Out and About in Budapest

City Scenes in Budapest

Budapest Hungary. Parliament,

Parliament at Night


Budapest, Hungary, Liberty Bridge

Szabadság híd (Liberty Bridge)


Keleti Train Station, Budapest Hungary, Cityscapes

Keleti Train Station


Budapest, Hungary, Margit Hid, Parliament

Margit Hid Mood

Kerepesi Jewish Cemetery, Budapest Hungary, travel Photos of Budapest

Kerepesi Jewish Cemetery


Budapest,Hungary, Controversial Statue budapest

Monument Controversy in Szabadság Ter (Liberty Square)

Budapest, Hungary Freedom Square, Soviet Monument, Parliament

Szabadság Ter


Hunyadi Ter Market, Budapest, Hungary, Travel Photo

Hunyadi Market


All Souls Day Reflections

All Souls Day in Central Europe is a day to honor the memory of deceased family members.  It is a national holiday in Hungary. These pictures are from Farkasréti Cemetery up in the hills of Budapest on the “Buda side.”  It is the final resting place for Béla Bartók, George Solti, Zoltán Kodály, and many other accomplished Hungarians.

Farkasréti Cemetery ,Budapest, Hungary, All Souls Day, Street Photography

Farkasréti Cemetery ,Budapest, Hungary, All Souls Day, Street Photography

Farkasréti Cemetery ,Budapest, Hungary, All Souls Day, Street Photography

Reflections on All Souls Day

Farkasréti Cemetery ,Budapest, Hungary, All Souls Day, Street Photography



Street Sketches in Black and White from Greece

Street emotions of Athens and Hydra, Greece – from melancholy children to joyful lovers, from pensive fishermen to the reverent silhouette of a priest.  Greece is a street photographers canvas waiting to be filled!  Enjoy!

Athens, Street Photography, Black and white Photographs, Greece

Hydra Greece, Street Photographs of Greece, Black and white photographs of Greece


Street Photography, Athens Greece, Black and White Photography

Street Photography, Greece, Black and White Phtographs


Hydra, Greece, Street PhotographyHydra Greece, Street Photographs of Greece, Black and Whit Photographs

Athens Greece, Plaka, Street Photography, Black and white photographs

Athens Greece, Street Photography, Black and White Photographs


Athens Greece,Street Photography, Black and white Photography


Hydra Greece, Street Photography, Black and White



In Their Own World

Enjoyed a drink in the Plaka area of Athens, Greece while photographing this young couple who were lost in their own world.

Plaka area Athens, Greece Street Photography, black and White Photography

Athens, Greece 2014

Steppin’ Out

Beautiful fall day in Budapest!  After listening to Peter Turnley, I realized I need to keep my eyes constantly open on the street.  Thank you Peter!

Street Photography, Budapest Hungary, Black and White Photography,

Steppin’ Out
Budapest, Hungary 2014

Park Bench Relationship Progression

Sunny winter day last year in a local park.

Street Photography, Black and White Photography, Budapest Hungary

Relationship Progression
Budapest, Hungary

Parisian Mood

A few pictures from Paris…Enjoy!

Paris, Street Photography, Black and white

Playground Passenger
Paris, France 2012

Pétanque,Paris France, Street Photography, Black and White

Paris, France 2012

Baguette, Paris, France, Street photography, black and white

My Baguette!
Paris, France 2012

Paris France, Architecture, Colorful Paris

Side Streets
Paris, France 2012

Paris, France, Notre Dame, Seine

City of Lights
Paris, France


Kerepesi Cemetery

Reflecting on All Souls Day at Kerepesi Cemetery last fall.

Kerepesi Cemetery Budapest, Hungary 2013

Kerepesi Cemetery
Budapest, Hungary 2013

Ageless Faith

Riding my bike in rural Hungary, I came upon a funeral at a church in the village of Fot. This woman was the last to arrive. Fortunately, I brought my camera.


Fót, Hungary, Street Photograhhy

Ageless Faith
Fót, Hungary 2014

Beer Pub (Söröző) Debate

Two Hungarians in a söröző (beer pub) having a lively discussion!  I am reflected in the mirror shooting from the hip.

Opinions in the Söröző,Vac Hungary, Street Photography, Black and White

Söröző Debate
Vac, Hungary 2014

Piazza Bellini Naples on a Weekend Night

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. 

Naples 4831

Naples Italy, bellini Square,Street, black and White


Naples, Italy, x100s, Street Photography, black and White Naples Italy, Street Photography, Black and White Photography, Bellini Square

Naples Italy, Bellini Square, Black and white photography,Street Photography

Naples Italy, Street Photography, Bellini Square, Black and White Photography


Piazza Bellini, Naples Italy, Street Photography, Black and White PhotograhyNaples Italy, Bellini Square, Street Photography, Black and White Photography

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.

Hungarian Wedding Procession

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.

Tokaj, Hungary, Street Photography, black and White

Hungarian Wedding Procession
Mad, Hungary 2014


Moving as Fast as They Can

Conductor waiting for a couple of Stragglers!

Budapest Hungary, Street Photography

Moving as fast as they can!
Budapest, Hungary 2014

Girders & Rivets

A different perspective of the Margit Bridge in Budapest.

Budapest Hungary,Black and White,Margit Hid, Architecture

Under the Margit Bridge
Budapest, Hungary 2014


An Irish Horse Race

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.

Barryroe show,Courtmacsherry Ireland, Judges Black and White

The Judges
Barryroe, Ireland 2013

Courtmacsherry, Ireland, Street Photo, Black and White, Ireland

Courtmacsherry, Ireland 2013

Horse Owner, Courtmacsherry Ireland, Strand Races, Ireland

Proud Owner
Courtmacsherry, Ireland 2013

Courtmacsherry Ireland, Strand Races, Horse racing in Ireland

Strand Race
Courtmacsherry Bay, Ireland 2013

Strand races, courtmachsherry Ireland, Street Photography

Winners  Circle
Courtmacsherry, Ireland 2013


Sketches from Rome

Roma; a city of color, light, faith and the Italian spirit.  Enjoy!

Blue Hour, Rome, Italy St Peters

Rome Morning
Rome, Italy 2014

Prayers in Saint Peter's Basilica Rome, Italy 2014

Prayers in Saint Peter’s Basilica
Rome, Italy 2014

Rome Italy, Morning Light

Morning Glow 

Rome auto

Street Rome conversation

Tiber River Catch, Rome Italy

St Peters Italy, Rome

St Peter’s Basilica Before Sunrise
Rome Italy, 2014

Rome, Italy

Elevator-Itallian Style
Rome, 2013


The Amalfi Coast Card Players

Camaraderie, cards and man’s best friend all on the Amalfi Coast in Italy!

Street Photography, Fuji x100s, Amalfi Coast Minori Italy

The Amalfi Card Players
Minori, Italy 2014


Italian Family Outing

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.

Murano, Italy, Street Photography, Black and White

Italian Family Outing
Murano, Italy 2012

Hungarian Parliament

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.

Hungarian Parliament, Budapest Hungary

Hungarian Parliament
Budapest, Hungary 2014


Solitary Pub Moment

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.

Solitary Thoughts, Courtmacsherry Ireland, Pub, Irishman in Pub, Guinnes

Solitary Pub Moment
Courtmacsherry, Ireland 2013

Parliament at the Golden Hour

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.

Sunset on Hungarian Parliament, Budapest Hungary, Danube Margit Hid

Sunset On Parliament
Budapest, Hungary 2014

Sunny Morning Coming Down

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”.

Budapest, Hungary, Street Photography, Sunny Mornin' comin' Down

Sunny Morning Coming Down
Budapest, Hungary 2014


Distractions Prague, Czech Republic, 2013

Prague, Czech Republic, 2013

Closing the Sale-Street Style!

 Skepticism, The Comeback, And Proud Salesman!

Closing the Sale Budapest, Hungary 2014, Street Photography, Black and White

Closing the Sale
Budapest, Hungary 2014

Street Sale, Budapest Hungary

Closing the Sale-Street Style, Budapest, Hungary, Street Photography


Closing the Sale-Street Style, Budapest Hungary, Street Photography

The Street Chess Match

With temperatures hovering near freezing in Budapest, the chess players continued with intensity.

Street Photography, Budapest Hungary, Black and White jhotos

Street Chess
Budapest, Hungary 2014

Tough Guy-Philadelphia Style

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.

Philadelphia Street scene, Philly Black and Whiter

Philly Tough
Philadelphia, PA USA 2013

Technical Info: ISO-200, Aperture-F/8, Shutter Speed-1/450, Focal Length-23mm prime (35mm equivalent) on the Fuji X100s.


Pub Gossip

The Anchor Bar in Courtmacsherry, Ireland is a locals hangout!

Pub Gossip Courtmacsherry, Ireland 2013

Pub Gossip
Courtmacsherry, Ireland 2013

The Morning Crowd

The morning crowd (9:00am) in the pub (söröző) down the street.


The Morning Crowd
Budapest, Hungary 2013

Flowers for Sale

Hungarian flower seller on the streets of Budapest.

Flowers for Sale Budapest, Hungary 2013

Flowers for Sale
Budapest, Hungary 2013

Sunset Margit Bridge

Sunset and sunstar during the spring flood on the Danube in Budapest, Hungary.

Sunset and Sunstar Budapest, Hungary 2013

Sunset and Sunstar
Budapest, Hungary 2013

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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.

Thoughts Budapest, Hungary 2013

Budapest, Hungary 2013


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