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.
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!
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!
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!