Located at the bank of the Danube, this small park in Budapest is extremely popular among the inhabitants of the district - old and young alike.
The Szent István park is a popular place for a reason. It is very well kept although it has definitely seen better days; and provides many opportunities for recreation. The proximity of the Danube ensures that it always has fresh air; it is very conveniently placed so many people living in the district can easily reach it through a short walk or public transport.
It is the best place to go if you wish to take your kids to play after school/kindergarten or before Sunday lunch. The park itself offers several opportunities for fun; it also has its own playground and basketball court.
Being a beautiful park with a good view and nice atmosphere, it is equally popular among the adults too. It is a good place to read or have lunch outside. Elder people like to have their daily walk here. Next to the park is a place for playing with your dogs, a very useful asset if you keep a dog in the center districts of the town.
It is really good to see that the local government also recognizes the importance of this small green patch inside the districts. Every year considerable effort is put into keeping its good condition and new improvements are also implemented from time to time. So it seems, Szent Istvén Park is going to be a good place to rest for a long time.
Need a break from a hot day walking around the city in Budapest? Why don't you visit the Széchenyi baths situated at the City Park and enjoy the warm thermal waters in beautiful surroundings? If you are up for it, you can play a game of chess, too, while enjoying yourself at one of the outdoor pools.
The Photokina in Cologne, Germany is the most substantial photography trade show in the world. This year, over 160,000 visitors showed up at the event. Among them was myself and a group of other lomographers.
On the last Saturday of July, the old district of Borgo Vico hosted an art and music festival. There was also a graffiti contest, and the winner will exhibit his work at the Como Business Center for Expo 2015. I used my Zorki 4 loaded with an Ilford FP4+ film to document the event. I focused on the young artists who, amid the swirl of activity, had to concentrate on their large-scale pieces.
Hundreds of thousands of photographs have been shared in the community for the past twelve months and we cannot help but commend those that really stood out and captured everyone's attention. Let's take a look back at this great year through this selection of landscapes and portraits that make up the most popular photos of 2014.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Aside from the Magazine, going through the User Blogs is another way to keep tabs on the latest happening in the community. Throughout the year, it was filled with articles on new discoveries, thought-provoking opinions, and exciting exhibits that surely entertained, challenged, and inspired everyone. Let's take a look back at the fruitful year through the most popular user blogs of 2014.
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Last Sunday, the local rugby team Rugby Como played the first match of the 2014-1025 season. Rugby is my favorite sport to photograph, and for some years I've been documenting almost every home match of this young team. This time I used a 1959 Zorki 5 camera with a vintage 1958 Industar-50 lens loaded with a timeless film, the Ilford HP5+ developed in a century-old developer, the mythical Rodinal. Take a look after the jump!
We are a community of talented and passionate photographers. There's no doubt about that but there are those who raised the bar high this year and continuously put everyone in awe with their amazing photographs and artistic experiments. We proudly present the most popular LomoHomes of 2014.