An old Spanish style church (St. Augustine Cathedral), in downtown Tucson, Arizona. I've used a parking meter as a tripod. I got some strange looks from passers by, for doing so, but I was determined to get this sharp!
"Although the imposing white-and-beige Spanish-style building was modeled after the Cathedral of Queretaro in Mexico, a number of its details reflect the desert setting: above the entryway, next to a bronze statue of St. Augustine, are carvings of local desert scenes with saguaro cacti, yucca, and prickly pears. For a distinctly Southwestern experience, attend the mariachi mass celebrated Sunday at 8 AM." (Fodor's)
More info here: http://www.staugustinecathedral.com/
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TopGeo (38216) 2009-02-05 0:51
Hi Chris! They is a impressive picture of night the illuminate up points splendid You gave one impressive Cathedral picture
bracasha75 (24589) 2009-02-05 0:52
Very powerful look on this intresthing church in Arizona and i have seen couple more from "Gnada" they are made it in Arizona to
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2009-02-05 0:52
Ah...the cars...what a pity!
Anyway, nice lights and support for your tripod hahahahaha.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-02-05 1:01
Superb nocturnal image of this spectacular cathedral with beautiful lights and impressive composition. I like the rich details, excellent clarity and POV. Have a nice day!
papagolf21 (105342) 2009-02-05 1:13
Bonjour, cher Chris,
Félicitations et merci pour cette très belle photo nocturne ! De plus, c'est bien la première fois qu'un parcmètre peut servir pour une bonne cause !
Bravo pour avoir su utiliser un mobilier urbain pour cette très bonne photo.
PatyP (240) 2009-02-05 2:39
Like the tonality of the colors here in this photo and as it is captured the palm trees and the lights in the buildings.
A photo with great composition.
brano14 (2975) 2009-02-05 3:24
Nice church, well done photo. My first impression was, it is somewhere from Europe and after that I saw the title, but there is an explanation, that's is why we like to see short notes.
Great lighting, good colors.
mauro61 (52857) 2009-02-05 3:49
immagine di grande effetto che le luci rendono molto bella.
Ottima la definizione malgrado la situazione oggettiva di scatto .
Nicou (146830) 2009-02-05 4:01
Superbe église, ces douces couleurs nocturne sont splendidie, avec les beaux palmiers, ces tons pastel, superbe.
braov et amitié
pierrefonds (68909) 2009-02-05 4:06
The point of view is taking our eyes toward the bell towers of the cathedral which is giving perspective to the photo. The palm trees are framing well the building. The light of the projectors has a special effetc on the colors of the cathedral. Have a nice day.
dip (23890) 2009-02-05 4:16
beautiful nocturnal photo of the church,very well exposed and framed,
gilou530 (34) 2009-02-05 6:31
unéglise bien mise en valeur dans cette photo de nuit avec beaucoup de netteté et des couleurs naturelles grace a une bonne maitrise de l'expo, beau travail
danos (100876) 2009-02-05 8:52
nice the floodlight façade of Tucson Cathedral with the bell towers to outline against the sky.I like the sharpness and the clarity of this nocturne scene.Well done.
saylan-cb (12738) 2009-02-05 13:10
Very nice night shot!Great capture and good POV.I like the details with excellent clarity.
Emile (20352) 2009-02-05 15:01
Beautiful Cathedral captured at night with very good light, colors and details, your POV is good same as sharpness and composition.
npecanhuk (75696) 2009-02-05 16:26
Excellent night picture with wonderful sharpness and exposure!
I also like the focus on the architectural details of this Cathedral - I can see them so clearly and well lit!
TFS - Congratulations!
PixelTerror (0) 2009-02-05 22:28
Nice elaborate building and a well exposed image showing some remains of the lue hour, these guys should be fined heavily for parking on such a photo spot...
Have a nice day JY
marietom (34609) 2009-02-06 0:38
Jolie vue, avec de belles lumière, sur cette cathédrale.
Cricri (122589) 2009-02-06 4:20
Belle image nocturne de l'église aux deux clochers, intéressant détails et architecture
Good weekend for you
jemaflor (100163) 2009-02-06 10:17
interesting architecture well presented in a well made nights hot, good details and perfect light capture.
danyy (0) 2009-02-06 14:04
belles lumières ici pour illuminer cette église. Dommage que les voitures gênet un peu par leur présence qui se remarque un peu violemment.
J'aime beaucoup ces arbres tropicaux devant.
macondo (19756) 2009-02-06 19:38
Terrific night shot, very sharp and noise-free. Good use of the makeshift 'tripod' in this case. Such good definition of the features of the church's facade. Well done.
jurek1951 (42196) 2009-02-06 21:23
Nice caught of a great architecture.Excellent POV. and nocturne picture.
Excellent Light and contrast,
good colors too.Stanning night shot,
banaei_nikon (777) 2009-02-06 23:14
Dark and full of feelings
Impressive moment captured
Good shot. Nice macro....good contrast. Good efforts.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2009-02-07 15:42
beautifull light and perspective on this church. You found a nice perspective. Excellent
MLINES (12516) 2009-02-08 19:13
Hi Chris, The black sky really makes this building stand out well. Beautiful work. TFS. Murray.
Angshu (56760) 2009-02-09 1:01
Great improvisation for a tripod...the image is pin sharp & the exposure is excellent. Like the lights on the church against the pitch black sky. I could never have imagined this was a picture from USA!