Monday, November 30, 2015

Vaba Teema 3 - photo exhibition sale

You are cordially invited to an exciting two-day photo art sale show! Five of Tartu and Tallinn's own unique photographers will showcase their art in a free exhibition form! Grab a friend and drop in to “Vaba teema” at University of Tartu Library’s conference hall gallery on Friday 4th of December, from 17.30-20 and on Saturday from 11-16. All you see is for sale! Prices are great, as it is the right time to buy a postcard for your dear ones to send home or get a special Christmas present, while supporting inspired young artists.

Official opening after 17.30 on Friday, snacks and drinks will be offered.
Free admission.

Check more from Facebook: vaba teema or forward your questions for more details to Kerly: teemavaba [at]

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Male or a female? Vol. 2

I think it is only fair to finish this week with another Male or a female? post, as I started the week with. So do you think Philadelphia is a male or a female?

Looks pretty male to me ;)

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Green Heron

We do have Blue Herons in Estonia, but I think that is all we have from that section. US has much more to offer in nature, as for example. I found this exotic bird for me walking by the pond where I was staying. I followed it and was able to get a shot, that is the best one (probably already published).

The green heron (Butorides virescens) is a small heron of North and Central America. It was long considered conspecific with its sister species the striated heron (Butorides striata), and together they were called "green-backed heron". Birds of the nominate subspecies (no matter which taxonomic arrangement is preferred) are extremely rare vagrants to western Europe; individuals from the Pacific coast of North America may similarly stray as far as Hawaii.

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Friday, November 27, 2015


I love finding little surprises in the woods, when wandering around, like this small falls.  The nature was amazing and landscape full of surprises. But not far away was a highway...

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

After the deer hunt

I promised a longer post about the results of the deer hunting. I got this shots, I think I haven't shared these photos before, maybe except the last one. Looking once more at those photos, which will make nice series altogether, but the hunting as a act, no, not for me.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Calm vol. 68

Sights like this are no rarity in  NYC. Just to be close with a camera, that is the hard part.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Flatiron Building

The Flatiron Building, originally the Fuller Building, is a triangular 22-story steel-framed landmarked building located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper. 

Upon completion in 1902, it was one of the tallest buildings in the city at 20 floors high, and one of only two skyscrapers north of 14th Street – the other being the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, one block east. The building sits on a triangular block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd Street, with 23rd Street grazing the triangle's northern (uptown) peak. As with numerous other wedge-shaped buildings, the name "Flatiron" derives from its resemblance to a cast-iron clothes iron.

That corner is where I took the middle photo. See, you can still see the Empire State Building and where the mentioned streets cross. 

The building, which has been called "[o]ne of the world's most iconic skyscrapers, and a quintessential symbol of New York City",anchors the south (downtown) end of Madison Square and the north (uptown) end of the Ladies' Mile Historic District. The neighborhood around it is called the Flatiron District after its signature building, which has become an icon of New York City.The building was designated a New York City landmark in 1966, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989.

Nobody really takes photos of the back of the house, so the final shot is of that.

What a great building, eh?

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Male or a female?

Have you ever thinking if New York City is a male or a female? I know that it takes a simple google search to know how it is called, but just to think to is interesting, no?

I think it is a female. I mean look at all that glitter and curves and colros.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015


At mother's closet. Boys want to have some fun.

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Kentucky cat

A little by surprise shot of my photo mentors parents family cat.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

A walk in the park

Sometimes this is as much of nature you can only get when living in a big city somewhere in the States.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015


When I was staying at my friends, an Indian family place I get to know more about their food, traditions and also religion. Here is a little post about the family's mother religion symbols. 

Do you believe in something?

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Calm vol. 67

This photo was taken exactly 6 years ago during this day. I mean, we are freezing here at the moment and people in Kentucky are wearing flip-flops. What a calm moment!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Keeneland Thoroughbreed Racing Facility

Keeneland includes the Keeneland Racecourse, a Thoroughbred horse racing facility, and a sales complex, both in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. Operated by the Keeneland Association, Inc., it is also known for its reference library.

I did a post about it not long ago, but here is a bit more in depth. Fragments. No people.

Read more about the whole facility HERE.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Get used!

Lately there have been lots of unreasonable fuzz about refugees and people with different skin color than Estonians. I really haven't gone too deep with all that, but I hear bits and pieces here and there. We have been living this corner of the world for so long without much of an interference and therefore all new and different - well, average Estonian, do not want that! No change is wanted or needed. Not sure about that. Open up people, mind your own business and do not worry about other peoples lives. There is so much to say, but find your own reading. 

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Sunday, November 15, 2015


This is Nick, the first American I got to know. He was Jaanika's friend and he offered us a week at his place. We took a train there, he picked us up and every day we drove around to see what is in the area. He was nice guy. Had a nice cottage in a wild place. Wild I mean, that I could see and shoot wild animals and birds every day. Here we were coming back from our drive and stopped for a great view. 

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Wild horses

Let's do some living after we die
Wild horses couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses, we'll ride them some day
Wild horses couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses, we'll ride them some day
- The Rolling Stones "Wild horses"

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Trees of upstate New York

That day was good for photography. First I captured the second shot in the morning, while sun was rising. It has a bit of a soft feeling to it because of the mosquito screen, but no matter to that I think it turned out okay. 
The second one was taken by a bog, which was just a wild marshland. Childhood nightmare. I think no matter to that it turned out quite okay on the photo.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Plate full of sweets

Love the aperture, love the sweets! :)
First photo clearly stating that Tim has finished and he is doing his thing. The emphasis is on him, not on my empty plate, though you can also see that, BUT on the other photos sweets have taken over and he has been left to the background, but the photo still gives a lot of information about him and the change of the plates in front of him :)

I can't believe I ate all that after a huge meal!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Calm vol. 66

Found this great shot just by the Union Aquare, where the outdoor Greenmarket Farmers Market, held four days each week takes place. This wasn't connected to the market of course, but it was just across the square. I love the variety and the colors of this shot. Perfect candidate for the calm series :)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bye Philadelphia!

I think Roni picked me up from Philadelphia to drive up to this place. It is a great view when driving in or leaving the city. I have always admired that route. Got a last glimpse of the Comcast Centre tower, which is popular for films in Philadelphia and Liberty One Place and Liberty Two Place. It was pretty cool also to notice a huge ship by the dock waiting to be repaired, painted etc.

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Monday, November 09, 2015

Eyes and happiness

Well, I went through my US folder again and I found quite a great amount of photos which I haven't most likely uploaded to my blog yet, so the US month is definitely continues!

I took this photo at a baby shower. This little fella was mesmerized by my camera or by the fact that I was the only white person in that room :)

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Sunday, November 08, 2015


I am going to finish this week with a photo of Tim, my photography mentor. He took me to his campus and I was able to visit him at his class and take shots there. Great! It was inspiring and it was motivating. Sharing what you have learned yourself is great. I am glad I have the chance to do the same. It is wonderful to explore and see more, teach more and share more.

We will see if USA folder has some more surprises for the coming month.

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Saturday, November 07, 2015

Wayne and Cameron

Orange is the color when you are in deer hunt. Wayne with his grandson is here again. Cool, relaxed, all-american shot in the countryside. Blessed to be able to enjoy such moments with great people.

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Friday, November 06, 2015

November, movember

The saddest month in Estonia has arrived. Month of darkness, month of black and white. Men with moustache and all is sleep.

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Thursday, November 05, 2015


People talked about Christmas yesterday in my photography class. Well, I haven't heard or seen anything yet. I think I do not go out much :P But inspired of that here is a photo of Christmas season in Macy's. People are enjoying the every or every four hour spectacle of lights on the wall. It was something!

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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Calm vol. 65

What else is there to say, eh?

An amazing studio in downtown Philadelphia.

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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Abandoned house

I am usually familiar with abandoned houses in urban settings, not so much in the countryside, I mean such you can actually go in and it looks okay. Here is one proof from rural Kentucky. I visited it with Tim's mom and she used to live here as a young girl. It looks like the house doesn't have so much in it, so it was time to let it go.

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Monday, November 02, 2015

American meal

Seems like I have run out of the US photos, at least the first choice. Too bad that I do not have overview what I have posted already in past five years, as I may upload photos that I already have showed you, when I return to the USA folder.

Anyway here we have a dinner in Kentucky with my photo mentor Tim and his family. Everybody is so excited, except the father and the daughter, they have their things going on :) Yeah, the meal was excellent, I loved it a lot!

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Sunday, November 01, 2015

305th day

I think it is time to quit.

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