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Funnel clouds over the Baltic

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 […]

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Canon EOS Ra’s Infrared Sensitivity and Focus is Great for Astrophotography

SPONSORED – The Canon EOS R was so successful that its manufacturer produced many versions of it throughout the years. The most recent one is the Canon EOS Ra, which was specially created for astrophotography.

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Notre-Dame de Paris

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.

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Parhelion timelapse video

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.

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Eizo ColorEdge, monitor problem and teardown

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!

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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.

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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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