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Pillars of Faith and Hard Work

By annettep38  
Many for your kind and permanent support . I really enjoyed your comments on the hound in the arcades.
As mentioned before, I'm going through some hard times. Don't know what to do, if I only could sell my business I'd just do repairs and electronics.
But I won't bore you with that, here is something to cheer me or everyone up I hope.
These pillars haven't moved in more than 700 years and this church still is a powerful place of light and hope.

Tags: Church Architecture Gothic Alcobaça

Voters: taggart, AlanPerkins, nonur and 57 more

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
9 Mar 2012 9:25PM
This is an incredible building and I love the light you have found there!

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
9 Mar 2012 9:29PM
Colossal in every aspect! I love this!
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
9 Mar 2012 9:41PM
The figures add the scale and feeling of the size of this wonderful building which you have captured so well. - gary
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
9 Mar 2012 9:48PM
Annette, you have captured this wonderfully. It is interesting to think that the anonymous people who designed and built this so long ago had the foresight to line this up in such a way as to have the light stream in like this.
So glad that you included the people for a sense of perspective (both architectural and spiritual).
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
9 Mar 2012 9:48PM
PS -- love the gritty detail in the foreground.
mdiniz 13 2 Brazil
9 Mar 2012 10:20PM
Wonderful shot, fantastic perspective.
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
9 Mar 2012 10:20PM
Wonderful perspective Annette, and peeps for scale.

mikemullumby 7 1 3 Australia
9 Mar 2012 10:30PM
This is almost perfect Annette,simple, but so powerful.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
9 Mar 2012 10:56PM
Yes annette,good addition with the people for a sense of scale.
Love the line of arches.
Super shot.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2012 11:07PM
What height and amazing light - great capture
Shellio 7 2 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2012 11:30PM
An astounding image with great depth, detail and wonderful light, Annette.
Sorry to hear about your hard times, I hope you'll find inspiration and an answer that will help you out soon.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
9 Mar 2012 11:48PM
The presence of these people help appreciate the height and scale of this church, Annette, and what I like is the fact that you have managed to show the verticals as such.
So sorry to hear of your predicament but hope a resolution to you satisfaction manifests itself soon.
10 Mar 2012 12:08AM
A stunning image,wonderful light and detail Annette,things will get better soon,take care..Lin
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
10 Mar 2012 2:58AM
What a beautiful, uplifting picture, Annette - I hope it gave you some solace.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
10 Mar 2012 6:00AM
Wonderful towering pillars, Annette, well captured. May you soon have an answer to your problems, the world is in a very sorry state at present. Carol
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
10 Mar 2012 7:29AM

Quote:This is almost perfect Annette,simple, but so powerful.

I do so agree with this comment. Quite amazing aura about thisGrinGrin Probably the best church shot I have seen.
How about my award for this magnificent shot-- and possibly to cheer you up a little in your 'down period'GrinGrinGrinGrin
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2012 7:35AM
fantastic comp annette brilliant detail and light a real cracker top shot Wink
10 Mar 2012 8:51AM
Magnificent image Annette.

paulknight 8 2 8 New Zealand
10 Mar 2012 8:57AM
Wow! Nothing more to be said. Fantastic composition, lighting and depth of field.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2012 9:46AM
Superb i,age, wonderful detail and tones, fabulous light too.

BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
10 Mar 2012 11:11AM
Incredible building, so well taken.

10 Mar 2012 11:30AM
Wonderful shot with great sense of scale and height provided by the two figures.

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
10 Mar 2012 12:14PM
What a powerful is the perfect metaphor for the smallness of humans in the scope of things, but also speaks of the power of hope and trust in a higher being.
Alvar 11 23 2 France
10 Mar 2012 12:44PM
Magnificent SmileSmile
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2012 3:52PM
Magnificent indeed, those towering pillars and the people in the distance for scale, great shot Annette! Hope things brighten up soon for you. Carole
nikshot 8 9 1 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2012 4:30PM
Now thats what I call a church shot! Pillars towering up to the heavens, huge scale, what more could you want.

Keep it all in perspective Annette, things have a habit of sorting themselves out in the end.

Regards Nick
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2012 4:43PM
Now that really is a good lens in very capable hands there Annette
wonderful composition
always remember you have each other and things will turn around
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2012 9:05PM

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2012 10:35AM
Wonderful composition Annette. Sorry things are so bad; I hope you will turn a corner soon....
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
11 Mar 2012 1:40PM
WOW...lovely light, composition and depth. Such a grandiose place and even more so the shot of it.

I hope that the change you're needing and looking for comes swiftly, Annette...xx

11 Mar 2012 4:10PM
brilliant shot and i totally agree that the people show the sheer magnitude of this stunning building
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
12 Mar 2012 12:15PM
Dramatic light in this - and those people show the incredible scale. It is a wonder how these were built, and how long, and how enduring they are - they could build lasting structures then!

zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
13 Mar 2012 6:02AM
i love the depth to this shown great with the figures, and a lovely texture to the stone work.
nice one, ant.
14 Mar 2012 6:12PM
Excellent indeed! A
Superb image.. The light has an eerie feel to it, but compliments the image perfectly , the figured give great perspective to the image.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
17 Mar 2012 12:03PM
Terrific perspective and architectural detail in this awesome image, the tiny figures give one a real sense of scale
1881 6 India
11 Apr 2012 6:11PM
Excellent DOF.

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