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Sunset on Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (10:32 p.m.)
08-JUN-2012

Sunset on Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (10:32 p.m.)

Built 1894-1900 under the order of Tsar Nicholas III, this Russian Orthodox cathedral was truly magnificent both inside and out. Unfortunately, photos were prohibited (as seems to be the case with most churches in Tallinn) and the exterior is undergoing restoration.

I hiked up the hill so many times to try to get the "perfect" shot of this cathedral -- my favorite building in Tallinn -- that I decided to post some of them so the effort won't have been in vain ;-). I'm not sure any of them was perfect, although the first one I posted is still my favorite http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/image/143889955

I thought I had finished with this cathedral and Tallinn city, but when I opened a folder from another part of Estonia, I found that I had taken some images when we got back from a trip to the Russian border. If the time on the EXIF is confusing, Tallinn is one hour ahead of Budapest; it really was 10:32 p.m. when this was taken!

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/125s f/6.3 at 42.0mm iso640 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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Yiannis Pavlis23-Jul-2012 03:26
Beautifully composed and photographed. The lighting is perfect.V