This church, dedicated to Michael the Archangel, was built recently in stanitsa of Novo-Mikhaylovskaya (or Oktyabrskaya, as its formal Soviet-style name is) in Krilovskiy Rayon of Krasnodarskiy Kray.
In this settlement Yuri Vasilievich Kondratyuk (1897 1942), a pioneer of astronautics and spaceflight, lived and worked in 1925 - 1926. He was a theoretician and a visionary who, in the early twentieth century, foresaw ways of reaching the moon. In Novo-Mikhaylovskaya he had written his main book titled "The Conquest of Interplanetary Space". There is a museum of Yuriy Kondratyuk there.
GPS coordinates: 46.28063 Lat, 39.77719 Long, 51 m
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csabagaba (6630) 2010-02-15 2:36
Bravo Seriy :-)
BeBeHooker (0) 2010-02-15 2:36
Wow, wow, wow! Wonderful Orthodox church. Amazing small blue cottage. Nice lightness and brightness. Very fine take.
Hansaphotos (7215) 2010-02-15 2:40
Beautiful church and wonderful architecture. Composition is very nice. Excellent colours and very nice light. Great contrast between the foreground with the church and the sky. Well done! Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week.
Best regards, Erling
dta (70981) 2010-02-15 2:41
The sharpness and exposure are really oustanding . What a contrast of this wonderful blue church with the dark sky . The framing is perfect , too .
pasternak (15181) 2010-02-15 2:47
Excellent colors and light, and very good clarity in this image, a beauty!
carper (96) 2010-02-15 2:50
very beautiful Sergiy
fantastic light, good composition, fine colrs, good photo job. have a nice day
papagolf21 (89716) 2010-02-15 2:57
Bonjour, cher Sergiy,
Oh ! magnifique présentation de cette église aux superbes clochers en bulbes coniques dorés.
Nous avons l'impression qu'il s'agit d'une église pour trains miniatures !
prabut (3548) 2010-02-15 2:59
Excellent picture well composed very nice architecture. Beautiful soft and clean colors . Excellent sharpness.
siamesa (27761) 2010-02-15 3:01
Bom dia Sergiy
Excellent title. These blue roofs make nice contrast with the grey sky.Beautiful and attractive composition.
janusz2054 (2) 2010-02-15 3:11
Amazing blue church with their golden domes and blue roofs.Nice composition and good point of view.Nice colours.
belido (19934) 2010-02-15 3:12
this is attractive even in the thumbnail. It painting looks perfect. I see they keep those Orthodox churches well conserved. The composition is great. Love the contrast between the vivid colors of the building and the dark sky. Very fine details as well. Great job!
pauloog (11747) 2010-02-15 3:44
The dark sky provides a good decor against which the blue tones and the golden dome are well profiled.
daddo (25555) 2010-02-15 4:33
Hi Sergiy. Nice to see that new churches are being built with the same care and the eye for beauty as in the days of old.Wonderful light, excellent details and vibrant colours.Regards. Klaudio.
pajaran (54556) 2010-02-15 5:39
Dobar dan, kod nas sneg i to veliki.
Letnji trenutak, sta li su doneli ovi oblaci koji plase, lepa crkva, dobre boje, lepa fotografija, velika zemlja sa mnogo crkava, gledam je, daje mi neki mir.
Prijatan dan, lepa nova nedelja, Paja.
Добрий день, ми штормів і великих.
Літній час, що призвело ці хмари страху, красива церква, гарного кольору, красиві фотографії, країна з великою кількістю церков, мені здається, дає мені спокою.
Nice Day, гарна нова тиждень, Paja.
Good day, we storms and large.
Summer time, what brought these clouds fear, beautiful church, good colors, beautiful photos, large country with many churches, I see it, gives me some peace.
Nice day, beautiful new weeks, Paja.
Ola_Kwiatek (0) 2010-02-15 6:19
Amazing lightness and brightness. Marvelous colours. Perfect saturation. Beautiful church, very beautiful. Nice small house. Very fine take.
cloud (766) 2010-02-15 9:34
Beautiful composition perfectly bight saturated colours of the church and the dark blue sky. Maybe you left very lttle place around buildings.
manudautriche (4348) 2010-02-15 9:58
Superbe église au couleurs assez étonnante et des toits d'une grande beauté,et j'aime beaucoup la netteté extra,un grand bravo.
saxo042 (37602) 2010-02-15 11:36
These are some really fascinating colours! I imagine that this requires a lot of imaggination from the architect to find this combination. Beautiful sky, but the roofs are even more beautiful. A very pleasant photo!
skippy007 (12510) 2010-02-15 16:21
Hello Sergiy, My first impression was that that is the same church you posted recently but I was wrong, only similar. A crisp & pin sharp image with excellent colours especially those magnificent blues, love the contrast between the bright colours of this lovely church & the dark grey menacing sky, it makes the church jump out of the frame. Well done, very impressive, compliments.
macjake (60642) 2010-02-15 20:58
you have a knack for photographing these churches very well. the mixture of the two blues is very eye catching and striking.
i notice that the shingles are very sharp and clear.
lots of definition.
Graal (99806) 2010-02-15 23:58
beautiful church. I like the architecture, colours and contrast. Good note. Well photowork.
Have a nice day.
alin-m (3716) 2010-02-16 2:30
Interesting colors of this church.
Beautiful image and nice title of yours picture.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-02-16 2:33
Excellent presentation of this very nice religious edifive. I like the harmony of the colors whit differnets bleus well colected. This blue and too the dored color aise very well in the image. composition well balalnced too with the small house on the left.
Have a nice day,
josepmarin (57885) 2010-02-16 10:12
You have reason, in this composition the blue roofs compensate the lack of blue in the grey and cloudy sky, and the golden domes add a great brilliancy to the image.
A good framing, a beautiful luminosity and a perfect colors, everything works to a great level to give an excellent photographic result.
Well done, my friend.
JCG (35129) 2010-02-16 10:51
I could not passed beside this superb photograph of this religious building. An effective tight framing which emphasizes well this splendid coloured church. I like much, once more, the quality of the image. The contrast of the lights with this cloudy sky is very appreciable, Sergiy cheer and thank you for the interesting note.
With all my friendships and with soon,
fabianoleite (9671) 2010-02-16 12:26
Great shapes and colors. The different shades of blue on the church are beautiful. Congratulations!
sacimar (26201) 2010-02-16 14:05
great picture! I like this building, as you say... the blue roofs are a good sustitution, excellent details and colors, congratulations,
toto (0) 2010-02-16 14:13
belle photo de cette eglise avec ces jolies couleurs bleues ciel et foncé, de plus ces dômes dorés sont de toute beauté.
batalay (36733) 2010-02-16 16:15
It is not often that one sees the photo of such a pristine church building in Russia. With a well chosen title, you give us an informative and educational shot. The gilded dome and the brilliant blue roofs make a complementary color combination.
jafadabret (56501) 2010-02-16 23:12
Cette photo est très plaisante avec cette église qui semble toute neuve. J'aime les couleurs des façades et du toit qui mettent en valeur le beau clocher bulbe doré. J'aime également la lumière qui fait claquer les couleurs sur un ciel gris.
npecanhuk (69518) 2010-02-17 3:17
A very beautiful picture!
It's "clean" due to its excellent sharpness, exposure and colors! Superb contrast between the church and the grey cloudy sky!
I really like it a lot!
TFS - congratulations!
jhm (143511) 2010-02-17 3:32
Beautiful Orthodox church and wonderful architecture, excellent blue contrast against the imminent sky
Excellent detailed, and good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
John_F_Kennedy (43379) 2010-02-17 4:20
wow!! An explosion of colour. I like it a lot
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-02-17 8:28
Your collection of superb photographs of churches orthodoxe is unbounded. You are right, the colors are exchanged between the roofs and the sky. These bulbs multi facets are splendid. Ah! , if Russia or Ukraine were not so far! Excellent realization of a great clearness, and very good exposure. Congratulations.
Have a nice day
Ricx (13495) 2010-02-17 9:22
Hi Sergiy, A stunning image of this wonderful building against the dark sky. I cannot believe the bright colours of this wonderful building. Well captured and well presented with good back ground information. TFS Ricx
paololg (31448) 2010-02-17 14:56
Ciao dear Sergiy,
Amazing management of the light. You have captured a beautiful bright contrast between the church and the cloudy sky creating a three-dimensional effect. Pleasant mix of architectural beauty and photographic perfection. Compliments!
Ciao, have a very nice day!
mkamionka (32367) 2010-02-18 2:05
this dark sky makes an excellent background for this bright colorful architecture. I like the strong colors. I wonder is it a typical orthodox thing to paint it so bright? BeBeHooker shows some orthodox churches from the Eastern Poland and they are also so bright. I have never been to that region by myself but it seems like a very exotic very different world to me.
Amazing contrast, very well done,
paura (47166) 2010-02-18 10:14
Very beautiful details in this beautyful architecture. Colors settings are also excellnet point. well done.
UlfE (14641) 2010-02-18 10:46
A perfect shot. Wonderful framing. I love the way the church and the small house to the left fill the frame. Wonderful lighting and colours. TFS and have nice evening!
PaulVDV (24191) 2010-02-18 18:16
Taken from the best angle to be able to admire fully the splendid façade and the several beautiful roofs, towers and domes.
The light blue colour of the walls is very beautiful under the darker blue tiles and on this picture the heavily clouded sky makes the church stand out magnificent.
I wonder what kind of building the smaller house in the same colours is. It must be belong to the church I guess.
Best regards, Paul
siolaw (38292) 2010-02-18 19:16
That church is just gleaming blue... great luminosity and spot on sharpness. The off center compo with the small structure on the left is well balanced.
Urs (14082) 2010-02-19 3:08
Brilliant composition by using the dramatic almost black sky as a BG for the light blue church. Your light management is very good, producing very very vibrant color hues with high sharpness. Well done. Thanks for your critique of my Penang shot.
ManuMay (36083) 2010-02-20 22:18
Very good light management and colours. Under this superb sky volumes and forms are very well captures and colours + golden tones are great!!
Have a nice sunday...
Atousa (7131) 2010-02-21 22:26
The harmony of the colors are amazing here.. very clean shot with great clarity , composition n details.. I like its peaceful atmosphere as well .. beautifully captured.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
denisn72 (8300) 2010-03-02 5:39
Beautiful church and interesting architestural style. The grey sky makes an impressive background for the vivid blue. The light and the sharpness are excellent too! Well done!
Juntas (7960) 2010-03-02 13:56
Hi Sergiy. With that heavy sky on sight, I assume that you had just some moments to shoot that beautiful light. The colors are really beautiful and sharpness and contrast are great. Beautiful church in a great composition. Well done. BEst regards.
pablominto (53746) 2010-03-04 23:16
The golden onion shaped domes reflect the light so nicely..!
Interesting colour palette in the paintwork, with different shades of blue on roof and walls...
A well balanced composition, the dark clouds make an exciting background for the well lit building!
PixelTerror (0) 2010-03-06 23:14
They are good for a change, an image exposed at the edge of OE that delivers shining highlights against the dramatic sky, I like that
have a nice day JY
francio64 (39675) 2010-03-19 5:53
ottimo POV per questa bellissima immagine.
La luce è gestita in modo magnifico e il cielo grigio aiuta a dare contrasto cromatico.
Eccellente sharp e resa dei colori dorati.
jmdias (58532) 2010-03-27 8:01
this image would be so fabulous how it is if the sky would be blue. the dark sky made the colors of the church be more beautiful and attractive. amazing light, sharpness, details and everything else. very good job. congratulations
maloutim (9639) 2010-04-04 11:23
I see there is the same enthusiasm about the revival of religion in Russia, as there is in Uhkraine, after the dark ages of communism!
The colours in Orthodox churches are so lively and bright! And I love the way you have captured the blue against the grey sky!
Thanks for sharing!
I hope you had a good weekend!
It's Easter Sunday in the Catholic Church today!
When is Easter in the Orthodox church this year?
kordinator (19856) 2010-04-27 12:23
Beautiful church and wonderful architecture... Composition is very nice...
Excellent colours and very nice light...
SaidQirimli (480) 2010-04-27 13:56
Замечательный контраст свинцового неба,его отражения в золоте куполов и нежной легкости церквы!
Изумительная фотография! Идеальный момент!
Как всегда очень интересная заметка!
Всех благ и до встречи!
korbee (6617) 2010-09-12 5:19
What I like here is the bright church,contrasting with the grey sky,youve got the sun in a very good position Sergiy.
samson (1355) 2010-10-09 0:02
A bright colourful church to go to ahead of the incoming storm. Great capture
yeln (11516) 2010-12-01 9:53
človek teko verjame, da je nekje tako slikovita cerkev. meni osebno so zelo več nene in pastelne barve in tudi zlate kupole. takih barv pri nas ne vidi. vse so bolj turobne. zelo lepo delo z izjemno ostrino, kakor vedno!! bravo! tfs!
lep večer, vojko
janneman (2670) 2011-01-14 10:23
The blues and the gold is marevelous.
The building is razorsharp in front of the dark grey sky.
thebest (4276) 2013-01-07 21:01
Now this has to be my favourite Church - such an outstanding image - colours, clarity & sharpness - content & those amazing gold domes against that moody sky.
'' WONDERFUL ''
fritzi007 (8432) 2013-05-25 16:09
wow, this beautiful church, the colors a dream, the sharpness perfect, really, incredibly well done, the weather suits these colors, congratulations!
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Lands of Kuban, Don & Donets Rivers
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-15 2:29
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