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Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Nodar's Aunt Wins Again

This time, at the recommendation (and with the very kind help) of NWB, I sent that photo of Lyuba to the annual AOP Open Awards in London. And she'll be on display there soon, and in the catalogue as well, one of 90 winners. Cool! To see the 90 online, and vote for your favourite, please visit
She's on Page 8, top right corner, if you decide to vote for her. Many thanks!
Regular posts will return after a few days.

Ps Do you like the new, tweaked blog letterhead? I decided that the land was way too dark in contrast with the sky (it's mostly snow, after all) and lightened it up considerably, changing the motto colour in the process. One day I'll print this thing huge as it's meant to be: it could go billboard-size with no trouble, being a 14-image composite of 10-megapixel shots...

Shovi, Racha, Georgia

Unusual group portrait at the resort

Old sawmill, bulldozer-powered

Example of perhaps Georgia's greatest wealth: mineral water springs, nearly 2000 of them in the country, each with its own properties

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Shovi, Racha, Georgia

With the director of a resort in Shovi (l) and a member of Elkana, the Biological Farming Association of Georgia ( (centre), all holding drinking horns in their rough state

The sometime fate of local bears

Layer upon layer of old paint on a park bench

Monday, 22 June 2009

Shovi, Racha, Georgia

Goats go on alert

Tony takes aim

Stalin watches ominously

Paint cracks