The 19th century Russian Orthodox cathedral on Brivibas iela was converted to an astronomical observatory during the anti-religious Soviet era. Since independence it's been restored to it's proper use, though locals still refer to it as the 'Planetarijs'
Seen from the 16th floor of our hotel, in evening sunlight. Pity there was no colour in the sky but you cannot have everything.
Scanned from a 35mm print, brightened, colour slightly enhanced and border added.
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spence (65) 2004-09-03 3:58
This is a beautiful cathedral Doreen and you've captured it in lovely light. Just for fun I've tried a crop and a couple of changes in a workshop. I wonder what you'll think of it.
Nottinghill (1089) 2004-09-03 6:16
I don't think cropping the upper part works well as in Jennifer's WS. the shades of the sky give a good perspective. I would eventually consider cloning out the construction in the upper right part. Pity the sharpness is not too good. It could add much value to your picture. And I like your framing
christina (2040) 2004-09-03 7:34
I love the warmth of this image. it is composed beautifully. As far as the sharpenss, you could adjust it in photoshop. But, it doesn't really bother me much. Nice work.
inisheer (317) 2004-09-03 13:06
Good framing, the warm light suits your subject very well. The lack of sharpness (probably due to the scan?) doesn't disturb, it contributes to create a soft atmosphere.
jrj (34843) 2004-09-06 4:54
You made a very good capture of this cathedral in the fine light and made a good framing to go with it Doreen. It is not so good that the building seems to be a little out of focus (at least at my screen).
yesterday (9833) 2004-09-11 5:24
Excellent composition, I like the varm light and colour in photo, good contrat to, could have been a bit sharper, but over all great.
regards Kaj Nielsen
lemon_logix (1054) 2004-09-11 21:02
wow, what a spectacular majestic piece of architecture, a pity it is not so sharp, but nevertheless, it is well pleasing to the eye.