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Evening on Maidan Nezalezhnosti

Evening on Maidan Nezalezhnosti
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Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4287 W: 17 N: 10061] (41382)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-07-12
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/0.1, 1/21 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-10-06 23:50
Viewed: 489
Points: 44
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Kiev - Evening on Maidan Nezalezhnosti

No dull skies in Ukraine :)

Another picture taken during one of my evenings on Maidan Nezalezhnosti.

A little left of the center you see the bell tower of the Saint Sophia Cathedral rising behind the buildings of Maidan.
On the left the picture is framed by a part of the column of the Independence Monument.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24405 W: 523 N: 40828] (175668)
  • [2017-10-07 0:25]

Goedenmorgen Paul,

Uw WS kan ik nog niet zien op beta.
Inderdaad de hemel is spectaculair met de zon achter de wolken.
Het tegenlicht maakt us uw foto heel unique met het zicht over de markt.
Ik hou wel van een beetje experimenteel, zo leert men omgaan met de camera.
Mooie omgeving en mooie gebouwen.
Goed foto werk, bedankt.

Prettig weekend,

Hi Paul,
very photogenic square. The colors of the sky are amazing, the cloud pattern together with the setting sun colors make a great impression. Very spacious square, great point of view to present it. This is your 4th upload from this square not counting the workshops and each one seems to show a very different image of this place.
Beautiful effect.

PS I have answered your comment under my photo, the funny thing Costantino commented just under your comment...

Bonjour, cher Paul,
Quelle image proposée à travers cette composition, le ciel d'abord qui constitue un atout majeur pour donner à la ville un sentiment irréel. Il émane une beauté très agréable à contempler.
Un grand merci du partage.

Hi Paul, nice capture with amazing skies. Well done

Hello Paul,
The Maidan is obviously a place offering innumerable photo opportunities. It has reached a level of almost mythological importance, which in combination with a lot of elegant architecture and in this case a remarkable evening sky makes it perfect for a photo session. I suppose you also saw other parts of Kiev and didn't get stuck here all the time. I understand you have also been to Lviv. Was that on the same journey or long ago?
Kind regards,

Hello Paul,

This is such an interesting centre for a photographer, with so many different buildings in the square, and beyond.
I really like how you have anchored the scene with the tall column, interestingly decorated with gold, in fact, it is amazingly important in the strength of your composition.
The sky ... well what can I say, it looks to be on fire! We would all give our eye teeth to have skies like that in the evening!

Have a great w/e,
Bev :-)

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14263 W: 1034 N: 28570] (135852)
  • [2017-10-07 2:43]

Hi Paul,

A spectacular sunset shot and the gold trimmed column at left acts as a partial frame. Good sharpness and composition with marvellously saturated sunset colours. Tfs!

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13813 W: 0 N: 16043] (169294)
  • [2017-10-07 2:53]


quel beau ciel et vue fantastique cpatage e timage quel rose et vue sueprbe image et cette place entourée de tous ces édifices superbe iamge et ces dorures fantastique captage.
Bravo et amitié

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9143 W: 57 N: 15348] (56876)
  • [2017-10-07 3:50]

Hallo Paul,
Wat een prachtige foto, de lucht is fantastisch met een explosie van kleuren achter de wolken. Er is nog voldoende licht om de statige gebouwen rond om het volle plein ook duidelijk in beeld te brengen. Heel mooi stadsbeeld.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11756 W: 126 N: 21145] (108879)
  • [2017-10-07 4:02]

Hi Paul,2 magnificent pics taken in the magic moment of sunset,excellent exposure and fine details too.The main pic reminds a bit the square in front of the Museum of Revolution of La Habana from this point of view. Interesting post well done as usual! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Paul
Never a dull moment and never a dull sky in de Ukraine. Van die lucht is di teen overtuigend bewijs, maar ook het mooie donkere maar prachtig scherpe beeld van het plein mag er zijn.
Een plaatje van een foto.
Een mooi weekend toegewenst, Rob

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9593 W: 157 N: 15499] (124061)
  • [2017-10-07 6:58]

Witaj Paul!
Very nice view from Kiev.
Amazing light and colours.
Photo has atmosphere.
Good POV and composition.
Very well done.
Nice weekend.

Dusk scenery over the famous square with exceptional golden glow, made the place even more attractive for photography, Paul.
The shaded area well managed, facades in contrast to clouds "burning" aloft.
Wish you a nice weekend,

Dobar dan.
Interesantan pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici, lepo pokazan deo grada, dobar kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa oblacima koji dolaze, lep odlazak dana.
Lep deo grada i arhitektura, lepi oblaci i trenutak.
Zelim vam lepo popodne, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

Good day.
Interesting view and a moment, good text ...
Good work with nice photo in the workshop, beautifully displayed part of the city, good contrast and perspective, nice colors, nice moment with the clouds that come, beautiful day out.
Nice part of the city and architecture, beautiful clouds and a moment.
I wish you a good afternoon, all the best for the weekend, happy.

Bonjour Paul,

Le ciel était littéralement en feu au dessus de la ville. Très belle technique de contrôle du contre jour et très beaux détails des bâtiments à l'avant plan.



Ciao Paul
sei riuscito a utilizzare al meglio questo magnifico tramonto, due foto meravigliose di una città poco conosciuta che godeva di questo splendido tramonto.
Buona domenica

Bonsoir Paul,

L'étendue de la place crée de la profondeur. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails des immeubles et du clocher de la cathédrale. Le coucher de soleil donne de belles couleurs au ciel. Bonne soirée.


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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15444 W: 159 N: 26993] (141742)
  • [2017-10-07 23:44]

Bonjour Paul
Il est vrai que le ciel est magnifique il s'ajoute a la beauté de la ville , beaucoup éléments intéressant a voir, bien cadrer par la colonne bien montrer en WS, j'aime les décorations dorées ,le POV, belle présentation
belle journée

Ciao Paul, fascinating sunset on beautiful city, superb sky, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, verywell done, my friend, ciao9

Hello Paul.
Wow .... splendid image with that sky of fire at sunset, it certainly makes it stand out the interesting buildings of the big square, which looks very nice and lively with people strolling.
A magnificent color that gives much chromatic richness to the image.
Very good lighting and good sharpness.
Well done. I like it.
I wish you a nice week.
Very best regards.

Hello Paul, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with the sunset in the city, very well captured in this beautiful image, with good clarity, light, color and quality. Excellent and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy weekend.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

Hello Paul,
The fiery skies appear to be from a science fiction movie, very well done!

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