Mirror, mirror...

1/80 s at F/2, ISO 1000, focal length: 50mm, Photographed with Canon EOS 7D 

Shot at a fair at glass artist Magdalena Tyc-Witwicka's workshop. (Click for bigger version and count people.)


Bow, to look up

Baptismal font, Cistercian Abbey, Krzeszów
1/50 s at F/2.8, ISO 640, focal length: 35mm, 25.08,2012, Krzeszów
Photographed with Canon EOS 7D, EF-S 17-55 f/2.8, handheld



(c) Magda Baborska-Narożny



Two frozen leaves on a car boot. On the way to work.


Winter? Anyone?

Window, Karpacz. February 2012
please click for hi-res



1/100 s at F/8, ISO 100, focal length: 28mm, 6:54, Pielgrzymy 
Photographed with Canon EOS 7D, EF 70-200 f4L


All Saints

1/320 s at F/2.8, ISO 6400, focal length: 55mm, WWI Italian Soldiers' cemetary, Park Grabiszyński, Wrocław
Photographed with Canon EOS 7D, EF-S 17-55 f/2.8, handheld



Colour Abstract with Aircraft Wing



Every year my sister’s family organize a farewell-to-summer-bonfire. Fantastic location to meet the extended family and friends. It is a growing event as guests can have their guests and the number of children keeps growing. Anyway, lots of photographic opportunities, with smoke and light among them. All you need is freshly cut wood ;)



Dom Hotel, Koeln, Germany
1/80 s at F/3,5, ISO 125, 2012:10:11 08:14:15, Koeln, Germany 
 Photographed with Canon Powershot G11, handheld


Big Wheels

Skansen, Jaworzyna Śląska



1/8 s at F/9.1, ISO 100, focal length: 17mm, 2012:09:29 7:04, Pielgrzymy, Karkonosze 
 Photographed with Canon EOS 7D, EF-S 17-55 f/2.8, tripod mounted

(Time) zones


40 minutes

8 s at F/5,6, ISO 200, focal length: 8mm, 06:26,  
Photographed with Canon EOS 7D, Samyang 8mm f/3,5, tripod mounted

1/25 s at F/8, ISO 100, focal length: 17mm, 07:07,  
Photographed with Canon EOS 7D, EF-S 17-55 f/2.8, tripod mounted

 40 minutes apart. 20 minutes before sunrise and 20 minutes after. Worlds apart



The Pilgrims, Karkonosze
30 s at F5.6, ISO 6400, focal length: 8mm, 20:37, Karkonosze
Photographed with Canon EOS 7D, Samyang 8mm f/3.5, tripod mounted

I wanted to photograph this place at sunrise for a long time. Since it is a two hours drive and 1,5 hours hike from my home, going there just for the sunrise did not make much sense. So instead of just the sunrise there was full moon, roaring bucks and the sunrise. We bivouacked next to the path visible just below the trees. But before going to sleep we tried to photograph the moonlit scenery from the rock platform of the middle Pilgrim. The obvious choice was the moon veiled by quickly passing clouds but the results were disappointing - the moving cloud-veil recorded as burned out and all the detail was lost. The above photograph was taken with the moon behind us and you can see our shadows in the middle bottom, below the third Pilgrim.

This is where we were shooting from - the middle Pilgrim, Down below are the lights of Karpacz and if this was TV you could hear the roaring bucks.
Thank you Wojtek and Arnold for this great adventure!
Dear readers, stay tuned for the morning session.



Cistercian Abbey, Krzeszów
1/60 s at F/2.8, ISO 1250, focal length: 40mm, Cistercian Abbey of Krzeszow Photographed with Canon EOS 7D, EF-S 17-55 f/2.8, handheld



at Stanislaw Lem Garden of Experience

LFG Roland D.VIb

LFG Roland D.VIb, 1918
The Roland D.VI was a fighter aircraft commissioned by the German Empire during World War I. Shown here is the beautifully crafted unusual construction of the fuselage with thin overlapping spruce strips on a light wooden frame. The last remaining one is on display at the Polish Aviation Museum in Cracow







Canary Wharf, no. 1 Canada Square

Writing on the wall

A short break from the Corsican adventure. Thames at low tide at Canary Wharf, London


Rondinara #2

3 s at F/9.9, ISO 100, focal length: 17mm, 2012:07:26 05:50:28, Rondinara, Corsica Photographed with Canon EOS 7D, EF-S 17-55 f/2.8, tripod mounted



Wave #1
1/8000 s at F/4.5, ISO 800, focal length: 109mm (cropped)

Wave #2

1/8000 s at F/4.0, ISO 800, focal length: 200mm (cropped)




1/200 s at F/7, ISO 400, focal length: 70mm, 
Photographed with Canon EOS 7D, EF 70-200f4L, handheld, Darktable 1.0.5


Sunrise, Rondinara, Corsica
1/6s f 9.0 ISO 100 at 55mm, 6:13 am, darktable 1.0

Yes, this year, we visited Corsica for the third time. I'm going through the gigabytes that we brought with us. Of photographic data on cards and drives and of good memories in our hearts. Stay tuned.
PS. Thanks to time zones, sunrises at Corsica are at a much more reasonable hour


Riders in the storm

Last Saturday I drove to Mt Ślęża, south of Wrocław together with my son and daughter for a bike ride there. As we were leaving it was hot and sunny but as we approached the mountain we were caught in a small but violent storm. We did have a short ride after all and got back to the car just as another rain approached. It wasn't much of a ride but the nature's show was breathtaking and the kids loved it.
We were packed for a short trail ride, so I left my big camera at home and only took the small G11 with me, just in case. Well, it proved to be THE case and I'd regret it for ever had I not taken it.