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San Rafael Cathedral on a sunny afternoon

Posted by
aaanouel (Heredia, Costa Rica) on 24 January 2013 in Architecture and Portfolio.

When we came to live in Costa Rica ten years ago, we were amazed with the imposing churches even small towns usually have around here, one like this one would be "The Great Cathedral" at any of the biggest cities of the extinct republic of Venezuela, now a sad Cuban colony.
San Rafael de Heredia, Costa Rica.

Set Google Earth at: 9° 49' 39.60" N 83° 50' 11.40" W

SONY SLT-A65V 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 100 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a lovely clean color shot this makes . . I like the thread of blue running thru this.

24 Jan 2013 6:00am

@Ronnie 2¢: That's true Ronnie, blues were highlighted by the soft application of a warm light effect in PP, becoming into an almost dual tone image. Txs&Txs4watching

rick from brisbane, Australia

Seems like a very pleasant place. I will come one day for sure and it sounds like I will see, not only birds, but many churches too.

24 Jan 2013 6:56am

@rick: That would be great Rick, just email us time before, for helping you to organize a nice and profitable tour. Did I already tell you that I have a very close on-line friend in Australia and my daughter moved to live in there too?.

Devi from Chennai, India

This is a beautiful piece of architecture...I am ever awed at the spires and steeples !!! Great shot :-))))

24 Jan 2013 7:35am

@Devi: Thanks Devi, it's amazing how european architecture were imposed during the Colony times in America. &Txs4watching

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

what a nice scene....superbe colours and details

24 Jan 2013 10:10am

@Hossein Saharnaz: Txs&Txs4watching Hossein.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Indeed amazing! and what a beautul neogothic style! you went inside?

24 Jan 2013 10:47am

@daniela scharnowski: Of course we've been inside Daniela, it's five minutes home and one of our obligated places to bring our visits from abroad, it has many colorful Art Vitrals inside, we'll post some photos of them soon. Txs4watching

Lougris from Toulouse, France

belle teinte bleue sur ses toits :) !!

24 Jan 2013 12:46pm

@Lougris: C'est vrai, le blues ont été accentués par l'application douce d'un effet de luminosité chaud dans le PP, devenant dans une image de ton presque double. Funny Google translation from: That's true, blues were highlighted by the soft application of a warm light effect in PP, becoming into an almost dual tone image. Txs4watchingLou

jean pierre from paris, France

belle batîsse!! amitié

24 Jan 2013 4:53pm

@jean pierre: Merci beaucoup JP. &Txs4watching

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Magnifique cette église, elle semble être très grande. Excellent cadrage. Bonne journée.

24 Jan 2013 5:20pm

@Tede: Merci beaucoup Thierry. &Txs4watching

Francisco from Miami, United States

Que bonita esa iglesia!

Me dio mucha riza y tristeza al mismo tiempo tu comentario de la colonia; pa lo que quedamos :(

24 Jan 2013 7:24pm

@Francisco: Muy triste en verdad, a ver si logran (los que quedan allá) salir de esta pesadilla, pero por ahora sólo parecen estar legitimando el régimen al aceptar cobardemente la violaciones a las bases más elementales de la democracia, mucho muy triste.

rick from brisbane, Australia

Hi Aaanouel. I don't recall you mentioning your on-line friend before. Where in Australia does your daughter live?

26 Jan 2013 7:05am

rick from brisbane, Australia

P.S. I forgot to mention - a few days ago I bought a second hand Nikon Coolpix P5100. Are you familier with this camera? I bought it for digiscoping with my new scope. I'm thinking it is a little bit like your Sony HXV 100. It has excellent image quality. I did a close-up of a frog yesterday and you can see all the detail in the eye.

26 Jan 2013 7:09am

aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

Hi Rick, excuse me for not answering before, I had not seen this until now...
My on-line friend works at UD Trucks (if wanting to get in touch with him just tell me for asking him). ///
My daughter (brilliant architect) is in Sidney, actually working and con-validating her U degree. ///
I was just about purchasing a P500 before getting HX100V but know nothing about P5100. @Loner use a Digiscope also and does very good bird shots and according to what I see, it's a very interesting and funny tool for birding and resulting still shot IQ is good enough depending on what you want them for... Please post the frog capture you did for admiring it.

27 Jan 2013 6:09pm

1/320 second
ISO 100
27 mm (35mm equiv.)