This is the famous golden spire of the Peter and Paul Cathedral of St. Petersburg. It marks the highest point of the city, and it is a bit to St Petersburg what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris or Big Ben to London. The spire is not really of gold, but only wood painted gold. The cathedral is on the island in the river Neva where Peter the Great first built an army camp and decided to build a city in 1703. The building in the front is part of the barracks that make up the Peter and Paul fortress that take up the entire island in the heart of the city.
I rotated,cropped, resized and enhanced and sharpened slightly with PSP.
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nwoehnl (122) 2004-09-07 14:21
A wonderful building of which you made a beautiful composition, Per. The way the golden spire reaches up in between the trees is very nice. The intricate architectural work is rendered up to the almost tiniest details, and the whole combination of colors in this view is most pleasing.
One trick that I often use to avoid "sharpening noise" in the sky is to select the sky with the magic wand or lasso tool, then invert the selection, and then sharpen - which results in everything but the sky being sharpened. This is why on many of my landscape shots, the cloudy skies look a little softer than the rest of the scenery.
yesterday (9833) 2004-09-14 4:45
Great sharp photo, EXCELLENT composition, great colour and contrast, good light, very good photo.
regards Kaj Nielsen
elihesamian (26149) 2004-09-14 10:25
It's very beautiful,with a soft light & fine colors & great composition,really very fine,nicely captured & managed,I like it,Per.
- Copyright: Per Hoj (hojper) (2832)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-05-17
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Olympus C-740 UZ
- Exposure: f/4, 1/650 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: St. Petersburg, Russia, May 2004
- Theme(s): Church in Russia [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-09-06 17:02