June 18, 2013

Moscow, Russia

Photograph by Dara Pilugina, National Geographic Your Shot

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On the day that I made this photo, it was really cold. It was the beginning of March, but in Russia it seemed like it was the middle of winter. I was lucky and unlucky with the weather at the same time. I was standing on the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge, and a cold strong wind was blowing, but the same wind drove the clouds in the sky and the ice on the river.

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34 comments
Dan Dady
Dan Dady

Excellent time exposure with wide angle effects creating leading lines all over the place. I also love the breaking of the rules by placing the horizon in the center of the frame which actually works quite well in this image.  Anytime someone can pull this off I'll give them two thumbs up for their insight, a third thumb if I had one.

Francisco Chaves
Francisco Chaves

Dara, you are a truly gifted photographer. This picture would be great without the cloud and the river effects, but those effects are what make it truly great.

Jean Kauffman
Jean Kauffman

Why does the smoke from the smokestacks (distant center) appear to be blowing a different direction from the wind?

Rahim Semy
Rahim Semy

Nice pic!  Really like the effect.

S. Ali
S. Ali

Absolute beauty.

Sasho Pehlev
Sasho Pehlev

Great photo! :) I have one question - how long was the exposure ? :)

Sasho Pehlev
Sasho Pehlev

Great photo! :) I have one question - how long was the exposure ? :)

ifrah Amira
ifrah Amira

WOW WOW WOW WOW !!!!!
It's really stunning !!! it's just perfect
I LOOOOVE IT !!! 

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

I love the colors, and it's so balanced. Good job, Dara.

Amy Finnie
Amy Finnie

This is a beautiful shot that highlights Moscow. I love all your work! I see the world through a different eye when I look at your photos! Wonderful!! I hope to see many more featured in the future, for everyone to enjoy!

Amy Adams
Amy Adams

I love this shot, and the composition of the sky being mirrored in the water below. The elements add a glossiness to the image.

Dara Pilugina
Dara Pilugina

@Jean Kauffman Jean, I didn't correct this photo except colors, contrast and lens distortion. The smoke from the smokestacks was blowing in the same direction as you can see on photo. Thanks for quastion.

:)

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