Seen in Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi, a sleepy little town of about 28,000, who's main claim to fame, or infamy, depending on one's point of view, is that this is where the Treaty of Perelaslav was signed in 1654 at a meeting between the council of Zaporozhian Cossacks and Vasiliy Buturlin, representative of Tsar Alexey I of the Tsardom of Russia, during the Khmelnytsky Uprising.
The outcome of the treaty differed from Khmelnytsky's intentions; originally a political maneuver intended only to secure the support of powerful allies, it revealed the full extent of its far-reaching consequences over time. Major results of the treaty included the separation of Ukraine from formerly dominant Catholic Poland, re-strengthening of Orthodoxy in the...
A photography enthusiast living in Kiev, Ukraine. Formerly of New Jersey, USA. I like to explore the places and history of Kiev and Ukraine, and exploring different photographic styles and possibilities. My travels have so far taken me to South Korea, 30 of the US states, Belize, Canada, Mexico, Ukraine, Turkey, and Egypt.
Most of my photography knowledge is self-taught. I've read books, tried and experimented with old and new techniques, and bring out the absolute best in my photography using numerous post-processing techniques and styles, like high dynamic range imaging (HDR). I also convert some of my photography to digital paintings, digital art, and Japanese style Wood Block prints using digital imaging software such as...
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