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A Quiet Corner

A Quiet Corner
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Copyright: Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3085 W: 400 N: 6725] (34279)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-29
Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon 18-55 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-03 8:27
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Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Novodevichy Convent is probably the best-known cloister of Moscow. It was founded in 1524 by Grand Prince Vasili III in commemoration of the conquest of Smolensk in 1514. It was built as a fortress at a curve of the Moskva River. Unlike other Moscow cloisters, it has remained virtually intact since the 17th century. In 2004, it was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (source: wiki)

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To krzychu30: yet againrigoletto 1 2014-08-03 11:23
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Hi Deniz,
This is such a brilliant view, on one side we have these golden domes and high towers, a call back to the older days when such places were built. They look stunning against the soft blue sky which makes the golden colors stand out like fire. To add to that then, you have this reflection.
What really makes it though is the mum and little girl on the left bank feeding the ducks, they could be in any small town in the world, but you have caught them against this impressive backdrop. Class scene.
And I love your framing too, makes it look just like a scene from a movie. (I remember you kindly did that to my pic of the girls on horseback in front of ths shipwreck, I love the idea and the result it gives!).
thanks as always

Hello Deniz,

I'm not quite sure why, but I didn't expect this from Moscow. You are right, it is a quiet corner, a serene mood and with the towers and domes in the b/g, you create a very strong contrast.
The scene is very well composed, the figures strongly positioned, a fine balance across the frame, lovely natural colours and lots of interest.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Deniz,
have you been to Russia again?You don´t even know how much I envy you having so much free time:)Maybe I should quit my job and start traveling:)?
But seriously the composition is perfect and well balanced.The stylish architecture juxtaposed with the family tranquil moment at the lake.Really nice!

Take care my friend

Hi Deniz,
These impressive buildings form a very attractive backdrop and the two persons and the ducks form the "real" picture. They add colours and life and are well placed. But a very beautiful backdrop!
Kind regards

Hello Deniz!
Very pleasant-looking and attractive place!
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal, black borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,

Hello Deniz,
What an incredibly beautiful photo. Every little detail contributes to the composition. The woman with the little girl are well placed and so are the ducks they are watching. The monastery forms a background as picturesque as in a fairytale and the colours are perfect. I hope you felt the same happiness at taking this photo that I would have done.
KInd regards,

Hello Deniz,
This is a nicely composed shot of this serene place. The reflection in the lake adds depth and balance for the scene. The people and ducks add life to the scene. Your POV is nice showing us these buildings from a rural vantage point.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12202 W: 126 N: 22020] (112357)
  • [2014-08-03 10:11]

Hi Deniz,very quite but truly beautiful,a great gift to a fan of orthodox architechtures like me! Magnificent capture made in a very nice perpsective and great detail and colors,i like the fantastic bright gold on the top too! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

hello Deniz
un coin tranquille, loin du bruit avec une très belle vue sur les bâtiments de Moscou.
Bon cadrage, scène agréable.
Bonne soirée

Selam Denican !
Tazminat bitti mi ? Hangi arada derede gittin Rusyaya ?
Sıradan bir kare değil, kıyıdaki ana-kızla enfes bir kompozisyon Moskovadan.
Gözüne gönlüne sağlık, tebrikler
Şileden selam ve sevgiler

Hi Deniz
great to see you posting a new shot.
i either had forgotten you were in Russia or i didn't know, one of the two.

You lucky dog you.
Russia is very high up on my travel list, but its Tosca's turn to pick for our next big adventure.

great to see a 'new' image from Moscow - although i have to admitt i'd still enjoy seeing the classics.

I'm sure Gert will be pleased you added in the family here, yeah it adds alot to the scene. Learning that more and more now.

A true peaceful scene you captured. Looking forward to what else you have in store for us - it better be good! haha, no pressure


Hi Deniz - This is something quite unexpected from you and quite unexpected from Moscow. What really stands out for me (apart from the peacefulness of the scene) are the colours in the little girl's dress - they echo those of the buildings. A happy coincidence and one that makes this work especially well.

Nice to see you posting!

Warm regards


Tretyakov'a yakasir bir kartpostal olmus. Morning in a Pine Forest'in yanına mesela...

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10637 W: 146 N: 26811] (128525)
  • [2014-08-04 2:22]

Hi Deniz,

beautiful golden domes reflected in the Moskva River, but mother and her daughter in colourful dress steal the show. Nice willow tree, like we have them in Warsaw. marvelous quiet atmosphere. I can't wait to see it through my lenses. Of course, Novodevichy is on my list :). Good hint to make a walk and see it from the side of water. I have read that there is also very interesting cemetery nearby.
Tomorrow I will meet ChrisJ who is now in Warsaw. I am excited about it:).
Warm regrads MAlgo

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  • stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4422 W: 612 N: 7301] (24132)
  • [2014-08-04 13:57]

Hi Deniz,
Specially from the thumbnail it reminds a 18th or 19th century painting. Maybe because of the compo and the warn and nice tones. It is both a kind of portrait and landscape view; wonderful...
Regards, José.

Hi Deniz
This is a romantic and idyllic scene. The ducks and the admirers have been well captured and are an excellent inclusion which breaks up the large expanse of water and leads to the lovely buildings in the background. Wonderful capture, Congrats
Best regards

Merhaba Deniz,

What a peaceful spot on the Moskva River. The composition with the two young ladies, presumably mother and daughter, enjoying the ducks, with the onion domes looming as a backdrop.

Sevgi ve saygilarimla,


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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8670 W: 4460 N: 15277] (61503)
  • [2014-08-06 11:04]

Salam Deniz
Very nice scene with a very good lights ambiance
Beautiful background
Well done
Best regards

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24956 W: 520 N: 42080] (180362)
  • [2014-08-07 3:39]

Hello Deniz,

These picture shows us the most beautiful place in Moscow with all the fantastic towers.
Your colours and subject are very well chosen.
An excellent composition, nice choice of your angle, this cares for depth and perspective.
Very well done, TFS.

Kind regards,

Hello Deniz

The inclusion of the mother and daughter, together with the ducks, makes an interesting counterbalance to the familiar onion domes of the monastery in the middle distance. A nicely balanced composition.




tam köşeye geçmiş ve oradan çekmişsiniz
harika bir görünüm
Bizim memlekete hoşgelmişsiniz. Erhan Abi ile hemen hemen aynı dönemde oradaymışsınız. Moskovadan sizin gözünüzle başka karelerde görmek dileğiyle



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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2760 W: 1360 N: 3167] (40027)
  • [2014-08-09 7:02]

hello Deniz

the title is a good summary of the picture: a mother and her daughter seem to feed the ducks on the pond, and the golden onion towers make a perfect background.

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5744 W: 64 N: 11341] (46939)
  • [2014-08-10 13:07]

Hi Deniz!
This is beautiful, not just the scene with mother and daughter calmly watching the ducks, but also all those beautiful churches and architecture in background. A great and peaceful scene!

Good orning my dear friend
and have a nice weekend
sweet and delicate romantic scenery
is this a page from a book with fairy tales?
who knows
nice pov

Selam Deniz,

nice to see another old TE member now,

your experience with meeting TE friends and their names on your first page is really impressive and interesting to influence me,

wonderful photo like this one and Thanks!

Regards, ***

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