Śnieżka at sunset

Śnieżka at sunset, Karkonosze
1/60 s at F/5.6, ISO 800, focal length: 23mm, 2008-07-12, Równia pod Śnieżką
Photographed with Canon EOS 30D, EF-S 17-55 f/2.8, handheld


Rythm of the Saints

WWI Italian Soldiers' Cemetary, Park grabiszyński, Wrocław
30s at F/10, ISO 100, focal length: 17mm, 2011:12:02 16:08:38, Park Grabiszynski
Photographed with Canon EOS 30D, EF-S 17-55 f/2.8, tripod mounted



1/125 s at F/3.5, ISO 100, focal length: 55mm, 24 Nov 2011 9:09, backyard
Photographed with Canon EOS 30D, EF-S 17-55 f/2.8,tripod mounted



Roots of a giant fir, Adrspassko-Teplicke Skaly
1/30 s at F/6.3, ISO 400, focal length: 70mm, 2 May 2008
Photographed with Canon EOS 30D, EF 70-200 f4L, handheld

Kiedy ranne wstają zorze...

1/160 s at F/5, ISO 320, focal length: 200mm, 13 Apr 2008, above Strzecha Akademicka, Karkonosze
Photographed with Canon EOS 30D, EF 70-200 f4L, handheld

This image was taken during our early spring trip to Karkonosze. We slept at Strzecha Akademicka and I went out to photograph at sunrise. This is just after the sunrise, with the sun off the right edge to retain the beautiful muted palette of colours.


Waiting for winter

Słonecznik at sunrise, Karkonosze
1/250 s at F/5, ISO 320, focal length: 149mm, 13 Apr 2008 5:48, Równia pod Śnieżką
Photographed with Canon EOS 30D, EF 70-200 f/4L, handheld


Kalenica Bukowa, #200

1/320 s at F/8, ISO 100, Av, focal length: 55mm, 2011/11/13, Kalenica Bukowa, góry Sowie 
Photographed with Canon EOS 30D, EF-S 17-55 f/2.8, handheld.
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 A beautiful day. We left very early ;) (9:30 which is middle of the night when speaking of getting the whole family up, fed and into the car) and spent the whole day walking one of our favourite trails, from Przełęcz Jugowska to Kalenica Bukowa via Rymarz. The night was frosty and foggy so in shaded areas there was still some frost on the ground. It was warm and the view from the obsrervation tower at Kalenica were simply breathtaking. I have brought more images to work on then I hoped for.
As this is the 200th post, as has become now a tradition I'm offering a print of your choice from what's been shown here. Just e-mail me.



Wave, Park Brochowski, Wrocław

1/25 s at F/5.6, ISO 100, focal length:180mm (equiv)
Photographed with  Canon Powershot G11 handheld

Devil's Kitchen, Szczeliniec

Devil's Kitchen, Szczeliniec, Góry Stołowe
1/400 s at F/13, ISO 800, focal length: 28mm
Photographed with  Canon EOS 30D, EF-S 17-55 f/2.8, handheld



Rock face and trees, Skalne Mesto

Martinske Steny at sunset, Adrspassko-Teplicke Skaly
1/3o s F/8 ISO 100 EF-S 17-55 at 47mm, tripod mounted,



Noticed this leaf (tree) just beside the dirt road on a family afternoon walk in the forest. Sometimes all you need is some care not to tread on the little wonders of this world (and a camera at hand).


The Sun

The suns from the proportional solar system model created during the SpaceWalk. The character of this double portrait seemed so time-distant, hence the retro processing.



Sorry, but I forgot the name of the plant. Very pleasant to touch :)


Sunrise at Stawy Milickie

Sunrise at Stawy Milickie

1/8000 s F/4.5 ISO 400 EF70-200f4L at 188mm, handheld

I think I prefer sunrises. the transition from darkness to light. the beginning and not the end. the effort it takes to rise early and be there and watch the world wake.



Teplicke Skaly #3

Rock Towers, Adršpašsko-teplické skály
1/60s f8 ISO 100 EF-S 17-55 at 40mm, tripod mounted, 4.10.2011 16:01


Śnieżka at sunset

Śnieżka, Karkonosze, seen from Ślęża. photo MBN

A beautiful day it was.


The Hat

The Hat and the girl. Marcelina in Bonifacio


Lone Tree

Burnt Macchia, Corse
1/5o s F/7.1 ISO 400 EF-S 17-55 at 17mm, polarizer, handheld 

Mountains of Corsica, once covered with oak forests, now are home to Macchia or Maquis, intensely fragrant shrubland. Due to dry summer and highly flamable plants forming macchia fires are very common here.


Fautea, Corse

1/100 s F/4.0 ISO 100 EF 70-200f4L at 200mm, polarizer, handheld

Last Light on Sokolica

Sokolica, dolina Będkowska
1/2 s F/8 ISO 100 EF 70-200 at 200mm, polarizer, tripod mounted, 2011-09-24, 17:22


Szumy, dolina Będkowska

Wodospad Szumy, dolina Będkowska
18o s F/11 ISO 100 EF-S 17-55 at 35mm, tripod mounted, 17:48, 24-09-2011

A short brake from the Corsican adventure here, pictures from this sunny weekend trip to Dolina Będkowska near Cracow. Mostly a family meeting, but I managed to slip away to photograph this small waterfall, next to a very frequented rock, poetically called by climbers (and on maps as well) Dupa Słonia (the Elephant's Ass)


San Marcello, Aleria, Corse

Double headed horse, Church of San Marcello, Aleria

San Marcello, Aleria
When travelling north along the east coast we stopped at Aleria, where the Roman settlement was unearthed, to visit the museum of antiquities. The museum, housed within an old fort, was full of precious things but seemed a bit outdated as far as exhibition design was concerned. The Corsica Museum in Corte, I will mention it here later, is a different story.
In front of the fort is the church of San Marcello built in 1886 but (as far as I can understand) in place of the much older structure dating from early middle ages (one of the five cathedrals built in Corse during XII c). The sculptures featured above are on the southern wall of the church. Does anyone can tell me what is written here?



 1/25 s F8 ISO 100 EF-S 17-55 @28mm 8/17/2011 1:49 pm

We're back! I'll be posting now images taken during our vacation, so stay tuned. I managed to gather some material for my two ongoing projects, one old and one in the making - I'll write more later.


After the storm

Shot this from the roof of our house today. Truly amazing colours in the sky.



Marcelina, Ligota Piękna



Spiderwebs and moss, Szczeliniec, Góry Stołowe