Remember the Tsar

Posted by
Albert (Sweden, living in Mechelen, Belgium) on 8 January 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The church of the resurrection of the Christ (aka the church on spilled blood) in St Petersburg was build in memory of Tsar Alexander II who was blown up in a terrorist attack 1881.

Canon EOS 40D 1/6 second F/13.0 ISO 200 11 mm

vahid from tehran, Iran

beautiful, nice color tone

8 Jan 2010 6:19am

Florence from Paris, France

Again Albert you've achieved here a very eye-catching HDR ! Works well here with this kind of architecture ! I love how HDR gives and adds a fairy mood to reality.

8 Jan 2010 11:26am

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Magic like a sugar plum castle wintery dream!!

8 Jan 2010 1:46pm

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

This looks very surreal! I really like it!

8 Jan 2010 2:06pm

SupraSonic from Brunei, Brunei Darussalam

Lovely transformation on colour tones.

8 Jan 2010 3:11pm

The Big Guy from Regina, Canada

Again, the Tone Mapping makes this photo story book quality. Nicely processed.

8 Jan 2010 4:39pm

Bonvilston from Cardiff, United Kingdom

I love this. I presume you have used HDR. If so it is ideal for this subject. The ultra wide angle lens also adds to the shot, giving it real depth and perspective. The subtle colours in the reflections are fantastic. Thanks for sharing this superb shot with us. Peter

8 Jan 2010 5:02pm

Biopic from Arnhem, Netherlands

Like a painting...nice work!

8 Jan 2010 6:21pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

Colors are as in a book of tale not necessarily of fairies! Very beautiful framing, composition and treatment !

8 Jan 2010 9:40pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Stunning capture, Albert! Lots of detail and color here, along with a perspective that really "draws you in" along that channel.

9 Jan 2010 4:15am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great point of view and use of wide angle lens.

9 Jan 2010 2:13pm

Barbara from Oakland, United States

This is a wonderful HDR work, with brilliant touches of bright color on the buildings! Great!

9 Jan 2010 4:41pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Very nice picture. Good transformation

9 Jan 2010 5:58pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Fabulous processing . Looks like A Christmas card from St Petersburg !

10 Jan 2010 8:19pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Magical tone mapping Albert, was it a single RAW or multiples for this one?

11 Jan 2010 8:32pm

@Curly: Thanks Curly. So far I have always used 3 or more RAWs or jpgs. I have never really succeded well with the single RAW tonemapping. As you may see I also used a texture (a wall with bubbly paint) on this image.

AK from Aruba

Coolt hus, cool bild. Bor familjen Nastya där?

12 Jan 2010 7:52am

@AK: Nej, det ar Tsarens rnqbås.

Eric Rousset from Grasse, France

Great HDR bud, really nice tone mapping

15 Jan 2010 2:00pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe post traitement.

30 Jan 2010 8:05pm

Canon EOS 40D
1/6 second
ISO 200
11 mm