Day 75 – Brake the patterns

Patterns are like old habits that don’t want to die. We are surrounded by them but not all of them are good. Breaking of the bad pattern can make your life more colourful and enjoyable. So let’s try to break the pattern when we can and enjoy life!

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Day 61 – Let’s face the rain together

Today I was supposed to have a trip with a friend and our bikes to the mountains, but all my plans were screwed up because of the rain so I was forced to stay at home. Others, are forced to stay under the tree to cover from the rain like this two little pigeons.
See you tomorrow!

Day 56 – After the rain

Long day today. After my girlfriend went to Bucharest since she is starting work tomorrow, I started heading back to my hometown. I still have one more day of vacation. Before going on the road, I looked at the surroundings on the map and I saw that there are some unexplored teritories by me in the area where I was passing by. More exactly Magura and Pestera, two villages that are very famous for their wild landscapes. So I headed towards them and of course the road quickly transformed into offroad. Firstly I have arrived at Magura and quicly after that to Pestera monastary, which is hidden in the mountains. There I took some pictures, even get up on a hill but I headed back to my car quickly because a huge storm was coming towards me. I continued my trip to the Pestera village which was several kilometers away. It started to rain and then the rain transformed in a heavy storm. The road was wet and muddy and I was forced to pull on the side and wait an hour for the storm to pass. The sun quickly showed up and suddenly the weather changed like there was no storm and I could continue my trip. On my way I stopped several times and discovered some really nice places for both photography and mountain biking. I will definetly come again and stay more than one day to have time to explore more. The time passed very quickly and the sun started to fade. My last stop was on the main road, where I spotted for that was raising up through the mountains. The colours were warm and dim and the atmosphere was clear. Grabbed my tripod, mounted my tele on the camera and started to shoot for like an hour or so. I have many versions of this sunset with the fog, but I can show you only one frame here on this blog post. Since I am at my old house, I have a bad computer (my old one, 7 years old) and I cannot use it properly for editing. So after I will arrive back to Bucharest where I have all my tools, I promice I will upload more photos to my photostream on flickr from today.
Have a good light!

Day 55 – Travel time again

The extended city break is almost over. My friends went home, but me and my girlfriend still have one more destination which is Poiana Brasov, the most famous mountain resort. On the way there, we stopped in Sighisoara an old city (actually a former citadel) famous for its architecture that remained untouched by the years. The stop was a short one, we had lunch and we waited for a big storm to pass that was heading towards us. The city definetly deserves more than one and a half hour of visiting but I am happy that I got the chance to take some pictures with some buildings there. Here you can see the entrance to the main citadel.

Day 46 – Deep forest

I started to write this blog post but I really don’t know what picture to choose for today. So to get you updated, today I went back to my hometown and then explored some mountains nearby with my family. The road we choose was a known one from my childhood so it was very nice to see it again. We didnt climb much but we walked a while in the woods which was very nice. I got plenty of time to take some landscape pictures and the forest helped a lot with the subjects. Of course the rain caught us but we were lucky because it actually was was a little shower. This place definitely convinced me to come back in the next few weeks with my bike and my friends. Today was a really nice relaxing day and tomorrow I don’t know where I will wonder but I know that later I will head back to Bucharest. So see you the next day!

Day 39 – Remember the old times?

Going digital was a major step for photography. Now almost everybody has a camera, even if it’s a professional DSLR compact or in the phone. Many of us use them, and we quickly forgot how is to shoot film. The benefit of digital is obvious and I won’t start listing the reasons why, but film gives you that old good feeling about the past and you suddenly start recollecting good old memories.This is one of my family’s diapositives with a picture of me when I was a kid. I think it is taken at my countryside when I was 3 by my father.

See you tomorrow!

Day 32 – Creative flower stand

Today I had a good walk with my friend Mihai and we crossed the whole centre of Bucharest in searching for unusual subjects. We also heard that there are some street performers from other countries, but unfortunately we didn’t find any of them. Every year, the old town suffer transformations, new clubs appear, coffee shops or “Irish pubs” and this is a good thing since it started to look very nice. At some point I spotted a very interesting bar which had some very creative flower stands. They were actually old motorcycles and they had a very retro look.

See you next time!