[sticky post]Who we are...
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Good time of the day! You are a guest of EGRA

EGRA is a creative union of Elena and Alexander.
We travel together, make pictures and write photo-stories.
All this you can find here - on pages of our livejournal.
Come in, do not hesitate: watch content, write comments and suggestions, share with friends and do not forget about the copyright.
And by the way, all our works are available to purchase in printed form.

If you need to contact us - write on social networks, LJ or by email: egra@list.ru

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While we're pondering how best to arrange everything here, we offer you to :

1. Read our photo-stories about the city where we live: Saint Petersburg

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to Aurora Borealis
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The desire to write this brief history arose solely because of the uniqueness of the occurrence. Moreover, this surprising phenomenon has provoked important conclusions in the perception of the world of the person most close to me.
In mid-March 2015 the event of a planetary scale occurred - rare in their intensity and strength solar flares. As a result, very many inhabitants of the Earth have seen the Auroral for the first time in their life. And they didn't even need to leave the house. North Aurora sparkled in millions of prying eyes. The scale and power of the phenomenon were truly stunning.



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First V
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In the cycle of days we almost forgot that this year we had reached our five years! Yes, we have a milestone in our still young history. However, we don't remember the exact date of the creation of our duet, because it happened somehow by itself. Yes it is not principal. Much more important is that we're still together and, just as before, not boring in the company of each other. Over the years much have changed of course, but one thing has remained in the same direction - the desire for creativity never runs dry.



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Autumn marathon
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Somewhere in the bowels of the passed year we began to discuss that would be nice to make pictures in the parks, especially at autumn. Because it is so... so special. It is ridiculous to say, but for nearly a dozen years of life in the "Northern capital" I never managed to visit anyone of the famous local suburbs. Not mention Pushkin or Pavlovsk, I have seen Peterhof in detail just only on the screen when Elena brought home the camera with filled flashcard. But even after this two winters have passed, before I was mature enough to my own discoveries. Born interest for all unknown spurred my lazy ass to open the door... Stop looking at other people's pictures - it's time to see things for yourself, without intermediaries!



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Opened in stones
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There are some places, where once visited you will want to return again (and for many it is not uncommon) and there are ones where just like a magnet pulls. This relationship happened to me with the Northern coast of Spain after a fleeting acquaintance last year. However, the energy of the local atmosphere captivated me unconditionally and immediately. So, that we not to delay, going far away soon again. And now, in the spring of 2014, with a sinking heart again we pulled back to the place of power.



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Saint Petersburg : flight hour
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I had no dream like that, but it happend - was flying over the city. And the matter is the “Aurora”. The company I work for, learning about the impending historical event, decided to hire a helicopter for the filming of the sailing campaign of legendary cruiser out to the construction yard. As you understand, the thought to use a chance was born in my head instantly. To see in detail Saint Petersburg from a height of 300 meters is priceless. Although, of course, the cash equivalent of this delight there is, and very impressive. To afford such a luxury not everyone can. Therefore, a rare opportunity could not be missed. Well, let's fly?! Look to the “Northern capital” of Russia through the eyes of birds and pilots...



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How I spent my summer
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The theme “How I spent my summer” is familiar for us from childhood. Everyone who attended a school remember how after a long vacation on one of the first lessons we were offered to collect our ventilated thoughts and write out an essay about this glorious time. The task was perceived by us differently for different reasons. If my memory serves I liked it. And only now I realize that it is a good way to look at ourselves from the outside, to understand how full passed your life in the last few months. Generally comparing the less active part of the year with this time, honestly answer  yourself wondered 'is my life interesting?'



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Kizhi at first sight
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Second time at this summer I have the case to break free and get to know the unique Karelian island, this time - in Lake Onega. On the eve of departure the thought crept into my mind that I had not prepared for the upcoming journey: not searched the possible perspectives, views, not looked at the weather forecast etc. But these incipient fuss soon was stopped by the inner voice: damn, what matter how and what will be there - relax and go with joy to the long-awaited unknown!



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Valaam at first sight
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Every summer my work colleagues visit Valaam. And every time after their return I hear of them positive feedback, and often even ecstatic. 9 years I have passed through myself other people's experiences, with gloomy feelings, saying lucky they are, going often on business trips in all sorts of interesting places, but I always stuck in the office and can not see anything. And now, in less than a decennary, the thirst for travel has taken precedence over the boredom and routine. Having the aim, I'm watching myself traveling to a new unknown...



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Scarlet Sails 2013 : before, zen, after
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Once, by chance and thanks largely to the good people, we were able to visit the rare roof - Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange Building that adorns architectural complex of The Spit of Vasilievsky Island.

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