One of the magnificent bronze doors to St. Isaac’s Cathedral, designed by Montferrand in 1840 and created by Vitali with the assistance of sculptor R. Zaleman. St. Petersburg, Russia. April 2011.
The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

3 exposures hand held from a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF16-35 2.8 L II. Processed with Photomatix, Raw and Photoshop.
1/15 +/- 2, ISO320, f11, 16mm


russia, st petersburg, nevsky prospect, bronze, unesco, st isaacs, cathedral, door, montferrand, vitali, zaleman, alexander nevsky, peter, paul


  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 3 years ago

    Amazing art and outstanding capture!

  • Thank you so much Cheryl!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • savosave
    savosaveabout 3 years ago

    great shot

  • Many thanks Savo!

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezabout 3 years ago

    Features 25th May 2011

    -yhun :)

  • Wow, thank you very much Yhun! It is greatly appreciated.

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • Evelina Kremsdorf
    Evelina Kremsdorfabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Lina… you are a star! :o)

    – Roddy Atkinson

  • myraj
    myrajabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture. Congratulations on another feature.

  • Thank you kindly Myra, very much appreciated!

    – Roddy Atkinson

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