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St. Pierre and Lac Léman

St. Pierre and  Lac Léman
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Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09
Categories: Daily Life
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): cathedrales, Lac Léman, Genève - Regards sur la Vieille-Ville, Night skylines, Reflections on the water, Lakes - Lacs, Night Photographs [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-08-26 21:40
Viewed: 1725
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The St. Pierre Cathedral is a cathedral in Geneva, Switzerland, today belonging to the Swiss Reformed Church. It was begun under Arducius de Faucigny, the prince-bishop of the Diocese of Geneva, in the 12th century, and includes an eclectic mix of styles. It is best known as the adopted home church of John Calvin, one of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation.

Lake Geneva or Lake Léman (French: Lac Léman, Léman, German: Genfersee) is a lake in Switzerland and France. It is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe. 59.53% of it comes under the jurisdiction of Switzerland, and 40.47 % under France. The average surface elevation of 372 m (1,220 ft) above sea level is controlled by the Seujet Dam in Geneva.

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Lep pogled na reflekse u vodi, i Katedralu.
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepa arhitektura.
Lepi refleksi na vodi.
Sve najbolje.

Nice view of the reflexes in the water, and the Cathedral.
Good sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good content and composition, beautiful architecture.
Nice reflections on the water.
All the best.

Hi Jason,
Managed here a fairly good night scenery over the lake, building mirror effect collected with naice arrey of colors.
You hadn't post details of the F number and exp, time - but the result is good: no bulb's-excessive-glare on picture.
Nice idea, good afternoon,

Hi Jason,
Nice reflections on water and colors in this drak night, good contrast with the church and the modern buildings.Nice presentation.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10499 W: 174 N: 17832] (79193)
  • [2012-10-27 1:46]


very nice nocturn view with perfect use of the light and colors. the shapes of the cathedral are visible and I liked the other details.nice job.



Hi Jason,
Slightly jealous of this one, because I am useless at night shots, and this is a cracker. The colours reflected in the water look beautifuul. Great to see that even the construction of the new office blocks did not block the cathedral, which still looks imposing after all these years.
Really nicely done.
Out of interest, is that a swan in the lower right? I can see something there but not sure what it is!

Hi, Jason,
It sounds some strange but your photo reminds me the night view of Shanghai. A reason: the colorful reflections on the water and numerous neon lights on the buildings. Amazing sign of Zurich in Geneva.
Do you know story of "Smoke On the Water" song of Deep Purple? These events were on this lake too ;)
Best wishes,

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