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Veit Stoss altar (1477-1489)
03-FEB-2013

Veit Stoss altar (1477-1489)

This magnificent altar was created between 1477 and 1489 by Veit Stoss and is the centerpiece of St. Mary's Church. It measures 11 by 13 meters and was higher originally.

When we were here last year, the altar was under restoration. We visited the church twice this time as I was disappointed with my first pictures and am a little happier with the second group. It appears to be light in there, but it really isn't, and I found photographing it to be quite a challenge. All the churches we saw this trip were incredibly dark, I think partially because the weather was so gloomy outside that very little natural light was coming in the windows.

Nikon D800 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/200s f/3.2 at 38.0mm iso6400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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goelsamuel15-Mar-2013 13:33
Truly magnificent in all aspects! V!
Ton T.10-Mar-2013 20:04
Brilliant image!
John Barreiro08-Mar-2013 04:09
Beautiful triptych. Your results make a difficult capture look easy. V
Chris Morton05-Feb-2013 22:30
what a feast of detail and lavished craftsmanship (thats extending to your and Nikon engineers')
Simon Chandler04-Feb-2013 18:03
Excellent capture with great clarity and rich tone. v
Zoltįn Balogh04-Feb-2013 09:22
Marvellous! V
Jola Dziubinska03-Feb-2013 23:06
Gorgeous details! Great photo, Helen. V.
woody3403-Feb-2013 22:39
Wonderful.....fantastic artistic work in this piece....congratulations with this shot ....V
Karen Stuebing03-Feb-2013 22:23
Spectacular and ornate. Love the gloss of all that gold. V.
Chris Spracklen03-Feb-2013 21:27
Superb photo of this magnificent backdrop, Helen. *V*
John Hamers03-Feb-2013 20:47
Fantastic capture of this wonderful altar with aazing details !! V
John Reynolds03-Feb-2013 20:01
Excellent detail of this impressive altar screen. I appreciate the difficulties with dark churches. V.
Colin Storey03-Feb-2013 19:20
Fantastic detailed image of this impressive altar. v
Graeme03-Feb-2013 18:44
This is magnificent and very detailed, Helen! VVV
Kim03-Feb-2013 17:52
Very beautiful details and comp. V
Jim Coffman03-Feb-2013 17:42
This is fantastic,Helen!!
Martin Lamoon03-Feb-2013 17:31
Amazing artwork. v
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography03-Feb-2013 17:25
Wow! Superb, Vote.
joseantonio03-Feb-2013 17:19
Beautiful altar with spectacular details. The size is really amazing.V
Anitta Vuorisola03-Feb-2013 17:15
Magnificent, indeed. Amazing details. Thanks for sharing, Helen. V