Estonia – Youth Song & Dance Celebration

12th Youth Song and Dance Celebration, Tallinn, Estonia (July 2017) © Rudolf Abraham

Estonia Song Dance Celebration photography copyright Rudolf Abraham

Estonian Youth Song and Dance Celebration 2017 © Rudolf Abraham

Estonia Song Dance Celebration photography copyright Rudolf Abraham

Estonian Youth Song and Dance Celebration 2017 © Rudolf Abraham

The Song and Dance Celebrations in Estonia take place only once every five years, with around 8,500 dancers and massed choirs of some 20,000 singers, performing to an audience of 100,000, and along with the Song and Dance celebrations in neighbouring Latvia and Lithuania are inscribed on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. © Rudolf Abraham

D700 & 70-200/2.8

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Viareggio Carnival (2)

More images from the Viareggio Carnival, Tuscany, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Mostly shot at the end of the evening during a massive confetti battle…

Viareggio Carnival, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Viareggio Carnival, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Viareggio Carnival, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Viareggio Carnival, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Viareggio Carnival, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Viareggio Carnival, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Viareggio Carnival, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Viareggio Carnival, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Viareggio Carnival, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Viareggio Carnival, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Viareggio Carnival, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Viareggio Carnival, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Nikon D700 & 50/1.4 & 14-24/2.8

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Naples (2)

Meat delivery on a street market in Naples, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Naples street market Italy photography © Rudolf Abraham

Naples, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Nikon D700 & 50/1.4

Shot towards the end of last year while working on a feature on Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana for Morning Calm magazine.

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Naples (1)

Naples cityscape, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Naples Italy photography © Rudolf Abraham

Naples Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Nikon D700 & 14-24/2.8

Shot towards the end of last year while working on a feature on Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana for Morning Calm magazine.

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Viareggio Carnival (1)

Viareggio Carnival, Tuscany Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Viareggio Carnival, Tuscany Italy photography © Rudolf Abraham

Viareggio Carnival, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

The Viareggio Carnival in Tuscany, Italy, is famous for its vast and spectacularly elaborate floats. There are five parades, spread over the month around Lent. This was shot during the fourth parade, on 28 February 2017 – when the parade itself had to be cancelled due to high winds (which threatened to blow some of the floats over)… although that didn’t stop the carnival going ahead in full swing at La Citadella, the place on the edge of town where the floats are kept in huge storage hangers (you can see one of them in the background; yes, that’s Trump, more on that one in a later post). A bit like being hit by a whole carnival parade simultaneously. I love photographing carnivals, and shooting this one in particular was sooo much fun.

Nikon D700 & 14-24/2.8

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French Travel Media Awards

I was very chuffed to win an award for Best Cultural Feature, at the French Travel Media Awards last week at OXO2 in London, for my article on the dinosaur excavations at Angeac-Charente published in France magazine in October last year.

Designs on Dinosaurs by Rudolf Abraham, France magazine Oct2016-

Designs on Dinosaurs by Rudolf Abraham, France magazine

You can read the article here – and you can read all about the dinosaur excavations at Angeac-Charente on Petit carnet paléo, by my old friend, bande dessinée (‘comic strip’) artist extraordinaire Mazan. There’s a press release for the awards here.

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Masopust in Vortová (1)

Masopust (Carnival) in the village of Vortová, near Hlinsko, Czech Republic (25 February 2017) © Rudolf Abraham

Masopust (carnival) in Vortová, Czech Republic © Rudolf Abraham

Masopust (carnival) in Vortová, Czech Republic © Rudolf Abraham

Nikon D700 & 14-24/2.8

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Riga (2): National Library of Latvia

Early morning light on the facade of the National Library of Latvia, Riga, Latvia © Rudolf Abraham

Riga National Library Latvia photography © Rudolf Abraham

Riga, Latvia © Rudolf Abraham

Shot on a trip to Latvia last year while working on a feature on Riga for Morning Calm magazine.

Nikon D700 & 70-200mm/f2.8

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Marija Bistrica – lantern night

Hundreds of paper lanterns are released into the night sky in Marija Bistrica, Croatia (December 2016) © Rudolf Abraham

Lantern night, Marija Bistrica Croatia

Marija Bistrica, Croatia © Rudolf Abraham

Lantern night, Marija Bistrica Croatia

Marija Bistrica, Croatia © Rudolf Abraham

Nikon D700 & 14–24/2.8 @3200 ISO

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Riga (1): St Peter’s Church spire

St Peter’s Church spire and adjacent buildings, Riga, Latvia © Rudolf Abraham

Riga, Latvia photography © Rudolf Abraham

Riga, Latvia © Rudolf Abraham

Absolutely one of my favourite cities anywhere in the world. Shot on a trip to Latvia earlier this year while working on a feature on Riga for Morning Calm magazine.

Nikon D700 & 24mm/f3.5 PC-E

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