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Don 2009

The region of the Don river is a constantly inspiring place
to which I turn for a new portion of artistic view and vision.
It is situated some 250 km from Volgograd,
so it takes about 3 hours by car to get there.
No PC, internet, no cell connection, just me, my family, friends and camera.
What might be better for a complete vacation of a photographer?
I have been there in 2006 and 2007, so this was my third travel
to the same resort, which I find each time different and exciting.
Nothing exciting for a Philistine, but a paradise
for both fishermen and photographers.
You can find very hospitable villagers in the area,
and my sister Sveta even milked a cow for the first time!
The geese, the goats, the cows, the roosters with their chicks,
the fancy turkeys, the sheep, the semi-wild horses
all living very close and grazing free near the houses of their owners.
Not to forget about wide fields of sunflowers and the bee-gardens,
the famous monastery in the neigbouring town of Serafimovich
featuring the all-healing stone of the Blessed Virgin in its underground cell.
All of this, if I manage to, I would like to share with you :)
My stay near the Don: 4-11 August 2009.
Preparing My New Expo
Preparing My New Expo
Homely
Homely
The Don River Overview
The Don River Overview
Sunflower Charm
Sunflower Charm
Orthodox Sparrows
Orthodox Sparrows
Summer Snow Whites
Summer Snow Whites
Rising Moon
Rising Moon
Turkey Cock
Turkey Cock
Rooster
Rooster
Afternoon Rest
Afternoon Rest
The Village Life From the Inside
The Village Life From the Inside
Vault of Heavens
Vault of Heavens
Turkey Hen
Turkey Hen
Lush Green
Lush Green
Harmony
Harmony
Grazing
Grazing
Light of the Day
Light of the Day
Beauty Reflections
Beauty Reflections
Life Source
Life Source
Sunny Suns
Sunny Suns
More Grazing
More Grazing
River-Field
River-Field
Do the Chew
Do the Chew
Monastery Beauty
Monastery Beauty
Moody Yellow
Moody Yellow
Geese Statue
Geese Statue
The World Is a Village
The World Is a Village
The Blue Bin
The Blue Bin
Bee Hive
Bee Hive