A hesitating treehugger?

1/100 s F/8 ISO 400 EF-S 17-55 at 42mm, polarizer, handheld
Lake Daisy Nature Reserve; 17.04.2010 17:15 

No - a mom keeping an eye on her energetic son (behind the big beech tree)


Into the Sun

En route to the Great Owl in Owl Mts
1/800 s F/5 ISO 400 EF70-200 at 184mm ,handheld 19:11 29 July 2008

 Late afternoon mountain biking adventure. Right after work and into the mountains. To feel the breeze and stare into the setting sun...


A walk

Plenty of steps to be taken.

An evening walk in Bystrzyca Valey Landscape Park.


House Under the Ivy, Karpacz

Childhood memories set aside, this is a very fine example of a farmer house from the beginning of XXc in Sudety. This ivy (hedera helix) is a listed Natural Monument, so is the Swiss Pine or Arolla Pine (Pinus cembra) at the right edge.
The workflow for the above image included b/w conversion using red filter in Digital Photo Professional (Canon's software supplied with the camera), -1EV, 0EV, +1EV bracket sequence from RAW (I find it really hard to get aligned sequence from separate images), enfusing the seqence into a single image and straightening the verticals in Hugin panorama software (the enfuse function is bundled with Hugin but can be used as standalone). Final crop and minor cloning in lower left corner was made in Gimp. All programs mentioned are either supplied with the camera or Open Source.