This is a result of my night photosesion on a balcony.
In WS you can see an alternating view of this expressive heaven's show. It was really amazing and liitle bit loud natuarl phenomenon.
Shutter Speed: 10 sec.
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krzychu30 (15498) 2013-07-26 0:00
on the one hand it looks beautiful and so picturesque,but on the other hand scary and dramatic.Excellently captured and composed as we get to see also this beautiful orthodox church and still so calm sky in the far distance behind the church.
Very atmospheric composition!
SnapRJW (31147) 2013-07-26 0:20
Hello Serghei and good morning neighbour! Apart from this being rather dramatic, I really like the juxtaposition of church and storm; the small building provides refuge and hope for those whose lives are blighted by storms. Clever! Warm regards rosemary
psamaddar (1089) 2013-07-26 0:36
Wonderful picture..good composition, color and sharpness.
rbassin (18183) 2013-07-26 0:44
une magnifique photo, le ciel sombre offre un contraste intéressant avec l'église illuminée, tout un symbole.
Noel_Byrne (24277) 2013-07-26 0:44
from the looks of it, this was an impressive storm! The sky is alive and i can almost feel the tension and electricity in the air. Love how the light illuminates the lower part of the clouds creating a really nice visual effect, and great that we see the buildings too to offer scale to this massive storm.
All the best
mjw364 (7462) 2013-07-26 1:30
I like the light in this - it does create a real sense of a stormy atmosphere. Nice colours too.
Interesting your comment on UIriah Heep and my image being from the future - they also wrote a song saying "I'm just a traveller in time". I also have many punk songs in my collection!
MuhanadY (144) 2013-07-26 1:31
colors and sky looks impressive. great shoot.
Gigidusud (15887) 2013-07-26 1:33
Good morning Serghei,
Amazing picture! Impressive cloudy sky! I like the colors and the light on the beautiful church. Well done!
Have a nice Week-end my friend.
subhendu_bagchi (25731) 2013-07-26 2:27
what a wonderful low light shot it is! Like a lot the drama in the sky with the shape of clouds. Like the depth and sharpness you achieved by 10secs exposer. Great to see the architecture at left. An outstanding composition. Tfs.
bennyfunky (795) 2013-07-26 2:32
Hello Serghei, nice picture, well framed with a wonderful sky.
pyffepa (625) 2013-07-26 3:28
Picture rated 'Wouaaaw +++' in my evaluation scale.
Quite a good place :o)
I like the wonderful sky but, and that's the improvement, the sky is well counter-balanced by the points of colour and lights on the ground.
Wonderful picture, congratulations.
Sergiom (60106) 2013-07-26 5:23
J'ai bien l'impression que cela va tomber très fort dans cette région. Cela ressemble à de la grêle. Le clocher de l'église est très beau dans cette tourmente.
sevy (15363) 2013-07-26 5:42
I am impressed by the mood of this shot and the big presence of the clouds.
To also add the very efficient composition with few elements but each of them at the right place and well visible.
You can be happy to catch this shot.
eldancer1 (27913) 2013-07-26 7:45
As the saying goes "...behind the clouds is a silver lining." Nice capture of the dark clouds with a promise of rain. We've been getting monsoon rain lately. I like your pov and the placement of the building. Well done, tfs.
saxo042 (37564) 2013-07-26 9:15
A very interesting and beautiful picture. The long exposure time creates very attractive colours. Also a very good complementary picture.
holmertz (41059) 2013-07-26 9:53
This is a remarkable photo (and so is the WS), well composed and with very well captured strange colours. It looks a bit frightening and like something from a painter's imagination. A rather unusual and very fascinating view.
jemaflor (84733) 2013-07-26 10:05
Congratualation, so beautiful photo with a perfect comosition with the church and alos with these impressive cloudy sky.
Kielia (23581) 2013-07-26 10:08
first of all I like the title “symbol of faith”, no other words could describe the mood of this brilliant image. Fantastic contrasts and an incredibly beautiful light. This is a masterpiece, congratulation!
jurek1951 (42156) 2013-07-26 12:24
These dark clouds on the sky add drama into this scene and gives a good color contrast here. Well captured here this scenery.
Urs (14082) 2013-07-26 19:18
The church is somehow spared the darkness, it sticks out like a symbol of faith as you titled correctly. It is a dark shot of the upcoming storm, there are all the right signs. WEll done
How did you mean the comment that on that TE page you see all your best friends?
siudzi (33609) 2013-07-26 21:21
Wow! What a great scene you have photographed! The stormy sky looks very unique and makes the view really eye-catching. Taken with a superb sense of the moment. Like it!
emka (78958) 2013-07-26 23:14
Hi Serghei, Comfortable photo session, just on the balcony, without going somewhere far. Amazing sky as the background lot this nice church. It looks like burning. Splendid shot of dramatic spectacle of nature.
have a n ice weekend
macjake (56590) 2013-07-31 10:25
I know to expect alot of interesting and sometimes funny photos from you!! :)
this one however, is really classy in style. I like how the architecture seems to peek out from the horizon, but only a little.
the lighting is very cool, as are the clouds and atmosphere. nice work from the balcony.
npecanhuk (65530) 2013-08-10 5:46
You did a very good job being at the right place at the right moment!
Special regards to the management of difficult light, colors, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
HimalAnda (9640) 2013-08-17 6:11
What an impressive cloudy sky! You managed to catch the wonderful mood of this moment, with that storm approching.
jmdias (55451) 2013-09-05 2:31
amazing view of this storm, so huge, above the small and beautiful church. the light is perfect and you framed very well the elements here. excellent job. TFS.
here we are waiting for rain in these last 35 days after a very hard winter with negative temperatures, many frosts and even frozen rain in my town with a big amount of snow few km at south, weather here is very changeable and in few days we have frost and high temperatures.
jcpix (13658) 2014-06-28 19:25
O.K., this is a picture I want to take, do you think you could arrange the same type of weather when I'm there? :) What a dramatic shot, you did a great job with the exposure to capture the brooding atmosphere, literally and figuratively.
During our monsoon season we will have storms similar to this, but I haven't quite seen the same colors in the sky. The church appears to be surrounded by the only available light...coincidence?? lol You're fortunate to have this view over the river side, can't wait to see it myself! :)) Hope you're having a good weekend. Take good care amigo.
- Copyright: Serghei Pakhomoff (serp2000) (40026)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-25
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/2.8
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-25 23:56
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