Brrr..... the cool shades of most buildings, along with the chilling mist enveloping the photograph, enable you to literally feel the depth of the cold!
Brrrrr! Even with its extreme temp: the shot is not without its color,this I like very much. The house behind the bus and the two figures highlighted by it, is what I looked at quite a lot. The rest is a good picture that I cannot get technical about, really dont know how! j.e.s
It appears that the building directly beyond the people waiting at the stop, is damaged and in neglect. The hill beyond looks like it has been scavenged. This tells me the story of extreme hardship and living on the edge.
Gasoline and electricity bring heat and light and transportation to this arctic-like environment in Russia. Plants and wild animals have evolved survival adaptations to endure the winter. That big hill in the background is still not urbanized, but it does look like it has been logged over. It's expanse is a reminder of the natural environment into which human civilization has intruded.
A pretty long exposure was required to make that mountain visible in the photo, but the compromise has been that the yellow bus is a blur. Fortunately, the pedestrians were stationary, or their figures would be a blur also.
It's neat the way any photograph subtracts two dimensions from the four dimensions of space and time. Removed are the dimension of spatial depth, and the flow of time. But of course, we the observers of the photographic image, are still existing in four dimensions (and a few more than that, according to astrophysicists).
@Bev Hennager Yes, this is Russia: a kind of living myth of Sisyphus.
@Lawrence Sibley always enjoy reading your comments
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