When I walked near the supermarket (a small wooden building that does not even closely resembles a supermarket like you probably know it) I saw some movement in the field behind it, so I ran towards it. It was not easy to reach and he did not pause for me, so I was lucky to get a shot.
He was coming with his horse and the sleigh, full of logs, from a stack somewhere in the forest. Interesting to see this traditional method. All is much more closely in harmony with nature. I like this. Much better than a noisy stinking tractor or Ski-Doo.
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MataOpa (164) 2008-01-13 6:13
a nice atmospheric picture of everyday life of ordinary Russian people in the country. Not that I would ever seen anything like this on my own, but I´ve read books about Russia and this is what I imagine it to be like. The photo is well contrasted and composed, it´s a pity that the man did not stop for a second and is a little bit blurred. But it doesn´t spoil the overall quality of the shot too much.
Thanks for sharing,
jalab_temen (2193) 2008-01-14 7:03
Sander, this bashkirian photo has an extraordinary charme too, I really like your photos about the local people from these hidden places. Many thanks for sharing, Jalab
faubry (35447) 2008-01-19 5:14
good daily life in Russia, i like face friendly expression from this man... well done
i go each year in Yakoutia..