Belmontas in Vilnius has many sightseeing places and features. This time I was interested in watery ones, because I wanted to test out new neutral density x8 and polarizer filters. It came not too bad and I will probably be using them as much as I can.
Also, I started using new raw development software called Darktable. It is linux-only and will help me in the process of getting rid of Microsoft from my workflow. Darktable is very similar to lightroom and even has more functions.
During the last minutes of 2010 January I took this photo. 2010 01 31 11:55:42 PM to be exact. And this is one of the first best of my photos, just as I started to get used to dslr, having it a little bit more than for one month. I can still remember that late evening. I was about to go to bed, walked to window and took a final peek to the outside through curtains and was quite astonished by this thick fog, so thick that the visibility was 10 meters at most. I hesitated for some time, but then decided to go out. It felt really magical to not be able to see anything further away, the sounds also were somehow strange. There was no sign of living creature, just street lamps and also small moon at the top. Luckily some cars passed by so I was able to photograph lamp traces and make this hazy photograph. As soon as clocks passed midnight, the fog evaporated in minutes.
The famous now abandoned Vilnius palace of concerts and sports standing still against the autumn scenery
A small part of Vilnius skyline is taken by these large buildings, of which the highest is 33 stories. Calling them skyscrapers would probably be wrong, but such structures aren’t common in Lithuania.
Strolling through Vilnius old town narrow alleys, when this old Jaguar caught my eye sitting there in a remote yard. In my opinion this kind of vehicle is much more welcome in such old-time places than some fancy, out of place looking modern expensive cars.
This view is probably known by many tourists visiting Vilnius as its from three crosses hill (Trijų kryžių kalnas) one of the most visited place, because whole old town is visible. Such cityscape has been photographed thousands of times, but the special thing about it is the fireworks, which came out randomly without any expectations, during the long exposure shot.