Monthly archives: October, 2011

WLMRO bragging time

The winners of the Wiki Loves Monuments photography contest are announced today, time for me to take a deep breath, rest and then brag a bit 😀

From the almost 5800 submitted pictures, the jury made a short selection of 284 “finalists”, pictures considered the best and worthy of a closer evaluation. Despite my notices and warnings, the other members of the jury selected a few of my own submissions among those finalists (as an organizer and jury member, I could not receive any prizes, but couldn’t abstain from contributing). And again despite my notices and warnings, they noted my photos (I disqualified them to be fair, giving my notes as ZERO) and, even with one of the 3 jury members noting them “0”, they are not the last in the list.

Bunt enough talk, here are the pics:

Stavropoleos noaptea Restaurantul Cina 1 Casa Assan 1 Biserica "Nașterea Maicii Domnului și Sf. Mucenic Ciprian" - Zlătari - interior

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L.O.S.T. + DinUmbra + Apa Sambetii @ Elephant

Yesterday evening it was another metal night at Elephant Pub, in the old city of Bucharest:

metal

The concert opened with Apa Sambetii, which is probably the youngest of the 3 bands what were performing, but they were very vivid, with a lot of action on the stage:

metal
metal

DinUmbra followed, and for their performance I had to split the “hunting grounds” with another photographer, also using ultra-wide lenses, so this part were quite difficult for both of us:

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metal

The last, but not the least, was L.O.S.T., they were the main attraction and the best known band of the three. And it shows, they have stage experience:

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metal

At the end the audience was happy and wishing the show continued. Well, everything which has a start, also has an end, so the concert ended a bit over midnight:

metal

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Abigail CD cover

Remember the project I was worked on with Abigail? It started to come into fruition, they have now a sleeve for their It Is The Nidht I Fear CD, with the photo I made in that session on the back side (the band photo):

abigail
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Anime love

A big heart in the air:

love

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Arrest

Those who do not behave are arrested and put against a wall. Or is the opposite?

arrest

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Dark ninja

Bored by my Nijikon follow-ups? I have one more set:

dark ninja dark ninja

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The princess

Another shooting aroun Nijikon, with the princess, who sometimes is spoiled:

spoiled

and sometimes is demanding:

spoiled

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J-rock cosplay

Nijikon was a good opportunity to meet old friends, to make new ones, and with so many friends around and costumes ready, we had to take photos around the convention, as those where Yume is cosplaying her favorite J-rocker, Ruki from The Gazette:

ruki
ruki

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Nijikon 2011

Nijikon is the anime fans convention which takes place every October in Romania. I had to go there and compared with last year I managed to post some pics (well, I have plans to follow with more on them). What is the central point of such a convention? The costumes and the cosplay, of course, so I will stop talking and show some pics with costumes – part of them are from the official contest, part are just visitors, all of them having best of fun there.

Of course there were many more of them, but I don’t want to spoil my readers :p

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Autumn again

Cold weather, dim light and plenty of warm earthy colors: is again that time of the year, the autumn did come.

autumn
autumn

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Ramayana

Remember the old Indian play shooting? It was the time for a continuation, with the same model Mia, now indoors at Ramayana Cafe, where we played a bit more with this theme.

ramayana

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It Is The Night I Fear

I spent another night with Abigail. And I fear it? No! It Is The Night I Fear is the name of the EP they launched yesterday evening at Elephant Pub in Bucharest, which they filed with doom metal and, of, course, fans. Grooooowl!!!

abigail
abigail

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Milano randoms

After a post exclusively dedicated to the Duomo, I am following with some random shoots took trough the city of Milano. Starting, as a journey, from the central train station:

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Then a night shot of the Sforza castle:

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And a day shot of a bridge in the park next to the castle:

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Alternating with yet another night shot with column (sorry, forgot the name of the place):

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And some shopping in the Vittore Emanuele II gallery::

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Finally, another Italian staple, a motor scooter in the street:

milano

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Il Duomo

A week ago I returned from a trip in Milano for the Fedora conference, a good opportunity for me to see the city, walk around and take pictures. Will start posting with the most famous building of it, Il Duomo, of which I took photos by day and night:

duomo duomo

Went on the inside:

duomo duomo

And on it’s top:

duomo duomo

And also captured some action (ass grabbing) in front of it::

duomo

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My night with Abigail

If you expect a hot, steamy, story, you will get disappointed, Abigail is a doom metal band and I helped them with a photography project, doing some, obviously, gloomy, dark pictures (wait for their upcoming website) in an old building which used to be the royal stables before WW2 and the secret police dungeon during the communist regime:

And after that, they went to the studio to repeat a bit for their upcoming concert on Tuesday, I joined them, assisted and even took a few pictures. Gloomy can be fun 😀

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