New York – November 2013

Hello and happy New Year! The first post of 2015 goes quite a while back – a batch of photos from New York, taken in November 2013. Mostly black-and-white, with a few splashes of colour.

Tree shape
Tree shape

Man and triangle
Man and triangle 

Canopy lace
Canopy lace

iFeet
iFeet

Red
Red

Inside or out
Inside or out?

Times Square
Times Square group

After Shakespeare
Stephen Fry – after (a brilliant) Shakespeare 

The explorer
The explorer

24 W 57
24 W 57

That’s it! See you next time :-)

Three views of a green iguana – Austria, July 2012

Tokyo, March 2014 – mostly street

Hello! A short batch of photos from a visit to Japan this spring. First one was taken from the air, approaching the airport:

From the air

Then from a walk near the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, three ladies at a crossing:

Three ladies at a crossing

And another road-related photo (dual personalities, a.k.a. schizophrenic buses):

Tokyo – dual personality v.4

Man under a tree – a totally trite subject, but I liked the gentle colour palette and soft light, contrasting with the leafless tree:

Tokyo – man under tree

Just after that, liquid reflections on a building:

Tokyo – liquid reflections

And finally, two street scenes:

Tokyo – worried
Worried

Tokyo - Untitled (from the hip)-2
Untitled

That’s it for now, see you next time!

Gray parrot at the Turnersee bird park – Austria, July 2012

Older photo – from the same trip as the Saker falcon. Going through these old batches, I’m so often thinking what a great camera the G12 is. And though my E-M5 is a wonderful tool, and very much more advanced than the compact Canon, the G12’s combination of size, manual controls, articulated screen, superb lens with a big range, etc etc etc, has still had no real replacement for me.

Gray parrot

Washington, November 2013 – mostly people and trees

Hello! A batch of photos from a short visit to Washington last November. Mostly people and trees, as the title says, sometimes combined.

Three night shots to begin with:

Red, white and black
Red, white and black

Windows
Windows

Back alley
Back alley

Tree interlude:

Tree interlude I

Three people shots to continue:

On a bike
On a bike

Walker on the Green
Walker on the Green

Evening scene
Couple at Circa

 

Tree interlude II:

Tree interlude II

And finally, three shots taken at the Philips Collection, during a break from practicing :)

In the museum I
I

In the museum III
II

In the museum II
III

I’m rather happy with the last one. :) That’s it for today! See you next time.

A walk in Dublin – May 2014

Hello! Ages since I last posted. Many photos taken in between, but time for processing has been scarce; so the backlog just keeps on growing.

But anyway, these photos here are fresh from the press :-) I’ve just now been to Dublin (just now meaning till yesterday), and the few days spent there were a blast, from numerous points of view. Photographically, too, it was one of the most exciting trips of recent months, and working on the photos right away felt Good.

The majority of these are from a single walk along the Liffey on my first night there.

BranchesBranches

Diagonals
Diagonal aspirations

Cars
Cars

Under the handrail

Under the handrail

Conversation
In conversation

Paiterly
Painterly

Golden wheat
Golden wheat

Rim light
Rim light

Lurid
Lurid

The inundated world
The inundated world

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That’s it for now, see you next time!

An evening in St. Petersburg – December 2013

This is a small series of photos taken over a few hours of walking through St. Petersburg last month. This was the only free evening I had, and for some reason a kind of gloomy, weird and slightly unsettling photos resulted from it. I don’t think it’s representative of the city – just a very particular look at it. I’ll be back there in May, probably with different photographic results :-)

Chair and drainpipe
Chair and drainpipe (the first thing I stumbled upon after exiting from the back door of the concert hall)

Looming
Vertical No. 1: Looming (looking up from the same spot)

Kazan Cathedral
Vertical No. 2: Kazan Cathedral 

Waiting for the car
Vertical No. 3: Waiting for the car (first non-gloomy shot)

New Orleans
Vertical No. 4: New Orleans (back to the gloom. And, I know, wrong city. But this vampire-in-a-coffin relief just jumped at me. [Not literally.])

Church of the Saviour on Blood
Church of the Saviour on Blood. I love this church (even though it’s considered garish by St. Peterburg’s tasteful standards), but whatever angle I tried gave nothing but hackneyed results.  I ended up taking the photo through a semi-transparent plastic awning on a nearby booth, and later applying an invert/solarize curve in post-processing. I’m not totally convinced I like this image, but at least it’s not hackneyed (I think).  I do like the slightly drowned look.

Yellow
Yellow (non-gloomy shot No. 2, and much more to my taste!)

The smokerThe smoker.

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That’s it, see you next time!

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