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Featured in the Christian Churches, Statues and Crosses group, January, 2011.

“Pipe Organ – St Nicholas Cathedral” was chosen as the January 2011 avatar for the Christin Churches, Statues & Crosses group.

Fribourg (French), (German: Freiburg or Freiburg im Üechtland, often Fribourg, Italian: Friburgo or Friborgo) is the capital of the Swiss canton of Fribourg and the district of Sarine. It is located on both sides of the river Saane/Sarine, on the Swiss plateau, and is an important economic, administrative and educational center on the cultural border between German and French Switzerland (Romandy). Its Old City, one of the best maintained in Switzerland, sits on a small rocky hill above the valley of the Sarine.

207 years (1283- 1490) of hard labor to erect the cathedral, a High Gothic church, houses architecture and various objects showing trends of several periods of history.

The stained glass (1896- 1936), an artpiece by Jozef Mehoffer, of Polish descent, is essential in the field of religious Art Nouveau Stained Glass in Europe. Alfred Manessier, of French descent, added his touch to the artwork as it can be admired today.An outstanding 15th- century commitment to the grave

The classical and romantic organ (1824- 1834) represents the achievement of a local organ maker by the name of Aloys Mooser. Franz Liszt and Anton Bruckner played this monumental instrument of international notoriety.

The 76- meter- high Gothic tower takes the visitor up 368 divine steps accessible from April to November. It stands as the most original creation of the late Gothic era in Switzerland.

Photograph taken with Panasonic Lumix FZ-28
HDR created from 3 images (-1,0,+1) using tripod, tone mapped in photomatix and final processing in PS.

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Originally hailing from Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, Luke’s work uniquely reflects his life-long love of the outdoors and his keen interest in portraiture. Having recently returned from 4.5 years living and travelling abroad, his portfolio presents an intriguing variety of images that will delight any viewer.

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  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Cheers Bob and merry new year to you.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezover 3 years ago

    nicely done mate! :)

  • Cheers Yhun.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariover 3 years ago

  • Many thanks Kathy.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Naveed Sarwar
    Naveed Sarwarover 3 years ago

    Amiazing Work

  • Cheers Naveed.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezover 3 years ago

    Hey Luke, Ive chosen this work of yours as the January 2011 group avatar of Christin Churches, Statues & Crosses. Hope that’s ok.
    -yhun :)

  • Of course mate, I am most honoured. A humble thanks.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezover 3 years ago

    Features 16th of January 2011

    -yhun :)

  • Wow, awesome, thanks mate.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Patricia127
    Patricia127over 3 years ago

    Wonderful photo! Congrats on your feature.

  • Cheers Patricia.

    – Luke Griffin

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 3 years ago

    Two words… WOW and WOW!!

  • LOL… thanks Heather.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariover 3 years ago

    April 5, 2011
    Congratulations on your top 10 placement

    Kathy :)

  • Thanks Kathy. ;-)

    – Luke Griffin

  • richard  webb
    richard webbover 3 years ago

    nice one

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