Naples’ Piazza Bellini is an eclectic party on weekend evenings. I took these shots on Easter Sunday. The locals claim this would be a typical Friday or Saturday night.
I used Gary Tyson’s Black and white conversion process that starts with a Kodak 400 T-Max setting and a little bit of processing in Silver Efex Pro 2/LightRoom 5 to give the pictures an edgy feeling matching the mood on the square.
We stumbled upon this small Hungarian wedding in the village of Mad in the Tokaj wine region. The small boy’s expression is classic. This was taken through our bus window – too good to pass up.
The Irish love their horses. Last summer we attended a horse show and race in and around the West Cork village of Courtmacsherry. The Strand Race occurs during the few hours while the tide is out of the Courtmacsherry Bay.
This is small town life at its very best.
Two brothers are having a grand time with the pigeons on Murano Island in Italy. I am not sure who placed the bread on the boy’s head, but nobody seems to care. This was in the exhibition “Around Town,” but I thought I would highlight it today.
Afternoon shot of the Hungarian Parliament. The area surrounding the Parliament has been completely renovated, and opened up for expansive shots like this. The building has been scrubbed of decades of grime. It is one of the largest and most spectacular parliaments in Europe.
With St Patrick’s Day approaching, now seems a good time to reach back into my Irish archives from last summer. Was this Irishman lost in thought or just waiting for his Guinness to settle? You decide.
Enjoy this picture taken at sunset, framed by the Margit Hid (bridge) on the Danube in Budapest. This is an HDR shot processed in LR-5, Photomatix and Photoshop CC.
Early one winter morning in a nearby park, I stumbled upon a young man lost in thought and sipping a Dreher beer. Each time I tried to move closer, he looked up. The best title I could muster is a tribute to Kris Kristofferson’s song: “Sunday Morning Coming Down”.
This man went by me while I was out walking around Philadelphia this past fall. He reminded me of a tough boxer type. He may be the nicest guy in Philly, but this is the impression I had of him. So I took the shot.
Technical Info: ISO-200, Aperture-F/8, Shutter Speed-1/450, Focal Length-23mm prime (35mm equivalent) on the Fuji X100s.
I was running to catch a tram in Budapest when I saw this lady waiting on the platform. In the midst of the bustle of the city, she seemed lost in thought. I snapped one shot and hopped on the tram.
Magnum Photo is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Robert Capa’s birth by posting each day a photo taken by Robert Capa. They are inviting photographers to submit a visual response to their Capa photo selection.
“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” Robert Capa
This picture is my visual response and was taken with the Fuji x100s. I slightly cropped and processed in LR5 and Adobe CC.
For the past few days, I had the privilege of attending Rick Sammon’s photo walk in the Conwy Valley area of Wales. Enjoy the pictures of this beautiful area!
This picture was taken later in the afternoon after a rain storm. The light danced across the girders of the Old Bridge (Stary Most), and the effect on the Apollo Bridge (Apollo Most) caught my attention.
During World war II, the Germans bombed Stary Most into the Danube river. After the war, it was re-built by the Red Army. The Slovaks built Apollo Most sometime after the fall of communism. It has been critically acclaimed by various architecture organizations.
The future looks good!
On a recent trip back to the States, I spent 10 days in Philadelphia visiting my son, Ryan. I captured this picture off of the South Street Bridge towards the end of the day.
Technical info: ISO-200, Aperture-f/8, Shutter Speed-1/340, Focal Length 23mm fixed on the Fuji x100s, Hand Held, Cropped and Processed in LR5 and CS5. RAW file converted to JPEG.
Local Hungarian Folk dance exhibition in Szent Istvan Park, Budapest.
Technical Info: ISO-1250, Aperture-f/3.2, Shutter speed-1/320, Focal length 40mm Canon pancake lens
The fountain on Margit Island has these young children’s attention.
Enjoyed shooting pictures the for Quasars Ensemble in Bratislava, Slovakia. Here is the final product used in their CD insert for the album “Quasars Ensemble, Arnold Schonberg, Alexander Albrecht, Paul Hindemith.” Ivan Buffa-Conductor on the Hevhetia record label 2013. Special thanks to Peter Mosorjak (1st Violin) for helping to translate and organize the photo shoot.
Technical Info: ISO-6400, Aperture-f2.8, Shutter speed-1/18 hand held manual focus, Focal length-23mm fixed prime on the Fuji x100s