Hiding in the shadows

When the temperature is closing to 50 degrees Celsius, air conditioning and cold drinks are even more important than food.

And shade, if you can’t get air conditioning.

While I was waiting for a bus I noticed how people scattered around the bus stop to find some shadow to hide. A couple of things I’m happy turned out as intended are this zig zaggy composition and the three poses: sitting, lying and standing.

It’s fun!

This week’s Photo Challenge is about fun, and as it turned out, finding a proper photo wasn’t an easy task at all. Maybe it’s me or maybe Moscow is not exactly a fun city, but most of my film photos (as well as digital ones) except for personal archives don’t qualify for the topic. Another criteria for choosing was “What is fun?”. I know this is the point of weekly challenges: they leave interpretation to you, and that’s why it was quite a challenge for me to pick up suitable photos. Well, this is what it’s all about, a challenge, right? And it is fun. Also:

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In the hot, hot night

Huawei P9, Leica Dual Camera, Night Mode

The other day I’ve decided to try a night camera mode. The app thoughtfully advised me to put the phone on a tripod which I don’t have, so I just went manual.

It kinda shows but thanks to the orange tint the photo looks mysterious and a bit Mars-y. And the blur adds up to it.

The shutter speed here was 3.2 seconds with ISO 1600.


Olympus 35DC, Ilford HP5
Olympus 35DC, Ilford HP5

As my contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge I’ve decided to choose this photo from my first trip to Amsterdam back in 2012.

It was a business trip, so I had to wake up early and go meet some people. Though my hotel was about 30 minute’s walk from the meeting point I decided to walk anyway and shoot some morning Amsterdam streets. The picture framed itself in a moment when I noticed that the father and his son are sitting under the sign “Locals”. And locals they are indeed.