December 2009, Ai-Petri Mountain, Crimea, Ukraine. This is classic example of absolutely spontaneous and unexpected shot. Firstly my attention was attracted by amusing cloud. I made a shot. And I’ve got an image with amusing cloud. After that a small ship came to the frame. I made a shot again. And I’ve got an image with story. I love unexpected photographs. By the way, this image take third place in “Landscape” nomination of Russian photo contest “Best Photographer 2010″. And the same image was selected among other works from National Geographic photo contest by “The Big Picture” website. I think this is my most well-known and recognizable photograph. For the present I hope.
December 2009, Ai-Petri Mountain, Crimea, Ukraine. Before this trip I had strong doubt about it. The weather forecast was disgusting, my partner Aleksandr fell ill just before the trip and I was forced to go alone. I had some troubles with buying railway tickets, road to the station was covered in ice and I saw a car which was nearly crash. I thought all these things were bad signs. But now I understand it was test of my patience. I lived five amazing days in small tourist lodge. And nature gave me numerous gifts. It changed attires and showed me her beauty. I’ve never dreamed to make photograph like this. But when I’ve done it I realized that the best dreams are dreams you don’t know yet.