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Sunday, 22 February 2009

Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia

All in a day's work, February 12 in this case.

This scene, all too familiar to me as a resident of Ushguli, needs something new and dramatic to complete it.  Is Shkhara, Georgia's highest mountain, visible? (Below the main cloud at left.  Lamaria, at right, only looks bigger because it's much closer; Shkhara is 7 km  (c. 5 miles) away in the distance, air clear as a bell.)  Does the sky have something interesting about it?  (Cloud in the perfect position.)  We know that those are houses; but how about a person walking through the scene to give perfect scale to everything?  (There she is, one of my colleagues at the school, bottom right.)  Right place, right time, take the shot!

Me after a hard slog through snow up to mid-thigh deep, all for photos' sake

Abstract snowscape

Cracked paint, chaos obeying rules

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