July 19 - 25, 2015: Issue 223
GALLERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS
GALLERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS
As a self- taught amateur photographer for over sixty years I have used a variety of cameras including Leica, Contax, Nikon (including single lens reflex models) and, in recent times, several types of digital cameras.
The output from this activity is contained in albums, envelopes of negatives and prints in boxes and, with the advent of digital cameras, in computer files. In truth the volume is such that I do not know what I have.
Recently I was encouraged to look at some of this accumulated material. I have recognised that while much of it is of the “snapshot” variety – including shots of family members, family events and celebrations – and holidays - there are also pictures of lasting interest and value. These include pictures of places no longer in existence or significantly changed, of activities no longer undertaken or people long dead. In the past because of the cost of 35mm colour film (Kodachrome, Fujicolor and the like) the number of exposures of a subject of necessity was limited and, in the end, did not always yield the best picture of a subject – in the way that now can be achieved with a digital camera.
Nevertheless I have been pleased to find some photographs of quality and interest which deserve more exposure than they receive in a box or album. Accordingly, I shall present an occasional Gallery of pictures in my REFLECTIONS column with some notes about the pictures, where appropriate.
This is the first such Gallery.
Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius - the most important Russian Monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. The burial place of Boris Godunov and his family. Photograph May 2005
The Great Wall of China before the great influx of Chinese and foreign visitors. Photograph August 1984
Chicken dish at a banquet. Harbin, China. Photograph August 1984
New Zealand Christmas Bush. Napier, New Zealand
Concentration Camp Memorial established 2 Kms. from Salaspil, Latvia in 1967. Photograph August 1978
The Salaspil memorial is a major complex in remembrance of victims of the Nazi occupation of Latvia. Photograph August 1978
Roses. Botanical Gardens, Wellington New Zealand. Photograph January 2010
A lane in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France. Photograph May 2011
Bathroom floor tiles, Grand Hotel "La Favorita", Sorrento, Italy. Photograph 31 May, 2014
Sunset. East coast of NSW. Photograph 14 April, 2015
Young seal. Kangaroo Island. Photograph 18 April, 2009
Evening view of the dome of the Basilica of St. Peter, Rome from the Vatican Museums. Photograph 4 June, 2014
Previous Reflections by George Repin
The Nineteen Thirties Remembering Rowe Street The Sydney Push Saturday Night at the Movies Shooting Through Like A Bondi Tram A Stop On The Road To Canberra City Department Stores - Gone and Mostly Forgotten An Australian Icon - thanks to Billy Hughes Crossing The Pacific in the 1930s Hill End The Paragon at Katoomba Seafood In Sydney How Far From Sydney? Cockatoo Island Over The Years The Seagull at the Melbourne Festival in 1991 Busby's Bore The Trocadero In Sydney Cahill's restaurants Medical Pioneers in Australian Wine Making Pedal Power and the Royal Flying Doctor Service Pambula and the Charles Darwin Connection Gloucester and the Barrington Tops A Millenium Apart Have You Stopped to Look? Gulgong Il Porcellino Olympia Durham Hall Sargent's Tea Rooms Pie Shops and Street Photographers The Ballet Russes and Their Friends in Australia Hotels at Bondi Alma Ata Conference - 1978 Keukenhof - 1954 The Lands Department Building and Yellowblock Sandstone The Goroka Show - 1958 A Gem On The Quay Staffa The Matson Line and Keepsake Menus Kokeshi Dolls The Coal Mine At Balmain The Hyde Park Barracks The Changing Faces Of Sydney From Pounds and Pence to Dollars and Cents Nell Tritton and Alexander Kerensky Making A Difference In Ethiopia William Balmain J C Bendrodt and Princes Restaurant Azzalin Orlando Romano and Romano's Restaurant Waldheim Alcohol in Restaurants Before 1955 King Island Kelp The Mercury Theatre Around Angkor - 1963 Angkor Wat 1963 Costumes From the Ballets Russe Clifton at Kirribilli Chairman Mao's Personal Physician The Toby Tavern The MoKa at Kings Cross The Oceaographic Museum in Monaco The Island of Elba Russian Fairy Tale Plates Meteora Souda Bay War Cemetery Barrow, Alaska Cloisonné Tripitaka Koreana Minshuku The Third Man Photographs and Memories Not A Chagall! Did You Listen? Did You Ask? Napier (Ahuriri, Maori) New Zealand Borobudur Ggantija Temples Plumes and Pearlshells Murano University of Padua Ancient Puebloe Peoples - The Anasazi Pula The Gondolas of Venice Cinque Terre Visiting the Iban David The Living Desert Bryce Canyon National Park Aphrodisias The Divine Comedy Caodaism Sapa and local Hill People A Few Children Cappadocia Symi Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre Aboriginal Rock Art on Bigge Island ANZAC Cove (Ari Burnu) 25 April, 1997 Hotere Garden Oputae Children of the Trobriand Islands Page Park Market - Rabaul Rabual Kotor, Montenegro
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