Smolny Convent in Winter

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Taken the 19/01/10
The Smolny Convent was constructed at the behest of Empress Elizaveta Petrovna in 1748-1769 by architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli ( ), in the plan it forms a square in the shape of a crucifix, made of cell buildings and widows' house, in the centre is the five-domed Smolny Cathedral ( ). Four single-domed churches on the corners enrich the silhouette of the ensemble – a masterpiece of Elizabethan Baroque. The facades are lavishly adorned with modelling; the corners are finished with tufts of columns, ornamented window-frames and bow-shaped pediments above the entrance.
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Andrew Varlamov
Distinguish Silver

Latitude: 59° 56' 56" N, Longitude: 30° 23' 34" E see »

Location: St Petersburg, Russian Federation

Comments on panorama:

Bravoooooooooooooooo !!!!!!!!!!! as we say here MAGNIFICA !!!!!!!!
By Bernard Custard Gascó | 29/01/10 - 10:20:36 GMT +0100
Too much exclamations for so simple panorama. I regret that i don't know how to reduce it into 3-color picture : white, blue, black.
By Andrew | 29/01/10 - 11:36:11 GMT +0100
Hi Andrew for me it´s perfect i like it as it is but if you want to do it you could do it in differents ways. So you don´t want the orange colour, no?
By Bernard Custard Gascó | 29/01/10 - 12:08:54 GMT +0100
Of course, hot orange (color) isn't suitable for cold blue.
By Andrew | 30/01/10 - 04:28:48 GMT +0100
Layers adjustments, hue saturation,orange -100 sat and also yellow set the layer as color and that´s it. No?
By Bernard Custard Gascó | 30/01/10 - 12:11:27 GMT +0100
Bernard ! Thank You for the alchemy ! I will try it sometime later.
By Andrew | 31/01/10 - 23:10:20 GMT +0100
Or if you send me the picture I can do a little tutorial to how to make it for next time. What ever you prefer but with photoshop there are so many ways that it´s impossible to say just one.

By Bernard | 01/02/10 - 04:02:43 GMT +0100
Please be patient ! This Monday is hard day fo me. It is enough 6000x3000 pixels to become alchemist ?
By Andrew | 01/02/10 - 10:11:21 GMT +0100
Of course !!!!!! i´m patient don´t worry at all do it when you can or when you wish !!!!! .
By Bernard Custard Gascó | 01/02/10 - 11:56:22 GMT +0100

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