Monthly archives: February, 2010

Adina from Heaven

People are probably used with my bombastic titles, but this time there is a truth into it: Adina sings in a band called Heaven and she is also the manager, so she must also have some brains too.
The photo is made at her birthday, so try to count the roses if you want to learn her age (or not, since is not polite to reveal a lady’s age)

heaven

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Mărțișoare 2010

Even if I think Mărțișor if a shitty useless and overcommercialized tradition, every year I go shooting, as the opportunity is too good to pass. This year the Peasant Museum held again a big fair, but the weather today was really uncooperative: clouds, rain, cold. Still, people were on duty.

martisoare martisoare

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The Gathe… what? Gathering. At least there is some fire…

Last Saturday I took a pause from shooting hotties and tried to please my lenses with some geeky stuff at a convention called “The Gathering: Origins”, which was supposed to be about “board games, guns and airsoft equipment, action figures, darts, fussball, SF and more”. I can’t say it was a disappointment, it was exactly how I expected it: lame.

First, the cosplay is key. And I can’t call cosplay a “Japanese” girl dresses in something looking like a bathrobe stolen from her mother and a Lara Croft dressed for winter won’t cut it.

the gathering

Or how about the hot nurse? Not sure what her purpose was there (I believe a booth with some guys fixing PCs), but she was so bored and tired, not wanting to pose any more.
the gathering

Of course there were some girls willing to pose and hoth enough to worth that, but without the costumes, where’s the fun?
the gathering

Worth noting were a few tables with people playing Warhammer

the gathering

And maybe a few figurines (but not that great: the same old Batman, the same old Star Wars, the same old Lara…)
the gathering

All in all, I don’t regret leaving the fashion show for it, I returned to that the next day for more bling.

The part I really liked was a good reprise of juggling with fire:

the gathering

There were a few people doing it and knowing what they were doing:
the gathering

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Hunted hunter

I got those photos from my friend Adrian, who hunted me while I was hunting. Thanks!

hunter


Ghidul Miresei 2010 – a weddings fair

Was the wait long enough? Were you able to endure it? The photos from the Ghidul Miresei weddings fair are up… in the following days I will probably follow with a few higlights.

ghidul miresei

I know there really are a lot of photos, but the girls asked for many pictures so being lazy I dumped the entire selection on the web (and still not as many as they wanted, forgive me girls!).

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Backstage with the brides (video)

Still waiting for the photos? Here’s a little backstage video:

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Not that nasty but so pretty…

One nasty, another one not so much… that the excitement is supposed to be built… the big photodump is coming

bridal

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Teaser: playing with the brides (the bride and the panties)

Beware, huge bridal photoshot incoming, including a lot of candids and playful poses, here’s a teaser (technically, this was NOT a candid, since she was aware of my doings):

the pride and the panties

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10by10by10: Support LGM2010!

The Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) is the annual working conference for free software graphics application users and developers. The fifth edition takes place 27-30 May 2010 in Brussels, Belgium. Teams from GIMP, Inkscape, Blender, Krita, Scribus, Hugin, Open Font Library and many other graphics projects gather to improve their software and discuss new ideas for interoperability and shared standards.

LGM2010 has launched a fundraising campaign called 10by10by10 to raise $10,000 USD from grants, $10K from corporations and $10K from the community. The funds raised from granting organizations, public, and corporate partners will allow participants who have no other means of sponsoring their travel to Brussels to attend the event.

Please contribute to the community campaign at: http://pledgie.com/campaigns/8926

All donations are tax deductible for US taxpayers. For larger donations from corporations and individuals, you can contact us directly at lgm AT gnome DOT org


Note: I have proposed a talk there titled Desiging with Free tools in an Open Community: experiences from the Fedora Design Team


Triumph? not so fast Buster…

A few weeks ago (almost one month ago!) I though I blew my last chance to get a good (but cliché) photo with snowdrops and snow but many things happened since then: snow and freezing cold, huge snow and so on. However, last week-end it looked like the spring finally triumphed and I got my snowdrops cliché:

snowdrops /ghiocei

It was warm and sunny and the little resilient managed to find their way out:
snowdrops /ghiocei snowdrops /ghiocei

My joy was premature, this morning the winter was in full swing again, the place of my little snowdrops went from that to that (today’s photo are a bit rushed, I was already late for work):
snowdrops /ghiocei snowdrops /ghiocei

And the little guys are fighting and still holding:
snowdrops /ghiocei

Who will win in the end? Place your bets…

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The St. Michael cathedral

Seeing the St. Michael cathedral in Brussels, it was the first time when I had the opportunity to visit a Gothic cathedral and, the raging atheist I am, I was impressed by it: the architecture, the majesty, the stained glass.

st. michael cathedral

st. michael cathedral

st. michael cathedral

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RBA Dragon

If that’s their wish, is fine to remove those live footage from a weddings fair in Bucharest, however I think I should also delete all the photos with artists under contract with RBA Dragon, if RBA Dragon does not wants his artist advertised, known and with better chance to find contracts in the future, who am I to do something against that? The country is full of such other artists…

rba dragon warning

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Brussels

Trying to document my trip in Brussels at FOSDEM, some photos with food and drinks are in order.

One of the things Brussels is know for is its beer and bars, like Delirium Cafe, a place keeping the world record for having available 2004 types of beer in January 2004:

beer

Very nice to be there with some friends
bar

Of course, the beer is good and strong:
beer

Another Belgian speciality is seafood, but I didn’t had any of this, just looked and shot:
seafood

But I had crêpes, still no gaufres:
crepe

And fries are everywhere:
fries

Still, you can also eat more common, less traditional stuff:
food

I don’t know, profiteroles are traditional or generic?
profiterole

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Panty hunting at Expo Mariaj 2010

If you follow my photography blog, you already know that, I am a perv and if there are any panties in the visual reach, I will shot them, or at least try to… So the last week-end, I was surrounded not only by beautiful cleavages but also by panties… here are some:

panty shot panty shot panty shot panty shot panty shot panty shot panty shot

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In the land of the bosomy bosom

As a "respectable" photographer I naturally enjoy seeing a beautiful cleavage, be it on street or at a fashion show, so the past week-end at Expo Mariaj I couldn’t stop admiring the abundance and a famous Seinfeld quote came to mind "… And by the way…they’re real, and they’re spectacular." Can’t vouch for the "real" party, as unfortunately I didn’t get the opportunity to touch them, but "spectacular" indeed they were.

cleavage cleavage cleavage cleavage cleavage cleavage cleavage

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