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Mini sun eclipse

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Partial solar eclipse (Sofia, 2011/01/04@10:10)
[Shot made with Pentax S50; click image for larger size.]

A quick sun ray just went through the snowy clouds over Sofia… and allowed me to make this shot. :-)

[UPDATE @ 11:45] Just discovered I never showed in my blog the phases of the solar eclipse in 2006. Then I realized, my blog was started in 2007… So, a quick update (and going back into the past):

It was the year 2006. I was shooting with a Pentax again (but the model was S40). It was a bright sunny day, so I had to use some sort of a filter — I used an old 3.5″/1.44M diskette. :)

Here is the series of shots taken:

Partial solar eclipse, Sofia (2006/Mar/29, 14:00-14:30)

1. Place: 42°41′N 23°18′E (Sofia)
2. Date: 2006/March/29 @ 13:00 EET – 14:30 EET
3. Eclipse was with a maximum of 76%, and for background I used clouds that were lit by the sun… (in some parts of Bulgaria the eclipse was then up to 100%, which means, full eclipse, sun is invisible).

I Heart Autumn

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Daily photo

I ♥ Autumn… :)

The Way Back (7 Rila Lakes)

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

The Seven Rila Lakes

From August 22 till August 24 we showed to some of our best friends all the Seven Rila lakes. It was a great adventure — weather was good, lots of beautiful places to visit, lots of excellent photos to take… :)

(These days I might share some more cool photos from this travel…)

The Vinyl/Analogue Feeling

Monday, June 14th, 2010

a turntable

A feeling long forgotten…

The gramophone record starts turning, then you place the needle carefully on it, a slight hissing is heard, a couple of seconds pause follows, and then… the music starts playing. And by the end of the record, you must reverse it, so you can listen to the other side, too.

I like Audio CDs, and the MP3/FLAC music formats, but the feeling of listening to a cassette tape (4.76 cm/sec, Dolby B NR, Fe2 03/Cr 02, 120 µs/70 µs — anyone remembers these strange digits?) or to a 33 1/3 record is… very different.

Light Trails painting (drawing) in Sofia by night…

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Night is falling, and it seems appropriate to me to share with you my (our) first attempts at light trails drawing, made with a Canon S5 IS digital camera, which was set up on a bench in the park (settings: 15 seconds exp., F/3.5, ISO 100).

The date is April 23rd, and the participants are: me, Ani, Nixo, Katya (and Raly).

We used a small bottle and a cup to mark the two boundaries of the frame, and 2 lighters (with blue lights). Here are some of the best shots:

Light Trails Photography
First try! (Btw, I think I dropped the “E” from my name, but well… Flick’r also dropped theirs, so I can live with that!) ;-)


Spring and Snowdrops

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

A snowdrop in winter
(click the image to see in original size)

Mid-winter, but the sun was shining, snowdrops were showing amid the grass, and we were again on our bicycles in the parc… nice! :)

(the photos is from today, and this is the original, no edit at all)

Red-backed Shrike

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Red-backed Shrike (male), Rhodopes, Aug. 2nd, 2009

Red-backed Shrike (male), Rhodopes, Aug. 2nd, 2009Червеногърба сврачка, мъжка (Red-backed Shrike), Родопите, 2-ри август 2009

Photos are from Rhodope mountains, this Summer.

A beatiful bird! And it allowed me to come very close, maybe as close as 3-4 metres away! I got lucky! ;-)

The flower from Africa :)

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Thinking of Africa, I remembered also this flower:

South Africa flower

I’ve seen these flowers a couple of times, in South Africa, approx. 5 years ago, in October 2004…

I don’t know how they’re called, even today…

One of them I took with me and after 3 airports and 10’000+ kilometres, it came to Ani, as a present… :-)

The flower withered in a beautiful way. There were some seeds from it, we tried to plant it, but unsuccessfully — it’s too cold in Europe, I guess…

Today, in this rainy day of Autumn, I’d like to give this flower again to Ani… I can’t really do it, but I have it on picture, at least. With its bright colors, maybe it will make the day brighter, more colorful, too?… :-)))

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