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HDR Clouds Over Tbilisi

We are the lucky ones living in an apartment in Tbilisi with some of the most spectacular city views one could think about. Tbilisi TV tower, mount Mtatsminda, Biltmore hotel building (listed as one of the top 10 luxury hotels in Tbilisi), and many…

Spring in Tbilisi (near Turtle lake)

Spring has finally reached Tbilisi. In today's Piece of Life, a few shots from our baby walk near Turtle Lake on March 6th, 2019 Sprouts and blue snowdrops. Can't wait for April.  Blue snowdrops near Turtle lake in Tbilisi Early sprouts Piece of…

2019 Old New Year's Firework From Tbilisi

Here at Piece of Life and ReinisFischer.com we just love fireworks photography. It's one of the photo techniques I wanted to master first when learned secrets of successful photography. My first experience with fireworks photography was a couple of…

How to get on one photography Tbilisi TV tower, Narikala and Tabor Monastery

Simple - panoramic photography. It was at the end of 2018, we were wandering around Tbilisi botanical garden, to discover Zip Line, when I thought - hmm, there is a good observation point from which we can see Tbilisi TV tower, Narikala fortress and…

Postcards from Kvareli

Kvareli is a town in northeastern in Kakheti Province, Georgia. Located in the Alazani Valley, near the foothills of the Greater Caucasus Mountains, it was the birthplace of Georgian author Ilia Chavchavadze The area is in the center of the Kakheti …

Tbilisi TV Tower in the National colors of Latvia

The Tbilisi TV tower was lit in the Latvian nation colors on November 18th, 2018, to celebrate a 100 year anniversary since the Republic of Latvia was proclaimed on November 18, 1918 As I had the great observation point I made a quick long exposure…

Postcards from Mtskheta 2

Mtskheta is a small and lovely town located some 20 km from nation' s capital Tbilisi. Some will find a lot of similarities in Mtskheta with the town of Sighanghi, while others will enjoy architectural and religious pearls of Mtskheta. …

Postcards from Ventspils

Ventspils is a city situated on the western coast of Latvia, on the Baltic Sea. Ventspils is one of Europe's busiest ports. It is also the city that honours the past, thinks of the future, and never stops working!  In today's Piece of Life series -…

Postcards from Talsi

Talsi is a city in Latvia, I have discovered just lately. During the Summer of 2017, I had to spend here some time. During my stay, I discovered some amazing places, and have returned here for a couple of times more. In today's Piece of life series…

Early Spring 2018 in the Yard

Since early 2018 we have been relocated to Jūrmala resort town in Latvia. It was in early April 5th morning I decided to run my second 365 days photo challenge. I didn't sleep that night, I thought about making a cool sunset photography at Jūrmala…

Postcards from Crete

It has been now over a year since we visited the Greek island of Crete, during the past months I've already documented many stories from this trip. In today's Piece of Life series - one of the last days on the island back in 2017. Town in Crete The…

Kitesurfing Pāvilosta

Seems Pāvilosta is a popular spot for kitesurfing among surfers from the Baltics. It was on mid-June 2017 we decided to visit lovely white sand beaches near Pāvilosta piers when I noticed some kitesurfer gathering. Seems there was a good wind that…

Postcards from Kuldīga

Kuldīga has been featured on the blog many times, starting old brick bridge over the Venta river, including flying fish over Venta rapid, ending some of the finest Kuldīga restaurants In today's Piece of Life series - a tranquil sunset from Kuldīga…

Tranquil Sunset at Dubulti

Dubulti, has been our home since February 2018, we are spending here this Summer. One of the rare and actually only attractions here is the beach. I've been documenting it a lot lately. In today's Piece of Life series - a tranquil sunset from…

Lazy Day in The Beach (Dubulti - Majori)

it was one of the sunniest days in early April 2018, we opted in for a Dubulti - Majori (Jūrmala, Latvia) lazy hiking trip. The route is easy and distance is pretty short.  As usual - I was equipped with a camera and captured some moments. The…

Next stop - Station Dubulti (B&W Photography)

Black and White (B&W) is not the part of my favorite photo techniques, but sometimes a good B&W can add some drama to a photo story. I don't call myself a drama expert (at least in photography), but I have tried in the past and sometimes…

Easter Egg Painting 2018

The Christ is risen!  Though we already celebrated Easters last week, the Orthodox Church (including Georgia) is celebrating Easters on April 8th, 2018. In today's Piece of Life series - our  already annual tradition - Easter egg painting (from the…

Farewell to Winter (Sunrise at Jūrmala beach)

It was in the early April morning, I couldn't sleep, and decided to grab a camera and catch a lovely sunrise at the nearby Jūrmala beach. I remembered the times we use to live in Batumi, Georgia and went out for a walk just shortly before sunrise.…

Waiting For The Spring (Sunset HDR)

A tranquil evening, remote road and beautiful sunset. I was prepared, backpack with the gear was in the backseat, and here you go - tranquil mood, lots of clouds and my beloved HDR photography technique. In a couple of weeks (days) it will start …

Winter near The Baltic Sea (Dubulti beach, Jūrmala)

In today's Piece of Life series, a couple of HDR's from the Baltic sea (more precisely Dubulti beach in Jūrmala, Latvia) Pinewoods, frozen sea and cold fresh air. Frozen Baltic sea Would love to return here in Summer. Restaurant Orizonte in…

Winter in Bākūži 2 - 2018

A couple of weeks ago I made a couple of HDR's back at Bākūži (Bākūži Winter 2018), despite it was still a winter, we had little to no snow back then. Now at the end of February 2018, I made some more photos - let's say this - there is still room to…

Deep in The Forest (Winter Edition)

It was on some February's (2018) afternoon, we decided to make a simple hiking in very familiar to us Latvian forests, unfortunately, the temperature outside was way too freezing and our hiking ended after some 15 minutes, fortunately, I managed to…

Bākūži Winter 2018

Made a couple of HDR's back at Bākūži, the country house where for the last couple of years we have done some home remodeling. In today's Piece of Life series, simple winter mood from Latvian winter (January 2018) Fishpond A decent level of water,…

Catching Sunset Photography at The Libyan See (Crete, Greece)

The Libyan Sea is the portion of the Mediterranean Sea north of the African coast of ancient Libya, i.e. Cyrenaica, and Marmarica (the coast of what is now eastern Libya and western Egypt, between Tobruk and Alexandria).This designation was used by…

Happy New Year! Fireworks Photography from Tbilisi 2018

We wish you a very great and prosperous 2018! Here at Piece of Life photo series we canceled our planned trip to Sri Lanka and stayed in Tbilisi to capture following firework photography from Tamar Mephe bridge (ahh we have made dozens of great…

Panoramic Photography From Tbilisi Holy Trinity Cathedral

Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, commonly known as Sameba (Trinity in Georgian) probably is among the most known Tbilisi tourist attraction sites and of course, it's the main cathedral of Georgian Orthodox Church. For me it's always been…

Crazy, Stupid, Love - Tranquil Rough Adventures in Crete

This was one of the most beautiful and craziest days, we experienced in Crete, during our 3 weeks long trip around the Island (June 2017).  Seems, it was just in the morning, we took our rental Opel car at Agia Marina and we were heading nowhere.…

Grape Harvest Rtveli in Georgia (Region of Kakheti)

If there is the best time to visit lovely Georgia, I would highly recommend to visit it in September, during the grape harvest time, or Rtveli.  Rtveli is a traditional vintage and rural harvest holiday in Georgia accompanied by feasts, musical…

Autumn Harvest in The Garden

Back at our rural country house in Latvia, we have a pretty international garden, plants, and flowers from different countries across the world, so, for example, we have a tulip bulbs from the Netherlands, cabbage seeds from the United States of…

Wandering In The Woods B&W Photography

For the second year in the row I agreed to go to the same forest and harvest mushrooms, instead of a catch of forest goodies, I spent a few days finding interesting, eye catching elements in the woods. Don't get me wrong, I did find some forest…