This is a small series of photos taken over a few hours of walking through St. Petersburg last month. This was the only free evening I had, and for some reason a kind of gloomy, weird and slightly unsettling photos resulted from it. I don’t think it’s representative of the city – just a very particular look at it. I’ll be back there in May, probably with different photographic results :-)
Church of the Saviour on Blood. I love this church (even though it’s considered garish by St. Peterburg’s tasteful standards), but whatever angle I tried gave nothing but hackneyed results. I ended up taking the photo through a semi-transparent plastic awning on a nearby booth, and later applying an invert/solarize curve in post-processing. I’m not totally convinced I like this image, but at least it’s not hackneyed (I think). I do like the slightly drowned look.
That’s it, see you next time!
Sometimes you spend days walking around various towns, and end up with nothing much. And sometimes shots seem to be jumping up for grabs – just point the camera and press the shutter. On the last day of our holiday in Austria in July, we spent a few hours in Vienna, and I managed to get all these shots (as well as this one) in less then one hour. It’s cool when it happens :)
That’s it for today! See you next time. :)