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Place of Gathering. by oro-elui Place of Gathering. by oro-elui


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taken: September 29, 2012, Tropie (Małopolska, Poland). St. Swierad and Benedict Sanctuary.
taken with: Nikon D40x, AF-S kit Nikkor Lens 18-55 mm.


Tropie [ˈtrɔpʲɛ] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Gródek nad Dunajcem, within Nowy Sącz County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, in southern Poland. It lies approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi) north of Nowy Sącz and 61 km (38 mi) south-east of the regional capital Kraków.
source: Wikipedia

At least since 8th century Tropie (probably called differently then) was very important part of the trail connecting roads from Bizantium with routes leading to Baltic Sea, as it was the place where passage across the Dunajec River was possible.
Folk tradition preserved a mention, that in the site where nowadays stands the church of st. Swierad and Benedict there was a pagan place of worship (sacred grove).
Origins of Christianity in this area are dated on years before 855.
About 1045 Casimir the Restorer founded the church in Tropie. The sanctuary exists till now, though with many later reconstructions. About 1073 the church was sanctified by st. Stanisław, the Bishop of Cracow. The church was dedicated to eremite st. Świerad, who lived in this place probably within years 998 - 1018.
Within the second half of 13th century the roman church was devastated by Tatar and Mongolian warriors. In that time the church was also struck by a fire. Traces of sooting are visible till now next to the altar.
Since 1563 the church was in Arian hands and returned to catholics in 1603.
In 1641, after a huge renovation, the patronage of st. Benedict was added by Tomasz Oborski, Bishop of Cracow, who re-consecrated the sanctuary. The name Benedict belongs to st. Swierad's apprentice, who died a martyr's death in 1034, three years after his master.
source: Tropie - Parafia i Sanktuarium śś. Świerada i Benedykta (polish only).

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IMHO it's oversaturated, and... It just doesn't feel right. [link] is much better.

Benches look like they are emitting light. Sky also looks weird. I think this photo would be better without HDR at all and with polarizing filter.
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oro-elui Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
kwestia gustu, a HDRów technik wiele jest, jedne bardziej realistyczne, a inne właśnie mniej. saturacja jest jednym z elementów tej techniki ogółem.
osobiście jestem zadowolona - jak z niewielu opublikowanych tutaj prac - i uważam, że bez HDRa ujęcie to byłoby płaskie, nijakie i po prostu zwykłe. nie przepadam za "realistycznymi" ujęciami dokumentującymi rzeczywistość taką, jaka jest. nie uważam się za dokumentalistkę. wolę kreować swoją rzeczywistość, gdzie kolory są żywe, przesycone i właśnie takie "oversaturated". mam tendencję do kiczowatego przesycania i chyba się jej w najbliższym czasie jednak nie pozbędę, mimo pojedynczych opinii o przesycaniu.
ale mimo wszystko dzięki za opinię. :bow:
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:iconwho-i-am-xxx:
Nice picture! What a beautiful place =)
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:iconkreativitykat:
This place looks so beautiful.
Instant fave.
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oro-elui Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it is beautiful and serene, especially at time like that I was there! thank You :bow:
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Maeiu Sep 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
A beautiful piece of work, I have no words to describe it
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oro-elui Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank You kindly :bow:
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