Moscow in Mono

Discussion in 'Fuji Forum' started by Lightmancer, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    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":
    <a href="http://www.ipernity.com/doc/286865/31468839"><img title="Moscow X-E1 Stalin's Seven Sisters 3 mono" alt="Moscow X-E1 Stalin's Seven Sisters 3 mono" src="http://u1.ipernity.com/41/88/39/31468839.e7cb3366.1024.jpg?r2" height="681" width="1024" /></a>

    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. Neat. Always wanted to visit.