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The Winter Palace St Petersburg

Posted by
Nigel (Avening, United Kingdom) on 16 July 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Also known as The Hermitage

Canon EOS 500D 1/20 second F/5.6 ISO 250 18 mm

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16 Jul 2010 5:10am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

o magnificant!!!!! delightfully well composed image, the eye is drawn through and what superb
interior! clear and lovely details and colours! well done!:)

16 Jul 2010 6:01am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

A stunning shot, made all the better for no people!

16 Jul 2010 7:58am

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Nice DoF and colours. Hell of a paint job!

16 Jul 2010 8:08am

Xerophytes from United Kingdom

Very very nice.

16 Jul 2010 8:10am

silver from Iran

they paint a a lot dont they but its nice and awsome

16 Jul 2010 8:23am

CElliottUK from United Kingdom

A hell of a walkway to the outside toilet :-) Seriously, a great shot of the excesses of the Tsar. With your shots, I'm now starting to understand some of the motivation behind The Revolution. The contrast between the have and the have not's must have been so extreme.

16 Jul 2010 8:39am

@CElliottUK: It certainly was - there were over 400 royal palaces in St Petersburg at one time. It is not at all surprising that the city was the spring board for the revolution. The ship 'Aurora', which fired the shot signifying the start of the revolution, is still berthed in St. P and open to the public.

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A beautiful composition with lovely light and wonderful details, Nigel!!

16 Jul 2010 8:50am

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Realy nicely seen and captured

16 Jul 2010 9:21am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful symmetry. A fabulous interior

16 Jul 2010 9:27am

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

like it much

16 Jul 2010 9:30am

Thami from Morocco

Quelle surcharge décorative dorée! Trop imposant à mon goût !
Bonne journée lumineuse!

16 Jul 2010 10:30am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A fantastic perspective !

16 Jul 2010 10:39am

Sylvie from entre Angers et Saumur, France

Toujours très jolis ces palais.

16 Jul 2010 11:22am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

wow you have captured this so well showing so clearly the ornate work in this passage and the depth of it also, superb

16 Jul 2010 11:29am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

great capture :)

16 Jul 2010 11:47am

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good morning, Nigel,
it is fantastic and looks very interesting. Colors and details are unique and excellent in reproduction. For that I give you 10 stars ********** Have a nice day, and all the best. Sincerely Christel

16 Jul 2010 12:00pm

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Beautiful you managed to get a better image than I did

16 Jul 2010 12:01pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow this is so beautiful ! I guess every step you make, you need 10 minutes at least to look at these wonderful detail. I also like the perspective effect in this shot. Have a great day Nigel :)

16 Jul 2010 12:35pm

♏arleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Beautiful shot, without other visitors and great depth!
So much to view and it's obvious The Family had no rubles shortage......!

16 Jul 2010 12:42pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Stunning.... so mush elaborate decoration and that amazing floor. A superb shot Nigel.

16 Jul 2010 2:39pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Very Very good image, great exsposure

16 Jul 2010 2:40pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Wow - the work that went into this creation! Excellent shot! The depth is great! Perfectly shot.

16 Jul 2010 5:29pm

Naeem from Abbottabad, Pakistan

Lovely shoot and very well done job ... simply great

16 Jul 2010 7:19pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

nice depth.

16 Jul 2010 7:49pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is a marvelous capture indeed - the detail is very well shown - great composition and focus, Nigel . Well Done!

16 Jul 2010 8:31pm

Keira from Melbourne, Australia

You really identify with being there.

17 Jul 2010 2:26am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

This is incredible! An amazing palace with color and architectural details!

17 Jul 2010 4:43am

Aboololo from Govashir, Iran

wow ! nice shot

17 Jul 2010 6:14am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful! I can't imagine how long it must have taken to paint all of that.

17 Jul 2010 2:07pm


Beautiful shot

17 Jul 2010 4:18pm

pixator from Iran

Very beautiful shot!

17 Jul 2010 8:25pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

This is a superb shot, the lighting is just perfect and carries all the way down the beautiful hall.

18 Jul 2010 9:13am

Jurgen from Sydney, Australia

beautiful shot

18 Jul 2010 10:38pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Total opulence.....but a fantastic capture..the art work here is outstanding...

19 Jul 2010 3:21pm

Canon EOS 500D
1/20 second
ISO 250
18 mm