As an amateur fisherman myself, I have fished in some interesting places. But these three fishermen really found an impressive place to try their luck. They are standing against the backdrop of the Peter and Paul Fortress which is situated on a small island in the Neva River in the very heart of St. Petersburg. Peter the Great's decision to build this fortress in 1703 is considered the founding of the city of St. Petersburg. The golden spire (which is only wood painted gold) of the Peter and Paul Cathedral marks the highest point of the city. All the Romanovs are buried in the cathedral including Zsar Nicolai the 2nd and his family who were executed in 1917 by the bolscheviks and whose remains were discovered in the early nineties and buried in the cathedral in 1998. Inside the fortress walls there were also barracks and officers quarters and the prison where many famous intellectuals and enemies of the state have been imprisoned. The most famous being Dostojevski and Trotskij. Today everything inside the fortress is one enormous museum where visitors can spend an entire day walking from one historical scene to another.
I have tried to enhance the contrast a bit. That's all.
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carper (96) 2004-06-04 14:39
Nice photo Per,
I am also an amateur fisherman, I like the composition, the lines are good, the colours are good. I like it, You did a good job here.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-06-04 16:43
Yes, this may well be one of the most scenic fishing spots to be found in Europe. Great view that starts with the golden spire of the P&P Cathedral on the left, and makes for a fun reading watching the fishermen (and their reflections on the Neva) in front of the fortress. The colors are beautiful too. Nice shot, Per. Are you considering to also build a travelogue to collect the photos of your Russia trip?
jhm (142015) 2004-06-05 12:19
Excellent composition Per, the tower an the leftside is beautiful, lovely sharp and clear!
- Copyright: Per Hoj (hojper) (2832)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-05-17
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Olympus C-740 UZ
- Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: St. Petersburg, Russia, May 2004
- Date Submitted: 2004-06-04 13:23