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*Dominican 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: 2002-05
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Minolta X700
Exposure: f/16
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-03-04 9:46
Viewed: 2619
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An overview of the Dominican monastery and Church of our Lady of Mercy situated on the Glavica peninsula near the small town of Bol, itseld located on the south shore of the island of Brac, Croatia. The monastery and church were built in 1475 on the site of an earlier episcopal palace dating from the 12th century. The greatest attraction besides its charming position right on the shore of the Adriatic Sea are in my view the superb and delightful ceiling paintings by the Croatian baroque artist Tripo Kikolija, , of note the church is partly paved with tombstones and a museum is nearby too. The beach adjoining the walls to the left is clean and inviting in the summer months .

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To shelbeesmom: Overboard ?CAROL50 2 03-05 10:44
To Teresat: Thank you !CAROL50 1 03-04 19:58
To rewshearer: Yes a scan of a print !CAROL50 1 03-04 12:02
To reggaetime: Et moi donc!CAROL50 1 03-04 11:36
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What a place for a monastery! I guess some resort is already trying to buy it!

I like the way you composed the shot, contrasting the almost white building with the deep blue water.
Great note too.

Wow this is an amazing picture, Carol. I love the colors and the PLACE. Looks like a paradise. Who doesnt want to live there? I like how you give half view to the water and half to the house making it so semitrical. Well done. Sothy

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  • alin-m Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 426 W: 5 N: 75] (2564)
  • [2010-03-04 10:00]

Hi Carol.
Nice monastery build at the sea side in a wonderful place.
Good colors in yours picture.Well done.
Best regards.Alin.

Ciao Carol, great POV on wonderful monastery, splendid composition with fantastic blue sea, very well done, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Carol
Superbe photo de ce monastère.
Les couleurs sons magnifiques.

I love this, the comp is fantastic. I did a WS doing color correction, making the sand more white and deeper color. It would have just been my preference, not right or wrong! Beautiful place! HEAVEN!

The composition here feels so natural - everything sits in the right place, effortlessly. This is a scan of a print? The dynamic range here is so well captured - it has a "sunny" feel but without any overblown highlights or too-deep/noisy shadows. A lift in saturation might have been good, but only a tiny one!

Bonsoir Carol

Superbe POV sur ce monastère qui permet à ses moines de connaître le paradis terrestre!!!
Magnifiques couleurs de l'Adriatique!!
J'aime la Croatie!!
Bravo et TFS

hallo Carol
beautiful shot, excellent capture
I love this croatian colours!
great work

Hi Carol
Amazing POV of this lovely Dominican monastery!
I like the sharp details and the colors of the sea.

Boa tarde Carol
How your photos have grownup to my eyes'
You made fantastic captures with great colors , light and sharpness.
But you captured interesting things, original association. I look photos and I can feel life behind. What a interesting place to built a monastery, for example. It could be a fancy hotel...but is tisn´t and I just have the possibility to enjoy all these things thanks to you.
Youmade wonderful photos from so much time. It is great to look old photos and to feel they still bright with splendour after so much time even to people who don´t have live the real moment.
Um abraço

Great shot Carol - well composed and unusual perspective! The white frame brings this out well too..

I'd go for just a little more contrast but this is good quality for a scan.


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2010-03-04 12:46]

Hi Carol,
Lovely composition. Very good for a scanned image. Everything perfectly in place in harmony.

Quel magnifique point de vue.....!!!
ça donne quasiment le goût de prier.......
Bravo Mr Carol...une autre superbe prise...

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-03-04 18:19]

Bonsoir Carol,
Des airs, superbe plongée sur terre et mer! :) Les trois éléments sont réunis ici pour notre plus grand bonheur! Fantastique composition qui nous donne le goût d'aller méditer un peu dans les alentours ou de faire un peu de sarclage dans les jardins. L'intensité du bleu de la mer doit y être euphorisant. Bravo! Annie

Bonjour Carol,
Excellent point de vue et détails de ce monastère Dominicain et l'église Lady of Mercy en Croatie,
Superbe architective et perpective,
Endroit magnifique et prise de vue.

Hi Carol...great tones and colors...well composed.


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-03-04 22:59]

Hi Carol...
Nice shot with so nice perspective...
Have a nice weekend...

Hello Carol! Wonderful POV, amazing architecture and nature, wonderful monastery and seascape. Good capture. Perfect focus. Nice colours. Well done!

Hello, Carol -
This is a special image - the POV looking downward allowed you to include the textures of the hillside, the fantastic architecture and the incredible blue of the water beyond. Very sharp throughout and the strong sunlight is managed perfectly. You show a great eye to have seen the superb composition that could be obtained from that vantage point. Excellent!

lovely composition :-)

Oh!!! Lovely Carol! What a perfect vantage point. You really captured so much of interest in this shot, as far as content goes. The little garden plots on the hillside, that incredible building, the sweeping beach... all so interesting. And the colors ... oh my! The gradient of colors in the water is so inviting. Maybe a little boost in saturation would have made it just a little more spectacular .. but still, lovely shot Carol.
Hey, it's Friday!! Hope you have a great weekend my friend.

Bonsoir Carol,

Fabuleux décor, quel bleu de mer!!!
Fantastique monanastère au beau de ce paradis.
Merveilleuse image mes compliments.
Amicalement. Bon Week-end.

Olá Carol

Que belíssimo lugar...ótimo ponto de vista, cores maravilhosas,
especialmente o azul esverdeado da água. Parabéns pelo lindo

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2010-03-07 6:49]

Hi Carol
Those monks knew what they were doing when they picked that site.
The colors are subtle and blend in well with the deep blue of the sea, the angle of the composition is great, and I would'
nt change a thing on this, I find it perfect as it is.

hello Carol!!

wow! You are a real traveller!!
i love Croatia!
its a beautiful country...
lovely landscape!
Kisses from Poland!


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2010-03-13 15:07]

Hi Carol,
What interesting architecture!
Nice POV with details of first class and top colors.
I did not come up in Split, but really want to visit this city.

Hello Carol,
unusual pov and site,
agriculture next to such a beach, great summer feeling - fantastic place.
Regards Caesar

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