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My 3 cents in defense of film simulation

In Digital, Film by Ivan2 Comments

Recently I’ve read a post by Frank Lehnen in which he points out a phenomenon of film simulation in digital photography. As he claims his loyalty to film he also asks an obvious question: “Why trying to imitate film when there’s the real thing?” For the record, I completely agree with Frank on what he says about film and its …

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Gas Station at Night

In Digital, Mobile by Ivan1 Comment

Recently I’ve signed up for the Adobe CC photography package and now I enjoy the easiness of editing even my mobile photos in Lightroom on the go. I’m still a little bit concerned about the real profit of having Lr and Ps up to date and cloud connected, but while I can make use of them at least once a …

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WPC – Band on the Run

In Digital, Lucky moments by Ivan0 Comments

  I never saw them afterward and I had never seen them before. It was only one quick moment on my usual way home. As I was walking down the street I heard a strange noise disturbing the usual “soundtrack” of a busy street. That was the sound of music approaching. Suddenly these guys on a motorbike appeared out of nowhere …

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One direction

In Digital by Ivan0 Comments

Once upon a time I posted this photo I managed to take in a split of a moment. So this is basically the next shot on my camera. After I passed those girls on my way down the street I stopped at the crossing and saw these guys. Suddenly they both looked in one direction, having seen something unusual I …

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It’s fun!

In 35mm, 6x6, Digital, Film, Mobile by Ivan4 Comments

This week’s Photo Challenge is about fun, and as it turned out, finding a proper photo wasn’t an easy task at all. Maybe it’s me or maybe Moscow is not exactly a fun city, but most of my film photos (as well as digital ones) except for personal archives don’t qualify for the topic. Another criteria for choosing was “What …

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Clothespins

In Digital, Personal favourites by Ivan2 Comments

I’ve been looking through my photos choosing candidates to be published in a portfolio and found this one. This photograph comes from those times when I didn’t have a camera of my own and borrowed my mother-in-law’s Pentax. It’s also far from what I came to shoot later, but nevertheless I love this picture for its colours and sunlight, and …

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Dragonfly

In Digital, Lucky moments by Ivan0 Comments

    I’m not very skilled and keen on animal photography, and insects especially, but I just couldn’t resist the temptation when this dragonfly sat on a plant just 1 metre away from me! And as I was trying to take a shot extremely carefully and focusing manually, the beauty was just sitting there posing. Does anyone happen to know …

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Dance to the music!

In Digital, Lucky moments by Ivan4 Comments

  It’s not very often these days when I get a chance to take pictures in the street. Today was special. My family and I went to the seafront and walked along the shore. At some place we saw a street musician playing saxophone. I wanted to take a photo of him but suddenly some boys passing by started dancing to …

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Under pressure

In Digital by Ivan0 Comments

It’s been awhile since I posted any photos and this is the reason why: since last week I’m living in a hot country of Israel and  two weeks before that we spent trying to pack all the necessary stuff. Now I hope I’ll be able to post some interesting pics of local life. By the way, this photo was made …