The “Passage” hotel is an architectural memorial of Odessa. This building was built in 1898-1899. Although it stood a fire the building is very beautiful at our days. But this post is to share a vertorama of the market place inside the “Passage” hotel.
To get better experience viewing the vertorama you should open the image in full size and look scrolling from bottom to top.
The Church of the Holy Apostles (Αγιοι Αποστολοι Αθηνα) is a small church located in the area of the Ancient Agora of Athens. This church was built 1000 years ago and then reconstructed. The church is very nice especially for its age.
Church Of The Holy Apostles
And if you enter the church you will see this:
Church Of The Holy Apostles – Interior
The vertorama was made using 4 images shot with ISO 1600 as the church is dark inside.
This post is to share the HDR photo made inside the Kiev funicular station. The HDR is made of 2 sets of 3 images of ±2EV and then merged to the single photo.
The funicular connects Uppertown and Podil. It was built during 1902-1905. The funicular was the project of Arthur Abrahamson, the engineer worked on railroads of Zürich, Switzerland and Saint Petersburg, Russia. The station vestibules were designed by N. Piatnitskiy.
The first name of the funicular was Mikhailivs’kyi Mechanichnyi Pidyom (that means Michael’s Mechanical Lifting) because of the St. Michael’s Cathedral which was located not too far. After the cathedral was blown up by Soviets the name of the funicular was changed.
Church Of The Icon Of The Mother Of God Recovery Of Fallen
This article is about two things. The 1st thing is the church and the 2nd one is how I made the photos of it.
The idea to build the church was proposed by the veterans who participated in local wars in 2007. The church was built in the name of the Evgeniy, the soldier who died in Chechnya refusing changing his religion to Islam. Then this church was renamed in the name of the icon of the Mother of God “Recovery of Fallen”.
The photos of this church are HDR photos made hand-held. Most interesting is the photo of the interior of the church. This is a vertorama made using 18mm lens with ISO400 with bracketing shots.
This time the new approach was used: I made a nose reduction before merging to HDR and then one more time after merging and tone-mapping. Vertorama was merged in Photoshop CS5. Then the postprocessing using a few layers was applied.
Interior Of Church Of The Icon Of The Mother Of God Recovery Of Fallen
The Holly-Trinity Cathedral in Kharkov, as it is now, was built in 1861. But on its place there was a church (1764) and then a cathedral that was rebuilt later. This Cathedral was one of the richest cathedral in Kharkiv.
At my visit to the Cathedral I found it a bit dark and very quiet. I didn’t meet any priest there and only a few people.
Here is a photo of the Holly-Trinity Cathedral from the street:
Holly Trinity Cathedral in Kharkiv
And this is the HDR image of the Holly-Trinity Cathedral interior. The image was merged using 2 hand-held photos using ISO 1600 as the Cathedral is very dark inside.