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The Blood and Tears HDR II

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By ISIK5   |   
Published: December 14, 2009
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I was amazed when I entered the church!! HDR

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (Храм Спаса на Крови;) is one of the main sights of St. Petersburg, Russia. It is also variously called the Church on Spilt Blood and the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ (Собор Воскресения Христова;), its official name. The name refers to the blood of the assassinated Alexander II of Russia, who was mortally wounded on that site on March 13, 1881.

The Church contains over 7500 square metres of mosaics—according to its restorers, more than any other church in the world. This record may be surpassed by the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, which houses 7700 square meters of mosaics. The interior was designed by some of the most celebrated Russian artists of the day—including Viktor Vasnetsov, Mikhail Nesterov and Mikhail Vrubel — but the church's chief architect, Alfred Alexandrovich Parland, was relatively little-known (and Russian, despite his name). Perhaps not surprisingly, the Church's construction ran well over budget, having been estimated at 3.6 million roubles but ending up costing over 4.6 million. The walls and ceilings inside the Church are completely covered in intricately detailed mosaics — the main pictures being biblical scenes or figures — but with very fine patterned borders setting off each picture.
Image size
2790x4128px 7.54 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Model
PENTAX K10D
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
250
Date Taken
Jul 21, 2008, 9:43:29 AM
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Wow! thats amazing!
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wow, there is so much detail there...I've seen a lot of cathedrals but nothing like this...Thanks for sharing...and fantastic processing.
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Thanx for the kind comment :hug:
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:D
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lepe stil fresaka! speechless! :)
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Oh my! Such brilliant colours and such beautiful symmetry-
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oh jesus christ diyesim geldi!
mükemmel.
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This shot just blew me away!

Added to the High Quality folder in our group HDR-Churches
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Glad you like it :hug:
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lovely photo! the colors are amazing! wouldnt it be awesome to own a wide angle lens? i've always wanted to buy one...maybe i should :]
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You should!!
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it's just awesome! i've few shots of exterior, but i didn't know it's possible to get inside with the camera... have you used tripod?
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nope it's hand held
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Stunning capture; I love it!
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