Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Not much to say, besides I like the bubbles. And that a running water has it's timeless magic :)

This photo was taken behind the Moss Glen Falls.

Nikon D7100, 330mm, 1/400s @ f/5.6, iso 100

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Jongkind too kind

Ah, Paris! What a great city!

Granted, I did not have much time to go around and shoot, I just chose one particular evening and a place just 5 minutes away from where we stayed. Also, I was inspired by Jongkind painting (the first of the photos is as close as I could reproduced the sight with the 35mm lens), which I saw the very same day in Musée d'Orsay.

Too bad that they have built few new buildings since his time (1864), so I moved closer trying to get a better view on the cathedral. I like the picture taken from under the bridge, but the best, I think is the last one, taken from Pont Saint-Michel. I only wish I had more time that night to wait for all these people to leave...

I added the last picture also in color. I think the photos look the best in black and white, but the color version has certain appeal too.

Nikon D7100, 35mm, 1/3s @ f/9, iso 800
Nikon D7100, 35mm, 1.6s @ f/22, iso 800
Nikon D7100, 35mm, 1.6s @ f/22, iso 800
Nikon D7100, 35mm, 15s @ f/22, iso 100
Nikon D7100, 35mm, 15s @ f/22, iso 100 (same as the picture above)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Another day's over

I know, another cheesy sunset, just like in the previous post. But there is something in this photo that makes me want to publish it as soon as possible.

It is no sunset, really. Just the blue hour after, with the silhouette of a sculpture that looks like a cactus and another - of a backpacker strolling down the beach. I wish I could see this kind of view from my window more often than once a year...

Nikon D7100, 105mm, 1/80s @ f/4.5, iso 400

Friday, March 4, 2016

Eye in the sky

This picture was taken at the rock pool near Los Gigantes on Tenerife. The pattern of clouds makes it as if there was a big eye in the sky. Lovely view and also great place to visit during travels!

Oh, and the land you see on the horizon is La Gomera, the other of the seven Canary Islands.

iPhone 5s, auto

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Turkish tea

Turkey is one of these countries where one is not limited to coffee to get a nice boost of energy. Even though I am fan of Turkish coffee, traditionally served Turkish tea matches the caffeine effect. Or maybe I just like sitting outside in February and enjoying a nice cup while watching people rush by?

I tried my best to get blurry background effect with the iPhone, but, alas, no camera app seems to have direct control over aperture. Oh well, doesn't matter, the tea was great!

iPhone 5s, macro mode

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Not so blue mosque

I finally did the trip to the old town. Surprisingly, it was not as crowded as Pera. Or maybe there were as many people, but the streets were less narrow?

Anyway, it was a white sky day - hence the black-and-white processing.

Nikon D7100, 105mm, 1/50s @ f/5.6, iso 100

Monday, February 29, 2016

Fluffy monster

Normally, not an animal photographer, but cats (and dogs) here in Istanbul are so cute!

Nikon D7100, 292mm, 1/320s @ f/5.3, iso 1100