..actually it's a very familiar sight, the instantly recogniseable domes of St Basils Cathedral and one of the Kremlin towers, taken from my room at the Hotel Rossiya in a rainstorm, not original but I like the contrast. If according to rumour the hotel has been demolished, it has a "historic" quality until something else gets built there. No polariser here, but probably UV filter used, I zoomed in to avoid the ugly plastic scaffolding defiling the lower parts of the cathedral.
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Robbienight (621) 2006-01-30 19:38
Wonderful shot. Congratulations. I like the colour saturation and the focusing especially.
beijokense (498) 2006-01-30 19:46
The saturation and contrast produce a very pleasant result.
benkrut (2407) 2006-01-30 19:57
I like the tight crop so we can admire only the colorful cupolas.
Probably I shouldn't post a picture next to yours because you're gonna get all the points :)
PS. Have you already been to UAE? Waiting for photos!
spence (65) 2006-01-30 20:04
Beautiful, beautiful architectural shot, Tan. Lovely contrast and superb colours against the dark sky. Great crop. Love it.
royh (581) 2006-01-30 20:05
Great shot, the colors are very vivid and overall with the dramatic sky makes for a very crisp photo. Nice crop too.
maphoto (8082) 2006-01-30 20:29
Colorful shot Tan, under this threatening sky, well framed and very sharp, well done.
ksoloduc (324) 2006-01-30 20:40
love it- love the colors, the sharpness, it is hard to imagine those onion looking towers are for real huh?
Anyways I thing it does justice to the pearls of russian architecture and ornaments
rakeshgupta (2672) 2006-01-30 20:59
I lile the sharpening and contrast setting here. The building part is looking beautiful and the color tone over there is excellent. The dark background is giving the foregound an extra weightage.
Thanks for sharing this good photo.
singuanti (15250) 2006-01-30 21:12
Hi Tan. As usual excellent saturation. It is impressive that you did that without a polarizer. It looks a little tricky setting the focus point here and you did well. Awesome clarity too. Another impressive shot Tan!
Cormac (26563) 2006-01-30 21:35
Wow - the intensity of the colours is amazing! The decoration and detail in the Russian architecture is incredible, and even overwhelming when you see it in person. This is one of the few shots I've seen that shows that. I like the contrast between the bright domes and the dark background - very dramatic!
orcha (190) 2006-01-30 23:48
Nice shot here Ilike the way the beight colors stand out against the darker clouds.
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-01-31 0:03
Like sugar buildings ... amazing, Tan. Great bright colours against the dark sky. Beautiful POV and framing.
jjcordier (79064) 2006-01-31 0:34
Great photo, Tan.Fantastic light with dramatic sky. Very well done.
Kirych (2703) 2006-01-31 1:03
Wonderful Kremlin view! Many details, bright contrast colors and storm atmosphere.
As usual escellent sharpness, light and colors.
CliffW (2377) 2006-01-31 1:11
Wow Tan - not easy to provide a new take on a well know subject, but yours is very good and not the same as I've seen before. Most try to include the entire structure for context, while you have gone for detail and assumed some familiarity on the part of the viewer. Nice work!
marjan (6279) 2006-01-31 2:17
Hi Tan, very nice shot, excelent coloures and terific motive . shortly BRAVO. TFS
Gerrit (50984) 2006-01-31 2:19
a spectacle of colours against a deep black sky and also a very pleasant view of some of Russia's main historic attractions.
A very strong picture.
Thanks and regards, Gerrit
AmiBe (6042) 2006-01-31 2:46
aaarrgghhh, this is a fantastic picture !!!
Familar sight but exceptionnal lighting !
With this sky, it's so dramatic !
Very well done mister "right place at the right moment".
lucinka (9976) 2006-01-31 3:12
Tan, you seem to have secret agreement with devil when it comes to the light, as nearly all of your pictures have such a fantastic light. This is exquisite light on this famous St. Basisls Cathedral with great dark, stormy weather. Great shot as always. L.
IvarsU (2505) 2006-01-31 3:12
Hi,Tan Yilmaz !
One of the best Moscow pictures, what I ever saw! The point of takong the picture mekes the difference. Hotel Rossija is perfect place...
tcht (7565) 2006-01-31 3:33
Great contrasts of colour and sharpness, very good detail. and you've chosen a very good PoV. Great pic!
ChrisJ (104387) 2006-01-31 3:38
Wonderful graphism of these imposing & colorful Muscovite towers aqainst the navy blue sky. Good sharpness & pov. Well done!
banyanman (7789) 2006-01-31 4:55
As you say Tan, not original, but I am a sucker for these shots everytime someone posts one. The contrast of these bold colours against the storm clouds is very impressive. You seem to have the ability to produce richly saturated colours that still look real, so that's probably what makes this one stand out from the others. Cheers . . . David
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-01-31 5:00
Excellent contrast, beautiful stormy sky, this are excellent conditions to photograph in and you have really taken advantage of them,
lukie (0) 2006-01-31 5:00
a fine piece of architecture very well captured here. Beautiful colours and a good sharpness. The dark blue-grey sky accentuates even more the towers.
suru (1079) 2006-01-31 5:35
Amazing colors, beautiful architectural photo.
Tezic (17867) 2006-01-31 6:49
Merhaba ... bu fotoğrafı nasıl atlamışım bilmiyorum ama , eğer görme şansım olmasaydı çok fazla üzüleceğim kesindi... muhtaşem renkler, fantastik netlik ve kompozisyon... tebrikler
pilpel-adom (3018) 2006-01-31 7:25
Great picture, Tan! Good contrast between the towering basilica's tops and the dark, rain-loaded clouds in the back. Good details and sharp!
hyasar (7769) 2006-01-31 7:31
renkler harika, hele fondaki gokyuzunun kasvetli hali inanilmaz. Bunu nasil yapiyorsun, bu inanilmaz renklere nasil ulasiyorsun gercekten merak ediyorum.
Paolo (41222) 2006-01-31 9:54
Hi Tan, wonderful view!
there are so many colours and a fantastic contrast with the dark sky!
great focus and excellent light.
a really beautiful shot.
jafadabret (56501) 2006-01-31 10:13
Belle composition, Tan, j'aime le cadrage serré qui donne tant à voir. Ces clochers multicolores sont bien placés et donnent une photo des plus plaisantes à voir.
nerve (10231) 2006-01-31 11:26
Fırtına havasının muhteşem renkleri bunlar, zamanlaman harika olmuş Kaptan..Sırf renkler yeterli bu imajda bence..
PS. Exif'i anlayabildin mi? Bir sorun olursa her zaman yardıma hazırım.. Adobe Photoshop CS2 ve Windows Xp yok mu sende? o zaman işin biraz daha zahmetli olabilir..
smash2707 (3320) 2006-01-31 12:19
Great color contrasting against the grey sky.
rhizomes (15343) 2006-01-31 12:45
Very impressive colors and a strange dark sky...
Nice forms and colors ! Excellent light on it !
poulinp (4530) 2006-01-31 12:50
Incredible colors. It seems to be made in candy! The dark background make it look even better. Sharp, colorful and tasty!
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-01-31 13:09
Beautiful colours and contrast, especially against the dark sky. It remind me ice-cream...
marietom (34609) 2006-01-31 13:58
c'est contrasté et coloré à souhait, superbe.
carper (96) 2006-01-31 14:18
well Tan, this is a fantastic one.
when I look to the views I am not the only one who like it. Everything is said here, good colours, fantastic shot, good job,
cherubin (1971) 2006-01-31 15:11
Perfect photo, Tan, excellent colours and the contrast with the dark sky...
perhaps a frame would be useful...
cherryripe (21033) 2006-01-31 15:13
I was looking for your post yesterday and somehow missed it unless I was sleeping. The colours are absolutely amazing and stand out so well against the dark sky (do you order them like a pizza ?). What details ?
gilou530 (34) 2006-01-31 17:03
incroyable, ces couleurs des toits avec ce ciel menacant, un photo grandiose de netteté, l'architecture est magnifique.
toni_al (15875) 2006-01-31 17:55
J'ai reconnu ta signature sur la petite vignette, simplement excellent.
martou (1660) 2006-01-31 18:19
amazing contasting colors with this dark weather, nice architecture, good light effect, excellent work,
Tue (29130) 2006-01-31 18:26
What a fantastic shot with amazing colours and a great sharpness. The towers stand out very well against the dark sky. Great work, thanks for sharing!
don_narayan (2014) 2006-01-31 21:31
Merhaba Tan. Wow, that is a really great shot of St. Basils... it is so sharp and clear. I like the level PoV... you had a great room! That damned plastic was there when i saw it as well. excellent work.
Ann75 (0) 2006-01-31 22:12
Wow Tan...great shot!
I love those vibrant colors against the dark and dramatic sky. Great perspective and a great composed photo. The sharpness in this photo is great as well the amazing detail. Well done, I love it!
Roly (2024) 2006-02-01 1:16
Wow, fantastic colors once again. With such amazing performance from film, I wonder if you will be pleased with the 20D. Well, you probably will, it seems that not too many have complained. The bright colors of the domes stand out magnificently against the dark sky. I have seen such sky, but never managed to get close to a sun lit subject with the camera and the threatening sky in the background. I have exactly the same suspicion Lucie was writing about...
faubry (35405) 2006-02-01 4:36
hello Tan, very great shot!!! beautiful composition with red roofs! i like really, bravo
jbweasle (9393) 2006-02-01 8:28
Hello Tan, this is a remarkable picture of these famous spires. I don't think I have seen them quite so colourful before. Great light and fabulous contrast against the dark sky.
jasperk (38) 2006-02-01 8:32
I'd like to eat this picture - colors are so tasty! And nice to see some new angles to this very-photographed issue.
sarju (5324) 2006-02-01 12:12
Seems like its been ages since I visited your gallery .... anyways Congratulations you your five digits man ... good work
cheers ....s arju
john_c (24666) 2006-02-01 12:31
A superb capture of these colourful domes. The variation of hues and patterns mesmerizes the senses. A magical scene that is very much enhanced by the swirling, textured blue cloud sky. Superb clarity. Congratualtions on this one, Tan.
alvaraalto (6177) 2006-02-01 16:53
The perfect mix. Beautiful colourful towers in the sun in the foreground and the dark blue sky behind for the perfect and thrilling background.
BlaiseCendrars (0) 2006-02-01 17:22
So you left Sergiev Posad for Moscow again and look what you found..! What a lovely view of the most brilliant of the fairytale Russian architecture. The sky is a monster, and displays a wonderful contrast to St Basil's and the Kremlin.
Guima (136) 2006-02-02 6:57
fantastic colours here. and one nice "post" of the russian traditional arquitecture!
izuminka (930) 2006-02-02 8:04
Hello, would you mind if we use this picture during russian pancake festival in Melbourne (http://www.russianpancakefeast.com) organized by volonteers?
Thank you for your response,
RGatward (20062) 2006-02-02 10:37
Stunning shot Tan, and a PoV hard to achieve, both cost and luck (unless you knew what room to ask for in advance). Goes in my theme.
elmec (12210) 2006-02-02 11:43
That's real east exotica!
Very beautiful just like from the fairy tale!
Wonderful colours - especially on the dark sky!
PixelTerror (0) 2006-02-03 3:58
I'm a bit late on that one, but I like this superb collection of exotic shapes and colors against the dramatic sky, strong and impacting, did you exercize your Ribeauville-PP skills here ?
Have a nice day,
peter1892 (1681) 2006-02-03 10:01
Hi Tan, good work, lots of colour & contrast. Also, I think it was a good decision to leave out the scaffolding!
bibiweb (8) 2006-02-03 14:15
Wowwwww! Such colors and such contrast! I don't think there's anything else to add.... it's simply beautiful! I wish you a great trip to Arabia and hope you'll overcome all the difficulties of switching to digital equipement. I'm flying off to Argentina tomorrow so see you soon on TE! :-)
yogi32 (823) 2006-02-04 11:35
hi, great shot, and wonderfull architekture, best wisches Igor
anesugur (18789) 2006-02-04 16:50
Bu fotoğrafa yorum yapılmaz.
PJE (20758) 2006-02-04 22:16
Wow Tan what a winning capture here. The bright colors, the dark background, and unique design makes this a winning photo. I love it.. Thanks for sharing!
ahmetgedikli (25587) 2006-02-05 0:47
Bu güzelliğe eklenebilecek ne olabilir? Tebrikler, Selamlar.
dolin (15703) 2006-02-05 15:45
Incroyable comme cette architecture ressort de la photo. Le ciel sombre et ces teintes sur l'avant...superbe atmosphère.
Cadrage original et bien fait.
Dr_Nibbles (283) 2006-02-05 18:50
Very uncommon POV, but looks really great. And the dark sky is a great contrast to the already unrealistic seeming colours of the Cathedral (though I know it's their real colors).
Really good shot.
andante (7092) 2006-02-05 20:32
A most excellent capture your have presented here. Hats off to you. The stormy sky gives such a great contrast, and adds to the saturation of the colors of the towers. Well done.
keribar (43841) 2006-02-06 14:26
Indeed, you seem to have an agreement with the Lord, and he provides an incredible light for you. Even if you have enhanced the colors on the computer, the picture is still extraordinary like most of them anyway.
Best - Izzet
koray (607) 2006-02-06 16:10
sayin tan harika resimler. ne cok ulke gezmis olmaniz beni kiskandirdi dogrusu. :) resimlerinizi inceliycem.
greg64g (11193) 2006-02-07 4:58
What a great shot.
this is so beautiful, i don't know what to add or if could critique something here.
voodoo-girl (696) 2006-02-07 13:53
Bravo Tan. Quelle photo sublime. Les couleurs sont très intence. J'adore.
danyy (0) 2006-02-11 17:08
un petit tour dans ta galerie pour revoir quelques superbes photos sur lesquelles je ne m'étais pas arrêté.
J'ai toujours admiré ces églises que quelques membres nous ont déjà présentées.
Couleurs superbes, contrastes entre ce ciel et ces lumières.
Une netteté incroyable.
Un résultat stupéfiant.
ballyna (1689) 2006-02-11 17:36
alışılmış falan diyorsun ama ben hiç te yakalayamadım böyle bir kareyi oralara gittiğimde:-)muhteşem,çok doyurucu ve de keyif veren bir kare olmuş.hatta bana biraz 'minareler süngümüz ' vb. diye devam edip te hapislere düşüren bir şiiri hatırlattı,burada da kubbeler bulutlara savaş açmış gibi duruyor:-)ellerine sağlık,
tayfur (781) 2006-02-14 10:42
cok guzel bir fotograf,yanliz merak ettigim havanin kapali olmasi bile seni durduramiyor ve renkleri cok iyi olusturuyorsun...bunu yapabilmen bile seni diger katilimcilardan ayiriyor...
Jeppe (18654) 2006-02-14 16:42
Wow - I missed many wonderful shots lately - this one very very special to watch - the dark sky and the strong sunlight gives a very beautiful atmosphere and image - thanks a lot, Tan for sharing this.
jzguest (76) 2006-02-23 0:48
Great shot of St. Basils; I can almost smell the rain! Quite historic, for we may not have the pleasure of that positioning again.
cobraphil8 (82) 2006-02-24 8:56
these architecture are amazing, what light and contrast !
A good cropped :)
xavshot (69835) 2006-03-13 14:39
Vraiment magnifique cette photo Tan ! Je découvre ces superbes couleurs qui ressortent magnifiquement sur ce ciel chargé de nuages. Très belle netteté
Angshu (56592) 2006-03-21 3:28
Awesome clarity & colours. The dark clouds do accentuate the effect of colour. Excellent framing too
doyna (68) 2006-04-19 5:54
Astonishing shot! One of the nicest photo from Russia. Great Job! Perfect colour and contrast!
ugoortolano (26) 2006-05-06 2:07
Very nice composition. Saturation overused here I think though...
zeca (19762) 2006-05-16 3:05
Excelent work, Tan! The colours, the contrast, the dramatic sky, the POV and specially the way you framing are GREAT!
naturelover (306) 2006-06-09 21:15
Your photos are just incredible. The colours are so vivid and detail is excellent. WOW Janice
Jeronimo (1382) 2006-06-28 22:48
Whooo!!! This is a very nice and colourfull picture Tan! What an incredible light here!
Very well done. It's one of my favorites pictures.
Hanssie (10463) 2006-06-29 15:26
What can I say:-)))))
Colours and composition....
And again, that sky who's helping you again:-))
Jimbal (1229) 2006-07-08 6:13
Light, sharpness, colours and obviously subject and point of view: all simply perfect!
recepyuksel (17808) 2006-07-21 9:48
Olağanüstü güzel bir fotoğraf, içten tebrikler, çok beğendim.
Joffre (527) 2006-08-22 2:35
Hiya Tan, what a shot, absolutely beautiful clarity, light and vivid colours set against that dark angry sky, really love the ornate building detail, excellent composition, now that's an exotic capture!
ebassotto (158) 2006-09-17 7:37
Excelente composicao, core vibrantes e assunto muito exotico!
axiotea (21649) 2006-09-17 8:20
It will sound simple, but I love that colorful architecture which make me thinking of the tale of "the Arabian Nights". The dark sky is constrating well to the towers and the details in it and POV are great...
andreineamtu (466) 2006-09-26 19:10
beautiful, powerful colors, and very nice composition. maybe taken from a lower angle, to loose the other house roofs, just the towers and the sky. very nice, it expresses a lot..
fserajian (2295) 2006-12-23 13:06
What a beautiful array of colours with fantastic geometry against the sky. Well done and TFS
Shoot_Score (650) 2006-12-30 23:05
When I eat fish and chips I want only a mouthful of HADDOCK I'll have you know! When it comes to saying the right thing about your shot I have to say, I have an eye full of CaptHADDOCK!
What a shot! Wonderful detail, great colours and fantastic contrast! TFS, Happy 2007! JAy
kajspice (4542) 2006-12-31 4:06
Such a cliched picture, but its so pretty! Its an absolutely stunning landmark and I think yuo did it absolute justice with the high contrast.
A wonderful celebration of colour, shape, architecture and form...
nfriedli (1060) 2007-01-11 10:35
Extraordinaire image de cette église que l'on a vue et revu, mais jamais ainsi. Bravo!!
haybelg (631) 2007-02-15 15:00
very beautifull colours indeed
Traveller (672) 2007-05-02 23:39
Hahaha, exotica for some, natural and native for others!.. ;) Wonderful sharpness and colors. I agree, I like the contrast too. ...A room with a nice view you had!
rminkow (1556) 2007-08-10 14:12
Hi Tan...great shot of St. Basils. Nice contrast and great colors.
azleader (6) 2007-08-17 14:49
Very dramatic with the background storm clouds. Color, lighting, sharpness and exposure are superlative.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2007-11-20 4:36
Woooooooow. What a masterpiece! The colours, the sharpness...all impressive.
ajujot (91) 2008-01-31 11:27
Excellent photo Tan....Simply brilliant!
miroslavjelinek (42) 2008-01-31 11:32
the colors, great job
ewiczek (374) 2008-01-31 11:46
kaitlyngentile (8) 2008-01-31 11:49
It may be a familiar sight but it doesn't get any less beautiful. Awesome shot.
thrudur84 (416) 2008-01-31 11:50
Exactly what you did here, to zoon on the colourful towers, gives this image it's charm! You're right about the contrasts. I think a rainstorm has hardly ever looked so colourful!
MLINES (12516) 2008-01-31 11:51
Hi Tan a very sharp and original POV off these famous turrets. The clarity and colour you present are exceptional. TFS. Murray.
Ricx (13495) 2010-01-11 8:03
Hi Tan, Fantastic shot. The roofs found in Europe are really great for shooting.. This is particularly exciting with the vibrant colours,, Well captured with the dark clouds behind thus framing the image,,Rich
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-08-19 12:11
this looks fantastic, tan ~
and so very much cleaner and better preserved than when i first saw it back in ... yikes, 1974 (on a high school trip.)
you say it's a familiar sight, and of course it is, but your vision of it is fresh to me.
thanks for posting it 7 years ago, i'm glad it came up randomly in the 'favorites' today.
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-10-08
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Minolta 404si, 28-80mm, Fuji Superia Reala
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Original view of a famous landmark, Greatest-1116, Around the Red Square [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-01-30 19:37
- Favorites: 20 [view]