Catherine's Palace, St. Petersburg

© Reynaldo D. Reyes

Catherine's Palace, St. Petersburg

Tiia Vissak Student 8/9/2012 1:13:15 PM

a wonderful capture! #1479587

Reynaldo D. Reyes 8/9/2012 1:51:50 PM

Thank you so much for gracing my gallery with your visit Tiia. #10269269

John Connolly 8/9/2012 1:57:55 PM

What an amazing building Reynaldo! That's some summer holiday house! #10269273

Bobby Ray Goodman 8/9/2012 2:13:58 PM

Hi Reynaldo,Absolutely stunning my friend.What a wonderful building,I read about her while I was in high school.Seem like Catherine could never stop building!!! #10269299

Tammy M. Anderson 8/9/2012 4:00:29 PM

Outstanding capture and EOD capture. Beautiful!! #10269384

Tammy Espino 8/9/2012 4:02:09 PM

I have Russian blood in me, wonder if I am related? LoL Awesome capture! #10269388

Nancy L. Green 8/9/2012 4:21:20 PM

WOW!!! That is quite a summer home!!! I love your POV and the great lines and colors, VERY well done!! <>< #10269406

Lydia Williams 8/9/2012 4:43:30 PM

WOW...quite a place...and quite an image...Beautiful! Love this one too! #10269423

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 8/9/2012 9:16:50 PM

Fantastic capture Reynaldo!,
Amalia #10269715

isabel C. Zepeda 8/10/2012 7:13:16 AM

Reynaldo

It amaze me the work and beauty of that cathedral,is really a
beautiful place and you capture it perfect,great job

Ysa... #10270247

Stefania Barbier 8/10/2012 7:34:27 AM

I went there when I still wasn't a photographer..l sigh, I so much want to go back... Gorgeous capture! #10270290

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/10/2012 8:58:57 AM

Fannnnnn...tastic Reynaldo9! Absolutely gorgeous!

jo ann c. #10270401

Laura E. Swan 8/10/2012 11:28:41 PM

What a magnificent image, Rey. I hope this one goes BP Gold for you! The details here are amazing!!! What a beautiful structure and you framed this perfectly...And that Gold on the roof top! WOW!

I think there are 2.2 lbs in a Kilo? That is a lot of weight! I wonder who has the job of shining it? Likely a team of people.

Great job! :D
-Laura :) #10271205

Mary K. Robison 8/11/2012 4:15:41 AM

Extraordinary structure, and marvelous capture, Rey! So much gold/money...for a summer house. Oh, well.
Catherine's attitude must have been, "Ya got it, spend it!!" And that German architect must have been thrilled with the assignment.
Your pov and composition manage to get so much into the frame. Terrific job! #10271392

Phyllis A. Houghton 8/11/2012 9:47:26 AM

Wonderful capture of a magnificent structure, Reynaldo! Makes me want to go to Russia! #10271721

Patrick Rouzes 8/12/2012 3:49:15 PM

Phenomenal clarity, intricate detail & design, lighting, pov & image, Reynaldo! I,m with Laura on this one! GOOD luck! #10273388

Lorna Shutter 8/14/2012 8:16:23 PM

Photobucket This is fantastic, Rey! The colour, clarity and detail are out of this world! What a place!!! Love the repeating patterns and the intricate design of this building! ... and gilded with Gold?! Simply incredible! Hope this image is gilded with Gold as well! Excellent capture and work, my friend! :) #10276232

Reynaldo D. Reyes 8/15/2012 3:15:32 PM

Thank you all dear friends: Tiia, John, Bobby, Tammy A, Tammy E., Nancy G., Lydia, Amalia, Ysa, Stefania, Jo Ann, Laura, Mary, Phyllis, Patrick and Lorna for the untiring support and fellowship. Blessings to you all! #10277270

Dave Montero 8/17/2012 4:58:49 PM

From this POV the clarity and color are awesome. Excellent work Reynaldo! #10280169

Deborah C. Lewinson 8/18/2012 6:27:28 AM

Wow, Reynaldo, this is a fave!

Debby #10280714

Carolyn J. Connolly 8/20/2012 6:32:58 AM

WOW, Rey - WHAT a palace!! SUPERB capture of this FABULOUS place!! :-) #10282848

Wm Nosal 8/20/2012 4:25:11 PM

Wonderful Image, Reynaldo! #10283321

Val Feldman 8/26/2012 2:39:12 PM

"A summer palace for her pleasure"...by the looks of this, it would take Catherine the entire summer to briefly walk thru every room - not that she would, I'm sure! Good grief, what a magnificent edifice - absolutely breathtaking in it's scope (you did a superb job with your pov here, Rey!) - a stunningly spectacular capture - well done! #10291266

Teresa Moore 8/30/2012 3:05:27 PM

What a stunning capture! Beautiful work Reynaldo. #10299935

Heather Loewenhardt 9/14/2012 8:10:48 PM

Your perspective and capture of this wonderful structure is so beautiful Reynaldo. #10323344

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Description

The residence originated in 1717, when Catherine I of Russia engaged the German architect Johann-Friedrich Braunstein to construct a summer palace for her pleasure. The palace was famed for its lavish exterior. More than 100 kilograms of gold were used to gild the sophisticated stucco fašade and numerous statues erected on the roof....Wikipedia

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 70.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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