I found the inner yard of the Smolny Cathedral looking very romantic in the dusk covered in deep snow with its stunning bright blue and white colors matching amazingly those of the sky and snow.
Buit in 1748-1769 to the design of Bartolomeo Rastrelli near the Smolny Yard, the cathedral was closed in 1923. From 1982, the building is used for exhibitions and concerts of Russian church music.
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macjake (54264) 2011-01-25 1:43
great to see you back, as its been a while for you here on TE.
love how the white snow mixes so well, and blends in so well with the white of the building.
the blue is the perfect contrast here.
the dark branches help to offset the overly bright sky.
cornejo (29495) 2011-01-25 11:38
Marina cordials greetings. A very nice building, a very good composition, well sharpness and colour. A good work. Congratulation. Have a nice week.
aloyho (6798) 2011-01-26 3:02
I will start with this pic from your home country which I wish to go one day. You have chosen the right pov with the trees framing the important upper postion of this building which identify and differentiate this from other buildings. Like what you said I also fine the bright blue interesting as it lifts and brightened the mood of this composition. Lovely winter shot!!
Thanks and best regards.
hispic (9619) 2011-01-26 19:17
Хорошее утро Marina,
The cross shining in the twilight is truly fantastic. tone of the sky like halo also adorns this attractive cathedral further. Lovely work!
Best wishes, Hisashi
vasilpro (40881) 2011-01-27 13:39
Wonderful wintry composition, interesting architecture, beautiful atmosphere, excellent light management, lovely color tones, very nice POV and vertical frame.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
Rogellino (147) 2011-01-28 10:44
Très belle composition. La couleur bleue dominante mais si douce... Un régal...
daddo (23276) 2011-02-03 14:30
Whereas the first was a vision in gold, this is a vision in blue.Lovely harmony of colours and a fine POV. The two lit windows add charm and soul to the scene.Regards. Klaudio.
serp2000 (38998) 2011-07-25 21:42
Очень лаконичное фото. Золото купола подкреплено светом лампочек в правом углу. Точка съемки выбрана хорошо. Этакая рамочка получилась из веточек. Прохладой веет в этот теплый июльский день )))
andre_clavel (890) 2011-08-26 8:54
une bien jolie image qui me rappelle avec plaisir nos séjours à Saint-Pétersbourg ...
adidas5nb (4700) 2013-08-22 1:22
i just love this 1.great great shot.love the mood,the architecture,the barren trees in snow.and the light is magical.great light management indeed.