Standing Strong

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Pictured: The Castle of Keila-Joa, read more about it here

The new school year began, and it was as if summer hadn’t happened at all – a blink of an eye and I was back in the dreaded classroom. This, together with moving to a new apartment; work commitments; crippling migraines; and all sorts of other things to take up one’s time, creates a situation, where the last post in this blog was nearly a month ago and I haven’t picked up the camera even once in the meantime. There’s still even a backlog of stuff from the summer I would like to share, but I simply haven’t had the time to organise any of it.

I have no idea when I will manage to get into some kind of a routine that will allow me to enjoy things that I actually like doing, so I won’t be making any promises about when you can expect me to begin updating this thing regularity again. All I wanted to say is that firstly, I’m sorry about the unexpected hiatus and secondly, I hope you will bear with me and not give up just yet! Keep checking back and I promise, one day soon, I will surprise you all with a ton (or a little less) of new posts! You can even drop a comment and let me know what would you especially like to see here?

Have a nice autumn and see you soon!

Summary of the trip

As I mentioned two posts back – we had a road trip today. First stop was the Taagepera castle, because I thought it would be a nice place for our wedding (next summer). This is the first photo I took in the area – not a very warming view:

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Tourists checking out the castle’s exterior and listening to their tour guide’s talk (left):
Taagepera castle’s main entrance (right):
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In conclusion we decided to keep looking for a suitable place (as we don’t quite know yet, what it is exactly that we want…)

There is something about this picture that somehow makes me really-really sad. 🙁 :
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Inverse-reverse-flipped-mirror (left):
That would be a nice house to live in (right):
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To sum up today’s trip – it was awesome. Tripping shall definitely continue!

To new followers – Thank You for following, I will most definitely check out your sites and leave a mark.
To people who like and comment my work / posts – Thank you too! Likes and comments are the things that keep me going. Besides my fiance and love. 🙂

You’re all just great! Thanks!
Bu-bye!

Old Castle Ruins

So… Seems like I have taken “Picture a Day” challenge very “seriously”.

Well… Next year I will take part in all of them (In my hopes and dreams).

Few days back me and my girlfriend took a walk in Old Castle ruins located near the town where I grew up.
In the ruins we found a very well lit suspension bridge and fortunately I had my camera with a tripod handy (the best gift for christmas this year).
There should be EXIF with the file, but in case you are wondering:
HDR bracket: (-2;2)
ISO: 100
Exposure: 2 ; 1/2 / 8
Aparture: 8
Lens used: Canon EFS 17-85; 1:4-5.6 IS USM (Manual focus, Stabililizer off). Focal lenght: 17mm
Camera Used: My PrEcIoUs Canon EOS 400D with firmware upgrade.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop + NIK filters (Boosted Red layer, removed some noise, merged HDR).

And here is the result:

A suspension bridge in Old Castle Ruins located in the town near which I grew up.
A suspension bridge in Old Castle Ruins located in the town near which I grew up.

In case I won’t get here before it’s time: Have a nice New Year’s Eve!