Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

• Ostankino TV tower - elevation 503 m

A week ago, I was the first to climb the tower above the observation deck. We can say that this rise was intelligence. The fact that I have repeatedly warned about the complexity of the delivery of equipment to the height and the lack of conditions for a quiet shooting. We had to check out. The rise of the antenna tower is possible only once a week - on the night of Monday to Tuesday, there are a few hours for maintenance work and maintenance. On this night, dozens of experts are scrambling to different antenna mark and engaged in their work.

Still on the ground, looking at a mountain of my equipment, accompanying me, meteorologists advised not to take the rise of tripods and fotoryukzak. Starting at the level of 374 meters, the antenna tower is a cascade of vertical ladders where the climb with a backpack on his back - just not an option. Sometimes without the things I hardly pushed his way among the various components, pipes, wires and cables.

The rise of 160 meters inside the antenna I will remember for a lifetime. Gradually tapering tower chassis, stuffy and cramped, the rise of all the equipment on the winch to 472 m and more rope by hand, and then the long-awaited way out to the mark.

The floor of the lattice through which it was clearly seen rare cars zipping down the empty street Academician Korolev, the glare of spotlights lighting the tower, which greatly hinders the shoot. And, of course, breathtaking views of the night Moscow. As far as I'm used to shooting at a height, here I was a little uncomfortable. It was my most high-altitude survey point in life. By as much as 3 meters higher than the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

For everything I had three hours. After 5 am included the first transmitter, so that all workers should leave the antenna not later than this. So what about the modal time for shooting could not think. The antenna we went at 2 am, and the rise of took a little over an hour. The main problem was connected with the delivery of my backpack, and big racks. If not for assistance to accompany the workers to figure I do climbed to such heights with his backpack. The photograph shows a backpack and narrow antenna barrel with an internal staircase. People suffering from claustrophobia is precisely not the case.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

Filming proved really difficult for several reasons. At this height, the tower really rocked. Sometimes strong winds that they stagger, so unstable to stand, tripod. It was not easy to find a place to stand, tripod legs and then sank through the grate in the floor. always gets some equipment in the frame. Bottom blinding spotlight. Apart from me there were still at the level of 6 people who were engaged in their own affairs. Well, just the top scary. Yes, and he summed up the weather.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

The Kremlin.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

Mira, Rizhskaya overpass and railroad tracks million Yaroslavsky and Leningradsky railway stations.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

Some of the photos were taken with a mark of 340 meters.

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Marfino.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

Butyrsky area.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

View of the center.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

The street Academician Korolev, Exhibition Center, Prospect Mira and the vast park Elk Island.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

metro area Alekseevskaya Park Sokolniki and barely noticeable House in Sokolniki.

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Moscow-City from a height of 340 meters.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

And from the height of 504 5 meters (1, 5 meters - a tripod).

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

House on Running and TTC station near Leningradka

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

Marfino larger.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

Another larger.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

Marfino in Rasfokus.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

Exhibition Center, the hotel "Cosmos" and Kosmopark.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

Tricolor on the Yauza. Forms in the opposite direction: one, two and three

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

Peregrine Falcons sleep.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

night city failed Plainly shoot. At 4 am turned off street lighting.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

And with the dawn, unfortunately. failed. Despite the fact that it was the shortest night of the year, the first rays of the sun lit up the horizon, when we were going down and passed the most dangerous of the antenna - the transmitters of the First Channel.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

Sunrise from a height of 340 meters.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

Elk Island

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

Again the Tricolor and the International Exhibition Complex "Russia" at VVC

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Triumph Palace, Airbus and picturesque bridge.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

The center, Novy Arbat and the Foreign Ministry.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

Government House, the hotel "Ukraine", Luzhniki Stadium and Moscow State University.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

The eternal building in the City.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

Dawn.

Ostankino Tower - 503 meter mark

A large panorama for detailed scrutiny.

Night panorama with a mark of 340.

Many thanks to the organizers of the survey, and individual weather services, which helped to raise my 20 kilogram fotobarahla to the top!