Photographer's Note

"The church portals are beautiful, particularly the Roman portal; there are truly superb figures on horseback, the rose-window is noble and well-cut, the entire front of the church is a clever poem. But the true triumph of this Cathedral is the spire. It is a veritable tiara of stone with its crown and its cross. It is a gigantic and delicate marvel."

These are few words from quite a good specialist... The one who wrote wonderful pages on another famous cathedral in his novel entitled "Notre-Dame de Paris".

The building of the Notre-Dame cathedral started in 1015 and shows a vertiginous front wall. Her top is about 140 metres high which made her the highest Christian construction up to the early 19th century.

I believe this point of view conveys quite well this amazing heighness together with the magnificient sculptures. Taken with a low evening light, one can see the nice red colors of the stones used for the building.

This is the original framing. I increased saturation a little bit, used a light unsharp mask and resized to the TE format. I have one regret only, the original picture was so big that I lost a lot of details and color tones by compressing the picture up to 75% and reducing the format through using a white framing...

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Additional Photos by Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 551 W: 273 N: 1552] (9271)
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