that is my archive shot. I have taken this view 4 years before, when I visited old Ural town Nevyansk.
Nevyansk (Russian: Íåâüÿíñê) is a town in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, located on the Neyva River (Ob's basin) on the eastern slope of the Middle Urals, some 97 kilometers (60 mi) north of Yekaterinburg. Population: 26,644 (2002 Census); 29,800 (1970).
The posad of Nevyansk was founded in 1700 due to the construction of a foundry and iron factory. Although it was not granted town status until 1919, the settlement became highly important for the well-being of the Demidov family, which extracted gold from the local foothills. In the 18th century, Nevyansk was settled primarily by Old Believers, who commissioned from local artisans some glimmering, stylish icons which may be regarded as the last phase in the history of Russian icon-painting. As for the Demidovs, they commissioned the 60-metre-high Leaning Tower of Nevyansk, which was erected sometime between 1725 and 1740 and remains the town's principal landmark and claim to fame.
Camera: Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
Exposure Time 1/320
ISO Speed Ratings 200
Focal Length 22/1 mm
Date Taken 2006-02-05 12:39
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archimatica (20321) 2010-02-03 1:07
Very elegant picture, I like very much.
yquem46 (38734) 2010-02-03 1:12
Very poetic shot Serghei
I like the focus on the frozen window
Have a nice day
baclama (18025) 2010-02-03 1:16
un format qui va à merveille , tres lumineux, geometrique...
on devine à peine l'exterieur aussi froid que la vitre...
KLB (23723) 2010-02-03 1:17
Wonderful picture ! A very creative shot.
Your framing is really effective, and the focus on the frozen stars is perfectly thought.
Very elegant result, compliments.
titou (805) 2010-02-03 1:20
Nice crop and good shot. Focus and depth choices are perfect.
I wish I would take the same.
dta (66492) 2010-02-03 1:21
Hello Serghei ,
Superb capture ! Very original . The effect is splendid , and the choice of the format is excellent .
maria-v1981 (10814) 2010-02-03 1:26
A creative photo with amasing elements.
Very good work.
Have a nice day.
Morac (27665) 2010-02-03 1:31
Congratulations for this composition full of subtlety, charm and poetry.
swiatopelk777 (0) 2010-02-03 1:35
Wonderful idea. Amazing composition. Superb vertical format. Original double frame. Good work.
Greetings from Warszawa!
snunney (83631) 2010-02-03 1:35
A well crafted and innovative composition. Good use of depth of field to concentrate the attention on the ice crystals but still allowing the bell tower to have its share of the limelight. Thanks for sharing.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2010-02-03 1:41
great idea and very good execution, nice one!
Take care, Ivana
PixelTerror (0) 2010-02-03 1:45
A very good framing idea here, we get to understand it is a church and the frost of the window delivers fine winter feeling
Have a nice day JY
marina7 (8055) 2010-02-03 1:48
Vozdam dolzhnoye masteru raz uzh ya zdes':)Klassno. Na steklo dolgo dul?? haha...
gillou01 (487) 2010-02-03 1:59
very nice picture and a good choice for your framing..
besnard (53515) 2010-02-03 2:05
Un superbe cliché qui méritait de sortir de ton disque dur.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
comanu (902) 2010-02-03 2:08
what a shot.
i can`t find the words. a lot of sentiments just hit my heart.
maybe the best picture i see this year.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-02-03 2:43
a beautiful winter impression with attractive vertical composition, the details and view are splendid, Tfs! Have a nice day!
Uhu (8475) 2010-02-03 2:49
Во реакция! Не интересно народу ничего щас, кроме льда и снега!
Видеть их не могу уже,тьфу.
Фотка шикарная - вот как полезно время от времени рыться в архивах.
manudautriche (4348) 2010-02-03 3:20
Voici une photo assez original avec des détails de cristaux de glace assez impressionnant et l'église que l'on distingue un peu a l'air très joli,bravo.
svefay (808) 2010-02-03 3:55
a very good detail, perfect composition.
magalik (6103) 2010-02-03 4:42
Great shot, unusual, very well done.
Interesting format, perfect framing.
Much smoothness in this post. I like much the yellow color in background also, very charming.
One of the best shots of this day !
Urs (14082) 2010-02-03 4:54
What an amazing shot of the past, wonderful composition with the window frame have covered with ice. Fine color hues and sharpness, well done
Thanks for your critique of my shot of Thaipusam. Sorry for the size of the picture, I had some troubles to downsize. Since I have figured out, how to better use photoshop 7.0 my pictures are getting bigger. Meanwhile I know I have to cut down the dpi to 200 from 314 to keep withing the limits of TE.
Nina (4965) 2010-02-03 6:22
Great capture Sergei, the ice looks like an intricate lace curtain pulled back to reveal the town. Excellent work!
erhan1958 (15112) 2010-02-03 6:23
very very unusual photo
and very artistic
carper (96) 2010-02-03 6:26
very beautiful Serghei
a well seen scene here, good window view, marvelous details good dof, fine photo job here, have a good day.
CLODO (30220) 2010-02-03 7:31
a pure jewel you were hiding! Sharpness on the frosted window and at the back a blurred tower.
krysia (4216) 2010-02-03 7:56
Good idea to divide your photo into two parts: the window with the "winter paintings" and the outside with the tower.
emka (78808) 2010-02-03 8:19
Priviet Serghei, You have hidden such a marvel over this years! Very beautiful picture with frost pattern. I like such pictures made on glass . Now even if it is frosty, the windows are more tight and there is no images.
bergese (6699) 2010-02-03 13:29
Superbe compo,trés originale
Bravo et bonne soirée Isa
Jeppo (17645) 2010-02-03 13:37
I like this compo.....a POV from behind a frozen glass...leaving the blurred yellow church in the BG
siamesa (27739) 2010-02-03 13:49
Amazing picture and a marvelous work. Superb picture.
planetphotoet13 (1099) 2010-02-03 15:43
Thbis photo is very interesting and rare,
in the window have ice and you take a photo of the Church of the Nevyansk Town, good Artwork, Congratulations!!! TFS,
canan (989) 2010-02-03 22:51
perfect..colors, frost, curves...everything is in harmony..congr..
pablominto (53744) 2010-02-03 23:01
The image gives a strong winter feeling!
I can't remember last time I saw a frozen window like this, and the ice crystals make a fine framing for the outside church...
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-02-03 23:27
Great picture, excellent composition
I like a lot how you framed it and details
Have a nice day
pajaran (52000) 2010-02-04 5:09
Pozdrav, haldno je, pa zima je.
Mnogo je godina proslo, lepo secanje, odlican pogled, dobra zamisao i realizacija, odlican rad, cestitam vam.
Prijatano popodne, imajte lepo toplije vreme, Paja.
Hello, haldno is, and the winter is.
Many years passed, nice memories, great view, good idea and implementation, excellent work, congratulations to you.
Pleasant afternoon, keep a nice warm time, Paja.
ManuMay (34581) 2010-02-04 9:08
This is great!
Because the lovely and creative idea, because subject and vertical capture...
Wonderful focus and definitin and tofinish you added a very elegant frame...
Very good my friend!!
Have a nice day...
gervaso (10655) 2010-02-04 9:17
The composition is really original showing the building through this blurred window. Even like that, the strong colors of the building stand out in the background. Excellent framing! Wonderful job!
sacavem (18610) 2010-02-04 12:09
The shot is well composed and the sharpness is perfect with well visible details,
like the texture of the window.
Fis2 (85425) 2010-02-04 12:37
Curious idea, excellent effect.
Good vertical frame.
John_F_Kennedy (42342) 2010-02-05 0:39
Great ice capture. Beautiful nature capture from you. Very good quality too.
best wishes and have a nice day,
subhendu_bagchi (25723) 2010-02-05 18:25
beautiful capture through this nice POV. Really nice sight of the past. Light is perfect. Fine composition. Great idea and very well done. Thanks for sharing and thanks also for your critique.
Have a nice weekend.
npecanhuk (65378) 2010-02-06 2:07
What a magnificent photograph!
The idea was very original and the visual results are gorgeous!
Top quality image!
TFS - congratulations!
mauro61 (52623) 2010-02-06 10:32
spettacolare questa composizione per la bella luce, il POV particolare e il taglio che lascia intravedere la chiesa.
Ottimi i colori delicati,
MLINES (12516) 2010-02-06 23:49
Hi Serghei, Very effective and powerful image using nature's patter of ice on the window well. The strong black frame really makes the subject stand out dramatically. TFS. Murray
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-02-07 11:39
Ice on the window pane is really poetic means.
Good idea and well done.
batalay (35555) 2010-02-08 3:50
The crystalized snow on the window suggests how cold it must be in this surreal image. The note is also much appreciated, as it informs us of the exotic location.
jmdias (55325) 2010-02-08 15:14
fantastic shot. I liked the effects and textures of the ice in this window and the tower in the far background. nice job, creative
holmertz (40947) 2010-02-09 3:32
A fine observation that has resulted in an excellent composition in a well chosen format. A very original photo.
sacimar (25975) 2010-02-09 9:54
excellent composition, I like it very much, it's an original idea and you did a great job, congratulations,
cobra112 (15589) 2010-02-09 12:09
Ciao Serghei. Great cut for the perfect compo in very good detials with fascinating blurred BG.
Juntas (7960) 2010-02-10 8:53
Hi Serghei. This is a very original and well seen photo. Great focus on the ice and a very well framed. Great colors and sharpness. A fine job. BEst regards.
macjake (56460) 2010-02-11 9:37
its too bad you didn't pull this one out of your gallery earlier! i love it.
wonderful reflection, and love the crystals. the diagonal line works very well here.
ChrisJ (97786) 2010-02-11 23:41
Smart choice of a vertical frame & a superb capture of the frosted window. I like the oof view to the bg yellow ochre tower. Tfs!
Graal (97425) 2010-02-13 23:26
friends all told You. Good idea and realize. Fine effect. I like it, too.
COSTANTINO (55398) 2010-02-14 8:24
excellent capture full of romantism and feelings
A delicate picture well done
the framing is also the suitable
thanks for sharing it with us
jaywalker (16099) 2010-02-14 9:48
Hi Serghei, A stunning piece of composition, the back view through the window is out-standing & there is excellent light, you have captured the ice crystals sliding down the window perfectly & the architecture behind finishes the picture wonderfully, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
wolf38 (31278) 2010-02-14 23:50
Hello Serghei. Wonderful. A photo with artistic quality. Skillfully composed. Very beautiful colors. Really fantastic. Regards, Wolfgang.
fotka (3561) 2010-02-16 10:57
It's a artistic photo! I like your idea to focus on the frozen ice crystals on the window and leave the tower blurred. Your vertical framing in this situation is perfect.
Longroute (19396) 2010-02-16 13:31
this is a very good, fine and artistic composition. The snow chrystals on the glass are really lovely and they frame it wonderfully the bell tower. Genial!
denisn72 (8300) 2010-02-16 14:46
Impressive details of the frost and interesting blurred church tower in the background. Great point of view and original work. Well done!
Clementi (52514) 2010-02-17 2:32
I don't know what to add to the as compliments received for this exceptional image, congratulates me for the beautiful photo
mafegan (8624) 2010-02-21 5:17
An imaginative idea has become a clever idea shot. Well seen. Tfs, Marlene
francio64 (38276) 2010-03-03 13:07
immagine molto originale e ben incorniciata.
La lasctra di ghiaccio sul vetro della finestra, dà l'idea di una tenda.
niphredil76 (850) 2010-03-10 12:13
I really like your shot, expecially the way you composed it, with that sinuos diagonal division. The sharpness on the ice embroidery and texture is really the match point here, and the bright yellow scene in the reflection is something between a sweet memory and a dream.
Really a good work!
Amirrezapakroo (453) 2010-03-11 11:42
Great work nice framing and good detail
i like it so much!
yeln (11504) 2010-03-19 1:26
it works very gently photo.
the idea is great!
sharpness to the window is wonderful.
LiaV (411) 2010-03-22 16:07
A wonderful artistic shot. Excellent composition and perfect choice of focusing. Great!
speedymanu (3585) 2010-03-28 11:40
A lot of delicacy and finesse in this image. Congratulations
maloutim (9637) 2010-04-09 23:52
You have captured this artistic work of frost so beautifully. It looks like a very ornate lace curtain which is open just enough to see the nice yellow churh in the background!
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a great weekend!
paura (47166) 2010-04-27 8:23
Composição belíssima, com uma estupenda composição e finos ajustes de exposição. Lindo trabalho.
lucasgalodoido (21089) 2010-06-24 15:20
very beautiful shot and composition here, with perfect details and DOF. Great job, my friend.
iainsp (2626) 2010-11-19 6:02
I can see whay you chose to make this one of your features shots - this is a stunningly high quality piece of work - beautiful framing (and framing-within-the-framing), stunning details on the ice and a lovely curtain effect highlighted by the church in the background. This is a real work of art, well done, Iain
jafadabret (56501) 2011-03-08 23:51
Cette photo est d'une très grande beauté. J'aime le premier plan avec les dentelles de givres qui laissent voir une église dans le lointain.
sevy (15363) 2011-04-01 1:27
I understand why you got success with this photo. You got a very good idea of realization and composition making the focus on the ice but still keeping a good readibility and colors with the background part.
tedesse (25133) 2011-04-26 11:19
Я активной все время, просто больше времени я провожу на EyeFetch.com. Супер работы, большое внимание.
zanskar (280) 2011-05-03 1:25
Magnifique composition, avec une courbe sinueuse laissant transparaitre le froid glacial du dehors. Les détails des cristaux au premier plan ferment la perspective. J'aime beaucoup, bravo !
Robert1969 (7024) 2011-05-05 23:04
You show that you have a very good eye for details.
The frozen window looks like a curtain.
The very good composition and DOF creates a nice/good balance, but also nice/good depth in this picture.
The vertical panorama effect make the picture extra elegant....Well done.
blagov58 (287) 2011-07-29 2:58
Great looking frost curtain on the window
Schnappilic (9690) 2011-09-03 8:54
Superb ideea, wonderful result. Fune detail of ice, interesting DOF. Congratulations!
All the best,
schumanng (0) 2011-10-15 7:13
Very nice idea, it only seems easy, but isn't.
notrap (5881) 2012-02-27 2:47
klasse Foto, gute Idee, schöne Farben, und hervorragend das schmale, vertikale Format.
aliabazari (15387) 2012-06-26 7:33
Очень красивый вид из за стеклом. Состав и очень творческий. Хорошее освещение и цвета.
Спасибо и наилучшими пожеланиями
elkab (4951) 2012-07-17 12:22
Very amazing shot with wonderful composition of the window covered with interesting colored ice. Super sharpness and texture of details
thebest (4276) 2012-08-11 23:56
Oh... Wow! what a great shot you have managed to capture the frost on the glass nicely - would make a wonderful Christmas card especially with the church in the foreground.
Well done very artistic!!!
Noel_Byrne (24199) 2012-08-13 5:30
Thanks indeed for sharing this classically beautifulshot, your choice of the tall vertical frame works brilliantly. I love the detail in the ice, and of course the beautiful architecture.
gus72 (3719) 2012-08-18 19:24
Hi Serghei !!
this is truly a great image showing art & craft....... great framing
Well spotted....... winter is not so bad after all.....
this is the best photo that I have seen from you
jcpix (13658) 2014-11-20 5:19
Hello my frozen friend,
After reading your last comment and seeing this featured on your profile page, it was the perfect fit!? :) Oh, I don't envy your location now, far too cold for my desert kind. lol
Another super concept that shows your eye for details, I really like these types of shots...that "window to beyond" in an icy cool fashion. Lovely touch of yellow color seen in the tower with the kiss of sunlight to make the entire composition and effect come to life. Be it a blessing or a curse, I guess you'll have plenty of these opportunites for the next 5 or so months, yeah? :) Stay warm amigo. Take it easy.
Cheers from sun filled Phoenix,
Gigidusud (15793) 2014-12-02 4:51
Wonderful winter composition with a nice texture and great atmosphere. The effect is beautiful, I love it!
- Copyright: Serghei Pakhomoff (serp2000) (39982)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-02-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): CLODO's selection V [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-03 1:03