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

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