A view of the Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels) and Promenade des Anglais from Parc du Mont Boron, where amazing views are to be had. Looking west, at the very left tip of land is Nice Côte d’Azur Airport. See a photo of the view to the east below…
Shot with Sony A7R II + FE 28 mm f/2: f/8, 1/320 s, ISO 100.
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Amazing place, well worth visiting. The colours and surrounding area are absolutely stunning.
Shot with Sony A7C + FE 35 mm f/1.8: f/8, 1/160 s, ISO 100.
I always found it extremely satisfying if I managed to get a good shot of one of these cute rodents.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS: 200mm, f/2.8, 1/100s, ISO 400.
I remember thinking back then that that terrace was one place I wouldn’t mind eating breakfast on.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 16-35 mm f/2.8L: 35mm, f/8, 1/250s, ISO 100.
I took a motorcycle from Georgioupoli to Elafonisi, along the west coast of Crete — that stretch of road is truly fantastic.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 16-35 mm f/2.8L: 35mm, f/8, 1/200s, ISO 100.
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One of the views from the beach in Georgioupoli on Crete.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 16-35 mm f/2.8L: 35mm, f/11, 30s, ISO 100.
This was shot under Świętokrzyski Bridge in Warsaw.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 24-70 mm f/2.8L: 25mm, f/22, 0.4s, ISO 100.
This shot was taken a few minutes before the fireworks show of The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. I was lucky enough to have a pretty good spot to take the shots from, but I really wish I had had a better camera back then.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 16-35 mm f/2.8L: 16mm, f/10, 5s, ISO 100.
Since I’m going through my library chronologically, there might be a few more squirrels coming up in the near future.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS: 200mm, f/2.8, 1/125s, ISO 400.
Squirrels have the best PR of all rodents — they’re just so cute.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS: 185mm, f/2.8, 1/200s, ISO 400.
This shot is not only has terrible composition, but it’s also very soft and underexposed (thank you RAW!), however this squirrel is much too adorable to not post it. I did have only a second or so to take the photo, so there’s that, but I have to admit, the quality difference in DSLR sensors has come a long way in recent years.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS: 185mm, f/2.8, 1/250s, ISO 400.
The shot above (as well as the one below) were both shot on the same day as “Looking On” from yesterday, but these are an example of two failures on my part. The squirrels in Warsaw’s Royal Łazienki Park often take on the funniest of poses, but they only hold them for a second or less. This means that there’s barely any time to focus, let alone manually correct. I managed to take these two shots and they were separated by only 0.04 seconds (not a typo; 4 hundredths of a second; the shot above was taken at 14:03:44 and the one below at 14:03:48, which you can check in the EXIF). This is a prime example of why the Canon 10D never cut it for fast-paced shots — it’s AF just couldn’t keep up, back-focusing on the first shot and front-focusing on the second.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS: 200mm, f/2.8, 1/320s, ISO 400.
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Those people in the background left a nut for the squirrel and continued walking. I like to imagine the squirrel’s looking on, wondering if they’ll come back with more. Shot in Royal Łazienki Park.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS: 200mm, f/2.8, 1/160s, ISO 100.
I have been to Barcelona a few times but have yet to understand why so many people love this city. Sure, there are some pretty amazing things to see, but as a whole, it has nothing that attracts my interest, which is strange, since I usually find something to love about a place. And yes, this includes the Basílica de la Sagrada Família, from which I took this photo.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 24-70 mm f/2.8L: 30mm, f/8, 1/400s, ISO 100.
Slovenia’s coast isn’t particularly long but it is beautiful.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 24-70 mm f/2.8L: 46mm, f/8, 1/320s, ISO 100.
I couldn’t help but post another shot of this wonderful fairytale castle — it really is stunning sight to behold.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS: 200mm, f/8, 1/320s, ISO 100.
Built in the 19th century, this was the most “technologically” advanced castle of its time, with toilets on every floor, equipped with automatic flushing systems, a central heating system, and many more amenities. It also inspired the castle you often see in Disney’s title card. It is much more impressive in person and I consider it a must-see.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS: 200mm, f/8, 1/320s, ISO 100.
I had another trip to Paris in 2006. I specifically wanted to get some night shots of the Arc de Triomphe. Unfortunately, I couldn’t bring my tripod with me, so I shot handheld, which didn’t do me any favours. I really need to go there properly prepared one day.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 16-35 mm f/2.8L: 16mm, f/2.8, 1/4s, ISO 100.
This was my first solo sightseeing trip in Paris and I still remember most of it.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 24-70 mm f/2.8L: 27mm, f/8, 1/320s, ISO 100.
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I took this photo on the same night as the one of Świętokrzyski Bridge. This was years before I moved to Warsaw, and I can’t quite recall why I was visiting at the time, but we had a fun night, driving around the city, shooting places which my friend never had a chance to photograph.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 24-70 mm f/2.8L: 62mm, f/8, 4s, ISO 100.
479 metres long, 90 metres high, supported by 48 cables. It’ll be 20 years old this year.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 24-70 mm f/2.8L: 48mm, f/8, 5s, ISO 100.
This was probably the saddest and most tragic place that I have ever been in — it changed my perspective on so many things. I can still remember exactly what I felt back then, even though 15 years have passed.
This is a place everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime, especially as current political events unfold worldwide.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 24-70 mm f/2.8L: 46mm, f/8, 1/500s, ISO 100.
“Zdrój” fountain is constructed of glass and granite. It was created in 1996 by Alojzy Gryt and was extremely controversial at the time, its design seen as too modern in comparison to Wrocław’s Town Square. It was supposed to have been removed in 1998, but it remains standing.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 16-35 mm f/2.8L: 17mm, f/8, 2s, ISO 100.
One of the most amazing castles in Europe — a must-see. Make sure to visit the “Przy Oślej Bramie” restaurant — delicious!
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 16-35 mm f/2.8L: 16mm, f/8, 1/180s, ISO 100.
We took the morning train from Kandy to Ella and it wasn’t an easy journey — the train was full packed with people. I regret that we didn’t take the night train, which arrives in Ella in the morning and is supposedly close to empty. This is the train that I wrote about earlier. If we were to do this route again, I would definitely get on the train in Nanuoya and get off in Ella, to shorten the journey and still get to see all the wonderful views.
Shot with Sony A7R II + FE 28 mm f/2: f/5.6, 1/60 s, ISO 100.
We arrived early, around 6:00 in the morning, hoping to get some nice shots before the sun came out, but that wasn’t necessary. My best shots were from around 7:15-7:45.
Shot with Sony A7R II + FE 28 mm f/2: f/5.6, 1/80 s, ISO 100.
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Udawalawe National Park in southern Sri Lanka is home to 500-600 elephants. We were lucky enough to see three newborns and around 30 different ones in total. These older females, as seen above, were leading a herd of around eight or ten elephants, including two newborns. It was a sight to behold!
Shot with Sony A7R II + Zeiss ZF 100 mm f/2 Makro-Planer T*: f/5.6, 1/200 s, ISO 100.
Just as we were boarding our next flight in Doha, the sun and sky decided to show off a bit. Wish you could have seen this in person.
Shot with iPhone 11 Pro @ 52 mm: f/2, 1/50 s, ISO 160.