Last year I was documenting this event and I had to finish this project.
So last year I captured the moments of the trainings, preparation. However I wasn’t there when they performed in open spaces, crowded squares.
This year I could be at one location (they performed it 3 times). Getting better year-by-year :)
Here is the second part of the “average day”.
As I’ve written I was fighting keeping things simple. Here I lost. I could help looking for something special. That was a scoring moment. That we have repeated several time to capture the right expressions.
It was good to see that the players enjoyed it as much as me!
We have arrived to the border between winter and spring. Sometimes it is snowing, sometimes it is shining, however in some week the warm weather will take over.
So for a while these pictures will be the last to show the sign of winter. This year was a really cold one, so we had ice-float on the river Danube. It is quite rare nowadays so I grabbed the possibility and run to the river.
The pieces of ice-floats were moving with the river – except the ones really close to the shore. Some of them stuck because of the bridge stands.
I shot both pictures with long exposures. Meaning 10-30 seconds. So everything moving is blurred. So we have a clear view of the border between moving and standing.
You know the problem around the chicken & egg? Sometimes we have the same with the photo & message!
So when I watch the finished pictures I can hardly decide what was the first: the picture or the message. As a picture (usually) has a message. And sometimes we have a message and we are looking for something / somebody to express it.
Or we have a nice picture and we can find a message on it. If needed we can add emphasis on the message during post production. However many times you can see the post production picture when you shoot – that is a beauty of this profession.
So here are the pictures & messages!
In January no one wants to leave the cosy and warm room. Maybe skiers. Perhaps ice skaters. OK, … even photographers as well.
We were lucky to have lots of snow this winter – that lasted for days even in the center of Budapest. So I grabbed this possibility and my photo gear to take some walks around my home. Shorter walks as I could survive the cold only for some hours.
These pictures are from the first excursion. Beside the cold I almost lost a small piece of the equipment. After looking for it in the snow for long minutes I’ve really frozen to death. However watching the result at home gave me energy for new walks (will continue).
Can you associate wedding and crazy racing on the river??? Check out this!
Was a “usual” wedding: happy people, nice environment, relax & high mood – everything you need to not forget.
Actually we had some extra to make sure not forgetting that day. They rented a small boat so we had an excursion on Danube – in front of the Parliament. The boat is capable of crazy and unbelievable accelerating and change of direction – exactly what we were looking for.
Except the moments when I was standing still with my hand full of gears to record the moments and the captain suddenly selected full steam! Hitting the ground – of course. Landing into the water – almost!