A beautiful white cathedral, perhaps modeled and similar to the Saint Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia. The structure was built between 1830 and 1852 as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland, Tsar Nicolas I of Russia. The church has one very large dome surrounded by four smaller domes. This is an active church - having regular worship services and special events.
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lousat (75506) 2013-08-30 1:43
Hi David,beautiful capture of the symbol of Helsinki,i like a lot your large view,a problem for the lens but a great pleasure to see,especially when made whit these colors and details and in the best exposure,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Nicou (120328) 2013-08-30 3:02
quel panorama allongé sueprbe quelle place avec cette église quelle vue et les personnages sur la place sueprbe compo et ensemble parfait.
Bravo et amitié
dta (65644) 2013-08-30 3:35
Hello DAvid ,
A splendid view of this large square , with the white cathedral dominating the monumental stairs , in a well chosen panoramic format .
photoray (11745) 2013-08-30 10:39
A very grandiose cathedral appearing like a government structure, and the steep steps with visitors adds to the dimensions.
PS: My most expensive and favorite camera now is the Canon 5D Mark III. And I would recommend the Canon 5Ti which costs about one fourth as much.
Romano46 (17436) 2013-08-30 10:43
una splendida fotografia grazie ad un accorto ed eccellente uso del grandangolo che ti ha permesso di riprendere nella migliore delle maniere questa monumentale chiesa di Helsinki.
Eccellenti anche i colori e perfetta la composizione che non viene ad essere disturbata dalla distorsione inevitabile della corta focalòe.
Ottima la nitidezza.
Complimenti per l'eccellente lavoro.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
chrisvek (7001) 2013-08-30 17:52
Very good photo.Well composed with nice details and lightning usage.Great sharpness and pOV.I also like the framework you chose.
have a nice weekend
Urs (14082) 2013-08-30 18:12
You are right, this cathedral really is beautiful, like a white knight in shining armour. The white stands out and considering the long winter night, could be token of hope in the darkness. Good include persons in the FG to make us understand of the hight of the cathedral. Well done
Malaysia is changing, in particular in the big cities like KL where you have spend some time. However upcountry it often is the same as dome decades ago. The only thing that has changed throughout Malaysia in the past three decades I'm here working and living is the English knowledge. In the 1980s even in the villages English was spoken, today you have to be lucky somebody knows some broken English in the village.
bukitgolfb301 (35428) 2013-08-30 23:38
Hi dear David
You are a world traveler, right? This image is from Finland. Widefocus appraoch makes so fantatsic and sharp / clear image as such. Distortion makes a posttive impact. Conratulation on your supper job!
Thanks a lot and have a good weekend! Takero
- Copyright: David Reed Thomas (drt100) (2053)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Olympus E620, Olympus 14 - 42 mm Digital, UV filtrer
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Helsinki Lutheran Cathedral [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-30 0:54