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Photo Walk March 5 2011

Posted by
Sundra Tanakoh (......., Ukraine) on 7 March 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

I was excited about taking most of the day just taking photos, as everyday, i have my camera slung around my neck and shoulder ready to shoot. In my part of the town they are pretty much used to seeing me, few people balk at the camera now. I shot 132 photos.

BUT what did I see?

This is a summary shot of the day. What I saw was endless cold grey skies, rows and rows of concrete grey buildings, leafless trees, melting snow and ice, no sun... This wall is demonstrates the cold greyness of a Ukrainian city in winter. This is not all that I saw but it was what I saw, it is my vision of the day. Broken grey concrete, graffiti, little posts on any surface looking for work, old walls standing for no reason. And the sound of billions of droplets of melting snow and ice. The people? I might as well have shot old Kodak Tri-X Black and White film, because 99% of everyone here wears black ... which goes great with cold grey skies, immense grey concrete buildings, leafless trees and a general feeling of funk and depression.

As God as my witness I need spring to start NOW. I hope you had a better vision! All I had was ... Dead World.

NIKON D300S 1/2000 second F/2.8 ISO 200 16 mm

sim from k, Iran

u know what i guess everywhere is gray now i pray for spring too i can smell it here

7 Mar 2011 1:18pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I think we are all feeling that way. It has been gray here also. But, spring will be here soon! Interesting photo.

7 Mar 2011 1:24pm

Nina from Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States

Wishing Spring for you - I like this shot though, great angle!

7 Mar 2011 2:56pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Very nice shot !

7 Mar 2011 2:57pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

It's days like this which make you go home and think of creating something indoors :-)

7 Mar 2011 7:31pm

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

Yeah, you should've done it in black and white! Old lens, black and white, winter... man that's a good combo. I wasn't too inspired for some reason, took a few good shots, but wasn't feeling it, you know... I'll post them later on.

7 Mar 2011 7:46pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

looks so much like in Sarajevo :((( what to do !!! Nothing !

7 Mar 2011 8:17pm

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

interesting composition... well captured piece of wall

8 Mar 2011 12:39am

1/2000 second
ISO 200
16 mm