Photographer's Note

I took this shot of the Bran Castle a year ago tonight. Well, this Saturday and it wasn't quite night yet. Some people will probably hate it... it's busy, the subject is somewhere hidden in the background, the foreground is a mess... but I love it and there's nothing anyone can do about that. The reason I post it is because I hope someone else might enjoy it too.

I love this shot exactly for those reasons some of you may find it unpleasant. I didn't want to shoot a post card kind of photo. I loved the composition this PoV was offering me. The history - way back, then the simple life snapshot of a poor present time family - the one story building with the laundry drying on the clothes lines, and the hope for a better future which is what traditionally Romanians see in Church... past, present and future, all in one shot. I also liked that everything was on the other side of a creek on whose bank I was standing. That made me some sort of an objective observer.
We always have a choice... to see the best in what's right in front of us or keep looking for something better elsewhere. In this case it was easy. I was just taking a picture. I took this shot I liked and I took a post card type of shot of the castle too. In life, quite often it's not as easy... we can't have it both ways. You gotta make your choice and live with it. And so we do on a daily basis.

Hope you'll like this alternative PoV. You can find lots of information about, and better pictures of the castle itself if you just click Bran on top of the page and browse through the pictures. That wasn't my intention here.

I dedicate this post to the wonderful young lady who was standing next to me as I took this shot.

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