inthe sun.
Difficult but well controlled light.
Cricri (120143) 2012-05-20 0:16
Tout bon le cadrage de la croix et l'architecture magnifique de l'église, une image ombre et de lumière sous un ciel superbe
danos (98487) 2012-05-27 0:31
Good morning Wilson,
nice the view of this old São Francisco church with the cross on the foreground to creates a perfect balance in the image.I like the light and the colour management as the architectural style of the church.
Have a good Sunday,Danos
Nicou (143130) 2012-05-27 2:00
très belle iamge de cette place avec de sueprbes contraste cette statue avec ces facade la coirx quelel architecture et rendu dans le tons sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
chrisvek (7001) 2012-05-27 5:08
This is a perfect shoot with superb architectura; details.Very nice POV and lightning.Superb atmosphere too.Well done!
Have a nice day
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-05-29 5:37
The exposure of the photo was not easy, but the result is good. A spectacularly beautiful composition and interesting about these architectures. Excellent sharpness and depth. Bravo.
Have a nice day
delpeoples (58288) 2012-06-04 1:47
Hi dear Wilson
What a fantastic scene, so typically South American and even a little Mediterranean. The colours and textures are amazing and I love the sharpness, which brings out all those qualities so well. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful day.
Noel_Byrne (31424) 2012-06-21 5:37
Fantastic composition on your image which shows the square, the cross and the church off to perfection. The great blue sky addds to the whole lively feel. Nicely done!
gunbud (34066) 2012-06-25 16:22
Love this old Colonial style architecture that is captured in all its sensational details.
I like how the ornate cross dominates the forground and how it strongly leads the eye to the charming plaza.
jemaflor (98029) 2012-07-17 9:29
Good composition with this croos in the fg, well balanced and nice light management, good sharpness to see all the detail of the architecure of this church.
mauro61 (52857) 2012-07-19 13:56
tra luci e ombre spicca la tonalità dell'immagine con la chiesa incastrata tra le due ali delle costruzioni,
- Copyright: Wilson Beckett (jaywalker) (16101)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-22
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D DIGITAL, 18 - 55 mm EF-S 3.5:5.6
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/2000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-17 2:07