Back from Norway

I’m back from Norway. This trip was exactly like I thought it would be. Truly amazing landscapes, wonderful people and great food. And of course, really expencive country.
I knew that there will rain a lot If I’m going to Norway in august. And it did. Again I had to buy new clothes, like in Scotland, becouse the other ones didn’t dry fast enough. Even with bad weather, the mountain areas look really beautiful.
I tried to take climb couple mountains, but it was to dangereos for me, in Estonia we don’t have single mountains. The rain made rocks and grass really slippery. And 25 kg back-bag didn’t help also :)
Probably I will go back next year, but in june or july. Will see.
I drove 5200 km, and the best light that I saw was in Estonia after departure from harbour, but it doesn’t matter. The experience and the memories are the most important ones.

I got about ten images that I like. I will publishe these shortly.


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Nüüd siis tagasi Norrast. 5200 km hiljem õnnestus näha ka üli ilusat päikeseloojangut, Paldiskis. Aga ei ole hullu. Kogemused, mälestused, mis reisimisel tekivad on olulisemad kui pildid. Mis sest, et just piltide pärast Norra läksin.

Üli vinge ja -kallis riik. Vaated on mega ilusad. Väiksed külad mägede vahel, pikad tunnelid ja praamid. Kui võimalik siis kindlasti soovitan minna, välja arvatud augustis, siis enamasti sajab vihma mägistes piirkondades. Sedasi on minul läinud senimaani.

Võimalusel järgmine aasta lähen tagasi. Kuid ei läbi nii pikka vahemaad enam, vaid viibin väiksemal ala.

Mis piltidesse puutub siis vast kümme pilti ikka sain, eks jupp haaval panen need kodulehele ja siia fb lehele ülesse.

The Sky

It’s been a awhile since I uploaded an image here. But the weather has been really weird. The weather was burning hot and no clouds for over a month. It was definitely unusual. These conditions are not that inspiring.

About this image. I really love the sky, but I’m not that keen about the foreground. But then a again, there just wasn’t that many options.


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Päris pikk paus on sisse tulnud viimasest postitusest. Aga see ilm mis oli, üle kuu aja täiesti selget taevast, ei ole minu jaoks just inspireeriv. Proovisin ka metsades pildistada, aga ei sobi selline kontrastne valgus ka sinna. Ehk õnnestub edaspidi rohkem näidata Teile neid ilusaid hetki loodusest.

Layers of colors

Something completely different that I usually photograph, but I really liked this composition that I saw when I was scouting in costal forest. Minimalism in photography is what I like, but that’s something that I don’t know how to use in my images. I hope you like this image. If not then constructive criticism is welcome.


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Photopoindist testimiseks antud Pentax K-1 mark II kaameraga sai Keila-Joal ringi jalutatud. Ma ei tea, mis ime vägi tehnikal on, aga igakord kui midagi uut fotokotti saab pandud siis on motivatsiooni rohkem kui eales varem

Mõnikord on kasu ka pikemast objektiivist kui minna päikeseloojangu ajaks mereäärde. Seda kompositsiooni nägin juba eemalt kui kolasin metsas ringi. Mõnusad värvide kihid on pildil. Kuid jah, kajakad ei püsinud paigal :) Samas minule isegi meeldib sedasi, et nad ei ole teravad, sest pilt ise on tehtud 10 sekundise säriga.

The light

This year I have learned that patience is the key to success, it’s logical, but I used to walk around until the light was good. Now I first search the composition and then I will wait the light.

For this image to happen I waited about two hours in -15C weather. It was quite brutal, although this image doesn’t show it. But the result is quite okey.


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Teinekord juhtub ka sedasi, et kompositsioon on paigas aga õiget valgust tuleb oodata mitu tundi. Kuigi, nüüd suurelt seda pilti vaadates oleks tulnud teha ikkagi korrektuure kompositsioonis.

Pastel colors

I’m really glad that I arrived at the right time to the sea. This moment lasted about couple minutes.


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Nagu lubatud siis ka seekord loojang, aga mõnusates pastelsetes toonides.

Sunset bonfire

One of the coldest evening so far for me. But it was worth to wait until the sunset. I’m really glad that the winter has finally arrived. I will try to get most out of that. Lots of adventures ahead :)


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Vahepeal ausalt tüdinesin ära päikeseloojangu piltidest, aga kuna viimasel ajal on neid ikka väga vähe jagatud siis seekord tundsin ikka suurt rõõmu küll kui lõpuks õnnestus esireast vaadata kuidas pilt iga minutiga paremaks muutub. Kolmapäevane pilt on samuti loojang, aga hoopis teistes toonides :)

Wintery

How about that. The joy I had when I saw sun :) I know it sounds weird, but I was so happy. The temp was about -10c, but when the sun came out it was so farm. The february should give us more light, so I really hope that I can find another images soon. Stay tuned :)


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Hakkab juba talve moodi minema. Isegi päike tuli lõpuks välja. Nagu öeldakse: Siit on hea edasi minna :)

The force

I’m really sorry that I haven’t uploaded images for very long time now. I will give my best to start exploring the nature again. It was just mad rush at work.

This image is from this weekend trip to Hiiumaa. We, Pentax fans, had winter days there. This little island is very beautiful. There is loads of potential to some nice images, especially the woods. I just have to go back as soon as possible :)

I managed to get some images that I like. I will upload these shortly.


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Pildistamises on päris pikk paus sisse tulnud. Vabandan sellepärast. Hetkel tegelen sellega, et edaspidi oleks ka sügisest jõuludeni vaba aega vähe rohkem.

Esimene Pentaxi talvepäev toimus Hiiumaal, see nädalavahetus. Peab ütlema, et see oli ikka üks väga lahe üritus. Kui oled ka Pentaxi kasutaja siis ühine FB grupiga. Sarnaseid üritusi toimub ka edaspidi ja loodetavasti tihedamalt. Pole hullu kui oled algaja, aitame sind heameelega.

Hiiumaa loodus on lihtsalt fantastiline. Suhteliselt raske on ikka edaspidi siin harjumaa randades pildistada, kui oled korra sattunud Hiiumaale, Ristna neemele. Mega võimsad lained möllavad seal. Peab kuidagi organiseerima ennast sinna tagasi kui on 20+ m/s tuuled :)

Misty evening

Probably this is a last image from this place. My favorite woodland spot will disappear soon, because of construction site. This place was my favorite spot when I wanted to photograph birds or intimate woodland images. Sad day. Now I just have to find another place.


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Mõnus udune õhtu oli laupäeval. Drooni omanikud said kindlasti väga häid pilte.

Ma arvan, et viimasest korrast kui sai kaamera kotist välja võetud on möödas juba pea kuuaega. Hommikul tööle minnes ja õhtul koju tulles on pime. Fotograafia mõttes on hetkel ikka väga kehv aeg, vähemalt neil kes peavad tööl käima. Aga ei ole hullu, kaugel see kevadki enam on.

Icy

Winter where are you!?

If we are lucky then we might get colder weather about in two months. From childhood, I remember that the winters were really cold with lots of snow. Now there is only a lot of water. Rivers are really wide from these rainy days.

This image is from last year.


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Kui hästi läheb siis ehk õnnestub juba paari kuu pärast merejääl pilte teha, seni tuleb vaadata eelmise aasta pilte.

Halltsiitsitaja, Corn bunting, Miliaria calandra

Lovely bird in Lake Districts. I was on my way to Haystacks cumbria when I saw mountain lake. It was perfect place to have a meal and a hot coffee. Later I found out that it is also very good place to photograph this beautiful bird.
I really like the background, it is like painting. Behind this bird there was a cliff and the colors come from reflected light. The light source was sunset colors.
it was getting dark, so I decidede to camp near this lake where I got one of my favorite bird images. It was right decision to take my telephoto lens to this trip. Although it is way too heavy to hike on mountains. But I don’t regret :)


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Warm end…

…to my spring trip in UK. The last image before I had to go to airport. My next trip will take me to Finland lapland, but I might visit UK again in autumn. Maybe with my camper van that I am planning to build from Ford Transit Custom. Will see :)


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Ilus lõpp kevadisele fototripile Inglismaal, Manchesteri lähistel. Pilt tehtud enne lennujaama minekut. Järgmiseks aastaks on tehtud juba suured plaanid, aga midagi kindlat veel rääkida ei julge. Kõik omal ajal :)

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 :)

Blue Sky

Beautiful dark ominous stormy clouds at Scotland hills. The foreground and the clouds are illuminated by sunset light. Lots of negative space, but I like it. This image would look nice at wall :)


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Vahelduseks üks pilt Šotimaalt. Päikeseloojangu valgus muudab tormipilve ikka päris hirmuäratavaks. Kahjuks torm jäi tulemata, oleks saanud ikka väga huvitavaid dramaatilisi pilte.

Highlight

I’ve always wanted to capture that kind of image with wideangle lens from really low angle. I think this image is quite decent for first attempt. The tree is same as last image and again I had the privileeg to photograph quite dramatic light. I hope You also like this image.


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Mis siin salata, väga hea koha olen ikka leidnud. Järjekordselt õnnestus sama tamme pildistada suhteliselt dramaatilise valgusega. Loodan, et ka Teile meeldib see versioon.

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.

Birch trees

Birch trees from decayed coastal land. Erosion here in northern Estonia is quite rapid. With bigger storms it is quite dangerous to walk near limestone cliff, but with calm weather you can find quite nice compositions.


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Kasepuud on alla vandunud erosioonile. Päris ohtlik on ikka pankranniku servas pilte teha, eriti kui tead, et enamus kohtades on samblike all ainult tühjus. Kuid ikka tahaks kaamerat natukene ette poole nihutada, et saaks parema pildi. On see seda väärt? …ei.

Lost in fog

Well, I wasn’t actually lost in fog, but the fog was really thick. I knew where this tree was, but because the thick fog, it took about 20 min to find it. And I parked my car about 200m from this tree :)

But the view was just absolutly stunning. This single tree, dandelions and glow after sunset immersed in fog.

First time when I saw this tree I knew that I have to come back when conditions are foggy, this image was ready in my head already. I love it when plan comes together :)


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Kui ma esimest korda nägin seda puud, siis lubasin endale, et ei tule enne kaameraga tagasi kui on paks udu ja see udu pidi tulema enne kui niidetakse see põld ära. On ikka heameel küll, et varem tagasi ei läinud. Udu teeb sellest puust ja maastikust just sellise pildi, mis oli minul peas valmis juba esimesest kohtumisest. Kui vaid oleks ka edaspidi nii palju kannatust, siis saaks ikka oma hobi hoopis teisele tasemele viia :) Loodan, et ka Teile meeldib see pilt.

Low tide canvas

Beautiful patterns made by low tide and wind. @Scotland, Portpatric


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Ilusad tuule ja mõõna mustrid.

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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The Arrival…

…of strangers from outer space, I thought, but thankfully not :) This evening was really special. I’ve never seen so dramatic sky in my life. Secretly, I really hoped to photograph exactly that kind of weather for as much days as possible, but about weather, ju just never know, what will next day be like….


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Külalised avakosmosest :)

See õhtu oli eriline, pole kunagi varem nii dramaatilist taevast näinud. Üks lemmik piltidest sellest reisist, kuigi otsisin meeleheitlikul sobilikku kompositsiooni, sest ma ei olnud veel sihtkohta jõudnud.

 

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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Stepping stones

Stepping stones with obstacles, like everyday life.


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Rändrahnud, kuum teema. Kuid ilma nendeta ei kujutaks ette mere äärseid alasid.

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?

Follow the path

The sunset was happening actually to my right, but I couldn’t make image because there where a lot of airplane trails. I really love bogs, but some how I don’t have a lot of images from bogs. Propably I should visit more these gorgeous places.

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Mõnus jalutuskäik Hüpassaare rabas. Imeline loojang toimus pilti vaadates paremal pool, kuid lennukid suutsid oma jälje jätta taevasse. Õnneks see pilt meeldib mulle rohkem :) Loodan, et Teilegi.

Icy road to loneliness

Well this is quite nice island for campng :)

From this picture it looks like we have decent winter, but actually it is probably the worst winter that I remember. That’s sad, because I like cold weather. Most normal persons are travelling to someplace warmer when here is quite gray weather, it seems that I have to travel to Norway or Lapland in winter to see snow :)


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Jäine teekond üksikule saarele. Seal oleks telkida täitsa tore. Pilti vaadates jääb mulje nagu oleks meil korralik talv. Kahju, et reaalsus on midagi muud.

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?

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.

Last Journey

Coastline

Beautiful Estonian coastline. If sunset will not happen then long exposure might give some interesting shots :)


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Eesti rannad on ikka ilusad. Seda pihlakat nägin juba mitu nädalat tagasi. Tookord ma ei teinud pilti, kuna loojang ei sobinud. Seekord minu meelest toimib väga hästi.

Golden hour

The Cross

I wonder, Is there treasure under this cross. Should I go digging :)

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.

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.

Rocky Beach

Discovering new places. Definitely will visit soon this place again. Possibly when Northern Lights are active.


Uute kohtade otsingul. Suurte lainetega võib see koht ikka väga huvitav olla.

Diamond

The boulder shines like a diamond in beach.

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Rändrahn särab nagu teemant.

Triangles

Same spot as last picture, but littlebit later. I read that the triangles supposed to have effect to make picture nicer to watch. I hope you like this picture not because triangles :)


Järg esmaspäeval avaldatud pildile. Viimased päikesekiired enne tugevat vihma.
Pildil domineerivad sügisesed toonid, ega palju pole enam jäänud. Eks tuleb hakata rohkem metsas liikuma, et olla sügise saabumiseks valmis. Kuid sügiseste oranžide ja kuldsete toonide jäädvustamine ei olegi nii lihtne. Sellepärast loodusfotograafia nii põnev ongi. Kunagi ei või teada, mis hetke tunnistajaks sa parasjagu satud olema :)

Rain overshadows the sun

Single tree in middle of the field. It was beautiful to watch sunset, but soon after sunset the rain arrived, and it rained a lot. I envy professional photographers whose work is to see these views every day.

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Üksik ideaalses valguses.
Sellele pildile leian kindlasti koha motivatsiooni seinal prindituna.
Umbes 45 min. enne päikeseloojangut olin veel kodus ja mõtlesin, et kas minna välja või mitte, kuna taevas oli pilvine siis ei pruugi värve tekkida. Õnneks siiski otsustasin fotokotiga jalutama minna :)
Just selliste hetkede jaoks on hea kui on olemas meeldetuletus visuaalselt nähtaval kohal ning tuletaks meelde “you just never know…”

Front Line

The camera has always been a guide, and it’s allowed me to see things and focus on things that maybe an average person wouldn’t even notice.
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Calmness

When you take a photo, you often take your own reality into your camera – the reality that you shaped in your mind – and not the real reality over there, whatever it is!
― Mehmet Murat ildan


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Octopus

When you take pictures of nature with passion, nature poses for you more passionately!
― Mehmet Murat ildan


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Through the web

When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.
― Robert Frank

Road to Heaven

The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness
― Yann Arthus-Bertrand


 

Calm before storm

No Lightning

So photography is lot more to me than just a snapshot. I think that, that’s the reason why sometimes I have some motivation problems. I push myself too hard.
About that, I found one very interesting channel at Youtube. It is KelbyOne. I really like this channel topics, especially discussions about inspiration in photography.
If photography is lot more then just a snapshot for you, then I think you will like this channel.

Motion

Out of order

Endless

What a view it was. Lovely.

Foggy evening

Well, I was on my way home from sea. The sunset colors didn’t happen. I thought that this is it for today, but I had no idea that fields were covered with fog. That was nice surprise. So I had about one hour more to find nice composition before darkness. Like I have told before, You never know what nature offers.


Tegelikult oli sedasi, et õnnestus leida üks huvitav koht mereääres, mida soovisin pildistada. Kuid kuna pilved hajusid laiali enne päikeseloojangut siis tuli liikuda koju tagasi. Boonusena oli tekkinud põldudele hoopis paks madal udu ning taevas oli veel näha loojangust tulenevat värvi. Seega õnnestus mõned pildid ikka teha.

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