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Africa always seemed like a traveller’s dream. It took a while, but in the end we made the plans. Troubles preceding the trip aside, we were three, had a plan and had one 4×4 and 8000km ahead. So here we … Continue reading
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I am late with my galleries, in fact the latest ever. I guess life was busy. This trip had originally a single purpose of seeing a solar eclipse. Well I decided I do owe Iceland some visits, namely Laugavegur hike. … Continue reading
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Visiting Norway was on my list for quite a while. This trip was quite short, but intense nonetheless! Three days of hiking and quite some road tripping. We learned the hard way why May is not a hiking season … Continue reading
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My life was getting more and more turbulent once I came back from London. The whirlwind of interviews and job hunting was slowly getting to me. I just needed a little secluded moment in the mountains. Not that far away … Continue reading
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An attempt to climb Wildspitze, which didn’t work out. Taking the goals aside, one of the most gorgeous places I had a chance to see and hike. There’s something almost unearthly about glaciers. They’re beautiful, dangerous, serene… And I’m absolutely … Continue reading
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A short break in Bosnia. Sarajevo, Mostar and of course the gorgeous mountains, including the Maglic peak, tallest mountain of Bosnia. Gorgeous sceneries in a country where you can still find yourself in the middle of mine field. The memory … Continue reading
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It was a really turbulent time in my life. I was finishing my thesis and all my travel/hiking plans were crashing as I needed to have an internet connection. Then, quite spontaneously, I booked a trip to Japan. Only me, … Continue reading
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After a sudden change of plans, I was thinking of a plan B for holidays. I came up with Iceland. First time I visited sub-polar regions. And I felt in love. The nature is fantastic. The fire meets the ice… Hiking … Continue reading
After the weather fiasco during Perseids, I was hoping that the weather for the lunar eclipse will be decent in Canarias. Well, it looked just so so. I was tempted to drive up to the caldera, but then it looked like it might be drizzling there, so I stayed home, hoping for some decent weather. Let’s say that driving from Las Canadas at night is not something you want to do every night. The road’s long, curvy and at 4 a.m. the sleep is kicking in.
So front porch become my little observing platform. I have quite a decent view of the Moon, so I just simply assembled the little telescope and camera with tripod at home and I waited.
The weather was moody. The clouds were passing quickly, well, providing at least some windows. What was bit unsettling was soft rain, but as long as it’s soft. I can survive. So peaking through the holes in the clouds, I got my shots. Soon after the Moon entered the totality phase, the clouds became more frequent, so I gave up. The result, taken with Canon 7D & Canon 70-200mm L IS USM @f/2.8, 200mm and ISO 200 is below.
There are places in this world where you know, that you’ve encountered nature’s magnum opus. Well, I believe there is one for every ecosystem. Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon is the magnum opus of glaciers. You’ve seen the pictures, you know what to expect, but no matter what, you’ll end up standing in awe. I managed to go there during a sunny morning and a gloomy evening. And I’d say the gloomy evening fits the lagoon quite nicely. The blue color of the glaciers stands up.
Of course there’s not only the lagoon, there’s also a beach. Black one, as I know from Canarias. But this one is special. As the glaciers move from the lagoon towards the ocean, some of them get jumbled around and end up on the beach, looking like gemstones. Well out of this planet experience for sure. I wish I could go and spend there couple of weeks, just watching the glaciers.
This was the first time I processed the images using graphical tablet. Well, now the things I considered too complicated to do in Photoshop (clumsy mouse), are super accessible. I think I’ll revisit some of my older shots. Let’s see how more complex photoshop magic will work.