Monthly archives: February, 2011

Published…. Expo Ideal Mariaj 2011

A few of my photos from the Expo Ideal Mariaj wedding fair in January 2011 are published on their website, complete with the URL of this blog 🙂 6 photos in total, covering the fair floor and presentations, a bit of photojournalism:

ideal mariaj 2011

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Armed and dangerous

Now that the lost boy returned and a new one joined the team, I think my arsenal is complete for a while (not that I don’t want more toys, of course I could use a few more):

arsenal

I don’t have the habit of personalizing my toys with names, as many other do, but the other day I had the idea for some cool (I think) names and, what the heck? Let me introduce the boys: The Sniper, The Normalizer, The Stretcher, The Prettifier, The Jack and The Tumpet. Their ranks changed a bit: The Jack, which used to be the protagonist, moved as the backup and The Trumpet was relegated from backup to the backup of the backup. Now the stars are The Stretcher and The Sniper.
arsenal

Still, The Sniper has to prove itself in a real battle, looking for opportunities… I am armed and dangerous!

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The return of the lost boy

There is a story of the boy that was lost in the forest and now he has returned: my (not so) old Tamron lens, which was with me for tens of thousands of photos, one day got on its knees, with errors and errors and errors, so I had to bring it back to the mothership for repairs. It took over half a year, but now he is with me again and appearing to work:

tamron

A casualty is its tiny aperture operating engine, which was the very first thing they replaced… not sure how much a necessity it was, since the problem persisted after the replacement (the engine is dead now) and the problem was solved in the end many months ago with a software update (you knew a camera lens has its own motherboard with its own operating system?)
aperture engine

Now I am not that angry with F64 and still doing business with them, they promoted me as a golden client based on my past purchases… not sure if due to this status or the massive delay, but the repairing came with a few perks.
golden

Sure, there are bad news for the lost-and-returned boy: he’s not any more the golden boy, a new generation replaced it and now he’s a backup, But still has a future in front of him.

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Valentine’s Day

valentine

…choke on it!

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Wide in Brussels

Over the week-end I was in Brussels for the FOSDEM conference, as part of the Fedora team, the perfect opportunity to take my wide lens with me and take a lot of travel photos.

So of course there were building, cathedrals, monuments and so:

brussels

And there were cool stores, anime, comic books and so forth:
brussels

And plenty of good Belgian beer, at Delirium and not only:
brussels

And there was specific food:
brussels

Of course the chocolate was not missing, but this time was no chocolate:
brussels

Many more photos are dumped in a quickly made gallery.

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No chocolate

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no chocolate

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Making girls’ lengs longer since… November 2010

I am still crazy a about my new ultra-wide lens, bought last November, using it even when is not the case, is a very nice toy… and probably ruining a lot of shots in the process 😀 One not unwanted effects of the perspective deform produced by it is that… it makes the girls legs longer. A lot longer. Of course, if used properly…

legslegslegslegslegslegslegslegslegslegslegslegs

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Providing shiny since… June 2008

The Romanian word for shine is luciu, so for shiny things what else can I show better than Luciu sisters’ cleavages? …from a wedding dresses fashion parade offered by Sabres Fashion House.

luciu luciu
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Fruit bonanza? Delicious!

The girls from Trupa Vogue preparing for a fruit dance (samba). It looks delicious, right? The fruits, of course! But don’t try to eat them, behave!

vogue fruits vogue fruits
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