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St. Trinite

The pictures that follow are from St. Trinite music camp in Cange, Haiti, about two hours outside of Port-au-Prince.  The camp is held for three weeks every summer, but since the 2010 earthquake destroyed the original camp facilities in Leogane, the camp has been held on the campus of Zanmi Lasante, a medical facility in […]

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I’m on 500px now

I set up a 500px account at http://500px.com/peteski and until I get around to adding a link in the about page, that’s how you can access it. The above shot is my most popular 500px post so far.

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Photo Editing with iPad: Thoughts on the Connector Kit and Snapseed

On my most recent trip to Europe, I decided to bring my  70-200mm f/2.8 G lens in place of the smaller beercan lens. and the Samyang fisheye. With the increase in camera equipment, I didn’t want to lug around my laptop and decided to try to just make do with my iPad (original). I picked up the […]

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Trans-Siberian Day 1: Kirov

  The first chance I get to see the train in daylight is at Kirov. Most of the passengers get out to do some trackside shopping. Meanwhile, the mail car sandwiched between the locomotive and the passenger wagons gets loaded up with sacks of mail destined for points east.

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Pictures from the Moving Train – Day 1

All of the pictures in this post are taken from the train as it rolls towards Perm, gateway to Siberia, on my first full day on the Trans-Siberian. In some cases that means poor quality as the train is in motion and I’m shooting through glass, so there can be glare or blur. Oh well. […]

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The Passengers on the Rossiya – Day 1

The next day I wake up around 9 am. I’m now 800km and one time zone away from Moscow. By 10am, most of the train carriage is up. Your ticket on the Trans-Siberian only gets you a bunk – not a whole compartment, and the No. 2 Rossiya is a popular  route with few empty […]

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First Night on the Trans-Siberian

The Rossiya leaves Moscow a few minutes before midnight, and though it’s been a long day, I want to stay up until the first stop at Vladimir. I’ve brought a lot of food with me, but I forgot to bring any bottled water. There was no reason for me to do so – I knew […]

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All aboard

Stopover in Barabinsk. The No. 2 Rossiya Train leaves Moscow every other day just after 11 PM. Seven days later, it rolls into Vladivostok, Russia’s main port on the Pacific Ocean. I am not going that far, but I still have 74 hours to fill aboard the train. I’ll pass through 5 time zones; my […]

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Notes from Underground

You can take shots like this in a lot of world metros – DC, London, and Prague jump to mind – but there’s a certain faded grandeur to the Moscow metro system that you don’t find elsewhere. It’s a remarkably vast system made up of twelve lines and 185 stations (for my local readers in […]

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The Plan

Photo: an hour east of Kirov on the No. 2 Rossiya train, the day after I left Moscow. This was shot looking out the back door of the last train car, but if you knew that Russian trains roll on the right-hand side, you already knew that. Chinese trains run on the left. “When can […]

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