Monthly archives: April, 2011

The Easter Bunny

The rule of this photography blog is to post pictures made by myself… today is a rare exception, with pictures of myself… Sunday, the Easter day, I was out in the city with a few photographer friends, I was prepared having with me a pair of bunny ears and when the gang saw them, they dared me to wear the ears trough the city and… I did so 🙂 Here are some pics taken by them:

Flori Jianu saw the “sexy bunny”:

easter bunny

Alin Dima the “cute one”:

easter bunny

Marian Nedelcu the “dangerous one”:

easter bunny

And Nick Constandache the “bunny in love” (with his own shadow…):

easter bunny

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Painted eggs / me bad atheist?

Thursday before the Orthodox Easter, is the day when traditionally people paint the eggs for Easter around here. I am not sure if this makes me a bad atheist, but I am posting a picture with some painted eggs from the flowers day festival this year. Shoot me 🙂

painted eggs

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Cats? Let’s try chickens!

I know I kind of promised cat photos, so I had to execute… good luck finding this hidden guy 🙂

hidden cat

But I think I like way better this chicken picture, so I’ll throw it in the mix too:
poultry

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Cherry blossom at Muzeul Satului

It looks like I did everything at Flowers Day (Florii) in the Village Museum (Muzeul Satului), from glamourous shoots, to traditional masters interviews, to children portraiture to fun photos and cat photos (yes, I did that too), except the very thing I was there in the first place: cherry blossom pictures. Wrong! I did that too 🙂




And as it was the tulips season, I did also tulip pictures:

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Little ones at Florii in Muzeul Satului

Traditional masters? Rural glamour? Of course! But there were also a lot of little ones, both in the show and the audience:

little one little one
little one little one little one

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I love candy

They surely do love candy 🙂

candy candy

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Rural glamour

When you have it in your blood, you can’t stop, you have to make this type of photography, so even if a Flowers Day at Village Museum didn’t seem like the place for it, I managed to see those girls taking each other photos with a small compact, stepped in and helped with my gear:

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To me the costumes looked genuine, the girls cute and natural, the setting perfect, so I got myself a little shooting. Joy!

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Tradition masters

Sunday was Flowers Day (Florii), the last Sunday before the Easter and the Village Museum (Muzeul Satului) in Bucharest hosted a big event, with traditional art, music, spectacles and such. Being a really beautiful spring day, I couldn’t resist and was there with the camera in my hand: rustic houses, people in traditional costumes and blossoming cherry trees… what you can ask for more? (wait the next couple of posts for more…)

There I meet Gheorghe Ciobanu, an amazing guy: he is a peasant naive painter who talk with passion about his art, we had a short but delightful conversation about the purpose of art, he also gave me hid “internet number”, where I can see a gallery with his works. Recommended.

gheorghe ciobanu

He had there a lot of idyllic paintings about nature, flowers, spirituality, village life and so on. When leaving, I saw on a fence a lot of paintings with strong sexual connotations, also part of the traditional rural live, I guess. I love his guy and his work (and there is more such stuff on his website.
gheorghe ciobanu

Another highlight of an interesting person I meet there is Veturia Suciu, an old lady who does sewing. Seeing my photo camera she asked from which TV station am I, we talked a bit, she told be about her being at sunset and how is she would have a sunrise would be able to create more.

veturia suciu

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And SMAEB 2011 it was…

And the bike salon SMAEB 2011 happened this year… despite a massive data loss (still didn’t recover the pictures made in the first day, the memory card is not cooperating, my hopes are smaller and smaller), I still have some pictures to share:

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Thank you all!

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Cliché : the cat

Do you shrug when seeing yet another wannabe photographer attacking one of those over-used topics like kittens, children, flowers, sunsets and such? If you still have hope, let me destroy it with a cliché cat picture:

cat

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“Garage” shooting in Herastrau

Sunday in the park we didn’t shoot only the cute dog, we took advantage of one of us who came with his fiancé, Bianca, so we also put her to “work” as a model. She did quite a nice job:

bianca
bianca
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At some point I almost modelled myself, when I climbed to a tree branch over the lake to show her a posture… too bad she was not comfortable on that branch… probably I am a bit more unconscious 😀
showing

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Hucker

Sunday in Herăstrau Park with a group of other photographers we had a joyful company: Hucker, an English cocker spaniel, who is very energetic: he ran a lot wore a dandelions crown and even tried a difficult pose:

hucker hucker hucker

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Spring at the golden hour

I was in the park at the golden hour for something unrelated, wanted to check the tree blossom status, but having the tele lens on the camera (for flowers), when it happened to see interesting human poses in the distance… I shoot.

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Sakura tracking

The past week was not friendly for photography and my schedule was a bit busy, so only yesterday on my route for another event I got the opportunity for a short detour in the Herastrau park to check the tree blossom state and I liked what I saw, quite some beauties in that near-sunset time:

sakura

As for the exact Japanese cherry trees, they are not ready yet, needing a few more sunny, warm days, I will keep my eyes on them:
sakura

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