Saint Anne de Beaupré Basilica

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Comments (20)

Wallace Rivera on February 5, 2008

Beautiful shot, perfect! Great work! :)

Tamás Borbély on February 5, 2008

Amazing, great shot, Marilyn !Is near us here also "Saint Anna" church.Not so great, but likewise beautiful.Greetings, Tamás

Coal Miner's Boy on February 5, 2008

Terrific shot, Marilyn. It's always interesting to see what you're going to upload next; your gallery has such a variety!

Greetings from northern California,


♫ Swissmay on February 5, 2008

What a beautiful photo, Marilyn! You've caught the light perfectly well. I hadn't seen it this morning, when I wrote the other comment or I would have noted, that there weren't many people at all.

I hope you understand, that it's not the persons I mind, who go to the church to pray, but the mass of tourists, one finds in so many places. Though I am not a member of any church, I often go into a church or cathedral, just to sit and repose body and soul and feel my quite personal prayers, not as a request, but in letting the special atmosphere of those places sink into my soul or heart and free (clear) my spirit. I am happy to have this photo in my favourites, just to look at it from time to time! My best wishes, May

© Michael Hatten htt… on February 5, 2008


Very, very beautiful!


Marilyn Whiteley on February 5, 2008

Thank you, Wallace, Tamás, Paul, May, and Michael. I understood very well, May, the distinction in your mind between hordes of tourists and people who seek out the atmosphere of a church for their own private reasons.

Paul, this phase of my life does seem to have a lot of variety! And if I temporarily run out of current variety, then I can dip back into the variety of the past.


© Michael Hatten htt… on February 5, 2008

Hello Marilyn,

I love the interior of churches and Cathedrals. and yours is no less as beautiful butTHIS IMAGE of the Galway Cathedral blew my mind! And is one of the primary reasons I began looking into High Dynamic Range Photography. It would help tonedown the bright celiling while retaining the luminosity of the rest. Imagine how much detail you could see in the ceiling of your image.

Your Saint Anne de Beaupré Basilica is a wonderful addition to PanOramio.

Thank you


©junebug on February 5, 2008

This is a great shot, Marilyn! The Cathedral is really beautiful and you captured it perfectly including the quiet and peaceful atmosphere of this place. Very, very beautiful. Greetings, Anne

Marilyn Whiteley on February 5, 2008

Thank you, Anne. I'm glad the photo conveyed the atmosphere to you.

Michael, while you were writing your second comment, I was looking at the lovely wildflower picture you saved with HDR, and I wrote a comment. But Panoramio has been behaving strangely the last couple days, so somehow the comment didn't get attached, even though I sent it. Then, although I saw your comment on this photo, it wasn't there when I tried to reply! I'm glad that it's finally here!

Thanks for the link. That is mind-blowing! Just in the last couple days I've taken my first tentative steps into HDR; in fact there's more contour in the snow of one of my shots than I could have coaxed out otherwise. I also tried it on this shot, but it was very mild, nothing like your link. I don't remember why I decided against it, but I will definitely be doing further exploration. My tastes lean toward a rather gentle use of it, but I'm convinced that it can be very useful.


Ian Stehbens on February 8, 2008

Dear Marilyn and May,

I have just commented on May's photo of the Sumiswald church, and now this one comes to me in juxtaposed sequence. What a wonderful commentary the two are, taken together of the history of Christianity - its divergent theologies, architectures and cultures. While the difference is wonderful in its breadth, it is also a joy to be living at a time when so much reconciliation has gone on. I find it fascinating that the essence, theologically, of the schism in Christianity relating to the reformation period was about how we are reconciled to God, yet for 4 centuries we were not (would not) reconciled to each other. I rejoice that both 'vertical' and 'horizontal' dimensions of reconcilation are now being sought, fulfilled and proclaimed.

Thankyou both for the symbiosis of your respective photographs, both meditative, both illuminating.

Kind regards,


Marilyn Whiteley on February 8, 2008

Thank you, Ian, for your reflections on this. Making connections between pictures enhances them both, and I appreciate your words. Marilyn

DeEtte Fisher on February 9, 2008

Awesome shot, Marilyn! The lighting and the arches are amazing!

Cheers, DeEtte

Marilyn Whiteley on February 10, 2008

Thanks, DeEtte. I guess it can be a busy place filled with tourists and pilgrims. I'm so glad I was there at a quiet time and could enjoy and try to capture its serenity.

Cheers, Marilyn

Carmelo Panebianco on February 10, 2008

What a beautiful curch! I sing sacred music and I am very happy when I can feel the Lord in some pictures like this one!great shot Marilyn , I like so much Olympus cameras....I use a e400 ,yours is very impressive about colors! greetings from Italy,bye bye Carmelo

Marilyn Whiteley on February 10, 2008

Thank you very much, Carmelo. While I was there, a spoken service was going on, but how I would love to hear--or better yet, to sing--some music in this church! Greetings, Marilyn

Carmelo Panebianco on February 11, 2008

Marilyn You can hear me singing if you want.... next 23th march I will sing in my curch some sacred arias , if you like this kind of music I can send you the recordings....bye bye...Carmelo

Marilyn Whiteley on February 12, 2008

That is too much to ask, Carmelo, but I would like to know what you are singing. Cheers, Marilyn

Carmelo Panebianco on February 15, 2008

Marilyn , I will sing some sacred arias wrote by Marco Frisina , that is the monk who wrote the songs for johannes Paulus II's funeral. I love so much this kind of music. since the last week I am very busy, I am recording a pop song , witch requires my tenor voice , it's a new artist , he was looking for someone and he find me by a friend of mine , it's very amazing ! If you want you can contact me at: greetings....Carmelo

Brandon_Belew on March 6, 2008

Wow, you certainly do get to see some beautiful places in the world Marilyn! I hope some day I am able to travel to even half the places you have been. This cathedral is just stunning!

Marilyn Whiteley on March 7, 2008

Brandon, I'd love to see the photos you would get elsewhere, but meanwhile you do wonderful work on nearby turf, and I look forward to more.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 4, 2008
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2008/02/01 16:40:33
    • Exposure: 0.500s (1/2)
    • Focal Length: 4.68mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.70 EV
    • No flash