The Wawel castle complex is the coronation site of Polish monarchs. The walls rise abruptly from Kraków's Stare Miasto (Old Town) and sentinel over the Wisła River to the Southwest. As I was leaving after a quick walk around the site, I noticed this door and shadows that made for a great black and white image. For me, it's not uncommon to photograph dozens of scenes and only just before departing, I find the most interesting perspective. As time allows, I always walk 360 degrees around a subject to get the best image.
I made this image an hour after sunrise during my first hike in Tatra Mountains National Park, southern Poland, less than a couple kilometers from the border with Slovakia. I had no idea the flowers would be in full bloom and be it that I only had one day to hike, this was a lucky happening. The Tatras are known for unpredictably foul weather, marked by strong winds and rain. The crocus flowers, like the cherry blossoms in Washington DC, only last a few days and the day after I left, the weather prevented further access to the mountains for the rest of the week.
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This year, on account of the blooming cherry trees drawing millions to the DC metro area, I told myself I wasn't going to the Mall. But after watching the weather radar, I thought there might be a chance the sun might appear and I "avoided" most of the traffic by bike. It did if only for a few minutes and I took this seconds after setting up the camera, then the light on the trees was gone.