This two head eagle is the national emblem of Russia.
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oochappan (16355) 2006-07-09 5:14
A good POV with the eagle in front towards the eyepulling orange colors of the building contrasting to the sky.
Still a few spots that indicate that you had a lot of trouble to balance colors/contrast here but irrelevant and easy to correct.
ben4321 (9875) 2006-07-09 6:02
St Petersburg is a place I've always wanted to visit, and your excellent shot makes me want to go there even more. Good composition; I like how your use of a telephoto has compressed the perspective and made it seem as if all the elements in the scene are on top of one another, although in reality there was probably quite a bit of distance between them.
veve (4189) 2006-07-09 6:20
Great image of the Rusian architectural stile!
The photo is very clear!
jhm (148640) 2006-07-09 8:06
Maybe is the comment of our friend Henk very right, but it's always very difficult make a perfectly picture, I find this picture very well, excellent contrast and colours, lovely sharp too!
Thanks a lot,
lestans (17152) 2006-07-09 9:15
Great composition Vivek!! the arch in the middle, and the eagle very sharp in the foreground, over a fantastic blue sky. I like also that you use only two colors, except black.
izmirli (3989) 2006-07-09 18:25
merhaba dear vivek
very good architecture picture.beautiful doors
and interesting statues.very good historic construction.very nice composition.well done
regards my friend vivek
feather (51130) 2006-07-10 5:52
Good POV which enables you to show the succession of arches to which we are led by the fence. The inclusion of the two-headed eagle gives great depth to the image; the DOF and point of focus was well chosen
dsidwell (9783) 2006-07-10 13:59
Hello Vivek! I really enjoy the depth of field used here. The blurry statue in the foreground is effectively placed. I also like how sharp the statues are up on top.
leo61 (0) 2006-07-11 0:23
Good composition with the national emblem as foreground for this interesting house.Good sharpness,verry nice colors and a good contrast with the sky.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2006-07-11 1:59
this is always a strong combination - russian architecture and setting sun (or strong rich sun colours)...well captured, looks great!
take care, Ivana
thor68 (5586) 2006-07-13 14:49
what a superb shot, vivek! :-)
i like that the photo is so nicely "crowded" with many great
details and layers - the eagle in the fg, the buildings in the
bg and the iron fence(?) leading to the archway, crowned by the horses and chariot, together with a clear blue sky
and the warm orange color on the palace.
well done & take care, thorsten.
Yffic (6106) 2006-07-19 4:44
A superb shot who shows us typical architecture of St Peterburg.
Colors and composition are great.