Smederevo - Serbia [Results]

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Smederevo - Serbia [Results]

Postby mr.sch » Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:25 am

Going away from Belgrade for this weekend... here is banner for 17WWSC
and soon followed by some sketches also. Have a nice SketchCrawl you all!

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Postby enrico » Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:42 am

dang that's an awesome logo ...

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Postby Thorsten » Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:16 am

--- boy, schunnin, you are just on time - can't wait to see your sketches!

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Postby mr.sch » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:07 pm

thanks guys... but, this time I made only few sketches. It was pretty cold, there was a non-sketching persona with me, started later than planned, and so on...
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(Finding Nemo quote) Seagulls: "Mine Mine Mine Mine Mine Mine Mine Mine Mine Mine Mine Mine ... Nigel: Oh would you just shut up? You're rats with wings."

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Postby mr.sch » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:27 am

Anyway, we (me and my wife) came to Smederevo (which is situated on right bank of river Danube, just like Belgrade - only 30 miles eastern) at some 10:00AM
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This is citys main square (with somewhat distorted perspective :roll:) - popular pedestrian zone for generations, simply called "the Fountain" ("Fontana") by them

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Postby mr.sch » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:33 am

Some strange thick fog on that day just wouldn't go away, but on sunset, at the river bank... it helped creating a surrealistic scenery from some fantasy movie
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That dreamy, unreal and moody atmosphere reminded me of 1995 french movie "La Cité des enfants perdus" (The City of Lost Children) by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

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Postby MattJonez » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:33 pm

These LONG photos are excellent-the seagulls are funny & the bottom pic is really atmospheric. Nice compositions.

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Postby Donal » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:13 pm

Wow - those photographs kick ass. I love the colors in the last one. Everything just kinda pops out at you.

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Postby mr.sch » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:29 pm

@MattJonez, Donal
I was afraid of cropping too much, but it turned out as quite fine format for that content. Panorama wasn't planned, though :wink:

January 19. is celebrated in our East Orthodox Church as "The Apparition of Our Lord" (Bogojavljanje) the occasion of Christ’s
baptism by John the Baptist in the River Jordan, and that's why special focus is on water, redemption, and the divine presence.
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The church - "The Assumption of Holy Mother of God" (Crkva Uspenja Presvete Bogorodice) was built in first half of XV century,
painted in second half, and today forms the center of Old graveyard in Smederevo. It could be the vault of town ruler (d. 1456).

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Postby enrico » Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:49 am

wow !! amazing photos and watercolor !!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Postby mr.sch » Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:53 am

thanks, Enrico. I wish next time there'll be much more of these, due to spring 8)

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looking through my round eyes at the square picture of round wall opening, closed with square window (detail from altars wall)

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Postby mr.sch » Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:02 pm

After that sketch, my wife went home to warm herself a bit, and I followed my path to the place where I had been baptized...
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The curch of St. George (Hram Svetog Georgija) built in 1850-1854, stands in the very center of the city, marking its "Fontana"
square. Followed plans of Manasija monastery (XV c.), and ended as one of largest churches of that time (L32m/ W17m/ H50m)

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Postby Joan T » Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:07 pm

mr. sch - Your watercolors are impressive!! How long did these take you to do?

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Postby mr.sch » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:02 am

@Joan T
Thank you. It takes 10-20 minutes, on very handy format 4"x3" (10x8cm)... Need much more practice with w/c, I must admitt :oops:

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Church interior detail in southern wall, made in white marble (from Mt. Vencac quarry) in Byzantine style by Eugene Lavchewich
Like lion hide trail with tail, He's been hiding in flesh&blood (in quo vox leonis in eremo rugientis auditur...leonis habet effigiem)

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Postby mr.sch » Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:07 pm

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...the end ('till next time, of course :roll: )


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