The thing about road trips

The trees have lost their blossom and I can see little pink dots on the pavement. It’s jasmine’s time to spread its perfume, along with the rain and the grass.

I was trying to remember if I had seen spring in the countries that we visited a few weeks ago. If we did see it, it was nothing like here, otherwise it would have stuck to my mind. We saw the coldness of Denmark, the speed of the German highways, the heat of Eastern Europe and the beauty of Czech Republic’s capital.

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Between looking for gas stations, places to sleep, places to pull over, places to eat, getting lost because of a faulty GPS, being stranded in the middle of a highway with little gas to go and speeding like at the races to catch the ferry back to the mainland, I’d say that we fared well. The result were 300 photos and two scratches taken by the car in the attempt to pull out of a parking space. I drove in most of the countries we crossed, except Denmark and Sweden. And I think I did well, considering the pregnancy and the not-so-fit jeans.

Of all the places we’ve seen, we really liked Prague, even though we visited it for only 1 hour. I liked Budapest too, while Copenhagen and Malmo close the pack. I wish we had more time though… at times, I felt we were rushing to get somewhere, to get back or to go forward.

On a more local note, I am planning a photoshoot with my husband. Of course, what I plan doesn’t usually happen the way I want it to, so we shall have to wait and see how it goes.

Until the jasmine’s perfume wears out, see you next time!

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Spring trip-ing

I don’t know about where you are, but spring here is not so warm, not so friendly and not so dry.
Luckily, we are going on a trip for 2 weeks, so we get to see other, better “equipped” countries during this season. I am thinking of taking my film camera with us as well, despite the fact that it is a bit on the heavy side; not to mention the smallest of my DSLRs, an old Nikon d40x.

Hopefully, I’ll have some photos to share when we come back. Until then, happy spring-ing!

I have added an About me page in the menu above cause I didn’t have one on this theme. 

Happy spring!

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Hope the weather where you are is beautiful enough to go out and enjoy some sun and warmth.

Here, it’s pretty cloudy and spring turns out to be rather chilly.

Back home, two days ago, it snowed.

I went for a walk a week ago, just to Greenwich and back. Took the camera with me again, after one week previously I didn’t even take it out of the bag. It was a sunny weekend overall and I’m glad that I could take some photos this time.

I like the Greenwich area, because even though it’s touristy and crowded, it has kept its charm somehow. Green areas, lots of open space, the Thames, the museums. Not to mention it’s geometrically eye-pleasing.

The lady in the featured image was an immediate choice for a selective color photo. Her stockings and bag straps were of a such bright color, it contrasts nicely with a black and white version. Some of the other photos are below.

Have a good week and a peaceful Easter if you’re celebrating on Sunday!

Photos taken with Nikon D7000 and the Nikkor 50mm (I need to shoot some portraits…sigh).

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It has been too long

It was on April 5 2015 that I wrote my last blog post. Facebook informs me my photography page fans haven’t seen a post in 405 days. It’s sad.

This morning, I woke up with the feeling that I want to write something, anything. That I want to photograph people, anyone. I was already dreaming of hanging up some white bed sheet on the wardrobe doors and putting my husband or my landlord in front of my camera. Even the window has adjustable light, thanks to some blinds. It’s been too long since I last did a photoshoot…

I arrived in London on June 3rd 2015, some 5 weeks or so after my boyfriend, now my husband. We got married in the only vacation that we had back home until now, in the middle of November. Somehow, we managed to organise a small event in two weeks. I still can’t believe that we did it. We had like a couple of days of honeymoon, and then we were back in London. It’s been too long since we’ve had a holiday…

I am now 10 weeks pregnant and scared of what’s to come. I wish it’s a girl, so that when she’s older, I get to dress her in  pretty outfits and go out on photoshoots together. But in the end, the only thing that matters is that he or she is healthy.

I missed playing around with my blog. I spent some time looking at themes and dreaming about which one would look good with photos I haven’t taken yet. It’s been too long since I last blogged.

 

Instants 18

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Muffin making
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Tiramisu for mum
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Carturesti carusel
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A visit to my grandparents' place
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Chocolate chip cookies
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Morning mist
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Late snow
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Family portrait
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Peles Castle in Sinaia
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Swedish cinnamon rolls
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Graffiti on the street
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Love above
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Terrace view from Palatul Parlamentului