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Last soldier of WW2 died 70 years ago this day

Robert Capa's important last fallen soldier thoughts

Hungarion version
US soldier killed by a German sniper on the balcony of a house in Leipzig on April 18, 1945. - Photo by Robert Capa

Photo by Robert Capa

We don’t know it for sure if he was really the last soldier to die in the second world war even on the Allied side. It can easily be possible this is not the truth. Robert Capa however photographed his death as last and thus he is remembered to be the last allied soldier to die in the war. What makes this all most important is how Capa thinks about him in his only partially fictional autobiography.

2015 pillow fight at Heroes square in Budapest

joyful and fun fight in the feather cloud

Hungarion version
http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Pillowfight-Budapest-2015/G00004QF6X6xOyuA/C0000al1_lokbjPg

Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

This weekend I photographed the pillowfight under the Millenium monument at Heroes square in Budapest, Hungary. Just like during the years before there were a lot of joyful participants enjoying the fun of the event, hitting each other until their stamina lasted. Then they cleaned up the mess caused by the feather and other stuffing released by the pillows.

Don’t overuse the fisheye lens

one can have too much of a good thing

Hungarion version

Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

Maybe I should’t need to be mentioned, yet it needs as more and more people are unexplainably devoted to use a fisheye lens. This can be sene not only in the images of GoPro and other action cameras (where it almost cannot be avoided) or the use of snap on lenses, but in everyday photo stories line up a growing number of fisheye shots – often without any reason.

Collection of best news photos in 2014

most complete selection ever on the web

Hungarion version

Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

I couldn’t skip publishing this tsunami like list of photo collections from the best photos of the last year. At the end of the year picture editors at every most publications have an urge to make galleries that look back on the events of the year passing by. This year is no different in this regard so I too created my collection of these selections made by others – just like I did in 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, etc…