First of all, I have to admit, that I 'm not good at portraits. I always get complimented on my landscape / scenery photos, and I love to do them, but I just cant do outstanding, eye-catching portraits. Not for my life.When I heard about the Big Visit in Vienna, I was hoping to get a nice shot of the brand new "Kortezh", the Aurus Senat. Now you know. I'm talking about Vladimir Putin's official visit to the Austrian capital. First I went to Schwarzenbergplatz, where... continue reading
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Since lot of my photos are travel photos and my editorials are also mostly made "on the road", ad hoc, I was a bit in trouble about this topic. I mostly follow my instincts, when I see something interesting, I push the button.I read a nice artice about your best travel photos being made at home - and I totally agree. That is the place you know, with all the hidden gems, you can wait for the nice weather and you can shot pictures at any time, in any conditions.My other best travel photos... continue reading
Art nouveau, secession, jugendstil. The next stop of Bwagner Tours. Art was always part of the mankind, I think, this is, what really makes us different from animals. From early on, humans decorated their caves, their clothes, then called the greatest artists to build and decorate palaces and churches. But this is the era when - thanks to the industry - it moved into the homes of the common man. Companies, that even in our days work, made it happen. Thonet and Tiffany with their products, Moët et... continue reading
Vienna was chosen 2017 as the most liveable city - for the 8th year in a row. For those, who wonder why, in my humble opinion, parks are a major factor. Vienna has many and big parks, for every season. Let me show you some:This is Volksgarten with the Burgtheater (National Theater) in the background. Very popular among the tourists and locals, because of the closeness to the city center - Burgtheater, Rathaus, the Burg are all very close, in early summer the smell of roses.. The park... continue reading
As I told in a previous blog, I'm an eager bird watcher / photographer. Birds are perfect targets for nature photographers, you can find them almost everywhere. Even in big cities, in the closest parks, even in winter (unlike butterflies!) and they are comfortable size - you dont need a macro lense.This time however, I'd like to show you a few furry friends. Some of my successfull wild mammal portraits.This fluffy bunny (Eastern cottontail - Sylvilagus floridanus) was a pro model, eating a... continue reading
I'd like to show you a few less known but beautiful places in rural Hungary.You might heard about Hortobágy and the Puszta. We skip that for now. First lets take a look at the hills just north of Lake Balaton. Not high, but the climate is excellent for wine making. The Káli-Basin is known of the cute little villages and picturesque vineyards. One of the most romantic places in Hungary is the Bakony in autumn. The gold and copper leaves, the fog, the layers of hills, curve after curve on... continue reading
Do you like reflections? The autumn colors reflected on the surface of a lake? The old church showing its grotesque form on the glas walls? Serene and peacefull or intirguing, reflections can give that ultimate plus to a photo.Here are some examplesThese colors of Halibut Point (NH, USA) The symmetry of Kaisermühlen (Vienna, Austria) The Stephansdom in the mirror (Vienna, Austria) The blue and green of Lobau - Donauauen National Park And one more thing to reflect... continue reading
If I have to choose one subject as my favorite, it is nature photography. Unfortunatly birds are not very much into modelling, and you need to wake up early to catch them. So most of my bird portraits are a bit noisy. That makes every bird photos of mine accepted even more precious. Here are a few: green woodpecker (taken in Vienna, Austria) Sharp-shinned hawk (taken in NH, USA) Hoopoe (taken in Hungary) continue reading
Almost exactly 3 years after I've taken this photo, someone bought it: I remember the day well, I was with my friends, juts walking, talking, no shopping, no destiny, no hurry. Just catching up, enjoying the unique view, the perfect weather. I still can feel the breeze on my skin. The reconstruction works on the Redoute (Pesti Vigadó) just finished, and at the opposite site of the Danube there she was, that beautiful Castle of Buda, with those perfect clouds. Of course I had to take a few... continue reading
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