Photographer's Note

I have a new camera. Some of you already know that my Canon EOS 300D was stolen some days ago. I have been looking for a second hand one and found a 20D. For the first posted picture with this new camera I choosed the very first icon of my homecity. I do not lie if I say that there is no one person in Spain that does not know this image but I wanted to take this picture because I had no see one photo of the complete church, just some details.
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I went today standing on the bridge that is 400 years old and was built over the ashlars of a Roman bridge which are 2'000 years old. There was still light when I arrived and I took some pictures with a nice red sky. Then the night came, the church was illuminated but there was still light in the sky because the photo was taken from the east side towards the west.
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No very much done to this picture in PP. Levels slight changed to darken it a little, resized and sharpened.
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About the church. This is the Basilica to Our Lady of the Pillar. It is not the cathedral. The cathedral is located not far from this one but is smaller. The floor of this one has the shape of a rectangle and is 130 meters long by 67 wide. It has four towers and eleven domes. The present church is baroque style was constructed from the 17th century to the 20th, finished only about 50 years ago. But in this place there has been always a church for about 2'000 years. First a small Roman chapel, then a romanesque church, a mudejar one,....

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