Monthly archives: April, 2010

Love under the blossoming trees

Warm spring evening in the Japanese Garden of Herastrau Park in Bucharest: the pink trees are in full blossom and under them young couples are carried away by the season, nature beauty and their love.

This couple is hugging like there’s no tomorrow:

love and blossom

This one is enjoying comfort:
love and blossom

And this one is joyful:
love and blossom

Well, what’s your stance on life? I for one would like to feel joy and be comfortable, but I know there is no tomorrow.

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Spring at the Cernica forest

I pretty much borked this session: when you are in the process of being dumped and waiting for the final “official” notice about that, then you are far from working at 100% of your capacity. I know it could have been better, she deserve better.

First we started innocently, with smiles and wild cherry flowers:

smile

Then went a bit more sexy, picking flowers:
smile

And ended with a fantasy scene near the water:
smile

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The punishment

I was at the Cernica forest for a photo session and while our model, Irina, was changing clothes and updating makeup, the rest of us got a bit of spare time and started playing with the props. This gave me the opportunity to tell a story about sinners, punishment and redemption I wanted to say (the guys weren’t really aware what are they shooting for).

First I used Alina as standing-in for the “Goth girl” and for a very direct approach I played the “sinner”:

punishment

Still, I feel more comfortable behind the camera, so keeping Alina as standing-in for the “Goth girl”, Adrian moved as standing-in for the “sinner”, I like better the visual experience this way.
punishment

Finally, the sinner is put out of his misery in this cold and impersonal crop:
punishment

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Warm blue and cold silver

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warm

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No hands photography

I can shot with no hands and there is the proof. Sure, the framing is really bad (in this position you can’t see the viewfinder) and the focus is not good either, but that is beside the point.

no hands

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The spring sun

The sun in spring is nice and much awaited (of course, when the rain does not destroy everything) and even if your camera manual say is dangerous to direct the lenses directly to the sunlight, so can’t abstain from doing so and trying some dramatic backlit pictures.

backlit

backlit

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Waiting for sakura

Even if I expect it to be a failure, I can’t stop following the cherry blossom season and take the best pictures I can, even if they are not the pictures I wanted. And this season is now, so I started on Friday, when, before the Easter mini-holiday I had a short day at work, by then they were ready but still not in flower:

sakura

Then I returned on Saturday, when the first flower started to show, not enough but a little step forward:
sakura

And again on Sunday, when it was really close:
sakura

But after that the weather changed, Monday was dark and cold, under an imminent rain, Tuesday it rained all day and today is a bit better, still not hot enough. Not sure If this weather change is bad, ruining the season or will help me keeping the flowers until the next week-end. We’ll see.

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Sakura FAIL

Yoshiro cherry trees (染井吉野) ready to blossom, probably in a couple of days, and yet another FAIL for me, I am caught on the wrong foot and it looks like yet another time I will miss the opportunity of getting the photos that scream in my head for years and come, at best, with some soulless photos, just like the last year

sakura

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