Window, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague, Czech Republic

st vitus prague czechThe Cathedral of St. Vitus in Prague was finished over a period of about 700 years. It was only completed in the early 20th Century, which implies there is, shall we say, a certain inconsistency of style. That inconsistency is especially evident in the early 20th Century window designs set into Gothic casements from the 15th Century. Still beautiful though, especially with the infrequent low sun of Northern Europe pours through.

This was not a terribly difficult shot. I exposed for the sunlight coming through the window, and used Lightroom to bring out the columns and wall that went pretty dark with that exposure. Pretty easy adjustment by just sliding up the shadows about 50 percent. Nikon D800E, ISO 800, f/5.0, 1/160 sec. The white balance was for daylight, which came out just fine.

For more info about the equipment and software I use, see this page.



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1 thought on “Window, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague, Czech Republic”

  1. The Prague castle is unique in that is can boast of encompassing several types of architecture, starting with the 9th century Romanesque styled st.Georges Basilica,

    The St. Vitus cathedral is a combination of 13th century Gothic architecture by King Charles IV and 1890s neo-Gothic on the entrance side.

    The big rectangular windows of the Vladislav Hall- which served as the throne room, were the first Renaissance architectural element in Prague dating to the early 15th century.

    In the 1780 Empress Maria Theresia, decided to give the castle an architecturally unifying face, by remodeling the the outer parts of the main castle in a restrained style of Baroque, called Theresian Baroque.

    And finally in the 1920s, when the newly formed Czech republic was taking root, the first Czechoslovak president T.G Masaryk had parts of the castle remodeled in an late Art Nouveau and Art Deco style, and example is the door way to the president office , visible on the 2nd courtyard.

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