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Peterhof Palace  Fountains.jpg

Peterhof Palace Fountains.jpg

Peterhof, Russia

This is the "backyard" of the Peterhof palace on the Baltic's Gulf of Finland. If your backyard does not look like this, you need to do some extra landscaping work, just as Peter the Great did, along with his dozens of gardeners.

Peter was inspired to build Peterhof by his visit to the royal palace and gardens of Versailles, France. It seems that Peter was not outdone by the French monarchs. Peterhof is as splendid and opulent as any palace on earth.

This image required Nikon's widest rectilinear lens, the 12-24mm f4 AF-S DX set at 12mm, to capture this small portion of palace gardens.

Nikon D2x ,Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S DX
1/160s f/8.0 at 12.0mm iso100 full exif

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