Cathedral of our Lady - Antwerp

Posted by
Tamara (Aarschot, Belgium) on 8 February 2012 in Architecture and Portfolio.

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Canon EOS 550D 1/166 second F/9.9 ISO 100 18 mm

Hi everyone and many thanks for taking the time to view and comment my photos. I really appreciate your visits :)

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Here you will find my Aminus3 "Spotlights","Color Spotlights" and "Theme Spotlights"

masuod from tehran, Iran

perfect shot

8 Feb 2012 6:11am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Un point de vue sublime et un traitement magnifique

8 Feb 2012 7:10am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - dramatic angle! Superb capture of the light and excellent framing with the clouds.

8 Feb 2012 7:17am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Super cadrage
Bonne journée

8 Feb 2012 7:37am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow du grand art excellent 5**** bisous a+

8 Feb 2012 7:46am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

So so so beautiful POV ..
Huge but kind !

8 Feb 2012 7:56am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! I excited from this angle
well done

8 Feb 2012 8:33am

@Shaahin Bahremand: I'm so glad you like it... Many thanks for your kind words ! Have a lovely day :)

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!!!!

8 Feb 2012 8:33am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

joli contre-plongée

8 Feb 2012 8:56am

cathy from liege, Belgium

Tu nous donnes l'impression que la Cathédrale est en feu.

8 Feb 2012 9:05am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Beautiful image.....

8 Feb 2012 9:30am

gootchai from Belgium

Superbe ton angle de prise de vue!!! j'aime++++++

8 Feb 2012 9:39am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent perspective and POV! Superb shot!

8 Feb 2012 11:52am

Siepi from Belgium

Heel knap standpunt, de cadrage is perfect.

8 Feb 2012 12:06pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Tamara - This is just fantastic! I really love how you have included the archway at the bottom" which really gives a sense of completeness to the entire composition. Your angle (perspective) is absolutely brilliant. The details throughout are fantastic, and you did a wonderful job handliing those contrasts caused by the clouds and shaded areas of the cathedral. This is just a wonderful view and one that makes me smile and say "wow" .;-) Magnificent Tamara - hugs from Barbara and me :-)

8 Feb 2012 12:50pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Hi Denny, and thank you so much for your very kind words :) This image was processed with Photomatix in HDR, single raw used here. I'm really glad you like it ! Have a great day, all the best for both of you :)

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful work on this image

8 Feb 2012 1:15pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Gorgeous shot, but was the sky really that colour of have you desaturated it to bring focus onto the cathedral?

8 Feb 2012 3:15pm

@CElliottUK: The sky was much brighter (and blue). I did the whole post-processing in Photomatx, but to be honest, I changed so much in the settings that I can't remember what I did exactely :( The idea wasto bring the attention on the door yes... Glad you like it Chris, many thanks for your comment.

willy from Belgium

vastgelegd onder een mooie hoek...


8 Feb 2012 3:19pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Nice angle shot ... wonderful building and it stands out against the sky and these little clouds ... Best regards Tamara! Adela

8 Feb 2012 3:50pm

Anita Pena from Bretagne, France

Impressionnant et un très bel effet !

8 Feb 2012 3:56pm

Ahmad from Isfahan, Iran

Great angle

8 Feb 2012 4:26pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Gorgeous image. The POV and light have been wonderfully combined.

8 Feb 2012 4:46pm

Bertrand Duhamel from Roxton Pond, Quebec, Canada

Je ne suis pas un grand fan de HDR mais je dois admettre que pour cette photo, l'effet est superbe. La composition avec cette vue en contre-plongée est très réussie... bravo !

8 Feb 2012 4:58pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente tratamiento y composicion, buen trabajo!!

8 Feb 2012 5:37pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Un angle époustouflant bravo...

8 Feb 2012 5:53pm

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Cette vue d'en bas avec ces nuages est impressionnante Tamara !! C'est superbement bien réussi !! Bonne fin de soirée, bises :-)

8 Feb 2012 8:43pm

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

waauw prachtig standpunt !
en ik ben ook geen fan van HDR maar daar heb je me wel overtuigd!

8 Feb 2012 9:18pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A stunning PoV captured here of the cathedral! It brings out a lot of great detail in the facade.

8 Feb 2012 10:40pm

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

Bonsoir Tamara
C'est une belle com
je te souhaite une bonne soirée

8 Feb 2012 11:02pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

What an impressive perspective in this well framed shot Tamara! Nicely captured! ;-)

9 Feb 2012 12:42am

Ali from Rafsanjan, Iran

good angle

9 Feb 2012 7:51am (Vic, Catalonia) from Vic (Catalonia), Poland

Une très très bonne photo. Gran cadrage, excelent lumiere, perfect travail.

9 Feb 2012 8:28am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful angle.. I think we saw the Cathedral on few hours trip to Antwerpen.. Is this in the town centre.

9 Feb 2012 8:56am

@Sarito: Yes absolutely, if you stayed in Antwerp (even for a few hours) you must have seen it ! Thank you very much for your comment Sarito, have a lovely day :)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great angle for this amazing facade.

9 Feb 2012 9:04am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Often think this is the most effective way of capturing the very spirit of a moment like this . . it says so much in that silent way and we apply the significance to our own lives.

9 Feb 2012 10:25am

Nicou from Switzerland

Grandisoe cadrage et effet quelel belle arhcitecture et effet de fuyance vers le haut grandisoe.
Bravo et belle soirée

9 Feb 2012 4:40pm

Jean-Luc from Bourg en Bresse, France

Ton cadrage est magnifique . Une belle contre plongée vers des détails et des couleurs savoureuses. Bien joué , Tama ;)

9 Feb 2012 4:49pm

jpla from st barthelemy, France

bel angle de prise de vue. Bonne soirée

9 Feb 2012 4:57pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Une contre plongée de toute beauté, cette cathédrale est une merveille. Belle soirée.

9 Feb 2012 5:28pm

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

Merci pour ton com,
belle contre plongée

9 Feb 2012 6:48pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Félicitations pour le Color Spotlight. Bonne soirée.

9 Feb 2012 8:31pm

@Tede: C'était une surprise très agréable :) Merci pour ton passage Tede, bonne journée à toi :)

tataray from france, France

Bel angle, avec les nuages ... Beau monument)

9 Feb 2012 8:43pm

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

très bel angle qui la rend on ne peut plus monumentale

9 Feb 2012 9:38pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful POV and detail. Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!

10 Feb 2012 2:06am

@Elaine Hancock: It was a very nice surprise :) Many thanks for your comment, have a lovely day :)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Congratulations on your colour spotlight selection Tamara! ;-)

10 Feb 2012 2:28am

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you very much Eric, I was really happy :)

BlindPoet from Whangarei, New Zealand

wonderful light and this.

10 Feb 2012 2:34am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and Congrats on the Color Spotlight, too ! Well done !

10 Feb 2012 5:43am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you very much... It was a very nice surprise :) Have a great day :)

Lydia.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

Une très belle photo !

10 Feb 2012 7:40am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

well captured

10 Feb 2012 8:26am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Congratulations on your Colour Spotlight!

10 Feb 2012 8:31am

@Sarito: Many thanks Sarito, it was a very nice surprise :) HAve a lovely day :)

gootchai from Belgium

Coucou!!! Super félicitation pour ton spotlight color!!!Suis bien heureuse pour toi!!!!! Bisous

10 Feb 2012 9:19am

@gootchai: Merci beaucoup Martine, c'était une surpaies très agréable ! Je te souhaite une excellente journée, bises :)

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Un beau spotlight color, bravo !
Joli angle pdv qui semble relier aux cieux, cette tour qui n'en fini pas de grimper...

10 Feb 2012 10:42am

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci beaucoup Evelyne, cette surprise m'a vraiment fait plaisir ! Je te souhaite une excellente journée :)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful, and nice POV.

10 Feb 2012 4:22pm

Marc L. from Auvergne, France

J'ai un faible pour les lieux de culte, c'est une belle photo, j'aime beaucoup le cadrage

10 Feb 2012 5:07pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Félicitations pour le spolight colors....bien joué!

10 Feb 2012 5:16pm

@Olivier: Merci Olivier... Ce fut une très agréable surprise :) Bonne soirée.

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Such high drama!

10 Feb 2012 6:43pm

Yvon from Belgium

Une perspective grandiose.
Bien cadré et rendu.
Bon week-end, Tamara.

10 Feb 2012 8:35pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Magnifique point de vue !

10 Feb 2012 8:54pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Fantastic photo! Congratulations on the Spotlight.

11 Feb 2012 12:11am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Congratulation on the color spotlight!

11 Feb 2012 12:41am

@Dokmateo: Thank you very much... It was a nice surprise :) Have a lovely weekend :)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous photo of this great cathedral reaching to the heavens. A super POV.

11 Feb 2012 3:20am

Irene from San Francisco, United States

I like that angle shot and the clouds. Great photo.

11 Feb 2012 3:42am

Sam from Chennai, India

Congratulations on your colour spotlight. Great angle. Amazing view and detail. Gorgeous colours. Love it, Tamara.
Have a nice weekend. :)

11 Feb 2012 7:01am

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam, it was a very nice surprise ! Have a lovely weekend :)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!

11 Feb 2012 7:13am

@Steve Rice: Many thanks Steve, have a great weekend :)

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Vraiment magnifique ta prise.
Bonne journée Tamara.

11 Feb 2012 10:27am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

WOW! SuperB
a ***** shot :)
have a wonderful day :)

11 Feb 2012 11:52am

@ORBIT: Many thanks Orbit, have a very nice day too :)

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Beautiful POV!

11 Feb 2012 5:03pm

christine from oelegem, Belgium

Heel goede invalshoek, prachtig lichtspel, sublieme wolken.

11 Feb 2012 8:53pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Very nice. Fantastic lighting!

11 Feb 2012 10:15pm

Phil David Morris, 2012 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Congratulations on this amazing spotlight photo, Tamara, one of your finest entries
yet to date, the photo gets me really looking at the tones of the cathedral, they are
so startlingly lifelike, makes me feel I was there. Also the view itself is astonishingly
beautiful. 5*****'s !!~ Spotlight !!

12 Feb 2012 2:43am

@Phil David Morris, 2012: Thank you so much for your very kind words Phil, I'm really glad you like it. Have a wonderful weekend :)

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Félicitations, je viens de voir que tu as eu un spotlight color pour cette belle photo !! Bravo Tamara, c'est très mérité :-)

12 Feb 2012 8:52am

@Lilly: Merci infiniment Lilly, ce fut une surprise très agréable :) Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche :)

Sartenada from Small town, Finland

Awesome, terrific. This is so incredible photo.

Five stars!!!

12 Feb 2012 11:39am

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolie prise de vue et superbe post traitement.

12 Feb 2012 5:44pm

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

Even wat later maar: een pracht van een foto! Dikke proficiat!

13 Feb 2012 4:10pm

@Foto-aksent: Dank je wel ! Nog een fijne avond, groetjes ginder :)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Congrats on your Colour Spotlight!

15 Feb 2012 7:21am

@Stephen: Many thanks Stephen, it was a very nice surprise :)

Elsabe from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Congratulations on colour spotlight.
Brilliant angle and amazing detail.
Well done !!!

17 Feb 2012 7:15pm

@Elsabe: Thank you very much for your kind words, have a lovely weekend :)

Vk from Maseru, South Africa

a really good composition!

18 Feb 2012 9:48pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe atmosphère dans cette photo.

25 Feb 2012 9:28pm

Canon EOS 550D
1/166 second
ISO 100
18 mm