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Saint George versus the Dragon

Saint George versus the Dragon
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Copyright: Josine Kouwenberghe (Josine) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Fuji Finepix V10
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/104 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-07-08 2:22
Viewed: 2627
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo taken here in Breda.
On topfront of a Mannor at Breda's center.

Saint George was born in Cappadocia (in eastern Asia Minor) and died about 303 as a Christian Martyr.
His life is obscured by legend, but his martyrdom at Lydda, Palestine, is generally considered a matter of historical fact, testified to by two early Syrian church inscriptions and by a canon of Pope Gelasius I, dated 494, in which St. George is mentioned as one whose name was held in reverence.

The most popular of the legends that have grown up around him relates his encounter with the dragon. A pagan town in Lydda was victimized by a dragon (representing the devil), which the inhabitants first attempted to calm down by offerings of sheep, and then by the sacrifice of various members of their community.

The daughter of the king (representing the Church) was chosen by lot and was taken out to await the coming of the monster, but George arrived, killed the dragon, and converted the community to Christianity.

Saint George has been adapted world wide as the saint fighting the evil and defending the good, in the end slaying the dragon (representing the evil).

Bye bye

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Hey Joos
I think what happend here, you standing on the ground and
shooting 'up'? That explains the little 'fall backwards '
of the image and that tilt even adds a speical mood.
''St Joris verslaat de draak'' Apart Joosje

Interesting story. Well cropped and nice frame. I like the bit of a backward angle.

Heel mooi weergegeven. Mooi en rustig frame werkt hier ook aan mee.

Hi Josine,

Nice shot, interesting POV, composition well balanced and very good lighting. Interesting notes.

Nice to see this Joos.
Good story. Groetjes

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-07-08 14:04]

Mooi weergegeven Josine. Hij had iets scherper mogen zijn maar verder goed.
Gr Jos

Hoi Josine,

Ik ben net mijn TL avontuur begonnen naast mijn TE account. Prima verhaal. Daty mis ik vaak, maar hier een mooie foto met een goed aansluitend verhaal.
Moet wel zeggen dat ik het een beetje scherpte vind missen. Je hebt het óf uit een grotere foto geknipt, óf je zat aan het end van de digital zoom ;-). Nog steeds een mooie plaat met een prima note.

Groeten! Dennis

Hello Joos,

With mini camera you got pretty nice photo girl. Beautiful architecture, colors here. TFS

Hugs, Vandana

Hello Josine,
Good architectural detail is captured!
I like the tight framing and the colour combination...
It is a hard life to fight dragons!
Pablo -

Nice capture and story , congrats...

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-07-09 7:55]

Hi Josine
Very good photo whits I like very much. Splendid colors its sharp – it is well done - my compliments and TFS.

Hi Josine,
Als Amersfoortse ben ik bekend met St. Joris. Hij is de beschermheilige van Amersfoort (prachtige St. Joriskerk!) en als kind sprak dat natuurlijk erg tot de verbeelding - maar goed voor deze keer mag je het aan Breda verbinden.
Het lijkt me dat je hierna een stijve nek had - maar ja, je bent natuurlijk nog piep dus dan kan je dat wel doen.
Groetjes en TFS
:)vandaag nog

Nice shot, Josine with good croping and well framed. Only note; the knight maybe could a little sharper.
But I like the picture.



uhhh, I mean Saint.

Hoi Josine,
Een goed verhaal bij deze mooie foto. Mooie kleuren en een passend frame. Het is maar goed dat St George gewonnen heeft. ;-)

Good photo & well presented! Liked the notes too! Thanks for viewing my photos Josine! Have a great week-end! :} Don

One of my favorite themes! The design of the date banner presages the framing that is quite popular on TL!
PS: Re tilt (Viking): can be fixed in Adobe Elements 3 and similar programs.

Hello Josine,

A lovely "Photo-Record" here of England's Patron Saint, and a fine note too. You chose a very interesting point of view which shows the sculpture off excellently.

Best wishes for now,


Hai Josine,
Mooie opname van St.Josef en de draak,
Mooi frame,
Gr, Jacqueline

saludos Josine

interesante perspectiva bie lograda


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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-07-18 9:03]

Hi Josine,

Legends are so beautiful and they narrates the saga of marvellous people. I wonder how the contemporary era will be described in the future - people used plastic for transactions, used huge machines for communation which they called computer, their speed limit was only 120Km/h and son on - is this not interesting?

A beautiful image having fine details and good colors. Point of view is also interesting. Well done.

Thanks for sharing this image.

Hi Josine
This is an excellent and clear capture , picturing Saint George, -the first name of my son- very good ligthing and framing.
Best regards

Hi Joos
Interesting POV. Nice PP work - well framed.

Hi Josine, you did a nice cameo of this sculpture and good story.

Very well done with nice colours.
The colours of the frame blends well with the image.

Cheers, Yan :)
ps: many thx for your dear words on "TL Meet - Jul 2007 in Montreal" :)

Hi Josine, lovely detail. It is amazing what we can see if we take the time to look around and up and not down all the time. Well composed, good colour and excellent notes. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Happy Belated Birthday Shelby’

Hi Josine;very good history a shot,nice days.....

Hoi Josine,
More l8r!
PS Themed

Hi Josine,
This is a beautiful frieze, great capture of the details. I like the angle of the shot, it gives one a feeling of the height of the building. Thanks for sharing,

Hi Josine!

Great info to go with this lovely composition! I like the combination of colours here.

Well done

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2007-08-09 20:15]

Saint George was born in Cappadocia ?
Cappadocia is in the center of Turkey . Hope you to visit there. :)

very nice pic, and thanks much for the note .

thanks Josine

je hebt oog voor detail, heel mooi knap werkje

ciao Josine
do u remember me and ur last crititcs??
past everytime returns.. but i'm not a casanova.. today, there are some femminine sharks arounds.. better to be carefull.. poetry and love are dead with casanova.. :))
but past is here.. in this shot.. wonderfull Saint George that kills the dragon!.. the best in everyone inside..
great detail.. well done

follows.. ;)

Je;;o joos

I really like this pOV alot well done with great colors bg POV DOF excllent details very crisp well compsed and captured photo

TFS Kyle

  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-27 3:40]

Hallo Josine. Daar was Heracles niks by, en ook onze Michiel niet. (Ben vandaag even naar hem toe geweest in Vlissingen)
Mooi genomen foto en prachtig weer gegeven hier op TL.
Good job,
Hallo Josine.
Filmpie nog niet vol ? Of is ie zoekgeraakt, kwam vroeger ook nog wel eens voor. haha.
Leuk dat je weer effe 'langs kwam'
Lieve groeten van Jan

Hi Josine, excellent framed with very good light, it is a little blur but still good.

great image, congratulations by take this details here... i like it so much... is really nice... the crop is great... TFS... Fer Ortega

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2007-11-24 9:38]

Hello Joos,
Beautiful details, I love the composition and the colors, you did a great job. A very useful note.

jolie présentation,
j'aime beaucoup ton idée d'encadrement

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