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Patarei Prison

It is a memory of the tragedy of the 20th century. A time where the greatest senseless massacres that humanity has experienced were known. Patarei was one of those places where, during that madness, revenge and cruelty were exercised hidden from public view.

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Estonian forest wildlife

The fauna of the Estonian forest is very rich. The large expanses of forest allow to find many different species of animals. Here are some that caught my attention and with which I coincided while carrying the camera with me. The Wolf (Canis lupus) The Wolf (Canis lupus), or gray wolf, It is a majestic animal that can be found in Estonian forests. In 2018, it was selected to be Estonia’s national mammal and its image could be found in […]

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How to take photos of lightning during the day

Method of capturing the image of lightning in a storm cloud during the day. During the summer months storms are very common, many of them discharge numerous lightning that are a great spectacle. When the storm clouds approach, it is a sign that we have to prepare if we want to take lightning photographs. The best time to photograph them is at night but sometimes these storms happen during the day, how to photograph them? During the night, it is […]

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Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE from Estonia

Here are some images of the Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE from Estonia  (July 7 to 18 2020). On its way through the Estonian skies the comet crossed over storms and Noctilucent clouds (NLC). On those dates there is no night in Estonia. From mid-May to the end of July, the night in Estonia is replaced by a nautical twilight that barely showing the brightest stars.  This made it impossible to appreciate the details of the comet or to be able […]

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The Kolga Manor Mansion in Estonia

The Kolga manor mansion can pass as insignificant in sight of the average tourist. However, this peculiar, unrestored, but well-preserved, empty building is magnetic to many photographers and filmmakers looking for a place with personality and an aesthetic of an aged and missed classicism. Its owners have chained unique and dark stories that make it even more interesting. Kolga’s mansion is one of those types of buildings with heavy doors, intricate stairs, dark corners and a multitude of details that […]

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Noctilucent Clouds NLC over Estonia – Video

Spectacular noctilucent clouds NLC filmed from Estonia. 4K quality. Estonia is a prime location for viewing these types of clouds. During clear summer nights they can be seen standing out in the sky.

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Donut-shaped mutant Marguerite daisy: Fasciation

No, it is not Fukushima. Yes, it is a mutation. This is a curious case of fasciation. It is rare, but not unusual for Marguerite daisies. According to Wikipedia: Fasciation, is a relatively rare condition of abnormal growth in vascular plants in which the apical meristem (growing tip), which normally is concentrated around a single point and produces approximately cylindrical tissue, instead becomes elongated perpendicularly to the direction of growth, thus producing flattened, ribbon-like, crested (or “cristate”), or elaborately contorted, […]

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Estonian Fossils

Finding fossils in Estonia is easier than I expected. They are everywhere.

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Experience with Sony Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA in Astrophotography and Infrared

Sony Zeiss 35mm 1.4 Distagon It is not sharp and clear from corner to corner. Infrared photography, not recommended.

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Glass Bead Bow – OPOD – Optics Picture of the Day

If one day you are walking and you realize that your shadow has a halo, do not panic, it has an explanation. One of my photos selected and explained today in OPOD Optics Picture Of the Day. https://www.atoptics.co.uk/fza199.htm Very grateful to Les Cowley for his fantastic work in illustrating and explaining all these atmospheric phenomena.

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Total Lunar Eclipse of 2019 Jan 21

Eclipse at MoonSet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_2019_lunar_eclipse

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My photographs in the book The Ultimate Guide to Stargazing

Finally, the book The Ultimate Guide to Stargazing was published by the Australian author Gregg D Thompson. I have had the pleasure of contributing with my photographs. This book is an extensive and updated work that explains the most important topics of the observation of the sky in a broad and detailed manner. Suitable both for those who start in astronomy and for those who already enjoy it. You can buy it in https://theultimateguidetostargazing.com/product/the-ultimate-guide-to-stargazing/

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Bye bye Canon

Since 2005 I have been a user of Canon photographic material, with which I have made more than 500,000 photos. Today, I have nothing more of this brand, I have left Canon. Since then I have owned: Canon Eos 5D (2x bodies) Canon Eos 5D Mark II Canon Eos 5D Mark III Canon Eos 1D Mark III Canon Eos 50D Canon Eos 6D Canon Eos 350D Canon Ef-s 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 Canon Ef-s 17-85mm 4.5-5.6 Canon Ef 17-40mm 4 Canon Ef […]

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Noctilucent Cloud after Moon Eclipse

Stunning clouds before sunrise. Please, zoom in on the image to see how many details these clouds offer. Click here to get in High Resolution 7111x4000px (All rights reserved) (Save Link As…) Noctilucent Cloud in Estonia by Isaac GP

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APOD 2018

CLOUDS, BIRDS, MOON, VENUS again in the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day This image has been selected again as NASA APOD. Here you can see all the data about this picture.

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Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2018 January 31

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_2018_lunar_eclipse

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Moonrise in the mountain

These images are a part of a long time project that I’m doing. Climbing the mountain, you can feel how the air changes, the light becomes harder and the colors are more intense. You feel your body and your breathing, something that does not happen every day. As a part of my project, I asked people why are they going to the mountain? The reason doesn’t matter – all are attracted by a kind of call. Up there you can […]

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The best of 2017

He has filled our universe with color

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Radioactive lenses and airports

My thing with airports is not new. I like to fly and I get on an airplane whenever I have the opportunity. There is always some anecdote to tell: something forgotten in a pocket when passing the security arch, an aborted landing at the last second because another plane is crossed on the runway, etc. But this story is quite curious: My plane had just landed. The typical trip in which one carries a large suitcase and a small cabin […]

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