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Someone loves Kiev very much

Someone loves Kiev very much
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Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4385 W: 17 N: 10342] (42339)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-07-12
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Exposure: 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-10-04 12:02
Viewed: 583
Points: 50
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Kiev - Someone loves Kiev very much

I think the young girl on the picture is very enthusiastic. She probably loves her visit of Kiev very much.

Here three more evening or night shots taken in the heart of the Ukrainian capital, on Maidan Nezalezhnosti where summer evenings are very pleasant.

Fis2, pajaran, PiotrF, lucasgalodoido, ikeharel, jhm, mcmtanyel, alvaraalto, Cricri, danos, ChrisJ, worldcitizen has marked this note useful
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11904 W: 126 N: 21539] (110347)
  • [2017-10-04 12:31]

Hi Paul,in effect the evening of Kiev seems very pleasant. Great choice of the main pic with the girl silhouette in front of the big heart. Original capture well exposed and very sharp,not easy. And the full view of the Maidan square is lovely too,so full of life and colors. Good too the stolen classic pic in fron of the fountains. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Paul,
The fountain in the WS was probably old, but these shining letters were definitely not there in 2011. How much did you have to pay that girl for posing this way? She certainly creates a good atmosphere with her posture. The Maidan looks like a very attractive square from every angle and it seems to have been very much spruced up since the revolution. These photos are all very eye-catching and attractive and well taken.
Kind regards,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9856 W: 157 N: 16038] (126419)
  • [2017-10-04 12:33]

Witaj Paul!
Nice night shot.
Interesting building and decoration.
Good frame, colors and light.
Well done.
Good evening.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9297 W: 57 N: 15732] (58268)
  • [2017-10-04 13:32]

Hallo Paul,
Dit soort beelden trekken altijd mensen aan om even gek te doen. Het liefst klimmen mensen er ook bovenop, maar een rare pose is vaak ook al goed. Deze dame lijkt het hart van Kiev het liefst te willen omhelzen, ze maakt een mooi silhouette tegen de verlichte letters. De overige verlichting van de achtergrond is ook erg mooi en zeer goed en scherp in beeld gebracht.

Dobro vece.
Interresantan pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici, lepo pokazan trg i trenutak, dobar kontrast i ostriona, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak u noci. Lep trg i arhitektura.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.

Good evening.
Interactive view and moment, good text ...
Good work with beautiful photographs in the workshop, a beautiful square and a moment, a good contrast and sharpness, nice colors, a beautifully captured moment at night. Nice square and architecture.
Pleasant evening and a quiet night, all the best.

Hi Paul
really like the WS photos! especially #1, we get to see the city in a more wide open view.

all three shots are very different, this one is more cute and funny, a decisive moment for sure. excellent timing. fun shot, glad you posted it, its quite different.

Salut Paul,
Une bonne prise de nuit bien gérée et une intéressante vue avec ces lettres lumineuses et cette personne qui donne une touche originale à la photo.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4190 W: 2 N: 7159] (35044)
  • [2017-10-04 14:48]

Hello Paul,
Great series of photos from Kiev. Photos taken at the workshop in the blue hour are very good.Thank you for informative note.
Good work.

Hi Paul,
a very nice night capture here, with good light and colors. The big sign are interesting too. Great job, my friend.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24617 W: 523 N: 41317] (177562)
  • [2017-10-05 5:26]

Dag Paul,

U spreek van een gestolen foto, maar had u hem maar gebruikt als hoofd foto, want dit is echt een beauty.
Pas op ik doe niets af van uw hoofd foto want deze is ook mooi gefotografeerd,
Uw licht spel is goed met de titel misschien is Kiev een heel mooie stad.
Rusland waar de zon opkomt, waar ze terzelfdertijd aan de andere kant ondergaat, onmetelijk.
Heerlijk foto werk Paul.Bedankt

Groeten uit Vlaanderen,

Hello Paul,

interesting images of this city, I like the like the light management in this one showing perfecty the beautiful building in the back and the scene with the woman, well seen,

Best regards,


Bonjour Paul,

Elle est belle cette jeune fille et comme elle passe juste devant la lumière très forte on peut constater qu'elle n'a aucune fracture. Très belle prise de nuit.



Ciao Paul, fascinating nocturne shoot, excellent exposure, lovely composition with great writing, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14065 W: 0 N: 16135] (171632)
  • [2017-10-05 7:18]


quelle jeune fillet devant cette lumirèe et inscripption au milieu du coeur quel fleurs et éclairage et quel édifice en fond et gestion des lumirèes mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié

Hi Paul,
great capture. This girl adds so much beauty and interest to the composition.
I have read in a guidebook to Ukraine that Ukrainian girls "dress to kill" meaning very sensual I guess but I didn't have a chance to see much of it. May be because as a part of an organized tour I was always a bit in rush.
The girl is posing nicely for you. Great reportage from this important square.
I am very curious about your photos from Lviv as well.

Hello Paul,
You love Kiev and I love your photo! The building is stately and the light around make it a joyful place.

An exceptional night scenery, Paul, a well set the camera and balance between dark sky and the illuminated sign and edifice.
Both the WS's photos are nicely presented.
Have a nice new day,

Dag Paul
Een mooie series van het fel verlichte Kiev. Je verwacht dit niet direct na alle gebeurtenissen van de laatste jaren en er is nog steeds geen stabiele situatie in het land, maar aan de andere kant is het ook wel weer logisch dat men behoefte heeft aan zoveel licht in de duisternis.
Goed gedaan. Groet Rob

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15707 W: 159 N: 27472] (144116)
  • [2017-10-06 8:06]

Bonjour Paul
Belle image nocturne, très bonne prise des lumières, un côté original que donne la fille, très belles versions en WS
belle soirée

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13702 W: 295 N: 27475] (110381)
  • [2017-10-06 22:50]

Hello Paul,
Nice the night view of the place with the excellent and we'll listed buildings to enhance even more the beauty and the details of the scene.The happy young woman adds more aþractive in the scene.


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14481 W: 1045 N: 29259] (138344)
  • [2017-10-07 2:41]

Hi Paul

And I love the the magnificent bg neo classical Greco Roman building in the bg. The young woman with long legs is easy on the eye too. Thankfully this was taken in summer or she would be in a heavy overcoat! I wanted to go to Kiev from Budapest via Lviv, but this is not possible with an Australian passport. Tfs!

Hello Paul,
I like your series from Kiev. This night view is definitely fun, especially with the girl next to the giant heart. I also like the fountain off to the side, and the building with Romanesque arches and columns.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25979] (125663)
  • [2017-10-08 23:32]

Hello Paul, I see you were very impressed with the Maidan Nezalezhnosti. Wondereful view of the beautifully lit building with the column, but this sign is really amazing. And the girl there is fantastic, you were very lucky to see her in this pose and place.
Nice also the Workshop pictures. I liked this fountain too :).

Kind regrad s Malgo

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3446 W: 0 N: 7969] (57313)
  • [2017-10-10 8:12]

Impressive photo, the illumination of the building is ideal, and the illuminated declaration of love to Kiev is a very nice idea :)
regards Ryszard

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2017-11-11 15:06]


a precious flagrant including the beautiful girl in the middle of the hearth and the classic building well illuminated ahead. excellent result, not an usual view.



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