Uh! It's been a crazy week! Too much work and too much tasks to accomplish! Tomorrow I hope I'll learn if there is any life outside the perimeter. And the day after tomorrow I'm finally leaving! Yes! Another trip to Moscow. But the weather is great and inspiration is high. So I'm going to shoot a lot! And not only scapes.
Well, I was browsing my library and saw the shot that was taken right after the exhibition in London, in November 2012. We were planning to have a dinner in Thai restaurant with my friend. I had my camera with me (surprise) with 35mm lens on. I made a few shots and actually forgot about them. But today I opened them and tried to squeeze as much as I can from one of them.
I came into the conclusion that the way I am choosing the images for processing is the only one that suits me. Trey Ratcliff once said that "the images are waiting for his mind to visit them" and as this man inspires me more than someone else, I found that this is my case too. The image I want to show you today was taken two months ago in Paris and it was the least that ever took my attention till today. Yes, this is another view of Eiffel Tower at night. Sorry but I can't help this, I love to shoot iconic places!
Yes, again, fireworks! Every time I hear about the fireworks in the city I am ready to go shooting. Every time I'm thinking about catching something new, new angle or something like that but every time the guys organizing the fireworks are late and start the show so late that we have only few moments to manage things up.
I was just walking with my camera with 35mm lens on and didn't even hope to see a nice street scene, I was very tired and was heading home (hotel) when I saw this girl talking with this human statue. I just focused my camera to catch the funny moment but at that moment the girl looked at me ... :)
I'm still finding interesting shots from my Prague trip. You know, that's why I like this way of choosing shots for processing. It's just a kind of lottery.
When you walk in the Old City of Prague it is almost impossible to see the empty street. In the center of the Old City there are huge crowds of tourists who doesn't care if you are shooting something, that you set up your tripod and having the remote trigger in your hand, they just don't see you! But sometimes you can get lucky!
Browsing my photo library these days I discovered that I am totally spoiled with Nikon D800's capabilities, resolution, dynamic range. More than that, most of my lenses changed since the time I was shooting D700. But it is still fantastic camera! And I am seriously considering the opportunity of buying one as my backup/reportage body. As for lenses, I am mostly done. I'm planning to buy some macro lens, maybe 60mm Micro-Nikkor f/2.8 and maybe some 35mm f/1.4 Nikkor, but since the latter lens are too expensive, I doubt this will happen anytime soon. Continuing Moscow theme I am posting one more Kremlin image made with Nikon D700 and my trusty 24mm f/2.8 Nikkor.
Every city I've visited so far has at least two places I like the most. Usually one of them is a coffee shop or restaurant where I love to spend time and the other one is the place I like to photograph a lot. In London there are more than two places for example. I love the Knightsbridge area, Sloan Square, I love the Battersea, I love to shoot in the London Eye and Tower Bridge areas. In Paris I fall in love with Pont des Arts and Montmartre areas and I love Le Marais. I love the old city in Prague. But today I want to talk about Moscow. I love this city. It has its own unique crazy energy, this city will never leave you unimpressed. You love it or hate it but never indifferent. I love the Arbat street (Old one) but there is a small church on the New (Noviy) Arbat street that I love to photograph every time I'm in Moscow. I posted the picture of it before, and you can find it in the Portfolio section of this site or by clicking on this link. Today I'm posting the non-HDR picture of this church.
Finally we can feel some spring. The weather is getting better. sun is shining and thoughts about traveling and shooting are coming to mind more often than ever. Next trip will be soon, I hope sooner than I expect. But there are tons of pictures from previous trips still waiting for my mind to visit them to process and share. One of them is from my November visit to London.