Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Tataie














Sometimes listening is the only thing you have to do.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

1989














This photo lacks something. I can be certain what exactly. It's a though it should be better, or more dramatic. It should in a way represent its meaning. Unfortunately, its just a simple photo of a memorial.

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Alb şi Negru

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O Doamnâ














None all the more subtle. This photo was taken in the most discreet way with the most unmatched timing. No photo has ever been as well developed as one that is of true candid honesty.

So what is the business of the day for this elderly woman. What preoccupies her mind as she so vigorously walks onward to her next "to do".

This is another of my favorite photos. Romanian women are some of the most energetic, direct and self motivated women I have ever met. Though potentially obnoxious at times, they are always to be admired and respected.

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Puţin Curaj














I love this photo.

Why does courage get so often forgotten. Its as though anger, hatred, spite, jelousy and fear are the only things that actually exit in our day to day lives. But principle, heroism, persistance, determination, love and courage are things left only for horribly over priced movies. Its a shame really. We forget that while we may suffer from fear, courage can save us during trying times.

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Contrast Frumos




















At the entrance of Mogoşoaia castle there is small monastery just off to the left. Small, simple and beautiful.

What I cant be certain of is how old it is. That is, was it built during the time the castle was built, before or after. One visiting this church may notice that, from a distance, it looks of a very old style. A sort of style you would expect to find outside an old castle and certainly a style keeping in line with older orthodox churches. However, upon closer approach, it becomes very apparent that either this church is not all that old, and simply designed to look so, or very very well maintained.

In a sense, it doesnt really matter. Either way its still very beautiful.

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Doar Temporar




















This is just some experimentation with Photoshop and will only be posted temporarily. These are the waters at Mogoşoaia castle.

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Un Moment Pierdut














At Mogoşoaia. What a beautiful moment. All mine to lose.

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Sub Nori














The central courtyard at the castle. The garden is not very big, but it is quite beautiful.

Photo Location: Bucharest, Romania
Photo Touchup: +5 Contrast +15 Vibrance, Added Lens Vignetting
Exif: Canon EOS 30D, 1/640s f/5 at 17.0mm iso100

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Un Drum Placut




















Weee...I'm back. Sorry for the long vacation. I was actually busy working on a secret project that unfortunatly is still not done. Its comming along great, and when its done I will shamlesly post about it here. =)

But till then...

This is the road leading up to "Mogoşoaia" castle. The day I went was pratically perfect. Those are the days that its impossible to take a bad photo. In a way its sort of a waste to have a very expensive camera, since any regular digital point and shoot will capture stunning photos. I suppose a big fancy camera is really there just to make you look big and fancy. =)

Hope you like the photo.

Photo Location: Bucharest, Romania
Photo Touchup: +5 Contrast +15 Vibrance, Added Lens Vignetting
Exif: Canon EOS 30D, 1/640s f/5 at 17.0mm iso100

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Atheneul Roman




















Photo Location: Bucharest, Romania

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Doar Adevâr














Who's fault is it?

Maybe its society. Maybe its because the government doesn't care about people of his status. He is not important enough, he doesn't earn enough, he doesn't bring in enough profits to care about.

Maybe its his fault. Maybe he spent his whole life drinking and never put a real effort to earn at least a modest living. How much blame can you put on a system that cannot support people who just throw their life away.

Maybe its everyone elses fault around him. Maybe because they don't seem to notice him, or care enough to notice. Those people that could stand up for him, stand up to the government and speak where his voice wont hold audience. Maybe if the system taught him from a young age to work hard and not throw his life away.

Maybe it was my fault for photographing him. Maybe if I just kept walking, he wouldn't even exist. Why should I judge him and capture his indignity in digital format.

Photo Location: Bucharest, Romania

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Saturday, June 9, 2007

Arhitectură sau Artă

Here is a small collection of photos of several very beautiful churches found throughout Bucharest.



















































































































If you'd like to know where these are located, just visit my Flickr album and click on the 'map' link for each photo and it will take you there.

Ciao

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Ma Prins Doamna














Not sure if this color scheme works. Just wanted to experiment a bit.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Doar O Biserica La Mogoşoaia




















Photo Location: Bucharest, Romania

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Monday, June 4, 2007

La Mogoşoaia














Remember THIS very cool couple? True to form and always cool, they invited me to visit a rather interesting palace located just on the outskirts Bucharest. The place is called "Mogoşoaia"

The part that I'm confused about is if the city is named "Mogoşoaia" or if it's just the name of the palace "Palatul Mogoşoaia". Anyone that knows for certain is more than welcome to comment.

So here we are at the entrance to the palace. The walkway up to the palace is about 300m long and is flanked by several old houses and lots of beautiful green grass. The day we spent there was perfect. Great weather, great location and awesome friends.

Photo Location: Bucharest, Romania
Photo Touchup: +10 Contrast +15 Vibrance
Exif: Canon EOS 30D, 1/640s f/5 at 17.0mm iso100

PS: The more savvy amongst you may notice that I actually started getting the ISO setting in order. Learn by doing, I suppose. =)

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Sunday, June 3, 2007

Muzeul Satului IX

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Saturday, June 2, 2007

Done Moving

I am writing this post from my new home. I now live with a very cool European couple in a city where I once lived not too long ago. My moving went smoothly, and I can say I've learned a few things about myself.

First. I am really really out of shape. I was once, not too long ago, able to ride a bicycle for 80 miles with no problem. I was having a hard time today just running up and down stairs. Albeit I was carrying rather heavy stuff. Which bring me to the next thing I've learned.

Second. Dont keep anything you dont want to take with you when you move. I didnt have a lot of junk, but I did have some. I will now make a conscious effort to toss stuff I dont need out. No need to keep so much junk around.

The third thing I've learned is that a laptop with wireless internet is absolute bliss for someone as addicted to technology as I am. This post is in fact being written from said laptop with said wireless internet. I'm likely giving myself one of a number of cancers from all this radiation. But who cares, if I die, I at least die a happy nerd. =)

Ciao

Friday, June 1, 2007

La Alt Muzeu




















I have several more photos from Muzeul Satului, but I thought a break would be nice. Part of the problem is that theme is pretty consistent. Which is good when wanting to see the essenence of the museums presentation. The bad part is that it can seem a bit repetitive. Anyhow, here is a photo taken outsite another museum. The name of the museum and the location where this was taken slips my memory, but once I remember, I'll come back and update this post.

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