This is not a mosque - it is the Turkish bath on an island in the lake below the Catherine Palace in St. Petersburg. The Russian tsars didn't do things by halves, and they probably had a horse and carriage ready anytime, should they want to make the mile long journey through the park to the bath house. It still is a beautiful place, although this particular building hasn't been renovated yet.
I rotated the image slightly, cropped, resized, added a bit of contrast and enhanced the colours slightly. I also sharpened a little bit, but all this is a trial and error exercise with every photo, and you never know exactly what is needed to make the photo presentable on the screen.
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papagolf21 (85422) 2004-09-17 16:58
Ce que je vois Per, c'est une superbe composition avec une note très intéressante.
Les couleurs sont parfaites et l'édifice est bien mis en valeur dans cette photographie.
That I see Per, it is a magnificent composition with a very interesting note.
Colours are perfected and the building is highlighted well in this photography.
Rockyboy (20598) 2004-09-17 17:52
Le reflet est magnifique et les couleurs aussi. Les post traitements décris dans la note sont souvent nécessaires quelque soit l'appareil et ici, il ont été très bien effectués. Bravo!
apazevedo (5469) 2004-09-17 18:09
I think your work resulted well, Per. This photo is very nice, the reflections, colours and the composition are very good and your note was useful. Well done!
yesterday (9833) 2004-09-18 10:26
V. I dident know, greta picture, excellent composition, I like the light - colour and reflextion in the photo, great one.
Regards Kaj Nielsen
aznegrao (10316) 2004-09-18 19:41
Otima foto Per!! os reflexos e a placidês do lugar transmitem paz. Saudações. Tony.
jackwp (519) 2004-09-18 21:00
An excellent capture of a rarely seen type of structure. Clarity and colors are well shown. Nice job.
djenno (0) 2004-09-18 23:41
Great reflection, really nice and soft colors. Regards, Djenno
burdallet (0) 2004-09-19 3:51
j'aime cette image humide et dense
nwoehnl (122) 2004-09-19 5:11
I think the post-work came out just right for this one, Per. The bathhouse is well placed in the frame, and to have a complete reflection of it visible is a fine bonus. The old beauty of the place shines even through the fading texture of the pink-ish walls. Good color contrast and a nice light you got to enhance the subject.
PixelTerror (0) 2004-09-19 6:40
Nice composition and good depth of field, good color of the building and nice reflection. Just a detail it seems to me the tower points a littlel bit to the left, the other possibility being I should drink stronger coffee...
sn00zie (2384) 2004-09-24 11:54
nice picture with a nice reflection. love the shades in this..
danbachmann (1746) 2004-10-15 13:13
Very good lighting here as I think a bright sky would ruin the mood. The faded colors suggest something of the fading older days of 'Petersburg. Nicely done
SaZ (33) 2004-10-23 12:36
Hej Per, Its a great shot you've founded here :) i like the colours
godt billede =)
Theana (623) 2006-06-22 14:55
Oh that is a nice bath house! I must admit I have not seen that the two times I went to Pushkin so far. Of course the park is huge but this is worth all the way! I like the sharpness and contrast - looks really good on my laptop: was worth the effort :).
- Copyright: Per Hoj (hojper) (2832)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-05-15
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Olympus C-740 UZ
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/800 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: St. Petersburg, Russia, May 2004
- Date Submitted: 2004-09-17 15:45