intro: While the buildings of former mines, or factories are what they are, the portrait shots are staged and do not depict reality for a "glimpse". For example:Picture 2 - carpet sellers. Yes, you can see those people in Romania. They belong to roma minority, they sell carpets outside any law and try to make a living. You will never see them holding hands, as they belong to "traditional" roma community. The woman is mostly required to walk behind the man (by roma tradition), at an certain distance. And you will not see them isolated, but mostly going door to door, being pushy about how much you need an carpet.
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Well they are also called "travellers" i think in GB. At least in Romania, the "tigan" term (gipsy) is perceived by roma (gipsy) as having an negative connotation, so they prefer the more neutral term "roma". I have met communities who would feel offended if you call them "tigani" (gipsy) and some who would prefer the term.
Certain is that by law, at least in Romania, you can get a fat fine for discrimination if you use "tigan". European Council i guess introduced the term. Just to clarify the existance of roma community :)
I treat the pictures as such, as author's artistic expression.
There are a lot of great places and people to meet in Romania, that are long gone in "civilized world". There are also crap people or places, in general big cities. But there is still the chance to travel in time, see places, habits and meet people you thought were long gone. And, of course, realize what we lost with modernity and how to reconnect with mother nature.
(continued from below message)number 4, Ciprian the bear dancer. That bear is a costume for winter festivals, around Christmas and new years eve, when young put on those, from little to big bears and put on a show in villages or at festivals in towns. There are bands who have 50-70 "bears", so it's quite a show, never one "bear dancer". While i appreciate the art and skill of the photographer, I think that dpreview title is misleading. The photographer has imposed a feeling of isolation and desolation for the series (that's what i get, at least), but from this to "a glimpse into post-communist Romania" is a long way. And yes, i give a f**k because i was born and live in Romania.
While the buildings of former mines, or factories are what they are, the portrait shots are staged and do not depict reality for a "glimpse". For example:Picture 2 - carpet sellers. Yes, you can see those people in Romania. They belong to roma minority, they sell carpets outside any law and try to make a living. You will never see them holding hands, as they belong to "traditional" roma community. The woman is mostly required to walk behind the man (by roma tradition), at an certain distance. And you will not see them isolated, but mostly going door to door, being pushy about how much you need an carpet.
Can anybody post a regular picture of this waterfall, i would love to see how it looks! These are very nice though, made me want to see the real thing.
jaygeephoto: Makes me wonder what if; Kodak who used to employ the best, brightest and most innovative talent in the world (physicist, chemical engineers, etc.) had been able to shift their focus from conventional silver based imaging to this, what they would have come up with. Corporate hubris and arrogance took them to where they are today. The next sensor breakthrough will most likely be a type of technology that is yet to be discovered - perhaps nanobots doing some sort of atomic level assembly. Who knows. Whatever it is it's not going to come from Asia or Europe.
No, it's gonna come from USA. There will be at least one movie about it, the president will fly a plane and kick a$$. The end. And coming soon.
Good to know Canon is thinking about something in sensor department. Wish them luck.
I got an E-mail from Adobe, inviting me to join this "cloud" thing. For 60+ euros/ month. In Romania, where the minimum you make is less than 200 euros, and "medium" is about 400 euros i think. And prices are rougly the same as in the "more civilised" countries. Made an effort and bought Photoshop Elements 10 when the pricing was good at Amazon, but that's about as far asa i go regarding Adobe. Unsubscribed from their list and wish them luck.
I would have understand if they were sending me an e-mail with "Dear customer, you are poor so f**k off, we're not going to bother sending you info about our products!".
I think camera and lens manufacturers live either on another planet or in the past. Things went wild with incomes after the crisis, in general people have less money for at least same amount of work.
Yet they keep showing more and more expensive products. Maybe professionals will buy these, but amateurs who do not earn (or very limited income) from photography will think twice....wrong in fact, at these prices there's nothing to think about, will just look on the second market or forget about it.
But in the end what do i know, maybe these are the fair prices...and they are if the market is willing to pay. If not...what can they do...increase even more? :)
Hassy has designed an (my opinion) ugly case to fit a NEX-7, and want 4000 for it (the other 1000 is the camera itself). What's not to like or disagree here people, get real!
These are the kind of pictures that makes everybody realize how messed up this world is, for few seconds. Then all go back to doing nothing about it. I like how happy he is in that picture: "hey, that picture with a lot of dead people got me the prize, yupeee!". The world need a little more decency and respect. Just my opinion.