A summer shot picturing my home city's main cathedral - Cathedral of the Assumption.
It is a unique monument of white-stone architecture of Vladimir and Suzdal. The church was built in 1158–1160 by Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky. The cathedral stands on the high hill over the Klyazma river.
The five-domed upper part of the cathedral determined a model of the orthodox church for a long time. In Moscow the Kremlin’s Assumption Cathedral was built as a copy of this one.
The architectural complex of the Assumption Cathedral includes a bell-tower and the Church of St. George. The bell-tower is a tiered structure (56 meters high) built in an eclectic style in 1810. In 1862 the Church of St. George was built between the cathedral and its bell-tower. At present, the Assumption Cathedral is used both by the Vladimir and Suzdal museum and the Russian Orthodox Church. The cathedral is on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
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TopGeo (38202) 2011-07-12 6:04
Hello Marina! Beautiful photo, excellent architecture photo,with FG and sky, excellent scene! Very imposing church! Great composition and framing! Excellent light management, wonderful colours, impressive clarity!
macjake (55752) 2011-07-12 6:15
I'd love to see more and more of your home and country!
Russia is a place many people want to see!
Such a romantic flare here, so beautiful, it looks like a painting. the white clouds, the blue sky, the white Cathedral
very pretty scenery.
danos (85939) 2011-07-12 7:04
well the presented Cathedral of the Assumption with its unique architectural style and the domes to dominate the image.I like the clarity and the sharpness of the shot with the foreground flowers to make the image more effective.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
BennyV (13816) 2011-07-12 7:50
Classic postcard picture, it feels a bit retro to me, also because of the blue in the frame. It adds up and works. Good contrast of the gold against the blue of the sky.
Nice to see you switching between pictures of home and pictures from faraway Malaysia.
kordinator (16669) 2011-07-12 8:20
This is fantastic work.
Lovely image of the Cathedral and the Church of St. George.
Wonderful architectural details and impressive cloudy sky.
Light management is really excellent.
Very good clarity and sharpness as well,
Elegant framed and composed.
dta (65922) 2011-07-12 8:26
Hello Marina ,
A splendid white cathedral , indeed . Perfectly framed and exposed , with a superb sky , too .
PaulVDV (21965) 2011-07-12 10:57
The cathedral is taken from a good angle so we can see the beautiful facades and the many golden domes and crosses neatly in a row.
Good inclusion of the square with the flowers. They add more colours to this beautiful picture.
Best regards, Paul
baddori (19473) 2011-07-12 14:53
La prima impressione ...una bella foto .
Da un esame struttura architettonica molto compatta e bel distesa sul "piano di lavoro"
Il POV dei più ricercati .
Colori e nitidezza ...presenti!!!!
Una buona serata
jugnutoor (1017) 2011-07-12 16:42
Hi Marina, Very nice looking church, rightfully selected perspective nice colors and contrast.
RhodieIke (11740) 2011-07-13 0:50
Hi Marina, What a fantastic Cathedral you have captured with style, love the gold turrets, super colours, light and Great presentation, Cheers Iain
tober (8797) 2011-07-13 4:24
Hello Marina, the cathedral with its golden domes looks very elegant under partly cloudy blue sky. I also liked your perspective which allows us to see all the details even from the distance. Best regards, Tolga
Cricri (105609) 2011-07-14 8:17
Très jolie présentation de la cathédrale blanche,qu'une belle lumière illumine le doré sous un ciel magnifique
sibillino (679) 2011-07-14 8:21
Ciao Marina, ottima nitidezza. Ottimo POV con un cielo fantastico. Molto brava
sacimar (25975) 2011-07-14 10:53
beautiful church, I like the golden domes, the architecture is impressive, good composition with a well chosen point of view, congratulations,
eldancer1 (27361) 2011-07-15 9:17
Beautiful capture of this church. Details are so sharp and crisp with wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.
abmdsudi (42836) 2011-07-15 9:40
Wonderful capture in good lighting and colors, is picking out the detail of the church superbly and ideally situated in the frame. Beautiful and unique architecture, the fine detail and textures is mesmerising. It looks really deep in nice colors, subtle light and soft shadows and attractive blue sky too. The golden domes strikingly standout. Love how you have composed this with some nice foreground subjects accentuate the depth as well. The general contrast is awesome! Excellent infor note. This is just captivating shot, Congrats
bona (12486) 2011-07-18 15:38
Hi Marina, amazing the size and architecture of this cathedral. Love the shining golden domes (it is realy gold?). The colors are fantastic.
adramad (37503) 2011-07-21 10:28
A wonderful composition, with this superb building, some very fine lines, several volumes and the top of a building full dome ideal.
Wonderful day with a beautiful light that has given you a very nice color. Well done.
mkamionka (30222) 2011-07-26 1:44
beautiful postcard-like photo. I like it very much.
The day was perfect to take this photo. The clouds add a nice decoration on the sky and the architecture is well lit and looks very impressive. You have selected a great POV with the flowers in the foreground, a little distance made the perspective perfectly straight.
Very well done, TFS
ingvar (2086) 2011-08-01 5:36
Снимок прекрасно сбалансирован, хороший ракурс, и облака в данном случае "в помощь" общей цветовой гамме фотографии.
Не появлялся потому что постоянно в разъездах, много приходится заниматься основной работой и по вечерам хватает времени только взглянуть на страницы друзей. В августе здесь все замедляется из-за повальных отпусков, поэтому будет чуть больше времени, надеюсь.
Удачи и до скорого!
mjdundee (4663) 2011-08-02 10:02
Great compo of mainly whites and golden elements.
I am not too religious but Russia can really be proud of its historic clerical architecture.
This shows a very fine example. TFS.
Angshu (55415) 2011-08-07 21:34
This cathedral is not only big, but very majestic. Good light as we see the glistening golden domes. Good idea to frame the cathedral with the tree on the left. Very nicely captured. Well done!
adores (36429) 2011-08-31 13:43
You really love to travel:)! I've never been to Russia, but I love this Orthodox architecture. Good pov to show this one. I like to see the flowers in foreground and the beautiful blue sky.
Robert1969 (6998) 2011-09-02 10:06
Also wonderful is the composition (that makes the picture nice calmness)
and the light: you can see every detail, even in the clouds...Good work.
bartekp (4746) 2011-09-09 14:28
Not offten we see churchu from Rusia. I like composition, very good WB and light. The golden color catches eye.
fritzi007 (4677) 2012-12-11 5:47
oft liegt das Gute so Nah, auch bei mir in meiner Heimat. Sehr guter Kommentar und perfektes Foto, Danke!
gus72 (3719) 2012-12-14 17:11
Hi Marina !!
yes.... like Craig said ..... the people around the world want to see & know more about Russia. This morning I had a good look in Google earth of your home town of Vladimir..... which I did not know that it existed ( sorry )...... it seems to be large enough to offer all the modern amenities and it is not to far from Moscow.
This cathedral is sensational..... and your photo is ...... PERFECT.
Have a nice week end.
Cheers from Australia.
Miguel82 (23031) 2013-03-21 12:21
Good pov, light and framing
I like the sharpness and superb colors
A beautiful orthodox church
ncosmin (1191) 2013-04-18 4:40
I have visited this wonderful church, I remember that inside there was some beautiful fresco painted by the Andrei Rublev, a famous Russian artist. Very good point of view and a nice composition.
Thanks for sharing!
- Copyright: Marina Sh (marina7) (8053)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-20
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My favorities of Russia [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-07-12 5:44