Thursday, May 19, 2011

A few photos from Moscow

Here you go! As promised, a few (or maybe a few more than few) pictures from my trip to Moscow, Russia. Just FYI, I used a Canon Rebel T3 with a Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III telephoto lense. I put most of these photos through some photoshop action to give them that yellow, old look.

We walked around a small fair area and I saw this... that says "Moscow" if you don't read Russian.

One of many fountains in Moscow

It was totally tulip season - I thought I was in Holland, not Moscow. 

The three sisters back together again. The one in the middle is the one who has been serving her mission in Moscow... I haven't seen her for 18 months. To say the least, I'm thrilled to finally get her back. 

Happy Birthday to you from Moscow and me!

Reflection of our hotel... the Sheraton

My beautiful older sister

I got a kick out of finding places to take pictures of our reflection

Walking around the Kremlin on Red Square

Moscow has this fantastic tradition of hanging locks on designated trees when a couple is married - there were literally thousands of locks on a street of trees. 

St. Basil's Cathedral...not to be confused with the Kremlin. Isn't she beautiful?

Loved that red jacket on her

Rooftop in Moscow

I had to... I'm a girl

My sis and me inside St. Basil's

View of Red Square from St. Basil's

Fountains at Victory Park

View of the street from Red Square... I can't believe I was in Moscow

View of St. Basil's from the street

Matryoshka dolls... they even had "BYU" dolls

Another reflection picture - is that nerdy of me?

Had to cover our heads before going into one of the churches in Moscow

My cute Papa

A contented oma outside a monastery 

        St. Basil's close up                                                      

Field trip to Victory Park

Students playing in the fountains at Victory Park

Your's truly... and don't worry, more pictures to come.


  1. Love it! Feel like I'm back there. It was so beautiful. Once in a lifetime. :)

  2. Awesome photos! That must have been such a great experience! I love the editing too, I've been looking through those photoshop recipes you posted yesterday :)

  3. Ash!! This is amazing!!! You are such a fantastic photographer. I can't believe your sister is home!! Oh my gosh. This makes me so happy.

  4. These are so beautiful!! I love the scarf you're rockin!

  5. Hello, these are amazing! I'm super impressed with your skills and more than a little envious. :)

  6. so glad you're back girl! beautiful pictures, congrats on getting your camera!!!

  7. good job chica. I am proud of your photography skills : )

  8. Moscow looks so beautiful - your pictures came out amazing. I'm so glad you got to see your sister!

  9. Wow, these are great pictures! I´m glad you had such a wonderful time together with your family!
    I would love to visit Moscow,, too.

  10. These are stunning. I've always thought that Moscow was beautiful.

  11. love these!! Did Kelsey Tell you that I Just got my call to Russia?!?!?! my mission is the Vladivostok Mission. Which is the most eastern part of russia. Which is Siberia basically!! haha These are gorgeous and making me ridiculously excited! :)

  12. Utterly lovely photos. Russia looks like a fascinating place.

  13. Ya I don't know that posted anonymous, anyway, what camera and lens did you use? Also where are these elusive Photoshop recipes for editing mentioned above? I would love know how you got this effect!

  14. I went to Russia for some piano stuff a few (like 10) years ago. I loved it. We spent time in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Moscow is amazing and I'd love to go back but don't know if and when it will happen.

    The crappy thing is that I was 15 when I was there and I look so awkward in all of my photos. You, on the other hand, look amazing!


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