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Doorway to Heaven


This is a series from the Utrecht Dom/Cathedral from when Astrid/Picturit and I were there on January 15.

These European cathedrals are FULL of detail and intrigue for me.
I could have spent all day inside and still not have seen everything!


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Doorway to Heaven


This is a series from the Utrecht Dom/Cathedral from when Astrid/Picturit and I were there on January 15.

These European cathedrals are FULL of detail and intrigue for me.
I could have spent all day inside and still not have seen everything!


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (35)

You're quite right Ginnie: the delight of these places is in the detail
Ginnie Hart: They never cease to amaze me. Thanks, Chris.
Wow! Wow! That pretty perspective. The light is playing of a form very important to create a magnificent taking. I like much!
Ginnie Hart: So glad you like it, José-Angel. The light coming through like that felt very heavenly. smile Thanks.
It makes you think of the large number of craftspeople who did this work and the small number of them now. Great detail.
Ginnie Hart: That is so true, Mary. It almost breaks your heart to think we may never see craftsmanship like this again! Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Feb 2008, 01:27
Did you peep through the doorway, Ginnie. Did you get a quick snap of heaven for us...or, were you concerned the gatekeeper might insist that you stay, or might trash your camera?
Ginnie Hart: HA! So many questions, Ray, so little time! smile This actually was one time when the church "guardians" for the day (during the week) were very excited about us taking photos. It was like they had great pride that we'd even want to do it...and, of course, Astrid and I were acting as professional as possible! grin
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 3 Feb 2008, 02:02
The lighting, shadows and colour make a great photo. good capture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Vintage. It felt very heavenly.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 3 Feb 2008, 05:09
what lovely patterns the pillars have!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Kanyi. That's what I thought. Thanks.
Nice details. And impressive light that I like a lot; Thank you to share your shots with us.
Ginnie Hart: You're so very welcome, Calusarus. It was definitely my pleasure. Thanks.
another nice one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Gishan.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Feb 2008, 08:49
Yes, the eyes are walking up and down being astonished at the so beautiful details created with love.
Ginnie Hart: I like that, Philine...the eyes walking up and down! You are so right! Ontzettend bedankt.
le cliché est beau mais l'ancien et le moderne (sculpture)n'est pas de bon goût à mon idée
Ginnie Hart: The old and the new mixing, lecracleur! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 3 Feb 2008, 08:53
The lighting is great, you picked a very good detail of thos pillars, they made a good job of the lighting in the Dom, the atmospere was serenity, the coloring in this picture is superb, ik vind dit een geweldig mooie foto met het zachte licht op het mooie gesteente, prima gedaan mijn vriend.
Ginnie Hart: The lighting was a surprise, Astrid, wasn't it! Your words are always so kind, in English and/or in Dutch. Ontzettend bedankt, mijn vriend.
  • blackdog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Feb 2008, 09:40
Incredible vision made reality - i remember being told that the stonemasons in particular had a free hand to personalise their work, which accounts for the variety in the detail.
Ginnie Hart: That makes sense, Mike, that there was free reign amongst the stone masons. No wonder we have so many marvels to see in these cathedrals! Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Feb 2008, 09:45
Lovely detail shot, Ginnie. I like the way you have focused this on the lit up pillars.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ingrid. It makes me realize how every time we take a picture, SOMETHING is drawing us to that specific spot. That's why it can be different for each person. This clearly was what I was drawn to when I saw this open door.
This is a delightful capture Ginnie. The lighting is exceptional. I love the colour tones
Ginnie Hart: That light felt so heavenly, Richard! Thanks.
  • Ellie
  • UK
  • 3 Feb 2008, 10:34
Beautiful wooden scrollwork here, I can imagine a woodcarver spending hours and hours making this. Aren't they clever to imitate classical columns so realistically.

Next time you're in UK you'll have to visit Winchester and Salisbury - but give yourself a very long time for each one wink
Ginnie Hart: I would LOVE to see those magnificent cathedrals near you there in the UK, Ellie. I know I haven't seen the half of it when it comes to the cathedrals of Europe! I can just see you and me traipsing around for a couple days of photo-taking! smile
  • chad
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Feb 2008, 11:04
Great view of some of the detail in this cathedral, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It sure did make an impact on me, Chad. Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 3 Feb 2008, 11:29
This shot is just sheer beauty, I love it. The lighting, clarity and focal point are just spot on.
Ginnie this is just one amazing shot mijn vriendsmilesmile
Ginnie Hart: As always, dear Tracy, you're such a sweetheart. I hope you're having a great weekend, mijn vriend.
  • Chris
  • Isle of Wight (UK)
  • 3 Feb 2008, 11:32
They're facinating places Ginnie, trouble is more a stopping photography in them sadly! sad
Ginnie Hart: Yes, you're right, Chris. This is NOT a place where I would be thinking of worship as much as art and craftsmanship and photography, I'm afraid! But that's because of my upbringing.
  • mickyboy
  • North Yorkshire
  • 3 Feb 2008, 11:52
I was thinking like Mary. it would have taken a long time and a lot of skilled workers to get this shot!! without them the shot would never have been. love the light Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Mick. And what astounds me most is how long it would have taken to get to this place! Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 3 Feb 2008, 12:43
This was my favorite of the cathedral post at In Soul. I just love the light and the colors. I think because they belie my sense of many European cathedrals for one thing. Gorgeous. (And I'm wondering why you posted it on Sunday. smile
Ginnie Hart: You are right, Ruth, about how this feels different from what we're used to with the old, cold, dimly-lit cathedrals. This really felt so heavenly and warm. It had Sunday written all over it for me, as you see. smile Thanks, dear sis.
  • Dave Wilkins
  • Recovering from surgery in Ireland
  • 3 Feb 2008, 12:45
Lovely aspect, great variation in space, DOF and light...very well donesmile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, David. Thank you kindly.
The craftsmanship in these buildings never cease to amaze. Wonderful capture.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Kunle. Thank you.
  • gale
  • Cape of storms
  • 3 Feb 2008, 16:25
WOW WOW WoW Ginnie.. the lighting,the detail .. Can see exactly what you are saying.Maganafique!!
Ginnie Hart: You always make my day, Gale. smile Thanks.
Nice detail Ginnie and nice light and shade contrast
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Bill.
You are quite right! There was such a lot of artistry and craftmanship in the old days. I see that vanish in a lot of fields these days, which is a bloody shame, and I hope I am wrong.
Ginnie Hart: I hope you're wrong, too, Wim, but I'm afraid we're losing to much of what we value from the past. Thank God YOU are continuing a medium of craftsmanship in your art!
I forgot to say: you made a fine photo of it!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Wim. Thank you.
  • Still
  • France
  • 3 Feb 2008, 20:45
Beautiful détais and light and a fine glance on them...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Still.
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Feb 2008, 21:14
what a great title to go with the image. the light falling on the pillars is beautiful, very nice isolation of detail Ginnie. mal
Ginnie Hart: You know that I always value your comments, Mal. Thank you!
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 3 Feb 2008, 21:55
Love the details.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jewlya!
  • Aussie
  • Back on nights
  • 3 Feb 2008, 22:36
Beautiful capture Ginnie, I love the colours lighting and detail. Will definately have to make plans for a trip over there.
Ginnie Hart: That would be so fun, Aussie. You say when and Astrid and I will give you the grand tour. smile
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  • 4 Feb 2008, 00:44
The detail is amazing!
Ginnie Hart: It really is, Helen. Thanks.
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Feb 2008, 10:49
This is very well taken Ginnie. Did you correct the perspective?
Ginnie Hart: I'm trying to remember, Deji. I think I had to do minimal lens correction, that's all. Thanks.
|Great composition! I like the colors caused by the confused white balance of the camera!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Confused is right. It was a cathedral of confusion, for sure, Erik.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 5 Feb 2008, 12:37
I know exactly what you mean...they are quite an amazing experience and not only for the eyes...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Lina, you are right. I didn't grow up in "high church," so it's even more amazing to MY eyes and senses!
This one is really good : Composition, lights and soft colors ! Bravo !
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart as always, Zeb. Thanks.

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