alina_gerika 8:05pm, 1 January 2007
finally decided to try)

by the way, it's me



but I don't look like this in usual life. Just a fortunate photo)
Samrag 12 years ago
Welcome and happy new year!

Sam (2007 in Iceland)

ps. really nice selfportrait
alina_gerika 12 years ago
01.01.2007) happy New Year!

the view from my window ) every evening it gives me kind of holiday feelling

01.01.07
_____jstray 12 years ago
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

that first photo is gorgeous!
alina_gerika 12 years ago
02.01.2007

my parents having fun)
2_1_07
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Romain S. Donadio 12 years ago
It's cool to have fun parents.
sunshinecity 12 years ago
wow, they are so young, they look very loving!
alina_gerika 12 years ago
03.01.2007

walked with my school friends, Lena and Natasha, today) we met rather seldom but it's always a great pleasure to chat with them and gossip about everyone we know))

not a great photo, I know, but it's just to remember that we ha fun)

03.01.2007
iciblancheneige 12 years ago
Haha, looks like your fried-in-black is stealing from your friend-with-hat's purse ;-)
Or no, maybe she's sneaking a chocolatebar into it, as a present to be discovered once you all have gone your own ways again. Yes, that's a far more lovely thought :-D
cherriza Posted 12 years ago. Edited by cherriza (member) 12 years ago
Very nice photos I see I'll have a lot to live up to..


Better than Last....
alina_gerika 12 years ago
iciblancheneige, actually they were imitating Titanic (don't sure I've written it right)
dda1605 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 12 years ago
I remember (a long time ago), I had fun going back from school and not on my way to school....
Anyway your friends are cute and it seems it is very cold in your place

(Didier 2007 )
Glow* 12 years ago
they look so calm and relaxed and happy...nice!:)
alina_gerika 12 years ago
04.01.2007

this shot is illustrating today's photosession with my friend Julia (Narena is her nickname). Not an artistic photo but just a shot for fun)

04.01.2007
oddityinabox PRO 12 years ago
Hey Alina or Gerika (apologies for not knowing your first name), I absolutely adore your portraits. It the area of photography I really want to explore. However, I need to save up the money to get a normal lens then perhaps I can learn to be a better photographer!

Keep up the great work... over halfway through week one!

_ravi | *life through pictures
sarahwoo 12 years ago
I love the photos of your two friends above...you said it wasn't very good...but I don't agree...the one just above of your friend in the bath is well done too but it doesn't touch me in the same way.

Either way, they are both nice glimpses into your daily life :)

Sarah My Photo Diary 2007
alina_gerika 12 years ago
kekett, Alina is my real name, Gerika is a nickname))

Thanks a lot!
Wish you to buy a lens, it really helps. Or just raises your mood for a long period of time. I adore my 50mm 1.4
By the way, I watched you photostream and really liked the photos you take)

Sarah, I meant that I'm not completely satisfied with 03.01.07 shot ;)
Thanks!
allegory in red 12 years ago
amazing photography! i love the colors...i'll be watching!
dda1605 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by dda1605 (member) 12 years ago
great shot.......she seems a bit surprised or wondering.

(Didier 2007 )
alina_gerika 12 years ago
05.01.2007

Today one of my friends brought this girl, Polina (Yomiko), to my flat to take some photos of her))
And my friend played the part of director of this small photosession as I was not in very creative mood ;)
Now I look forward to taking some more photos of Yomiko. She's kind of really nice and pretty person)

05.01.2007
leroyer 12 years ago
You do make great pictures.
I especially love their texture.
Keep up the good work.
:)
[philippe leroyer - the milky bald guru on a day by day basis : too much pleasure for all !]
oddityinabox PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by oddityinabox (member) 12 years ago
Alina, the more I look at your photostream the more I am in absolute awe of your portraits. I'm still pondering as to whether I prefer your pictures with greater colour and contrast or those, like the ones you've posted on here, that are toned down in colour. They really are playing with my emotions but I'll keep you posted on what I prefer!

How are you using your camera? Do you shoot in RAW and do much of your work on the computer or are you a dab hand at twiddling all the knobs and pushing the buttons on the manual setting of your camera? I've just upgraded from the 300D to the 400D at great expense to my student overdraft!

I hope you realise that I'm going to hopefully learn alot from your pictures this year! As to a lens... I was looking at the SIGMA 30mm f1.4 EX DC lens. I'm a big fan of the build of SIGMA lenses and for some reason I prefer them.

ravi
alina_gerika 12 years ago
ravi, now I prefer to shoot in raw, because the lighting conditions are always awful and I ussually need to change smth in raw-convertor and photosop, of cpourse. I use a lot of post-prosessing)))
Samrag 12 years ago
Great photos, and I was even more impressed by looking at your photostream. Thei complimented each other - like several different look at the same person - each one so different from the next.

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
sunshinecity 12 years ago
you take wonderful shots!! They are very bright and sharp and show the simplicity and beauty of things... not everyone can do that!

Keep posting!

~ sunshinecity
alina_gerika 12 years ago
06.01.2007

Spent the weekend in my boyfriend's house without the camera and didn't do my best to take good shots.

my boyfriend and me

6_1_07
alina_gerika Posted 12 years ago. Edited by alina_gerika (member) 12 years ago
07.01.2007

neighbours' cat, Styopa, was imprisoned in my boyfriend's cellar for an hour becuase it was getting on everyone's nerves for few days by screaming and penetrating into the house

7_1_07
BellaGaia PRO 12 years ago
cute picture.... so what happened to the cat and did you get the floor back on?

BellaGaia (Living with BellaGaia)
alina_gerika 12 years ago
we just let it go) my boyfriend took the dog and Stoypa ran away
Francisco.©. 12 years ago
the cat does not seem to be frightened , maybe the dog is good ;)
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or the cat is brave!
alina_gerika 12 years ago
the dog ir really good) but the cat was frightened, believe me) it was sitting there for 15 minutes until my boyfriend's father pretended to close this cellar again
then the cat finally ran away
sunshinecity 12 years ago
i love the pic of you and your boyfriend!!

~ sunshinecity - a picture, a story
Android9 PRO 12 years ago
I like all your pictures but the one of your parents and you and your boyfriend are my definite faves.

My Photo Diary
cautious range [deleted] 12 years ago
The shots are really beautiful!
Makes me want to take better portraits :D
And get a different camera, sigh :)
Maybe this summer :)
Poor kitty and a sweet shot with you BF :)!

NicoleB - Share the weirdness with me
durhamyankee 12 years ago
At least the dog won't really be able to follow it....

DWM's return to the everyday
cherriza 12 years ago
So did the dog end up chasing the cat?

Better than Last...
alina_gerika 12 years ago
cherriza, yes, we let it chase the cat
alina_gerika 12 years ago
08.01.2007

Wanted to show you my most adorable presents for New Year
they are my new lens Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5, red beads (I presented these 2 things to myself) and wings (from my boyfriend)

08.01.2007
alina_gerika 12 years ago
09.01.2007

This is one of the ear-rings I made as a New Year present for my friend
It looks better in real life)

09.01.2007

and by the way, I once made a collar(necklace?) for her, you can see it here
www.flickr.com/photos/alina_gerika/296312373/
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Ladybadtiming PRO 12 years ago
satrina* 12 years ago
Congrats on your presents and the earring looks really pretty in the pic.

Satrina: av meg
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It seems u prefer that Narena wears the wings... but that's fine ;-)
alina_gerika 12 years ago
not only Narena)
3 girl already tried them on)
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and where are the other photos?? :-D
alina_gerika 12 years ago
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ah yes of course! and actually I had already seen them..I forgot the flashback :-/

btw, nice Xmas tree :-)
leroyer 12 years ago
You do make great stuff.
And the red beads reminded me of my two Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
:)

[philippe leroyer - the milky bald guru on a day by day basis : too much pleasure for all !]
Samrag 12 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

Check on you everyday... too many threads... too little time...May I just say that while scrolling up and down your thread - I always stop by the photo of your parents. Really good photo!!!

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
alina_gerika 12 years ago
thank you)
mbauhs PRO 12 years ago
wow. not an average shot in here. you do some nice work and congrats on the new lense!
cautious range [deleted] 12 years ago
Waiting...... :)
alina_gerika 12 years ago
10.01.2007

was really busy these days preparing to an exam(
so, wish me luck, I'm having it in two hours

this is my workplace. You see, how exactly I prepared: this group is opened on the monitor)))

10.01.2007
alina_gerika 12 years ago
11.01.2007

this is me as I looked during the last hours of preparing: no make-up, wet hair, scared eyes

11.01.2007
Samrag 12 years ago
SamRag came by to you!

Love the last two...
I was trying for my workspace today... gave up, because they came out tooooo dark or tooooo light, or out of focus or... hhhmmm

uuuhh... last hours of preparing...what... huh... did I miss something.

But if that is you natural, you should just never ever put on make up... you look too good :)

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
oddityinabox PRO 12 years ago
What were your exams on and more importantly... How did they go???

_ravi | *life through pictures
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Ladybadtiming PRO 12 years ago
alina_gerika 12 years ago
Sam: yes, no make-up) thanks a lot)

kekett: it was a really difficult exam but I got an excellent mark and really happy because of it)

Ladybadtiming, thank you
alina_gerika 12 years ago
12.01.2007

experimenting with cd-disk))

12.01.2007
alina_gerika 12 years ago
13.01.2007

That day my boyfriend's friend got merried. I tried taking photos but rather dissapointed with the results, cause newly wedded didn't want to pose. And moreower I'm not very good at taking photos of different events, but try hard to learn how to do it)

13.01.2007
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but this one is just great Alina!
it symbolizes perfectly the union and the beauty and purity of it!
sunshinecity 12 years ago
noooo. the wedding photo is beautiful!!!

and so is the experiment with the cd!

great work!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
karinga 12 years ago
Great great shot!!! I want a photographer with your eye at my weddings!

(Inga in Finland All Year Round)
alina_gerika 12 years ago
oh, thank you)
dda1605 12 years ago
great picture. If you call this one "I'm not very good at taking photos of different events", I am dying to see the pictures you took when you are good.......

(Didier 2007 )
francophony 12 years ago
I agree with everyone's comments, this shot is lovely!

Kim
alina_gerika Posted 12 years ago. Edited by alina_gerika (member) 12 years ago
14.01.2007

oh, I'm too lasy to post photos here every day. Sorry.

Nothing interesting these days. I sit at home, play Gothic3 and do nothing else.

Seen this great effect while being at home without electricity.l Took some photos. This is the best variant

14.01.2007
alina_gerika 12 years ago
15.01.2007

decided to show you the shelf with my favourite toys))

15.01.2007
alina_gerika 12 years ago
16.01.2007

my hand ;)

16.01.2007
alina_gerika 12 years ago
17.01.2007

today I visited an old friend of mine. We haven't even talked for 6 years. She's a interesting person now and studies to become an animator

YoannLeGoff 12 years ago
That's always great moment ... How long ? My latest time like that a whole night ... and the breackfast ;o))
alina_gerika 12 years ago
18.01.2007

today pregnant girl Nina visited me to have photoshoot. She wanted some photos to capture her current state)

future mother
alina_gerika 12 years ago
YoannLeGoff, you mean playing computer games? well, two days with break for eating, sleeping? reading books and so on) not all the time, of course
dda1605 11 years ago
Great picture of your pregnant friend. Superb composition and I love the use of B&W

(Didier 2007 )
alina_gerika 11 years ago
Didier, thanks) I was really nervous before this photoshoot cause it was my first attempt to photograph a pregnant woman and I didn't know what to do)
alina_gerika 11 years ago
19.01.2007

today my friend Rita (also known as Azil') went to me to have photoshoot. Her idea was about using sado-masochistic things like leather corset, bangles and collars with thorns and metal chains) and my idea was to photograph her in unbuttoned white shirt. So we tried both concepts, see more in my photostream

Except this photoshoot nothing interesting happend. I'm spending time making a necklace from beads as a present for my friend-groupmate

dda1605 11 years ago
It is a beautiful portrait. Innocent and sexy.
You are very talented.

(Didier 2007 )
sunshinecity 11 years ago
I agree with , you're very talented.. I love the pic of your pregnant friend too... very sweet

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
alina_gerika 11 years ago
thank you))
glucozze 11 years ago
great portraits ! and i love the wedding shot.
leroyer 11 years ago
Yep, just continuing with great pictures.
Keep shooting.
:)

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[philippe leroyer - the milky bald guru on a day by day basis : too much pleasure for all !]
alina_gerika 11 years ago
20.01.2007

Went to the Red Square with my dear friend and favourite model Sandra. Photos are awful, cause I'm still in the process of testing my new lens (Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5) and not really satisfied with the results(

But the walk itself was great, and the weather was nice too)

20.01.2007

By the way, you can see other photos of Sandra, made by me, here www.flickr.com/photos/alina_gerika/tags/sandra/
dda1605 11 years ago
This a place I would like to visit, St Petesbourg - Moscow by boat., ending the trip with a visit of Moscow and the Red Square. It is so full of history, past and recent.......

(Didier 2007 )
eelend PRO 11 years ago
this is a very nice pic
she looks fantastic
alina_gerika 11 years ago
22.01.2007

nothing really interesting happened that day. And a simple photo - one more view from my window

22_01_2007

by the way, I have to miss one day not because I haven't shot anything, but since I left the file on my boyfriend's computer
alina_gerika 11 years ago
23.01.2007

Today Sandra went to me with 2 pretty girl from her school. I took a few simple portraits of them.

...once I was asked, what girls I find REALLY beautiful. So, today I finally met one) her name is Lilya and she's about 15 years old)

dda1605 11 years ago
Yes she is really beautiful

(Didier 2007 )
alina_gerika 11 years ago
24.01.2007

Here I am with the next part of shots)

nothing interesting this day

Photo illustrates my dear teddy bears from "Me to you" series. My boyfriend presented both)

24.01.2007
alina_gerika 11 years ago
25.01.2007
the day was great only because of the snow falling))

this I saw in the mmorning when woke up

25.01.2007
alina_gerika 11 years ago
26.01.2007

The wether was really great today, so I went for a photo-walk with Sandra and 2 her friens) such a nice company and a successful walk

26.01.2007
dda1605 11 years ago
great smiles......The dark hair in this light are beautiful

(Didier 2007 )
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