Category 'Landscape'

10
Apr

Aurora Borealis in Khibiny Mountains

We’ve shot auroras in Khibiny mountains three sequentially nights in September. At first time I jumped out from my tent after loud cry of my friend Alexander: “Nothern lights!!!”. For some time I looked around at a loss because auroras’ glow were very low this night. But in third night I allowed myself to finish shooting even before auroras gone from the sky, just after the brightest part of glowing. “Auroras? How provoking! Give me some time to sleep!” – we joked. How easily we took to changes!

northern lights, Aurora Borealis, polar lights, Khibiny Mountains, Russia, Kola Peninsula, North, Polar

northern lights, Aurora Borealis, polar lights, Khibiny Mountains, Russia, Kola Peninsula, North, Polar

northern lights, Aurora Borealis, polar lights, Khibiny Mountains, Russia, Kola Peninsula, North, Polar

Russia, Kola Peninsula, Khibiny Mountains

3
Apr

Malaya Belaya River Valley in Khibiny Mountains

Magnetic gold, white and red colors of early autumn tundra. This beatiful valley of Khibiny mountains is located on the north of Russia above the polar circle. September is the most scenic time of the year. The time when solid green carpet suddenly become full of details, colors and textures. I’ve been there three times and I’ll defenitly return to Khibiny at least one more time.

Khibiny Mountains, Russia, Kola Peninsula, North, Polar

Russia, Kola Peninsula, Khibiny Mountains, Malaya Belaya (Small White) River Valley

2
Apr

Polygonal Lake in Khibiny Mountains

At first glance Polygonal lakes in Khibiny mountains are very prosaic: small, shallow, with swampy shore. At daytime their surface is usually crisped from the wind. But in calm morning or serene evening when nature is settled down the magic instantly happens. Beautiful reflections on water smooth cast a spell over. And only small prominent from water stones, covered by moss and lichen, remind you where is real sky and where is land.

Khibiny Mountains, Russia, Kola Peninsula, lake, water, North, Polar

Russia, Kola Peninsula, Khibiny Mountains, Polygonal Lakes

1
Apr

Morning in Taskiney Fold

What do you know that such seemingly limited subject as ice may keep my interest so long. My most strong fear was connected with lack of variety on Baikal Lake. Well cracks, pieces of ice, hummocks… But will it be so interesting for 3-week trip? But it’s astonishing, every time, especially in the morning, fighting with sleep and coldness, you step on the ice and… find yourself in another reality with huge variety of lines, shapes and geometry. And this is one of my favorite photography subjects. I love to find harmony islands in the chaos around. Icy Baikal world is built on very special rules. It’s very graphical and ideal. And you play with all things around like with child’s meccano finding enormous mass of subjects. This is Baikal’s magic and that wath the reason I wasn’t bored all that time.

Baikal Lake, Russia, Tashkiney Fold, ice

Russia, Siberia, Baikal Lake, Tashkiney Fold

31
Mar

Baikal

Hello! I was absent in my blog so long time. But I am back and I am ready to show you my very best images and share with you my thoughts about landscape photography. About one week ago I’ve returned from 20 days long Baikal Lake (Russia) trip. I’ve made workshops in this place and I am full of impressions. Any image can’t reflect all depth and unreality of Baikal ice with great number of patterns, cracks and geometry on it. All these things impressed me to find new images even in last days when tiredness had its effect on me. This image are shot in Taskiney fold. One of the most memrable mornings of all trip.

Baikal Lake, Russia, Tashkiney Fold, ice

Russia, Siberia, Baikal Lake, Tashkiney Fold

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