This is not much of a picture: no architectural masterpieces; no beauty of Moscow underground; no Orthodox churches. Just..... homes.
This is what you can see in some areas of Moscow region where old shabby village houses (still existing here and there) are demolished and replaced by modern blocks of flats.
There is a little river nearby, in this area.
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saxo042 (33856) 2008-09-28 23:15
A striking contrast between the new, modern building and the trees in the foreground. There is also a hint of some old house and what seems to have been a garden. Should have been interesting to see a reference to GoogleMaps as well.
Greetings from Gothenburg
Kielia (21519) 2008-09-28 23:37
the contrast between this new building and the roofs of these old houses is fascinating. There is nothing special about the high house, no majesty, no beauty but it will become probably a home for many people. I like your composition very much because of a certain atmosphere of melancholy.
AKITA (15125) 2008-09-28 23:56
this shot casts one difficult problem on viewers' eyes. it is that modern constructions can match the natural view or not. in my feeling, the correct answer may be in the evaluation of near future. but now I can wright my opinion...this crane and steel building look almost equal to this tree with a bird-house from the point of alien, but I prefer low flat houses to tall buildings, both to watch it and to liven in it.
anyway, your shot is clear and beautiful with joyful wit. blue sky is always on it.
Clementi (52514) 2008-09-29 0:31
nice shot,a harsh contrast between the trees foreground and the progress which moves forward. beautiful colours and perfect management of the light .
holmertz (31208) 2008-09-29 1:18
The buildings, the cranes and the trees create some striking vertical lines here. The buildings are nicely embedded in greenery below the fine blue sky and are very cleverly framed by the trees. Of course it's not possible to tell exactly how nice this residential area will be, but at least it looks more hopeful than some of those areas built on barren, muddy plains during the Soviet years.
zeynepe (9828) 2008-09-29 2:02
Streets and gardens are changing; the number of modern buildings is growing rapidly.
I like the trees in FG so much.
TFS and have a nice week,
mafegan (8622) 2008-09-29 4:51
It is good to see you again posting a view of everyday life in Moscow. This is how we learn of the real Moscow - even though you may not be too keen on the city! A sunny day, vegetation amongst the concrete jungle and cranes indicating a city undergoing change, all combine to create this interesting photo. One day when I run out of 1970s slide scans and photos of my travels since 2004 I will post photos of where I live - but they don't seem as exotic as overseas destinations. TFS, Marlene
elendim (69) 2008-09-29 9:00
Great management of the light and contrast!
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-09-30 1:06
Nice view of the new building in construction.
The colorurs are excellent like the contrast. Good quality and details
Thanks for sharing
PS - It was deleted the critique I did before
robertosalguero (196) 2008-10-01 1:01
This is a very informative image. The composition is also very nice as you managed to use the little trees to frame to highrise. The sky is precious with its blue hue and soft clouds. Very nice work Elena :-)
JorgeCK (2620) 2008-10-01 7:54
Love your posting. Love to learn about the life in other countries without the "tourist eyes':)) Very interesting photo with nice contrast and wonderful colors.
dvlazar (6644) 2008-10-03 19:40
THis is an interesting composition - the trees, branches and building and cranes... very good!
I like the sky - it really jumps out and is well captured in this nicely exposed scene.
- Copyright: Elena Su (fanni) (13944)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-09-26
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Canon 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS, Kenko Pro1D Circular PL(W) 58m
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/83 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Moscow as it is. [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-09-28 22:09