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Photographer's Note

This photo is of the statue commemorating Dimitry Pozharsky and Kuzma Minin who both rallied the volunteer army against the invading Polish armies in the 16th and 17th centuries.
I chose this shot because I enjoy the colours of St Basil in the background. It is somewhat ironic because the images of Eastern Europe I grew up with through western propaganda portrayed Russia as very grey and bleak and as I found out this was far from the truth.
Unfortunately, I was in Russia during the wildfires which enveloped the city in a thick haze of smoke from the burning peat bogs making it difficult to photograph anything outdoors. For many days the monuments and buildings of Moscow were reduced to just a vague outline or subtle shadow. You can see the colour of the sky behind St Basil's dulled out by the smoke.

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  • Copyright: Philip Staddon (pipstar) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 5 N: 14] (110)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-08-06
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/3.5, 1/160 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-10-25 8:39
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