Reflecting On A Siberian Summer Flood

Reflecting On A Siberian Summer Flood

 

It is that time of year again. Summer. When it rains in some parts of the world and others suffer from drought. Splish, Splosh. Crisp, Crush.

California Drought – Mother Earth Is Cracking Up

Mother Nature Reveals Human Nature

Now take Siberia. If you think harsh and polar, think again in the temperate season. The winters may be biting cold but the summers can be fresh and actually palatable. Green and lush even. Tropical almost. Well, that is a stretch. It is Siberia, after all.

Between pours, camera toting folks get out and catch opportunities that are not around on bleachy, washed out sunny days. Those photographers who are not already out in the rain, that is. But, sometimes it rains and it rains, and it rains and rains, so, mindful of possible flood conditions, let us start plodding around in the streets where unique timber architecture abounds.

Reflections of unique wooden houses built a century ago when Siberia was the land of towering trees and limbering forests make a good starting point. You might slip on your galoshes and don a waterproof cape and brolly, just in case. Keep that camera lens dry and the body safe, the water is not just falling from the skies. Many the over-exuberant shutterbug has been dismayed losing equipment momentarily into the flood waters. Work the low perspective and keep your equipment above water.

For more on Siberia’s architectural photography, see also:

Siberia, Russia Wooden Architecture

Shuttered Windows of Ulan-Ude, Siberia

 

Siberian travel photography
Siberian Streets Reflect A Summer Flood                   ©heather simonds

 

Siberian travel photography
Monochrome Magic On Siberian Streets                ©heather simonds

 

Siberian travel photography
Soviet Era Buildings Reflection                 ©heather simonds

 

Siberian travel photography
Modern and Historic Blend on Siberian Streets             ©heather simonds

 

Siberian travel photography
Plodding Through The Siberian Streets After Summer Rains                ©heather simonds

 

Siberian travel photography
Siberian Summer Floods Fill The Streets                  ©heather simonds

2 Responses to “Reflecting On A Siberian Summer Flood”

  1. Byron

    Love the photos and a story is always a nice way to engage the audience a little more.
    Some of the text was cut off on the right on my laptop.

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    • Heather

      Thanks, Byron. Appreciate the formatting comment. The site is supposed to be responsive so I will run through sa test. I enjoy writing posts more than administration.

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