Friday, July 30, 2010

Monsieur Porsche

At the moment I`m in Switzerland, one of the most beautiful countries I have ever been to!
Today I visited a very nice gentleman, Mr. Brisgand and his family. You can imagine my amazement when he came to pick me up from the Cable Train/Funiculaire (yes, Crans-Montana is high in the sky!) with this super sexy Porsche Super 1600 from 1959!
The driving experience is beyond comparison. Let`s just say there are no seat belts and the engine roars like a small power plant.
Shot everything with my trusty Nikon D90 paired with the 18-105VR lens and processed in Adobe Lightroom. I just love the feeling that the duo tone treatment gives to the shots. They look timeless. No difference if the photo was taken back in 1959 when this car was born or in 2010! I loved the clouds as well. Very dramatic.
Thank you Mr. Brisgand for a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Mama 2010

Visiting my home country I thought of creating a series of portraits with important people for my parents. This is my mother. She is 62 and freshly retired cello teacher.
I took this shots in a nearby park from our home here in Bucharest in the shade.
I used the 50mm stopped down somewhere between 1.8 and 2.8
Lately, I started to grow this feeling that I need to slow down a bit and look between the lines. In this case, making a portrait of my mother...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Last week I took a road trip to Virginia with my beautiful wife Vicky and our good father Bill. On the way we bumped over these guys with their shiny cars. Oldies but goldies!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Peles Castle, Sighisoara Medieval Foretress & WWII Cemetery

These days I'm taking a trip with my dad in Transylvania and here my favorites shots from the Peles Castle and the Sighisoara Medieval Fortress.
In the photo bellow is a little marker that shows the building where Count Dracula was born.
I also found an abandoned WWII cemetery for German Soldiers. Very impressive to see a whole platoon of 20 years old soldiers dying in the same day 5.24.1945 after the war had been over already!