As the title says . It was a short visit, but I’ve enjoyed very much whatever I had the chance to see of the city – would love to go back, with more time.
So, to start with, a scene just outside my hotel:
A statue of Aram Khachaturian:
And two small statues in a glass showcase (the first is subtitled “I’ll swallow you whole”; the second “true love”):
Trees and another doorway:
And one last doorway – of the Matenadaran, an ancient manuscript repository and museum:
Approaching the Matenadaran from below:
That’s it! See you next time.
Hello everybody. This is a batch of photos I took during a visit to the Rijksmuseum near Christmas. It was my first time taking photos of people at a museum, and I can unreservedly say that much more than looking at the paintings themselves I enjoyed looking at those who were looking at them. I never noticed it before, but there seems to be in the encounter with great art something which transforms the person, or simply brings a certain thing within her- or himself onto the surface – and it is immediately reflected on one’s face and in one’s eyes.
I had a lot of fun that day, and working just now on these photos I for the first time really started appreciating the OM-D (my new camera) – for the tonal richness, the fullness of each color and the smooth transition from one tone to another; to say nothing about the fact that ISO 800 on my old camera would have been rather bad in terms of digital noise.
Well, here they are, in random order:
Positioning II (also: Rembrandt on the wall – tribute to Suzanne Vega)
Among the Rembrandts
watching the Watch
That’s it. Hope you enjoyed! Till next time.
Hello all! Here’s a bunch of (mismatched) photos from Copenhagen:
To start with, the view from my hotel as I arrived:
A lion -
And to finish, a blue girl -
That’s it See you next time!
Continuing with the Manchester batch, here’s another street portrait (which shows even more how much I need a zoom, or at least a longer lens; this is about 3% of the original frame):
And here’s another version – a wider crop, different post-processing:
Can’t say which of the two I prefer.