Tuesday, March 31, 2009

spring diagonal

spring diagonal

light clouds in the sky make isolation of outdoor objects on white a piece of cake - providing you can find an angle where the object is seen against the sky. up the exposure (maximun +2 is used here), and the background sky will burn. If it doesn't burn completely, call the "levels" dialog in photoshop, pick up the white sampler from the panel and click on the areas that are still not completely white.

link to big version of this on hiero.ru hosting ~2Mbis now gone

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

pied piper of hamelin

Timur in "pied piper of hamelin"

school play

I was always puzzled by the "pied" bit. apparently it's quite simply means "multicolored". there goes my nice theory about pies being thrown at the piper at some point

Friday, March 20, 2009



I also have a pot of muscari at home, and those haven't yet even started to open, whoch is another way round from the usual situation

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

friendly chat

soring gathering

those guys always seems to have a lot to say to each other. they chat and they chat and they never get bored, or so it seems. enviable really

Sunday, March 15, 2009

infinity sign

infinity sign

the light is very mixed, and only a feeble attempt is made to rectify the white balance on the jumper - throwing the rest of the pic into blue and creating "stage light" appearance
boys pics on shutterstock

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

just playing


this guitar has a very nice wood grain to it and color is beautiful, so left most of the color in the guitar intact

large image is now gone

Monday, March 09, 2009

november in Norway

norway, november 2008

dunno why I processed this pic today, but there you go. That was taken last November in Norway. Name of the lake I can't recall at all

Saturday, March 07, 2009



when florists pompously call those guys "Ranunculus", you can hardly guess it means "buttercup", essentially :)

the one grown as cut flower is apparently Ranunculus asiaticus (Persian Buttercup)

Thursday, March 05, 2009

maybe I should have left that beard on after all

maybe I shouldn't have shaven after all

I don't have studio equipment, not even a flashgun, so I make do with sunlight and white paper for reflectors.

other model-released pics on shutterstock

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

more crocuses

more crocuses

full format of this file is now gone from hiero.ru hosting

lot more flower images for sale at shutterstock

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

life cycle of umbrella bearers

- Can I hold this umbrella?
- It's better if I do.
- Why?
- 'Cos I am taller than you.
- When I grow up… Well, then you may be old, say, you
will be dead. That means, you go to heaven.
- And?...
- You know, heaven is far above. Higher than sky. But
you can't see nothing because you're, well, dead.
- And?...
- You know, this is a LIFE CYCLE of us. First you are a
baby,then you are a toddler, then a child, then a grown-up.
And after that you go to heaven. And after that you are a baby again.
- Really?!...
- Yes.
- And?!
- And when I am a grown up and you are a baby again, I can hold the umbrella.

This dialog is old, Yuri was about 6 when it happened. It still amazes me, though

Monday, March 02, 2009

crocuses today in Cambridge

crocuses today in cambridge

there were quite a lot of people around this little lake of blue, snapping away, small cameras, SLRs, mobile phone cameras, you name it.

when I was getting into my car (parked for 20 mins at the Backs), whet looked like a japanese television crew was getting out of a van in the next slot. wondering if they came for crocuses too