Life and Website Changes

Just bit the bullet and started over with WordPress, though I did keep my old blog posts. It’s a fresh start to go with starting over in a new country; moved my family away from Moscow and to Cologne, Germany this spring and are finally settled. Speaking of family, that’s pretty much why I haven’t posted in a couple years……

Bought a secondhand Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 for my Canon 60D today

After I picked it up I went to the nearest park and shot for about an hour and a half. Unfortunately, about 2 minutes in an elderly local English teacher glommed on to me and, asked if I minded her practicing her English with me for a bit, and then followed me around for the next hour and a half….

Train 34

I’ve taken the Moscow-Tallinn train any number of times. The scent of coal smoke, used to heat samovars for tea water on board, is indelibly printed on my brain as the scent of beckoning horizons. It’s an old Soviet train, built solid and ugly, but it stays warm and nowadays, they even usually keep it stocked […]