The russian orthodox Uspensky Cathedral sits on a hill high above the Finnish capital Helsinki. The church can be seen from wide around central Helsinki an overlooks the central market square and the harbor. Built in 1868 it is today one of Helsinki's most visited sites.
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PaulVDV (29153) 2014-03-22 17:31
You looked for an interesting POV to present the cathedral on its mighty setting high on the rock.
Beautiful architecture picture.
The small blue flowers in the lower right corner are a nice detail.
Best regards, Paul
ricardomattos (7097) 2014-03-22 19:28
Beautiful church with a magnificent architecture and details.
emka (98742) 2014-03-22 23:00
Hello Daniel, It looks so different in early spring. Beautiful golden domes against the blue sky, charming little flowers in the corner. I saw it in all white background. Excellent composition from below.
Warm regrads MAlgo
jemaflor (98007) 2014-03-23 0:34
Interesting architecture and original frame with the Fg and the rocks and blue flowers, original ideal, good result with also this nice light.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-03-23 0:45
Hello Daniel - I know that the context is not right but this shot makes me think of this Biblical verse
"I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church"
You shot combines the elements of rock and church in a creative and attractive way.
Nicou (143096) 2014-03-23 2:09
Quelle vue de cette cathédrale sueprbe quelle architecture et ce cadrage avec la belle roche quelle compo.
Bravo et amitié
Noel_Byrne (31418) 2014-03-23 5:17
I know this beautiful building from seeing it on one, but never from this viewpoint. This really emphasizes the hill it sits on and makes that hill look huge! Very creative view on a very beautiful and iconic building. The deep red looks stunning against the bue sky.
Silvio1953 (144334) 2014-03-23 7:20
Ciao Daniel, great POV on fantastic cathedral, wonderful natural colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-03-23 7:28
Hello Daniel - I visited Uspenski when my wife and I visited Finland, but somehow I didn't emerge from the trip with a single good photo of it, inside or out. I like this one, showing its position atop the rocky hill and in good light that lets the gold shine. Thanks!
tyro (25286) 2014-03-23 9:01
A very interesting note and a remarkable photograph too!
How well you have taken this photograph considering your very low viewpoint! Despite "looking up" at this beautiful cathedral from far below, you have managed this one without any distortion whatsoever - not an easy task. The cathedral is lit in the most beautiful light which makes it textures and wonderful colours stand out perfectly against the clear azure sky. Your composition is excellent too and I love the little patch of blue flowers which, sitting at bottom right, balance the image perfectly.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
chrislo (4097) 2014-03-23 9:36
Le point de vue est intéressant et laisse à penser que la cathédrale est bâtie sur un promontoire rocheux. L'architecture est bien mise en valeur sous ce ciel bleu, et les petits clochetons dorés lui donnent beaucoup de prestance et de charme, voire même un petit air russe. Pour terminer, le petit bouquet de clochettes en bas de l'image ajoute une note printanière à cette jolie composition.
williewhistler (16398) 2014-03-23 14:55
the inclusion of the blue flowers clinging to the steep slope helps to add both interest and depth to a a well composed shot.
Best wishes Les.
kasianowak (9201) 2014-03-26 14:19
This photo has to be viewed large to be trully appreciated! I love the idea to include the blue spring flowers in the corner. They look as if they were reflecting the colour of the sky and they provide balance for the expanse of bare rock.
notrap (6133) 2014-04-01 8:26
so schön, und soooo finnisch! Sollte man mal vergessen, wo man ist, an den dicken, runden Felsen mitten in der Stadt erkennt man es sofort. Schön auch der kleine Fleck Scilla rechts unten.
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-04-01 20:41
Lovely view of the Uspenski Cathedral.Great colors and sharpness.Very well done,TFS.
adores (45613) 2014-04-22 15:52
Very good low pov! I like the way the rock leads our eyes to the church at the top and the blue flowers on the corner are surely a very good detail!
fritzi007 (10819) 2014-05-18 14:46
sehr schönes Foto mit guter Information, sehr gute Perspektive, gratuliere!
mkamionka (37193) 2014-05-22 8:40
beautiful architecture with red brick going well with the green roofing. Interesting composition with the huge rock in the foreground. I see you have thought it through very well adding also the blue flowers in the bottom right corner. The weather was great indeed and the blue sky adds a nice touch. It reminds me the words of Jesus who encouraged His disciples to "build on the rock".
You are stretching nicely from Finland to Morocco.
Very well done,
pierrefonds (66875) 2014-05-31 17:21
La distance entre la colline et la cathédrale donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de la cathédrale. La bonne luminosité met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.