Pilgrimage Church of Wies - The Balcony by paolo1955


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Iso 1000

Shutter Speed 1/60 sec

F-Stop f/5

Focal Lenght 24mm

Lens Sigma 24 – 70

Camera Nikon D300

HDR processed in Photomatix Pro 4.0.1 with 5 RAW image -2 -1 0 +1 +2 , then processed using CS5 – Tripod Manfrotto 055XB

Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List – Germany – Pilgrimage Church of Wies

Featured in Ancient Relics Customs and Sites Group March – 18 – 2013

Featured in Absolute Clarity Group March – 11 – 2013

Pilgrimage Church of Wies Internal View

The prodigious stucco decoration is the work of Dominikus Zimmermann, assisted by his brother Johann Baptist, who was the painter of the Elector of Bavaria, Max-Emmanuel, from 1720. The lively colours of the paintings bring out the sculpted detail and, in the upper zones, the frescoes and stuccowork interpenetrate to produce a light and living decor of an unprecedented richness and refinement. The abundance of motifs and of figures, the fluidity of the lines, the skilful opening of surfaces, and the ‘lights’ continually offer the observer fresh surprises. The ceilings, painted as trompe-l’œil, appear to open on an iridescent sky, across which angels fly; these, too, contribute to the lightness of the whole.Moreover, the preservation is perfect: the colours have retained all their freshness and nothing is lacking in the Rococo whole that is Wies – the splendid asymmetrical ironwork of the choir, the pews of sculpted wood for the faithful, the pulpit, and the elegant and amply modelled saints that inhabit the architecture.


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Hi buddies.I’m Paolo from Italy,love to take photographs and experiment new techniques.When I play with my camera I’m like a kid in a candy shop

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  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 1 year ago

    So ornate, beautiful!

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment

    – paolo1955

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 1 year ago

    this is beautiful. nicely done ;)

  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 1 year ago

    Spectacular capture Paolo!! The ceiling appears to open to the sky!! :)

  • Thanks ever so much my friend

    – paolo1955

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 1 year ago


  • Grazie Guendalyn

    – paolo1955

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 1 year ago

    CONGRATULATIONS … well done

  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

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