Yes, spring! So many colors in Slava Rusa, a village of lipovans.
Lipovans or Lippovans (Romanian: Lipoveni, Ukrainian: Липовани, Russian: Липоване, Bulgarian: липованци) are the Old Believers, mostly of Russian ethnic origin, who settled in the Moldavian Principality, in Dobruja and Eastern Muntenia. According to the 2002 Romanian census there are a total of 35,791 Lipovans in Romania, of whom 21,623 living in Dobruja.
The name has been suggested to be related to Russian Липа (lipa), linden tree or to Filippovka, a holiday name dedicated to Saint Philip, however, the accepted etymology says it's derived from name of Filipp Pustosviat (1672–1742), the adepts of whom being named filippovcy or (fi)lippovane.
They emigrated from Russia over 200 years ago as dissenters with the mainline Russian Orthodox Church. They settled along the Prut River in Moldavia and in the Danube Delta. They have maintained strong religious traditions that predate the reforms of the Russian Orthodox Church undertaken during the reign of Patriarch Nikon. When he made changes to worship in 1652, part of the believers carried on worshipping in the "old way". In that sense, they continued to speak Old Russian, to cross themselves with two fingers instead of three, and to keep their beards. The Russian government and the Orthodox Church persecuted them and as a result some committed suicide by burning themselves, with many other being forced to emigrate.
In 1876, the Lipovans were joined by some Skoptsy sect members who emigrated to Romania to escape prosecution.
The Lipovans were considered to be schismatic by the Nikonians. However others consider this label to be incorrect.
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cornejo (46782) 2014-04-16 4:04
Hi Daniel, I like this good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Sergiom (88317) 2014-04-16 5:00
Le jaune de l'arbre ressort très bien sur ce mur bleu. Le cadrage est des plus intéressant avec cette fenêtre toute texturée ainsi que les murs marqués par l'âge.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-16 5:12
a wonderfully arty and superbly constructed shot this. Perfect contrast of elements and colours that work so elegantly and beautifully. Love it!
Regards - B.
daddo (27926) 2014-04-16 6:16
Hi Daniel. What an arresting image filled with delightful colours and glorious light.I love the textures, the patina of age, the flush of the youthful blossoms. Well done with this original homage to Spring. Klaudio.
holmertz (59142) 2014-04-16 8:22
A simple but smart and very elegant composition. Interesting colours and good textures of the materials. Well observed.
saxo042 (37966) 2014-04-16 8:41
A very artistic composition with only a few items, but with very attractive and harmonic colours. A beautiful picture!
elkab (3780) 2014-04-16 9:22
Very nice spring composition. I like colours, texture of the wall and window frame. Picture like from some magazine ...
annjackman (21903) 2014-04-16 9:26
Simple like a piece of art. The colours are very nice together and I like the textures on the wall and window frame.
Kind Regards, Ann
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-04-16 9:32
The flowering forsythia stands out really well against the contrasting purple-blue wall Daniel. The shot is attractively composed and the simple details of the house allow the beauty of the shrub to shine.
ChrisJ (117855) 2014-04-16 14:49
A nice minimalist shot with good textural details in the blue bg wall which contrasts so well against the bright yellow flowers of Spring. Excellent sharpness and the weathered lighter blue framed window enhances the scene. Tfs!
carlo62 (54986) 2014-04-16 15:51
mi piace questa tua composizione e mi piacciono soprattutto i colori che hai unito.
Dal mio punto di vista, avrei tagliato un po' la parte sotto, eliminando la legatura bianca del piccolo albero, a mio modesto parere disturba la vista.
Per il resto, niente da dire, è un piacere osservarla.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-04-16 22:26
Très jolie composition printanière avec un très bel effet couleurs.
kasianowak (10441) 2014-04-17 2:31
Very beautiful image which, just like the title, shouts spring. The bright colour of the flowers contrasts well with darker and cooler background.
marabu61 (11279) 2014-04-18 2:12
Very attractive combination of colors in this simple composition. Even though you have placed the bright yellow bush bang in the middle, the composition feels nicely balanced grace to the half of the blue window to the side. Like it a lot.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-04-18 10:34
little details that make life so beautiful!!
and you are always there to capture them!!
nicely done Daniel!!
siudzi (34141) 2014-04-20 10:23
Creative and original cropping is a key of your beautiful pic. Like it a lot! An interesting visual effect was supported by the intensive palette of colors. Very well done!
SNOOP_Chan (4377) 2014-04-21 9:50
Simplu si de efect, imi place foarte mult. Primavara si atat.
Kielia (24077) 2014-04-22 9:04
this is another well spotted subject, proving that a simple window and a blooming bush can be a great photographic subject.
Beautiful colors and an excellent composition too!
bachapi (369) 2014-05-03 12:27
I love your compo Daniel! Beautiful colors and contrast.
tatadalou (7459) 2014-05-21 11:54
Very interesting note, thanks a lot for the documented information about lipovans. Concerning the picture, a minimalistic framing very luminous with this beautiful blooming tree.
clic (18496) 2015-07-27 6:59
After reading many notes under your inspiring pictures, I already know your 'true love' for the blue color and about your natural sense for elegant composition.
Seen here is a subtle paradoxical superimposition featuring two complementary colors that mesmerizes attention. Thanks for the rigorous vertical lines of window that testify of much "know how".
My wife and I had a much-interested look on your Portuguese takes; we will reach there for two weeks in September