Working within the square

Confining a photo to square proportions is harder than it looks, I’ve found, especially when your normal range of vision takes in close to 180˚. While a wide angle lens won’t come close to that, it does capture an image that goes far beyond an equal-sided frame. But to share images on Instagram, one does what one must!

While I just can’t make myself wield the ‘scissors’ with many of the hundreds of images I shot on a recent stay in the Hong Kong area, a few of them do make for fun snapshots of that fascinating part of the world. And the use of Snapseed for some playful editing just adds to the fun!

Hong Kong on Instagram album on Flickr


Groups of the world; something for everybody

Rail Crossing in Hungary by Petirrojo
Rail Crossing in Hungary, a photo by Petirrojo on Flickr.

Did you know that there was a Flickr group for “Railroad Crossings of the World”? Nope, neither did I until the moderator asked me to share this photo.

I shot it as I was driving through northeastern Hungary, on my way to Slovakia to visit the little town where my grandmother was born.