New Week, New Photo Exhibition
This morning finally I got the time to visit one of the photo exhibitions I had my eyes on last week. As I mentioned before, taking photos of a photo exhibition may seem strange, but it can also be valuable. For me it is valuable as I learn quite a lot from these photos, knowledge that I can use when I'm out taking photos.
The first glance into the exhibition room is always crucial, especially if it is a photo exhibition. Then comes the bittersweet moment, when I realize, the photos are amazing, but they are under a glass cover, which will ruin everything.
The photographer is Alpár Czire, totally unknown to me till now but I'm glad I had the pleasure to see his works.
While I was looking at this photo, was thinking, such events or scenes are not unique, you can be in a similar situation and have a similar setup around you, but would you see the opportunity and take a photo? Because we tend to admire these photos, yet, when we have the occasion, we don't recognize it. This is where life decides who's a good photographer and who's not :)
What you see on the photo is a table prepared to treat people leaving a funeral. There's a tradition to offer a slice of sweet bread and a glass of brandy to those attending a funeral.
A lasso or lazo, also called in Mexico reata and la reata, and in the United States riata, or lariat[ (from Mexican Spanish, lasso for roping cattle), is a loop of rope designed as a restraint to be thrown around a target and tightened when pulled. It is a well-known tool of the Mexican and South American cowboys, then adopted, from the Mexicans, by the cowboys of the United States. The word is also a verb; to lasso is to throw the loop of rope around something. source
It's the first time I see the fishing net being called a lasso. It's funny, but it's appropriate too, as it serves basically the same purpose.
When I was looking at the photos at the gallery, did not pay much attention to the titles as the photo counts more, but while writing my post, I had to realize the titles are quite funny. @coolmidwestguy, have you ever been to a carp KFC? 😆 This is your area my friend!
Home Of Silence
Scenes like these are rare and hard to find, so whoever has the chance to capture such a photo is lucky in my opinion, or at the right place in the right time. I had the impression that I've seen this photo before, but it's possible it was a similar one. I can't recall exactly. In any case, the photo has a lot to say and I'd like to be the lucky one, one nice day.
The strong bond between the horse and the owner, captured at the top of the mountain. What can be more beautiful?
These are moments of village life, that are also rare these days and hard to capture, which makes these photos more beautiful. I could also say, moments of the past as finding such deep snow is slowly becoming impossible, not to mention using chariots are rare as well.
Now this is where the real beauty of photography begins. Look at the simplicity of the photo and the face expression of the girl. @dimascastillo90, I was thinking of you when I saw this photo.
Another brilliant one that you can hardly ever capture. For those of you who don't know what you're looking at, the semi transparent bars hanging down at the top of the photo are icicles. Icicles of this size can only form, if there's a cold winter and at some point the snow starts to melt. I know some of you have never seen snow, let alone icicles.
Icicles can form during bright, sunny, but subfreezing weather, when ice or snow melted by sunlight or some other heat source (such as a poorly insulated building), refreezes as it drips off under exposed conditions. Over time continued water runoff will cause the icicle to grow. Another set of conditions is during ice storms, when rain falling in air slightly below freezing slowly accumulates as numerous small icicles hanging from twigs, leaves, wires, etc. Thirdly, icicles can form wherever water seeps out of or drips off vertical surfaces such as road cuts or cliffs. Under some conditions these can slowly form the "frozen waterfalls" favored by ice climbers. source
Grown Ups' Mirror
Another wonderful one. Shooting reflections in the puddle is on my list, it's a plan waiting to be executed, but it's also a difficult one as the roads are pretty good here and finding a puddle at the right place is not an easy task. I'm not giving up on the idea, but not holding my breath either. Till then, all it's left for me to do is to admire those who can capture such gorgeous moments.
This was a nice sepia portrait, unusual to say the least. The little lady is not the model you usually see on photos and I truly hope that huge rake she's holding is not her usual working tool. Kids of that age should study and play, not work the fields.
This exhibition was really fascinating, I hope you can find a couple of photos you like. Let me know which one is your favorite.
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