Listvyanka, translated "larch village",
a small settlement where people live mostly in wooden houses that need to be painted in summer, as this woman is doing
Listvyanka is called the gateway to Lake Baikal, is located to the southwest of Lake Baikal, 70 km south of Irkutsk
Russian pioneers came to this spot in the middle of the 17th century, and a hundred years later there was a stage-post here. The settlement grew along with the development of navigation on Lake Baikal
It has today 1000 inhabitants, a school, three kindergartens, a sanatorium, 4 public Banjas (Russian baths), a post office, a small zoo near the inn "The Bears", the shipyard and the observatory Baïkal with a lens diameter of one meter, in addition, there are two souvenir markets, one of them conveniently located at the port ( where tourist come )
Critiques | Translate
batalay (35197) 2013-07-08 15:09
That patch of green in the fence, and the actual posture of the woman applying the paint create a beautiful composition. Just as Perth, Australia is the diametrically opposite point on the globe for me (in the United States), I imagine Listvyanka cannot be far from the diametrically opposite point (from you in Argentina).
lousat (75063) 2013-07-08 15:33
Hi Maria,a very original pic from a place out of the world,not easy to find pics from there on TE,a very nice and interesting capture,just a bit oversharpened but whit very bright colors,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
abmdsudi (42012) 2013-07-08 19:48
Such intensity on her face, inevitably there is a comparison to be drawn on the newly painted fence and the rest. This makes me wonder just how long it has taken her to complete the task but what a wonderfully patient face she has. A wonderful capture of the daily life in a village setting, the details and tones
with lady artist finishes the image in a very satisfactory way and a joy to see excellent journalism very well captured. Patience and pride in your work how simple it may seem. Very well done, Congrats.
kato (11630) 2013-07-09 0:24
You're capturing well a good daily life scene in here by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the village surrounded by rich nature and simple/tasteful wooden house. It's an impressive spectacle that the woman wearing clothes with a good design is painting the fence of her house. The whole is balanced and harmonized beautifully by a good arrangement and a nice color combination.
holmertz (39569) 2013-07-09 3:21
Overgrown and in a state of disrepair. This corresponds well to my idea of rural Siberia. It's interesting to learn that these houses get a fresh layer of paint each year and you got yourself a fine picture of this woman painting her fence. The contrast of blue and grey is very nice and you placed the woman well. This is an interesting photo and I look forward to the following ones.
eldancer1 (26790) 2013-07-09 7:44
Very nice documentation of the daily life of people. I like the color she is using, it makes for a bright and happy looking fence. Good action shot. Well done, tfs.
ikeharel (55368) 2013-07-09 9:01
Nice spotted the lady painting, Maria.
She had chosen a fantastic tourquise color, that will enhance beautifully the fence against the surrounding.
Fine pose of her collected in the right moment.
adramad (36959) 2013-07-09 10:02
Muy buena nota, para introducirnos en el deleite de contemplar esta escena cotidiana, de esta aldea tan remota, sensacional toda esa hierba y arboles, casi salvajes junto a la casa, que da una bonita nota de color.... y pensar en el atroz frio del invierno que debe hacer alli...., logico que la señora aproveche el buen tiempo para poner su casa bonita, con ese alegre color.
Muy buena la iluminacion y una destacable nitidez para recrearse en los detalles.
El colorido esta tambien sensacional.
Que tengas un bonito dia.
Saludos muy cordiales.
Miguel82 (22443) 2013-07-09 10:13
Unusual destination Nikkita, you're lucky to have visited that region
I like that daily life scene
Good colors, pov and light
fabbs99 (16151) 2013-07-10 8:09
Painting the fence must be a necessity for the upkeep of the metallic structure.The elderly lady has certainly a lot of dedication and energy to paint the fence.Nice shot with good clarity.TFS.
mesutilgim (82344) 2013-07-10 13:43
Very nice daily life scene from Syberia.
Perfect pov and very good sharpness and layout.
Interesting notes makes it a perfect TE entry.
TFS and best regards
Cricri (104511) 2013-07-10 14:19
Intéressante la note sur sue le village, la scène de la dame mettant une couleur vive sur la clôture en bois, bon POV et scène de vie
kordinator (15797) 2013-07-12 0:34
Very nice daily life scene from Siberia.
Perfect point of view and very good sharpness and layout.
An original and interesting image.
mkamionka (30104) 2013-07-17 1:38
lovely rural scene here. The new color of the fence attracts the attention and it is always interesting to capture someone at work. I would love to visit this interesting region someday.
Very good reportage,
By the way if the weather is bad I complain about it, if it is not bad I don't. If something is negative I tend to express my opinion but I realize that some people prefer to keep all negatives inside and present the world only with the bright side of life :)
I have not complained about the crowded beach I said I have picked the time to avoid crowds if I did not know that in advance and came there in the usual hours I would probably complain. But something else is what you can avoid with some preparation and something else if you have no power over it.
wolf38 (31258) 2013-07-28 0:15
Hello Maria. Some color enlivens the whole environment. The woman has a clear vision of their beautification work. The bright blue is a real eye-catcher.
ourania (29445) 2013-07-31 9:42
a great candid capture of a daily life scene that has a feeling of stillness and timelessness to it. I like very much the sharp and natural textures and how the perspectives define the space. The bright colours are very appealing, the neutral ones set them off effectively. The lady's work is only at the beginning and she's already past the fun part:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Waylim (25184) 2013-08-02 15:49
Nice to see this part of Russia, mostly we see all the wonderful churches of large cities from the west. I always wish to one day travel on a train on the Transsiberian Route to see that part of the world. Maybe, just maybe one day my dream will come true. I like the daily life and documentary style of these photos of Siberia.
gus72 (3719) 2013-08-02 18:07
Hola Maria !!
no te das una idea lo simpatico que me resulta tu username .... asi que me voy a cambiar al bando que te llama nikkitta.
La senora pintando refleja la naturalez humana... ella quiere estar orgullosa de su casa a pesar de que el cerco se esta vieniendo abajo !!!!
Linda foto que ciertamente cuenta una historia del momento......
Gracias por tus comentarios..... es cierto .... Dawn y yo somos muy unidos... los dos somos muy divertidos.
Un lindo fin de semana.
jmdias (54123) 2013-10-28 0:47
me gusta mucho los detalles de la imagen con la mujer bien posicionada en la composicion. bonito momento de la vida diária.
PS: usted he hecho un WS con mi foto pero yo no lo he encontrado, usted lo he postado, o no ?
jcpix (13404) 2014-09-23 16:48
Salut mi amiga,
I've always enjoyed your Russian pictures, but as I look over them now after my own visit, I have a much closer connection and association with the imagery.
Having that experience, I see something like this picture in a whole new way...and might I say, I love it! That turquoise stands out so well in my mind, as I saw many wooden structures adorned with its color...mainly as trim around windows, but still evident to the eyes. :) However, most of it needed a fresh coat of paint like this fence. lol
Just a "day in the life" of a local, but this moment speaks volumes to just that aspect, and really gives us a nice peek inside. Who knew that someone simply going about their daily tasks could be so interesting...but it sure is! Very well observed and smartly taken. Lovely detail and countryside charm.
Enjoy the rest of your evening. Take it easy. Have a Coke and a smile. :)
Cheers from QC,