Wednesday, September 15, 2010
This is about the last photograph I took when leaving Russia in 2002. Now I am flying back for the first time since then, to see my parents -- they are very old -- and my other relatives and friends. I am planning to be in Moscow (couple of days), in Kazan (may be a week or so) and in Yelabuga (at least 2 weeks). I am very exited; do not know if I'll be taking pictures there but I am bringing my gear and film just in case. So hopefully I will resume this blog in 3 weeks with the Russian theme.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
This had been photographed at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. I was not sure I caught the boy's figure right until I inspected the negatives; he was moving fast and did run away in a split second after the click.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Just came across this set when scanning the D.C. rolls. It had been shot in the beginning of the month at Lummis park in South Beach.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The photo is from the previous visit to Washington, D.C. in July 2009. We were there to submit the papers for out Russian passports. This weekend I went to Washington D.C. again to collect my passport at the Embassy. Yes it is this sloow. It is truly the Russian way of doing official business. But I finally have it and will (hopefully) leave for Russia in 10 days to see my relatives and friends -- first time in 8 years.
Shoot some Tri-X rolls in the streets, it was fun and the weather was good and sunny.
Word on food: for the sushi I recommend a small sushi bar in the Union station (#124 located at the first level). Not the best sushi I tried in my life and they have no hot tea, but the sushi are fresh and tasty and very cheap:
KABUKI SUSHI (202) 789-1159
50 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Taken on the bridge to Brickell Key with Nikon S rangefinder camera born free in occupied Japan around '52 and fitted with beautiful 50mm F1.4 Nikkor lens.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
This inscription was on the wall by the bus stop on 1st street in Downtown Miami in 2008. The woman is always there, even today. If you stay in front of her long enough she'll open her eyes and ask for a dollar...