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Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm
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Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm

These wonderful photographs by Elena Shumilova plunge the viewer into a beautiful world that revolves around two boys and their adorable dog, cat, duckling and rabbit friends. Taking advantage of natural colors, weather conditions and her enchanting surroundings, the gifted Russian artist creates cozy and heartwarming photography that will leave you amazed.

The boys in the photographs are the photographer’s sons and the animals belong to the farm she runs. “I largely trust my intuition and inspiration when I compose photos. I get inspired mainly by my desire to express something I feel, though I usually cannot tell exactly what that is” Shumilova explained to BoredPanda.

Rural settings, natural phenomena and the changing seasons seem to be the greatest stimuli in her works. “When shooting I prefer to use natural light – both inside and outside. I love all sorts of light conditions – street lights, candle light, fog, smoke, rain and snow – everything that gives visual and emotional depth to the image,” the photographer said.

Shumilova told us her passion for photography manifested in early 2012 when she got her first camera. Her most recent equipment includes the Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera and a 135mm lens. As a mother who doesn’t want to miss out on her growing children, she says she shoots every day and processes the images at night.

We suggest you take a cup of tea, lean back comfortably in your armchair and browse this beautiful collection of Elena Shumilova’s photographs.

See her gallery on: Flickr | 500px

“When shooting I prefer to use natural light – both inside and outside. I love all sorts of light conditions – street lights, candle light, fog, smoke, rain and snow – everything that gives visual and emotional depth to the image.”

“When I graduated from school I entered Moscow Institute of Architecture where I practiced with sketching and painting a lot. I suppose it is sketching and painting that defined my feeling of photography and composition.”

“I’ve been shooting every day and processing the images at nights. By autumn I felt I found my own way of approaching photography.”

“I largely trust my intuition and inspiration when I compose photos. I get inspired mainly by my desire to express something I feel, though I usually cannot tell exactly what that is.”

“I’m so glad that my pictures began to be liked by many people. It inspires me & it makes me do better with my pictures.”

Thank you, Elena, for the interview. We are looking forward to more magical pictures!

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BeckyWillmarth
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love ! so beautiful! has an ethereal quality

ShalinKaushik
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Excellent Piece of Art Photography... !

Pamela Miller
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They are very beautiful and so full of life...and country...thanks for sharing them...

Neil Coombs
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6 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you love animals, don’t eat them.

Michael Williams
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I certainly enjoyed the photos. Keep up the great work.

Carla Mckeirnan
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Words cannot Express how beautiful these pictures are! ❤❤

Paul Whalen
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I shared the link with a discriminating friend who doesn't get excited by just any old thing. He said, "These are magnificent!"

Joyce Geissinger
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful !!!

Joanna Schumacher
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There are two things I want to know: What camera is she using, and if she can come take pictures of my baby? Lol! These are the most beautiful pictures I have ever laid my eyes on. I would love it if I could take even half as decent pictures as these.

Robert Elliot
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have followed this photographer for so long. No praise could be too high for her special works.

Laura Taylor Adams
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a beautiful gift to your children. So awesomely amazing! Makes me want to visit Russia. I wish the world got along better. We all love our children don't we?

Carrie Phelps
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These pictures show the best of our world...now, can I move to Russia and live on your farm with you?!! Gorgeous!

Angie Theodorakis
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Elena has an incredible eye...unbelievably beautiful pictures...

Luna Meyrick
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A stunning sequence of photos awesome job :D

Crystal Eaton
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are by far the best photographs I have seen in long time. Keep up the fabulous work. They are amazing! !

AlfredBe
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think these are out of this world. She can work with me anytime.

OxanaKernan
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing photographs and design.

TrisnaCuex
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow that's amazing, does she have a blog? I wish she will share tutorial to make this amazing photos.

DawnLynn
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love her photos. The one of her sweet little one holding up the bunny is so precious. Outstanding.

KarenMillward
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gorgeous photos and looks like a gorgeous place...the farm!

JamesKennedy
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome Images of Family and Pets So Obviously Created out of Sense of Joy,Love and Sheer Passion for your Craft and Special Gift of Photog

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JanetNass
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are certainly some of the nicest photos I have seen involving light, children and animals. Outstanding!

KerrieGodding
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Your photographs are so beautiful. They are instantly calming and meditative. You are an amazing talent!

EddieAranda
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stunning creations. Although to be clear, this isn't photography, it's photo-composition. They are very different art forms.

JanelleHarp
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely amazing. And not one shot had a cell phone, a tablet, or even a tv. Thank you.

noalani
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So very inspirational and moving.....lovely...!! More, please....

RobinEllison
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She is my new favorite artist. Just incredible.

Kornelija
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She captured what is inexpressible with words

adiana
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

SO SO SO SO beautiful!

NazaninMehroozFox
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing work and ability to capture the beauty of nature along with the emotions it brings! Thanks for sharing your gift with us!

LydiaLord
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Magical photos! What an eye she has.

JuliaJones
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! Gorgeous pictures! Just precious children with their animals. Thanks for sharing. We are all God's people and that makes us family.

MyraGarrett
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She has two beautiful sons and a great talent for taking the picture just at the right time!! Thank you, I enjoyed them very much!!!

RichardBowser
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She is a very skilled artist both in photography and editing to get these results, EXCELLENT JOB!

DannielleFerguson
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing! She has an unique and great talent. I love them.

DavidDawson
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stunning photography, best I have seen for a long time

DebraRagozzino
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a talented person, her photography is stunning

Purplepatti10
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Adorable pictures, so heart warming!! Thanks!

OwenHarris
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful, lyrical and magical

RobertSmiley
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I am absolutely awestruck by these pictures. They are so memory provoking of an earlier time in my life as I reminisce!.

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These are beautiful!

RickWhalen
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Children allowed to adventure with animals gain a lot of needed information that will add communicative skills to their own basket of assets

AnnaArneson
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Extraordinary and inspiring.

JohnEPerry
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful children and pictures! The work of an Artist!

honor
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow, what beautiful pictures.

TeriDonahue
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes, Elena's photographs certainly do have a magical quality and are immensely enjoyable.

Joanna Jenkins
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh my goodness, where are the words? There are none

JoannaJenkins
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

oh my goodness, where are the words? There are none........

PunaShorba
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful work. Each image stirs an emotion, an appreciation for what is pure and simple. Thank her for the feelings of calm and peace.

kelly
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Most beautiful of pictures. You are a natural. Please do not stop with your photography!

Norma Hill
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great pictures by a gifted artist. I would love to see more.

NormaHill
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Most beautiful pictures by a great artist.

KathyOscarson
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh my gosh where do I begin, these are totally awesome and in some I actually felt like I was there. these are extraordinary.

ShelenaVanDrew
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love the photos!!! Amazing .... Thank you for sharing!

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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing.

Bonita Hyman
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Visual poetry. Absolutely beautiful.

BonitaHyman
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Visual poetry. Absolutely beautiful.

jobert6
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

BEAUTIFUL WORK ELENA..just beautiful..kiddos are toooooo cute.

AnitaSowden
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They are stunningly beautiful photographs / each speak more than words could ever say . Thank you for sharing them.

PeggyFragassi
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

gave me a good dose of serenity

KennethBowry
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing work thankyou for sharing such private moments.

Judy Kepler
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love....so, so beautiful in every way!!

MaryBethCarlile
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Words simply can't describe these beautiful images. Thank you for sharing .

Milivoje Jocic
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Russian soul and soil. Fantastic, congratulations. Русская душа и страна. Фантастические, поздравления. Руска душа и земља. Фантастично, чес

JenniJames
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely stunning photography.... Truly beautiful

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Very beautiful photography, very professional and skillfully done with care and love.

DianeShoup
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stunning. Breathtaking...so real. You have a special gift

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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

simply SUPERB!!!! Hats off!!

JohnHenderson
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Truly talented lady,her work must surely touch the coldest of heart,s. J.

AnumZafar
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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome compositions. Loved all the pictures <3

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Fantastic, just makes you want to keep looking.

AmyWalters
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Awesome.....Love them...they are truly inspiring........

LillianEckler
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wow Beautiful pic''s, well done....<3

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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What I can write ... only that work is perfect ... that is realy Art .... Art photography !

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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think that the beauty of the nature, it is so large, it is so perfect… and so less known by us, that it become a enormous loosing. Is GOD

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8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Exceptional .... lively and conversational pictures !!

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I think they are absolutely amazing.

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Pictures of dream. Reminding me of the hand sketches of the forgotten, almost lost books of Soviet Era.

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Omg these are awesome!!! R any for sale?

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