Monthly archives: May, 2009

Traditional Romanian and the rural metropolis of Bucharest

Do not get fooled by the look with grass, weeds and flowers, this image is from inside the city of Bucharest, a large European metropolis but with large rural tendencies: you will see crosses on the street where people died due an accident (or like here next to the railroads), even if it is in the middle of the city.

Update: the high resolution of the photo(s) here were lost in an unfortunate accident(human error made by be) and a bit later the only copy remaining (resized for web use, hosted on flickr) was deleted by the yahoo bastards. I am very sad about the lost content, but is out of my control. My only hope is I will be able to replace them with more and better shots.

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Linen tree blossom: another honeymaker

We know the Black Locust flowers are used for honey making, but also the Linded tree blossom are used for a popular variety of honey. Now here is the dilemma: you can use linden flowers for a nice herbal tea, so you sweeten the linden tea with linden honey or with black locust honey?

Update: the high resolution of the photo(s) here were lost in an unfortunate accident(human error made by be) and a bit later the only copy remaining (resized for web use, hosted on flickr) was deleted by the yahoo bastards. I am very sad about the lost content, but is out of my control. My only hope is I will be able to replace them with more and better shots.

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Blue chicory

Some time ago I set myself the target to try shooting a chicory flower as best an I can so a few days ago in the morning, I saw from the windows of the tram a chicory bush on the side of the road. It was to late to try something that day, and in the evening when returning was already too dark. The next day I was in a rush, so skipped again, but the third day I finally took the shoot: left the home earlier, walked instead of using the tram and enjoyed the photoshot:

Update: the high resolution of the photo(s) here were lost in an unfortunate accident(human error made by be) and a bit later the only copy remaining (resized for web use, hosted on flickr) was deleted by the yahoo bastards. I am very sad about the lost content, but is out of my control. My only hope is I will be able to replace them with more and better shots.

I got the opportunity to remake this shot.

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Poppy head

Lately I tried a few shoots of poppy flowers, but yesterday morning I had the opportunity for a composition about this. Made just in front of my house, early in the morning when leaving for work.

Update: the high resolution of the photo(s) here were lost in an unfortunate accident(human error made by be) and a bit later the only copy remaining (resized for web use, hosted on flickr) was deleted by the yahoo bastards. I am very sad about the lost content, but is out of my control. My only hope is I will be able to replace them with more and better shots.

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Booth babe me

So it’s life, you usually shoot both babes, but sometime the wheel is turning around and you are the "booth babe". Good thing I wasn’t caught in embarrassing posture with pantyshots or worse :p

eLiberatica 2009: selling Fedora

Being at the conference, I used the opportunity and tries some thematic portraits:

eLiberatica 2009: Fedora secret sign eLiberatica 2009: I want YOU

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Rose garden, my garden

Lately I posted a lot of rose photos (and will continue to do so). Why? because my garden (backyard and not only) is full of those flowers, see below:

Update: the high resolution of the photo(s) here were lost in an unfortunate accident(human error made by be) and a bit later the only copy remaining (resized for web use, hosted on flickr) was deleted by the yahoo bastards. I am very sad about the lost content, but is out of my control. My only hope is I will be able to replace them with more and better shots.

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Eating: roses, strawberries…

A memory of my childhood: jam made of roses. Actually this is "dulceață" in Romanian, which is not the same as "gem"(jam), is something sweeter. You use the petals, boil them with lemon, sugar and some water and the result is a delicious sweet fruit preserve.

jam roses

Speaking about food produced by my garden, I had the first harvest of strawberries this year, they were a few and the photos are quite bad, but they are real strawberries, no chemicals, no nothing:

garden strawberry

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Roses

I think those roses are pretty cool, I like them.

Rose close-up Rose close-up Rose close-up

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Honey: how it’s made

I can’t say which honey is the best, but the one made from Black Locust flowers (Romanian: salcim) is really good, with nice flavor and color. So here is how it’s made: in late spring/early summer the bees are collecting the pollen from the flowers and then making the sweet thing. Mmmm… pancakes with black locust honey, aren’t you mouth watering?

Making honey: Black locust / Facind mire: salcim

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I am a vulture too…

At Ziua Mamelor de Inger I found interesting to observe how the photographers were pouncing over "cute" subjects (kids playing), just like vultures over their prey.

But I am a vulture too: I stumbled upon some people crying and hugging and my first reaction (old habit?) was tu torn away and give them some privacy. But then I went like: WTF! I am a photographer! I can’t leave the decisive moment pass… if they want privacy they shouldn’t do this in public, at an event where media is invited…

Ziua mamelor de ingeri: vultures

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Ziua Mamelor de Ingeri, Bucharest, 2009

Bucharest is a relatively peaceful city, with not many interesting opportunities for photojournalism (boring photojournalism is …boring), so I am not trained at that and when I get to take such shoots, like here at "Ziua Mamelor de Ingeri" ("Angel’s Mothers Day"), where I was invited by Bianca Brad, I take mostly portraits and candids, what I know and what I like.

Ziua mamelor de ingeri: looking up Ziua mamelor de ingeri: tears

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Wake up and smell the roses

The benefits of a sunny morning after heavy rain are not only about taking close-up of snails but also the great opportunity to catch some beautiful rain drops on the petals of the roses in your garden.

Rose after the Rain

Rose after the Rain Rose after the Rain

Rose after the Rain

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Snail

About a month ago a colleague from Fedora showed me a photo of a snail, where I liked the colors but not so much the composition and framing, so I had to wait a few weeks for a "decisive moment", allowing to show my own vision of a snail photo. And it came this sunny morning, after a night with heavy rain, the perfect opportunity for the snails to take a little walk:

Update: the high resolution of the photo(s) here were lost in an unfortunate accident(human error made by be) and a bit later the only copy rem