This Orthodox Church, dedicated to Our Lady of Kazan, is located on the Pioneers’ Street, 2a, in the town of Kalinkavichy in the Homiel Province of south-eastern Belarus. The swampy and woody area in South Belarus and North Ukraine is called Polesia (meaning “woody land”). It is one of the largest European swampy areas.
GPS coordinates: 52.121776 Lat, 29.334681 Long, 124 m
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vjmite (4216) 2012-01-07 19:04
The warm light in this photo is fantastic. It brings out the beautiful blue colors of the church and the domes. Good composition with the bell tower in the foreground and the domed church behind. Well exposed and perfectly sharp.
emka (107889) 2012-01-07 21:13
We have also Polesie in Poland, maybe the same, as it is near Belarus border. And the churches there are also blue like here. Superb shot in blue nit in blue hour.
besnard (57276) 2012-01-07 21:21
Une belle image de cette église en harmonie avec le ciel. Tu as su bien cadrer pour nous faire découvrir l'ensemble dans sa totalité.
Je te souhaite un bon dimanche.
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-01-07 21:54
What an impressive church Sergiy - I like the fact that the bell-tower in the FG is bathed in warm light and you have captured it with very crisp focus. Looking beyond, the church itself is almost all in shade but the golden crosses twinkle and glitter in the sunlight. A question... why are these churches painted blue and white? Any idea? Warm regards rosemary
mesutilgim (97748) 2012-01-07 23:07
Interesting sacral architecture with quite unusual but nice colors.
Very good pov and perfect ligth management.
The dominant pale blue color is quite interesting and influences calmless and piece to the viewer.
TFS and have a nice Sunday
pajaran (66396) 2012-01-07 23:30
Dobar tekst o mestu i crkvi ...
Dobar snimak Pravoslavne crkve, lepa fotografija.
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast kojim ste istakli lepotu arhitekture.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepe boje, moje cestitke na dobrom prikazu.
Imajte lep dan i vreme za odmor, kod nas je pao sneg.
Good article on the place and the church ...
Good shot of the Orthodox Church, beautiful images.
Good Sharpness and contrast image which you have pointed out the beauty of architecture.
Good work and composition, beautiful colors, my congratulations on a good view.
Have a nice day and time for the holidays, here is the snow fell.
All the best.
siudzi (34141) 2012-01-08 2:02
Wow! What a spectacular design of this wonderful architecture! Love all details and that incredible blue tone. Very well seen and presented place. Thanks for sharing.
holmertz (59764) 2012-01-08 2:34
This is a straightforward composition, well done. It gives us a fine view of the bell-tower and the church with their beautiful colours and fine details. You must have found the best possible place for this photo.
siolaw (38294) 2012-01-08 3:27
That looks very tall and impressive! You have flawless quality of colours and contrasts, the image is as sharp as it gets.
Good balance between FG and BG too.
Sergiom (89341) 2012-01-08 6:35
C'est magnifique ce bleu pâle. Le pont de vue nous offre une belle perspective sur l'ensemble des bâtiments et donne une belle profondeur à cette image bien nette.
dale54 (9164) 2012-01-08 8:05
sergiy hello,very good work,love the color in this,wonderfull blue!great pov too! tfs! dr
ines8 (6120) 2012-01-08 8:39
A wonderful photo, fantastic light,splendid colours and details.
Sonata11 (34007) 2012-01-08 9:22
Wonderful composition of the Orthodox church, excellent POV and DOF as well, lovely light and colors, very good clarity and sharpness, very nice photo work. The architecture is so impressive.I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice Sunday,
siamesa (28127) 2012-01-08 10:12
Boa tarde Sergiy
Lovely churches. The blue and gold make a fantastic effect in the architecture. Superb capture.TFS
saxo042 (37968) 2012-01-08 10:25
An interesting picture with a good note, an upload in the true TE spirit! A very good POV too with the church tower at the third and all the other building behind. A fantastic blue colour to all parts here!
jlbrthnn (76039) 2012-01-08 11:48
The church "skyscraper" is surprising, given the other more traditional architecture. It is always beautiful religious architecture, beautifully and richly decorated. I like to see on the bulbs, all the symbols of the Orthodox tradition. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent as usual. Bravo.
Have a nice evening.
npecanhuk (78929) 2012-01-08 13:04
Very attractive and truly beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, management of light, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
jhm (161051) 2012-01-09 4:01
Hello Sergiy ,
You chose a very well angle and placed the church excellent to the left side this gives more space to the rightside.
Excellent composition and good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
I wish you a nice week,
adramad (50026) 2012-01-09 9:23
Splendid composition and seldom seen, at least for me, is the first time I see this building, which is not well within the ecclesiastical complex if part of the church or bell tower, fantastic and original, the most conventional building we see behind is also magnificent with its beautiful color and charm of domes and finials.
A magnificent job in brightness and sharpness, I love it.
Most cordial greetings.
paololg (31448) 2012-01-09 9:56
Ciao dear Sergiy,
very interesting and curious the architecture of this orthodox church. I do not know how to define the style of the building in the FG, it may look like a bell, because it has the bell, but also to a minaret, or a mosque or a temple in India. In any case, this is a wonderful picture, characterized by your usual photographic stunning. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Tuesday!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-01-09 12:25
Very beautiful image with lovely architecture and colors.The church tower in the front looks beautiful with all the light falling on it. I like the same blue looking different in light and shade. This shot is captured with perfection. Superb colors, lighting and sharpness.
shevchenko (20548) 2012-01-10 3:26
The blue church is harmonious with the blue sky, nice view under soft sunlight, lovely local church, it is just unique and beautiful, good frame, tidy shot, distinct image, well done.
mkamionka (40163) 2012-01-12 1:25
Beautiful architecture. I am so glad to see something from Belarus. This country is so underrepresented on TE.
And such a great postcard. I like the clean well saturated colors which go so well with the uniformly blue sky. Excellent presentation, it is a real treasure.
kordinator (15433) 2012-01-12 13:39
This is fantastic composition.
Lovely colors of this Orthodox Church and wonderful architecture under amazing sky.
Great depth of field.
serp2000 (45970) 2012-01-14 8:04
Голубые стены на фоне лазурного неба и очень контрастно смотрятся за счет белых колонн. Не силен в церковной архитектуре, это что, Колокольня? Или просто ворота к основному зданию? Полесье , значит. Никогда не бывал в тех краях. Это тоже велопробег был?
jmdias (69318) 2012-01-22 3:33
interesting the different style of the church here. I liked the shapes and the colors, you framed it very well and the light and sharpness are perfect. well done. TFS.
daddo (28170) 2012-02-26 14:54
Zdravo Sergiy. I have overlooked your gallery of late and I see that I have missed some beautiful images of churches. I do like your compact, vertical composition which present these architectural beauties in close proximity and in different light. Clarity is superb, so are the natural colours. A little gem.My compliments. Pozdrav. Klaudio.
thebest (4276) 2012-12-15 0:01
Wonderful - the colours - the lighting & the incredible architecture of these churches is amazing.
The content of your photo is exceptional.
fritzi007 (12518) 2013-02-17 5:45
beautiful Orthodox church. The entire design, including the color is fabulous!
Have on the return flight Moscow-Vienna seen this country as the European Amazon, really truly spectacular!
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16602)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-19
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Around Chernobyl
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-07 15:31