Tuesday, May 16, 2017



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Hoia-Baciu Forest - "The Haunted Forest"

Some say "The Haunted Forest" because of the intense paranormal activity and many unexplained events like ghost sightings, faces appearing in photographs that were not present on location, female voices breaking the silence, light balls and UFO sightings in the 70's.
Some paranormal experts sad that this forest might be a gateway to another dimension.
I'm not sure of that, but my fellow friend texted me early on Sunday to go out to find some "evidence" in the foggy forest...the strangest thing was that on the way to the forest we made a stop at a supermarket to buy 6 things ... among which where onions and some underpants.

ANYWAY ... we arrived at the location and after a nice walk we arrived in the forest in search of some UFO altered trees.
And finally we found some strange looking trees. No faces on this one :)
 ... the speed I would travel in case of some paranormal sign ...
 I looked up and down .... but nothing yet.
 Not a single face on this one too ...

... light fog unfortunately, not what we where expecting ... so no drama in this shot ...
 Some sort of gate or something
 And finally I found it ... I found something, not sure what, BUT typically the X shows a high interest point or location  in an area .... Something is there ...
Unfortunately no faces on any of my shots, no strange voices heard, nobody scratched me, no light balls and UFO's sighted, but we had a great time searching for strange looking trees, good conversations (as always), a lot of funny themes, I even had time to present the nicest bits to Eduard from the movie Predator (1987).
I am waiting for Eduard's post, maybe he discovers something more interesting than me, HERE

NO underpants were harmed in this photo session.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

From my personal collection, and one of my favorite personal sample, quartz crystals grown together and underneath an almost perfect pyrite crystal. Dimension: 3cm x 4 cm. Stack of 11 images.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Pictures for snowboard boots

Today I received a special gift from a good friend of mine, Botond,  some snowboard boots to start this sport which I really wanted some time ago.... and he had an other idea to honor him, he asked me that I must wear them at least 3 times this year and I need to upload one picture every week to my blog ... this caught me by surprise ... so I will try to honor his request as much as possible! Thank you my friend! So the first one is from Bucegi mountains ... hope you like it!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Racoș photo tour - part II.

Next up was the wonderful lake mine .... it was a nice view ... the deeper parts of the lake has a nice turcoaz color...

 Finally we arrived to our main objective... the volcano itself, where - as Eduard expressed - is like walking on planet Mars ... the view is like from an other planet ... the mix of colors from black to yellow stunned me, I stood there a few minutes without taking any photos,... but the sun was on its way down, first I thought ....., quickly,..... take some shots, until the harsh shadows will appear and ruin the images.

 .... but then, with help from the intensive yellowish light from the sunset, the colors really started to  pop out...

It was a nice place to visit and I recommend you to do so, you will thank me later.
After this wonderful sunset and a nice off-roading we visited the 900 year old oak, which is probably the oldest oak in eastern Europe, as showed in a few posts earlier, or HERE
It was a superb trip with nice friends, good conversations and fantastic views. Special thanks to Eduárd, who planned the whole trip.
If you want to see more of this photo tour please visit Eduárd's blog HERE and Boti's blog HERE ... wonderful shots, don't miss them!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Racoș photo tour - part I.

As mentioned in the previous post, we traveled for a photo tour near  Racoș. We arrived late for the sunset, so we went to find something to eat and we were back in business. 30 second expo with my friend Boti illuminating the foreground. My favorite shot from that night.
 Next day we where in a hurry, because we where late for the sunrise and the way to Tepej peak was not the easiest. Tepej peak was our first interest point .... shooting the sunrise, so....20 minute after the reddish lights first painted the bottom of the clouds I made my first shot. It was a hard climb...
 .... and the other side of the peak....
 ....also I made a nearly impossible shot with my 24-105 mm lens @105, the Fogaraș mountains from a distance of 70 km ....but after a bit of post-processing the result is acceptable...
 .... next stop the quarrys near Racoș ....and it started raining....

 ....then Eduárd had a brilliant idea, to visit the wonderful Dakt valley  .... after the rain we where astonished by the popping colors .... no need for pot processing saturation here....

 We spent an hour or so in the valley, the weather got better and better so we went back to our main objective....the mines....first the basalt columns ....

 Boti found a nice spot so we all got up there to take the shot from the "eagle's nest" .... in the background the biggest peak is the Tepej peak from where we shot the sunrise earlier ....
.... to be continued!

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Possible the oldest oak in Transylvania

"Mercheasa Oak" near Mercheasa village (Brasov county, Romania).  It is understood to be over 900 years old, the trunk has a girth of 9.3 meters and has a height of over 21 meters. This weekend I went out with my fellow comrades Andras Eduard and Kakasy Botond to a photo trip near Racoș (Brasov county) area. Thank you guys for the wonderful time!