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An older image that I saw with new eyes a few nights ago. I captured this in Moscow in 2008 coming out of the underground train system. A blur filter and some colour altering helped take this one into the future!

Moscow’s train system is an incredible one. The tunnels used were the same ones used for communication between areas during the wars of the world. Spies and troops would run through the underground network to relay messages. At the fall of communism, the tunnels were transformed into the train system. As an act of freedom, the tunnels were decorated with the lavish decor that was once in the halls and buildings of its communist rulers. As a result, the tunnels and train stations are the most ornate and beautiful I have ever seen!

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Original RAW file converted in Photoshop CS5. No textures used. Photoshop filters applied.


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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

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  • Jason Asher
    Jason Asherover 2 years ago

    Mate… awesome!… Loving this. How was Moscow? Not your average holiday destination, but I’d love to go too.

  • Thanks mate! Great to hear.. Moscow was awesome! Albeit totally isolating and intimidating at times. It’s not tourist friendly at all and I went into a bit of culture shock for the first day but we made friends with the security guard our hostel and they ended up showing us around and taking us to places we would never have found on our own! Great experience. If you ever go, let me know. I’ll share the hidden spots with you :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Jan Pudney
    Jan Pudneyover 2 years ago

    You’re on a roll Andrew! Love it – proof that you should never throw anything away :)

  • Thanks Jan! I’ve turned all futuristic for a while lol. Yep, going back over old shots every six months is becoming a habit now. Turns up some great results every now and then :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Jason Asher
    Jason Asherover 2 years ago

    Will have to do that mate :D The not so tourists countries often seem to be the best once you get over the culture shock, and don’t get murdered etc.

  • For sure mate! Moscow is a bit of a hidden treasure. Seems like an ice castle to begin with, but once you get to know it, reveals all kinds of awesomeness. I’ll talk to you more about next time we chat :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Sally Green
    Sally Greenover 2 years ago

    perfection!! absolutely superb photograph and title! X

  • Thank you very much, Sally! Happy to hear that :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 2 years ago

    super duper sonic. Nice work mate

  • Haha, thanks a lot mate :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    Interesting image and information! The POV really draws you in!

  • Thanks a lot, Angie!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Phillip M. Burrow
    Phillip M. Burrowover 2 years ago

    Great shot Andrew. It reminds me of something out of the movie “Blink”.

  • Wow, there’s a blast from the past. I loved that movie! You’re right, reminds me of those flashes of sight Madeline’s character was having through it. Thanks mate, great connection!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 2 years ago

    Wow!! This has amazing movement…makes me feel like I’m IN the shot! Fabulous.
    Interesting how time and distance makes us see things we didn’t before! :)

  • Ohh that’s awesome to hear! Thanks so much, Wendi! A bit of time away from the photos makes a world of difference :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    great work

  • Thanks a lot, Syl :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 2 years ago

    Incredible effect Andrew!! :)

  • Thanks very much, mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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