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Corridors of Peace

This is a mini-series on The Cloisters of NYC.  It's a composite structure that incorporates elements from five medieval French cloisters which were disassembled and reassembled in Upper Manhattan in 1934-38.   You can read more about it here.  We visited there in April.

When I think of cloisters, I always think of the archways that look out onto peaceful courtyards and gardens.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Corridors of Peace

This is a mini-series on The Cloisters of NYC.  It's a composite structure that incorporates elements from five medieval French cloisters which were disassembled and reassembled in Upper Manhattan in 1934-38.   You can read more about it here.  We visited there in April.

When I think of cloisters, I always think of the archways that look out onto peaceful courtyards and gardens.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (30)

  • Kay
  • Portland, OR
  • 22 Jun 2007, 00:14
Beautiful! Great tones, details and processing Ginnie! I am placing this into my likeys smile I like how you use the lighting to your advantage...perfect angle of view too. wink
Ginnie Hart: What can I say, Kay, except Thank You!
I love the inside/outside, shadow/sunlight combination in your composition. It's a beauty. There's something so elegant about the arch. I never tire of it.
Ginnie Hart: I agree with you about the elegance of arches, Red Pen! Thanks.
  • sparklite
  • Toronto, Canada.
  • 22 Jun 2007, 03:34
Beautiful architectural shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sparklite.
  • Ted
  • 22 Jun 2007, 03:53
Gorgeous, Ginnie. Beautiful tones!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ted!!
Nice perspective.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Wim!
Corridors of peace. A lot of deceitful plans could be hatched in this corridors. Lol. I like this
Ginnie Hart: HA! You may be right, Busola, but I hope not. smile
The architecture is amazing . Beautiful composition.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Shakara. Thanks.
Love your lighting, angle, composition, tones...everything Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Bridge. Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • 22 Jun 2007, 10:30
How beautiful! The columns are so interesting in their triads. I would not have thought of that, I don't think. This setting reminds me of your Bath photos. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ruth, for pointing out the triads! Very interesting, indeed. And yes, there IS a touch of Bath here, isn't there! Thanks.
Lovely shot
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aussie!
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Jun 2007, 11:09
very nice one - good color tone too
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Chantal.
A wacky collection of architectural details, Ginnie, and a beautifully taken photograph- exposure, framing and position, toning , shadow detail, - everything absolutely perfect- goes into my likeys!
Ginnie Hart: You honor me, Dave! Thank you kindly.
Mroning Ginnie. Very tranquil - and I know how hard it is to balance the light when you have deep shadows inside and bright sunlight outside. Yours is perfect. Why is it when I take these kind of shots I get home and find some random person peeping round a column? Excellent photo. Mike.
Ginnie Hart: HA! There were plenty of those random peepers, Mike, but somehow I managed a few pics without them, thankfully. Thank you kindly.
Lovely shot Ginnie. Really like the tone and the angle of this shot.

You'd never really imagine that you would find such architecture in NYC.
Ginnie Hart: It still amazes me that this is in NYC, Bernie. You're right. I have to keep reminding myself. Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Jun 2007, 14:49
Excellent composition again with the diagonal that is enhanced by the curving stonework. Peaceful indeed.

I will check it out if ever I get there again.
Ginnie Hart: I hope you can see it some day, Louis. You won't be disappointed. Thanks.
Oh, such a lovely shot with the lighting and composition being just right. I like the sepiatone too.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Karen. Glad you like it.
perfect lighting, lovely Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sir Dotun.
Very nice b/w conversion, Ginnie. The warm tones are very fitting.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martin!!
  • Mal
  • 22 Jun 2007, 17:41
you should be very proud of this Ginnie! I love the repeating form but the exposure is spot on, just enough shadow detail and the highlights not blown. perfect. mal
Ginnie Hart: Your words are always so very kind, Mal. Thank you.
Mal says it all Ginnie. Absolutely perfect to my eyes too. smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Jose-Ann. Thanks.
this is REALLY good...image is so sharp and the tones are absolutely great....
Ginnie Hart: You guys are making me blush. Thanks, Sam.
I like this - lots of details and your conversion is "clean" smile
Ginnie Hart: "Clean" sounds like a good word, Aksel. smile Thanks a million.
  • Les Auld
  • Southport UK
  • 22 Jun 2007, 20:51
Good detail, good subject, good presentation, a complete set.
Ginnie Hart: We do like complete sets, Les, don't we! smile Thanks.
Excellent shot. Perfect exposure. All the best, Dave
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, again and again, Dave.
Great and peaceful, the title is well choosen !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Zeb.
Es cierto estos claustros, encierran paz y descanso!

It is certain these claustros, lock up peace and rest!
Ginnie Hart: I think you're right, Jose!
Another outstanding architectural image. I can imagine the feeling of being there - quiet, echoey, peaceful. Well done!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, PB. I can imagine it, too. Thanks.
  • Julischka
  • butterfly bush
  • 26 Jun 2007, 18:02
I love the sepia tone and a great choice of angle.smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Julia!
  • Dreamwalker
  • 2 Jul 2007, 01:44
I'm a huge fan of arches. Another great shot, and I, too, love the sepia tone.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh. I didn't realize I hadn't replied to this yet, DW. You KNOW I always love it when I see you here at SC. Thanks.
Very lovely shot Ginnie!

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