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Iglesia San Miguel

Iglesia San Miguel
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Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4488 W: 17 N: 10620] (43342)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-03-27
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Exposure: 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-07-09 17:31
Viewed: 1022
Points: 52
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Masaya - Iglesia San Miguel

Located on a small square in the center of Masaya, Iglesia San Miguel is just one of the many churches in the city. I have no information on this church but I liked the view.

I visited Nicaragua in the dry season and it has never rained during my trip.
But during my first days the skies often looked ominous. Later they became more bluish. Especially in the north of the country where it was a lot dryer (and warmer).

worldcitizen, macjake, holmertz, ChrisJ, Fis2, Royaldevon, jhm, adramad, rychem, danos, PiotrF, dale54 has marked this note useful
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Hello Paul,
This church might be smaller than others, but it's very attractive. I like the yellow trim and arched doors. It's nice to see some activity in the area, too. The hammock in the WS is also very bright and beautiful.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10542 W: 146 N: 26505] (127445)
  • [2018-07-09 22:25]

hello Paul, Wonderful church in colonial style. I like also the Workshop hammock. Also in Guatemala, they are wonderful items of handicraft. I have bought a lot and I still have various things (it was a time when I bought souvenirs, now I do not buy anything when traveling).

Kind regards Malgo

Hi Paul
so this is a funny type of blue hour? haha, looks like it :)
and we can tell by the branches, its quite windy as well. I see a fence, but I also see people beyond the fence...whats going on there? The whites, blue/grey sky and atmosphere, the lime green branches...its quite attractive. excellent angle to capture the depth and girth of this beauty. cheers

Salut Paul,
Bien présentée cette église, intéressante architecture avec le contraste entre le blanc et le jaune qui redessine l'église, bien aussi le cadrage avec quelques personnes et les touches de végétation verte.

Fine capture of this beautiful classical church. I like the relaxing mood and the colors. Great scene.


Hello Paul,
The trees provide a nice shade for the saleswomen. We can see from the bright façade that the sun is shining mercilessly in spite of the relatively many clouds. It's a well composed photo with trees on the sides and a nice diagonal view of the church. The WS photos are very bright and interesting too.
Kind regards,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10097 W: 161 N: 16634] (128553)
  • [2018-07-10 1:30]

Witaj Paul!
A very interesting church, building makes impression.
Good frame, perspective and composition.
Excellent colors and light.
People add flavor to this picture.
Well done.
Nice day.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14674 W: 1049 N: 29925] (140689)
  • [2018-07-10 1:30]

Hello Paul,

Aha, you escaped the gates of hell at the volcano! There was a sign up at a volcano in west Java to immediately evacuate in the event of poison gas emissions. Tankuban Perahu, from memory. Good sharpness and the red and yellow trim of the facade of the white church adds nice warm cold color contrasts with the blue sky. Tfs!

Hello Paul,

I like how you get behind the scene and see what the people are doing.
In India it was the ghats, in Nicaragua, the textiles.
I love the vidid colours so very S. American!
This is a fine building, well composed to show its depth as well as its breadth.
It sort of stands like a monument, ready for festivals and religious events.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

Ciao Paul, great view of fantastic church, excellent perspective, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9495 W: 57 N: 16157] (59790)
  • [2018-07-10 4:15]

Hallo Paul,
Een mooi kerkje, dat prachtig wordt uitgelicht door het zonlicht. De witte muren met gele accenten steken heel mooi af tegen de donkerdere wolken. De mensen aan de linkerkant, zittend in de schaduw, vormen een mooi detail.

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6116 W: 277 N: 11906] (91550)
  • [2018-07-10 5:10]

Bonjour PAul ,
Architecture coloniale , contraste avec le ciel sombre , encadrement par les arbres : tout ce qui me plait .

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24831 W: 520 N: 41813] (179334)
  • [2018-07-10 5:22]

Dag Paul,

Uw twee extra foto's zijn mooie details en prachtige kleuren.
Maar uw hoofd foto is heel mooi door de juiste hoek keuze.
Zorgt voor perspectief en diepte
Ook de kerk staat perfect op de foto, zeker waar ik ze graag zie staan.
Heerlijke echte kleuren.
Mooi fotowerk bedankt.

Groeten uit Oost Vlaanderen,

Hello Paul,

good image of this beautiful church, I like the architectural style and the colors of the facade, the complementary photos are also beautiful with all these colors, well done,

Best regards,


Hello Paul.
A simple but very attractive church, that looks great with its white color and some yellow and gray details, stands out wonderfully with that threatening sky in gray tones, the branches of the trees are very well positioned.
Magnificent color, which gives great strength to the image.
Very good brightness and perfect sharpness.
Well done. I like very much.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3533 W: 0 N: 8238] (58553)
  • [2018-07-10 8:46]

Great architecture of the church, I like the white walls and nice decorations, we can recognise a few influences of the Mediterranean architecture, an excellent photo
regards Ryszard

Bonjour Paul,

J'aime vraiment beaucoup ces ciel presque noirs derrière un sujet parfaitement éclairé comme cette belle église. Par contre, je me demande bien la raison de la clôture métallique devant.



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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-07-10 10:21]

Hello Paul,
very nice and characteristic the beautiful church of San Miguel that follow the architectural style of Central-Latin America.Great the creative perspective as the clarity as the sharpness of the scene.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12115 W: 126 N: 21903] (111779)
  • [2018-07-10 10:51]

Hi Paul,one of the most churches of this city but surely one of the most elegant,only white and yellow for the facades and a nice square too,i like the clouds over the church that are perfect to complete the beautiful composition. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4259 W: 2 N: 7334] (35722)
  • [2018-07-10 12:03]

Hello Paul,
Interesting view of Iglesia San Miguel , beautiful architecture.
Nice point of view.Wonderful composition, good composition and sharpness.
Thank you for informative note.
Good work, fine presentation

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 951 W: 0 N: 1670] (13837)
  • [2018-07-10 12:44]

paul hello good evening..beautiful church and nicely framed too,great scene-view like this POV you used here! tfs dale

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14282 W: 0 N: 16269] (173748)
  • [2018-07-11 2:08]


Superbe vue de cette église quel cadrage latéral et vue avec les arbres ces personnages sur la place et quelle architecture et couleur ce blanc et jaune les portes rouges la grille sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

Hi Paul,
Curious architecture shown beautifully against the cloudy sky. Great contrast and sharpness, wonderful colors.
Best regards

Hi Paul,
lovely architecture indeed and you were lucky with the light -having the church so pleasantly lit while the sky provides some darker clouds in the background.
The square seems very full of life. After Colombia you must be fluent in Spanish already!
I forgot to congratulate you on Belgian victory. Pity you didn't win with France as well...
Great reportage!!

A daily life scene in front of the local church, Paul.
Besides the people and the design of the beautifully painted edifice in off-white and yellow lines, I like the picture space allocation with the inclusion of trees and part of the cloudy sky that added a nice ambiance to the whole.
Good evening,

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 174 N: 18380] (81895)
  • [2018-08-26 1:32]


marvelous the simple architecture of the church and its typical colonial architecture. I liked the strong aspect of the tower. nice inclusion of public, beautiful light and angle.

take care


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