Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The House of the Weeping Widow

Constructed in 1907 in the early Art Nouveau style by architect E. Bradtman, it was commissioned by Serhiy Arshavsky, a wealthy merchant from Poltava.

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Monday, January 28, 2013


Seen near the southern end of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Obviously this was a "posed" picture. (Not by me.  I found it this way). It's very unlikely a postcard would have survived the elements for 26 years.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013


I don't often do human subjects, and I generally don't do B&W.  So this is something way different for me today.

About the photo:

This photo was taken in at the Afghan War Memorial in Kiev, Ukraine on the 23rd anniversary of the end of the Soviet - Afghan war.  Temperature that day at 9AM was +7F/-14C.

About the processing:

This is one of the few photos that I have not run through my HDR+ process.  Pictures where a human subject is the main focus often doesn't respond well to any HDR process.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Statue of Ivan Pavlov

Yes, he of the dog fame.

Seen in Kiev, even though I've found no record of Mr. Pavlov ever spending time here. But it is on the grounds of a hospital, so I guess that's the connection.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Best of the Year, 2012 (12 of 12)

St. Andrews in the Morning

Well, this concludes the top 12 of 2012.  In no particular order.  These "Best of the Year" series are often difficult, especially the job of narrowing the field to the best of the best.  You always end up leaving out something!

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