In a business trip I had last year I spent one day sightseeing Santiago. One of the most visited place in Santiago is the Plaza de Armas. Here you can see the Cathedral Metropolitana, located at this Plaza, on the heart of Santiago. Four previous churchs were built at this place, but all of them were destroyed by fire or earthquakes. The current one was begun in 1748, but was not completed until the end fo 19th century, when it towers were added.
Also, on the right is the Correo Central building (Post office).
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leo61 (0) 2008-05-08 21:38
I remember this view well and you managed a good shot.I like the sunsettones and the contrast between old and modern architecture.Great POV!
ChrisJ (104179) 2008-05-09 0:12
A marvellous contrast, between the old & the new, with a superb sunset backdrop, & good colour & sharpness. Well composed. Tfs!
Angshu (56568) 2008-05-09 0:36
The light is fantastic here & the contrast between the two type of architecture, modern & classical has been brought out very well. Maybe a bit of perspective correction & a bit of sharpness required. Otherwise a fine post!
npecanhuk (69964) 2008-05-09 1:16
Sua foto está lindíssima!
Gostei das cores, refletindo realmente o horário em que foi tirada! O POV também está ótimo mostrando o que é a Capital Chilena... uma mistura entre o velho e o novo, o tradicional e o moderno... uma cidade em pleno desenvolvimento, sem deixar de preservar sua história! Parabéns pelo registro e obrigado por compartilhá-lo com a gente!
feather (51130) 2008-05-09 4:26
Good shot of the cathedral in the light of the setting sun. What is really striking here is the contrast between the cathedral architecture and that of the modern buildings. The tall palm trees add a wonderful touch of exoticism. Well done
zeca (19762) 2008-05-09 11:22
Andou bem sumido! Que bom tê-lo de volta à ativa, meu companheiro de fotos rurais!
Esta aqui mostra uma bela faceta Santiago, uma vista da qual me lembro muito bem, mas não tive a sorte de ver com tanto esplendor. Boa captura!
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-05-10 4:47
Great contrast between modern and old architecture here. Lovely sunset colours, nice POV and light well managed
Have a nice weekend
Docarmo (9639) 2008-05-10 19:53
Esta imagem ficou lindíssima, com a quase silhueta da Catedral, apresentando aquela iluminação muito bonita, combinando com o céu. E o contraste dos prédios antigos com aquele moderno todo em vidro ficou muito interessante. A rua que leva ao pôr do sol deu uma profundidade impressionante.
belido (19934) 2008-05-11 4:51
let me tell you thing about this shot: superb! You managed the light perfectly considering the situation at the moment. There was a high light contrast between the sky and the foreground but there is no overexposure. Great warm tones and clever point of view...by the way This city is really beautiful. Well done!
Silvio1953 (130310) 2008-05-11 9:31
Hi Ricardo, fascinating light, great contrast between arcitecture of old church and modern great building, fantastic sunset colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
josepmarin (57911) 2008-05-11 10:49
buen encuadre asimétrico donde has jugado con el grafismo y el contraste de los estilos arquitectónicos, incluso con su distinto tamaño, para organizar una composición muy armónica y bien equilibrada.
Me gusta la gran profundidad de imagen y la bonita luz del atardecer, con unos bellos tonos en el cielo.
Bien realizada, parabens.
gracious (20025) 2008-05-11 12:50
This is another one with good quality of light and shadows displayed image!
good exposure and focus with wonderful colour and so much details in the city!
well done and TFS
trekks (14348) 2008-05-12 3:20
I like the light and shadow tone in this shot, the sky seems to glow and the buildings are just lighting up. Good shot.
Vames (4356) 2008-05-12 5:40
hi Ricardo,very nice architecture and beautiful colours !
Tue (28998) 2008-05-12 14:40
I really like the light management of this photo. It creates a lovely evening atmosphere, but there's still enough light to see the details of the facades. Very pleasant colours in the sky too and good composition with the tower on the right. Well done!
salvator (19102) 2008-05-15 1:07
Very nice colors of the stting sun and nice use of the available light.
Best regards. Salvator.
pierrefonds (60338) 2008-05-19 4:56
There is a contrast between two type of architecture old and modern. The light of the sunset is giving nice colors to the sky and some buildings. The presence of people has an effect of scale. Have a nice day.
Waylim (25368) 2012-03-15 14:48
It is a beautiful cathedral in the city, made more beautiful by the beautiful sunset sky and the light illuminating it. Good composition and natural colors.
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-03-16 21:33
This is beautiful capture during twilight. The sky is vibrant with partial silhouettes in the street.
Thanks and have a great weekend.
abmdsudi (46848) 2012-03-26 21:48
This shot renders an atmospheric feel but quite an exciting low light shot with sufficient warm glow to lift the spirit. I am sure you are more than happy as you have captured the mood of the evening pretty well. Excellent exposure for the natural and mix light conditions and the viewpoint is effective while keeping the point of interest, the prominent cathedral sufficiently lit and in sharp focus. Excellent compo offset by the tall building on the rihgt frame. Enough contrast to the night sky and excellent effect by the streak of lights and sparkles. Great effort under this circumstances but with an appealing shot no doubt. Well done. Cheers!
- Copyright: Ricardo Abdelnoor (rabdelnoor) (3421)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
- Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-05-08 19:07