All posts for the month January, 2016


World Trade One building in New York

New York as it is viewed from the observation deck at the 104 floor of the World Trade One building. A magnificent view that you can enjoy by installing Microsoft’s Research HDView software for your browser. It will allow you to zoom in and pan in all directions.

I created this panorama by stitching together 39 high resolution images taken with my Fujifilm X-E2. Make sure you view it on full screen for an immersive experience (click on the icon on top right corner of the frame).

Have fun – and please leave a comment.



New York Gigapanorama – HDViewer:

Note: BEST VIEWED WITH FIREFOX. Google’s Chrome ver.47(current) has issues installing the HD Viewer from MS.

Copyright 2015 Mugur Geana

New York is like a living organism. Its streets are the veins and arteries through which biped cells move, collide and interact. There is an endless stream of photo opportunities for the street artist as well as for the occasional photographer who is only experimenting with this art form. The photos below are some of the results of my own experiments on these ever changing streets of New York. Enjoy!

Caught in the maelstrom of technology, we often forget that photography is not only about the latest camera or the sharpest lens or image, but also about the inspiration of the artist and the unique use of these tools of the trade to create an image that is memorable.

It was a rather abrupt but welcomed reminder today, as I picked up a copy of the French Photo magazine at a local bookstore. No articles about photographic equipment, technique or rules of composition. Pages after pages of photographic ART, showcasing some of today’s most respected photographers as well as interviews with artists and curators of photo collections. Advertising was kept to a minimum – none of it breaking the main content of the magazine (quite unusual for those of us accustomed with US and British magazines). If you read French and value photography as an art, this is a magazine I highly recommend. PHOTO magazine website


December issue of the French PHOTO magazine. On the cover: Lou Doillon, photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.