Posted by Michael Skorulski (Toronto, Canada) on 5 April 2008 in Art & Design and Portfolio.
Found on the massive carved door of the 17th-century Jesuit Church of the Holiest Savior in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Nice shot with great composition ;)
5 Apr 2008 6:07am
@Shaahin: thank you, Shaahin.
Very interesting design!
5 Apr 2008 6:17am
@Jrask: many thanks, Joshua.
This is beautiful work with interesting design.
5 Apr 2008 6:35am
@givethemhell: Thank you, Eva.
A great shot and study in craftsmanship, they really 'dont make them like they used to'. Its a shame that such ornated detail appears to have withered away in contemporary design.
5 Apr 2008 6:44am
@Rhys: I agree. if people are able to do it now, it would be vastly too expensive. thank you, Rhys.
Simply a lovely photo. And this door has been well cared for.
5 Apr 2008 6:46am
@Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life: thank you, Lynne.
Indeed beautiful carvings on this door and the handle is such a work of art! I like the way you cropped this, the angle and the entire presentation!
5 Apr 2008 6:56am
@Japanalia: Thank you, Gabriela. I hoped you would like it.
very nice shot. good details & good camera angle :)
5 Apr 2008 7:12am
@Saeed: thank you, Saeed.
craftsmanship from the 17th century is absolutely fabulous, you are bringing to us a beautifully city with a rich history
5 Apr 2008 7:20am
@dpm: thank you. Bratislava has some beautiful and interesting sights.
The pursuit of beauty in the details
5 Apr 2008 7:23am
@António Pires: A good way of putting it. Thank you so much.
This is so pretty! The design is really nice.
5 Apr 2008 7:25am
@e.: Thank you so much, e.
good work dear...making a door a watchable image
5 Apr 2008 7:54am
@Rajesh Dhankhar: thank you, Rajesh.
Really an interesting old door and handle - The detail of the ornate carving are great at the angle you chose! I am so late posting tonight! Got caught up in your articles in the Toronto Star, San Antionio Newspaper and Blog. etc. They are so impressive too, as is the photography there! I don't know how you find time to do all of that as well as blogging and travelling. I suppose you must do double duty whilst working, and have photographs to spare for aminus3. I will have to finish looking at the rest tomorrow as it is now 1:22 am here! Thanks for visiting my blog :-)
5 Apr 2008 8:25am
@Anne: Thank you, Anne. I'm happy you read some of the stories. Writing and photography is very enjoyable for me and I never get tired doing them.
Very nice shot. Good depth of field.
5 Apr 2008 8:38am
@alun lambert: Many thanks, Alun.
I have the most incredible urge to wrap my hand around that handle and open the door, c'est magnifique... surreal
5 Apr 2008 9:49am
@Lorraine: What a great comment. thank you, Lorraine. As I was taking the photo the door opened and a very old lady came out.
Excellent shot, beautiful carved work!
5 Apr 2008 10:08am
@Ina: Thank you, Ina.
Great detail and colors.
5 Apr 2008 10:34am
@Ana Lúcia: Thank you so much.
Great shot. Lovely.
5 Apr 2008 10:40am
@João Mourão: Thanks so much.
A beautiful door, and excellent shot! Great composition and clarity.
5 Apr 2008 11:25am
@Betty: Thank you very much, Betty.
what a beautiful door handle... great angle
5 Apr 2008 11:30am
@MJ: Thank you, MJ.
Great handwork - and I mean the handle as well as your capture :-)
5 Apr 2008 11:44am
@MadScientist: Thank you, MS. I had a feeling you would like the carving.
An amazing bit of history and craftsmanship that you have captured very well. The composition and detail are just great....
5 Apr 2008 11:53am
@Chris: Thank you so much, Chris.
Outstanding detail and texture Michael! Fabulous image!
5 Apr 2008 12:18pm
@Jerry: Thank you. I appreciate that, Jerry.
They don't make them like that anymore, great detail.
5 Apr 2008 12:43pm
@Mike: Thank you, Mike.
wow, that sure is some intricate carvings there! Great shot!
5 Apr 2008 1:51pm
@Koushiro~光子郎: Many thanks.
Interesting way to show the intricate work, the angle works really well here!
5 Apr 2008 1:52pm
@vu@granby - Wolfgang: thank you, Wolfgang.
5 Apr 2008 2:12pm
@Daroru: Many thanks.
I like the colors and the pov
5 Apr 2008 3:11pm
@yiannis krikis: Thank you, Yiannis.
nice ornate photo
5 Apr 2008 3:27pm
@Peter Miller: Many thanks, Peter.
great detail of work.
5 Apr 2008 3:43pm
@alex centrella: thank you, Alex.
That is amazing craftsmanship. Those guys were artists.
The photograph has caught the artistry artistically. The deep depth of field really uses the detail pull the shot together.
5 Apr 2008 4:14pm
@Michael Rawluk: Thank you, Michael. That's a great interpretation.
Great details on this door irons.
5 Apr 2008 4:33pm
@Calusarus: Thank you, Calusarus. I appreciate that.
5 Apr 2008 4:35pm
@Hoopand: Thank you, Hoopand!
the handle is so near the centre i wondered if it was more difficult opening the door,but nah,who cares,when the carving is so exquisite and lovely!Lovely angle,this is!Thanks for visiting my humble blog though my pictures are not fantastic.
5 Apr 2008 4:37pm
@tyan: Thank you, Tyan. You photograph what is most important to you! And very well!
5 Apr 2008 4:45pm
@zeppelin: Merci beaucoup.
I am always amazed to see such wonderful hand made things. Time didn't mean money in those days!
You captured it very well Michael!
5 Apr 2008 7:54pm
@standley: I agree. People took more care and more time in those days. Thank you, Standley.
Lovely detail . . I feel I can reach out and touch.
5 Apr 2008 8:31pm
@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you, Ronnie. Yes, there is a certain tactile sense.
I can imagine the number of times this door has been opened and closed... if doors and handles could speak it would make interesting stories. I love pictures of such details. Splendid work, Michael.
5 Apr 2008 10:00pm
@Graça B.: Many thanks. Actually you can see how the handle has been worn.
Tu as bien mis en valeur le beau travail des artisans de l'époque, tout était richement travaillé, jusqu'à la moindre porte, un art qui malheureusement se perd de plus en plus...
5 Apr 2008 10:35pm
@Evelyne Dubos: Je conviens. Merci, Evelyne.
Great shot! Love the textures you created and the lighting exposed the textures well!
6 Apr 2008 12:16am
@Stunner: Thank you, Stunner. That's an excellent comment.
I can't say anything better or wiser that before me... this is a most excellent image! Done to perfection.
6 Apr 2008 1:40am
@amy: Thank you so much, Amy.
Fine details and color! You have lots of cool stuff in your part of the world!
6 Apr 2008 1:56am
@Ken McCoy: Thanks, Ken. We do have a fair amount of old stuff!
great detailing... wonder the craftsman must ve put in so much of love n care into buildin this. n u did a gr8 job by paying an ode to the efforts:)
6 Apr 2008 4:08am
@Photonscribbles: Many thanks, PS.
Outstanding. I must admit I have not stopped in to look at your recent postings and I have missed quite a bit. What you have captured here is beautiful, the detail and ornated wood work. Well framed indeed. I have a great fondness for decorative work and photography like this.
6 Apr 2008 3:03pm
@Barbara: Thank you, Barbara. That's a great comment and I appreciate it.
beautiful shot! i really love the light in this. i also like the framing and textures and POV.
6 Apr 2008 7:13pm
@danthro: Thank you so much.
7 Apr 2008 1:58am
@Elisa: thanks so much.
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