Czech Jizera Mountains

Late in 2017 I was on a 4 day workshop in Jizera Mountains on Czech side. We visited few places, got up at 4am, climbed the mountain in the dark, took photos, came down to rest and eat and in the afternoon climbed another place, took photos and came back in the dark. I must tell that it was very tiring. I was expecting a little better photos but you can’t really control weather (although it was not all bad) and I wasn’t really “feeling” all the places. But it was fun I do not regret doing it. And I really needed a group nudge to wake up and climb a mountain so early in the morning, basically doing it being half asleep. :)

First small patch is from Palicznik peak, sunset time. A lot of clouds unfortunately.

Second patch was taken during sunrise from Frýdlantské Cimbuří peak, then catched waterfalls on the way down.

Third patch is from sunrise from Jizera peak.

Last sunrise - village Jizerka.

Lastly, on my way back I snapped a photo of Frydlant Castle.

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Autumn shots from Milicz Ponds

Around a year ago I bought a manual lens, Takumar 50mm/1.4 and I enjoy the image it's producing very much. Especially on 1.4 aperture. Late autumn I took it to the nature to play with it. Here are some shots from the day, macro ones are from Takumar.

Milicz Ponds part 2

Here are some more photos from Milicz ponds, this time from this year. Enjoy as I enjoyed my visit there. :)

Kondratowice

     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.

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     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.).