14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Umbrellas on Red Square
Last fall, during a visit to Moscow, Russia, I was caught in a down pour on Red Square. Because I was traveling on foot, without a rain jacket, I ducked under an alcove to keep me and my camera from getting wet. I had a perfect sightline of St. Basil's Cathedral, where I watched a parade of travelers carrying umbrellas walk across the cobblestone square, with the church looming in the background. In this shot, I like how the colors and shapes of the umbrellas juxtapose with the cupolas on the church.
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||Nov. 30, 2016, 3:19 p.m.