Monday, October 15, 2012

Saint Basils Cathedral, Moscow

In July of 2010, a large group of family and friends took a Baltic cruise. The great part about cruising is not having to unpack, waking up in a different place each morning, and sharing the day's activities at dinner. The bad part is not being anywhere when the light is good for photography. The highlight of the cruise was a day trip out of Saint Petersburg to Moscow. George, Julie, Nigel, Sue, Margaret and I got up very early to get to the airport for the one-hour flight to Moscow. As an avid spy novel enthusiast, I had wanted to go to Russia from the time I was reading James Bond books back in the 60's. Moscow was extraordinary, even if the light at noon in Red Square was terrible. We spent about 11 hours there before heading back to the ship. I was using Nikons on this trip. A D90 and a D300. The above photo was taken using the Tokina 11-16 wide angle. It took this trip and a trip to Southeast Asia in 2011 to convince me to lighten up the camera kit.

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