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Scotland, Glencoe

Oh boy, oh boy. I miss Scotland. I hapend to watch landscape vlog about Scotland. This vlog inspired me to re edit some older images from my 2016 trip and I found this one. This image is a littlebit soft, becouse I broke my lens, but the mood is there. I love it. If I can, then maybe I will go to Snowdonia. Probably in next autumn. Will see.


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Juhtusin nägema Mads Peter Iversoni videot Šotimaast. See Youtube võib olla ikka väga kahjulik rahakotile. Nüüd ma tahan sinna tagasi minna. Aga esialgu piirdun vanade piltide üle vaatamisega. See pilt sai tehtud 2016 aastal Glencoe-s suht katkise objektiiviga, aga see meeleolu mida ma tundsin seal, on täitsa olemas selles pildis.

Suht tüüpiline ilm Šotimaa kohta, kuid ideaalne vaheldus päikeseloojangute või -tõusude taga ajamisele. Mitte, et me tookord oleks näinud mõnda neist. Kohalikud väitsid, et selline see ilm on neil ca 10 kuud aastas, meil siiski on rohkem päikest :)

Šotimaaga on üldse selline olukord minul, et tagasi ma lähen nagunii, kuna tookord kui ma seal olin siis tehnika mis mul kaasas oli, oli ikka vägagi kehvas seisus. Kuna mingi ime nipiga lagunes objektiiv fotokotis ära. Ei tea, võib-olla hakkas mägesid kartma. Seega, mul ei ole ühtegi sellist pilti mille üle oleksin tehnilise poole pealt rahul.

Kõige lihtsam viis kiusatusest loobuda on see kui lihtsalt alla anda ja minna uuesti :)

Tutt-tihane, Crested Tit ( Parus cristatus )

I have been chasing this bird for 3 years. Finally I managed to get an image. Really beautiful bird.


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Umbes kolm aastat olen seda lindu taga ajanud. Küll panin kodus varje püsti või käisin metsades teda otsimas. Näha õnnestus seda lindu küll, aga pilti ei õnnestunud teha. See lind on lihtsalt väga kiire. Pikalt ühe koha peal ei möluta.

Tänud Tarmo. Ikka väga hea supiköögi oled püsti pannud :)

Fern with roots

What a gorgeous scene. When I found this place I thought that another photographer was placed this branches around this fern. It is just too perfect to be real. Hopefully I can visit this place again when it is snowing.


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See on tõenäoliselt üks huvitavamaid kohti mille mina olen leidnud metsast. Näeb välja liiga hea, et olla tõsi. Oksad oleks nagu paigutatud ümber sõnajala. Nüüd tuleb oodata paremaid tingimusi, et tagasi minna. Huvitav saab olema :)

Bow tie

Well this is the first time when I have seen the nature version of a bow tie :) Our previous president is a bow tie fan.


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Ei juhtu just tihti, et on võimalik pildistada looduslikku kikilipsu. Mõnus üllatus Kõrvemaa metsades. Kukeseeni veel jagub. Ühel paaril olid ikka ämbrid ääreni täis :)

Alone in elements

Beautiful landscape in Scotland hills, but It was quite difficult to find something to photograph with this beautiful sunset. I didn’t plan anything for that day, but thakfully, at last moment I found this tree.

Actually it’s quite hard work to shoot nature images. You just never know when or if there will be something beautiful to photograph. Usually there isn’t. A lot of times I have deleted images when seeing these in bigger screen.


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Üksi ilmastiku tingimustes.

Selle pildi saamine oli ikka paras vedamine. Viimasel hetkel leidsin selle puu, kuid enne seda tuli ikka korralikult sprintida Šotimaa mägedes raske seljakotiga. Nii mõnigi kord on päris keeruline see loodusfotograafia. Pildid mida me avaldama on küll ilusad ja värvilised, aga tegelikult mis toimub kaadri taga on päris tihti ikka väga pingelised.

Veins of waterfall

This image is inspired by Michael Shainblum image about “Spirit of the Falls”, but yea, he had much more spectacular waterfall to work with :)


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Panoraam pilt Keila-Joalt. Natukene detailsem kui pildid mida seal tavaliselt tehakse. Loodan, et Teile meeldib selline versioon.

 

The Dark Side

More like intimate photography from Lake District National park @Ullswater. Rather than using wide angel lens I used my telephoto lens. And trying to photograph this little tree at the best light. It was quite difficult to capture the moment when clouds where at the right position, because the clouds moved really quickly. But yea, I’m really happy with that image.


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Killuke Lake Districu looduspargi mäest ja üksikust puust. Fotogeeniliste üksikute puude paradiis on Inglismaa.

Bright future ahead

Opposite to the latest news, nature is important. Take couple hours or even whole day to walk at beach or forest, conquer munro or maybe just nice picnic in the park.

Have a nice weekend my friends!


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I’m back

And alive, I mean, I feel like I am alive :) I really needed that kind of vacation. Although I have to give some blood samples because I found three ticks on my hands, so fingers crossed :)

The weather was really wierd, even village shopkeepers told that it is wierd that weather is so warm and blue skies. So weather wasn’t perfect for photographing, but hey, still better then rain right.

Now I have to do a lot of sorting and editing before I can upload images, but I’m pretty sure that I got couple images that i really like. So thank You Northern UK and Scotland for this stunning landscapes :)

One more thing, and that’s important, if You are looking place to stay at Manchester then I highly reccomend Gatley Homestay. Very lovely place to stay, perfect.

Have a nice weekend my friends!


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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 :)

Limestone cliff details

Recently I have watched photography related videos about canyons. Here we don’t have canyons, Estonia is flat country, but we have limestone cliff. Thanks to these videos I was really motivated to photograph something similar. I know it is not even close, but still I really enjoyed these early mornings by myself ,figuring out compositions etc. Similar images would look much nicer with early sunrise colors. Some ideas remained for the next time.
But yeah, I would love to travel to Utah, Zion National Park in autumn.

This picture is 10 images focus stack, so lots of details.


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Pankranniku detailid. Sarnase stiiliga üritan see aasta oluliselt rohkem tegeleda, ideid on palju, aga tuleb ka vastavad kohad leida, sest et ei ole kindel kas need ka eksisteerivad Eestis :)

Dipper, Vesipapp (Cinclus cinclus)

 

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Dipper is funny bird and one of the few ones who can dive and use wings under water, this bird loves cold water. I had the change to watch this bird in action for about 6 hour in two days. I would love to be there more, but as I say some times, day job interferes privacy life :)

I discovered that three Dippers are living in about one kilometers section of river. They know their territory. And each one of them are different. One is grumpy, second anxious and third is calm :) So yea, good find near home. When this post is published them I’m actually back there, hiding myself for hoping to see Kingfisher and some Dippers:)

This is probably one of the places where I will put up my bird hide, because I saw Kingfiser there. Kingfisher is quite rare here in Estonia, especially in winter, usually they migrate to south. It is estimated that here is from march to oktober about 50-300 nesting couple. This is third year where I’m trying to photograph this bird. So decent challenge :)


Tasub ikka aeg ajalt kolada lähiümbruse jõgede ääres. Õnnestus ka jäälindu näha, eks edaspidi tuleb palju aega veeta seal kui varje valmis saab :)

Long-tailed Tit, Sabatihane (Aegithalos caudatus)

Little snowball is doing some push ups :)

Whole weekend I spent to search wild animal trails, ecpecially Fox trails, but didn’t have any luck. But at least I had the opportunity to spend couple minutes with these little birds, there where about fifteen birds. In winter these birds stick together for safety, also they find food easier this way.


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Viimasel ajal on ikka päris tihti juhtunud, et satun kokku nende väikeste lindudega. Eemalt oli juba kuulda kuidas suure kisa saatel lähenevad :)

Tavaliselt on need parved jäänud 15 kuni 20 linnu kanti. Loodan ka edaspidi sattuda nendega kokku kui looduses uitan.

Great tit, Rasvatihane (Parus major)

Fun day in my bird hide that is located in my garden, but too bad that there weren’t that many different species.
Tomorrow is Estonia birthday, 99 years old. It means that we have long weekend. So I think I will celebrate this birthday in my bird hide :) Maybe I have the opportunity to see other birds also.

Frozen waterfall

Beautiful walk at Northern Estonia coastline. About this place, I have a lot of images ready in my head when I can start using my large format film camera :) If I can be that patient of course, usually I am not, so probably I will go there with my Pentax dslr, for scouting of course :)
The start of large format film camera building has changed me a bit. Now I always look details, that intimate images when I am in nature. I didn’t used to do that before. So yea, can’t wait to start using it.


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Jäätunud kosk Türisalul. Teel mereäärde tuli teha valik mitme erineva koha vahel. Kuna Türisalus olen vähe pildistanud siis riskisin ja otsustasin ikka sinna minna. Olen tulemusega isegi rahul. Kas Teile ka meeldib?

Simplicity

The sequel to the previous post. Beautiful frosty morning. The reason why I love winter, but very rarely we can witness that kind of view.

I have two hobbies. One is nature photography and second is carpenter. I’m really excited to start building my self a 4 x 5 large format film camera. This camera would be perfect for these minimalistic landscape images. Hopefully I can start testing this camera in summer, because I want to master it in autumn :)

If You don’t know what is 4 x 5 film camera, then I recommend youtube vlog videos: BEN HORNE, ALAN BROCK


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Midagi lihtsat. Järg eelmisele postitusele, pilt on tehtud hommikul. Kahju, et kõik see sai otsa jälle. Ega pikka pidu nagunii poleks olnud, linnud ka juba laulavad kevade laulu. Las siis kevad tulla, selline talv ei paku eriti huvi :)

Icy Atmosphere

Patience in photography.
I think it’s now third year that I have visited this little forest near my parents home, but I have never done an image there. There where always something missing. I think not this time.
I was surprised that autumn leaves have still quite vibrant colors. But yeah, it is quite weird to photograph autumn colors in winter :)
For the second day in a row, here have fallen icy rain. All the trees are covered with quite thick ice. It is really beautiful to watch.


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Kannatlikkus fotograafias on oluline. Kolm aastat olen käinud aeg ajalt selles metsatukas, lootuses pilti teha , kuid alati on midagi puudu olnud. Ma usun, et seekord kõik klappis. Sügisel langenud lehed on endiselt ilusad värvilised ja nädalavahetusel sadanud jäävihm tekitas sellise mõnusalt jaheda atmosfääri. Kuid siiski ei olnud lihtne kompositsiooni paika saada. Päris pikalt ikka jalutasin statiivi ja kaameraga ümber selle puu :) Lõpuks otsustasin sellise võtte kasuks.

Different

I spent whole day in forest, the purpose of this was that I want to make more woodland images, My hopes where high, but this image is only one that catched my eye and it is not even image about forest :) So yeah, now I know why people are saying that woodland images are one of the most difficult theme.


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After sunset

Well it is not over when it is over.

After watching sunset I walked back to carpark. I was sure that this is it for today. No more images, but I was really surprised what I saw next. The moonrise at the same time when the sun was going down, and this beautiful pink glow. Composition is perfect (I think), different layers and tones. After watching images that I made that day, this was the only one that I didn’t delete.


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Järjekordne õppetund. Ei tasu alla anda kui päike on loojunud. Huvitavaid hetki võib ka hämaras tekkida. Ning nii ka läks seekord. Mul oli täiesti meelest läinud, et kuu tõuseb suht samal ajal kui päike loojub. Pildi mõttes oli parem hetk juba möödas aga siiski, see oli ainus pilt mis jäi tollest päevast alles. Minule väga meeldib. Kas Teile ka?

Winter scenery

Finally I had the chance to watch colors in sky and winter has also arrived.


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Lõpuks õnnestus värve näha taevas, ning üle väga pika aja sai ka maastiku pilti teha. Ülimõnus õhtupoolik Lohusalus.

Ohakalind, Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

Northern Hemisphere parrot :)


Põhjapoolkera papagoi :)

Sabatihane, Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

Little snowball.

Well, it’s been awhile since I wanted to photograph this bird. Today I managed to do so, but it’s not over yet, now I want a good quality image of this bird. That’s a real challenge.


Pikka aega olen soovinud pildistada Sabatihast, ning täna ka lõpuks õnnestus. Kirss tordil oli paksult lumine mets kuhu see väike lind sobis ideaalselt. Minu soovitus: Kui lähete jalutama kas või tuttavatele radadele siis tasub ikka kaamera kaasa võtta, kunagi ei või teada mis hetke tunnistajaks satute.

Sunset colors

Winter has arrived :) The golden rule with sunset or sunrise is that You should look back. I really like these colors.

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Päikeseloojangu ja päikesetõusu kuldne reegel on see, et tuleks vaadata ka selja taha. Mind köitsid need värvid, mida tekitas päikeseloojang. Loodan, et ka Teile meeldib :)

Ilusat jätkuvat nädalavahetust.

Vesipapp, Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)

Finally I found the Dipper. It was really funny to watch how this bird swam in the stream. It almost seemed like he enjoyed it, but actually he was looking something to eat.
Almost freezing water is no problem for him.


Vesipapp omas keskkonnas. Kauge külaline tuli Eesti talvituma, kuna siin on soojem, parem kliima :)

Urvalind, Redpoll (Carduelis flammea)

I heard Redpoll song from afar, but I did not expect that they are flying so close to me :) It seemed that they didn’t notice me, but when they saw me then the song got louder and louder :)


Selle talve esimene Urvalindude parv sai ka ära nähtud. Eemalt oli juba kuulda kuidas hirmus kõva laulu saatel lähenesid :) Ja laul läks veel valjemaks kui märkasid mind ca 5m kaugusel. Eks nad ehmatasid ära :)

Põhjatihane, Willow Tit (Parus montanus)

Beautiful bird with really gorgeous background.


Õige lind õige taustaga. Üks lemmikuid lindude pilte :)

Day with small birds

Nice day in bird hide. Actually I saw 5 different kinds of birds, but I could not make decent picture of Blue tit. I hope I have better luck next time. Photographing small birds is quite stressfull, but still I think it is the best way to not to think about everyday problems. So yeah, can’t wait to go back :)


So here are the the main characters :)

Willow Tit, Põhjatihane, Parus montanus

Nuthatch, Puukoristaja, Sitta europaea

Great Tit, Rasvatihane, Parus major

Greenfinch, Rohevint, Carduelis chloris

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.

Aedporr, Short-toed Treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla)

Frozen Land

My favorite season, winter. I love it.

Ballerina

Great Tit, Rasvatihane (Parus major)

Crested Tit, Tutt-tihane (Lophophanes cristatus)

Alone

This weekend I was in forests to search details of autumn. This picture is almost exact vision that was ready in my head before I went to forest for weekend. It is not perfect, but I am really happy that I found it. I will keep searching, but the autumn colors are starting to disappear really quickly.

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Nädalavahetusel otsisin sügise detaile. See pilt on peaaegu selline, mis on juba mitu kuud minul peas valmis olnud, kuid jah, kahjuks udu ei olnud. Loodan, et sügise värvid veel kestavad, sooviks järgmise nädalavahetus jälle metsas veeta.

 

Relaxing at the beach

My way to relax after working. Have a nice weekend to you my friends.


Minu viis lõõgastuda peale tööpäeva. Ilusat nädalavahetust Teile.

Short-eared Owl, Sooräts (Asio flammeus)

One more picture of this beautiful bird. Same day, but through leaves. Autumn colors. I found out that this bird unfortunately belongs to II categories because this species population decreases.


Üks pilt veel sellest ilusast linnust. Seekord läbi lehtede, et tekitada värviline raam. Sügis ikkagi :)

After storm

After stormy sea, but the waves where still quite high. I tried to be very careful, but at the end of the day I was still soaking wet. Also my camera was hit by couple big waves. Thankfully Pentax is weatherproof.


Peale tormi. Lained olid endiselt väga suured, mõnega õnnestus ka pihta saada, õnneks Pentaxi tehnika on ilmastikukindel.

The Quiraing

Old Man of Storr

Isle of Skye

That kind of view was near our campsite across the road. And that is the place where we found out why we have heard so much about midges. I must say, that this experience was pretty tough. But nevertheless, I wont to go back :)


Selline suurepärane vaade avanes meile telklaagrist. Isle of Skye on fantastiline. Ideaalne koht kus olla eemal tsivilisatsioonist, asustus on väga hõre. Ei ole internetti ega ka mobiililevi. Kuid lambaid on meeletult palju. Nii mõneski kohas oli päris hirmuäratav vaadata kuidas nad väga järsu mäe nõlvasid niitsid :)

Mirror

Beautiful, but chilly, foggy morning. Autumn colors are already noticeable.


Jahe, kuid ilus udune hommik. Üle pika aja õnnestus ka jälgida kitsede tegemisi põllul. Mõnus.

Kaootilis-lainelised kihtrünkpilved (Undulatus asperatus)

Actually I went out to do some scouting for autumn photography. Quite quickly I had to abandon my plan A becouse of this clouds. Yeah, It was beautiful.


Esialgne plaan oli, et lähen otsin kohti kus sügise värve pildistada, aga suht kiiresti tuli plaan A-st loobuda, sest suhteliselt haruldased ja loomulikult ka üli ilusad pilved katsid laupäeva harjumaad. Järgmiseks neljaks tunniks oli tegevust küllaga :)

Autumn colors

I’ve been doing some scouting before autumn arrives. I really hope that I can deliver this autumn.


Eeltööd sügise saabumiseks on alanud. Loodan, et see aasta õnnestub ka mõned pildid teha. Veider, aga mul ei ole mitte kui ühtegi sügise pilti.

Boulders Milkshake

Perfect storm. Big waves, but no wind. Still I was soaking wet after taking some pictures :) Thank god that Pentax has water resistant gear.


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Rändrahnude piimakokteil :)
Teisipäeva õhtul olin Suurupis. Esimest korda nägin tuulevaiksel õhtul pea kahemeetriseid laineid. Tavaliselt on suured lained koos tugeva tuulega. Kuivaks ei õnnestunud siiski jääda, õnneks Pentaxi fototehnika on veekindel. Päris uputada ei ole soovitatav aga vihm või mõni suurem laine ei tee midagi.

Walk To Unknown

Actually, it’s nature itself that creates the most beautiful pictures, I’m only choosing the perspective.
― Katja Michael


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Leegitsev päikeseloojang

IMGP8908Pilt on tehtud 2012 suvi.
See on minu esimene päikeseloojang kus olin oma fototehnikaga paigas, statiiv püsti, kadreering tehtud ja ootasin, et päike hakkaks loojuma. Üldiselt on sedasi, et jõuan kas napilt ennem kohale ja ei jää aega korralikult teha pilti ja lihtsalt vaadata päikeseloojangut või jään hiljaks ja ei saa midagi, enamus juhtudel.

Oli väga palav suvine päev. Tookord olin juba varakult paigas. Umbes 1,5 tundi ennem loojangut läks väga palavaks, tuul otsustas ka, et laseb päikesel rahulikult loojuda, et küll see “hobi”fotograaf hakkama saab. Sedasi ma siis istusin järve ääres ja ootasin. Peale nii pikka ootamist (minu jaoks) lootsin saada, võibolla et huvitavama pildi. Kuid sain selle mida allpool näete. Kuumarabanduse käes vaevlevana ausalt ei “näinud” väga mida ma kaardi peale püüdsin.

Pilt tehtud, “pilt” taskus asjad kokku ja minek, et arvutis üle vaadata.
Kui hakkas juba vaikselt pimedaks minema siis tuli mõnusalt jahutav tuuleiil, võiks öelda isegi, et läks külmaks, mõnusalt jahutav.

Ei tea miks just nüüd selliste ilmadega selline pilt ja jutt, ju siis hing ihkab juba vaikselt soojemaid päevi. Kuigi naudin talve alati suurima heameelega.

Eks sellepärast öeldaksegi, et loodusfotograafil peab olema “ahvi kannatus”

Olen seda pilti jõllitanud arvutis juba mitmendat nädalat. Järjest rohkem hakkas meeldima. Jõudsin juba ka nii kaugele, et tegin sellest pildist väljaprintimiseks sobiliku versijooni.

Aga eks vaadake, kas kaTeie leiate selles fotos midagi….

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