Pictures Taken During Quarantine (Lockdown)

Hi guys,

This is my first post after the “official” end of quarantine in Romania. As in many other countries the pandemic situation caused a lockdown so all inhabitants had to stay in their houses unless a good justification was in place to go out. And of course photography was not accepted as a reason.¬†

I won’t comment much on this situation as the internet is full of opinions and to be honest I’m pretty fed up with this subject. What I would like to talk about instead is how I handled this from a photographic point of view.

As probably mentioned before I consider myself an outdoor photographer and taking nature pictures is almost synonym with “get out of the house”. Consequently by being forced into a “house arrest” my options were severely limited so I had to find more opportunities indoors. Let me present you the ones I found and took advantage of.

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Moonlight (2)

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It’s been some time since I took my last moonscape photos so I thought I should give it a shot. Actually there are two reasons I decided to “return” to the moon: one the one hand when a national lockdown is in place there are less options for nature photography as the concept of “outdoor” fades out. Fortunately it is not forbidden to photograph the sky from home, neither in daytime or at night. On the other hand I bought a new long lens three months ago (Tamron 100-400) and from the very beginning I wanted to test it in moonlight.

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Meet the Crows

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Some time ago I wrote an article about Pigeons. These birds can be encountered almost everywhere, both in large urban areas and in the wilderness. Now I decided it’s time to write about another type of common birds, namely the crows. Who hasn’t met a crow yet? Who hasn’t heard its screams, which might sometimes be pretty disturbing especially when a high count of them gathers in the area. Well, no matter what some folks say I find them fascinating. Why? I’ll explain in the next sections.

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Birds I Photographed for the First Time in 2019. And the Story behind the Pictures.

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This is my first post in 2020 so let me wish you a Happy New Year!

Back to 2019 I can say it was a fruitful year for me from a photographic point of view. On the one hand I learned new stuff like the Ansel Adams Zone¬†System or using the back button for auto-focus (BBAF). On the other hand I had the opportunity to shoot interesting subjects for the first time, some of which I haven’t even seen or heard of before. Most of these are birds and in this post I would like to say a few words about each of these beautiful beings. So let’s get started!

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My View on Post-processing Photos. One Touch Editing vs. Extensive Editing

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In this post I will continue to write about my vision regarding post-processing of pictures. There is much to say about this subject and indeed countless books have been written. However I don’t intend to “teach” you how to do this but instead only strive to share my personal experience.

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The Beauty of Malta. Nine Places that are Definitely Worth Seeing

Hi again folks!

In this post I will write a few words about my last trip abroad which took place in September this year. I went to Malta and had the opportunity to see both larger islands (Malta and Gozo) and also two of the smaller ones (Komino and Kominotto). There are many things to say about Malta but I’ll try to focus on the essential stuff here, namely the places that impressed me the most.

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