Atlantes of Hermitage Museum.
An atlas is, in classical European architecture, a support sculpted in the form of a man, which may take the place of a column, a pier or a pilaster.
The term atlantes is the Latin plural of the name Atlas – the Titan who was forced to hold the sky on his shoulders for eternity.
During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, many buildings were built with glorious atlantes that look much like the Greek ones. Their selection from the two proposed designs—the other design using Caryatids—for the entrance of the Hermitage Museum that was built for Tsar Nicholas I of Russia made atlantes become even more fashionable. The portico of this building has ten enormous atlantes, approximately three times life-size, carved from Serdobol granite, which were designed by Johann Halbig and executed by the sculptor, Alexander Terebenev.
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mauro61 (52857) 2012-09-23 13:01
non facile il bilanciamento della messa a fuoco.
Devo dire che hai fatto un ottimo lavoro regalandoci una bella ripresa ,con bei colori, di queste architetture,
npecanhuk (75660) 2012-09-23 13:27
Very interesting and attractive architectural details and sculptures!
Truly beautiful and pleasant-looking photograph!
Special regards to the soft light & colors, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
sroy63 (250) 2012-09-23 22:30
You have done a good framing on this picture. The subjects are sharp and well detailed. I Like this picture.
delnaja (2056) 2012-09-24 1:04
You know, I don't like cropping and prefer square format only if the camera can do it :) But, The PP is quite amazing and the "scene" quite funny also, the Goddess looking at this sort of Chippendales :)
I'm sure you know that song, Diana Ross, Muscles. This is what came to my mind when I opened the photo.
jhm (156520) 2012-09-24 1:46
We get a lovely detailed image of these two bodies.
Also the house as architecture picture beside the images.
Sharpness and clarity are very well.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice Monday,
parvatibb (1387) 2012-09-24 12:09
6 pack"lerin bosa gitmesine izin veremezdim...
Aslinda amcalarin hepsi ayni renkte iken benetton reklami gibi B&W gorunmeleri super olmus! Hatta bir an emin olamadim renkleri zaten boyle miydi diye. Silly me:)PP"ye gercekten emek harcanmis. Yine de keske su hermitage yesilinede bir sey yapilabilseymis. Rengi pek soluk kalmis arkada. Simdi sen ama o yesil ve bulutlar birbirini tamamliyor diyebilirsin yinede 2 ton koyusu iyi gider gibiymis diyerek tamamliyorum yorumumu. Bytw tek burun deligi ile nefes alip yorum yazmak zor oluyormus
mjdundee (4663) 2012-09-24 12:59
Excellent POV and crop. These guys really have a tough job! TFS
bona (13737) 2012-09-25 13:51
Nice photo! I like the sculptures in FG and the building as BK. Nice to see this kind of artwron in Russia, I didn't know that.
mostafameraji (63) 2012-09-26 5:11
its a very nice shot i don't know is it noise or the sculptures are in this way but the contrast and lights are great.and that building in the background is really perfect in addition to the beautiful blue sky
macjake (70519) 2012-10-07 10:10
again, when we think of Russia, these type of subjects don't usually come to mind right away.
but thats what makes the photo better!
I like the combination of the green and blue in the bg to compliment the stature in the fg.
unique compo, and it works for me.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2012-12-08 13:49
Hello Deniz, a very impressive angle, great perspective, sharpness and ideal light!A beautiful composition!Best regards. Eleni
ymrk (15085) 2013-01-12 12:23
Çok özledim be Denocan :) İlla Eymir'e mi gelmeniz lazımdı???
BennyV (19009) 2013-04-24 5:12
It's a pleasure to (finally) discover your SPB shots.
Some heavy noise on the Atlante in the front here, but still this is an amazing shot. Terrific composition and perspective, and I also like the soft green.
Noel_Byrne (32536) 2014-10-11 2:01
Hi Deniz, great shot and note, thank you!
The view those here really does bring out the sense of effort these carvings have in supporting this weight, while beyond the fine pastel building sits unaware. A very cool touch to have the other statue in the distance gazing down at the view. Your light management is fantastic. Very cool shot.
- Copyright: Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) (34279)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-12
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-23 12:21
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