Kiev, Ukraine

Hidropark, place where I grew up

Canon Power Shot S3 IS, one shoot , but processed as HDR for fun

Hidropark (Ukrainian: Гідропарк) is a park on the Dnieper River in Kiev, Ukraine. It literally means “Waterpark” as it was created as an entertainment complex with mainly water activities: beaches, boating, water attractions. It is located on Venetsians’kyj (Ukrainian: Венеціанський) and Dolobets’kyj (Ukrainian: Долобецький) islands; the Venetian Bridge connects these islands. Venetsians’kyj island is connected with the rest of Kiev by two bridges: the Metro Bridge to the right-bank city and the Rusanivka bridge to the left-bank city. The Hidropark station of Kiev Metro is located on Venetsians’kyj island.

Current activities available: number of beaches , boat and catamarans rental, ping-pong and tennis, paintball and football, water attractions, restaurants, casino and Sun-City Slavutych disco club (right on the beach), open-air gym (Soviet era heritage) and riverboat excursions. Source:

Hidropark finished in position 9 of Top Ten in Modern Constructions of Unique Buildings Of … November 18, 2009
Hidropark was featured in the group Capital cities of the World October 13, 2009

Hidropark finished in position 3 of Top Ten in A slice of heaven of Capital cities of th… October 14, 2009

or non HDR version


blue sky, coast, kiev, ukraine, red, top10, river, hdr, beach, dnipr

Member of Boston Camera Club since 2009
Cameras used:Nikon D5100 , Nikon D5000 , Nikon D60, Panasonic DMC-Z57 (current), Canon PowerShotSX10 IS ( not currently using much) , Canon PowerShotSX3 IS

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  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansalmost 5 years ago

    Gosh these images of yours a stunning Luda. The colours are awesome

  • thank you Lyn, I decided to do what Lois does , duplicate 3 time , adjust and process in photomatic and see how it’s look, I will put reference to original in couple minutes

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning image, dear Luda!

  • thanks Bela, just included non Hdr version also

    – LudaNayvelt

  • loudonphoto
    loudonphotoalmost 5 years ago

    love the vivid colors

  • thank you

    – LudaNayvelt

  • vadim19
    vadim19almost 5 years ago

    Crazy colors, Luda! Looks wonderful!

  • well , original was awesome also. We got under huge rain ( sike storm from nowhere), and after sun came out, light was just awesome for photography, Spasibo

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Memaa
    Memaaalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous, Luda. Could you swim in the river? How I would love to visit.

  • Sue, rivers all for swimming in Ukraine, they look so clean compare to one in Boston, but because Chernobyl, I am just not sure if they are free of radiation already. But Dnepr river just beutiful

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Trudy Wilkerson
    Trudy Wilkersonalmost 5 years ago

    Wow Luda, this is beauty beyond compare…just wonderful!

  • thanks Trudy, you makes me home sick

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedlealmost 5 years ago

    Great capture & work!

  • thank you Rick

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsalmost 5 years ago

    WOW! Luda what a gorgeous hometown – wonderful capture!!!

  • this place is Gorgeous, but my friend do not go there any more, they do not like new constrictions, and what New Russians did to the area, Maybe I download some shots from there. It’s used to be just a park with some food place before, now all very expensive condo there and entertainment for people with a lot of money

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful colors in this. Looks awesome !!

  • thank you Sean, we did not had great weather, so I play with images today

    – LudaNayvelt

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago


  • thank you Scott

    – LudaNayvelt

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