Tyn Church was founded in 1385 - a tumultuous period when Hussites were being slaughtered by the ruling Roman Catholics. Take a close look at the two spires. They are not symmetrical. Apparently, this is characteristic of the Gothic architecture of the time and is a representation of both the masculine and feminine sides of the world.
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Shot on the Li River near the village of Xing Ping, Guilin, China.
Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, shot @15mm f/8
Photomatix + Photoshop CS5 + Nik Color Efex filters
I've gone here a few times to shoot this rock, usually while traveling home from the Eastern Sierra as in this case, but this is the first time I actually got some nice atmosphere. The water was so clear and blue, but the golden glow was also getting my attention, so I had to do a pano. Four shots (2 for the sky and 2 for the foreground), blended then stitched.
Hope you have a great holiday weekend chasing the light, and thanks as always for stopping by for a look!
This image is © Jean Day and can not be used in any way without my permission!
Pablo Picasso said: ‘Everyone wants to understand art. Why not try to understand the song of a bird? Why does one love the night, flowers, everything around one, without trying to understand them? But in the case of a painting people have to understand. If only they would realize above all that an artist works of necessity, that he himself is only a trifling bit of the world, and that no more importance should be attached to him than to plenty of other things which please us in the world, though we can’t explain them. People who try to explain pictures are usually barking up the wrong tree’.
I don’t like to explain the art, the pictures or the bird song, but I love the way they touch you, the way they influence your thoughts and feelings. I’m certain if there is anything worth describing – that feelings are indeed.
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