St John of Kronstadt in the Evening Sun.

Posted by
Albert (Sweden, living in Mechelen, Belgium) on 20 September 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

A good time and a good spot for some more effects in the photo. The closest part of the church is covered in shadows from the buildings behind me and the sun is reflected in a window behind the trees. Hdr, tonemapping and contrasts.

Canon EOS 40D 1/25 second F/20.0 ISO 200 10 mm

The Big Guy from Regina, Canada

There is some great tone mapping, well done Albert... Good timing in taking the shot as well.

20 Sep 2009 5:16am

vahid from tehran, Iran

great shot- magic shadow on tower.

20 Sep 2009 6:51am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great processing Albert!

20 Sep 2009 1:32pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Excellent HDR ! Very powerful framing !

20 Sep 2009 3:24pm

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

Interesting effect....very creative with a hard to photograph situation!

20 Sep 2009 5:33pm

Food from Las Cruces, NM, United States

The lens flare through the trees is sweet!

20 Sep 2009 6:05pm

Bob Towery from Granite Bay, United States

Zehr fremd! But I like it. Interesting coloration.

20 Sep 2009 7:20pm

LCImagery from Oregon, United States

WOW! This is absolutely stunning in all aspects.

20 Sep 2009 9:26pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

amazing. good procesing. great

21 Sep 2009 5:07am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Cool colours, nice processing!

21 Sep 2009 8:20am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Looks great! I've just got Photomatix, any good tips for trying this out?

21 Sep 2009 4:09pm

@Curly: Thanks for your comments! Not really, just make sure you cover a wide range of exposures. Learn how to read the histograms that your camera provides you. When I started I didn't bracket wide enough, which was a bit boring. Another tips is to check out the HDR guru Trey Ratcliff HDR tutorial ( He uses photomatix. Personally I learned, and still learn HDR from the book of Ferrell McCollough. I can highly recommend it. Looking forward to see some hdr from you soon.

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Dear All! Thanks a lot for your comments! Sorry that I dont say that often enough. Although I do my best to return all comments.

21 Sep 2009 10:10pm

Bill Laing from Corvallis, OR, United States

It's a great image--very surreal, which I like.

8 Oct 2009 6:48am

Canon EOS 40D
1/25 second
ISO 200
10 mm