Saturday, February 28, 2009

Baby Sycamores

my fascination with trees continues...maybe it will surpass cemeteries??? Again from walks with my sister-in-law and her dogs in Indian Hill.

Baby Sycamores - Indian Hill, Ohio

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Gazi Husrev Bey Madrassa

Right across from the mosque of the same name, on the main rough stone street in Baščaršija, behind a stone wall with "windows" and iron bars, sits the intriguing Gazi Husrev Bey Madrassa and Khaniqah (Gazi Husrev-Begova Medresa i Hanikah). It dates from 1537...

Gazi Husrev Bey Madrassa - Baščaršija, Sarajevo

Gazi Husrev Bey Madrassa - Baščaršija, Sarajevo

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

On the Walk To Work

this is what the gravestones looked like in Veliki Park this morning. I took the same basic photo with my cell phone (it sucked). I can't decide how I want the color temperature or even if maybe I should do this in black and white...

In the meantime, at the rate the snow is coming down, I suspect that tomorrow morning some of these gravestones will be completely covered.

Gravestones and Snow - Veliki Park, Sarajevo

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Barrel of Fun

well actually red wine vinegar...sort of like the past two days have been,

American Oak Port Barrel

Sunday, February 15, 2009

"I Take Photos"

so it says now that I re-did my blog format. But lately I haven't taken all that many. So after redoing the blog the other night, I've made an effort to update my list of photos to take here. And now two days running, I've taken my camera out and walked around. I used to do that all the time here in Sarajevo, but in the past year or so, I sort of fell out of the habit. Today the light quality stinks in that with the snow and heavy cloud cover, the light is very flat. So many of the photos I took today and yesterday were more "reminder" photos. so that I remember to take them again when the light is better. That is one of the good things about living here, and living in the city, I can always go back (well at least until I move). Here are a number of the photos that didn't suffer too much from flat lighting.

The same hillside as this, but from a slightly different vantage point, and emphasizing the color of the houses contrasted with the snow and trees, vice the great light in the original

The Foothills of Trebević - Sarajevo

In October of 2006, I spent a day walking around town taking photos of the various sculptures/reliefs on buildings. I blogged about it in December of 06. If you want to go back, you can see those entries you can go here#1 here#2 here#3 and here#4

Man On a Building - Sarajevo

Ever since I first saw it, the ultra-modern glass at strange angles next to the Turkish style domes, I've been trying to figure out how to get a good photo of the Bošnjački Institut (Bosniak Institute). This still isn't what I'm looking for, but I'm always a sucker for a good reflection.

Bošnjački Institut - Sarajevo

This mosque is on Pigeon Square in Baščaršija, and is probably my favorite mosque in Sarajevo. For this mosque, adhān (call to prayer) is done by a human with no loud speaker. The contrast of the lower small dome still covered with snow and perfectly white, against the main dome clear of snow and copper green prompted me to take the photo.

Čaršijska džamija - Baščaršija, Sarajevo

Last one for now...the flood wall of Rijeka Miljacka...I like "flat" things for background, the not so quite patterns and a host of other reasons not easily explained.

Rijeka Miljacka - Sarajevo

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sarajevo Door Handles

Took the camera with me while I was doing a bit of my weekly shopping today. The door handles in Sarajevo are a little unique and the metal working and door handle stores in the old town were on my list of photos to take...

Door Handles For Sale - Sarajevo

Friday, February 13, 2009

More Cell Phone Snaps

From walking home and walking the dogs in the snow last night...

Tree Limbs at Dusk

Snow & The Color of Light - Veliki Park, Sarajevo

Snowy Path and Empty Benches - Veliki Park, Sarajevo

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

So I Messed With Success

And changed the template on this blog. Mostly I wanted to add easy links to the labels I use on photographs, and condense the archive down to previous years, and the current year's months. At some point I may add a photo across the top...I hope my thousands of avid readers like the new template...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Abstract "Art"

I felt like I had to take photos and post photos of you go

Puffs of Smoke

and another...


Thursday, February 05, 2009

The Sun Was Out Today

Sun Through Glass - Veliki Park, Sarajevo

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Frozen Creek

As I recover my keyword list in Bridge I grab a photo here and there to look at a little closer. This one I saw today, that I took back in December along the path my sister-in-law walks her dogs...I think it is in Indian Hill

Frozen Creek