This gallery covers a large geographical and time interval. Many years ago I did not have a digital camera. I shot on a medium format camera Mamiya 645 AFD. This camera took pictures on a slide film. One roll film had only 16 frames. It was my favorite camera and it has always been with me on all travels. While I’m with the camera almost drowned on the beach near Vic in Iceland. I stayed whole, but the camera is broke. At this time, everyone was shot at digital cameras, and I decided that it was time for me to start using a digital camera. This gallery contains all the pictures I took on my MF camera, too. Do not be surprised at their “non-modern” post-processing. In the gallery, there are more modern pictures. Do not think that this is an ancient archive of my youth. Locations, where these pictures were taken, are different. This is the territory of Russia to the north of the Ladoga Lake and the northernmost cape of the Kola Peninsula. It is about 1200 km. Here there are forests of Karelia and swamps of North Karelia and mountains and even tundra. The further I went north, the severer the climate became and the vegetation became poorer. In addition to the landscapes, I presented a survey of ancient Russian architecture. Few people are familiar with it.
I tried to give a description of the pictures, where it was necessary. It will be a good tour of the North of Russia.
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