Lake Plastiras, Greece

Monday, October 29, 2018

A time-lapse recorded at Lake Plastiras in Greece. This artificial lake, fed by Tavropos river, is built in 1960 and first flooded in 1962. A dog came happily running towards us and almost caught the GoPro. The sequence is created from 1299 individual photos taken with an interval of 1 second.

1/450 sec - ƒ 2,8 - 3 mm - ISO 100


Lake Plastiras, Greece

Monday, October 29, 2018

1/125 sec - ƒ 7,1 - 10 mm - ISO 100


Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Meteora

Sunday, October 28, 2018

1/250 sec - ƒ 9,0 - 138 mm - ISO 800


Monastery of Rousanou, Meteora

Sunday, October 28, 2018

1/80 sec - ƒ 7,1 - 15 mm - ISO 100


Monastery of Varlaam, Meteora

Sunday, October 28, 2018

1/400 sec - ƒ 7,1 - 106 mm - ISO 100


Monastery of Varlaam, Meteora

Sunday, October 28, 2018

1/100 sec - ƒ 7,1 - 12 mm - ISO 100


Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapavsa, Meteora

Sunday, October 28, 2018

1/125 sec - ƒ 7,1 - 106 mm - ISO 100


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Friday, October 26, 2018

I am always eager to learn more about video and photography so I asked the video producer in my company if I could help him out every now and then while shooting video content. This setup was rather simple yet very insightful. Two cameras, external microphone and light reflector. The wide angle shot is from my camera. The script is quite simple, yet we had to redo it quite some times to improve the intonation, wording, facial expression.

Just by helping along I already learned a lot of new things.


White Angel

Sunday, September 16, 2018

It had been raining and the day is slowly fading away. I am walking on the wet streets towards to city centre to have dinner with my colleagues. The air is cooled down by the rain but it still feels comfortable in my t-shirt and shorts. As I pass by the National Theatre I see a beautiful statue of a Cello. At least 7 meters tall. The trees behind it are lit up by light. In front of the cello is a small stage. Simple plastic white chairs are set up for the audience. Obviously, something is going to happen here.

I decide to stick around. Dinner can wait. A local stand is selling ice-cream so I get some to satisfy my hunger. Over there I meet Mihai. He introduces me to Braga, a local beverage which tastes like a creamy cider. Mihai tells me that another group will start after the first one is finished.

We drink some and enjoy the beautiful sounds of a classical orchestra which exists out of three violins, a cajon, contrabass and a cello. They play a few songs and leave the stage. Some more rain is expected so they quickly rebuild to stage for the main orchestra, containing 30 people. The first song is barely finished as the wind starts to move the trees. Leaves are dancing in the air and the sky on my left looks pitch black. I feel the first drops falling down. Heavy rain is coming. The orchestra seeks shelter and so do we.

The rain has been pouring on the earth for half an hour when it decides to stop and makes room for the orchestra to continue their performance. We are standing behind the plastic white chairs on the first step of a concrete stair which leads to the entrance of a metro station. I am standing straight, with my hands folded in each other resting in front of my belly. Many beautiful songs pass by, performed by this orchestra and various singers who alternate the stage. I feel myself glowing from the inside.

There you are, a beautiful white angel. Simple white shoes, a beautiful white dress and long blond hairs. Very modest and classy in appearance. You came from the metro behind us. Probably attracted by the beautiful vibrations created by the instruments and vocals. It was spacious enough. Still, you choose to stand right next to me. Only a few centimeters apart. You are standing straight, with your hands folded in each other in front of your belly.

Beautiful pink roses are handed out to all the ladies in the audience and you gratefully receive yours. Even though I am not looking at you I can feel your presence and beauty. Our souls are dancing on the vibrations and it causes a gentle movement in our bodies. Every now and then, our physical appearances, touch each other briefly. It feels as if we are one. I am glowing even more from the inside. I feel satisfied, happy and complete. We are united.

After a few songs, you simply left. I didn’t turn my head around to see you fade away. I can only assume you went back into the metro. We never crossed eyes, shared a single word and barely touched each other. It wasn’t necessary, your presence simply was enormous.

The concert comes to an end. A trumpeter plays his last notes as the people stand up, wave and simply walk away in silence. The rain realizes that this concert is finished and starts again. I wave the artists goodbye, say farewell to Mihai and slowly walk my way home as the raindrops gently fall on me.

My stomach is empty and I feel deeply satisfied.


Desyatinnyy Monastyr', Veliky Novgorod

Tuesday, August 28, 2018


Peryn Chapel, Veliky Novgorod

Tuesday, August 28, 2018


Yakhtklub, Veliky Novgorod

Tuesday, August 28, 2018


The St. George's (Yuriev) Monastery

Tuesday, August 28, 2018


Vitoslavlitsy Museum, Veliky Novgorod

Tuesday, August 28, 2018


Theodore Church on Creek, Veliky Novgorod

Monday, August 27, 2018


Novgorod Kremlin

Monday, August 27, 2018


Trinity Church, Veliky Novgorod

Monday, August 27, 2018


Blue house, Veliky Novgorod

Monday, August 27, 2018


Alekseevskaya tower, Veliky Novgorod

Monday, August 27, 2018


Moskva river by night, Moscow

Friday, August 24, 2018

I am standing next to a huge statue honouring Tsar Peter the Great & the 300th anniversary of the Russian Navy. This statue is too tall to capture on my camera so I turned around and saw this beautiful scenery where the lights of these buildings reflect on the water.

0,6 sec - ƒ 4,0 - 35 mm - ISO 250


Parties at Gorky Park, Moscow

Friday, August 24, 2018

Gorky Park is a wonderful getaway from the buzz of the city. It a well-balanced mixture of nature, leisure and culture. People come to relax with their families during the day. Early evening you will see a lot of couples walking around or sitting cosily together on a bench. Another group of people enters the park later at night for a social drink at La Boule or some dancing at Club Garage.


Salsa by night, Moscow

Friday, August 24, 2018

A lot of young (and a few elderly) people gather together under the Andreyevsky Bridge to dance salsa, swing dance or polka. You can see these activities throughout the entire Gorky Park on a small scale, this location is by far the biggest though.

1,0 sec - ƒ 4,0 - 35 mm - ISO 200


Moskva river, Moscow

Friday, August 24, 2018

Moskva river, with a length of 502 km, rises about 140 km west from Moscow and flows through the city. On the first photo, you see Druzhba (Дружба) which is a sports complex. The second one shows the skyline of Moscow International Business Center which is a commercial district.


Moscow State University

Friday, August 24, 2018

I am working at Studyportals as a software engineer, pursuing the mission to make study choice transparent, globally. Usually, when I am abroad I use our own portals to get some information about the country , city and pick a random university to visit. This time I choose Lomonosov Moscow State University . I picked this University because it allowed me to walk back through some parks and next to Moskava River.

Moscow State University (MSU) is founded in 1755 by Mikhail Lomonosov. MSU is now known as Lomonosov University since they renamed it in 1940.


St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow

Friday, August 24, 2018

The official name is “Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed” and is located on one end of the Red Square. You will find the State Historical Museum on the opposite end. The Kremlin and GUM are located on the sides of the Red Square. This cathedral was built from 1555–1561 on orders from Ivan the Terrible.