The Entrance to Chernobyl

This is where my best friend Will was “retained” by the military all day because he did not have his passport. He told me a little of his detainment. Part of it was in a bunker where he was allowed to watch a bit of Colombo dubbed in Ukrainian.

I don’t make any of this stuff up.

As for me, I got to go into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. This was the first security gate of many that I have recently processed. I posted a full story from the Chernobyl Adventure here — there are two parts… they should make for a good Sunday read if you have not seen them before!

The Entrance to Chernobyl

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gail-Moshier/513775196 Gail Moshier

    Yikes, Trey, that’s not somewhere I would want to be! But you are a brave soul that likes adventure and entertains us with your stories. I read the newsletter yesterday, loved the photos!! I passed them on to my two sisters that paint. Thanks for sharing all of your adventures with us!! Have a great Sunday, everyone!!

  • http://search4beauty.blogspot.com Erik

    So…Did you eat glow snow?

  • casusan

    Looks cold! Poor Will – you have lots of memories of that place!

  • http://flickr.com/photos/akanksh sathya sayee

    Hi Trey… Snowy picture. I had a quick question for you. Have you heard of the term Auto focus bracketing. I used to have this feature in my old little digital Canon S2IS. It was pretty useful to get a razor sharp macro picture (combining 3 diff. focus to one picture to get amazing details in a macro).

    I could do it the manual way in my nikon d90 but tend to loose too much time. Again it is not a warranted feature for a DSLR type camera… still wondering

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    Thanks for the comments. Gail – I hear you are back home – good! :)

    Erik – hehe – I did hear the Geiger going off a few times… it seemed a little sketchy… I didn’t eat the yellow snow either

    Sathya – yes I have – I think that is most valuable in macro photography with a tripod – getting each little layer of insects or other small things.

  • Udo

    In a German newspaper i found an interesting article about a photographer who also went to Tschernobyl. In case you are interested here are the links to the article and the photographer’s website:

    http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-47901.html
    http://www.fotodesign-lubricht.de/main.php?catID=2&serID=0

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vili-Ionut/1230415960 Vili Ionut

    I have a song dedicated to Chernobil
    - it is quite post-apocaliptic , but I like it, I dunno why..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfaYfiIhd4k

    you can also download it from the description of the video ;

    I plan on visiting Chernobil myself, to take some photos and to see it in person.

  • Michael

    I travel to Ukraine every fall, so this is the first year I will have my Pentax K-x. Looking forward to some great photos plus learning to HDR. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dylannparker dylan parker

    hey im wanting to go and do what youve done in pripyat and Chernobyl but how can i get entrance like you did without a tour? email me please how you did that haha
    dylann@live.com.au

    amazing photos by the way

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