Moscow in Mono

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Lightmancer, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Mrs L and I have recently returned from Moscow - well, I say recently. We were there at the beginning of March, just as the whole Crimea thing was coming to a head. It was interesting to read the local (English language) newspapers and to see the way that demonstrations were treated - it was basically pro-Putin good, pro-Ukraine bad - at least as far as the riot police snatch-squads were concerned.

    I took my GR, and my X-E1 with just the 14, 18-55 and 35mm lenses. Much of what we saw I shot in colour, but I do think that Moscow in Winter lends itself nicely to moody mono.

    See if you agree...

    One of the cannon Napoleon left behind when he retreated:
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    Moscow Kremlin X-E1 Napoleon's Cannon 8 mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity

    "I hope I don't get sent to Crimea"...
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    Moscow Tomb of the Unknown Soldier X-E1 Sentry mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity

    The walls of the Kremlin:
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    Moscow Kremlin Walls X-E1 1 mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity

    One of Stalin's "Seven Sisters":
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    St Basil's Cathedral:
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    Moscow Red Square X-E1 St Basil's Cathedral 8 mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity

    ...and a longer view:
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    Moscow Red Square X-E1 St Basil's Cathedral 1 mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity

    Cleaning up after communism (Lenin's Tomb):
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    Moscow Red Square X-E1 Lenin's Tomb 1 mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity

    Another of Stalin's Seven Sisters - now the Hilton (and very nice too):
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    Moscow GRD Hilton Leningradskya 2 mono par Lightmancer, on ipernity
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    NW corner of CT
    BB
    I certainly do think Moscow lent it self beautifully to black and white - or moody mono - beautifully Bill! What an interesting trip - timing wise, as well as just being there. It looks as though it was still rather chilly.

    My favorites are the Kremlin Walls, Stalin's "Seven Sisters" and the ominously powerful Hilton Leningradskya - wow! Do you think your room was "bugged"?:wink_old:
     
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  3. Seamus3900

    Seamus3900 FujiXspot Rookie

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    Sep 21, 2013
    Love them all but the The walls of the Kremlin shot is my fav.
     
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  4. zpuskas

    zpuskas FujiXspot Regular Subscribing Member

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    Dec 18, 2013
    Santa Barbara, CA
    ZPuskas
    Love #2, the guard, nice job!
     
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  5. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Thank you all for your kind comments. This trip feels like a lifetime ago now! With hindsight I don't think I will go back to Moscow, but I would love to now go to St Petersburg... ;)