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Abandoned

First thing what I saw was those two beautiful trees. I have been looking something like this for really long time, but when I walked closer then I saw this doghouse and next to it old foundation. It seems that whatever reason this home was abandoned, maybe because it locates in really harsh environment or because of urbanization. Every year this part of Estonia is flooded from heavy rain or because of meltwater. It is adventurous tourist destination, but a challenge for locals. Some places the waterlevel will rise even couple meters.

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“Mahajäetud”

Sügisvärvid on nähtud, nüüd siis tuleb maastike pildistamise asemel kolida ümber metsadesse või panna kaamera ette teleobjektiiv, et pildistada linde/loomi. Päikeseloojanguid/tõuse vast nii pea ei õnnestu näha.

See pilt on juba suhteliselt lähedal sellele mida olen soovinud pikalt jäädvustada. Lähemale jõudes aga avastasin, et sellel asukohal on ka emotsionaalsem ajalugu.

Pildil on näha ka koerakuuti, kuid selle maltsa sees võis vundamendi jäänuste järgi enam vähem aimata milline see majapidamine välja võis näha.

Nüüd tuleb oodata paremaid tingimusi, et teha üks dramaatilisem pilt, mis on juba minu peas valmis.

Fallen

I love woodlands. But it is really hard to see these consequences of cutting woodlands. But there is one good thing about that. Citizens here in Estonia have started protest and demanding stricter rules for downgrading forests. I sincerely hope that something will be done.

There is another thing about that tree. I have been looking this tree for couple months now. The way I found that was really weird. It is littlebit hard to descraibe, but I was driving with car, when I suddenly thought that I have to stop the car, take my camera bag and walk to woodland. There was about 50m section of the trees and then this empty space with couple trees. And there this fallen tree was, laying down. I just sat there and looked at that fallen tree for quite a long time. It wasn’t the environment that I hoped to see that tree, but I will visit this place again. I don’t know why, but I want to go.


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Sarnast pilti olen otsinud päris pikalt, kuid ei osanud arvata, et leian selle langenud puu vales keskkonnas. Ehk siis keset lageraie lanki. Kahjuks viimasel ajal on olnud ikka raske leida metsa, mis on puutumata inimtegevusest.

Mysterious forest

I love when forests are covered with thick fog, I wish it could be every morning :) Autumn is coming, foggy mornings would be really nice. It would give that separation what is needed in woodland photography.


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Kui vaid iga hommik oleks selline. Siis oleks lust käija hommikuti metsas kondamas. Sellised hetked on toredad.

The river spinner

Spinners are quite popular at moment. It was nice to see that nature created its own version of a spinner. It is surprisingly quite big. It was nice find.


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Spinnerid on hetkel üsna populaarsed. Tore oli näha looduse enda versiooni sellest. Päris huvitav vaatepilt oli :)

Perseid ’17

This year the landscape was really good, but almost fullmoon made lots of perseids invisible to camera and at peak date we didn’t have clear sky. So to get any meteors I had to photograph towards the milkyway, perseid meteor flow was at opposite side. Thankfully I managed to get two quite bright meteors, but I really hoped more. Well, next year is another chance. Hopefully, finally I will get the image that is ready in my head.


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Telkimine tähistaeva all koos langevate tähtedega ja linnuteega. Ideaalne :)

Kuid pildi mõttes läks natukene kehvasti. Kahjuks perseiidide tipp öö oli pilves, kuid see ei olnud ainus probleem. Peaaegu täiskuu kustutas kaamera jaoks paljud langevad tähed ära, aga siiski minul väga meeldib see pilt. Ma arvan, et kuu valgus isegi annab juurde, just esiplaanile, mis sest et langevaid tähti on vähem kui oleks võinud olla.

Ega igakord ei peagi tagasi tulema ideaalse pildiga, vaid olulisem on vast ikka seiklus ning kõik muu mis selle fototripi ettevalmistuseks teha tuleb.

 

The Morning

Yesterday I did a small camping trip near a beautiful lake. Main reason I went to camping was to photograph falling stars (Persicides). But, secretly I hoped that maybe I might see some special moments when I wake up. I really hoped that this lake is covered with fog, and it was :)
Bad sleep was forgotten instantly ( wild animals were too curious ). And lots of energy was recovered to go to work. I might do that again.


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Eile hommikul telgist välja kobides ei oleks uskunud, et selline vaade tervitab mind. Kuigi ma sisimas lootsin, et ehk on udu järve peal. Kehvasti magatud öö oli kohe unustatud ( erinevad metsloomad olid uudishimulikud ).

Epic Failure

We had the perfect thunderstorm this weekend, and I was at wrong place, again :)

I was in central Estonia, waiting, but the storm went up to islands ( Saaremaa and Hiiumaa) by the sea and from there it came to land. When I realised that the storm won’t come diagonally through Estonia, like usually, I started driving to Haapsalu. But it’s quite a long drive. I new that this is it for me, no images.

When I arrived to beach near Haapsalu I saw really beautiful doomsday looking cloud that was already very close to me, it was too late to take image. literally I was late by 10 min for getting really good image. And the wind was getting stronger and stronger. My only option was to start driving to Tallinn, so I have any chance to get image.

But well, we all know that It is not possible to overtake thunderstorm on highway, so I just pulled over and captured this image. This is the result for driving over 400 km. I hope I have more luck next year.


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Loodusfotograafia on ikka stressirohke aeg-ajalt. Meeleheitlikult üritasin äikesetormist head pilti saada, kuid ebaõnnestusin täielikult. Head pilti küll ei saanud, kuid siiski oli üli lahe päev. Kilomeetreid kogunes üle 400 autoroolis, nägin meeletult palju pikselööke, pilve siseseid sähvatusi ja väga ilusat pagi pilve mille serva all siis see pilt õnnestus mälukaardile püüda.

Mõned kogemused jälle juures, et järgmine aasta uuesti üritada. Kannatust peab olema :)

The fog is burning

Unbelievable experience is to witness that kind of moment. I love foggy mornings.


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Uskumatu hommik Kiisal.

Hommikul kui sõitsin juba varem välja valitud koha poole siis olin enam kui kindel, et vist ei saagi pilti teha, udust polnud mingit jälge. Aga õnneks kui Sakust läbi sain siis oli näha, et Esko talu maad olid kaetud väga paksu uduga. Ehk siis lootus oli, et siiski on võimalus üks väga kena pilt teha. Üli mõnus oli vaadata kuidas see udu hakkas päikesetõusu ajal nagu “põlema”. Täiesti uskumatu kogemus oli seda koha peal ikka ise vaadata. Loodan, et see pilt tekitab ka Teis sarnaseid emotsioone. Ilusat nädala algust.

Special ones

Beautiful trees near coastline. White moss leads the way to those special trees. After rain there where hints of mushroom aroma. I love mushrooms, but we have to wait to august/september, before we can collect those beautiful chanterelles.


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Fotogeenilised männid :)

Frost bites

Couple weeks old image. Modest attempt to visit the bogs more, as promised. Beautiful tree in Valgejärve bog.


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Valgejärve raba.

Mystical Forest

I am a little embarrassed because I was in the wrong place when the moon began to rise. So I basically gave up, but before I went to home I checked my favorite place, hoping to get some images. I’m glad that I went there. The fog was really thick and beautiful. This forest like receiving energy from that full moon. But yeah, moon is not that big about two hours after moon rise.

This is two exposure image. One for moon (105mm) and one for everything else (53mm).


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Natukene piinlik. Läksin suur kuud vaatama, aga olin vales kohas :) Põhimõtteliselt olin loobunud, kuna kiiruga ei leidnud huvitavat maastikku kuu pildistamiseks. Õnneks enne koju minekut otsustasin korraks vaadata ka oma lemmik kohta (eelmine kuu pilt sai ka samas kohas tehtud) ning ei pidanud pettuma. Paks udu hakkas võimust võtma saades nagu energiat täiskuust. Väga kiiresti oli udu juba nii tihe, et kadusid silmapiirilt nii mets kui ka kuu ise. Mõnus kuid päris jahe õhtu.

Falling stars and Noctilucent clouds

Beautiful but chilly night at Nikerjärv, near Aegviidu. I was watching perseid meteor shower when about one hour before sunrise the noctilucent clouds also appeared. What a night it was.


Langevate tähtede jahil.
Kodunt Kõrvemaa poole liikuma asudes sadas ikka kõvasti vihma, kuid olin kindel, et peale südaööd läheb taevas selgeks. Õnneks ei pidanud pettuma. Umbes tund enne päikesetõusu ilmusid välja ka helkivad ööpilved :) Mõnus, kuid päris jahe öö oli.

Hole in the tunnel

Photography is like exploring a new dimension, only I can go there but I can show you where I’ve been
― Destin Sparks


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Mosquito River

A photograph is a click away. A good photograph is a hundred clicks away and a better one, a thousand clicks away
― Kowtham Kumar K


So, long way to go, but nowadays in digital era it’s more like 100 000 click :)

Ramson Forest

It is unreal how good the smell is in ramson (wild garlic) forest. Now, I have to wait when ramson start too blossom. It will be beautiful.


Karulaugu mets. Uskumatu kui hästi see mets lõhnab. Nüüd vaja veel oodata kuni karulauk hakkab õitsema. Terve metsaalune on siis valgeid õisi täis.

Rainbow season

So rainbow season is started. This is first rainbow I have seen this year. Soon it is possible to start chasing thunderstorms and lightning. Can’t wait :)


Esimene vikerkaar see aasta. Loodetavasti õnnestub juba lähiajal ka torme- ja äikese möllu jälitada.

Maagiline mets, Magical forest

Maagiline mets ning üli-ilus oja.

Kõrvemaal metsas, Kõrvemaa woods

Selline võimas loojang oli 10.01.16
Kogu seda ilu nägin mina läbi puude, kuna seiklesin parajalt Kõrvemaa metsades. Ei leidnud ühtegi lagedamat ala pildistamiseks.
Loodan, et see ei olnud viimane krõbe talvepäev. Väga ilus on maastik kui väljas valitseb pakane. Meenutab natukene lapimaad :)

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