2011-04-21

Montserrat Abbey


This is the courtyard one proceeds through in order to access the Basilica at the monastery.  

6 comments:

Barbara/myth maker said...

Love the details in the buildings statues, though there's a lot of burn out at the top. Was the angle/tilt intended? I think a little straightening would do.
Hope you don't mind my commenting like this.

J. Evan Kreider said...

Actually, the middle ages insisted upon excellent drainage . . . hence the seeming tilt.

Barbara/myth maker said...

Well that's an interesting bit of info.

Barbara/myth maker said...

I'm very gullible, you know ;).

J. Evan Kreider said...

Just kidding!

Tony Funk said...

Hi Barbara,
Thanks for your comments. To explain why the shot looks as it does: I had to use a very wide angle lens because the courtyard and basilica were too close for a regulard lens. Plus, I had to tilt it up quite radicallyn in order to get the top of the basilica in. The top is washed out partially because of the contrast between exposure zones but also because of the post processing I chose. The walls are tilted because of the extreme wide angle.

Again, thanks!
Tony