Mondraga. Over the next few days sail along the scenic Volga River en-route to Moscow and get a close-up view of rural and traditional Russia as you make several stops at unspoiled and rarely visited local villages along the river. After a morning of sailing, arrive at the charming town of Mondraga where you disembark and tour the vodka museum and delight in an outdoor shashlik barbecue lunch complete with wine and entertainment! Return to the boat and continue your sail down river. Tonight, a violin ensemble performs for your pleasure.
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KevRyan (22952) 2005-07-09 5:11
Beautiful image Paolo - what a fantastic perspective and great juxtaposition with the cloud - great colour.
sAner (112) 2005-07-09 5:13
This is fantastic Paolo. I really like the low POV and the warm colors. Very well composed and the border is very nice too. Well done & TFS!
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-07-09 6:50
Wow, this is really nice. Great distortion of the lens and nice cartoon like colours.
cmarino (2486) 2005-07-09 6:51
Good dramatic colors for this beautiful church with this marvelous clouds as background.
Paolo (41222) 2005-07-09 7:53
una foto realmente stupenda Paolo!
ottima prospettiva e quel fantastico cielo come sfondo!
jekir79 (50) 2005-07-09 8:03
Superb lighting, I like the angle you've taken too. Congratulations..
faubry (35405) 2005-07-09 8:24
very very beautiful colors and sharpness! great composition to the sky! bravo
summersun (4978) 2005-07-09 9:59
good point of view, very good soft light and colors. it looks like a painting.
Albrecht (11281) 2005-07-09 11:08
Great POV and wonderful colours; the picture has a bit noise in it, that is a pity.
ccooper (840) 2005-07-09 11:26
This is what I call a WOW photo. The colors are intense. I do have to agree with the noise, but it is still amazing.
alainh (35581) 2005-07-09 12:14
splendid colours and excelent angle make the beauty of this shot.
Burberry1 (6041) 2005-07-09 15:24
A great, fanciful capture with commonplace POV and great, vivid colors.
There is one think that I think is quite visible-the oversharpeness in the foreground. But this is just a small detail, besides the photo is just fabulous:))))
simonekarl (404) 2005-07-11 0:53
Bellissima. The colours and textures are fantastic. The cloud holds the whole frame together. Really really nice this one.
PS I guess you took this before the Vodka museum!
LCannon (2796) 2005-07-11 13:29
Your photo is so rich and warm, the POV very nice, I love these spires rising up to the sky, the warm colors clouds so nice. You note puts us in the scene too, I can almost taste the vodka and hear the violins, well done.
alimo3 (6854) 2005-07-11 17:18
i like this almost cartoon picture .
Point of view ,composition ,and colors are unreal with a very special mood.
Cormac (26563) 2005-07-14 14:39
Great photo! I like the light in this one, and the perspective, with the domes all converging to the top. Excellent!
popinnzoo (52) 2005-07-28 5:40
Church that looked up. Balance and Color of sky and cloud on that.
It is very good.
Thanks for sharing this one.
iguana (50) 2005-07-29 7:51
needless to say..charming! iguana
Yamada (2309) 2005-08-02 10:24
Almost looks like a painting. Astonishing colors. Great capture. Definatly a favorite.
robyrad (610) 2005-08-08 3:23
bella prospettiva distorta e quindi insolita! sicuramente uno scatto originale; belli anche questi colori molto contastati, poco naturali, ma che danno un effetto "dipinto" decisamente particolare. bravo.
tjanze (5674) 2005-08-12 8:02
Nice photo angle to take this picture.The cloud is just on right place for composition.Beautiful colours.Bravo!
hlaingwinnhtun (139) 2005-08-25 12:07
prosta karuta !!!
kinginexile (2598) 2005-08-25 15:42
Strange, Paolo, you are in my favorites, but i don't remember seeing any of your latest shots.
This one is splendorous, what great tones, a bit square as a shot, but your judgement is rather infallible when it comes to composition and framing, so happy to go along and appreciate such beautiful photography.
johnnyh (639) 2006-01-12 10:28
Paolo!!! superb photo, very surreal, and fantastic colours, regards johnnyh
zeca (19762) 2006-08-21 12:40
Nice lights and colours, wonderful architecture and POV! Well done!
- Copyright: paolo ardiani (pione) (2031)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-08-09
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): St. Basil's Cathedral [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-09 4:28
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