War of Independence Victory Column in Tallinn, Estonia

The idea of creating a monument was conceived in 1919, before the end of the war. The preparations to build it was interrupted by World War II and Soviet occupation. Column was finally finished in 2009.

Wikipedia

 

  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: Canon EOS 6D
  • Taken: 27 January, 2017
  • Exposure bias: +2/3EV
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 10s

Almost perfect reflection

Was drinking with my bud in oldtown and with my foggy drunk eyes i managed to get this beautiful shot. I’m still amazed i didnt fuk it up ­čśÇ

Bridge reflecting on lake
Bridge reflecting on lake
  • Aperture: Ăĺ/6.3
  • Camera: Canon EOS 6D
  • Taken: 28 September, 2017
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 32mm
  • ISO: 640
  • Shutter speed: 30s
  • Location: Tallinn, Estonia
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: Canon EOS 6D
  • Taken: 28 September, 2017
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 32mm
  • ISO: 640
  • Shutter speed: 30s

Shooting stars in the summer and what i learned from it #Ulog2

Decided to spend a week at friends summer-house near Tartu, where the whole small town is built around the observatory. Quiet and mostly with low light pollution, it was one of the best places in Estonia to shoot stars in summer.

 

center of milky way galaxy and┬áTartu-T├Áravere Meteorological Station

 

tartu weather station
Weather station with center of Milky way galaxy

 

When I was done with camera set-up, the telescope turned on and directed itself to Milky way

 

telescope and milky way
Tartu observatory and outer side of the Milky way galaxy

 

On Other side of the telescope, you can see what it was investigating

 

Center of Milky way galaxy
Center of Milky way galaxy

 

Wanted to try some light painting with bike flash, but it was too damn dark to position me to the center of telescope. That’s the closest I got ­čÖé Next time I’LL use my portable flash so it will catch less movement and get sharper shot of the model

 

Small telescopes
Small telescopes near Tartu observatory
This was my first try on capturing night sky and i’ve learned a lot! I’d list them here for readers not to repeat my mistakes

 

  • Use highest ISO possible(not max, highest that doesn’t have too much noise). For my Canon 6D it was ISO-6400
  • Don’t focus to infinity, turn back the notch just a little bit.
  • If possible don’t use wide aperture, my f/2.5 didn’t keep everything crispy and sharp. Next time I’ll turn it up one step.
  • Make panoramas for WOW effect.
  • Dont go over 30 sec shutter, it will leave trails. Best results were with 25-28 sec
  • Lightroom has a Dehaze slider, use it to make stars pop up even more ­čÖé
  • Don’t drink and/or smoke grass !!!

 

 

 

Tartu observatory in T├Áravere

The Tartu Observatory was founded at the Imperial University of Dorpat as it was reopened in 1802. At one time it was one of the best telescopes in northern Europe