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).
We love black & white photography so we convert lots of picture.
However winter could be close to black & white when snow & darkness rules the view.
The following pictures show the original colors – there is no much in December in the shadows.
However on of of the picture you can see a small ray of light – that changes the whole picture!