Monday, 2 September 2013

Sunday, 1 September 2013

124/365 - Back home!

124/365 - Back home! by Mihai Boangher
124/365 - Back home!, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

The only thing that makes a place home for me is my wife. So I am back home!

See you tomorrow!

123/365 - Shot after shot

A weekend full of work but with exciting stuff and great company, I was not able to upload my daily photo but here it is!

See you tomorrow!

Friday, 30 August 2013

122/365 - circle

122/365 - circle  by Mihai Boangher
122/365 - circle , a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

We arrived in Brasov and we are ready to work, hopefully the weather will agree.

See you tomorrow

Thursday, 29 August 2013

121/365 - packing ...

121/365 - packing ... by Mihai Boangher
121/365 - packing ..., a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

It's past 1 in the night and I have just started packing again for the 3'rd weekend in a row...

Got to go ...

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

119/365 - Keep your focus

Today was the first day at the office after the trip to the seaside and what I realized it was way to short. I am also editing a photoshoot - a very good one I may add - and I need to finish until Friday as I am leaving again from Bucharest!
The bottom line is that I need to focus in order to get everything done in a short time!

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

118/365 - History

118/365 - History by Mihai Boangher
118/365 - History, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

There are those buildings that scream history when you see them - Casino from Constanta is definitely one of them. Although it is a ruin now if you look closely you can just see "the movie" . It was build in the early 1900 and it's located just near the sea. You can just imagine men dressed in tuxedos smoking on this balcony with good music inside and beautiful women.
A piece of history that is left in the past and could be an important landmark for Romania.

See you tomorrow!

Monday, 26 August 2013

118/365 - Fresh start

118/365 - Fresh start by Mihai Boangher
118/365 - Fresh start, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

We managed to watch the sunrise today, to my surprise the beach was not empty families with kids were already playing and people jogging... After that we had a nice breakfeast and a long time on the beach, good time for reading and enjoing the sound of the sea! In the evening we had a great dinner and now we are low on energy so it's the end of today!
I do feel like this vacation was too short, we needed a few days more but that's life :) so tomorrow we will say goodbye to the sea and get back home.

See you tomorrow!

Sunday, 25 August 2013

117/365 - Relax

117/365 - Relax by Mihai Boangher
117/365 - Relax, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

Today after quite a while I used also my point and shoot and I still love my sony for what it is! I don't expect the quality that Fuji delivers but it does a great job for snapshots and I don't need to take so much care of it as it is not as expensive :)).

I packed light and I am using my ipad2 for editing with snapseed.

I have also shoot some action shots that will be uploaded once I get home - for the people that say Fuji is not good at sports!

See you tomorrow!

Saturday, 24 August 2013

116/365 - leaking light

We arived at noon to the seaside, for me the weather is perfect, for my wife I think it is colder than expected! So, for tomorrow I have in my to do list nothing :) this is very welcomed after a long marathon through different tasks and things to do!
I will have time to put everyhing in order in my head to relax and enjoy the short break!
See you tomorrow!

Friday, 23 August 2013

115/365 - 2 again

115/365 - 2 again by Mihai Boangher
115/365 - 2 again, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

Hard day but rewarding ..... I will leave tomorrow morning and neither I or my wife haven't pack or got ready - I left home at 8 AM and arrived at 10:30 PM and I am barely keeping my eyes opened.

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, 22 August 2013

114/365 - 2

114/365 - 2 by Mihai Boangher
114/365 - 2, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

On Saturday we will go to the seaside, this will be the first time this year and I am very happy that we managed to book a room now when all are usually fully booked. I will take only my ipad with me for processing. I still need to pack and to get a haircut... and tomorrow....will be a busy day!
I will tell you more about tomorrow on the next post!

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Monday, 19 August 2013

111/365 - Day 111

111/365 - Day 111 by Mihai Boangher
111/365 - Day 111, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

Day 111 of the project - just like r2d2 all day was about work at the office and at home but at least I see progress - at the office we are at the peak with 3 important projects and everybody is under pressure to deliver good results, at home I am trying to give my best and act like I haven't been to work for the past 9-10 hours and be fresh and ready for action...
A friend of mine from work is back in Romania from UK (he is living there at the moment) and hopefully the project will meet his face as he lives a very interesting life!

See you tomorrow!

Saturday, 17 August 2013

109/365 - Blooming

109/365 - Blooming by Mihai Boangher
109/365 - Blooming, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

I have spoked with a good friend of mine today that is attending an elite school outside of Romania. He left his very nice life here to challange himself to do this and I admire him for it - I do belive that only through though things you can really change your approach and way of thinking. I am through a simillar process now as my schedule is crazy and I am daily pushing myself and I strongly belive that someday it will be better and more relaxing.

See you tomorrow!

Friday, 16 August 2013

108/365 - Graffiti

108/365 - Graffiti by Mihai Boangher
108/365 - Graffiti, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

Today I had one hour of strolling with my camera through the center of the town - usually I hate "graffiti" because most of it is the name of a crew or just some random stuff BUT I love it when it is done good and nice and improves a wall that otherwise would have been white and boring.

This particular one is where some guys have a bike store. I will not tell you more because I want to go there again and shoot some more even the bikes (these are not your typical bikes)

We will leave in a few hours and I am now packing so ...

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, 15 August 2013

107/365 - In a green stage

I have spent today with my wife. It was great we have done a lot of things. We celebrated her name day and it was also my grandparents wedding anniversary - 59 years together and still rocking! Tomorrow we will leave Bucharest and go to my wife's home town to attend a wedding on Saturday. As always I haven't packed anything yet but still have time :)

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

106/365 - Lone ranger

106/365 - Lone ranger by Mihai Boangher
106/365 - Lone ranger, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

Tomorrow I will not go to work that will imply working more for my other projects :). I have a lot of things on my mind lately and I really need to clear my head so I am really eager to go away from the city in the weekend!

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

105/365 - Dodging bullets - Matrix style

The photo represents most of my day - I dodged a lot of bullets :)) - I have finished one job this evening one to go and another one pending! I love the fact that I have work but I need to focus as in the weeekend we will leave to a wedding and I will not work for 2 days, that means I should finish everything before I leave!

See you tomorrow!

Monday, 12 August 2013

104/365 - In the spotlight

I wanted to know when I will hit 15000 views on Flickr but the stats service crashed 2 weeks ago and I hoped that they would fix it but it seems they don't. I have 30 views in one day and only one photo posted has 145 .... so the difference is huge and I can't tell if I passed or not the 15000 milestone... I guess this was the only option for what I was paying the pro account - I will not renew the service and I will stick to the normal user.

See you tomorrow!

Sunday, 11 August 2013

103/365 - Popcorn please!

Today I went with my wife to eat and after that to take a fresh breath of air in the park where at the hour that we arrived was installed a free outdoor cinema. I love the idea but I believe that it was too much light going on.

See you tomorrow!

Saturday, 10 August 2013

102/365 - Fujifilm

102/365 - Fujifilm by Mihai Boangher
102/365 - Fujifilm, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

I have read a lot lately on what should Fuji put on the new versions of X systems. From my point there are 2 things that need improving focusing & lenses - I hope that they will do this in the next year. A lot of people asked me how is my view now on the X-E1 after a few months of use and getting used to. Well to be honest is.....a great camera! It is a sexy camera with personality something that a dslr lacks.
See you tomorrow!

Friday, 9 August 2013

101/365 - Contre-jour portrait

This evening is an off day from everything, therefore I will not post more than this!

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, 8 August 2013

100/365 - Say cheese!

100/365 - Say cheese! by Mihai Boangher
100/365 - Say cheese!, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

The greatest thing of this project is not the photography part is the fact that you really know how many days have past since you started - usually days pass by us and we don't really pay enough attention, we don't take a moment to reflect on what we have done and what we want to do in the future.
So this is day 100 for me since I started the project - and today I have allocated some time to reflect and I will give you the summary of my last 100 days as a lot of stuff happen (when you say from May it doesn't sound much - when you say 100 days it changes the perspective):

The good:
1.I have met 2 great guys that opened a world for me that I thought it was miles away
2. Stepped up my editing skills
3. Learned a lot in general

The bad:
1. Spent considerable less time with my better half
2. I have worked very long hours at the office
3. My average sleep since June is 5-6h per night, I need rest and a vacation

Goals for the next 100 days:
1. To have more quality time with my lovely wife
2. To step up my game from an editing perspective and improve my workflow
3. To book a holiday and get some rest

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

99/365 - Wild Wild West

I guess we all live in the wild wild west in different areas of our lives, myself included where we need to do what we need to do in order to make things happen.

I was listening to very nice interview while I was doing my editing and they where talking about balanced life and for the first time I heard somebody that was on the same page with me - people that live a balanced life and check all the boxes don't change the world and balanced life is a thing invented by corporations - the aim is to have a fulfilled life - of course for some this overlaps with balanced life, or they are just inducing this to themselves?

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

98/365 - Ride with me into the sunset

Summary of today - rise and shine at 6:45 AM - went to office until 7:30 PM / arrived at home at 8:10 / at 10:00 PM started to work on my other job until 11:45 when I stopped to take the daily photo but now I will start again! so around 15 hours of work today - that's a lot and I am still behind with everything... I need to do something because I am getting to tired...

See you tomorrow!

Monday, 5 August 2013

Sunday, 4 August 2013

96/365 - It's a game of shadows!

I was late today with my photo, but at least I have spend some quality time with my wife!
I am going to sleep as tomorrow will be another busy day!

See you tomorrow!

Saturday, 3 August 2013

95/365 - Dude, they are hibernating!

Busy day again - need sleep - I am behind with my work and tomorrow I need to give 200% to recover what I was not able to do in the past evenings.
See you tomorrow!

Friday, 2 August 2013

94/365 - I am telling you - Humans exist!

Busy day today! Solved a lot of stuff but there are still things that were postponed. I have my work from home that I am squeezing into my daily mess....
See you tomorrow!

Thursday, 1 August 2013

93/365 - Just...Paris

93/365 - Just...Paris by Mihai Boangher
93/365 - Just...Paris, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

Our plans for holiday this year included Paris or London and local seaside or Greece - well we didn't had to opportunity to do neither - maybe in October we will travel outside Romania until then we need to go to the seaside.
I will have a day off from my office work tomorrow - that means I will sleep in - but I had a lot of stuff to do during the day - hopefully it will not be crazy hot outside as I will walk some miles.
See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

92/365 - Love on mars

92/365 - Love on mars by Mihai Boangher
92/365 - Love on mars, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

Another month has passed... I have the feeling that I am in a constant fight with time.
Today I needed some rest when I arrived home from work and I slept like a baby for 2 hours. I am now starting my second job preparing things for tomorrow.

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

91/365 - The library

91/365 - The library by Mihai Boangher
91/365 - The library, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

Great night with great people at a great place... The Library - in Herastrau park -

See you tomorrow!

Monday, 29 July 2013

90/365 - Team work

90/365 - Team work by Mihai Boangher
90/365 - Team work, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

It's very hot in Bucharest! I have a new project to work on until Sunday! So I will spend some time on working on this event this week - hopefully office work will be lighter than last week when I felt like I was out of energy after the first 2 days :))

See you tomorrow!

Sunday, 28 July 2013

89/365 - Warm light

89/365 - Warm light by Mihai Boangher
89/365 - Warm light, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

After a full day of work yesterday today I slept until 12:00 and I spent the whole day with my wife. We watched a movie during the day as it was to hot outside and we went to very nice restaurant around 21:00. It was still warm outside and we went for a long walk in the park until 24:00.

I normally didn't take my Fuji with me in this kind of situations as it was very annoying the fact that it refused to focus. Now with the new firmware is a new camera! Yes the picture has a little bit of grain which I love :).

Saturday, 27 July 2013

88/365 - I do! R2D2 do you..

I have updated the camera & the lens with the new firmware that fixed a lot of the issues that I was finding on a daily use. The main one is the focus accuracy and speed which went from horse to car - there is still a huge difference between car and sports car (DSLR) but for what I use my camera not commercial is very good now. Also the accuracy has been greatly improved and now it locks on in areas where normally it didn't. Apart from this they added a second function to the f button - where normally I had ISO now I will have focus points in order to avoid sticking my finger in my nose when trying to switch from one focus point to another. To be noted that also focus peeking has been added - I don't use it as I don't use manual focus that often but having sony's experience on focus peeking it can be improved. There are also improvements on the video side of things but to be honest since I have bought the camera I have never used this function so I can't talk about this

I will take the camera and put it to some tests in the real world at night - which I tried before and it was not usable - focus was barely locking if not locking at all. I know that contrast detection is weaker than phase detection and that it requires skill and knowledge in order to use it in your advantage and in night time there is a problem with contrast difference as everything contains black BUT my sony nex that I have previously owned could lock focus so it can be done therefore I expect that the following series of X-camera to use phase detection and step up their game in a league that nobody is in right now.

Hats down for Fuji and their dedication to improve things and the support that they are putting on the table for the normal consumers. I have not seen this approach for ages from electronic companies and I thing this is what will separate them from others apart from the high-end product. It is quite interesting how we became used to poor services in general and when you receive proper support you feel respected and taken care off.

See you tomorrow!

Friday, 26 July 2013

87/365 - Pirates

87/365 - Pirates by Mihai Boangher
87/365 - Pirates, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

Yep - pirates who steal gold coins - who would imagine that :))

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, 25 July 2013

86/365 - Fighting my dark side

I am fighting my dark side on a daily basis, I am sleeping only a few hours per day but I am working an average of 12-13 hours on a crazy schedule - all projects are at their peak in this period and everything is chaotic - everybody around me is tired and cranky and I am fighting my dark side in order to keep calm and push further - hopefully in 1 month and a half things will calm down!

I found myself enjoying very much to use the Lego figurines for this project so I will continue with this... as I can express through static figurines my state of mind - which is awesome!

The main issue that I have is that 18-55 is not a macro therefore huge crops are required such as this where I think I am at 100 % crop but the quality that I receive from this little beast is amazing so I don't mind a little grain or noise!

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

85/365 - Neighborhood

85/365 - Neighborhood by Mihai Boangher
85/365 - Neighborhood, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

Yesterday I have received some lego figurines from a good friend that will go to abroad for 2 years so more will come with this theme. I wish him the best and hopefully I will see him there not back here :)

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

84/365 - Best served cold!

Hot day with hot subjects discussed! Good conclusions and stepping up the game!

See you tomorrow!

Monday, 22 July 2013

Sunday, 21 July 2013

82/365 - Fujifilm

82/365 - Fujifilm by Mihai Boangher
82/365 - Fujifilm, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

There are 3 things that always are with me my phone, wedding ring and my fuji!

See you tomorrow!

Saturday, 20 July 2013

81/365 - Saturday

81/365 - Saturday by Mihai Boangher
81/365 - Saturday, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

Today was a work day for me, I edited most of the day and I intend to do so until I will get sleepy. I am working on a great wedding and I am really enjoying it!
See you tomorrow!

Friday, 19 July 2013

80/365 - just...light

80/365 - just...light by Mihai Boangher
80/365 - just...light, a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

No story for today.... I am going straight to bed :)! Good night!
See you tomorrow!

Thursday, 18 July 2013

79/365 - Ace... we all have one

Well I guess we all have an ace up our sleeve, we just need to find it and use it at the right time... I am ...
See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

78/365 - Rise...

78/365 - Rise... by Mihai Boangher
78/365 - Rise..., a photo by Mihai Boangher on Flickr.

Today in my way back home from work I realized that I have an average of 12 hours a day for this week at the office and 3 at home so 15 hours a day of work..... I am tired and I can barely think ... my only rescue is my wife - she always knows how to bring my energy high and put me on the right track! I feel like a huge elephant that needs to move on ....

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

77/365 - Happy camper :)

Nice evening with a good friend! He also started a 365 project - you can see his work here -

See you tomorrow!

Monday, 15 July 2013

76/365 - Self portrait :)

Worked for almost 12 hours today .... tired and powerless... I am going to sleep but not until I shot a self portrait of the camera ...of course with bunny ears :))

See you tomorrow!