20February 2017

Breakfast with the View

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Yesterday I had 30th birthday and was very lucky to spend it in London. I didn't take many photos there (I even didn't have my tripod with me) but I still captured a few images worth sharing.The first one was taken from Aqua Shard restaurant at the 31st level of the Shard, where I had some wonderful breakfast. The food was delicious and the view was stunning and even though it wasn't sunrise the light was still very soft and dramatic. Wonderful experience! And the price of the breakfast was comparable to visiting the viewing terrace ūüôā Taking photo and post-processing As I mentioned I didn't have my tripod with me. In fact I even didn't have my mighty 5D MK IV! [...]

9February 2017

Sleeklens Landscape Photoshop Actions Review

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Recently I was approached by Jane from Sleeklens to review their Landscape Adventure Workflow actions for Photoshop and so here's the review. You can get the actions here: https://sleeklens.com/product/landscape-adventure-photoshop-actions/ The regular price is 120 USD although at the time of writing the actions are on extra-sale and you can get them for 49 USD instead. Actions should work both in Photoshop CC and Photoshop Elements. First of all, installing the actions was super easy. The actions are divided into several categories which are useful in landscape photography editing workflow. From basic adjustments like Exposure, Base, Tone, Temperature to ones that change the look of the image significantly - Specialty (which contains a few special effects e.g. "Dreamy Landscape" or "Sunset Flare") and All in One category that applies certain look to your images, like for instance [...]

7February 2017

Colors of Cuba

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Slightly different post today as it will contain several images instead of one as usually. Cuba (especially Havana but not only) is full of wonderful colors, textures and amazing detail virtually wherever you look. From facades of the old colonial buildings, to fruit sold by street merchant to vintage cars. And in this post I will show several examples of them found in various Cuban cities, mainly in Trinidad and Havana. Even though the images are something different from my usual work, I hope you will enjoy them too.

3February 2017

Morning Light from Pico do Arieiro

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Today I would like to share with you image I took in the summer last year in the beautiful island of Madeira. This one was taken from top of Pico do Arieiro mountain at sunrise and it features some gorgeous golden light. If you're travelling to Madeira any time soon, make sure to read my best photo spots in Madeira, to get better idea what you can photograph there. On a slightly unrelated topic, I made another change to this blog, very subtle this time. From now on when you click on the photo in the post, it will redirect you to my SmugMug account where you will be able to see the photo in bigger size (as well as purchase it as print if [...]

31January 2017

Kegon Falls in Japan

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I'm still very busy and haven't taken any photo this year yet. However, I still have plenty of nice images from my last year trips and today I would like to share one of them. It shows amazing Kegon Falls in the Nikko area in Japan. Also, in the last few days I slightly modified the layout of the blog. Also further to your comments (both here on the blog, Facebook and sent by email) I will be making additional adjustments to the blog layout to make it simpler to navigate as some of you pointed out that navigation right now is quite complex. Taking photo and post-processing As I wanted water to be smooth I decided to use long exposure. As [...]

26January 2017

Tips on chasing Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) in Japan

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At the same time last year I started preparing for my Japan trip in March - April later that year. One of the main goals of the trip was to see beautiful phenomenon known as sakura or cherry blossoms. Cherry blossoms are found in many countries of the world but only Japan is so crazy about them - there are thousands of thousands of trees around the country, there are sakura parties (known as hanami), there are sakura-flavored icecream, sakura Coca Cola. Even one of the shinkansen trains is called sakura. Yes, cherry trees are important for Japan. As planning trip for the sakura might be a bit difficult, here are some tips on how to increase your chances of photographing and seeing this beautiful phenomenon. BTW if you're interested in [...]

18January 2017

New Layout on the Blog

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If you're frequent visitor to this blog, then you probably noticed that yesterday I changed layout of the blog completely. Especially I introduced new homepage, while the blog is available here. More changes are coming in the next few days (mainly to simplify a few sections of the blog, clean the fonts, improve sections spacing, etc.) but I'm already interested in hearing your opinions. Do you like the changes? Or maybe you preferred the old look? Also it's possible that some functionality was broken due to the changes I did. So I'd really appreciate it if you could let me know about any link or feature of the blog that doesn't work anymore.

13January 2017

Sunrise in Havana

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Unfortunately I’m very busy recently and don’t have much time to¬†write new posts but that should change soon. One of the things I’m currently working on is the new¬†layout of the blog. I hope to finish it by the end of the month. It should make finding interesting content much easier as right now I have a feeling that a lot of interesting posts get lost. As for the photo it shows one very beautiful¬†sunrise in Havana, Cuba photographed from the roof of one of the buildings. […]

3January 2017

Most Popular Posts in 2016

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First of all I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year! Last year I shared a lot of articles on my blog and below is the Top 10 list based on popularity. Please note that only articles from 2016 are included in this list (otherwise HDR tutorial would be on top as usually ūüėČ ). ON1 Effects 10 Review - in 2016 I started to use ON1 Effects plugin as my finishing touch tool for almost all my images and I'm loving it. Why? Read this review to find out. Landscape Photography Tips - the list of 27 landscape photography tips most of which I use when I'm out shooting nature. These¬†tips will help you to get better landscape photos in a [...]

28December 2016

My Best Photos of 2016

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Year 2016 is coming to an end so it's a time of summaries. 2016 was a great year for my photography & travels. I visited 3 places I planned to visit for years (Japan, Cuba and Madeira island) and took a lot of amazing images. In this list you will find photos that I think are the best of them (or maybe my favorite ones?). Clink on the blue link to read more about each photo: story behind the place & photo, camera info as well as post-processing details. Photos below are in no particular order although I will start with my favorite from 2016, which is... 1. Bamboo Forest in Kyoto Probably one of my best photos ever taken, this photo shows famous bamboo forest in [...]

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