Off to Odessa, Ukraine


SteveF

Link Posted 31/07/2012 - 21:20
My wife and I are going to Odessa in a couple of weeks time, part business, part pleasure.

I just wondered if anyone here has personal experience of taking photographs there, especially street photography?

If so, I'd welcome your advice.

helios

Link Posted 31/07/2012 - 22:07
I visited Odessa afew years ago in the course of a cruise from Kiev to the Black Sea. It is a fascinating city which I am sure you will enjoy exploring.

I suppose the best known sight is the Richelieu/Potemkin/Odessa steps made famous by Sergei Eisenstein's film "The Battleship Potemkin" - a flight of about 200 steps which produce odd optical effects depending on whether you are looking up or down the steps.

The architecture is interesting and varied with some well preserved Art Nouveau buildings and a splendid Baroque nineteenth century Opera House.

For street photography Deribasovskaya Street is a pedestrian area with cafes and popular with the inhabitants of this cosmopolitan city.

I am sure you will bring back lots of interesting photos.
Archie

Smeggypants

Link Posted 31/07/2012 - 22:50
I'm envious. I'd love to ho. Look forward to seeing your pics
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Opethian

Link Posted 31/07/2012 - 22:59
Oh very much looking forward to the photos!

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gartmore

Link Posted 31/07/2012 - 23:00
A friend is working on some long term documentary projects there and street photography figures within that. link

I do know that he shoots with a film Voigtlander a lot of the time, beacause it doesn't look worth stealing for fear of losing his Leicas and Nikons.
Ken
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SteveF

Link Posted 01/08/2012 - 10:11
gartmore wrote:

I do know that he shoots with a film Voigtlander a lot of the time, beacause it doesn't look worth stealing for fear of losing his Leicas and Nikons.

I do have a Ricoh GRD to supplement my Pentaxes....say no more.
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