Saturday, 16 May 2009
Top 2: The search is over - I've found the car to use for our wedding day. Problems - 1) it's in Mestia & 2) it's a fixer-upper... Oh, & 3) I need to run it by the lady
Friday, 15 May 2009
Well, Nodar's aunt didn't win the Best Portrait category, but at least she was nominated for it. See all entries for Kolga 2009 at www.kolga.ge by going to 2008-9 pages
Squeezed out a final 3 images from Ushguli.
Top: 2 local guys roasting teenage pigs in a clay oven for a 40-day after-death memorial feast
Middle: a frog which obviously survived the cold winter in a warm place underground or somewhere, emerging on the last day of April
Thursday, 14 May 2009
I know, blog posting a bit erratic lately. But hey, I've got 9 days to go before my wedding, so I think that's a reasonable excuse, what with all the organising going on.
Middle: the 100 kolga.ge photos on 3 floors at Karvasla Museum for a few days - tonight's the night of decision at their 3rd location, TBC Banks main branch, which 5 will win 1000 lari each?
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Monday, 11 May 2009
A photo of mine which has just been chosen for kolga.ge 's anuual best 100 photos of the year, 2009. This is Nodar's aunt Lyuba in Etseri a few years ago - she passed away January 2008. I submitted the photo in colour, but here's a quick b/w version for comparison - more than 1/2 of the winners were in b/w. Final best 5 winners, with cash prizes, to be announced in Tbilisi on the evening of May 14 - hoping! There was an initial evening's show of the 100 on Mtatsminda (Holy Mountain) overlooking the city - each photo printed about 1 m wide, with its own tripod and umbrella (fortunately the rain never came), orchestra on a stage, hobnobbing with all sorts, &c &c. Time my photos started getting some money in, I think - I have enough of them from over the decades.