St. Martin, Bamberg: Altars

Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 18 January 2010 in Art & Design.

One last look before leaving: St Martin's altars Holy Cross, Martin, and Mary.

Linerberry from Christchurch, New Zealand

What a truely amazing place!! Thank you for sharing!!

18 Jan 2010 7:07am

@Linerberry: My pleasure. :-)

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Obviously, the focal point of this church. Excellent light.

18 Jan 2010 10:57am

@António Pires: Thanks, António!

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

stunning capture. such wonderful clarity and detail.

18 Jan 2010 2:46pm

@bekkah: Many thanks, bekkah!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


18 Jan 2010 2:56pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks a lot!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

The height and size of the altars is really emphasized with the man standing in front. Thinking back to your comment about whether you thought the marble was real, I see where there is quite a difference in the markings and color on the right side altar.

18 Jan 2010 3:01pm

@Steven: Painted stucco perhaps? I didn't find any data on this.

jim from sebastopol, United States

this is a wonderful series of images. your images are stunning, you really excel at this !

18 Jan 2010 4:29pm

@jim: That's a great compliment, many thanks, Jim!

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Perfect light and focus and so much details... a great capture.

18 Jan 2010 5:01pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Many thanks, Evelyne!

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous image . I see some other photographers too in this amazingly beautiful church !

18 Jan 2010 5:39pm

@MARIANA: I'm not alone. :-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A magnificent exposure, no overblown highlights, and plenty of detail in the shadows.

18 Jan 2010 6:53pm

@Curly: I'm still learning.

Ken from United States

Mad, I can imagine this church in person must be overwhelming! Well shot!

18 Jan 2010 7:29pm

@Ken: Thanks, Ken! I was growing up with this, you can have very decorated churches even in small villages.

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

wonderful lighting and expertly captured Sir!

18 Jan 2010 7:31pm

@Ted: Thanks very much, Ted!

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

Majestic in all its glory. Very impressive !

18 Jan 2010 10:01pm

@Michael: Cheers, Mike!

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

beautiful shot!

18 Jan 2010 10:48pm

@PD: Cheers, PD!

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Wow the details are just amazing!

19 Jan 2010 1:58am

@Jen: Nice, no? :-)

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

if you google grandeur St. Martin's comes up (old joke) beautiful exposure, such clarity. Did you recruit the guy in the middle for AM3. :)

19 Jan 2010 1:59am

@JoeB: Don't tell the others: usually other photographers are bothering me. :-)

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

Wonderful ending photo!

19 Jan 2010 3:03am

@Christine Walsh: I have some more... ;)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Wonderful capture!!! I keep looking and looking and trying to absorb every detail! The display is most pleasant for the visitor interested in art and beauty....I don't know if the church (the institution) is that fascinated by appearance.In Orthodox churches the richenss of the altars in decoration and icons, frescoes on walls inside and outside are part of every building, the more, the better and the prouder the parishioners.

19 Jan 2010 7:03am

@Japanalia: This is a splendid example of Bavarian Baroque; the more you are moving northwards in Germany, the more modest and sober the churches become. But of course most parishes are proud of their churches, even if there are not many churchgoers. Demolition of a church is always a drama, as it sometimes happens here, and usually people try to avoid this.

Laurent from Lyon, France

what a superb church very well captured.
The only critic would be that I would have prefer without the person in the middle. A small work on photoshop and the picture would be perfect ;o)

20 Jan 2010 9:26pm

@Laurent: So you would erase innocent photographers from my photos?! :-) I think it's okay here, as this guy gives a good idea of the room's scale.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

He he, there is another photographer here and he is looking at you. A very nice view on that church.

21 Jan 2010 1:11pm

@akarui: Most of time I'm alone, but this time...


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