Blog Archive: June 2016

Puente Nuevo (Ronda Bridge)

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The Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) or as we called it - Ronda Bridge is the newest and largest of three bridges that span the 120-metre (390 ft)-deep chasm that carries the Guadalevín River and divides the city of Ronda, in southern Spain. We had a…


Siempre Igual Tapas Bar in Ronda

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We visited Ronda, town in Spain' with one particular goal - to visit and photograph the bridge of Ronda. It was very hot day at start of June. We parked our car in a good distance from our destination and started to explore Ronda. One of our first…


Postcards from Spain

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I wish I was writting down names of all those lovely places, we visited in Costa Del Sol in Spain, as I marked just the major spots. Today we were heading from Marbela, via Estepona towards Ronda, I made following pictures somewhere in the middle…


How to Renew Let's Encrypt SSL Certificate

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Free SSL certificates from Let's Encrypt certify are issued for a short 3 month term. I first enabled secure HTTPS pages around at start of 2016, and now it's time to renew SSL.  The following tutorial is written for Nginx, but should work for…


Summer Solstice 2016

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This is already third Summer Solstice featured on this blog, see how two years ago we made a barbeque on our Tbilisi's balcony and how we celebrated our first Summer Solstice in our newly inherited house, last year. This year we celebrated Summer…


Estepona - Flower City in Costa del Sol (Spain)

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Our this year's travels in Spain's Cos del Sol region, took us to lovely, I would even say charming flower city - Estepona. It's hard to recall, was it TomTom device what took us here or it was actually planned to make a stop here, but one I can say…


Marbella (Playa de la Fontanilla)

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Marbella is one of the most important tourist cities of the Costa del Sol (Spain) and throughout most of the year is an international tourist attraction, due mainly to its climate and tourist infrastructure.  Last evening I watched an interesting…


Drilling Borehole

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That day finally come - a massive vehicle with drilling device arrived and promised that after some 3-4 days - there will be a drinking water just from the soil in our background. We waited for this day for about a year. It was originally planned to…


Playamar beach in Torremolinos

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Playamar beach was located close to our hotel (Parasol Garden) in Torremolinos. I had a chance to vist this beach (thus no swimming or sunbathing) during a week long travels in Spain. This beach is characterized by the numerous apartment buildings…


Hotel Parasol Garden Review in Torremolinos, Spain

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Hotel Parasol Garden in Torremolinos was first hotel we booked during our week long trip in our Costa la Sol trip in Spain. After we landed at Malaga airport and picked up our rental car at Malaga airport we headed to nearby located beach resort…


Holiday Inn Berlin Airport Hotel Review in Schönefeld, Germany

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We stayed at Holiday Inn Berlin airport hotel between connecting flight to Spain. At start we didn't planned to stay at hotel at all or to use some cheap hostel in Berlin city center, but after actually landing here in Berlin and visiting Berlin…


Berlin TV Tower (Fernsehturm)

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Berlin TV tower is located close to the Alexanderplatz in Berlin, Germany.  The tower was constructed between 1965 and 1969 by the administration of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It was intended as a symbol of Berlin, which it remains today…


Alexanderplatz

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Alexanderplatz most probably is Berlin's most famous tourist spot. Alexanderplatz is a large public square and transport hub in the central Mitte district of Berlin, near the Fernsehturm. Berliners often call it simply Alex, referring to a larger…


How to Photograph the Big Dipper

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Have you ever wanted to photograph the Big Dipper? It is on of the easiest and probably the most famous grouping of stars in the sky. Fail short using auto mode on your camera? I hear you - I was there buddy. Once I was laying in warm beaches in…


Berlin Schönefeld Flughafen station (Railway)

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Berlin-Schönefeld Flughafen (also named simply as Berlin Schönefeld) is a railway station in Schönefeld next to Berlin-Schönefeld International Airport just outside Berlin. The station is served by the S-Bahn lines S9 and S45 as well as the Regional…


Berlin Schönefeld Airport

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Berlin Schönefeld Airport ( Flughafen Berlin Schönefeld) )was an international airport near the town of Schönefeld at the southern border of Berlin, the capital of Germany, 18 km (11 mi) southeast of its city centre. On 25 October 2020 the…


My First Star Trail Photography

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I have wanted to make star trail photography ever since I saw one. It took me some time to actually get out in the dark and capture one, as I knew it wont be so simple as it was with HDR photography.  My equipment for this night's adventure - DSLR…


How To Stitch Panoramic Photos with Adobe Photoshop (Photomerge)

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I have wanted to write about panoramic photography technique I have been using for a very long time already, today finally I decided to put my knowledge on paper (blog). Panoramic photos are cool and easy way to fake a wide angle lens, you don't…


Postcards from Riga

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It was still and tranquil (most probably Friday evening) after visiting my dear grandmother in Riga, I decided to take Riga in night pictures. Experimented with long exposures and HDR photography tonight. View towards Old Riga from Radisson SAS…


Short Day Trip to Lithuania (Curonian Spit)

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At start of May 2016, we went on a short two day trip to Lithuania, we had no goal or destination planned. Just a spontaneous trip idea. Unfortunetly our car broke somewhere in middle of nowhere (Barta- Rucava road) and we had to stay overnight in…