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Sailing at sunset

A small sailboat rounding the tip of Olympic Peninsula in Washington at sunset. The Strait of Juan de Fuca and the open ocean leading to it can be challenging to navigate and require an experienced hand.


Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes, an hour drive north from San Francisco, is a gem of a place. A prominent cape in the Marin County of northern California, it’s also a protected national park. Although only 100 square miles, with trails running along the coast and through the forest, there is a plethora […]


Tiny plants

These small man-made freshwater ponds are used to raise snails for fish culture. The ponds are full of life – insects buzzing around, aquatic larvae preying or being preyed on, snails slowly making their rounds along the sides. Even fish have accidentally made their way as fry. The ponds are chock-full of plants, shooting tiny […]


Boat Reflections

I’ve been fascinated and inspired by Juneau, Alaska photographer Joe McCabe‘s abstract images. One of his many interesting projects was finding cool colors and patterns in boat reflections in Juneau’s harbors. So, on my last trip to Juneau, I decided to imitate him. Here are a few images from my short […]


St. Petersburg in red and green

St. Petersburg, Russia – the “Venice of the North”, former capital of Russia, my birthplace. In 2011, returning from a business trip to the Russian Far East, I visited it the first time since I left Russia over 20 years ago. Here are several of my favorite photos from that […]