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St. Basil's Cathedral by ISIK5 St. Basil's Cathedral by ISIK5
The first HDR photo of my Russia Diaries Album. 200 more to come :D

The Cathedral of Intercession of the Virgin on the Moat (Russian: Собор Покрова что на Рву - The Cathedral of the Protection of the Mother of God, or simply Pokrovskiy Cathedral - Russian: Покровский Собор; better known as the Cathedral of Saint Basil the Blessed , Saint Basil's Cathedral - Russian: Храм Василия Блаженного ) is a multi-tented church on the Red Square in Moscow that also features distinctive onion domes. The cathedral is traditionally perceived as symbolic of the unique position of Russia between Europe and Asia.

The cathedral was commissioned by Ivan IV (also known as Ivan the Terrible) Moscow to commemorate the capture of the Khanate of Kazan. In 1588 Tsar Fedor Ivanovich had a chapel added on the eastern side above the grave of Basil Fool for Christ (yurodivy Vassily Blazhenny), a Russian Orthodox saint after whom the cathedral was popularly named.

Saint Basil's is located at the southeast end of Red Square, just across from the Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin. Not particularly large, it consists of nine chapels built on a single foundation. The cathedral's design follows that of contemporary tented churches, notably those of Ascension in Kolomenskoye (1530) and of St John the Baptist's Decapitation in Dyakovo (1547).
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aeroartist Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i love the dramatic sky that your style of tone mapping gives this shot, but i feel like the cold tones in the cathedral really take away from the beautiful spectrum of colors the building has
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It was one of my very early works :/
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Sesshomaru431 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Awesome! I wanna' go there so bad!
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You should!
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Sesshomaru431 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I know! But I don't have the money... *emo corner*
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Extraintelligence Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fun fact! Ivan IV got his nickname not because he was actually terrible, but because he was large and had an intimidating demeanor.
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow thanx for the trivia :D
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joseyjou Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011   General Artist
featured in my journal [link]
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:iconisik5:
ISIK5 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow I'm flattered thank you very much :hug:
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joseyjou Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011   General Artist
you're welcome!:glomp:
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hurricanekerrie Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
By the way, I love all the colors in this photo. It's so crisp and so detailed.
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hurricanekerrie Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Do you use photomatix and lucisart together? Or mainly just photomatix?
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Photomatix+Lucisart+Photoshop all together :D
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Notmeister Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
(deu) Einfach Geil!
(pol) Super!
(eng) Amazing!

xD
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
(deu) Danke
(pol) Dziękuję
(eng) Thank you

:D
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TallJohn Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
It's intense tone mapping, but the end result is nice and colorful. Well done.
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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pyt0 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
great HDR :D!
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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pyt0 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww:
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versifier Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
wow!!

nice
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx :hug:
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the-lonely-girl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Amazing composition and colours :)
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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sanborn Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Masraf edip gitmeye usenenlere yari fiyatina anlatirim ben rusyayi ahaha

HiDiR lamalarin basladi hayirli olsun

; )
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hehehheh bi dahaki sefere kışın gelicem o zaman senden full time rehberlik istiyorum :D
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danyal-tr Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Professional Filmographer
herzmanki gibi mükemmel :)
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Mükemmel değil ama gene de saol :D
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isiko Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
merak içinde beklemekteyim sıradaki 200 ü , çok kıskandım ama bu rusya seyahatini... ellerine gözlerine sağlık fotoğraf çok güzel :clap:
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Heehehhehe saolasın kocaman :hug: sana :D
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EYELIGHTZONE Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
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A fantastic shot my dear, glad to see new works of you ! :clap:

How was the trip ?
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Oh thank you hon :D and I'm glad to see you back :hug:
The trip was amazing, Russia is a magical country :D
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noyan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
kıskanmamak elde değil, hem rusya'yı hem de hdr'yi :)
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Gidip görmek lazım valla super memleket :D
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whhoah Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
Wow you go to Russia... Lucky!

This is a great image, cannot wait to see more of them!
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :hug: It's an amazing country you should visit it sometime :D
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whhoah Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
But first... I needs the money...

Would really love to go there with a good guide!
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ISIK5 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I agree!! Our guide was Russian, she was an electric engineer back in 80's and with the dissolve of the Soviet Union she lost her job and became a tour guide. It's a sad story but she's a very good guide she told us lots of things about Russia's history :D
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