Today at the ZOO I saw 2 lynx sleeping on the grass. It's quite rare opportunity, most of the time they hide well from public. I stood for a while outside their cat walk before they made any move, but it was worth it. Such cute cats! :)
This weekend, on Saturday, I took a quick trip to the Table Mountains, to Szczeliniec Wielki. Table Mountains is the region I like very much. Peaks are not very high, so you don't have to be in a very good shape to climb them. Forest region is magical with all the rocks and paths between them. This was my third time there. I actually hoped for a little more cloudy weather, but the day turned out to be quite sunny and warm, so no foggy photos that day. ;)
To see this view, you need to climb 665 stairs, but it's definitely worth it. Beautiful both summer and winter (though climbing there in winter can be quite dangerous). The path starts in village Karłów, where you can park your car, and is about 5km long.
Firstly you just climb stairs in the forest (with some rocks for company) to reach height, then you walk more between rocks, sometimes the path gets very narrow, so I wouldn't advise it for someone with claustrophobia. Good boots are a "nice to have" thing because even during summer, the moisture from the rocks is quite strong so path is always wet somewhere.
I am back from my vacation trip to Sweden. Photos will emerge in next couple of weeks. Here's the first one from city of Malmö. The tall building is called Turning Torso, opened in 2005 after city lost it's previous symbol, which was the Kockums Crane. The city itself is beautiful and very IKEA-ish, but in a good way.
Some time ago I saw on one of internet forums lovely photographs from a small lake. I already knew I need to see this place with my own eyes. When I acquired it's location, I picked a day with a good weather and drove there to watch the sunset.
I didn't find out how is this lake called, but the village it is nearest to, it's Kondratowice. The lake itself is very small, the road there goes through fields and it's quite bumpy. There are some fishes inside (there were a few fisherman there), also a number of mosquitoes was very high and eventually made me leave. But the view was definitely worth it. I also took the chance to practice long time shots. The mountain in the distance is called Ślęża (718 m a.s.l.).
I added new gallery from trip to Bieszczady last summer, but I don't have the head to write anything about the trip since I am a bit ill at the moment. I will add it later.
Update: Finally I have written the story about the trip. Enjoy. :)
Something new appeared in Animals gallery. It's a photo of a Chameleon (specific specie unknown to me) taken at Zoo-Botanica fair last year. It was really hard to take a good picture due to large amount of people and very bad photo conditions such as low light and cages that would be visible no matter what you do and where you stand. So I believe this photo will be the only one from this event. I may post some fishes to deviantArt as a wallpaper, but will see about that. Have a nice day. :)
Uhh, finally! I took quite some time (over a year) to process couple of shots from 2013 edition of Thanks Jimi Festival that's being held in a beautiful city of Wrocław, Poland. For those who don't know - it's an annual event, one day, when thousands of guitarists meet to jointly perform a song by Jimi Hendrix - "Hey Joe" and try to break Guiness world record. The last record comes from 2014 edition (which I did not attend) with 7344 people playing. For more information check official website: http://en.heyjoe.pl/ . Click on the photo to see full story.
IR photography is something I always new I would try. I think it's finally happening - I just bought IR Cokin filter (still waiting for delivery). Hopefully one day I can make stunning photos like this.
New photo of Northern Hawk Owl was added recently. This little guy is not often sitting in a plain view of the ZOO, but this time I was lucky enough to capture a portrait of him.