This gallery covers a wide geographical and time range. Many years ago, I didn’t have a digital camera. I shot a medium format Mamiya 645 AFD.
This camera took pictures on a slide film. There were only 16 frames in one roll film. It was my favorite camera, and it was always with me on all my travels.
Until I almost drowned with the camera on a beach near Vic in Iceland. I stayed in one piece, but the camera broke down. At that time, everyone was filming with digital cameras, so I decided it was time to start using a digital camera. This gallery also contains all the pictures that I took on my MF camera.
Don’t be surprised by their “not modern” post-processing. The gallery has more modern paintings. Don’t think it’s an ancient archive of my youth.
The places where these pictures were taken are different. They are the territory of Russia to the north of Lake Ladoga and the northernmost cape of the Kola Peninsula. It’s about 1200 km. There are forests in Karelia and swamps in North Karelia, as well as mountains and even tundra.
The further I went north, the harsher the climate became and the vegetation became poorer. In addition to landscapes, I gave an overview of ancient Russian architecture. Few people are familiar with it.
I tried to give a description of the paintings, where it was necessary. It would be a good tour of North Russia.
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