A picture in Christmas mood showing Znamenskaya Church in Pushkin. It is an Orthodox church, located in Tsarskoe Selo, near The Imperial Lyceum and Catherine Palace. The church was built between 1734—1747 by architect Ivan Blank, and has an Icon of Saint Seraphim Sarovsky, given to the church by Russian Emperor Nicholas II.
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carlo62 (33793) 2012-12-24 6:50
una composizione che mi piace molto, il candore della neve ed il giallo della chiesa si uniscono piacevolmente in questo paesaggio invernale.
Saluti ed auguri
SnapRJW (31435) 2012-12-24 7:06
Merry Christmas Marina - A lovely snowy scene with a gorgeous little church, perfect for the season and a delight to see. Warm regards and happy holidays Rosemary
ourania (32083) 2012-12-24 7:17
both the architecture and your composition are very elegant. You've made the most of the lovely snowy scenery, the soft light and colours, the natural framing by the tall trees and the curvy fence. There's a very pleasant peacefulness too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, a wonderful Christmas to you and your dear ones!
TopGeo (38204) 2012-12-24 8:16
Hello Marina! Best pov to have the church front receiving the beautiful light direct to create a wonderful displayed of light and shadows over it snow! and the colour contrast is superb with the yellow and the sky! a very pleasing and quality image to enjoy also with the useful notes about it!
many thanks "Merry Christmas"
take care and my best regards
danos (87475) 2012-12-24 8:30
nice the snowy scenery with the small church to be surrounded from all these snows.I like the beautiful environment as the excellent light and colour management of the image.
I wish for you and to your family wonderful and peaceful Christmas days,Danos
chrisvek (7001) 2012-12-24 8:36
Wow.That's a grat photo with ideal composition for Christmas Days.Very good contrasts and nice atmosphere.Also very good framing.
All the best for Christmas
SNOOP_Chan (4201) 2012-12-24 9:50
Hello Marina, a very nice winter image here. Good contrast between the walls of the church and the ever-present white. Not quite sure about the frame but it doesn't take the eyes from the image. Merry Chritmas!
fanni (14381) 2012-12-24 10:16
first of all, wishing you Merry Christmas :)
Êðàñèâîå ìåñòî, è îòëè÷íàÿ êîìïîçèöèÿ - çèìíÿÿ è ïðàçäíè÷íàÿ, äàæå íåñìîòðÿ íà îòñóòñòâèå äàæå íàìåêà íà ïðèñóòñòâèå êàêèú-ëèáî àòðèáóòîâ Ðîæäåñòâà èëè ÍÃ :)
Õîòü â íàøåé íåíàãëÿäíîé ñòðàíå ñåé ìèðîâîé ïðàçäíèê ïî÷åìó-òî îòìå÷àåòñÿ (õîòü è íå ñ òàêèì ðàçìàõîì) íàìíîãî ïîçæå), íå òàê óæ ýòî âàæíî, íàâåðíîå? Ãëàâíîå, ÷òîá áûëî ïðàçäíè÷íîå íàñòðîåíèå, ìèð è ñïîêîéñòâèå!
HAPPY CHRISTMAS!! :)
PS. ñåãîäíÿ áûëî -22... èäåò íà +. Çàâòðà áóäåò -2. óæàñ, äà?!
Sonata11 (33283) 2012-12-24 12:39
very beautiful picture of winter scenery with beautiful church architecture. Perfectly well done. Love it.
All the best and have a Merry, Merry Christmas to You and Your Family,
emilbo (22616) 2012-12-24 14:42
Très jolie photo bien choisie pour l'occasion et bien présentée dans un beau format vertical. Magnifique petite église bien entourée par de beaux arbres givrés. Belle architecture et très joli le jaune garni de blanc. La clôture en avant-plan ajoute de l'intérêt à la photo.
Joyeux Noël et une merveilleuse Année 2013.
npecanhuk (66324) 2012-12-24 16:00
Beautiful winter picture!
So suitable for this occasion!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, grey & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
Merry Christmas and a very Happy 2013!
bukitgolfb301 (36218) 2012-12-24 16:10
Hi dear Marina, how are you?
So timely posting and quite suitable to the sacred day!
POerfect framework and very well composed balance of the each element. I wish your Merry Christmas and hope 2013 will be a good year to you.
Takero from Tokyo
adores (37563) 2012-12-24 18:09
A good Christmas scene, with the nice church covered with snow. It was a good idea to use the fence and trees to frame it!
dta (67246) 2012-12-25 1:29
Hello MArina ,
A perfect Chritmas card , with this pretty church in a snowy scenery .
Energysavingelk (1269) 2012-12-25 7:12
a winter picture par excellence - you can see and feel the coldness. Russia at its very best.
A Merry Christmas to you and your family
lousat (77804) 2012-12-25 10:14
Hi Marina,a church in the snow is the best symbol of these days,magnificent idea for a Christmas postcard,full of atmosphere and whit a spectacular exposure,details and colors.I wish you all the best me too and thanks,Luciano
mesutilgim (85420) 2012-12-25 10:18
Very nice wintery capture dedicated to this very special event of the year !
Perfect pov and perfect layout. Nice soft colors and nice framing.
TFS and happy Holidays to you !
COSTANTINO (56223) 2012-12-25 10:18
what a beautiful shot,what a beautiful capture
it looks like a house from a fairy tale
snowy winter composition dedicated to
those who love the snow,peaceful and
first shot quality
cornejo (32168) 2012-12-25 11:08
Hi Marina, very nice picture of this pretty picture. Very nice picture with good clarity and quality. Excellent, nice and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing.
Good night and happy rest of week.
Best regards and best wishes to you and your family.
abmdsudi (43718) 2012-12-25 19:32
Wishing A Very Calm and Peaceful Festive Season to You
Selamat Hari Natal
macjake (57074) 2012-12-25 20:08
wonderful photo from Russia! love it.
I will one day make it to this city, one day.
smart idea to include the sweeping iron fence along the bottom.
fritzi007 (6081) 2012-12-26 1:32
wonderful Christmas atmosphere (we have only rain)
good comment, very good photo quality!
Wish you a Happy, New Year
adramad (38563) 2012-12-27 7:43
Delicious and delightful this beautiful picture, which is certainly a fabulous Christmas card, the image surrounded by trees, all covered with snow and the bright color of its façade contribute to the success of this superb framing.
Very well done, I love it.
jemaflor (85476) 2012-12-27 11:29
So beautiful church with snow, great architecture close to Tsarkoi Selo Palace, a good memory for me, tfs this well managed view.
delpeoples (53167) 2012-12-27 16:50
A very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, I hope you ate and drank well and were surrounded by family. This photo ios immaculate. Every detail is perfect, from the colours of the church to the beautiful textures of the snow and the vertical framing. Excellent job and the very best New Year to you.
krzychu30 (15498) 2012-12-28 6:07
I can only envy you such wonderful Christams scenery.Snow gives a lot of charm and Christmas feeling at this time.We have unortunately only rain(for the last two weeks).The scene is nicely composed and framed using a vertical format.Perfect for the season now.
smash2707 (3320) 2012-12-29 21:14
Hi Marina. This a beautiful winter composition. The colors are beautiful and the sharpness is amazing. Great light management. Very nice composition including the leafless trees and the curvy fence. I wish you an excellent 2013. TFS
mirosu (14512) 2012-12-29 23:52
Perfect view up to the small church. Your composition with the church framed with snow covered trees is perfect. Excellent clarity, sharpness and light. Bravo!!!!
Many thanks for all your comments in 2012, and wish you a happy and successful New Year 2013.
mayjayne (3497) 2012-12-30 4:45
A beautiful Christmas shot, well framed by the fencing.
TFS and best wishes for a Happy New Year!
josepmarin (57823) 2013-01-09 7:10
I like the cold winter atmosphere in this composition, in which the beautiful architecture of the orthodox church with its nice yellow color, and the landscape with the trees covered by the snow, offers us a magnificent contrast and a splendid luminosity.
It is a beautiful work.
Happy New Year!
eldancer1 (28513) 2013-01-13 9:38
Beautiful winter scene, I think this will make a great postcard. Good pov and dof with nice details. I like the use of the trees to frame the church. Well done, tfs.
Fis2 (86283) 2013-02-04 13:04
Wonderful winter climate.
I like frame and colors.
jcpix (13688) 2013-02-05 17:33
Beautiful winter setting, the yellow facade against the white snow stands out so well. The thing that most caught my eye though is more subtle, the curvature of the fence in the foreground. It adds a unique little element to the scene. Well exposed to show fine detail throughout, lovely capture. Very nicely done.
Romano46 (18466) 2013-02-06 10:51
Natale ormai è passato ma rimane questa tua piacevole immagine a ricordo della festività nella quale i colori delicati della chiesa si stemperano nel bianco della neve che ricama merletti sopra gli alberi e rende suggestivo il paesaggio.
Buona anche dal punto di vista tecnico per la buona nitidezza accompagnata da giusta saturazione e contrasto adeguato alla circostanza.
Ciao e buona serata
thebest (4276) 2013-02-06 16:05
This is BEAUTIFUL I love it... The colours of the Church against the white virgin snow looks great - I like the way you have framed the Church capturing the trees & your clever perspective also capturing the green rought iron fence.