Transylvanian Tales: Kings and Queens

In Transylvania, a lot of people grow their own pultry: chicken, geese, ducks, turkeys. Here’s a fine example of a rooster and its ‘first’ hen.

King of the Henyard (lomo effect)

King of the Henyard

The Hen (lomo effect)

Queen of the Henyard


Transylvanian Tales: A Szekler Household

Complete with fruit trees in the frontyard and wooden draw well.

PORTA (lomo effect with vignette)

In Énlaka/Énlakán

Transylvanian Tales: House with a Porchway

Transylvania (lomo effect)

Typical Szekler House in Énlaka/Tipikus székely ház Énlakán

Note the blue colour and the traditional (commonly brown wood) porchway.

Transylvanian Tales: Main

I’m debuting now a series of photos (one per week mostly) on which I’ve been working on for the past few weeks. These photos will not be accompanied by much text, hopefully you’ll find that they speak for themselves. Transylvanian Tales will be a new category/submenu I’ll be posting in and -will, as the title suggests, contain images portraying my beloved Transylvania/Szeklerland in particular. At a recent visit home, I’ve had a luck to accompany my father up in the mountains to some solitary, almost forgotten villages, where, it may seem to a well-travelled eye, time stood by, where life flows slowly in its undisturbed, natural way, without any wordly disturbances, where basics are still much appreciated, and simpleness is sufficient to lead a calm, precious life. A lot of these villages are quite deserted also, its inhabitants being mostly elderly people, but surprisingly, there are some which show the handiwork of  fresh, young life too, nurturing a hope for the future…. Quite a lot of the houses, gardens, agricultural buildings, and infields, appear to be desolate, delapidated, but even so they show so much character, have so much soul, that one cannot but feel proud of what there’d been once and hope that there will be….

To convey all of what I’ve written about above, I used Lomo Effect (Photoshop Elements 11) with the following images, some of them with, some of them without vignette. I found this way of editing most appropriate for the ‘time stood by’ feeling. As if out of a movie…. Hope you’ll like the results.

The Flag (lomo effect)

The Szekler Flag/A székely zászló