I recently had the amazing opportunity to fly a Diamond DA20 in a circuit around Warsaw — wonderful experience.
Shot with iPhone 12 Mini @ 26 mm: f/1.6, 1/2882s, ISO 32.
Shot with iPhone 11 Pro @ 52 mm: f/2, 1/17 s, ISO 2000.
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 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.
That was a good weekend.
Shot with Sony A7R II + Zeiss ZF 100 mm f/2 Makro-Planer T*: f/2, 1/5000 s, ISO 100.
I went out shooting with the iPhone XS today and was not only surprised by this here peacock sneaking up on me, but also at the result of Portrait Mode and its bokeh. It has a much more natural, analogue look to it, reminiscent of what SLR lenses are capable of producing. It’s not there yet but I like what I see.
Shot with iPhone X @ 52 mm: f/2.4 (simulated f/1.4 by Portrait Mode), 1/122 s, ISO 32.
Royal Łazienki Park in Warsaw is not only one of the most beautiful parks in Europe, it is also home to many squirrels and peacocks.
Shot with Canon 10D + EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS: f/2.8, 1/125 s, ISO 100 @ 200 mm.
Despite knowing how trusting the squirrels in Royal Łazienki Park in Warsaw are, I’m still surprised every single time they decide to not wait for people to bend down to feed the and instead shorten the distance to their favourite delicacy.
Shot with Sony A7R II + Zeiss ZF 100 mm f/2 Makro-Planer T*: f/2, 1/160 s, ISO 1250.
The squirrels in the Royal Łazienki Park in Warsaw are probably the most adorable creatures I have ever seen. Since it’s winter, they’re currently collecting as many nuts as they can, storing them for later by burying them in the ground, and only eating a few. If you happen to have a few with you (they love hazelnuts in particular), you’re in luck — they will literally eat out of your hand.
Shot with Sony A7R II + Zeiss ZF 100 mm f/2 Makro-Planer T*: f/2, 1/100 s, ISO 200.
I was hoping to get a good shot of Warsaw’s city centre on the return flight from Turkey and I started to have my doubts on the approach, still a good fifty kilometres out — the plane was facing the wrong way and the light was terrible. Luckily for me, we did finally swing around so that my seat was facing north, towards the city. Nothing’s perfect however — my seat was a little too far back, the wing blocked some of the view, and the air was rather dirty. I do love how the sky lit up in the last moments before landing — this was something I wasn’t expecting.
Shot with Sony A7R II + FE 28 mm f/2: f/2.8, 1/60, ISO 400.
We spent today’s evening on top of one of Warsaw’s best vista points, near the Royal Castle, waiting for the sunset. Before that happened, I snapped this panorama (total of 8 shots) of Krakowskie Przedmieście, with Warsaw’s ‘sky scrapers’ in the background.
Shot with Fuji X100T: f/8, 1/125, ISO 200.