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Side Entrance


If this is the side (it is), you can imagine what the nave looks like!

Inside the Martini church in Groningen, Holland.
CORRECTION:  This is inside the St. Josef cathedral (Roman Catholic) nearby Martinikerk.


Side Entrance


If this is the side (it is), you can imagine what the nave looks like!

Inside the Martini church in Groningen, Holland.
CORRECTION:  This is inside the St. Josef cathedral (Roman Catholic) nearby Martinikerk.


comments (65)

  • spark
  • Australia
  • 22 Mar 2010, 00:11
Wow, stunning Ginnie! Great lighting, almost looks like HDR without being over the top as they sometimes are.
Ginnie Hart: It's what I call "cheap HDR," Spark, using only one image. smile Thank you kindly.
  • martie
  • United States
  • 22 Mar 2010, 00:16
I love the lighting in this one! So "heavenly".
Ginnie Hart: So many cathedrals are very dark, Martie, so I'm always glad when they're light like this. Thank you.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Mar 2010, 00:45
Breathtaking!
Ginnie Hart: Nothing like what I grew up in, SAVO! Thanks.
Magnificent image Ginnie, I am truly impressed. Beautiful intricate details and such great clarity. An excellent composition of this fascinating architecture.
Ginnie Hart: I can see you doing an entire series on the interiors of great Europe cathedrals, John. THAT would be magnificent! Thanks.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 22 Mar 2010, 01:43
It's quite a cathedral. Your image is superb.
Ginnie Hart: We almost always check every church/cathedral door to see if we can gain entrance, Sherri. If so, we're never disappointed. Thanks.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 22 Mar 2010, 03:44
what an incredibly beautiful shot on this church ginnie. superb!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 22 Mar 2010, 03:44
i can't imagine the work done in thinking and creating such beautiful structures.. i call them geniuses.. lol.. grin great catch.. smile
Ginnie Hart: And when you see them everywhere, Rian, it totally blows your mind! Now we know how they spent their time! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Mar 2010, 05:49
The strange things with churches is, you never know what rich and wealthy and beauty it is hiding.
This church is like that.
When we entered, we were the only two walking around in full amazement, so much beauty of art, the stained glass was a treat too.
You did capture this magnificent, superb lighting.
Ginnie Hart: I'm so glad you like to see the same things I do, which makes our photo hunts that much more fun. How many church doors have we tried that were locked! So when they aren't it's like we're in heaven. Ontzettend bedankt, MLMAMV.
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 22 Mar 2010, 06:18
Can't wait - I hope you have a shot to share
Ginnie Hart: Not per se, Brian...just details of it. I'll have to see if I have one that shows the whole view. It's quite amazing. Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 22 Mar 2010, 06:58
It looks so pretty!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Kanyi. It really is.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Mar 2010, 07:12
Oh, a wonderful, geweldige architecture- but, sorry, there might have been some PS? But you captured the spiritual atmosphere in this church!
Ginnie Hart: There's always PS, Philine, to bring out the details but NOT to change them! smile I did not grow up with architecture like this, so it still takes my breath away.
Amazing architecture! Great shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Andrei.
Very much decorated, something you don't see in English cathedrals
Ginnie Hart: And definitely something I did not grow up around, Bill!
  • chad
  • wherever I hang my mask.
  • 22 Mar 2010, 07:54
Wopnderfuil decoration Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chad. I do love these big churches.
I love old churches like this, good for photography
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Chantal. Not something I grew up with.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Mar 2010, 08:35
I'm impressed by that brickwork Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: So am I, Chris. I didn't grow up with stuff like this!
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Mar 2010, 08:53
beautiful light here Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Theys
  • Belgium
  • 22 Mar 2010, 09:36
Wow, super extra this photograph and the treatment are admirable, congratulation Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland.
exelent perspective and colors, wonderful use of light, well done Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Fabrizio.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 22 Mar 2010, 09:59
Super capture of light and details
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Vintage.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 22 Mar 2010, 10:01
i love the detail in the beauty, has an HDR look to it, very well done my friend!
Ginnie Hart: If your experience is anything like mine, Elaine, you did not grow up around this kind of church interior. It would be hard to concentrate on the sermon sitting next to that wall mural! Thank you kindly.
Grand architecture Ginnie..One could spend hours taking it all in.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Ron. We spent quite a bit of time there, for sure. Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 22 Mar 2010, 11:50
Breath-taking - the light..the color..the simple order of the space. Excellent!!!
Ginnie Hart: I didn't grow up in churches like this, Marcie, so they are only more incredible to me! Thanks.
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 22 Mar 2010, 11:59
Such beautiful lighting and your right if this is the Nave do wonder how amazing the nave must be, super shot, have a great week
Ginnie Hart: There were all kinds of nooks and crannies to see, JJ. You'd love it. Thanks.
Wonderful Ginnie. The brickswork is amazing!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Richard. I'm in awe of all the time and effort it took to build this!
With all the technology we have today we would be hard pushed to build something like this! Nicely captured.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Bernard. We want to build something that can be finished yesterday instead of decades from now!
Superb image Ginnie, so much detail and lots to see smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Linda. There was so much to see in this church...we could have been there all day!
I saw the church and made an etching of the tower, but never went inside. I missed something I see now!
Ginnie Hart: Most churches we visit are locked when we're there, Wim, so when one isn't, like this one, it's a treat for sore eyes. You'd love it.
You've worked with the light here so beautifully, Ginnie. Immense detail. A cracking shot
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Paul. We loved this church.
Wow, this is magnificent, Ginnie! What a gorgeous building! The light here looks like it was just perfect - not too much, but just enough. very nicely captured smile
Ginnie Hart: Just enough light, indeed, Charles. You'd have a heyday there. Thanks.
glorious shot, is this an HDR image? The colors are divine!
Ginnie Hart: This is what I call "cheap HD," John because it's with one raw image and just PS tricks, that's all. I'm glad you like it. Thanks.
Superb detail in this Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
this is lovely Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, and good to see you again, Toni.
You probably guessed that I would like this Ginnie, look at those wonderful roof arches and I bet the wall paintings are lovely as well. Picture of the day so far for me.
Ginnie Hart: If I think of anyone in these churches, Brian, it's you. Yes, indeed. You'd be in heaven. As always, thank you. You're most kind.
well for "cheap" hdr Ginnie it's wonderful. I've seen plenty of true HDR that are not nearly as good as this is.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, John. Thank you.
Bit of HDR twiddling gone on here, I see - nicely done, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You know me, Tom. smile Thank you.
so much work in these buildings and well captured
Ginnie Hart: It's hard to fathom all the work, Derek. It would blow our minds, I'm sure. Thank you kindly.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Mar 2010, 16:47
Perfect detail in the roof - did you use a tripod? Or do what I do, and lean on a pillar and hope for a still moment?
Ginnie Hart: No tripod, Mike, and most of the time I have nothing to lean on. Thank God for IS lenses, which I would never do without! Thank you.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Mar 2010, 17:20
That frieze on the side looks very interesting - do we get to see any more of it? You have captured a lovely moment of stillness inside this wonderful church.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Sadly, Ingrid, no. What was I thinking???? I was caught up in so many other things but not that. sad Hopefully you'll like everything else I show. Thanks.
  • cisco
  • France
  • 22 Mar 2010, 18:15
The picture is superb, the framing, "The Light". The composition is perfect, a real feast for the eyes. This is the Martini Church in Groningen?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Cisco, this is inside the Martini church in Groningen. Thank you for your kind words.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Mar 2010, 19:05
Prachtige vakwerk - met ze allen de bouwlieden, kunstenaars en de fotograaf.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, beste Louis! smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Mar 2010, 19:35
Fabulous, Ginnie. Very unusual tiling on the walls; never seen anything like it before. A glorious ceiling, too!
Ginnie Hart: It was to die for, Alan. Most beautiful and inspiring. Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Mar 2010, 19:40
"Vele prachtige muur- en gewelfschilderingen zijn bewaard gebleven. Rond 1540 werden de veertien muurnissen tussen de arcadebogen en de lichtbeuk in het koor beschilderd met taferelen uit het leven van Jezus Christus. Na de Hervorming verdwenen de schilderingen in renaissancestijl onder een laag witkalk, maar in 1923 werden zij herontdekt en later gerestaureerd." (Wikipedia)

For Anniedog: The Life of Jesus Christus has been represented/figured, you can see Christ carrying the cross, but he has just broken down whereas a Roman soldier stands next him...; I suppose that we also see some prophets who did prophecythe lot of Christ in the Old Testament...
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt for the Wiki write-up, Philine. It is as written and very wonderful to see. If we go back, I will spend more time looking at the paintings! You'd be in heaven. smile
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 22 Mar 2010, 20:44
perfect exposition! Bravo
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Oscar.
That is exquisite Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It really is, Janet. Thank you.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 22 Mar 2010, 21:19
Superb photo and your framing is very good. Have a lovely night Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Antoine.
  • jess
  • USA
  • 22 Mar 2010, 22:22
The tones are perfect with this touch of surreal. I feel like I'm right there!
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Jess. Thank you kindly.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Mar 2010, 22:26
Wow! very spectacular, I love the way you have brought out the colours!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, CP. It was quite the church.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 22 Mar 2010, 22:51
Really impressive - did you feature the rest of the church?
Ginnie Hart: I have several more images to show, Maria, but none of the whole nave. What was I thinking? You can kinda get the feel from the image I showed the other day here: http://ginniehart.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Through_a_Glass_Darkly_/.
Nice processing done on this one.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marion, for stopping by and commenting. With a last name like that, do I detect some Dutch in you? And in Irland, no less. grin Welcome to SC!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Mar 2010, 03:35
Immaculate brickwork, and a tempting glimpse at the paintings of the 12 stations...

Brilliant work, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray. The 12 Stations of the Cross are usually in the stained-glass windows above, so this was a treat to see them almost at eye-level while sitting in the pews.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 23 Mar 2010, 10:56
This is a amazing Cathedral. One can only imagine the nave smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm so glad they keep it open for visitors, Frida. Thank you.
Simply beautiful, Ginnie. You could spend a good part of the day just investigating this area of the church alone.
Ginnie Hart: I wish I had spent more time looking at the wall paintings, Beverly. Maybe next time! You are so right about how much there was to see. Thanks.
Paul Simon once wrote of "seeing angels in the architecture"...
Ginnie Hart: I REALLY REALLY like that, Larry. So does Astrid. Brilliant.
  • linda
  • United States
  • 23 Mar 2010, 19:25
Breathtakingly beautiful Ginnie! The colors are magnificent and I love the sun flare you caught at the end of the aisle, rather angelic and an additional nod to Paul Simon via Mr Bliss - "seeing angels in the architecture..." indeed!

Beautiful capture! Peace to you my friend ...
Ginnie Hart: I loved the Paul Simon quote, Linda. So perfect. Actually, the sun flare you see in the back is a very bright light in the foyer. If I had had my tripod, I maybe could have gotten a nice star-light. smile Thank you, dear friend.
Una magnifica foto con un procesado excelente.

Saludos.
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Bernardo, como siempre.
A beautiful interior study. Composition, lighting and lots of interest - it has it all. Well done Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, kind sir.
A great looking interior Ginnie with plenty of light and detail to make it interesting, always a good subject to photograph and this is done well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Les, for your kind words. These great churches still amaze me. I'm like a kid in the candy shop!
  • crash
  • United States
  • 24 Mar 2010, 02:46
fantastic details and light
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Very good!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks again, Carlos.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Mar 2010, 11:18
very good shot, the lighting is always very difficult in churches, you seem to have no problems with it
Ginnie Hart: Maybe this church was lighter than some, Petra? I think so. But thanks.
  • Andy
  • United States
  • 25 Mar 2010, 16:05
WOW you dont see churches like this around here. Beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Andy. That's why European architecture blows me away! Thanks.
Fantastic edifice, great photo.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind to backtrack like this, Valérie. Merci.
"Cheap HDR" or not, it is a lovely image. One to be proud of.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Bob. Thank you again for stopping by and commenting.
  • Craig
  • United States
  • 30 Mar 2010, 16:23
This is beautiful! Wonderful perspective, composition and tones!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Craig, for stopping by and commenting! That means a lot to me.

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