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Hazy Shade of Winter


Hazy Shade of Winter
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Copyright: David Michaels (tsumeb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 54 N: 279] (2204)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-16
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Exposure: f/4.5
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Architecture of Orthodox Churches [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-17 8:42
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Novodevichy Convent is a miniature Kremlin south of Red Square. It dates from the 16th Century and is a protected monument by UNESCO. Full restoration of the many buildings on the site is underway. This is the Cathedral of the Virgin of Smolensk. Construction began in 1524 by Basil III. Napolean's troops tried to blow up the convent but a popular story tells the tale that the nuns snuffed out the fuses.

It was a cold morning yesterday and the birch trees added just the right touch of texture. Minor levels tweaks, tight cropping and a little USM.

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Your Russian trip is producing some excellent shots David and this is another. Great composition, love the way you have muted the colours by use of the branches. Well done.

Peter

Very interesting point of view. The building in the background almost looks like a painting. Seems to me that there's a bit of tilt to the left. Still, good work!

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-03-17 18:11]

Belle image qui me fait penser a Ali Baba et les mille et unes nuits...a l'automne...ou au printemps! Bien reussie!

This is a really good and symbolic shot. I really like the composition and the mixture of shades.

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