Orenburg was founded in 1743 on the Siberian river Ural. The city played a role of a warrior who protected the south-western frontiers of the country. Historians say that Orenburg (was 3 times conceived and once born).
Orenburg was founded in 1743 on the Siberian river Ural. The city played a role of a warrior who protected the south-western frontiers of the country. Historians say that Orenburg «was 3 times conceived and once born». It explains by the fact that the foundation of the city was several times postponed and shifted. Until it was finally founded on April, 1743.
Orenburg has a complicated history and played a broad spectrum of roles beginning from the role of a strong warrior, then being a great Russian merchant-city and one of the most important strategical objects. Then it became a prison, a city where political convicts were exiled to.
Nowadays Orenburg is a developing city and is very interesting for tourists not only because of ifs great number of museums and several theaters, but also because of its location. On the beautiful foot-bridge over the river Ural there is the symbolical sign of the border between Europe and Asia so you can literally be with your one foot stepped in Europe and another one stepped in Asia.
Durham is a beautiful but tiny university city in the north of England famous for its amazing cathedral, which is one of Britain's best loved buildings. When I was studying at the university, I loved to go for crisp, autumnal walks around the cathedral and the river, kicking the leaves and basking in the golden glow of the season. The Lomography Redscale film perfectly captures the beauty of this time of year.
"When I picked up the Lomo LC-A for the first time. I was truly inspired," says Christopher Logan, who accepted the challenge to shoot NY Fashion week with the LC-A+ Camera. Read more of his experience after the jump and get to know why the LC-A+ is the perfect camera for fashion shows.
In April of this year I had the chance to test the Petzval Lens and to write a review on it for the German photography forum Kwerfeldein. The lens excited me from the very beginning, at the time it was introduced on Kickstarter. I was afraid that once I had tested the lens, I would want to have one of my own! Well, that’s what happened; a year later, I finally bought my very own Petzval lens.
This article is a tribute to the great Portuguese film director Manoel de Oliveira, who died last April 2. With an old Praktica loaded with a roll of black and white film, I captured so enthusiastically his city Oporto (Porto) with its famous Ribeira district, the most characteristic of the Lusitanian town. It was here that more than 70 years ago, Manoel De Oliveira created a timeless masterpiece: "Aniki-Bòbò"!
In the early part of the 19th century, lantern shows were the equivalent of movies. Photographs were hand-printed or transferred on glass plates, which were then projected on to a wall or cloth screen.