It was a very grey and cloudy day, when I made this photo. I tried to capture that mood, by desaturating the photo quiet a bit, and then adding a bit of fog at the end of the road.
On a summer holiday in Croatia in 2006, I went for a walk in the town of Rovinj.
Here I passed these two amazing ladies, who where talking about all kind of things…… well I do not speak Croatian, so I can´t be sure of what they where talking about, but it looked like they where having a good time.
I walked a little pas them to get a bit more of the street – which was totally empty – in the frame.
Normally, I usually ask people if I can take a picture of them, but in this case I diden’t cause it wouldn’t stop them in their talk, which often happens when you ask for permission, people stop what they are doing and it becomes a completely different photo.
The photo was given the royal treatment in photoshop, I’ve used Topaz filter, added a large vignette with blur and dark corners around the two ladies, the image was desaturated and I added a yellow/brown tone.
Well on our Eastern Europe trip we arrived in Budapest, where were stayed a few days.
Budapest is a really beautiful city, on its own Eastern European way, and I mean that in a very positive way.
Take a city like Prague which is also beautiful, but it has become very Western European over the last couple of years. Where Budapest still has some of this east European mystique, and it is really cool.
The photo is of the Chain Bridge (Széchenyi Lánchíd in Hungarian) which is the most famous of the bridges that connects Buda with Pest. it opened in November 20, 1849 and is 375 meters long.
I haven’t done that much to the image in the post process, added a little contrast and adjusted the colors.
once I got suggested that I croped the image just above the lights, because I would 1st. avoided the large burnt sky in the upper right corner. And 2nd get a very strong vanishing point at the bottom left side. But I kind of like that you can see the bridge out of focus in the background, so I kept it my way.
- Aperture: ƒ/5.6
- Camera: NIKON D70s
- Taken: 20 July, 2006
- Focal length: 65mm
- ISO: 400
- Shutter speed: 1/500s
The Vietnam war memorial wall in Washington DC, is a very impressive and thought-provoking work, it holds all the names of U.S. soldiers who died during the war (58,159).
But it made me think about how many Vietnamese died in the same war, with a little google search, I found out that if you count both civilians and soldiers, from North and South Vietnam, then the figure is around 5.8 million people.
It has to be a reasonably large wall to hold all those names …..
It was pretty hard to get a good photo of the wall, there were many people and the memorial is quite large, but I manage to get this photo.
It is a straight out of the box photo, I have only crop it a bit and adjusted the contrast in Photoshop.
- Aperture: ƒ/5.6
- Camera: NIKON D300
- Taken: 7 June, 2009
- Focal length: 170mm
- ISO: 200
- Shutter speed: 1/125s