Busy days, busy week. At least it’s over now and a new weekend is ahead of us! And of course it’s a new month, a month of spring.
In this post there will be 3 photos I uploaded the last days in my Flickr and 500px accounts. 3 photos from Vilnius. 2 summertime photos and a winter shot. A good combination for the new month we just stepped into.
Vilnius in summer was buzzing with cheerful people, and tons of beer of course! The tones of the summer sky were really warm during the sunset and the cloudy spots on the sky gave some nice sunset photos, that i still haven’t converted from RAW into JPGs (I am really slow in Lightroom the last months…). In the photo above I increased the clarity of the sky while the contrast was reduced to -100. The highlights were reduced a bit while the shadows got a +60. Then the vibrance jumped in +80 and the saturation in +30 while a brush was added to brighten up the left part, since the group of those ladies was really dark.
The “It’s so bubbly I’m gonna die” photo was shot in Uzupis. A part of Vilnius which is divided by the rest of the old city by the river Vilnelė (Vilnia). Uzupis became popular among artists, who chose to move there, and since the name actually means “on the other side of the river”, its creative residents decided to declare it an independent…republic. It’s obvious that Uzupis is not an ordinary place, it even has a Constitution consisted of 41 articles and starting with the fact that
Everyone has the right to live by the River Vilnelė, and the River Vilnelė has the right to flow by everyone.
Some of the articles state obvious facts, yet i don’t think they had ever been legitimized before or anywhere else. Like in the following articles
Article 3 Everyone has the right to die, but this is not an obligation
Article 12 A dog has the right to be a dog
Article 13 A cat is not obliged to love its owner, but must help in time of need
Under these conditions it wasn’t that hard to find ourselves making soap bubbles in the middle of the street! The title was inspired by the wonderful Agnes from “Despicable me“.
Vilnius impressed me with the tags on the walls. The tag in “Go there” is near the Cathedral square. I haven’t managed to understand the purpose of the chair, even though it invites us to sit down, but it’s a nice touch under the sign “Eik Ten”.
Enough with Vilnius for now! I think i can hear some London Calling!