Venue: A friend’s top floor apartment, central Sofia
Camera & Lens: Nikon D750, Nikkor 50 mm f/1.4 – here at aperture f/7.1 and shutter speed 1/200s, ISO 100
Music: Tangra – Fortune / Тангра – Богатство (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRe_NNFOAas)
This weekend I will slightly bend the “single photo” idea of the category, by presenting you with two different photos of a “single thing”, only changing the focus from the dusty glass of the window to the roofs beyond. I myself have a problem choosing which one I like more and which one tells which story, so I thought it’s fair to let you decide. The photos are taken in the centre of Sofia, in an old building from the beginning of the 20th century, in the top floor apartment of a friend who needed someone to water his plants while having fun at the beach. So I took the opportunity to make some photos through the window, as the place (and the window itself) really looks like it’s been preserved exactly the same in the last hundred years, and what is even more amazing, the view to the nearby houses also looks like it hasn’t changed much. The only noticeable “modern” thing that came into live in 1953 are the four big floodlights of the national stadium “Vasil Levski” that you can probably see better on the lower photo. The people that know where the stadium is will realize you’re looking at the very centre of Sofia, which has gone through huge changes in the last century and that’s why I was quite amazed to realize this particular angle of view to the city has been preserved through time. So for me both photos bring a sense of timelessness and longing for some older times, just like the song I chose to go along with them.
So now I leave it to you, please let me know with your comments which one you like more?