07 08.2014

Memorial wall on Maidan after Ukrainian revolution

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This photo depicts a wall made of road bricks on the central square of Kiev. It was created during or just after the events called Ukrainian revolution or Maidan. You may see ribbons in colors of Ukrainian flag and candles to remind about people killed here.

The feeling after being there is unambiguous.. I would say even depressing.

Maidan After Revolution

Maidan After Revolution


 
06 07.2014

Kharkiv from the 10th floor at sunset

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This post was made after two events: moving to another office in the center of Kharkiv and purchasing of the new lens Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS.

Our office has 10 floors and, as other buildings in the center not very high, it is possible to see whole Kharkiv. The only thing that is not good – you cannot open windows and therefore flares appear in a frame.

Here are a few photos made upon sunset.

Sunset In Kharkiv

Sunset In Kharkiv

View On Kharkiv Center From 10th Floor With Flares

View On Kharkiv Center From 10th Floor With Flares

View On Kharkiv Center From 10th Floor

View On Kharkiv Center From 10th Floor


 
27 06.2014

View from the 25th floor in Kiev

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This week we were visiting my sister in Kiev. She lives in the new 25-floor building on the left side of the city. I could not miss this and made a few photographs from the 25th floor.

This is the view on factories. The image was captured with exposure time of 25 sec.

View From 25th Floor In Kiew

View From 25th Floor In Kiew

This is the view on Dnieper. You may see the bridge on the horizon. The image was captured with exposure time of 13 sec.

View From 25th Floor On Dnieper In Kiew

View From 25th Floor On Dnieper In Kiew


 
26 05.2014

My clivia has finally bloomed

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I have a clivia plant that I bought about 5 years ago. It was blooming every year giving sometimes even 2 bunch of flowers. But then it stopped and this is about 2 years I cannot make it bloom again..

This year it made us happy and gave a bunch of 5 flowers. Here is a photo of them made using PORST 50mm f/1.2.

Clivia

Clivia


 
28 04.2014

Set of paintings by my grandfather

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My grandfather, Vitaliy Shymko, was an artist. He died in 1988. And I’m searching for his works through his friends, relatives, different offices where they can be stored now. There are not much left in the family. Being at my home town I found more paintings by my grandfather, Vitaliy Shymko. They are not in good condition but they are still good memory of the grandfather.

This painting was never finished but supposed to be an icon for the local church. Hope once I will finish this instead of my grandfather..

Shymko V - Jesus Christ Portrait

Shymko V – Jesus Christ Portrait

This is the copy of the paintings by Shishkin named ‘Bears’

Shymko V - Bears

Shymko V – Bears

This painting was a present to my grandfather’s (Vitaliy Shymko) friend. It was presented in 1960. This is an oil painting.

Shymko V - Skier In Forest

Shymko V – Skier In Forest