This photo is of the statue commemorating Dimitry Pozharsky and Kuzma Minin who both rallied the volunteer army against the invading Polish armies in the 16th and 17th centuries.
I chose this shot because I enjoy the colours of St Basil in the background. It is somewhat ironic because the images of Eastern Europe I grew up with through western propaganda portrayed Russia as very grey and bleak and as I found out this was far from the truth.
Unfortunately, I was in Russia during the wildfires which enveloped the city in a thick haze of smoke from the burning peat bogs making it difficult to photograph anything outdoors. For many days the monuments and buildings of Moscow were reduced to just a vague outline or subtle shadow. You can see the colour of the sky behind St Basil's dulled out by the smoke.
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peppe59 (14551) 2011-10-25 9:14
This very beautiful image with wonderful colors, very interesting, I would put a little more contrast.
timecapturer (45241) 2011-10-26 6:23
love this! So colourful and composed so imaginatively. Superb clarity and the detailing is exquisite. Impressive image and a really captivating presentation. Wonderful imagery!
Regards - Brian.
JFS (32459) 2011-10-27 3:09
Impressive POV of this statue and the spectacular BG with this festival of colors. The architecture is amazing!
adramad (35375) 2011-10-31 10:32
Wonderful composition with the beautiful sculpture of these warriors, very sharp these figures in bronze, which are often difficult to capture as clear, ideal background for this quirk of construction, with colorful towers of St. Basil. Nice composition, I like it.
patdeph (35748) 2011-11-01 6:20
avec ce cadrage serré,tu as isolé ce qu'il y a de plus spectaculaire dans cette architecture,les coupoles et leurs magnifiques couleurs.Elles donnent ainsi un splendide arrière-plan aux statues qui sont ton principal sujet,et le résultat est vraiment superbe.
bayno (18342) 2011-11-10 8:53
Hi Philips, I like this picture looks like a fairy tale, lovely colors and excellent sharpness, super interesting architecture in the background, I have to do a fly-around, regards, valter