Piece of Life

Piece of Life is a photo project run by two. Here mostly are featured images that didn't find a separate photo story or in most cases just looks great.
Chasing sunset photography with a strong foreground is a brief story, which happened on the next day after Summer Solstice. We took our moms and a little doggie and decided to visit coastal Latvian beaches.  At start we headed to Pāvilosta piers, I left girls wandering around while installed a tripod and thought I will make a few HDR's here....
Postcards from Pāvilosta
In today's Piece of Life photo series - Postcards from Pāvilosta. I made an article about Pāvilosta and Pāvilosta's lighthouse a while ago. This time we headed to Pāvilosta in company of five after we celebrated Summer Solstice.  I was equipped with a tripod and I already knew - I will catch a sunset today Pāvilosta piers Much of the...
Ebb in Spain
For the first time in my lifetime I has to chance to see an ebb, or more precisely - the result of an ebb - an empty space in te place where a sea should be. That happened at the start of June, somewhere around Barbate, region of Spain. The result of an ebb Lonely boats after an ebb Ebb in Spain
In today's Piece of Liefe series - Sunflower fields in Spain. We continued our route toward Jerez de la Frontera, when suddenly sunflower fields popped out - we had no choice left, if was time to make some panoramic from here.See what we got. Sunflower fields in Spain This makes a nice addition to my landscape photography collection,...
Postcards from Batumi
At the start of March 2016, after about two year break I visited Batumi again. This time I was equiped with DSLR camera a tripod and two days of free time. Sunset in Batumi Batumi Miracle Park Rocky Black Sea cost in Batumi Bike rental in Batumi ​ Batumi beach Love sculpture - Ali and Nino Fishermen Author of this blog captur...
We were heading from Gibraltar towards Tarifa, still searching for accommodation for tonight when we were surprised by a natural phenomenon - the mist. Mist rolling over highway Mist rolling over highway It was getting late and dark, we decided to make a stop at local store to buy some goodies and I got an opportunity to capture another...
Postcards from Spain
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. Pink boat Costa Del Sol beach White village in Spain
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 camera and a tripod. No remote control (not even a duct tape), I pressed shutter...
Postcards from Riga
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 hotel  River Daugava View towards Old Riga Vansu bridge in Riga Classical Old Riga p...
Apple tree blossoms
A couple days ago I introduced you with first sprouts in our garden. Today allow me to show first apple tree blossoms from our apple orchard. Apple orchard in mid-May 2016 Apple tree blossom
A few days ago we constructed our second veggie garden in wooden boxes, then we planted. Few days latter first sprouts were observed. I was busy with scratching wallpaper from the other room we decided to improve this year, while my better part took some lovely close ups and macro's in garden. Strawberry plants Bought these plants at...
Rally Kurzeme 2016
Sport photography has always been interesting for me. I don't feel pro enough to call myself a sport photography guru, as I understand it involves fast zoom lens as well.  Today I was equipped with kit 18-55mm lens and 70-300mm telephoto lens - the overall result - pretty good, some photos are even made in auto mode. Rally Kurzeme 201...
This was my second attempt to photograph flying fish over Venta rapid this year, first I did it around April 20, but didn't choose the right position and the weather was damn cold (sky were totally gray).  Second time, on April 29,  it was crystal clear sky, which in result got me a little bit bori...
It was on a still and tranquil Friday evening when we took our cat Tiger on a walk. I took a tripod and camera and just documented were we went. Turned out we were walking with our cat at former kolkhoz Spartaks territory, A kolkhoz was a form of collective farm in the Soviet Union. Kolkhozes existed along w...
Postcards from Mtskheta
Mtskheta is small and lovely town located some 20 km from nation' s capital Tbilisi. Some will find a lot of similarities in Mtskheta with town of Sighanghi, while others will enjoy architectural and religious pearls of Mtskheta. Svetitskhoveli church, Jvari monastery or Samtavro are just a few to name.  In today' s Piece of Li...
I have spent about five years as an expat living in Georgia, most of the time I have lived in Tbilisi (about six months I spent in Batumi). In today's Piece of Life post series I just wanted to share some piece of Tbilisi. Allow me to call this vibrant city - The Pearl of Caucasus (Thus Yerevan rocks, and most probably Baku...
Beautiful morning mist
It was an early morning of August, back in 2015, I was still sleeping, tired of yesterday's hard work of unloading few tones of sand from our rural house's loft, probably still dreaming to finish anytime soon roofing works, when my better part took DSLR camera and went out shooting - look - what a beautiful mist she captured today: Morning...
A major and very much needed reconstruction works recently (February 2016) have begun on one of the major Tbilisi streets - David Agmanashebeli avenue. Funded by Tbilisi Development Fund (which is pretty much financed from city budget + private investor capital) promises a completely renovated street by the Autumn 2016. It was mid February and we...
Modena is a little charming town in the middle of Italy. Known as the birthplace of Worlds famous Ferrari car. We spent a few days in vicinity of Modena (during our recent trip to Italy), enjoyed a colorful facades of houses, narrow streets, a lot of prosciutto and of course great Italian coffee. Back at the time - I was tired of photography...
Rainy day in Verona
It was a damn cold, rainy and very grey day when we arrived to Verona, Italy. I was looking to photograph some nice looking pictures but found it very difficult to make any decent exposure today at all.  Calendar told us it is January 2nd, 2016. We had made a long Italy trip and arrived here from Venice (where celebrated New Years eve)....
Italian Cemetery
Life is not always about life, sometimes it's about death. Although not a huge fan of cemetery photography, I mus admit  - cemeteries are interesting for photography, best if no one you use to loved rests there. During a week long trip to Italy we made a short stop of some of the Italian cemeteries... Feelings after v...
It was on the afternoon of January 1st, we had left Venice in the morning and traveled towards Verona, we made a few stops before in some local lovely municipalities. Our car radio was tuned to some Italian radio who played The Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert under the baton of Mariss Jansons. Janaury 1st is magical...
Postcards from Tallinn
Tallinn is a small and cool, naval town in Baltic's. I spent here my 30th birthday back in 2015 and here is how I (we) saw it.  One of the famous Tallinn towers Tallinn's Old Town Air balloon flying over Tallinn Towers of Tallinn It's just fascinating to see how well old and new architecture blends in here in Tallinn The times...
There was a time when after a visit to local literature cafe in Tbilisi, I felt in love with works of Russian poet and writer Mikhail Lermontov. Who knows, maybe it's time to get familiar with another great writer of his time - Knut Hamsun. In today's Piece of Life photo story series old Hotel "London" in Tbilisi, or about...
Postcards from Este, Italy
It was sunny January 1st afternoon when we visited Este in northern Italy. One of our first stops in 2016. Este, Italy One of the main sights in Este is the Castle Carrarese of Este ​ Roundabout in Este I would say a very piccolo roundabout Ice rink in Este town square
We were of to Tbilisi streets looking for Valentine's day photography, when I concluded - Valentine's day, thus not popular in Republic of Georgia, makes some good for local economy - first of all for local flower markets, second for cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants.  We made a dozen of photos today, experimented with black and white, panora...
I first visited Rabati Fortress in Akhaltsikhe, Republic of Georgia, in Summer of 2014, during a two day rafting drive on river Mtkavri, next time we booked a lovely hotel inside fortress complex at the start of 2015, during our stay here I created a lot of pictures and crafted an article about Rabati fortress Castle featuring 48 pictures. (You thi...
Postcards from Venice, Italy
We went to Venice on New Year's Eve (2015/2016), for me as a beginner photographer it was a great challenge to photograph here. I prepared well (brought tripod and practiced a lot previously) but I made a huge mistake this night, I messed up with the clock (Flying from country to country is a mess with time, so I have stopp...
Florence is a destination to head for if you are looking for renaissance art.  Florence is famous for its history: a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, it is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Midd...
Postcards from Gudauri
Gudauri is a popular ski resort located on the southern slopes of The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia. The resort is situated in the Stepantsminda District, along the Georgian Military Highway near the Cross Pass, at an elevation of 2,196 meters (7,200 ft.) above sea level. We...