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We went to an organ concert by my brother-in-law yesterday. It was in the Martini church in Groningen, which has one of the most beautiful organs in Europe (Marie Claire Alain recorded part of her complete Bach organ works there). I've included an image of the organ as V3, but the most visually striking feature of the church was the ceiling. By holding the camera 10cm above the floor I could just capture it with 18mm (thank goodness fot the tilting screen Wink )

Camera:Sony NEX-5N
Lens:Sony 18-55mm.
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Aug 2013 - 3:15 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/20sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Blue Sky
Username:Rende Rende
Uploaded:4 Aug 2013 - 10:23 AM
Tags:Architecture, General
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Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
4 Aug 2013 - 10:31 AM

Excellent Rende, love the detail captured,

4 Aug 2013 - 10:40 AM

I don't have Marie-Claire Alain's Bach recordings (I have Lionel Rogg's) but your shot of the organ will send me scurrying to Spotify to see if I can find them there.

woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 10:46 AM

Tilting screens are essential protectors of knees, hips and dignitySmile
Although 10cm above the floor would still stiffen my joints Blush
A very beautiful photograph of a Renaissance masterpiece; the history of the organ is most interesting, too, I have just read up about it.

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8776 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1267 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 10:48 AM

A heavenly blue sky with stars. In V2 we are barred away from it. Intriguing.

4 Aug 2013 - 10:52 AM

3 beautiful images but v1 is stunning

Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 - 10:59 AM

Striking set, Rende.


franken Plus Member 133590 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 11:14 AM

Wonderful set Rende.


Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 11:50 AM

The beauty of this certainly encourages one to look Heavenward. Playing an organ of that magnitude must be an amazing experience, and what a privilege to be able to hear it in person.
Magnificent is the only word to describe these.

Hermanus  3 South Africa
4 Aug 2013 - 12:06 PM

I thought you lay on your back to take this Smile Excellent photos Rende !!

widtink  3406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 12:26 PM

Beautiful set Rende SmileSmile



An inspirational set.. Beautifully captured in difficult low light conditions very well done

fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 12:41 PM

No. 1 gets the vote Rende beautifully composed and photographed.


DicksPics Plus Member 4DicksPics vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 1:02 PM

Wow, Rende!!!
Three top drawer images - V1 is breath taking!!


Newdawei  4 China
4 Aug 2013 - 1:14 PM

Three great and brilliant images !

Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 1:27 PM

All three very beautifully captured.....Sandy

Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 2:45 PM

You realise that you probably shared the position that the architect must have taken to view his finished ceiling.
Modern day architects have the computer to do the 3d viewing before the structure is erected.
I wonder how they did it all these hundreds of years ago?

A quite marvellous image of a marvellous ceiling complete with stars.


taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 2:54 PM

Outstanding colors, a brilliant grouping--- would love to hear this organ played as well!

Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 3:12 PM

Wonderful set Rende - the colours and composition in each are so beautiful, Fabulous photography.

derekhansen Plus Member 6202 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 5:29 PM

Wonderful Architecture and a beautiful set of images Rende. I particularly like V2.

bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 6:00 PM

Beautiful church roof Rende and that's a very decorative organ which would be my choice here.

pluckyfilly Plus Member 9343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 6:54 PM

Amazing colour - you didn't get down and dirty then!

pluckyfilly Plus Member 9343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 6:55 PM

Awesome V3

annettep38 Plus Member 4210 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 10:22 PM

impressive sky indeed, the organ is also fascinating.
Read your technique with interest.
I have been know to use the old 15mm Nikkor on my F2 with the viewfinder removed for the same purpose Smile must have been a sight me laying on the floor next to my camera. No need to focus with a 15mm Smile

Potra  2 Venezuela
4 Aug 2013 - 11:32 PM

Spectacular set of pictures. V1 is magnificent.

Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 11:37 AM

A good set of images of this interior location Rende, good work with that ceiling very blue
Regards Richard

mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 1:36 PM

Fine shots Rende.
And yes,the tilting screen on the Nex,
has got me out of some tight corners.
(Or perhaps,more accurate to say,it has got me into some tight corners !!)

boov Plus Member 2boov vcard United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 - 5:08 PM

Brilliantly taken... classic

tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 9:29 PM

Nice work sir.

ChrisOs  10 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 8:55 PM

Wow! What a subject. 3-in-1.

xwang  631 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2013 - 10:38 PM

Beautiful shots, truely wonderful.... The colour and clarity are superb!

Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 - 4:32 AM

This are very special Rende! Wonderful View points and those colours and shapes are just superb! Grin

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