Russia: photoblog travel – Part 3
Russia photoblog travel Part 3 – We left the beautiful Rostov by taxi one morning heading to the next destination, Pereslavl‘ Zalesskji, another small town of the golden ring. The place is more vital than Rostov but you can see ruined or abandoned buildings also here. The hotel was in the centre near beautiful churches and a park covered in snow. There is also an iced river and lake (outside the city, 1-2 km far away). So we planned to photograph churches but also landscapes. Street photography is difficult in a city like this with small centre and few people around.
A session of cityscape photography during blue hour, I hope in some nice shots from that evening.
A great factory outside the centre near public housing; it reminds me to Twin Peaks by David Lynch and also to De Chirico’s paintings. This was a really charming place: isolated and mysterious.
Wonderful and ruined churches in the centre of Pereslavl’. I love the way the reds contrast with white snow. These are great background for street photography but unfortunately no one passed here.
The only true and beautiful sunset of the journey was in Pereslavl’; i seen it on iced lake but unfortunately I haven’t with me the tripod with my D800. So I have been forced to take pictures only with my smartphone and Ricoh. The landscape in front of my eyes was awesome, an explosion of colors in the sky reflexed on the iced lake, a joy for a landscape photographer but also for normal tourist. I’ve posted here, as in the previous articles, only pictures taken with my smartphone, post-processed directly on it using Snapseed app.
After the sunset there was also a great blue hour so I continued to take photos of places around me, it was not so cold so I had no problem to continue the shooting session.
After Pereslavl’ our final destination for the tour in golden ring was Sergiev Posad, small city near Moscow with the biggest monastery in Russia. I saw again the orthodox rite inside churches but I’ve taken photos with other cameras, not with phone. So essentially i’vent’ images of Sergiev cityscape for this article only pictures made in interior, sorry.
I’m particular happy with this small series taken in a market shop. These big fishes were all togheter inside big aquariums. Contrast between lights and shadows with also reflexes on the glass was perfect for a strong black and white picture. I tried also to give a surreal touch to the image. A sense of deep sadness remained in my mind after seeing this scene; it looked like fishes suffocated in the sense that they were direct, with a sort of craving for food and air, against the glass of the aquariums. It’s a prison made of glass and water, they were waiting to be haunted and cooked.
Lonely man at lunch…
It’s time to back in Moscow by train. The next and final destination will be the beautiful Saint Petersburg.
That’s all folks
Stay well, have always light in your life
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