Winter in Central part of Moscow.
I suppose this picture shows the stereotype of Russia very good. Cold, snowy, alone old lady with her handcart (maybe it is Russia herself?) walking on a small side street between two churches with 'onion' domes...
I took the photo in the evening in the very city center - close to Kremlin.
Snowfall began and there was a feeling that spring will never come... :)
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steveegg (418) 2005-03-18 18:40
Hi Ivan, this scene looks very cold and forlorn. However, I think it lacks a real focus of attention. It could be the roofs or the person coming towards us, but it's not obvious.
Also, there's a blue cast to this shot. Perhaps it would be interesting to try converting it to monochrome - black and blue.
danielswalsh (13599) 2005-03-19 5:45
Russia is a place I would to visit some day. To experience the history, the food, and the people. I see where you are coming from with your comment about sterotype, the old lady (Mother Russia) sad to see her alone without husband or family- she seems VERY alone. Along with the snow and the onion domes. There can be no mistaking this place.
I notice your other photo is from Toronto, what brings you to Canada my friend? I myself am from Canada, as you can see from my bio'
hojper (2832) 2005-03-19 17:29
I appreciate this very much. Our son lives in St. Petersburg and he just called to say they have a snowstorm and lots of freh snow. So this gives me a good impression of the Russian winter. The sky could do with some cleaning up with a cloning tool and a noise filter.
Hanso2 (633) 2005-03-26 13:45
Hi Ivan, Woooow it must be a hard live in Russia when winter is coming. And I can see the winter is sometimes ruthless. Great atmosphere very well catched by your photo.
caliane (610) 2005-05-12 15:57
Hi Ivan! you are right, it's a good representation of Russia.. if someone asks me how I imagine it, I would imagine something like this. Nice composition!
perfil (671) 2005-05-13 17:39
Душевно. Красиво. По-моему слишком много неба и смещена цветовая температура (см. WS). Еще я бы немного покороче сделал фокус и сместил бы его вправо. Как же хорошо, что весна все-таки пришла :)
john_c (24662) 2005-05-27 0:30
Hello Ivan. This is a very good winter scene which conveys to us the cold and snow. I like the line of vision down the street, the tracks in the snow, and the figure of the woman. There are also nice touches such as the mist in the distance and the very interesting buildings. I specialized in Eastern European history at university, took three years of Russian language, and very much would like to see more photos of your country. Regards.