More Than Just A Pin

The Other Side of the Gate

I decided to do what I always say I’ll do. Instead of just finding a photograph I love and pinning it on one of my Pinterest boards to admire, I’ve done a tiny bit of research about one of my pins (above photo).

These are the things I learned:

  • I pinned the photo from a photoblogger site and it was attributed to a man called tom anthony (who is a photographer but not the actual photographer of this photo.) The real photographer’s name is Tomasz Bobrzynski. Needed to change the name on my pinboard to attribute it correctly.
  • It was -5 degrees C but felt like -15 when T.B. took this photograph. He thought his fingers would freeze before he got the picture.
  • The building behind the gate is a Camaldolese Priory in Krakow, Poland.
  • The photo was taken on December 26, 2007.
  • The photographer is self-taught and all of his photographs are post-processed (which means he retouches and adjusts the images digitally).
  • I am not the least bit a purist about photography if this is what you get through post processing.
  • I can’t get enough of this man’s portfolio.

Here’s a very different photo by T.B., which I’ve already pinned on my Pinterest board titled “Art”.


What do you think? Have I convinced you to try Pinterest yet? Have I atleast convinced you to check out this man’s work?


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14 thoughts on “More Than Just A Pin

  1. I am actually on Pinterest, but don’t really know what I’m doing! : )

    His photographs are amazing! Thx for sharing!

    1. I think you learn by doing. I just love beautiful things and want to keep them in my life, but most of them are not things you can buy or take and bring home with you. Pinterest is one way for me to collect images that inspire me without taking them away from where they belong. Does that make sense?

    1. I agree. And there are so many others too. There’s a woman on Twitter @gpenman who posts unbelievable photographs regularly. I think she’s worth following.

  2. I love great photography and this man is obviously a master at his craft! Thanks for the link to his work. What little I’ve seen of Pinterest fascinates me and I plan to give it a try after WANA112 ends. Just too much on my plate right now. Thanks for a beautiful post to start the day!

    1. There is too much on all of our plates right now, but it’s exciting to have things to look forward to. I’m glad the photos gave your day a boost.

  3. The photos are gorgeous! I haven’t looked into Pinterest yet, but I am more and more intrigued after seeing these photos!

  4. I love Pinterest but I have to take it in small doses. I get so stimulated I get all kinds of art and decorating ideas, it takes me in too many directions. LOVE that top picture-so atmospheric it could be a story starter. Thanks for your interesting post.

  5. Like many others it’s on my “to be looked at” list. But I’m thinking it would be a fabulous source for inspiration – both your shared photos had my mind turning over. Thank you

So what do you think?