A couple of weeks ago, during February, Europe experienced very cold temperatures dropping down to - 20°C at night and not going above -10°C during the days. While in January, it seemed that spring would come early this year, the entire scenario changed rapidly, almost overnight. Not quite the same in the opinion of a bunch of yellow crocuses in our garden. The extreme cold did not bother them at all and they were happily blooming in temperatures of -13°C and colder. As it seems, at the end, nature knows better about the timing of the seasons.
Each generation seems to have its own fashion, lifestyle, and minor or major obsessions and quirks, which the very next generation may not be able to understand. The THING of today is certainly the Smartphone - a gadget that has practically became a part of our bodies. Don´t you think so? Read the interview with photographer Eric Pickersgill and his fascinating photoproject, “Removed“. His photographs are not only technically masterful, what‘s important is that they carry an important message.
Looking at these miniature depictions of tiny little people caught while doing various activities, one wonders about the dedication it must have taken to create them. The detailed work of the scenes sets up a tiny world of its own.
On a September morning we woke up early to follow the path of the lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park. This series of articles will take you on our safari to Uganda in the form of a photogallery accompanied by short narrative fragments. The weather was not exactly favourable to us, since a slow but persistent rain was falling. We managed to spot other animals, but nowhere did we catch a glimpse of the lions. Then, when the rain finally stopped, we got lucky. At last, a golden silhouette was approaching from afar.
No other season offers such diversity of weather. The mornings are long and dark, sometimes giving no indication of which way the day is headed. Foggy dawns are not unusual these days. Whether they form layers and layers of differently shaded areas or minimalistic compositions, fog has its own ephemeral beauty.
The next time you pass by a body of water, see if you catch a glimpse of the still, upside down reflection on the surface. Even though reflections in the water simply mirror the images above, there is something eye-catching about this parallel world on the water’s surface.
Nature took a shortcut this year and straight from winter, brought in a few summer days. Don´t get confused though, beautiful spring, full of blooming beauty is taking it‘s slow baby steps towards enlivening of the atmosphere while it creates the most gorgeous surroundings. Leave everything behind for a while and go through our gallery for bit of recharging.
It had to take an outsider, for me to realise the beauty I have been passing by so often and never really saw. Some time back we had guests from abroad we were laughing that they were seeing Prague only through the view-finder of the camera for all the pictures they took. While walking in the historical part, they pointed out what a number of exquisite and magnificient main doors there are to be seen. And they were right. I would like to put forth a little photo project for you to see that there are probably no two doors that are similar. More decorative or less, bright colours or not, the main doors are indeed, small masterpieces.
Everybody can be a painter at night, with a camera set up in a long exposure and ideas in your head. Public or any other lights will help you to create background scenery for your project.