Monday, April 15, 2013

Hammer and Sickle

It's time for me to put up some more of my Chernobyl and Pripyat photos from last year, first, because it will soon be the anniversary of the Chernobyl explosion, and second, because it will soon be the anniversary of my visit last year.

Chernobyl and Pripyat are enormously rewarding photo destinations, yet, they are also enormously frustrating photo destinations too.  The coat of arms of the USSR, seen here, tops the tallest building in Pripyat, and to capture this shot I was 16 floors below the level of the subject, more than half a mile away, and off to the lower left of the subject to minimize trees blocking the subject.  I had to do a lot of work to present the photo perspective as straight on as I could, but it's not perfect.  Maybe it's the best that could be done given the circumstances?

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