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Northern shore of Teletskoe lake

Lacking the habit, I rarely shoot panoramas. I find it too alluring to see how the image will appear immediately, and too hard to convince myself that everything will turn to be right in the frame not now, but sometime later. So I get down to panorama, only when I feel the angle of view is not wide enough and with a wider lens the shot might have been better. It was one of those cases, when I realized that either I will make the image out from multiple shots, or won’t make it at all.

By that time I had already shot all the obvious scenes around the second camp of our Altai journey, so I was searching for other interseting subjects. This little gulf on the shore of Teletskoe lake turned to be the one of them, but none of the single shots I made had a perspective that good landscape photographs often demonstrate. The perspective that pulls you into the frame. And at this moment I realized two things:

I will have to buy wide lens some day, There’s no other way than merging panorama for this scenery.

Landscapes and scenery photo. The panoramic image of the northern shore of Teletskoe lake. Altai, Russia.

I have to admit that I’ve been delaying the processing of this image as long as I could, but it’s been finally finished.

Stone sculptures of Demerdji

Landscapes and scenery photo. The image of peculiar stone sculpture resembling Sphinx. Demerdji, Crimea, Russia.

On recent affairs

I completely gave up on this blog. Time that could have been used for publishing something or just post processing of new pictures vanishes treacherously. I suppose it’s all because of my stupid perfectionism, or probably a simple laziness. But I’m sure I’ll overcome that, seen it all. Anyway, what really pleases me is that we’re having great weekends in the village this summer.

Portraits photo. A self portrait of Aleksey Kozlov. Fishing on the river Vetluga one summer evening.


Landscapes and scenery photo. A silhouette of Crimea mountains with sun flares and clouds.

Ilyinskaya Street

Landscapes and scenery photo. A view of the historical part of the city of Nizhny Novgorod at sunset. Ilyinskaya Street.

The Kremlin. White tower

Landscapes and scenery photo. A view of the Kremlin White Tower in Nizhny Novgorod on the clear winter day.

Winter in Nizhny Novgorod

Finally cold weather has come to our region bringing more or less clear sky. Yandex forecasts partly cloudly for the end of the week, which means it’s time to dust off the photo backpack, find warm pants and sweater in the deeps of a wardrobe, and following the ski season open the season photographic. If all goes well, the shots won’t disappoint me. At least I will do my best for that. Landscapes and scenery photo. A view of the snow-covered slopes of the right bank of the Oka River in winter at sunset.

The river Aktru

Landscapes and scenery photo. A view of the river Aktru and Karatash peak in the morning sun. Altai Republic, Russia.

Church of Elijah the Prophet

Landscapes and scenery photo. A view of the Church of St. Elijah the Prophet in Nizhny Novgorod on a winter day.

Demerdji in the clouds

Landscapes and scenery photo. A view of the top of Demerdji rocks showed through the dense clouds. Crimea. Ukraine.