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Blue Sky

By Rende
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 )

Tags: General Architecture

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4 Aug 2013 10:31AM
Excellent Rende, love the detail captured,
Canonshots 10 203 13 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 10:40AM
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
14 37 77 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 10:46AM
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 Plus
14 2.7k 2395 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 10:48AM
A heavenly blue sky with stars. In V2 we are barred away from it. Intriguing.
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
4 Aug 2013 10:52AM
3 beautiful images but v1 is stunning
Philip_H 9 1.5k United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 10:59AM
Striking set, Rende.

franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 11:14AM
Wonderful set Rende.

Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
4 Aug 2013 11:50AM
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 8 4 South Africa
4 Aug 2013 12:06PM
I thought you lay on your back to take this Smile Excellent photos Rende !!
widtink 8 406 2 Scotland
4 Aug 2013 12:26PM
Beautiful set Rende SmileSmile

An inspirational set.. Beautifully captured in difficult low light conditions very well done
fentiger 19 920 24 England
4 Aug 2013 12:41PM
No. 1 gets the vote Rende beautifully composed and photographed.

4 Aug 2013 1:02PM
Wow, Rende!!!
Three top drawer images - V1 is breath taking!!

4 Aug 2013 1:14PM
Three great and brilliant images !
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
4 Aug 2013 1:27PM
All three very beautifully captured.....Sandy
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
16 47 14 United States
4 Aug 2013 2:54PM
Outstanding colors, a brilliant grouping--- would love to hear this organ played as well!
Mrsbass 8 2 1 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 3:12PM
Wonderful set Rende - the colours and composition in each are so beautiful, Fabulous photography.
derekhansen 12 210 24 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 5:29PM
Wonderful Architecture and a beautiful set of images Rende. I particularly like V2.
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
4 Aug 2013 6:00PM
Beautiful church roof Rende and that's a very decorative organ which would be my choice here.
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 6:54PM
Amazing colour - you didn't get down and dirty then!
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 6:55PM
Awesome V3
annettep38 9 220 42 Luxembourg
4 Aug 2013 10:22PM
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 7 Venezuela
4 Aug 2013 11:32PM
Spectacular set of pictures. V1 is magnificent.
Richsr 14 91 223 England
5 Aug 2013 11:37AM
A good set of images of this interior location Rende, good work with that ceiling very blue
Regards Richard
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
5 Aug 2013 1:36PM
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
8 2 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 5:08PM
Brilliantly taken... classic
tonyng Plus
11 11 3 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 9:29PM
Nice work sir.
ChrisOs 16 2 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 8:55PM
Wow! What a subject. 3-in-1.
xwang 11 56 8
7 Aug 2013 10:38PM
Beautiful shots, truely wonderful.... The colour and clarity are superb!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2013 4:32AM
This are very special Rende! Wonderful View points and those colours and shapes are just superb! Grin

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