Winter - gone, spring - here


posted on 3rd of march, 2010

So, winter is fairly gone, provided you go by the calendar and don't live in the southern hemisphere.
Spring it's coming and we need to shake off that tiredness, sadness and melancholy that winter usually imprints.
And how are you going to that.
If you're out of ideas, here is what happened to me this year.
Boyfriend was really nice and treated me with a weekend in Rome on his birthday. Rome was a lot warmer than Bucharest and we go to see the most filled with history and art city in the world. It was pretty cheap as well and the pizza is real, like with real tomatoes and real prosciutto. We were pretty tired from walking so much in one day (about 30km) but it was worth the pain. So, I recommend this to anyone who has 200 euros and a weekend to spare. Do not forget your camera, you shall weep.

Prior to going anywhere, even your local park, take out your cameras, lenses and filters and clean them. Air for the cameras, solutions and cloth for the rest. It will save you a lot of time in post processing to have clean lenses and sensors.
When you go out don't fill your camera bag with all the lenses you have, think about what you will be shooting and take only what you need. Usually a wide lens or fish eye and a zoom lens are more than enough.
Personally I used my Canon G10 for close ups and my Canon 20d with Tokina 10-17 fish eye for dramatic pictures of buildings, ceilings and so on.

After a weekend away you might be beat for the next week or so, especially if you work 9 to 17.30 like I do. So use the next week to recover and to work on the 500 images you've taken.
Make a good selection and upload them to your favorite microstock site, Dreamstime, of course. :)

To get out of the lethargy that those endless winter nights with cold winds and snow give you start walking in the park. I started running this Sunday and I am hopping to progress a lot by summer. Long brisk walks or easy runs will help boost your health, your blood will flow better, you will feel more energy and you will want to eat healthy foods. There is no way I would crave a burger after a run. My liver simply refuses it.
If you can cycle (which unfortunately I am incapable of) take your bicycle out for a ride and enjoy some fresh air.

It's the time of the year when trees renew their crowns and flowers will soon start to bloom. If you do this during the weekend don't forget your camera, who know what beauty lies in your path.

Another thing that makes me feel better when spring comes is to renounce the heavy clothes I wear in winter and dress in something more light, even if it is still cold the sun will warm you.

Tired of winter diet of potatoes and pickles? Fill the fridge with the vegetables that just matured in the greenhouses. They are tasty and full of vitamins. Eat less meat or at least less fat, that will make you feel better.
Don't forget to use your camera when you cook. Some nice pictures with potential may be produced, not just a good meal.


And celebrate, here in Romania we had Martisor on March 1st, it's the hailer of spring when a snowdrop and a martisor is given.

And on March 8th is Woman's day, international, and it's a well know fact that women love flowers.

So, become positive, think now, think spring, think photography, think life.

And now, I am going back to review but look forward to see what you guys do when spring comes.
Than I will think about a tutorial on how to shoot the flowers that bloom these days.

Comments (9)

Posted by Mariafeklistova on March 10, 2010
enjoyed reading it too:) Spring so beautiful time :))
Posted by Maigi on March 04, 2010
Birds are singing... It's wonderful! Happy approaching spring everyone!
Posted by Nikitu on March 04, 2010
Well, they say snow is making a comeback in Bucharest in the next few days, hope it's the last of this winter
Posted by Kasienka on March 04, 2010
Good to hear that you had a great time in Rome!
Yesterday it was snowing very heavily here in Warsaw. We will have to wait for spring at least a few more days... SPRING... SPRING... SPRING... Indeed at the moment I can only keep thinking about it.
Posted by Yuritz on March 04, 2010
the winter is over here too,or leaving...so happy Spring to you from Italy!
great blog and thanks for the advices!
Posted by Nightangel666 on March 04, 2010
Winter is still here (snowing at the moment...) but it is great to know that spring will come at last!
Posted by Frantab01 on March 04, 2010
great blog, enjoyed reading it :) welcome spring !!!
Posted by Mani33 on March 03, 2010
Regardless that Winter seems endless this year in Portugal, I would say that not much left I hope! Thanks for the recommendations ;)
Posted by smartview27 on March 03, 2010
Thanks for your MARTISOR and for your beautiful wishes, Ioana. These three concepts, positive, spring and photography are very welcome in our country and in our world too.

Wish you a beautiful Woman's Day.



Comments (9)

This article has been read 1789 times. 3 readers have found this article useful.
Photo credits: Candybox Images, Max Blain, David Iliff, Clifford Farrugia, Kurhan, Lavitreiu, Ioana Grecu, Petarneychev.

About me

Editor/Admin and Social Media Wizard at Dreamstime. I have enjoyed photography ever since my father first introduced me in the world of arts as a child. Although I have not chosen a career as a photographer I happened to come across a job here, at your favorite microstock site, in 2005. That is when things took a 180 degrees turn and photography took its well deserved place in my life. I have seen hundreds if not thousands of photographers grow and mature into their portfolios and that is an experience I would never trade. I would encourage anyone to follow their hearts and read a lot alon... [Read more]

(Nikitu)
Bucharest, RO

Blogs Exclusive user
Archive
2014
November (2)
June (3)
May (4)
April (5)
March (1)
2013
2011
2010
2009
2007

Stock Photography that BLOGS!

Interact, make friends, share tips and techniques, have fun. Dreamstime wants your ideas and thoughts whether you are a photographer, designer or regular user. Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite images and photographers, post tutorials or simply exchange opinions with your with fellow dreamstimers.

Don't forget words and pictures go great together so make sure you choose some Dreamstime favorite pics to brighten your article. For inspiration, check out the hottest or the most useful blogs on the left.

Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite stock images and photographers

Create your blog

My favorite articles

    None

More favorite articles

Related image searches

spring winter celebration photography advice

Celebration related stock images