After the first snow yesterday evening, I've decided to take some picture in the center of Sofia, this one was the most interesting...
In the Workshop - you can see the cathedral when the bells ring.
( P.S. the Workshop - a joke, not an earthquake! :))
The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Built in Neo-Byzantine style, it serves as the cathedral church of the Patriarch of Bulgaria and is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world, as well as one of Sofia's symbols and primary tourist attractions.
The construction of the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral started in 1882 (having been planned since 19th February, 1879), when the foundation stone was laid, but it was in fact built between 1904 and 1912 in honour to the Russian soldiers who died during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878, as a result of which Bulgaria was liberated from Ottoman rule.
There is a museum of Bulgarian icons inside the cathedral crypt, part of the National Art Gallery. The church claims that the museum contains the largest collection of Orthodox icons in Europe.
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trabuio (1881) 2008-11-23 12:52
interesting picture of a nice place with a light effect of a running car (or a bus, considering dimension).
Oh, so strong vibration when the bell ring? Like an earthquake.
Have a nice week.
P.S. Thanks for your cute Italian note to my picture; but is it so clear that my English is poor?
Jonathan_Tree (0) 2008-11-23 13:19
Amazing church. Wonderful dynamic shot. Fantastic light and colors. Great effect.
bracasha75 (24443) 2008-11-23 13:26
I was once in Sophia and i have seen this beautiful church of Sv. Alexander Nevski.
Beautiful evening view
tober (8748) 2008-11-23 13:28
Hello Silvia, if it snowed today in Sofia, tomorrow it will certainly arrive to Turkey. I liked the contrast of the church against the dark blue sky and the light effect of passing vehicle. Regards, Tolga
brano14 (2508) 2008-11-23 20:30
Very interesting picture,I'm sure how would be without that light effect.
macondo (17949) 2008-11-24 0:49
An interesting slower exposure, with tripod ensuring sharpness of the details of the building. The long shaft of light from the car or bus seems to be going into or coming out of the cathedral doorway. Maybe I would have corrected the tilt in the photo, but apart from that it is a good shot and I like the combination of the deep blue sky and the well lit church.
azaf1 (15929) 2008-11-24 2:16
Good morning Silvia
A very attractive night composition with the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia. The first snow is always a pleasure when it comes. I like the majestic building the way you have chosen to shhot and the combination of yellow and blue. The effect of the car passing by really creates something different which I like
Have a very good week and TFS
Cretense (68663) 2008-11-24 7:24
Beautiful nightshot (I am a nightshot lover), excellent "blue" hour, great architecture photo! Great composition and framing, great diagonal perspective and dynamism added by the moving lights! Great light managment! Congratulations!
lucasgalodoido (21030) 2008-11-24 15:02
uma bela foto essa, principalmente por causa do contraste entre o céu azul e a iluminação dourada. Gostei também do efeito de movimento do carro, da um dinamismo à imagem. Belo trabalho.
Escrevi em português porque li em sua nota que está praticando a língua de Camões, mas se preferir, as próximas escrevo em Inglês mesmo.
Parabéns pela foto e Abraço
crazy51 (231) 2008-11-27 8:42
your photo wonderfull good idea
Silvio1953 (98051) 2009-01-13 12:40
Ciao Silvia, fantastic nocturne shoot with lovely church, great exposure, wonderful light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
JanD (0) 2009-01-13 13:48
Amazing church. Wonderful light and contrast. Excellent dynamic shot.
Angshu (51174) 2009-01-15 19:56
The famous landmark of Sofia, showed differently here...the slow shutter speed lent those details of the lines caused by the car head & tail lights. Fine night shot against the late blue hour sky! Nice one in the WS as well! :-)