Cathedral Basilica of Sandomierz

I wanted to photograph the church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary last fall, during my previous visit in Sandomierz city. However, the vaults and walls of the southern aisle were under renovation. Today, after a dozen or so years of conservation ...


Western Tatras: Siwa Polana -> Trzydniowianski Wierch

The Western Tatra mountains have recently seduced me. It is September, the weather is still favorable, so I could not resist the temptation to visit again one of the most beautiful mountains in Poland. I chose Trzydniowianski Wierch, a low by Tatra standards ...


Western Tatras: Kiry -> Ciemniak -> Krzesanica

The route from Kiry to Ciemniak and Krzesanica peaks begins with a gentle walk through the Niznia Koscieliska Gate. After a dozen or so minutes you turn left along the red trail, to soon cross the footbridge over the Mietusi Potok. This is where a steep ...


Zywiec Beskids: Rycerka Gorna -> Wielka Racza -> Przegibek

First I overslept for an hour and a half, then I entered my destination incorrectly in the GPS and, to my surprise, I lost the correct way and got to Slovakia LOL. Overall at the parking lot in Rycerka Gorna-Kolonia village, at the foot of Wielka Racza mountain ...


Gorce: Koninki -> Turbacz

During a trip to Turbacz peak, in one of the glades I came across a lizard basking in the sun. The pet looked a bit flustered, but patiently posed for a photo. It was so absorbed in modeling that did not even care being admired by a few other people who were ...


Bokehlicious 2

A morning, short garden session, somewhere on the western border of Poland.


Silesian Beskids: Szczyrk -> Skrzyczne

Skrzyczne is the highest peak of Zywiec Beskids mountains. There are plenty of ski lifts here, and because the nearby Szczyrk city attracts crowds of tourists, there is also a lot of traffic on the peak. There are few hikers here, vast majority ...


LSD in Zawoja

For several days it was going to be a very rainy Sunday according to weather forecasts. Since I knew it would rain at any moment, I had absolutely no desire to participate in the Local Series of Downhill a.k.a LSD event in Zawoja. But I decided to give ...


Sunset

First I had to see a photographer with a camera to come up with the idea of taking this photo. It was one day before, in the same place and at the same time ...


Bokehlicious

A quick garden session during the break between wine and cake, somewhere in the Lodz region.


LSD in Koninki

LSD stands for a Local Series of Downhill, which is an annual series of bike mountain competitions. When on Saturday evening on the 43ride page I found information about the two-day long LSD competition in Koninki near Krakow, I immediately loaded the batteries ...


Silesian Beskids: Wisla Czarne -> Barania peak

The middle June is not the season peak yet, so even though I arrived in Wisla Czarne at pretty late 10 am, I easily found a parking space. At the season peak, however, there may be many tourists here, so if you plan to come for a one day hike ...


Zywiec Beskids: Korbielow -> Pilsko

Hike from Korbielow village to Pilsko mountain I started from a car park located in the place where green trail separates from Szczyrbok street. The green trail is less popular than the yellow one, but it is led along the exposed ski slopes ...


Silesian Beskids: Bystra -> Szyndzielnia -> Klimczok -> Magura

Two days ago the weather ruined my plans and I stopped my journey on Szyndzielnia. Stubborn to climb Klimczok peak, I had to come to Bystra once again. The same parking lot, even the same parking space. This time, however, the weather ...


Silesian Beskids: Bystra -> Szyndzielnia mnt.

To approach the Szyndzielnia summit we are starting at one of the small parking lots located at Juliana Falata Street in Bystra. It is along the Falata street where the green trail leads. The first episode is walk the street to the forest ...


Silesian Beskids: Wisla Glebice -> Wielki Stozek -> Kiczory

A hike to the Wielki Stozek and Kiczory peaks may be started from the place where the green trail leading from Wisła Głębice separates from Zjazdowa Street. This is where a private, paid and small parking lot is located. You can park your car there ...


Rogow botanic garden

I went to the Rogow botanic garden with two lenses: the sport one and the macro one. I started photographing the one I bought for sport and ... I did not even take the other out of the bag. Does it mean that when the next sport event comes ...


What if ...

... one day you woke up in the early morning, went downtown, and then suddenly noticed that you were alone?


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Village painted with flowers

Zalipie is a small village located not far from Krakow. It is known for decorative painting, whose dominant motif are flowers. The traditions of painting in Zalipie date back to the end of the nineteenth century, but its special flourish ...


Island Beskids: Kudlacze -> Lysina

Located at an altitude of 730 m a.s.l. Kudlacze mountain shelter is barely an hour's drive south of Krakow. It is an excellent starting point for early spring, when yout want to hike but you are yet out of shape: the mountain shelter is located ...


Saint Anna church in Krakow

Built at the turn of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the academic church of Saint Anna is one of the most beautiful churches in Krakow. The church captivates with its ...


2020

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Church of Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles in Krakow

Built in XVII century and located in Krakow at Grodzka street, the baroque church of St. Piotr and Paweł is one of the best known churches in Krakow. At the front of the church there is a unique fence with statues of the apostles. The facade ...


Corpus Christi Basilica in Krakow

The Krakow Corpus Christi Basilica was built in the years of 1385-1405. The three-nave church is built according to Gothic architecture. The basilica houses the largest organs in Krakow with 5950 (!) pipes and 25 bells. The richly ...


Silesian Beskids: Ustron Polana -> Wielka Czantoria

Yellow, orange and brown colours for a short time dominate the slopes of the Beskids mountains. Since the sun has been pampering in recent days, there is nothing else to do but take the camera and catch the unique colors before the autumn ...


Archcathedral of Lodz

Located in Lodz at 265 Piotrkowska Street and built at the beginning of the 20th century, the cathedral church of St. Stanislaw Kostka is the most beautiful church in Lodz and one of the most beautiful temples in Poland ...


Light Move Festival

At the end of September the 9th edition of Light Move Festival took place in the heart of Lodz. As usual, LMF attracted crowds. And as usual, I stopped by Wall Mapping, i.e. animated films displayed on the facades of buildings ...


Zywiec Beskids: Krowiarki pass -> Babia Gora

My end-of-summer challenge was to climb from Krowiarki Pass to Babia Gora, which is the highest peak of this part of the Carpathian Mountains, at 1725 metres above the sea level ...


Polish Downhill Championships

Downhill is an extreme genre of mountain biking, in which competitors descend steep mountain paths cut by faults, strewn with stones, roots and trunks of felled trees. Obviously the fastest wins, although the fastest one is not the fastest ...


WLKS Krakus Swoszowice

A taxi driver talked to my female friend during the course: You know, I really like looking at horses. At horses and women. Because ...


My dream came true

Finally, on September the 6th, the best lens in the world fell into my hands. The first photos show that the image quality is astonishing and the lens is a different league. Boy oh boy finally! And by the way and speaking of gadgets ...


Island Beskids: Jurkow -> Mogielica

Did you know that barely an hour drive from Krakow there are interesting trekking trails? This is a place that most tourists avoid, because far more popular Tatra Mountains and Zakopane city are nearby. However, it turns out that it is almost ...


Canoe Slalom

Two days long Junior World Championships and U23 World Championships in Canoe Slalom were the most interesting summer sport event in my neighbourhood. Athletes from several countries + great weather + kayak track ...


Bieszczady: Wolosate -> Halicz -> Krygowski Pass -> Wolosate

The Wolosate to Wolosate mountain trail loop that is leading along the red and blue trails through Rozsypaniec, Halicz and the Krygowski Pass is breathtaking ...


Mountain kayaking

I went to study portrait photography. Well, because the models had kayaks with them, I am now having a set of kayak portraits :)


Horse jumping

I finally fulfilled my little dream to photograph jumping competitions again. It's already been 10 years since I last photographed equestrian and I was curious if I learned to take better photos since then ...


So you say dogs can't fly?

There are bad days when nothing works out, like the day I was having in April, when shooting Wieliczka's Rally. I got not even one single photo I was satisfied with! But luckily there are also days when everything works out ...


Bieszczady: Muczne -> Bukowe Berdo

The mountain trail leading along the Bukowe Berdo ridge is considered to be the most beautiful of the Bieszczady trails. Although I will not quite agree with this, because it is difficult not to be delighted with the others like Polonina Wetlinska ...


Bieszczady: Wyznia Pass -> Polonina Wetlinska

You may start your Bieszczady adventure with one of the easiest routes, from the car park at Wyznia Pass to the Chatka Puchatka (Pooh's hut) in Polonina Wetlinska. Although the hike up is only 350 meters and the time indicated ...


Bieszczady: Wolosate -> Tarnica

Tarnica, which is 1346 meters height, is the highest peak in the Bieszczady Mountains is southern Poland. The shortest 2.5-hour apporach trail to Tarnica leads from Wolosate village. This route is one of the most popular tourists trails ...


Western Tatras: Chocholowska Valley

Last Tuesday I learned that instead of getting into a wild weekend tourists crowd, it is better to go to Chocholowska Valley for a one-day walk on a business day: not only are there far fewer tourists thus you don't need to get up ...


Wieliczka Rally

A few days before Wieliczka Rally, for an hour on Google Maps was I trying to find where it would be best to set up with the camera to have good visibility. Ultimately, my decision could not be worse. During the race I was in the bushes ...


London

It's high time to start the 2019 photo season. Some shots of London are here: Buckingham Palace, the first British crocuses, The City, Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral, London Eye, Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and Soho ...