Photographer's Note

This is the Golden Gate in Kiev. The Golden Gate is the only remaining portion of Kiev's city walls after the conquest by the Mongols in 1240. Most of the city was destroyed, ending the golden age of Kiev as the foremost Slavic city, however, part of the wall survived. The present day Golden Gate is in the middle of a fashionable square in embassy row.

The photo was taken at sunset, with only the top of the building still catching some sunlight. This was taken with Fuji Velvia 100 and scanned. As usual the resulting digital file has very high contrast, which I've tried to tame in post processing (bringing the sky down and raising the building). The silhoetting of the lower part of the gate was intentional, and necessary to be able to show the detail in the sky.

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