Life at sea

Life at sea, photo essay by Victoria Nazarova.

Here in the pictures is one of the small, almost abandoned villages on the shore of the Barents sea. Once an important trade port of the region, now left behind for both economical and environmental reasons.
Located in the magnificent area, hidden in the fjord and surrounded by the endless fields of small hills. Just being there quickly brings you to a thought of how much “effort” should have been put in shaping a landscape like this.

Your eyes suddenly have a chance to relax and you can finally see far, with no boundaries. Slowly you are getting used to the marvelous combination of colors and patterns: enchanting mix of magenta and blue, as if it was always wet, saturated green, autumnal brown. But when short summer ends – wind brings heavy, dark clouds from the sea. Snow storm lasts long enough to erase everything that can possibly be seen, there is even no horizon line anymore – just the glancing white.
And the fact that the village is now almost cut off from the rest of the country and left on its own is leading the place to being slowly overpowered by the forces of nature. (Victoria Nazarova)

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