This is Velika Danilivka (“Big Daniel’s Village”), newly build quarter in Saltivka residential area of Kharkiv city. Dwelling houses are not fully constructed yet, but the church is. This situation is completely new for Ukraine. Moreover, before Ukrainian Independence (1991) there were no new churches built at all.
This shot has given me an opportunity to show a new approach on housing development. But also when preparing it for posting I could find for myself the best algorithm of the editing to get maximal resulting quality and conform the TE rules. The problem is that some TE users’ images, including mine, suffer from something like aureole around contrasting details. I believe this photographic fault is called “ghost” in English. If a ghost has rather discrete structure, the compression level of JPG-JPEG format may be blamed. But the “best quality - minimal compression” setting gives too big file to be posted for TE. For example, this image had 341 kB at the 100% quality. The 99% quality gave 286 kB that was OK for TE (not more 300 kB).
Thus for this image, which in my camera had such properties as 3264*2448 and 2MB (jpg) by means of ACD FotoCanvas I have made the following (in Paint and Microsoft Office Picture Manager I could not find the settings for jpg-image quality):
1. one degree rotation to make the church (main compositional element) look more vertically;
2. cropping after rotation;
3. auto levels adjusting;
4. resizing to 800*631 pixels;
5. saving with several qualities (from 90% to 100%) to search the file of maximal size, but < 300 kB.
I think these operations should be made at one sitting to avoid extra savings, which reduce the quality.
Hopefully this image is free of ghosts. The shining things above the higher cupola are small chains hanging over the cross as a decoration. In addition, the church has been already consecrated…
POST PROCESSING OF THE POST
As a response to the critique given by keribar I've made some self-editing as a workshop image with small vertical perspective correction to make the houses on the left stand straight, without leaning. Please see the result here.
GPS coordinates: 50.03830 Lat, 36.34400 Long, 117 m
[ ← west ] – 50°N THEME – [ east → ]
Critiques | Translate
BeBeHooker (0) 2008-12-16 11:32
Very interesting church. Interesting buildings. Nice colors. Good light and bright. Original shot.
shevchenko (20548) 2008-12-16 21:32
I think is not easy to make this photo to include foreground big church and background houses, 2 method to edit this photo, to sliding the church but not sliding the floor, or just crop out, to show only the church without background, thanks for sharing.
siamesa (28127) 2008-12-17 0:50
Splendid composition of this beautiful church and the fantastic sky. The houses are really nice and surely it's is a lovely picture. Excellent colours and pov.
Rosam (297) 2008-12-17 2:53
Have a wonderful day
TGULUMSER (13252) 2008-12-18 5:20
The architecture of the church is great. Colors of the shot are very nice. Beautiful composition,
feather (51130) 2008-12-18 6:44
The architecture of the new church is beautiful and it incorporates many traditional features. You composed the image well so we can also see some of the new houses in the background. Compression for TE size has always been a big problem; even more so when the size limit was 200kb!
Silvio1953 (154087) 2008-12-18 10:31
Hi Sergiy, I don't like this architecture, but your photo is splendid, good view with wonderful contrast against fantastic blue sky, very well done, ciao Silvio
Gustaw (21670) 2008-12-19 3:52
Zdrastwuj drug from Ukraina!
It is interesting modern ukrainian architecture. But I prefer old ortodox churches. Very beautiful weather. Good composition.
Nicou (152026) 2008-12-19 8:52
superbe image, quel bâtiment, très bien capté, de treès bells teintes, ce ocre est splendide.
bravo et amitié
rodgerg (55767) 2008-12-19 8:54
A very nice balance in this composition with nice colours well collected.
Have a good WE,
archimatica (20648) 2008-12-19 13:59
By your posts I see a country so far from mine.
This church has an architectural style very original.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2008-12-21 3:06
Nowhere one builds many new churches, and in France the rare news is out of concrete and of a hopelessly banal architecture. The church that you present preserve a recognizable traditional architecture. A beautiful descriptive image and of good quality. Cheer.
Have a nice sunday
Gerrit (52283) 2008-12-21 5:35
good composition in fine clear colors.
Interesting projecty and note.
daddo (28142) 2008-12-22 3:37
Zdravo Sergiy. Brilliant image, clear, beautifully lit. Impressive building and dramatic combination of reddish brick and deep, blue sky.Pozdrav. Klaudio.
SAMANDI (302) 2008-12-23 3:46
Very interesting Shot. Interesting buildings
Nice colors. Good light and bright
-- SADEGH --
bobocortis (16026) 2008-12-25 2:20
Beautiful shot, with a well-decentered holy building.
A nice sky and a good perspective.
Best regards and a Merry Christmas.
parbo (11092) 2008-12-25 11:01
Wonderful shot and great note to accompany the image especially with your well detailed work flow.
The area seems will be popular one in a few years after newly building the church. Excellent clarity and sharpness in natural colors. Congratulations.
I wish merry Christmas to you and your family.
denisn72 (8300) 2008-12-26 5:59
I like the amazing and vivid colours. The architecture and the colours of that church are interesting. Everything seems brand new. It a lovely district. The light and the sky are excellent. Well done and thanks for sharing.
ed_galagan (374) 2008-12-29 2:43
Very interesting picture! Sometimes these shots with a villages and new churches will be the old history.
jmdias (69230) 2009-01-01 5:05
amazing contrast between the brownish colors of this church and the blue sky. very beautiful architecture, perfect light, pov and sharpness. well done
hugs and happy 2009
darek1978 (13361) 2009-01-01 6:43
Dobryj Den Sergiy,
Great composition and amazing colours. I really like this blue sky. Well done!
All the best in New Year!!
keribar (43841) 2009-01-01 12:37
Wonderful light and composition all over. My only concern is about the leaning houses on thge left: Some Photoshop would take care about this ?
Happu New Year - Izzet Keribar
JCG (35129) 2009-01-02 11:46
Interesting religious architecture and which arises superbly on this splendid blue sky. Photo good balanced by framing. Clearness is appreciable too. Well done, thank you Sergiy.
With all my friendships and I present to you like with all your family all my best wishes for the New Year's Day,
Tue (43874) 2009-01-03 8:38
Very good photo of this place, very well composed too with a good placement of the church on the right hand side. The light is pleasant and brings out the colours very well!
Best wishes for a Happy 2009!
PixelTerror (0) 2009-01-04 4:43
This image makes for an attractive subject and you have wisely off centered it to show the surroundings, the good light completes the attractive impression.
Z Novym Hodam, JY
paura (46464) 2009-01-05 3:32
Details are very vivid in this nice architecture shot. Lighting and colors are also great. well done!
photoray (13981) 2009-01-05 15:39
Old architectural style church with modern materials is intriguing. Is this Greek Orthodox type? Or?
Anyway it is always wonderful when modern humans use the past to improve the future.
rey316 (24) 2009-01-11 1:21
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Docarmo (9767) 2009-01-11 19:35
I like very much this compositon with the imposing architecture of the church. It is also interesting to see the residential area. The sky is very beautiful, colours are very well communicated.
Thanks for sharing,
sacavem (18620) 2009-01-14 7:09
The architecture is fantastic. Very good colour, contrast and definition.
Good photographic moment of this architecture.
Atousa (7131) 2009-01-19 4:08
I like the colour contrast in this shot..the architecture seems simple yet impressive ..useful workshop too.. thank you.
Best regards, A
maloutim (9731) 2009-01-22 23:15
I like the Eastern European style of church towers, and it seems to please a lot of people, as they come into your featured photos!
I also like the fact that they have kept this sort of style for new churches!
This orange stone stands well against the blue sky and the lighter colour of the new buildings under construction!
You did a very good job with getting rid of the ghost! I have the same problem of course, but I am not skilled enough to do all the repairs that you did!
Thanks for sharing and best regards from Brittany, France!
PS. I would like to see another photo of the place when the district around is completed!
jafadabret (56501) 2009-01-27 8:32
Il y a un moyen d'améliorer la netteté qui a été perdue avec la compression pour TE c'est avec PhotoFiltre de faire Filtre/Netteté/Plus net/Edition/Atténuer.
Jouer avec le curseur pour trouver le bon réglage.
Le WS est superbe avec la correction. Les couleurs et le graphisme sont au top !
pajaran (66318) 2010-01-21 3:46
Dobar dan, osvanuo je sa snegom i mnogo hladan.
Sa istim problemom se i ja srecem, dobar kontrast arhitekture, lepa crkva, dobre boje i prikaz iste, svidja mi se ovaj rad, dobri ste.
Prijatan dan i lepo vreme, Paja.
iainsp (3298) 2010-10-21 6:28
I find this new church quite interesting: you have posted a number of churches of different ages, and quite often is is very difficult to tell the age of a church - to my untrained, western-european eye, there seems to be a historical consistency of architectural styles in the Eastern Orthodox church. Probably my untrained eye is missing glaring changes, but I would be interested in your comments on how eccesiastical architecture has changed in Ukraine. (By the way there are some more obvious, but still quite subtle, differences between this and, say a 1940s church, but is seems far less obvious between a 1940s and 1740s).
regards and thanks, Iain
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16602)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Sergiyade Sergiy's Ukrainian Churches., 50°N (50th parallel north in Eastern Ukraine) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-12-16 11:13