It’s done, finished

Rally Estonia 2015 has come to an end.

An epic weekend, full of traveling, dust, gravel and great weather. As I said in the last year: “That was awesome – a great rally!”

You can see the whole collection here:
(https://www.flickr.com/photos/andrespildistab/sets/72157653822973834)

And those are my favorites:

Before the start
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Improvise for a good spot
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Detailed madness
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http://aclickatatime.wordpress.com @ work
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Rally selfie
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Helicopter.jpg
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Check out these links for more images:
https://aclickatatime.wordpress.com/ (a click at a time’s photoblog)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/andrespildistab/sets/72157653822973834 (my flicker album)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/31947974@N00/sets/72157656027611456 (a click at a time’s flicker album)

Take care!
Hope you all had a nice weekend!

An afternon of outdoor adventures

First off – there’s a rally coming up (http://rallyestonia.com/) – so as always we drove through all of the stages, looking for perfect spots for taking pictures. Unfortunately due to the recent sad events in the Estonian Rally World most of the “good” spots are marked as “prohibited area”, as the organizers can’t guarantee the safety of the spectators outside of the marked areas. Of course there are other reasons as well (crops, private land etc.).
I wish I could sit on that spot all the weekend, but it’s located in the deepest, darkest zone of the “prohibited area”. I hope that all the co-drivers will mark these turns as “slow” or “dangerous”.

With this picture I wish you all a nice weekend, enjoy spectating the rally, driving and get back home safe!

THE Loch Ness of South-Estonia
THE Loch Ness of South-Estonia

After some dusty gravel roads we parked our car and went orienteering. As a fluffy person I decided to pick a shorter track (4km) – I managed to run/walk 4.88km in 1h 1min 40sec. After finishing I realized that my sporty wife took a longer track and wouldn’t be back soon – so I took the camera out yet again. These were the results:

One man's shed is another's castle
One man’s shed is another one’s castle
Infrared field plant (no idea what's it called)
Infrared field plant (no idea what’s it called)
The world of water droplets
The world of water droplets
Infrared of an abandoned house. I instantly remembered a song called:
Infrared of an abandoned house. I instantly remembered a song called: “Kerli – Creepshow”

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FiE00ftfSY)

Anyways as I have a lot of followers and I can’t check all of your blogs and homepages – why don’t you leave me a comment on how are you and what are your plans for the weekend?
Take care!

Baby Steps

Here we go.
As my wife had a dentist appointment, I had some time to go trigger happy with my camera.
Few hours with Darktable and here are the results:

untouched
untouched

I even managed to use the IR filter.

Elva is a 'shroom town
Elva is a ‘shroom town

All my trusty followers – Thanks!

Suspicious Substance

IMG_1448_1024I think this bird is carrying poop. Do they do that, bring poop out of their nests like that? I should probably contact somebody who knows something about birds and ask, it would also be interesting to know which member of the tit family are they. They are far too small to be great tits, but the markings seem different than those of marsh or willow tits. A coal tit perhaps?

Forgotten

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When the farm was built, the river was probably the fastest and easiest connection route to the nearest city (Tartu). Nowadays, the place is nearly deserted. No-one wants to live in the middle of nowhere, no matter how beautiful the sights are.

P.s. Notice how people back then were clever enough to build their houses higher up, so that they wouldn’t be affected by flood waters?

Taking Cover

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Poor bumblebees. It was +18C and sunny on Saturday, everything came alive. And then on Sunday we were presented with rainfall and miserable coldness. This little thing decided to hide in a daffodil and wait it out. Hopefully the weather will improve soon.

You remember me? Well… I’m back!

Hey you all!

It has been way too long time.
I won’t waste your time with my lame excuses but I promise that I’ll make at least one post per week.

We have finally found a suitable apartment in a perfect spot, moved again and settled in.
As one problem found it’s solution, yet another one arose. Our wedding is in 90 days and we haven’t planned anything (prolly ’cause our finance department isn’t working that well).
Would you like to support us, buy our pictures or order a calendar with our artwork? Let me know!!!

Less talk, more pictures:

Went to photograph the northern lights, found this little guy instead.
Went to photograph the northern lights, found this little guy instead.
A fisherman
A fisherman
Nature
Nature
R(W)oof
R(W)oof
Those things
Those things
Fuck you too!
Fuck you too!
Tartu Observatory
Tartu Observatory
Tartu
Tartu

Ups and downs.

Hey you all!

I’ve lost many of you since my last post – that’s what happens if you’re trying to run a photography blog and won’t upload any new photos (- 30 followers).

So why have I been so “sleepy” for the past four months?
1) We had to move a lot = no time to operate the shutter.
2) Education and stuff = same result.
3) No inspiration = every picture I took was pale and lame, no reason to upload it here.
4) Computer troubles = no HDD to import my *.RAW files.
5) I was writing a book as a Christmas present to my wife (soon to become).

Happy holidays to you all! I hope to upload some fantastic frames soon.

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!

The Tail of a Wet Pussy

IMG_4254_1024Once upon a time, on a warm day in May, a plan of going on a fishing adventure was formed. But feeling remorseful about leaving our cat at home alone, we figured we would bring her with us. 

In our defence, she is our first cat, having only owned dogs previously, and dogs LOVE to go on road trips. She fetches toys, much like a dog, so why wouldn’t she enjoy an afternoon by the lake?

Well, I can tell you why she didn’t enjoy it – why, it’s because she fell in the water, that’s why!

I was too busy laughing (after I had made sure she wasn’t drowning, of course) to take a proper picture, so this is the only shot I got, but I think it portrays her feelings about the situation quite well. 

She enjoyed the rest of the outing a lot more, after learning that water is indeed wet.

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