Kievan Caves Monastery captured from the cruise ship just from Dnjepr river.
At the beginning of the 11th Century founded by Yaroslav the Wise, Christian hermits are living here to be close to God. The Cave Monastery was the first and largest religious center of the Kievan Rus'. In 1688 it got the the title "Lavra". In addition, it played a prominent role in the spiritual life and in the development of Slavic culture and science. Today, the monastery has more than 70 buildings. There are two cave complexes and underground cave churches
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pierrefonds (58738) 2012-04-16 5:48
The buildings are framing well the monastery. The point of view is showing woth precision the details and colors of the architecture of the buildings and of the monastery. The morning light is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-04-16 5:50
Great arxhitecture details here.Awesome view with wonderful background.Nice ligthning and POV.Well done.TFS
Have a nice week,
dta (69442) 2012-04-16 5:50
Hello Achim ,
This is a splendid view of this outstanding monastery . All these golden doms are so beautiful . Excellent framing and exposure .
danyy (0) 2012-04-16 5:57
un ciel un peu bruité et c'est dommage, mais les lumières n'étaient pas faciles. Jolies couleurs naturelles qui permettent entre autres de bien rendre les dorures des dômes, le soleil aide beaucoup.
sabermonajati (9887) 2012-04-16 6:17
interesting view from golden vaults you captured.
Graal (99124) 2012-04-16 6:40
very nice gold domes on the towers. Good shot and presentation of monastery in Kiev. Photo I like. Well note, too.
Have a nice day.
Fis2 (87999) 2012-04-16 7:21
I like POV and composition.
papagolf21 (88135) 2012-04-16 8:39
Bonjour, cher Achim,
Voilà une composition riche d'édifices d'une grande beauté.
Le cadrage est excellent pour valoriser ce patrimoine architectural étonnant.
Tout est parfaitement composé.
rychem (25866) 2012-04-16 11:45
Das Foto gefaellt mir sehr gut, die orthodoxen Kirchen sind immer reichlich geschmueckt, was das Foto beweist, schoene goldene Kuppeln, gute Arbeit
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-16 14:24
a beautiful photo from this amazing architecture and I like the composition and the beautiful architectural details, great view, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
bukitgolfb301 (37036) 2012-04-16 14:44
Hello my dear Achim
Yes, great shot! Reflecting with your high sense!
Nice macro appraoch via widefocus lens, perfect framework and composition.
Significant impresive color and light touch indeed.
So sharp and clear focisuing as usual as your trademark.
Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a good day, best regards,
Takero from a little cold Tokyo
Nicou (126290) 2012-04-17 2:05
quelles belles coupoles dorées, mervielleus eiamge et compoq eul capdrage avec ce blanc, et ce beau ciel sueprbe compo.
bravo et amitié
jhm (141961) 2012-04-17 4:14
The stair leads us to the wonderful church of Nossa Senhora da Vitoria.
A wonderful white church with three towers.
Excellent light management, nice colors too.
Composition and presentation are pleasant for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day.
josepmarin (57837) 2012-04-17 9:08
this photo caught from the ship cruise is fantastic, and has a great sharpness in spite of the distance from your POV.
I like this wonderful architecture, with the golden domes and the buildings of the monastery, that they appear in the middle of the trees, offering us a great graphical contrast and a few magnificent colors. The composition is harmonic and very attractive.
A beautiful work, my friend.
Cricri (109661) 2012-04-17 23:12
Splendide vue du monastère et des dôme qui l'entoure brillant sous une belle lumière, très belle présentation
danos (88883) 2012-04-18 0:35
beautiful the panoramic view of the Kievan caves Monastery, as dominating the hill,with the golden domes to outlined against the blue sky, making the image very effective and unique.I like the clarity and the sharpness of the scene, as the excellent light and colour management.
Have a good day,danos
ChrisJ (101782) 2012-04-18 2:25
The gold dome at right stands out well against the wonderful blue sky. Nice symmetry with the smaller & lower gold domed churches at left with the green roofs. Good sharpness & well composed. Tfs!
gunbud (34066) 2012-04-20 17:37
The many golden domes look especailly beautiful against the soft blue sky that contrast wonderfully with the lush green trees.
Silvio1953 (126846) 2012-04-22 5:47
Ciao Achim, lovely composition with beautiful monastery, splendid light, wonderful natural colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
siolaw (38292) 2012-04-24 3:38
You composed the scene well with the main monument off centre, excellent general quality and a beautiful and interesting subject.
anokutan (15097) 2012-04-24 11:01
Beautiful object.Wonderful towers.I like POV and composition.Good colors.
npecanhuk (68150) 2012-04-25 8:57
Magnificent building with woonderful architectural details!
Very beautiful, attractive and interesting picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, horizontal format, contrasts and composition are all excellent here too!
TFS - congrats,
wolf38 (31282) 2012-04-25 23:05
Hallo Achim. Dein Photo erinnert mich an meinen Aufenthalt in Kiev im vergangenen Jahr. Für diesen gelungenen Schuss hast Du einen guten Standort gehabt. Als Übersicht wirkt das Photo hervorragend. Gut gemacht. Viele Grüße, Wolfgang.
Angshu (56406) 2012-05-01 21:42
The monastery buildings with the golden spires look good against the blue sky. Nice colours in good light! Well done! I was wondering about the quality of this picture compared to your standards, and then saw it being shot with a IXUS with high zoom.
jemaflor (87345) 2012-05-05 0:18
Beautiful architecture perfectly framed from this pov, the comosition is well balanced, good light and result for the golden domes of the church, tfs.
sacavem (18614) 2012-05-31 7:24
Excellent composition, very nice colors, and sharpness. Pretty and very interesting postcard of Kiev.
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43295)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-21
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Canon IXUS 960IS
- Exposure: f/5.8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Sergiyade West Kiev [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-16 4:48