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Photo of the Lenin statue in St Petersburg in St Petersburg

This is a photo of the Vladimir Lenin statue in Ploshchad Lenina, Saint Petersburg, Russia. It was erected in 1926 (two years after his death, and at a time when the city was called Leningrad) and it shows Lenin on his return from exile, giving a speech. I took this photo in 1997 when I was in Saint Petersburg for business. Although the economy was beginning to open up, there was still a lot of Soviet Union imagery around. When I took this photo, the sky was almost white. I've used a digital imaging effect to bring some colour into the sky and reveal the grain of the film. I'm not normally keen on tricksy photo effects, but I think this brings some atmosphere to this photo.

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the Lenin statue in St Petersburg
Location:St Petersburg
Camera:Canon T-70 film camera, plus Nikon Coolscan negative scanner
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Original size:3847 x 2474 pixels
Copyright:©Sean McManus


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