Open arms

Z pewnym opóźnieniem kolejne podejście do fotografi gwiazd. Chmury i statki zakłóciły mi co nieco proces twórczy, ale dzięki wyrozumiałości i pozytywnemu nastawieniu bohaterki zdjęcia udało się dokończyć naświetlanie i jakoś wszystko posklejać 🙂


With a small delay another approach to night sky photography. Clouds and ships disrupted the creative process a bit, but thanks to the understanding and positive attitude of the protagonist of the picture I managed to finish the exposure and somehow put it all together 🙂

Zdrowaśki, Długas

Night out

– Chodź na spacer.

– Nie, no nie można przecież, epidemia jest. Będzie choroba albo mandat.

– No co ty, dawaj, idziemy.

– Jak już musisz to idź się poszwędać po ogrodzie.

I tak oto wypuściłem aparat na ogród, żeby się nieco rozruszał. Nie było go całą noc i rano wrócił z czymś takim.


– Come for a walk.

– But we can’t, there is an emergency. We will catch either a virus or a ticket.

– Come on, mate, let’s go.

– Since you really have to, go outside to wander around the garden.

This is how I let my camera go for a strall in the garden.It was gone all night and came back with this.

Forth Bridge

Kiedy byłem dzieckiem mama podarowała mi książkę z serii “Co i jak?” pod tytułem “Mosty”. Na stronie 31-szej znajdował się opis mostu przez zatokę Firth of Forth w Szkocji. Urzekł mnie swoją nietypową konstrukcją i rozmachem. Od tego czasu zawsze chciałem go zobaczyć. Fajnie czasem spełniać marzenia 🙂


When I was a kid my mum bought me a book called “Bridges” under “What and how?” series. On the 31st page there was a descritpion of a bridge crossing the Firth of Forth bay in Scotland. It enchanted me with its unconventional structure and scale. Since then I always wanted to see it. Nice to fulfil dreams every now and again 🙂

Southwark Bridge

Jeden z mniej znanych, a moich ulubionych londyńskich mostów. Pewnie dlatego, że nie ma na nim takiego ogromnego ruchu i zdaje się być względnie spokojny. Fajny z niego widoczek na City ale też w drugą stronę. Chociaż to akurat macie praktycznie z każdego mostu w okolicy.


One of my favourite London bridges. Probably because there traffic is not that heavy and it seems to be fairly tranquil. There is a nice view on the City, as from any bridge in the area.

Zdrowaśki,

Folkestone

Lubię jeździć nad morze. Zawsze można założyć okularek przeciwsłoneczny na obiektyw i naświetlaniem się pobawić 🙂

Oto kawałek Folkestone, świadectwo dawnej chwały brytyjskich nadmorskich kurortów. Ponoć ta chwała się ostatnimi czasy odradza, ale w przypadku tej miejscowości jeszcze tego nie czuć… Dlatego warto tu zajrzeć 🙂 Byłoby całkiem ładnie gdyby nie ten wielki, chamski, promopodobny hotel zasłaniający połowę widoku zarówno z miasta na morze jak i z morza na miasto.

Może, aczkolwiek raczej bym w to powątpiewał, ta powracająca chwała coś z tym zrobi…


I like to go to the seaside. It always gives me a chance to put the “lens’s sunglasses” onto the camera and play a bit with the long exposure 🙂

This is a bit of Folkestone, a reminder of past glory of British sea towns. Apparently the glory is coming back, but well, does not seem to be reaching this place yet… That is why it is worth a visit 🙂 It would be actually quite nice, if not for this gigantic, obnoxious, ferry-like hotel which covers half the view of the sea but also half the view of the town, if looked at from the sea.

Hopefully, however doubtfully, the returning glory will do something about it.

Zdrowaśki,

Bourton-on-The-Water

Bourton-On -The-Water is a nice little village in the Cotswolds. There is peculiar place in this village – a model of if, 9 times smaller. And the funny things is, that in the model, there is another model, in which you can see another one. It is easy to imagine where in theory this is going to ( ∞ ).

Anyway, it was to feel like a giant walking around houses smaller than yourself 🙂

Enjoy,

Massaciuccoli

Hello,

I know it was a bit quiet here last few months but hopefully I will manage to improve it over the summer. Let’s start with my recent experiment. We went to a beautiful natural reserve in Italy. Although I figured that the weather was not perfect, I have decided to take some long exposure pictures. I must confess, a tiny little bit of editing was applied. Seemingly boring gray sky might become much more interesting with slight tone adjustment. Enjoy.

Zdowaśki, Długas

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Smaller rivers

The Thames is the river of London. It has been its backbone for centuries, neighbours many important buildings and historical places, offers amazing city or industrial landscapes.

As nice as it is and as much as I like it, it is not the only one. There is a few smaller rivers and canals which also played their role in developing the city. And, as well,  they also offer a nice walk (or bike ride) with something on the way to catch photographers eye. Below you can find pictures mostly from Lee river.

Zdrowaśki, Długas

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Whitstable

I have always enjoyed playing with long exposure. Unfortunately, in order to work, it requires the camera to see very little light. It means that you could play either at night or in dimmed chambers. Luckily humanity, in all it’s inventiveness, has developed sunglasses for cameras as well 🙂

Zdrowaśki, Długas

 

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