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photoblog image Beam Me Up, Scotty!

Beam Me Up, Scotty!

 

That's often what I feel like in these huge cathedrals!

(not to be sacrilegious)

 

St. Nicholas Church, Ghent, Belgium

 


Beam Me Up, Scotty!

 

That's often what I feel like in these huge cathedrals!

(not to be sacrilegious)

 

St. Nicholas Church, Ghent, Belgium

 


comments (49)

How impressive, Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Anyes, for stopping by and commenting here. smile
Definitely an ominous feeling from this cathedral, Ginnie. Really like the angle of this shot. Love the design of details that you captured so very well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, John. I'm always impressed by the height of these churches!
amazing work of art. I wonder what the people thought when they were building these cathedrals.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, KWB. I do, too! I often stand there in total amazement while looking up!
  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 20 Jun 2011, 01:52
Strangely...I immediately think of Escher, even though there is no illusionary stair-case.
Ginnie Hart: Ahhh, I can see that, Ray. Now I'll be thinking of Escher all day. Astrid has one of his books here at home! Thanks.
I like your angle Ginnie....and take no offence to your tittlesmile....some of the cathedrals seem to rise up forever....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Peter. I often stand in amazement in these churches while looking up!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 20 Jun 2011, 04:44
haha.. i like it.. you gave it a sci fi twist.. grin and great capture too.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. Sci-fi twist...I like that. smile
  • remla
  • France
  • 20 Jun 2011, 06:39
whaou, c'est superbe !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Rem.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 20 Jun 2011, 06:51
Nice angle.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Paule.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Jun 2011, 06:56
Wonderful angle and colours.
Love your title, to me it seams that some of the churches were build that tall, to impress people and maybe they wanted to be closer to God....
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, MLMV. I'm sure there was the desire to get as close to God as possible, even if allegorically!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Jun 2011, 07:08
or: Sursum corda! Yes, when entering a church I like to lift up always my eyes in an awe -a wonderful architecture, and much light from outside is streaming in!
Ginnie Hart: I like the Sursum corda, Philine: Lift up your hearts! Thanks for that comment here. You and I are on the same page when it comes to architecture like this, I know! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Jun 2011, 07:38
A lot of the point of these places originally was to be imposing Ginnie: to keep people in a state of wonderment and piety
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Chris, I'm sure you're right...and with good effect. Thank you.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 20 Jun 2011, 07:38
Great capture its wonderful how the built these building so big in there time,such skill
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Vintage. It still boggles my mind that they were able to build architectural feats like this in their day.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 20 Jun 2011, 07:51
well the 7th day adventists felt that aliens were demons, and star trek was full of aliens, so you be the judge hahahahahaha
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm guessing for some people there is a demon in everything! smile Thanks for the smile, Elaine.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 20 Jun 2011, 07:59
Fantastic perspective from below - what a gorgeous structure. Wonderful tones and details in this image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Kala.
There are so many wonderful churches and cathedrals Ginnie. It isn't good for the neck grin
Ginnie Hart: I find it helps to alternate looking up with looking down, Bill. grin Thanks a million.
I love the POV Ginnie, so creative, brings out the height and size very well.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Chantal. Bedankt.
  • Rolf
  • Sweden
  • 20 Jun 2011, 09:25
Impressive image with a beautiful sharpness and light.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rolf, for stopping by and commenting here!
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 20 Jun 2011, 10:04
Up UP and away, Amazing space, up there.
Ginnie Hart: Can you imagine watching fireworks from up there, Aussie?! grin Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Jun 2011, 10:36
Imposing heights and lines. The columns above the door seem closed in for some reason. Great shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Louise. I've decided those are fake columns. smile
One can feel the mood & spirit so Deeply !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Karine!
Good composition and processiong, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tom.
I love these old churches of towering stone and light. Great point of view Ginnie of this beautiful cathedral.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Doug, and so do I. I still haven't gotten used to them!
Un cadrage très bien pensé... Des formes géométriques parfaitement mises en valeur... Et un effet d'immensité très bien décrit par ta photo, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Tyhank you, kind sir! Merci.
You've manage to capture the feel of great height with this perspective, Ginnie. It would be interesting to know what the actual measurement of the highest point of the interior would be.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Beverly, and good question. Usually you can find the height of a church tower on the outside, but I haven't even found that in my cursory looking. Hmmm. If I find it out, I'll add it to my reply. smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 20 Jun 2011, 13:22
Aha a Startrek fan, or just heard the phrase a few million times.
Ginnie Hart: A bit of both, Chad. smile It's good to have you back. Thanks.
  • didier
  • france
  • 20 Jun 2011, 13:27
ça n'en finit plus de hauteur !!
impressionnant monument !!
Ginnie Hart: I'm so glad I'm not afraid of heights, Didier. smile Merci.
  • Ted
  • United States
  • 20 Jun 2011, 13:49
A beautiful church and a beautiful photograph! You caught the texture and color of the stone magnificently.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ted. These churches amaze me!
I've come straight from Johns looking up shot of a church in Italy and here's another. The same applies, the way it has been presented gives a great sense of the tower looming over everything below.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Brian. And thank you!
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 20 Jun 2011, 15:49
Impressive! Love your perspective, here. I enjoyed visiting European Cathedrals, the architecture is amazing. Awe inspiring to realize how long ago they were built.
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE these European mammouths, Rob. They're like museums to me! So much to see. Thanks for your comment.
Impressive structures like these are always awe inspiring, especially when you think of the unassisted human labour involved in creating them smile Nice image.
Ginnie Hart: I so much agree, John. Thanks for the comment!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Jun 2011, 17:58
A perfect angle to show of the immense height.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Cherie. I always look up in these cathedrals! smile
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 20 Jun 2011, 18:38
"Beam me up Goddy"...may be the final words of those wishing to get to heaven.

A grand church - magnificent in its austerity!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, I'm glad you said it and not me, George. grin I'm guessing there's more truth to your words for Roman Catholics than we know for sure.
  • Arash
  • Dubai
  • 20 Jun 2011, 21:18
I love photography in cathedrals and its not easy! but you did it very well, Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Arash. There's always so much to see...almost too overwhelming.
Or as I like to say, after a couple of beers, Scott me up Beamy!
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! I like that, David. grin
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 20 Jun 2011, 23:11
Super textures in stone and wood! Nice
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Oscar. Gracias.
Great and interesting shot!ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks you kindly, Roland. Merci.
A trek I'd like to take, visiting those cathedrals... great job, Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: You'd love the things we get to see here, Larry! Thanks.
I love this photograph- you captured some much in one frame!
I feel very small and insignificant- which is appropriate in the presence of God! Thank you for the reminder!
Ginnie Hart: I do think that "small and insignificant" is one of the objectives, Elizabeth. Sometimes the whole thing is overwhelming! Thanks.
Magnificent, I love this treatment, like an old picture. Bz VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Val. Merci.
Truly imposing and most impressive structure! A marvel of architecture! Great shot from a wonderful viewpoint and lovely tones and textures Ginnie!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pavan. These magnificent structures really are awesome!
  • tede
  • France
  • 21 Jun 2011, 07:44
A magnificent architecture, I am always impressed by the cathedral, the work of artists who have built my dream. Splendid and superb image processing. Good day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I like how you said that, Tede. Thank you. Merci.
nice vertical depth!!! exelent contrast Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Tede. Grazie.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 21 Jun 2011, 13:35
Unfortunately - you'd hit your head on the cathedral ceiling...but it sure would be nice to fly!!!
Wonderful architectural image!
Ginnie Hart: Did I ever mention that I used to fly in my dreams, Marcie...bird height. smile Maybe that's why I like to look up. Thank you, as always.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 21 Jun 2011, 13:50
Ooooh! This is so beautiful! Wonderful low light shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Sil. Grazie.
Good lighting beautiful cathedral interior. Regards.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pedro. Gracias!
Great angle Ginnie, not only do they look good at eye level, they look good up too! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Linda. Sometimes I hardly know where to look first, to be honest. smile
I love the detail in this shot grin You've captured it from a great angle! xx
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Abby.
nice pov, it does highlight the size. lovely treatment.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ayush. These European cathedrals continue to amaze me!
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 23 Jun 2011, 22:11
Well I can imagine you as a crew member beamed up to the mother-ship ;-)
Ginnie Hart: HA! I must say, Frida, I love the thought. grin Thanks.

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