I’d always wanted to see Poland, as my family has history in the region. While I couldn’t stay long, I was able to get in a long weekend to Warsaw and Krakow, and begin a couple of projects, which may or may not ever be added to. With grey skies and some rain, there was never such a thing as dramatic light, but it just added to the photographic challenge. I feel as though I came away with several good images, which I always feel good about over a short period of time. I hope you enjoy them.
The Driver, Warsaw
Morning Commute, Warsaw
Soccer practice, Park Lazienkowski, Warsaw
A peacock wanders into the scene as a young man photographs his girlfriend, Park Lazienkowski, Warsaw
Last leaves of autumn, Park Lazienkowski, Warsaw
Young women stroll amidst the autumn leaves, Park Bednarskiego, Krakow
Met Marta in Warsaw, and she agreed to be photographed. It turned out that she worked at an American national park last summer.
Train in the Rain
The last of autumn, from a train window, Warsaw to Krakow
Houses and garden plots, from the train window, Warsaw to Krakow
A woman adjusts her scarf and another waits with her for a bus, Krakow
Window Shopping, Warsaw
Curbside Lunch, Krakow
Lover’s Locks. Couples adorn locks and attach them to a bridge over the Vistula River, Krakow. They then throw the key into the river. There were a few spaces where locked has been torn away, perhaps by a scorned lover?
Birds rest high among the branches, as the last leaves of autumn cling to life. Soon the trees will be but winter’s bones.
A man sits quietly before the eucharist during a time of perpetual adoration inside a Catholic church in Krakow.
A girl reads from a prayer book during a Greek Orthodox service in Warsaw
Night time, Warsaw
A woman smokes a cigarette outside of a restaurant, Krakow
The photographer on a Polish Train (self-portrait, imagining Jason Bourne)