Monday, December 31, 2012

Best of the Year, 2012 (11 of 12)

The top 12 of 2012, in no particular order.

C H E R N O B Y L - 2 0 1 2

Walk the streets of any city, and after a few hours you begin to think you have a feel for that place. But out of curiosity, you seek out a higher view. You find a nice hill to climb, or find a statue or a building with a dominating view, and you get a totally different feel of the place. On the ground, you are like ants, and you get an ant's eye view. On higher ground, you soar like a bird, and then, only then, can you really begin to see and understand what a place is about.

Pripyat is like that.

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Best of the Year, 2012 (10 of 12)

The top 12 of 2012, in no particular order.

My wife often calls these birds, "Ibis," but from what I can determine, they are white storks. Of course, some of these things get confused in the translation from Russian to English.

This is the original of the photo posted about a month ago.




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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Best of the Year, 2012 (9 of 12)

The top 12 of 2012, in no particular order.

St. Nicholas Church, Kiev - This one was quite a challenge, because anyone who passes by this church knows that this shot is not possible.  The biggest challenge is wires.  Then there's always the cars driving by and the cars parked on the sidewalk.  But I managed to pull it off with a little help from Photoshop.




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Friday, December 28, 2012

Best of the Year, 2012 (8 of 12)

Classic GAZ Automobile.

I wouldn't have thought that a car picture would turn out to be one of my favorites, but it turned out so well, plus there were some extra hoops to jump through to come up with the final result.

The top 12 of 2012, in no particular order.




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Monday, December 17, 2012

Best of the Year, 2012 (1 of 12)

Slam Dunked

The Top 12 of 2012 ~ In no particular order.  

I'll be presenting my top 12 photos of 2012 over the next two weeks.

Abandoned gymnasium, Pripyat, Ukraine

Part of the C H E R N O B Y L - 2 0 1 2 series.




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Friday, December 7, 2012

Looking Like Christmas

Experimentation with a program called Fractalius, with some additional work in Photoshop.  Very cool outcome, if you ask me.




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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Spooky Trees

It was a dark and spooky afternoon...

I don't remember exactly how I did this. But my best guess is Fractalius. Following by some shopping. Photoshopping, that is!

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