18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Volga savanna

I took this photo this summer when I was on the beaches of the Volga River, near the city of Volgograd. It is very warm there in summer, but it is not the warmest and southernmost city in Russia. I shot on an expired Soviet color film "Svema DS-5m", and it allowed me to get such strange, slightly cosmic and infernal colors, as well as a grainy structure. As an object I chose a lone tree sticking out on a large area of the beach, which attracted my attention every time I was relaxing in this place.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: beach on the Volga river near the city of Krasnoslobodsk, Sredneakhtubinsky district, Volgograd region., Russia
Camera: Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED
Copyright: © Mariya Chechulina