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Thursday Afternoon by MichalKownacki Thursday Afternoon :iconmichalkownacki:MichalKownacki 10 0 Still Here by MichalKownacki Still Here :iconmichalkownacki:MichalKownacki 8 0 Time Out of Mind by MichalKownacki Time Out of Mind :iconmichalkownacki:MichalKownacki 75 5 Pier of a Hundred Suns by MichalKownacki Pier of a Hundred Suns :iconmichalkownacki:MichalKownacki 38 3 Silent All These Years by MichalKownacki Silent All These Years :iconmichalkownacki:MichalKownacki 158 13 Shine by MichalKownacki Shine :iconmichalkownacki:MichalKownacki 12 1 Brand New Day by MichalKownacki Brand New Day :iconmichalkownacki:MichalKownacki 290 24 Into The Light by MichalKownacki Into The Light :iconmichalkownacki:MichalKownacki 156 18 The Other Side by MichalKownacki The Other Side :iconmichalkownacki:MichalKownacki 63 11 Quiet Dance by MichalKownacki Quiet Dance :iconmichalkownacki:MichalKownacki 53 6 Walk With Me by MichalKownacki Walk With Me :iconmichalkownacki:MichalKownacki 97 12 Meditation by MichalKownacki Meditation :iconmichalkownacki:MichalKownacki 71 8 Stranded by MichalKownacki Stranded :iconmichalkownacki:MichalKownacki 320 30 Swan by MichalKownacki Swan :iconmichalkownacki:MichalKownacki 35 2 Dead Land by MichalKownacki Dead Land :iconmichalkownacki:MichalKownacki 26 2 By The River by MichalKownacki By The River :iconmichalkownacki:MichalKownacki 39 13


interlude by BelcyrPiotr interlude :iconbelcyrpiotr:BelcyrPiotr 23 2 the fogg... by canismaioris the fogg... :iconcanismaioris:canismaioris 61 7 Traces by AntonioGouveia Traces :iconantoniogouveia:AntonioGouveia 35 5 Crest Of A Wave by AntonioGouveia Crest Of A Wave :iconantoniogouveia:AntonioGouveia 104 25 From the Depths by AntonioGouveia From the Depths :iconantoniogouveia:AntonioGouveia 133 26 Clevedon Pier by AntonioGouveia Clevedon Pier :iconantoniogouveia:AntonioGouveia 95 11 Shadows In Silence by AntonioGouveia Shadows In Silence :iconantoniogouveia:AntonioGouveia 320 63 Beacon by AntonioGouveia Beacon :iconantoniogouveia:AntonioGouveia 198 48 Serenity by AntonioGouveia Serenity :iconantoniogouveia:AntonioGouveia 209 49  The Sea Wall by AntonioGouveia The Sea Wall :iconantoniogouveia:AntonioGouveia 104 11 Looking Down ... Cliffs Of Mallorca by skarzynscy Looking Down ... Cliffs Of Mallorca :iconskarzynscy:skarzynscy 80 6 Faro by carlosmoralesphoto Faro :iconcarlosmoralesphoto:carlosmoralesphoto 12 4 A l'abri des Regards by xavierrey A l'abri des Regards :iconxavierrey:xavierrey 149 18 Blue by acukur Blue :iconacukur:acukur 186 28 My Kingdom part 16 by werol My Kingdom part 16 :iconwerol:werol 1,234 103 The Beginning of Infinity by warnaiman The Beginning of Infinity :iconwarnaiman:warnaiman 237 21


Thursday Afternoon
One of the first long exposures taken with my new gear.
Same location as my first DD.

Camera: Canon EOS 80D | Lens: Canon EF-S 9-18mm
Shutter: 330s | Aperture: f/8 | Focal: 12mm | ISO: 100
Filters used: Hoya ND1000, Cokin ND4, Cokin ND8 Grad
Postwork: Photoshop CC 19.1.6 + Nik Collection plugins
Location: 54.480344N, 18.564285E
Still Here
The exact same place as here, only almost a decade later.

Camera: Canon EOS 80D | Lens: Canon EF-S 9-18mm
Shutter: 180s | Aperture: f/8 | Focal: 14mm | ISO: 100
Filters used: Hoya ND1000, Cokin ND4, Cokin ND8 Grad
Postwork: Photoshop CC 19.1.6 + Nik Collection plugins
Location: 54.493149N, 18.564687E
Time Out of Mind
Hi everyone, long time no see!

It really is true, time sure does fly as you age! It's been 2092 days or around 50200 hours since I've submitted my last work here, but to me it seems... not that long ago. They say that one of the best weapons in your arsenal to fight with this illusion of quick passage of time, is to document it, and there are few things better at this than photography. I've been away from it, almost entirely, for the past few years and did not really intend to change anything about it, but came into possession of a brand new Canon 80D. Then, I thought, why not spend just a little more, buy some ND filters, dig out my old tripod and try doing some long exposure again, just for fun? And fun it was.

There is no way I am going to be as active as back in a day, but I will surely submit something, from time to time, from now on. This piece is sort of an experiment to see if this place is still alive. I thought about trying one of newer, more exciting platforms that emerged lately (e.g. tumblr, instagram) but concluded that I do not care about exposure anymore as much as I care about documenting. And in that case, it's just better to continue where I left off, instead of starting anew.

I think I might later post a larger update and some thoughts in a journal, if I ever get around to it. Now I just came to post some photos.

This one's from Gdynia, it's a place called 'Small Pier'. The evening was rather chilly and somewhat windy so I had to hold on to my tripod, to prevent in from taking a dive in the sand. I am rather happy how this one came out, as I never had any luck with weather at this location in the past.

Camera: Canon EOS 80D | Lens: Canon EF-S 9-18mm
Shutter: 240s | Aperture: f/6.3 | Focal: 18mm | ISO: 100
Filters used: Hoya ND1000, Cokin ND4, Cokin ND8 Grad
Postwork: Photoshop CC 19.1.4 + Nik Collection plugins
Location: 54.505004N, 18.556610E



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  • Listening to: Electric Universe, m-flo
  • Reading: Digital Camera - November 2012 issue
I am really happy to inform you, that my photo was published in November issue of Digital Camera Poland as photograph of the month! :w00t:

Suspense by MichalKownacki Publication in Digital Camera Poland by MichalKownacki

I recieved an e-mail some time ago, that they like the image and would like to publish it, so I sent the photo and soon forgot about the whole issue. You can't imagine how happy I was, when I found by accident that it's going to be a photo of the month!



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mecengineer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
Happy Birthday
IndigoSummerr Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Happy Birthday and the Best Wishes :hug:
xbastex Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday!
Anoya Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013   Photographer
Happy birthday :aww: :party:
orianasamfireag Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Amazing gallery!
regenbogenader Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You got tagged! :) [link]
John-Peter Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I founded a new group for nature photography :iconnature-capture: It's a place for all photographers that love the nature. We have as our purpose collect art and give exposure to all members. It will be a great honor have you here! Please join if you can :)
AbdoHad Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday!
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xbastex Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wszystkiego najlepszego!
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polagraphics Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great gallery!
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