17/365 challenge by Carolina Negel _Architectural Photography

Circles, Naval cathedral of Saint Nicholas, Saint Petersburg

Dome of the Naval cathedral of Saint Nicholas, Kronstadt, an island at the outskirts of Saint Petersburg. This Russian orthodox cathedral was built in 1903–1913 as the main church of the Russian Navy dedicated to all fallen seamen. Inside the walls of the cathedral you can read the names of all (known) fallen seamen.

I went there one day before the big Navy Parade, when preparation was in full swing. Beautiful and sad at the same time.

Canon 5dMarkIII, EF 24-105mm lenses, 24mm distance, shutter speed: 1/30 f/5.6, ISO 1300, handheld


11/365 Challenge by Carolina Negel _Architectural Photography

Храм Спаса на Крови (Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood), when photography is forbidden, pictures taste much better ;), Saint Petersburg, Russia

Храм Спаса на Крови (Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood) is one of the marvels of Saint Petersburg. Photography is quite tricky inside the building, but I somehow managed to make a full series on my tripod before I was ordered to stop. Here is an image of the Christ Pantocrator, under the central dome, the last one I took (without my tripod this time, on a  very low shutter speed)- I like the way light comes down from the windows above. It was taken in the early hours, after the morning service, perfect light and atmosphere inside.

Technicalities: Canon 5d mak III, Lenses: Canon Tilt & Shift 17mm, 1/30, aperture: f8, ISO:800