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Devoutly at the Troyan Monastery

Devoutly at the Troyan Monastery
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Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-22
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork, Decisive Moment
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-02 11:10
Viewed: 2726
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo taken at the Troyan Monastery , Bulgaria...

10 kms south of the small town of Troyan stands Bulgaria's third largest monastery .It is a charming place and one of the highlights of central Bulgaria .It has some of the most interesting murals in the whole country , those are the work of Zahari Zograf regarded as the leading mural artist during the Bulgarian national revival period. The church of the Holy Virgin in the center of the precinct was painted in the 1840s inside with colourful frescos by this artist but unfortunately since the interior is poorly lit and details are hard to see photographers hang around the outside where luckily his best work is admired on the back wall under the porch. Here is a devout lady showing her devotion by lighting a candle before entering the church with the painted wall as Bg , available light , iso 100 , a rather slow shutter at 1/25 sec and f/3.5,
Increased gamma , brightness and contrast, sharpened edges and a narrow 3D frame added in Photo Filtre,


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To clic: Tu tu moi RobertCAROL50 1 08-05 16:34
To valari: Yes i didCAROL50 1 08-03 06:44
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Hi, Carol!

Nice life piece, good composition. Interesting shot.


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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-08-02 11:42]

I find it so difficult to take pictures inside of churches, but this has turned out beautifully. The lighting, colors, and detail are excellent. Very good timing. TFS and have a happy day!

I am glad to see the area where I live here at TL!!!It is great surprise!
I hope you have been enjoy the time here:-)

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  • Maged Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 9 N: 251] (2656)
  • [2008-08-03 4:25]
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Hello Dear Carol
Very beautiful shot ,pretty colors and comp, you controlled the lighting perfectly, beautiful details.

Well Done


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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2008-08-05 12:56]
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Bonjour Carol
J'ai pu observer les oeuvres iconographiques de feu André Dagenais, conservées par son épouse, et maintenant je sais apprécier cet art difficile éxécuté avec tant de passion avec des matériaux précieux.
Ces oeuvres qui ont contribué à regrouper tant de fidèles à l'époque, mais qui maintenant ne servent qu'au plaisir des touristes!
Tu as su (oui, tu m'as converti au "tu"!) ici en capter sans trépied toute la splendeur des fins détails avec une lumière résiduelle qui peint un visage doux à la dame.
Au plaisir!

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