Visiting this very interesting museum because its said that "original Siberian folk architecture attracts particular attention of tourists" (quite true) of old wooden houses I saw this woman guardian quite concentrated choosing music, because of the light she reminded me some old Dutch painting or French like La Tour, (my imagination goes very high sometimes)
The Taltsy Museum of Wooden Architecture (in open air)
Situated on the way from Irkutsk to Lake Baikal, the Museum is opened every day from 10.00 to 16.00 in winter, from 10.00 to 18.00 in summer.
During the summer, there are a cafe and antique shop work on the territory of the museum.
Architectural-ethnographic museum "Taltsy" is a unique storage of history and culture of the peoples of Eastern Siberia. The museum is located in a picturesque place on the right bank of the Angara River about 67 hectares. It is composed of more than 40 historical and architectural monuments and 8000 exhibits of great historical value. The decision to build the museum was taken on January, 9, 1966. Having become a branch of the Irkutsk State United Museum, it received its first visitors in 1980.
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alpi1500 (1518) 2013-07-18 11:38
mesutilgim (82324) 2013-07-18 12:14
Nice capture on beatiful sidelight !
No matter if in Syberia or Turkey or Argentina ; similar views everywhere. Our popular "toy" the handies !
Very good layout and ligth management and many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
danos (85187) 2013-07-18 13:46
nice the snapshot with the guardian woman to be so committed to find and here music from her mobila phone.I like the good portrait with the shot to be very decisive.
kato (11630) 2013-07-18 22:10
You're capturing well this scene by a natural atmosphere, gentle tone and excellent clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle in which the woman is listening the music sitting on the chair in the room of this museum. It's comfortable and is kind to eyes for wooden structure and green nature which is in sight through a window. So, through a photograph, you seem to have asked the ideal of the way of life which lives together with the nature which human should needs essentially to us familiar to machine civilization, although Mongolian's photograph is also so.
claudeD (31765) 2013-07-18 22:59
very fine portrait shot showing this siberian lady. Very fine light managment.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
SnapRJW (30687) 2013-07-19 1:44
Hello Maria - I too love this light and it is what makes this shot stand heads and shoulders above many others. A quiet and intimate study with the soft colours and ambient light so beautifully managed. Fine work. Warm regards Rosemary
lousat (75049) 2013-07-19 1:54
Hi Maria,the girl is not the best model available,but this is the people from there and i like your choice,the pic is really beautiful,a special light very well exposed to create a magnificent result,very nice new page dedicate to this people,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Pietrow (304) 2013-07-19 3:15
Perfect for memories.
clic (14712) 2013-07-19 5:48
La posture décontractée et l'attitude attentive de "La Dame à la Fenêtre" sont l'expression d'un instant de pure vérité réalisé avec la technique du clair-obscur digne des grand maîtres!
ikeharel (55332) 2013-07-19 7:29
The outside light gave a unique light on the lady sit there, Maria.
with the relative dark surrounding, you had managed a good contrast and fine scene.
Green veg.'s shown well through the window.
Buen fin de semana,
abmdsudi (41998) 2013-07-19 8:15
Great timely shot - there's always something fun about catching people unaware! She is caught having a break in such a relax casual manner, a nice candid shot so well depicted right at the top of the action. I guess nobody can blame her as she deserves the much needed rest and she's got the right idea during this weather and she does look nice and comfy in there. Excellent mood and sublime exposure and colours to this one and the composition works so well with the surroundings she's in. This is an excellent observational capture, a kind of dreamy softness momentarily. My congrats, Congrats
adramad (36959) 2013-07-19 10:13
Una composicion fabulosa, que ciertamente recuerda vagamente el ambiente de las pinturas flamencas, la mujer esta tan abstraida con su movil que casi parece una pieza del museo. Muy bonito juego de luces y sombras.
Sensacional tanto la luminosidad como la nitidez.
Ten una buena tarde.
Saludos muy cordiales.
eldancer1 (26786) 2013-07-19 10:14
Beautiful documentation of the daily life of people! Modern technology seems to be everywhere. The last time I visited my old country, the Philippines, in 2007 I saw cell phone towers in the middle of isolated jungles. I like the pov and it has good lighting. Well done, tfs.
Miguel82 (22431) 2013-07-20 1:21
This fat boy looks sad Maria, he should feel lonely
Nice view from that isba (Siberian chalet made with wood)
Good light, a value report
mirosu (13174) 2013-07-20 5:45
Nice snapshot. The woman is in excellent light. Your exposure is just OK, as it should be and the viewpoint excellent. Well done. Greetings, Miro
ourania (29417) 2013-07-20 13:34
a very atmospheric, interesting and captivating picture, a very natural and intimate portrait. The lady looks very comfortable in that seat by the window, immersed in the music she loves and the thoughts and feelings it evokes. You've turned the challenging lighting conditions into a great advanage for the creation of a special intimate atmosphere. The light coming in only from the window is diffused on the lady and the area around her in a most gentle way. You've achieved great definition both in the interior and the outside view. Great work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
s_lush (16134) 2013-07-20 15:32
Your photos from Siberia are very interesting and
artistiic, espesiallly this one. Exelent light,beautiful colors, very well chosen moment and perfect quality despiite the in-door condtions of capturing!
Best regards ftrom Warsaw!
macondo (18595) 2013-07-21 1:19
A very good photo, with exquisite and delicate interplay of the shadows and soft light from the window. I find the beauty of the photo seems to be at odds with the humdrum nature of the subject - just an attendant listening to a music player - but it's a wonderful comment on modern life and a great capture. I once travelled on the Trans Siberian railway, nearly 40 years ago, and remember passing through Irkutsk. Thanks for your interesting note.
bukitgolfb301 (35236) 2013-07-21 1:52
Hi Ola dear Maria
Wow so impressive portrait / profile image!
Usage of light effcet is so fantastic and marvelous.
The delicate gradation of light and shade is so marvelous!
Thanks a lot and have a good Sunday evening!
Silvio1953 (119639) 2013-07-21 11:09
Ciao Maria, lovely portrait with fantastic light, splendid clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
josepmarin (57693) 2013-07-21 12:19
creo que si esta mujer tiene el deber de vigilar a los turistas quizá no cumple con su trabajo. Porque la has captado perfectamente mientras escucha música en su aparato electrónico.
Tienes razón, Cuando vi tu foto pensé en una pintura, por su luz sutil y su suavidad cromática, con unos bonitos tonos pastel.
Es un bonito trabajo.
thebest (4276) 2013-07-21 17:01
The wanderers have returned!!!
Yes this lady is certainly into the i phone - excellent composition!
I hope this brief message finds you in good spirits & in good health?
gus72 (3719) 2013-07-26 21:41
Hola Maria !!
esta foto tiene algo de magico.... por un lado la posicion muy inusual de la mujer y luego la luz que se filtra dentro del pieza ...... ilumina un poco..... pero no mucho !!
si yo tambien lo identifico con alguna pintura que visto en los museos.
Cuando vi la pequena muestra de la foto antes de abrirla.... me imagine que era una persona tomando mate !!!
Fue lindo recibir tus comentarios..... y no te preocupes que a pesar de tener 3500 fotos nuevas...... solo pongo una por semana.
Suerte, Salud y Felicidad.
Un saludo muy carinoso desde Australia.
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-10 7:57
Había visto esta foto dentro de tu serie de Siberia pero no me di el tiempo para comentarla.
Realmente un clásico y la referencia que hacés a la pintura está totalmente acertada.
Buen fin de semana,
GiovanniG (2489) 2013-09-04 20:23
I really enjoy looking at your captures. This one struck me as being very sensitive and well done!
Noel_Byrne (22787) 2013-09-08 3:24
A Dutch painting, exactly! That light is magical and bestows a really lovely sense to the scene, this could be easily the work of a great master of the 18th century. Her pose is great too, as she sits in the window, again in her own little world and you have been very sensitive to that moment. Fantastic handling of the light and a classic composition. What a beautiful series this is.
All the best
jmdias (54117) 2014-09-04 17:23
interesante el rostro cerrado de la mujer. me gusta el uso de la luz de afuera con un encuadre perfecto. hermoso trabajo.
despues de sept.6 estaré afuera por algunas semanas.
jcpix (13404) 2014-10-06 17:11
I don't know much about art, but I had the same thought when I first noticed this picture...it really does have a "painted aura" about it.
A wonderful capture, showing us the old and traditional house, but apparently equipped with modern technology. :)
The directional light is superb, and really sets that nostalgic type of vibe here. I'm sure these guides become bored sometimes, so what better to do than pass the time like everyone else these day...with your phones of course!? lol
It's great that she seems to be completely unaware of your presence, making this an authentic and candid result. Very well done, this is a super "day in the life" photo. Enjoy the rest of the evening. Take it easy mi amiga.
Cheers from the North side,
fritzi007 (4103) 2014-11-01 6:42
sehr gute Darstellung, sehr hohe Fotoqualität!
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