As our winter holidays are still in full swing here's one more shot with the Christmas and New year feel to it. I shot this tall Christmas tree at the Catherine's Palace in St. Petersberg and here you can see the central part of its majestic facade.
The Catherine Palace is named after Catherine I, the wife of Peter the Great, who ruled Russia for two years after her husband's death. Originally a modest two-storey building commissioned by Peter for Catherine in 1717, the Catherine Palace owes its awesome grandeur to their daughter, Empress Elizabeth, who chose Tsarskoe Selo as her chief summer residence.
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JFS (32459) 2012-01-05 7:09
What a beautiful shot! It seems a fairy tale! Lovely and colorful archtiecture in contrast with the show. The tree is impressive!
thanks for sharing!
dale54 (6673) 2012-01-05 7:35
marina hello.wow,nice work.like that building,what colors to it,and this tree,super view! tfs! dr
SnapRJW (31617) 2012-01-05 8:31
Hello Marina – There is an amazing airiness to this well composed shot. The light is soft and lovely and you have captured the colours in the building beautifully. A super Christmas time shot. Warm regards Rosemary
worldcitizen (7187) 2012-01-05 8:46
This is another great winter scene. I love the details and colors of the palace, and the tree covered in snow. The white sky and white ground are perfect backdrops for all of the other beautiful colors. Very nice!
cornejo (33180) 2012-01-05 10:54
Привет Марина, я очень люблю этот состав красивым фасадом и дерево со снегом, очень хорошее качество и резкость изображения, добра и хорошую работу очень хорошо сделали, поздравляю моего друга. Спокойной ночи и счастливых выходных. TFS.
С наилучшими пожеланиями.
erhan1958 (15278) 2012-01-05 11:28
like a dreamland. and very poetic
i like it
brianmcc (6185) 2012-01-05 12:54
this is a lovley seasonal picture with the christmas tree nicley covered in a layer of snow. the colours in the palace are superb. your viewpoint of the two together are excellent.
ybx (251) 2012-01-05 13:17
Hello Marina, very pleasant picture, smooth light and delicate colors, but i am impressed by the palace with its colors and decorations, a true work of art!
This scene with the snow, the tree and these colors, it almost seems out of a fairy tale.
I've never been to St. Petersburg, but sooner or later I hope to visit it.
francio64 (38831) 2012-01-05 13:45
un mix di blu e bianco che rendono la scena quasi surreale, quasi come se fosse disegnata.
Deve esserci tanto freddo li.
Bello l'albero che domina la cena.
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lousat (78975) 2012-01-05 14:09
Hi Marina,what a fantastic opportunity to take a pic! The famous palace is a great beauty in the snow and whit the Christmas tree,fantastic colors,sharpness and composition.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
divail (8334) 2012-01-05 19:22
Les couleurs de cet édifice sont très belles. On dirait une image d'un livre de contes pour enfants. La neige crée un bel effet féérique. C'est superbe.
vasilpro (40997) 2012-01-05 23:44
Wonderful vertical composition, beautiful Xmas tree, interesting architecture in BG, excellent POV, lovely light and colors, very good clarity and sharpness, TfS!
Happy New Year, Vasilis.
COSTANTINO (57172) 2012-01-06 2:11
a snowy winter shot is always wellaccepted
and pleasant to me especially with a
Christmas tree,I love the details and
the colors of this palace,
thanks for sharing this atmosphere
wishes for happy new year 2012
danos (88183) 2012-01-06 2:40
Good morning Marina,
nice the coexist of the Catherine Palace with the Christmas tree on its side.I like the exceptional façade of the Palace with the colour management to be superb.
Have a good day,Danos
siudzi (34113) 2012-01-06 6:03
What a charming Christmas postcard! Really lovely winter scene and wonderful architectural design! Perfectly cropped and executed. Thanks for sharing.
macjake (57694) 2012-01-06 23:29
now thats a christmas photo!
full of color and culture.
love how the tree is in many layers.
Hope you are having a wonderful time.
Happy new year
tober (8797) 2012-01-06 23:48
Hello Dear Marina, that's a very elegant photo from one of the most elegant towns in the world.The Christmast tree is in a very good harmony with the special blue facade of this wonderful Catherine's Palace. I guess St Petersburg is quite cold but ver very photogenic in this season. Congratulations and happy new year. Tolga
Cricri (108525) 2012-01-07 10:14
La Russie est riche en architecture, ce palais en est la preuve tant dans les définitions, les détails et couleurs, un tout joliment cadrer avec l'arbre de Noel soupoudrer de neige, belle réalisation
jemaflor (86486) 2012-01-09 13:14
Very nice with the Christmas tree, so lovely castle with blue and golden colors, great effect with snow, a good memory for me, tfs.
fotka (3669) 2012-01-21 10:04
There is a beautiful Christmas tree from Saint Petersburg. The background of Catherine's Palace is an excellent choice for this photo. Nice composition, colors, light and sharpness.
All the best in 2012 for you.
kordinator (19342) 2012-02-01 0:48
Great winter scene in Christmas time shot.
Fantastic colorful archtiecture in contrast with the show.
Really Empress Tree.
I like the composition and the attractive colorful details.
Perfect lighting and clarity.
thebest (4276) 2012-03-30 11:43
St. Petersberg must have been a wonderful visit for you - the colour of the Palace is very nice.
Excellent POV & INTERESTING NOTES - I love the way you positioned this shot.
kennyblack (4207) 2012-04-11 7:50
I really like this your winter picture with the snow that surrounded by the owner.Pefect POV and very nice natural color. After many beautiful tropical images here is one in sharp contrast and that's the beauty of variation.
The best regard's, have a nice evening ... Marino
gus72 (3719) 2012-10-20 17:11
Hi Marina !!
I love the sight of the palace.....have only seen it in movies and documentaries.I know that it is big and important......but to me a like the soft colour of the facade.
With the Xmas tree and the snow....... it all looks spectacular.
Cheers from Australia.
fabbs99 (16779) 2013-05-15 11:30
Lovely Christmas tree.Very attractive capture in great contrasts and colors. An excellent and beautiful job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this good work.