Serve this post as a continuation of the previous one Estonian Fossils There is a stone stratum in Estonia that is especially rich in fossils, and it is a stratum belonging to the Kunda stage. It is distributed across northern Estonia, close to the surface, and is home to a large number of fossil remains from what was once the Ordovician period. It is easy to recognize this stone layer. The first fossils that can be distinguished are cephalopods such […]
Aurora Borealis: Human eye vs Camera vs Internet Astrophotography is a hoax when they do not notify you of the level of processing that the images that are showing you have. They tell you: look at the wonders of the sky; But they don’t let you know: you can never see it with your eyes because it is a processed image, a composition or even an illustration created with images. So to be fair, I want to show some comparisons […]
Here are some examples of how this lens behaves, especially in astrophotography and infrared photography. The tested lens is Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art for Sony E-mount. Index Motivations to get it Astrophotography: sharp and clear from corner to corner Infrared photography, homogeneous without unpleasant red dot Resolution and flares Weather protection Conclusion: Pros and Cons Motivations to get it This is the second copy I have of this lens, the first was for Canon and when I […]
During the Pi Day, 3-14, (2022 March 13th to 14th) a G2 geomagnetic storm could be seen from Estonia. Cracks in Earth’s magnetic field, more frequent around the equinox due to Russell-McPherron effect, make these storms a magnificent spectacle of northern lights. This video was recorded last night from Viimsi, north of Tallinn, and shows the auroras that could be seen.
The colors of the rainbow are 7 but in front of me I have a white rainbow. You can see that it’s not a halo or other atmospheric optical effect, it’s a rainbow, but it’s white. That idea that seems so simple is difficult for me to assimilate, because they had always explained to me how rainbows are formed and why colors are seen, and there in front of me I had one that did not comply with the rules. […]
Seeing a tornado has been on my mind for a long time, and coincidentally Estonia is a privileged place for it. Located in one of the tornado alleys that exist, it is visited very often by this phenomenon. But although my curiosity is great, my knowledge is small. So in summer, whenever there is a chance of a storm, I go out to look at the clouds, and at the moment what I am finding are funnel clouds that are […]
The April 2019 fire that destroyed part of the Notre-Dame Cathedral was an event that saddened us all. Its famous gargoyles and its spire were unique. Here you can find some pictures of what it was like before the fire and also an extraordinary detailed image of the Spire of Notre-Dame.
Something beautiful to see. In this video you can see a bright and colorful parhelion as a flame burning in the sky. Far from reality because it is formed by the ice in the air of the upper layers of the atmosphere.
It was the end of the warranty and stains began to appear on the left side of the monitor that invaded the image on the screen… and more problems. When I opened it I could see that the monitor panel was an LG!
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
During the summer season there are many opportunities to see spectacular noctilucent clouds NLC, but in this video I want to show you what it looks like during one single night (the night of 9th July 2020) and the great variety of types and shapes that noctilucent clouds NLC can present at all times. You can also see the common clouds below, moving in a totally different way. Music by Stellardrone (Creative Commons: CC by 3.0) stellardrone.bandcamp.com
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 […]
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.
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, […]
Finding fossils in Estonia is easier than I expected. They are everywhere.
Sony Zeiss 35mm 1.4 Distagon It is not sharp and clear from corner to corner. Infrared photography, not recommended.
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.