As winter storm on the east coast goes away, it reminds me of prettier time during my visit to Paris. I spent there a few days, walking for hours every day and exploring different parts of the city. It is so huge and so much to see, in those few days I only scratched a small surface of it all.
During my first evening I made my way to the Eifel Tower right around sunset, hoping to get good light. I’m glad I went there on that night, as it is the only day when I saw any sun. Every other day Paris was showing to me its grey overcast side.
While taking photos around Eifel Tower, couple young girls tried to scam me out of some cash. They were walking around with a notepad collecting names for some kind of petition. Being a nice tourist I identified myself as something like “John Smith from NYC”. Then she started demanding cash to donate to their cause. When I offered some change in US coins, she said that they only take larger amount, to which I told her that is all I have. She was not happy and quickly figured out that she will not get anything out of me, turned around and went to hunt another target. A few minutes later I saw someone else filling her petition.
How about it, do you recognize this one?
Weekend update: I thought that this photo will be an easy one. But no one identified it! Some good suggestions folks, but it is not anywhere there. This is actually the view of downtown Boston from the east side. I took this photo last year, but it can probably look about the same about now as well, with this nasty winter storm we have on the east coast. I hope everyone staying warm and safe.
One holiday is over, only a few weeks before winter breaks comes around. Can’t wait for that!
Last year we were in Rockport MA, one day before Sandy hit the East coast, all these clouds are prelude to what was about to come. I did a quick time lapse at the time you can check it out right after the photo.
and here is the video
Before the Storm from Dmitrii on Vimeo.
So if you didn’t spend all your precious cash on all kind of stuff then stop by my photo gallery and see if any of 700+ photos might be a good gift for upcoming holiday season. Just saying.
Somewhere in California
I actually do not remember the exact location of where I took this photo. Can anyone identify the name of the bridge for me and even better provide coordinates? I’d like to put exact geo coordinates in the photo.
Weekend Update: Thanks to smithartonline and Alli Farkas for identifying the name of the bridge! It is Big Creek Bridge.
Today most folks in US are going to eat turkey, we are too. Happy Thanksgiving Day folks!
I still have a few photos lingering from a few time lapse movies I made last year, I’m going to try and expedite their publication. Here is one from the “DC Short” time lapse.
and the video itself:
DC SHORT from Dmitrii on Vimeo.
Winter is Coming
Raining it is, east coast is under nasty uncomfortable cold rain with some ice and snow. Yick! I guess it is the beginning of the winter.
Looks Like Peace
Looks like the middle line is the repeat of the word “peace”, is it right? I wonder if other lines have the same but in other languages. Or am I completely imagining it? We got to have some all things Parisian experts visiting here, who would know exactly what it is saying.
If you are into doing HDR photography then make sure to get the latest version of the Photomatix software. They just released version 5.0 and it has some nice new features and great improvements in image quality. I was really struggling with prior version of the software on the following image, it looked like crap, no matter what I tried to do with it. With new version they have a new mode, they call it “Balanced” and it really makes some wonders. I was much happier with how it turned out on this photo.
In Pacific Grove
If you look on the right side under categories, you’ll find a few other images from this area. California’s coast line is beautiful, no matter where you go and Pacific Grove in Monterey is no exception.
As always on all of my photos on this blog, if you want to see it in higher resolution, all you have to do is click on the image and it will open in my photo gallery.