E.J.Wilkins

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Queluz


Chapel


The Chapel in the National Palace at Queluz, not far from Lisbon.
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Queluz


Chapel


The Chapel in the National Palace at Queluz, not far from Lisbon.
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comments (12)

  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Dec 2007, 01:46
Richly decorated chapel.
While this doesn't have quite your usual sharpness, Ellie, perhaps the soft focus gives it a more welcoming feel.
EJWilkins: I'm surprised it came out at all, because I had nowhere to lean either myself or the camera wink
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • 16 Dec 2007, 01:58
Beautiful colors. I agree about the soft focus!
EJWilkins: Yes, I know it's soft, but I still thought it looked nice smile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 16 Dec 2007, 06:38
Reminds me of the beautiful churches in Rome. Lovely composition.
EJWilkins: I've never been to Rome, but the rest of the family said just the same. Thanks Aussie smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 16 Dec 2007, 09:18
Oh the tones are so rich here. Don't you just love in the insides of old chapels with that dark rich wood?
EJWilkins: Yes, I do like them. There's an tangible atmosphere that you can almost eat.
Very nice appealing composition.I like the colour tones
EJWilkins: Thanks Richard
  • Astrid
  • the Netherlands
  • 16 Dec 2007, 14:29
Ellie I grew up going to a church with white walls and just a wooden cross on one wall, I ALWAYS have to into the 'catholic' church, I love the decoraions, but I look at it as being something craftsmen made, they did very well here and you just captured their masterpieces of art, thanks Ellie for sharing
EJWilkins: Many churches here in UK had their paintings painted over during the Commonwealth (Cromwell) so we don't have this richness either, not in many places anyway although the carvings can make up for it to some extent. Nobody thought to put the rich colours into new churches either, for some reason.
Some UK churches and cathedrals have small areas where you can see traces of mediaeval painting, they're very precious.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich...still the cold snap persists!
  • 16 Dec 2007, 17:14
I'm guessing you had to hand hold this at a slow shutterspeed with no flash. You have a pretty steady hand to get a result as good as this if so
EJWilkins: Yes, you're right and there wasn't anywhere to lean - neither me nor the camera so I was quite pleased it came out at all. It's quite dark inside the palace, they keep many of the shutters at least half closed and it isn't a good thing to use flash. wink
Looks like a room filled with light...more than a lot of other church rooms I have seen, but I'm not a church expert so I could be terribly wrong....
EJWilkins: There was some light, but not falling directly into the chapel, but it did somehow glow - you're right. smile
  • Dotun
  • 16 Dec 2007, 20:03
nice shot, lovely tones.
EJWilkins: Thanks for that Dotun smile
  • Chris
  • frosty tonight!
  • 16 Dec 2007, 21:34
Beautiful area Ellie
EJWilkins: It is Chris, beautiful smile
wonderfull comp, and clear as a bell.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 17 Dec 2007, 02:04
This has such a rich feel to it, Ellie. It seems much brighter than what I would have expected but maybe that's because of your ISO 800. It's superb.

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