Yearly archives: 2010

Freezing cold

At -9°C is way far from the worst keen frost I saw, but believe me, is a really cold morning in this end-of-year day, witness the ice powder on those trees. I want, no, I need warmth. Now.

keen frost keen frost

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From Santa with love…

I found this old picture made with a crappy camera… I may not look exactly like it now, but that’s how I feel inside, so here is a season greetings from the Evil Santa: “choke on your Festivus, have a bloody Xmas and a fucking New Year!”

evil santa

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Misery

It was about the time for me to choose the next week topic for Project 9449, so I started developing ideas, the first of them was “Misery”, then “Season of Joy” and a few others, but then I got a better one (to be announced at the right time). Since I had “Misery” on a corner of my mind and also a potential implementation for it, when I saw the opportunity on the street I shoot it. It also helped those days I feel myself a lot like this hobo…

misery

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Love/Hate64

I have solid reasons to hate F64 but at the same time I must continue doing business with them, since on many photography areas they are the only source in town (there are a few other smaller stores with good goods, but not everything you need), so yesterday I had to give them a visit for a few of accessories (filters, belt, adapter). It was a nice surprise to receive, as any other customer, a small Christmas gift some small trinkets: stickers, odorizer, strap and ginger bread. Know what? I am stupid enough that my first thought was at someone else who would have been even more happier with such a gift…

f64

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Mici and bere at Curtea Berarilor

For a while we practically moved the headquarter of the FLOSS meetings at Curtea Berarilor (Brewer’s Court) in Bucharest and since then I wanted to take a photo with their most popular (and a modern Romanian tradition) menu: mici, fries, mustard, pickles and, of course, plenty of beer. Every time people were hungry and I missed the opportunity. Until now…

Or in other words: I am Mitica 🙂

mici and bere

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Fairy tale fabric

This is the stuff the fairy tales are made of:

snow

And looking closely you can see its crystalline texture:
snow

To bad life is not a fairy tale…

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E.M.M.A., Santa, and the Ghost Nicu

Sunday I participated with Organizatia E.M.M.A. as a photographer to a charity action, where a group of people from this NGO donated all kings of things, from food to toys and sweets to a children center. It was an opportunity for we to depart from my glamour or depressive styles and try something more like photojournalism.

Still… I am not myself much than a little kid in a huge (and hairy) body, so from the normal photographer – subject interaction, it was not far to get into full play, we could resonate. They were in need for affection, happy to get it and to give back when receiving. Pretty much like me. And all of us cursed in the end.

the ghost

The photo above is, obviously, not made by me, so credit where it’s due, it was “stolen” from Bogdan‘s gallery.

I am again in the sucky world, so didn’t have the energy to go in-depth with photo processing and publishing, so for now here is just a big photo dump from the event.


The season of what?

The season of joy? Yes, it came, the city lights were turned on a couple of days ago. However… don’t expect much joy this Christmas… it definitely be a lonely one.

city lights city lights city lights

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Inertia + Glass = …

These days I am so low, that I continue to exist and function mostly from inertia… and how the plan to buy some new glass was made long ago, when I had the money for it I followed the inertia and got it. At a focal range of 11-16 mm, it is something one would call ultra-wide and all can say is the world seen trough it is different.

Still, people who know me know my interest in cold buildings or landscapes (strong points for such a camera) is limited, my heart is to photos with people and it will allow for interesting effects, like perspective deformation, impossibly long legs, shooting someone head-to-toes from maybe 1 meter away and such so obviously need to play with it. The problem is… right now I don’t want to be around people, except one single, special person, who do everything to keep me away. Inertia got me stuck to a wall.

wide wide

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The season of joy

season season

The city administration is preparing for the winter holidays, I can only look with a bitter smile, looking forward to what I expect to be, from a personal point of view, a strong candidate for the saddest season ever.

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Last rose? Yes.

It was an incredibly warm November so far (it won’t last, according with he forecast) so I had a last opportunity for a sunny morning with a lone rose in my garden.

last rose

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9449 kilometers

My friend talked me into joining this project called 9449 kilometers (the title is the distance from Caracas, Venezuela to Bucharest, Romania) where we choose a topic, take each other a photo and put the results side by side. We just started the project, last week the topic was “office supplies” (but we evolved it in “notes”), this week was “stairs”, next week is supposed to be “alone” and so forth. Enjoy.

9449km


Vengeance? I’ll pass

I am not a religious person but if I was I could easily categorize this as divine justice or such… back when a clueless manager had one video I made at a weddings fair removed from YouTube, not realising this is publicity for him and his artists, my only reaction was to complain on my photography blog and stop posting pictures with his starlets.

Well, the faith turned and pretty much by accident I managed to snap by chance a really embarrassing picture from an on-stage performance. I half-smile observing the “divine justice” and process to doing nothing. I won’t give them any publicity. And I don’t feel the need for vengeance on those people.


Of bees and flowers

The last breath of the flowers, I had the opportunity to capture some classic close-ups with bees, which was a good opportunity, a first test of the macro capabilities of my new lens.

bees and flowers

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Tufanele/Crizanteme = Chrysanthemums

In some parts of the country they call those “tufănele” (especially when the flowers are smaller), the dictionary says “crizanteme”, English is “Chrysanthemums” and in the last few autumns I made a habit to capture a few pictures from my garden. It seems however this will be the last year, the poor flowers are rarer and rarer, dying due to my lack of attention. I have moments of shame for that.

chrysantemum

chrysantemum

chrysantemum

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