Sunday, January 31, 2016


I met Adam while Viljandi Folk in 2012. He was performing with his band Water Tower Bucket Boys, which was named Water Tower, actually in 2011 by Wikipedia...hmmm...some conflict! Supposedly this is their site HERE. Anyway, I stopped him for a street style photo and that is why you have this photo here :)

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

The more the merrier

I mean, this is not an average sight for me. Yayy!!

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Friday, January 29, 2016

How it is with the secrets?

I love this place. It is so unique that I have been coming back here twice and have always missed to turn to the site. I missed this already for two summers in a row. Must put that down for this years list.

Anyway, commenting my own question earlier, as do we always have to share the coolest spots, places, eat-outs, sights, songs etc or it is okay to keep few of them secret, just to ourselves? Well, all those things are not secret to anybody, as if I know it, you may know it as well. 
Just a thought.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Calm vol. 77

While taking photos of homeless cats, I was introduced by their neighbors who was this lovely woman who cared about the state of the cats and a dog. She invited us to her yard to get a better look at the abandoned animals. We caught her during this private moment. I mean not really, but rather we took her away from there. I find such tables so interesting and personal. I hope you enjoy that as much as I do.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Two years between

7th of January, 2014

14th of January, 2016

Days are not brothers, nights are not sisters.
If you know what I mean.

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Monday, January 25, 2016


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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Raul Oreškin

The reason why I have been teaching photography class is this man here - Raul Oreškin. Former  youth worker at a youth center, youth service at town government and then chancellor in the Estonian government. Always a free soul, always into art and culture, always moving and always classy! Did I mention always, cool? Yeah. Thank you, Raul.

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

One story on the sofa

I took photos of these little kittens looking for home at my friend's couch. They were eager to explore the new surroundings for them, as they were kept inside of their cage in the cat room. Just look at the look in their eyes! Full of interest. Is you day going like that, today?

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Friday, January 22, 2016


Patterns found naturally in the nature, all around us. Some you see and some not so often.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Six years ago

Quite a sudden wedding, when I didn't know much about wedding photography yet :O
Hahaha, pretty funny to find old surprises like that.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Calm vol. 76

Clay wall. Original, 19th century. Still standing.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Rummu career

I am not a big fan of HDR, but I have played around a little with few times. This was taken in Rummu, at a former site of a industrial career, which was blooming during Soviet era.

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Monday, January 18, 2016


We had a weekend photography camp with few students. Last night before this photo was taken the girls got heavy make-up to match their dresses they took from the theater costume rental. That explains the wild eyes she has, as usually when we go to take nature photos we do not look like that ;)

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Handsome British youngin'

I will continue with the portraits of the male - young or old. Sometimes I have nothing to add about the person on the photo, as in this case, so then the photo has to speak without my words :)

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Common Tern

I found this beautiful Tern sitting on a rock at a very surprising spot for myself - by the coasts of Baltic Sea, next to a busy Pirita Road in Tallinn. I was on my way to song festival! I got a nice treat of such a close-up of a common tern in addition to a wonderful experience in song festival.

The common tern is a seabird of the tern family Sternidae. This bird has a circumpolar distribution, its four subspecies breeding in temperate and subarctic regions of Europe, Asia and North America. It is strongly migratory, wintering in coastal tropical and subtropical regions. Breeding adults have light grey upperparts, white to very light grey underparts, a black cap, orange-red legs, and a narrow pointed bill. Depending on the subspecies, the bill may be mostly red with a black tip or all black. There are a number of similar species, including the partly sympatric Arctic tern, which can be separated on plumage details, leg and bill colour, or vocalisations.

I first got to know the very angry version of tern in Iceland. They were quite vicious and protecting their little ones or something, while attacking everybody who got too close. It was quite a scary look, though the birds are small, but when the come in flocks - better run!

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Winter bliss

Oh bliss, bliss, bliss.

Thank you for this winter.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Portrait of a causal man

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Calm vol. 75

Estonians at their best.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Ski fence by Lake Peipsi

This is some wild yard design. Found by Lake Peipsi on the East Side of Estonia. My aunt used to work in Viisnurk, so I got many of those skis myself, but to see them in such a great abundance - this is definitely a sight not to miss.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Maarja Nuut

I took these lines from Maarja's site, as this is the best how to describe her:

Maarja Nuut is a fiddler and singer from Northern Estonia.  Her music combines traditional dance tunes, songs, and stories with live electronics, creating a space where minimalism and experimental music meet the village musical traditions of pre-war Europe.

Like a cat poised to take off, Maarja is searching for a lively and relaxed state which, she says, “gives rise to music and makes me want to prolong being in the moment while altering ways of seeing, hearing and perceiving. It is always “now” and old tunes are as fresh as improvisations which were born a second ago”. This is how she tells us her intimate stories using fiddles, her voice and modern electronics.

In the spring of 2013, Maarja released her debut album “Soolo” that generated a small buzz in Europe, including many glowing reviews and a surp.

The photo is not the best, due to harsh stage lighting, but her calmness and very fragile pose add something to this a bit mysterious portrait.

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

I think that is your reaction when you see a beautiful girl


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Saturday, January 09, 2016

Fragments of a horse

Horses are a really difficult subject. It definitely takes some skills to be able to photograph them out from their fence and with your two feet on the ground. Since I am not good at it, I chose fragments of the horse, rather than showing the full portrait of the animal. I am not saying that this is successful at this case, but it many help with other subjects in photography. Though I must say that I like these two shots better than a full portrait of the horse.

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Friday, January 08, 2016

Not real

Everything is not the way you see things ;)

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Thursday, January 07, 2016

Low-light photography workshop

I organized a low-light photography workshop, it was quite popular. I think I should organize one soon. Not sure if it would be as easy to get the group together for it to happen, but I guess you do not know before you do not try, uh? :)

I do not call these the best shots from that session, as I have posted many of them before, these were so-called left-overs, but still they give an overview what that workshop was all about. Seeing shadows, movement, also moving yourself and definitely standing still. 

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