Frozen river

Poetry of winters. Frozen river. Temperatures were below zero whole January. This scene is stored deep back in my head. It is because my generation has grown up with paintings by Josef Lada and his poetic pictures of Czech winters. They were in many books for children. So, the inspiration must be anchored somewhere back in those children books.

Ostravice, Frýdek-Místek
Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic, January 2017

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Winter panorama

A week or two ago I saw some panoramic photos on Facebook and I felt really exited about making my own. It’s been more than 10 years since I made last panoramic photo.

So, I stopped my car here.

Behind the city.

Quiet winter landscape.

Poetic.

Hard to believe, that there are kilometers of shafts under the surface.

There is a coal mine just 1 km from here.

That mine still operates.

Soon, they will close it.

panorama
Frydek-Mistek district, January 2017

I am really satisfied with the result.

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Swans

This is one of my very favorite photos lately. There are thoughts that goes with it. First, when I was standing on the little pedestrian bridge those pieces of ice recalled me a meniscus surgery that I had many years ago.  What a strange association. And than I thought about these two swans. This January there were detected swans in Prague that were infected by virus of “bird flu”. Hopefully, these two are virus-free.

Most of all, I love the contrast and textures. And that little bay were swans are anchored as it was providing them a safe zone.

Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic
Frydek-Mistek, January 2017

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Just another chapter from Czechia

There is a discussion in Czech media regarding newly used name of my country. Besides Czech Republic, it is official to use in English term Czechia. I have mixed feelings about it, but maybe I will get used to it.

This boy wanted to be photographed so much. He run through the whole street to ask me to make a photo photo o him.

Ostrava, October 2016

I liked the light contrast here. Photo was framed horizontally. Vertical crop was done in post process.

Ostrava – Vitkovice, October 2016

I love when I see clothes outside. Nostalgia probably.

Ostrava – Privoz, October 2016
It was a very slow march….

Ostrava  Vitkovice, October 2016

She was running to the little swing.

Ostrava, October 2016

No comment…

Ostrava – Vitkovice, October 2016

Where is kid? And where are the wheels?

Ostrava – Privoz, October 2016
Hi, boy…

Ostrava – Privoz, October 2016

On the flea-market. Play of shadows…Original frame was also horizontal.

Ostrava, October 2016

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