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The view as we walked to the Eiffel Tower
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse with the Milky Way
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse at Night
A predator turned into a helpless prey, clicked with Sony DSC HX 200V
Lost Sole
Cannabis plant rainbow stratos clouds
Forgotten Treasure
Fire department of the USA
The Umbrella
Double Rainbow near Bethel, NC
The Retreat
"We were so happy here"
Leh Palace shot from a mountain across at Sunset
"I cannot believe I used to come here for work every day"
Lenin Avenue, Prypyat
The Little girl holds up some money at her fathers shop window
"I've got married here"
Surreal
A girl enjoying the day at a remote village with a friend
The colors of Pangong Tso with mountains creating natural art.
Rose with a sparkling rain drops
purple passions
Lion's Blessing
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
"We were so happy here"

From the series "Prypyat mon Amour" which follows people who, like myself, were evacuated from the now ghost-town of Prypyat/Pripyat, after the infamous nuclear accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power plant in 1986. Here Valentina stands in front of the factory "Mayak" where she used to work. My goal was not to show the disastrous aftermath, but the emotional nostalgia of people, who returned to their hometown, where they were happy once.

TAGS: People, Portrait, Ukraine

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Berlin, Germany
Member since 2016
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Copyright:
© Alina Rudya.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2016
Total Views: 172
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 21, 2016, 5:26 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D610
Focal Length: 85mm
Shutter Speed: 1/2500
Aperture: f1.4
ISO: ISO50
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PHOTO LOCATION Pripyat, Ukraine