The majestic cathedral of Our Lady of Iberia was built in Neo Byzantine style in 1904-1908 on the grounds of famous before revolution cloister called "Nikolo-Perervinsky Monastery".
This monastery is located in the far south of Moscow and I took this picture by accident when decided to change a rout with my wife on our way back to home from our friends. I was almost lost using the small side roads in unfamiliar industrial and residential district which is not so attractive with grey buildings, railways and some transport or industrial companies, BUT, just imagine, how I was thrilled when this majestic cathedral appeared almost from nowhere making the great contrast to the buildings surrounding it… It was as “The Beam of Sunlight in The Dark Kingdom” and I immediately stopped my car to take a picture… I had not tripod this time, but fortunately it was enough light to take a shot with short exposure time.
You can read interesting historical information about the Nikolo-Perervinsky monastery which I posted with this picture at my website: ”Majestic Cathedral at Sunset”
PS: According prompt critiques of Jeremy, Asa and Daniel, I tried to impove my mistake asap and already posted impoved version: Workshop - Majestic cathedral at sunset - Horizontal Skew. Hope that now it is looks better.
With BEST Regards,
Moscow Guide & Personal Driver
Russian Orthodox Churches
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sayeed_rahman (5987) 2008-01-06 7:38
Good use of the elements with the right perspective..think it gives the right depth the compo demands..the saturation of the colours are well balanced..Overall well presented..i like it..:)
Have a great sunday !
rstouffl (193) 2008-01-06 7:39
Congratulations, you certainly did not miss the capture of this wonderful light. The ugly building in the background is unfortunately part of the story.
hgupta (1323) 2008-01-06 8:13
This is a wonderful picture. I loved the beautiful view of the cathedral. But most striking is the clarity, sharpness and beautful contrast. It is really an amazing picture.
Cormac (26545) 2008-01-06 8:33
Very interesting shot! The lighting is unusual and very beautiful, with a delicate blue and pink combination. The cathedral stands out very clearly with this background. Amazing work!
Bianconeri78 (701) 2008-01-06 8:44
Very nice picture with beautiful colours in the sky. The cupolas are slightly tilting to the right, but it's no big deal. I once went there, and I remembered I walked a lot because it was far from an underground station.
Best wishes and snovym godom!
Cara (2059) 2008-01-06 9:01
Nice photo, i liked the light and the pov choice with the road providing the dynamic feature. Nice colors and image quality.
asajernigan (19669) 2008-01-06 10:07
Nice late afternoon photo blending natural and artificial lighting masterfully. The photo does seem to tilt to the right just a bit but that can be easily corrected in PP. The colors are great with the pink hue in the lower sky. The photo has nice sharpness and detail. You have used the road nicely to lead the eye through the shot.
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2008-01-06 10:30
Hello, Arthur -
A very nice capture of fading light; shows we always need to be prepared to take advantage of opportunities! As Asa said, it does tilt a bit, which is easily corrected.
lousat (67159) 2008-01-06 13:39
I like a lot your country,thanks for your fantastic pic,your way to show the places is fantastic,thanks for share ,Luciano
paura (47166) 2008-01-07 13:45
Excellent photo here. A nice point of view, an excellent lighting and vivid and interesting architecture details. A ton ten shot indeed.
- Copyright: Arthur Lookyanov (ArtLook) (2348)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus E-500, Zuiko Digital 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/6 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-06 7:22