Another Unforgettable Trip

Hi folks!

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An Unforgetable Trip
An Unforgetable Trip (continued)

Let me share with you another trip I’ve been to. It happened at the end of May this year and this time I went to the Ciucas Peak together with a few friends. This peak is part of the Ciucas Mountains which themselves belong to the southern Oriental Carpathian (for reference check the map of the Prahova County in Romania).

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How I Edit My Pictures

Introduction

After more than 4 years of posting to this blog (thanks to all of you for reading my posts) the time has come for an article regarding photo editing. It’s not meant to be a general purpose tutorial (there are countless on the web) but more like a personal opinion regarding the art of adding a personal touch to pictures. During years I developed a work-flow that helped me improve the quality of my photos. This was done in more steps, starting with simple editing in ViewNX2 and ending with processing in Lightroom and (since recently) using Photoshop.

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Capturing Its Prey

In previous post (Photography and Overcoming Phobias) I was telling you about how photography helped me put the fear of spiders under control by taking photos of them. Now I would like to continue to share with you some of my findings about this phobia.

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So why do we fear spiders (if we do of course)? There could be some good reasons for this.
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Photography and Overcoming Phobias

Everyone has his/her own fears.  Like the song says “I’m only human after all”. But some of us even have real phobias like fear of the dark, phobias of large areas (agoraphobia), small areas (claustrophobia), mice, rats, other small animals and last but not least … insects and arachnids!

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What Photography Means to Me (3)

Although nature photography is my “major”, I occasionally practiced other genres like: wedding and child christening photography, club event photography, fashion, portrait. This is because I like photography in general and each experience can be interesting and useful as well. And as mentioned before it adds to the overall experience and enriches it.

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The Blizzard

Getting out in the field and taking pictures is not always a comfortable process. Sometimes it’s too hot outside and you need to drink tons of liquids to keep up (https://callofnatureblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/airshows-3/). In other situations it rains and you have to pay attention to the equipment, as not all cameras and lenses are weather sealed (https://callofnatureblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/droplets-2/). And last but not least, it might be so cold that you wish you were home with a cup of hot tea nearby (https://callofnatureblog.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/winter-in-alba-iulia-2/).

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Birds (5)

Hi guys,

Welcome to my first post for this year! I’ll get back to birds, which has gradually become one of my favorite photographic subjects. To compare it with macro photography it is somehow more relaxing and the success rate might in specific cases be higher. I say specific cases referring to still birds because birds-in-flight (BIF) is a completely different story (for me it is still in many respects an uncharted territory).

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