The Essence of Croatia - Zagreb Night Lights by Igor Shrayer


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Canon EOS 550D / Lens EF-S 18-135 mm
Post processing in Photoshop CS4
Zagreb Cathedral on Kaptol is the most famous building in Zagreb, and the tallest building in Croatia. The cathedral is typically Gothic, as is its sacristy, which is of great architectonic value. Its spires can be seen from many locations in the city. In 1880, the cathedral was severely damaged in an earthquake. The main nave collapsed and the tower was damaged beyond repair. The restoration of the cathedral in the neo-gothic style was made by Hermann Bollé, bringing the cathedral to its present form. As part of that restoration, two spires of 108 m (354 ft) height were raised on the western side, both of which are now in the process of being restored during a massive general restoration of the cathedral.


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I grew up in Eastern Europe and in Israel. As a child, I was drawn to the reproductions of the great Masters that were used on postage stamps. I collected these and knew from an early age that I wanted to paint. I wrote songs, constructed collages and painted. Via these media, i was able to reflect my view of life, my vision and the colours of my perspective. While I had no set ideas of what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted it to be something where I could express myself via creativity.

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  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynalmost 3 years ago

    ohh very very very wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...almost 3 years ago

    love family was close to that area, gorgeous work Igor, sorry I have been away my dear I want you to know I wasm’t neglecting you and your wonderful
    have good nite or day..

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltalmost 3 years ago

    really interesting process, effective

  • Fara
    Faraalmost 3 years ago

    Utterly gorgeous………one day I will go to Croatia………thanks Igor!!

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 3 years ago


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  • claireh
    clairehalmost 3 years ago

    Love the background colour here. Well done Igor

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 3 years ago

    The colours just reach right out! Beautiful work Igor :)

  • Maggie Hegarty
    Maggie Hegartyalmost 3 years ago

    Featured 14th October 2011
    A terrific image Igor!

  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaalmost 3 years ago

    Ohhh such a great image Igor !!!!

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