Today, April 22, 2010, is Lenin’s 140-th anniversary. In the Soviet Union people used to celebrate Lenin’s birthday working on subbotnik as volunteers, for free. Now, only what I can do for commemorating the date is posting this curious picture taken at the central part of Hlobine, the capital of a rural area in the south of Poltavska Oblast.
This new Saint Michael’s church was recently built between the town’s main square and its central park, where a monument to Lenin stands. Now the monument is seen only from the park.
GPS coordinates: 49.37840 Lat, 33.27745 Long, 99 m
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PixelTerror (0) 2010-04-22 13:10
I like the 50/50 frame division and you have particularly good light on the church to help it stand out
Have a nice day jY
ines8 (6120) 2010-04-22 13:14
Another beautiful picture, superb details of the church,funny title!
vasilpro (41317) 2010-04-22 13:17
Excellent composition, very good POV and light management, interesting architecture, beautiful colors, smart title.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
TOMLEVMB (1681) 2010-04-22 13:37
It is obvious that Lenin really is eternal. Waiting for us even before the church. Very good contrast - Lenin x church. The church in the photo well located to the left of the big tree.
eldancer1 (36343) 2010-04-22 13:56
Excellent composition. The framing is great and the colors are wonderful. Well done!
Hansaphotos (8135) 2010-04-22 14:37
A wonderful picture of this fine church. I think your composition is brilliant with the statue in the foreground shadow, while the church stands out as the main attraction in the left part with such a good light. Colours, sharpness and exposure are all superb. Thanks for sharing. Have a great friday.
Best regards, Erling
saxo042 (37888) 2010-04-22 14:54
A very good title and a very interesting note! Of course, your picture is also very good, with attractive composition and colours. But all the links in your note kept me occupied for a long time!
pajaran (61212) 2010-04-22 22:25
Dan koji ce se dugo pamtiti rodjen je jedan veliki revolucionar koji je upisan krupnim slovima u istoriji. Odlican motiv prikazan dobrim bojama i lepom fotografijom, cestitam.
Neka se slavi i cuva uspomena na Lenjina i revoluciju.
Imajte lep praznican dan, cestitam, Paja.
Day that will be long remembered, was born a great revolutionary who is enrolled in the history of big letters. Excellent theme shows good color and beautiful photo, congratulations.
Let's celebrate and preserve the memory of Lenin and the revolution.
Please be nice festive day, congratulations, Paja.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-04-23 0:57
Hello Sergiy! Very interesting place, interesting composition, good capture. Superb lightness and marvelous colours. Good POV and DOF. Original monument. Excellent Orthodox church. Good note. Well done!
rodgerg (55767) 2010-04-23 4:30
An excellent title for a very nice shot. Excellent balalnce light and shade. Light for the beautiful coloured church and shade for the statue. Great depjht too with the statue in the FG and the church in the BG.
Have a nice WE,
denisn72 (8300) 2010-04-23 8:10
I agree with PixelTerror about the 50/50 frame division. The contrasts are great as well as the colours and sharpness. The trees make a nice framing for the church. Well done!
npecanhuk (75502) 2010-04-23 10:39
That's a very attractive picture!
The architecture of the church is pretty interesting and truly beautiful with wonderful shapes and colors!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, colors and composition are all excellent! The statue and the trees were harmoniously placed in the frame!
TFS - congratulations!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-04-23 13:42
Good evening Sergiy,
Which astonishing and paradoxical image, in which Lénine seems to call upon the church. The church is splendid, the presence of lénine of which I am not a fan:) is interesting. The composition with the trees is remarkable. congratulations.
Have a good evening
siamesa (28121) 2010-04-23 14:50
Boa noite Sergiy
This is an amazing church. Beautiful colors and rich details, usual in these churches.Perfect capture.
mkamionka (37231) 2010-04-24 1:48
very interesting combination, a contrast of two worlds.
The architecture beautiful and well preserved, and the monument from old times. Very well seen and caught, interesting note and funny title. Attractive composition with good framing,
Thanks for sharing that.
Have a good weekend,
belido (19934) 2010-04-24 6:38
that's a great play with the available elements. There is nothing that disturbs the view. Everything is perfectly synchronized and in harmony. Lovely photograph as usual!
JCG (35129) 2010-04-24 7:21
Here is a church into perfect harmonizes with its environment and you marvelously framed well the building so that it is noticed !!! The face-to-face with the statue of Lénine is also interesting and justifies your amusing title. A beautiful photograph with good qualities as well in the lights as in the natural colors, well done Sergiy and thank you for the instructive note.
With all my friendships and a very good WE,
josepmarin (58359) 2010-04-25 10:17
Interesting contraposition of politics and of religion in this scene. The beautiful traditional architecture of the modern church and its green domes are outlined between the trees under a good light and a few nice shades, while Lenin's statue seems to give a speech opposite to it.
A good work, my friend.
sacimar (26273) 2010-04-25 11:26
impressive building, I like the colors, I don´t know if they are usual there, but not in Spain, good details and composition,
paololg (31448) 2010-04-25 16:21
Ciao dear Sergiy,
thanks to your beautiful images, I can pleasantly admire these marvelous colored churches, a true pleasure also because in Italy it is difficult to see churches with these colors. Even if this church is small it has a beautiful architecture. Excellent photo, bright and with a perfect sharp. Compliments!
Ciao, have a nice week!
shevchenko (20548) 2010-04-25 19:33
Good frame to the statue and church within a shoot, clear to see the beautiful new church, nice greenery environment with dense clumps, informative note, thanks for sharing.
Graal (102928) 2010-04-25 23:23
church and Lenin, amazing comparison, it's joke of history. Nice architecture of church. Good photojob.
Have a nice day.
skippy007 (12510) 2010-04-26 2:01
Hello Sergiy, First let me congratulate you on what I think must be the best collection of photographed Churches on TE, this is another perfect example, excellent quality, beautiful light & colour. Interesting to see from your posting that there are several new Churches being built in recent times, something that is the reverse of what is happening here with many of the smaller churches in the small towns closing & being sold. Another beautiful image.
photoray (13981) 2010-04-26 7:17
Colorful and detailed photo of the classical Orthodox church. The cuppolas with golden trim are very appealing, offset by the white and blue.
PS: I doubt Lenin would have celebrated his birthday in church?
paura (47186) 2010-04-26 7:20
Lighting is really nice here. Fine architecture details you are showing us. Well done and thanks for sharing.
kordinator (20521) 2010-04-26 10:55
colors are excellent, harmonious and just give them a special charm to the photo ...
fabianoleite (11695) 2010-04-26 17:24
I like the green colors of this church, and it has a peculiar shape. Good work with the shadows and good framing. Congratulations!
Urs (14082) 2010-04-26 17:27
Excellent combination of church and trees, it looks very idyllic and quiet. No traffic noise I guess and hope. Vibrant color hues with high sharpness. I like your composition a lot. Well done
Thanks for your critique of my vegetation shot from yan. When you see this abidance of greenery you try to compose a shot or two, it's so peaceful.
JanD (0) 2010-04-27 0:01
Good composition. Original shot. Perfect contrast and sharpness. Fine idea and very fine effect.
papagolf21 (102390) 2010-04-27 2:21
Bonjour, cher Sergiy,
Très belle église orthodoxe aux superbes couleurs, aux clochers à bulbes surmontés d'une croix.
Très belle mise en image (avec la statue de Lénine) formant la relation entre les deux sujets.
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2010-04-27 3:17
The church is well placed in the scene. A beautiful summer photo of this picturesque place
have a nice day,
yeln (11516) 2010-04-27 4:04
I admit that you have an eye for good designs! wonderful!
beautiful sharpness, color and especially the design.
Have a nice day
jafadabret (56501) 2010-04-27 13:10
Encore une église bien entretenue avec de belles couleurs et des formes traditionnelles. Les arbres complètent heureusement cette composition.
jhm (153748) 2010-04-28 5:56
The beautiful traditional architecture of the modern church and its green domes are outlined between the trees under a good light and a few nice shades.
You bringt an ode to the old Lenin, father of the USSR
This create excellent depth and perspective.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Excellent composition, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
janusz2054 (2) 2010-04-28 6:12
Church with Lenin monument! Great composition.
francio64 (39888) 2010-04-29 4:41
luce un pò forte ma ben gestita con un piacevole gioco di ombre.
La resa cromatica è molto buona, soprattutto sulla chiesa che fa da padrona alla scena.
Kielia (24077) 2010-04-30 9:51
excellent POV! You have used the strong light excellently to create a great atmosphere of this fine place. And I also like your note, giving us an overall information on this remarkable day! TFS!
serp2000 (44290) 2010-05-02 11:47
Äà, äà, Ñåðãåé. Â êàæäîì ãîðîäå ÿ âèäåë è ñëûøàë ïîäîáíûé ñòåá. Êîãäà Ëåíèí íàïðàâÿåò ñâîåé äëàíüþ êóäà-ëèáî. À ó âàñ åãî åùå íå ñíåñëè? Ñòðàííî.
Â Ìîñêâå âñå ÷àùå èäóò ðàçãîâîðû î çàõîðîíåíèè.
Ëîðåíó íàïèñàë. Ñïàñèáî.
luciola (2958) 2010-05-02 12:04
Two opposing ideologies against each other, brainstorming. Bravo! Church and the monument of modest but well cared for, um ...
pablominto (53746) 2010-05-02 22:16
A beautiful church, and it is interesting to enjoy almost the same view as Lenin!
By the way, did you know there is a statue of Lenin in Las Vegas USA too...
This is a well composed presentation and the varied light adds life..!
plimrn (21344) 2010-05-05 11:31
What an amusing composition, Lenin seems to be preaching to the very attractive church. The trees make a lovely frame for the church. As always your colors have great noise-free clarity and the sharpness is outstanding.
fritzi007 (10821) 2013-06-09 12:43
really wonderful photo, very good image quality, interesting infomation, congratulations!
Wish you a good time!
maloutim (9639) 2013-11-15 21:01
Times have changed ! Religion has come back and has replaced the glorifying of Lenin. It seems people need idols one way or another, or at least are made to worship them.
You did well by capturing this scene in a humorous way : Lenin inviting people to go to church :-)
Congratulations for this great composition, esthetically and humoristically.
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-06-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: From the Old Capital to the New One
- Theme(s): Sergiyade Sergiy's Ukrainian Churches. [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-04-22 12:15