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West facade

West facade
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Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9746 W: 63 N: 27419] (120851)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-05
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Eos 760d, Canon EFS 10 - 18 mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/91 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-05-31 23:50
Viewed: 1058
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Burgos Cathedral is located in the historical centre of the Spanish city of the same name, in the Autonomous Community of Castilla y León, in the northern Iberian Peninsula. The UNESCO inscribed property encompasses 1.03 ha.

Construction on the Cathedral began in 1221 and was completed in 1567. It is a comprehensive example of the evolution of Gothic style, with the entire history of Gothic art exhibited in its superb architecture and unique collection of art, including paintings, choir stalls, reredos, tombs, and stained-glass windows.

The plan of the Cathedral is based on a Latin Cross of harmonious proportions of 84 by 59 metres. The three-story elevation, the vaulting, and the tracery of the windows are closely related to contemporary models of the north of France. The portals of the transept (the Puerta del Sarmental to the south and the Puerta de la Coronería to the north) may also be compared to the great sculpted ensembles of the French royal domain, while the enamelled, brass tomb of Bishop Mauricio resembles the so-called Limoges goldsmith work. Undertaken after the Cathedral, the two-storied cloister, which was completed towards 1280, still fits within the framework of the French high Gothic.

(Source: UNESCO)

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Good morning Stephen,
Spectacular POV to capture this wonderful cathedral. Impressive architecture, well taken scene.


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  • cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 76 N: 1267] (11491)
  • [2017-05-31 23:56]

Beautiful cathedral, beautiful composition and colors, perfect sharpness, excellent work.!!

Hello Stephen,

It's magnificent!
When you look at a building, like this, you wonder however anyone went about designing it!
(I am reading 'Pillars of the Earth' which should give me an inclination about the design!)
I love your viewpoint, which has created an excellent sense of depth as well as including all the wonderful details of the building.

Have a great day,
Bev :-)

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9596 W: 157 N: 15500] (124107)
  • [2017-06-01 0:59]

Witaj Stephen!
Beautiful cathedral, building makes impression.
Wonderful gothic.
I like POV, colors and light.
Well done.
Nice day.

Hello Stephen,
From this elevated place you found a good angle for showing the entire façade but also had a chance to include the staircases and the narrow side street, which add further attractive details. As always I think the composition has been greatly improved by the inclusion of a few persons here and there. People make every street view come alive. The grey sky hasn't harmed the colours at all. I like the mild tones.
Kind regards,

Bonjour, cher Stephen,
Alors là, je dis bravo, j'applaudis pour cette mise en image, ce cadrage, ce rendu et la note d'accompagnement.
Superbe !

hi Stephen,
A real work of architectural art, this is a fine way to shoot the entirety of this massive building, and to capture so much of the fine intricate detail. Beautiful wide view and an excellent note!

Ciao Stephen, great view of fantastic cathedral, fine details and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hola, Stephen,
I have seen several images of the Cathedral of Burgos, but none so striking as this one. Congratulations on displaying the grandeur of this magnificent structure. I like the monotone brown image with the two small splashes of bright red on the passers-by. Wonderfully done! TFS.
-- Bill

Dobar dan.
Lep pogled i trenutak, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana arhitektura i detalji na fasadi, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa prolaznicima. Lepa Katedrala i detalji na fasadi.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.

Good day.
Beautiful view of the moment, interesting and good text ...
Good work, nice architecture and details shown on the facade, good contrast, nice colors, nice moment caught with passers-by. Beautiful Cathedral of details on the facade.
Nice afternoon and all the best.

Hi Stephen,

The presence of the people has an effect of scale. The point of view is shpwing a double perspective of the architecture of the Burgos cathedral. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colours. Have a nice day.


Hello Stephen,

excellent image of this Cathedral, I like the point of view you chose, details of the building are impressive, congratulations,

Best regards,


Bonjour Stephen,

Tu as su trouver le point de vue parfait sur cette cathédrale. Tu est probablement à mi-hauteur ce qui permet de bien apprécier tous les éléments très nettement.



Hello Stephen,

very impressive architecture picture from Burgos showing this amazing cathedral. Very fine light managment and excellent sharpness. Very good informative note.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


Ciao Stephen
magnifica cattedrale e ottimo il tuo punto di vista.
Sono sempre molto attratto dalle scale e per questo ho notato il bel gioco di scale che c'è alla base della foto, meriterebbero una foto tutta per loro.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3982 W: 2 N: 6702] (33232)
  • [2017-06-01 15:56]

Hello Stephen,
A amazing view of Burgos Cathedral.A good point of view, excellent perspective and depth.Well framed with good details.
Good work.

Hi Stephen
wow, talking about making a strong visual impact...POW!
this one is basically screaming at us right in our face!
its absolutely huge in this set up, powerful stuff.
the vertical was the right way to go here.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15448 W: 159 N: 26998] (141792)
  • [2017-06-02 11:13]

Hello Stephen
Le bon choix du POV, l'architecture de la cathédrale ne manque pas d'intérêt, tout en finesse dans les détails, superbe présentation
Belle soirée

Hi Stephen
Superb arrangement of highlights, great how the spires catch attention straight away overwhelmed by brown tones and mass of sublime detail and this really works with greyish sky. Edifice of such a grand scale as compared to the small figs! Lovely architectural shot that you have accomplished so handsomely. Great photo work, and pleasure to view, Congrats.
Best regards

Hello Stephen, you did well to get all the cathedral into frame, particularly with those very high spires.From your viewpoint, you feel to be quite close to the cathedral.
An excellent view, full of brilliant details.
And as always, the people add a sense of scale.
Regards Jean.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14267 W: 1034 N: 28581] (135888)
  • [2017-06-03 8:25]

Hello Stephen,

A stunning cathedral taken from a good angle. Good sharpness and excellent colour and saturation with a soft diffused light. The people add scale. Tfs!

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 700 W: 129 N: 1121] (7483)
  • [2017-06-03 19:23]

Hi Stephen
This is really a very impressive cathedral and your point of view enhances its grandeur and beauty.
Great shot.


An imposing sight from this POV, Stephen, details shown from a close range of the beautiful Gothic elements built.
People enliven and gave good scale upon the scene.
Best regards,

*** It was too dark, too narrow nor did I had a place to put the camera instead of a tripod inside the wagon.

Hello Stephen,
This is an elegant cathedral, expertly rendered.

Hi Stephen,

Salivating view of the cathedral with staircase leading the way down

Very well thought composition and nice view from where you stood

the light beige color blend in well with the road creating a stark contrast

Keep posting

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