Cathedral of the Repose of the Virgin in Uspensky Monastery in Old Ladoga. Built in the middle of XII century, according to the heraldry on its walls, by the Prince Rostislav or Prince Svyatopolk. Pure example of Novgorodian style of medieval Russian architecture - white, with small amount of details, and quite Romanic in outlook. Fresqoes inside also comes from XII century, which is very rare thing.
Generally, such churches shows a great difference from what is usual comes to mind when someone thinks about Russian churches - St Basil in Moscow or Spilled Blood in St-Petersburg, which are ovewhelmed with details
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daddo (26788) 2007-02-25 5:37
Zdravstvuy Uhu. Beauty through simlicity. Clean lines, modest colour and your PoV all combine tomake this a charming place- with, as your note indicates,a feast for the eyes inside.Dramatic blue sky makes the church stand out clearly. Well done. Ochen harosho. Klaudio.
kato (11630) 2007-02-25 5:47
Good clear image with good exposure, and very nice composition. I like color tone of church and snow with shade.
And then, it should be nessasary to crop a bit blue sky of top on the entire balance, yet it's my taste.
Anyway, excellent work!
Nikofan (1090) 2007-02-25 6:08
Regarding your name choice, I expected to see...night views!
But, this one is superb : shining snow, bright intense blue sky and that medieval marvel!!!
jaywalker (16101) 2007-02-25 7:22
Hi Uhu, What a beautiful Cathedral & with the excellent contrast of the pure white snow & brilliant blue sky the photo looks even better, wonderful composition & great balence, I think you have cropped very well & the light has superb management, kind regards Wilson.
sacavem (18620) 2007-02-25 9:11
Good shot,It is the first time that I see a church yellowish.
Very good color, contrast and definition.
Taste of your photo because it shows the old architecture religious of country.
adores (45337) 2007-02-25 9:46
Great shot with amazing colours and light!
This church is just fabulous.I laso like this trace in the snow.
marjan (6279) 2007-02-25 10:07
hi Uhu, wonderful shot and excelent composition with good coloures.,
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-02-25 14:14
Great colours,light and clarity in your picture!
Csilla (1782) 2007-02-25 23:24
Very, very good capture! The photo is very sharp, the colors are very nice. I like the object of your photo.The Cathedrals, churches are very interesting for me with their history.
Thanks for sharing!
Vadim (237) 2007-02-27 13:45
Удачная композиция - строгие линии храма, ровный гладкий снег, глубокое синее небо на заднем плане... Гармоничная цветовая гамма...
Просто, строго и красиво.
serp2000 (44203) 2007-02-28 12:57
Ты про это говорил?Супер!И цвето и компо. С небом повезло, видимо морозец был.Все таки напоминает мне это старые византийские храмы, в Българии такие видел.
Malyshev (2522) 2007-03-03 12:37
Какие пошли кадры!
- Copyright: Uhu Owl (Uhu) (8589)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-02-24
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Russian antiquities, First Russian capital [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-25 5:16
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