Another belated shot of the Angara River flowing through the East Siberian city of Irkutsk. There's even a guy in black shorts who's just had a swim in the river, & is drying off on the riverbank at right.
"The Angara River (Russian: Ангара́) is a 1,779 kilometers (1,105 mi) long river in Irkutsk Oblast (Province or State) and Krasnoyarsk Krai, south-east Siberia, Russia. It is the only river flowing out of Lake Baikal, and is a headwater of the Yenisei River.
Leaving Lake Baikal near the settlement of Listvyanka (at 51°52′01″N 104°49′05″E / 51.867°N 104.818°E / 51.867; 104.818), the Angara flows north past the Irkutsk Oblast's cities of Irkutsk, Angarsk, Bratsk, and Ust-Ilimsk. It then turns west, enters the Krasnoyarsk Krai, and falls into the Yenisei near Strelka (at 58°06′07″N 92°59′28″E / 58.102°N 92.991°E / 58.102; 92.991, 40 km south-east of Lesosibirsk)."
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papagolf21 (106917) 2009-10-31 2:35
Bonjour, cher ami Chris,
Il n'y a d'homme plus complet que celui qui a beaucoup voyagé, qui a changé vingt fois la forme de sa pensée et de sa vie.
Je suppose que vous voyagez pour vos affaires. Merci de nous faire partager vos découvertes d'une aussi belle façon.
Une très intéressante image venant compléter déjà une collection importante.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2009-10-31 2:46
An image of Siberia with the appearance of low latitudes! There's even a man in shorts next to river. Excellent POV on the bend of the river, very beautiful colors, great light and good reflections.
Have a nice day
Bergenphotos (2908) 2009-10-31 3:06
This is a nice view. I was a bit surprised when I saw it was in Siberia, because I use to think it's cold there. So this photo tells me it's actually summer there too. Nice chosen POV, and great colours.
Regards from Norway.
serp2000 (45342) 2009-10-31 3:09
Superb colours and excellent composition! An interesting note! Good presentation of Irkutsk. I have been there in 1991.
Have a great WE!
mauro61 (52857) 2009-10-31 4:52
mi piace questa bella immagine con la curva del fiume e il bianco delle diverse architetture.
ottimo il POV e i colori.
snunney (104837) 2009-10-31 5:07
A fine perspective along the river captured under a good light. I like the contrast between the two building types on the right; one ultra modern and the other more art-deco style. Very good colours and clarity. Have a good weekend.
pierrefonds (69851) 2009-10-31 5:49
The quality of the light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. The presence of the boats and of the man has an effect of scale. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the buildings near the river. It is also leading my eyes toward the horizon which is giving depth to the composition. Have a nice day.
macondo (19780) 2009-10-31 5:58
I remember passing through Irkutsk 34 years ago, on the Trans Siberian Railway. Unfortunately, it was dark. I remember well the endless forests and rough villages as we travelled across Siberia.
Nicely composed photo, and I did spot the bather before I read the note. Great exposure of the large area of white paint on the buildings - the modernistic and the old in juxtaposition.
npecanhuk (77017) 2009-10-31 7:28
Again Russia, a region where probably I won't ever go to! Well, that's quite interesting: the architecture, the vegetation, the boats, the river and even someone who's probably sunbathing in the banks!
Sharpness, exposure, dof, pov, colors and composition are all excellent and I really like it a lot!
TFS - congratulations!
Have a great week-end!
Gerrit (52139) 2009-10-31 13:05
fine colourful view of this remote part of the world. Great summer atmosphere,
JT50 (1491) 2009-10-31 15:09
Nice sharp image
with lovely colours.
Have a nice Sunday.
bostankorkulugu (42480) 2009-11-01 0:45
quite a strange combination of these boats, the modern Honda building, the classical one and the guy in a swimsuit :)... love it a lot chris... cheers... korkut
Silvio1953 (150405) 2009-11-01 5:42
Ciao Chris, great view of wonderful place, fascinating reflections and splendid colors, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
Cricri (123832) 2009-11-01 6:30
Bon POV et composition, ce qui frappe un peu ici c'est les deux couleurs dominante du bleu et du vert, surtout avec les touches de bleu sur les buildings
sothy81 (9630) 2009-11-03 19:10
This is a very nice view of this Russian city. I love the place where there is a river near to it. Well seen. Sothy
MLINES (12516) 2009-11-04 23:25
Hi Chris, Russia seems such a diverse country. It is a pleasure to see new places through your lens. Well composed with 2/3 land and balance as the water. Good clarity of the buildings. It is like a different world. TFS. Murray.
Angshu (56760) 2009-11-06 2:40
Fine diagonal created by the River in deep blue colour. The highrise building in the Bg pulls the eye. Very balanced compo with the barges on the river. Fine work
BernardGrua (103) 2010-03-02 8:53
"La critique est facile mais l'art est difficile". I like to see all these images of Siberia, and especially Baikal Area, thanks to Trekearth. Your photos are different from pictures taken by all other photographers. You do not report, you create. It seems very successful according to the points you get. However, those who have been to these places could feel uncomfortable with so much saturation, sharpnes and contrats effect.
I am sure i could enjoy your views with less Photoshop post production.