The massive marble high altar in Notre-Dame du Finistère. This and the two other altars in this church were executed by A.J. Leclerq in 1853, and although they were added quite late, they fit nicely into this church's interior.
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Very well framed and unbelievably beautiful.
20 Aug 2010 10:52am
@Phil David Alexander Morris: There might be more elaborate altars in other churches, but this one is made of massive marble. That golden plate is very beautiful.
20 Aug 2010 1:40pm
@B.Held: Many thanks, B.!
Your photo is very good.
As for the church, I feel something unusual, is the classic style that doesn't suit? I don't know.
20 Aug 2010 1:44pm
@António Pires: Maybe because it's not true Baroque but filled with a lot of French 19th century taste. A German church at that time would look totally different.
Wow, the alter looks great for being "executed" so long ago :)
20 Aug 2010 1:50pm
@Christine Walsh: I was meaning "executed", not "executed". ;-)
The design of the alter is quite heavy but it does project a powerful presence. The glow is captured nicely.
20 Aug 2010 7:12pm
@Michael: If there wouldn't have been this black floor, taking photos there would have been much easier. But the altars were well lit.
exquisite lighting MS!
20 Aug 2010 8:55pm
@Ted: Thanks a lot, Ted!
Great capture with all this detail in gold. A great place to display the monstrance. :-) The placement of the book gives a good sense of scale here and how large the altar is.
21 Aug 2010 1:05am
@Steven: There are probably bigger ones in other churches, but in this special case the illumination plays an important role, too.
WahuO .. the place and the image both are fascinating !
21 Aug 2010 3:47am
@Othersideblue: Make yourself at home, you will find plenty of shots like this one here. :-)
Very nice details in this shot. I like the shadows too…
21 Aug 2010 4:25am
@Calusarus: What the altar misses in size is added by the light. A subtle design. :-)
fabulous image , you master :) .
21 Aug 2010 4:30pm
It is heavy, it is rich...but it is also a delight to look at! Of course the lighting contributes to the effect, but this shot makes the whole look fabulous!
22 Aug 2010 6:15am
@Japanalia: Exactly, the illumation adds a lot to the mood.
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