Le retable de Veit Stoss est le plus grand retable gothique du monde. Il a été construit au 15e siècle par le sculpteur bavarois Veit Stoss et a une longue histoire. Pendant des siècles, il a été situé dans la basilique Sainte-Marie de Cracovie (Kościół Mariacki) jusqu’à ce que les nazis l’emportent à Nuremberg pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Heureusement, le retable a survécu à la guerre, a été restauré et réexpédié à Cracovie. Aujourd’hui, vous pouvez le voir à son emplacement d’origine, à l’extrémité orientale de la basilique Sainte-Marie.
Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm @ 10mm
Exposures: 3 (-2, 0, +2)
Exposure time (middle): 1/30s
Size: 14.7 MPx
Date: Taken in November 2013
Software: Lightroom 5.2, Photoshop CS6, Photomatix Pro
Workflow: As you cannot simply take a tripod to the St. Mary’s Basilica, I had to use a higher ISO setting. With ISO 800 it was only just possible to capture all exposures handheld but of course it increased the noise.
And even more disturbing are the distortions that you get without a tripod when you take the photo even just slightly asymmetric while using a wide-angle lens. Therefore I had to manually correct that a lot on the computer until I was satisfied with it. After that it was just a matter of finding the right balance between adding structure without adding too much noise to the photo.
The Altarpiece of Veit Stoss is part of the UNESCO World Heritage
The Altarpiece of Veit Stoss, the St. Mary’s Basilica and the whole Historic Centre of Kraków are part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1978. Together they’ve been among the first 12 inscribed World Heritage Sites.
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