I did a little stock photography while on a trip to New York and Washington this week. Self explanatory, I think.
Next week I’ll post my latest column, then we’re off for five weeks at our tiny little mökki in Finland, after missing our usual summer visit in 2020 because of the pandemic. Travel prospects from outside Schengen are still a little tender, but we feel good about it.
Here is a link to a collection of color photos from (I believe) 1912, taken in the Republic of Georgia. It seems that a photographer named Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky “perfected a complex early method of color photography that required three separate images of each scene to be shot, with color filters placed over the lens. When the three black-and-white photos were sandwiched together and had red, green, and blue light shone through them, a color image could be projected.”
They’re from an article at the RFERL.org website. Here’s one of the photos:
I’ve been reading about the two year old Chinese-built Addis-Djibouti train line lately. It’s a train journey we’d hoped to make this past spring before the virus intervened, and I’m hopeful we can come back and fill in that trip later.
Although northern Ethiopia is going through a terrible period just now, it’s such a photogenic country, I really recommend it to anyone with a camera and a sense of adventure. Warm people, good food, exotic everywhere you look, what’s not to like?
Just a couple of new shots of lovely Tallinn, Estonia from back in August, first the old town, then a two-photo stitch from the top of the Viru Hotel. Click ’em for much bigger versions at EarthPhotos.com.
The first time we visited Kyiv was in the month of March. There’s quite a difference in summer. Here are just a few low-res snapshots from day one. No post-production, no links to larger versions yet, just a few random shots from walking around town.
Dollars? Euros? Rubles?
The Maidan Square looks lovely at night.
At Maidan Square.
St. Sophia’s Church. Parts of it date from 11th century, most from 18th.
St. Sophia’s Church detail.
Along the Dnieper River.
Pedestrian bridge across the Dnieper.
Friendship of Nations arch, from 1982, Soviet era.
Behind the lucky couple, St. Michaels Monastery. Unlike St. Sophia, which is a museum piece, St. Michael’s holds services.