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« on: March 05, 2007, 03:44:53 pm »
Since you guys make me jelous with yer hot riding season, I've decided to "cool" you off a bit from the northern part of hemisphere where the winter resides now.

Couple of pics around Tallinn and nearby areas. Just came to work here from the other side of the country, so I chilled around and took some pics...


In some ways it's a nice city. Surrounded with the sea, lot of ports, very nice (UNESCO specced) medieval town.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 Walking around in the different ports you can find these things.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A sub from the pre- and WW2 era, made in the U.K. btw.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Regular view from the gettho side of the town to the various ports. (infra-red picture)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Some sunken stuff. You can see Tallinn panorama in the background.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

For a better panorama from the city I visited the TV-tower. It's 314 metres high.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

From one side.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Closer, some bigger more isolated port.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Another view, here mostly live the wealthier people, including the president somewhere there near to the sea.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Tanker rallye?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The view from other side to the main city.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Closer view. The 500,000+ citizen city looks small and flat from this height and distance, but it's actually not.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The view from the ground from the other side of the city over the sea. Looks even flatter from here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There are some very nice shores and beaches nearby. Around 8-15 miles ride outside the city.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

And strange abondoned USSR buildings at the seaside
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

High cliffs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

And loads of nice scenery GSing roads I scouted out.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Snow came down at some time few weeks back, but it's now melted away. Very strange winter we have this year.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The meld.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Probably because of those things around the world
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The big one from USSR times.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Closer, the construction details.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A ghetto house in the city periphery.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

New year's celebration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The people's favourite is the champagne of course if you crop the pic in.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Party people
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Closer. Is she welding worldbeater panniers for the GS?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Frozen midnight city park.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Typical medieval city streets.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Some sketches...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

And worn off ones. City centre in the background.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Sea before it froze.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Loads of birds in the Lahemaa National park, some 60 miles from Tallinn.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Big piece of kit.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Cold breeze.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunset.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Job car, a Boomer 318 diesel, really nice cager actually I've now discovered. Returns amazing mileage, some 4.5L per 100kms on highway, 6L in the city and easily starts up in the -20C weather.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A cager, wish they gave me a snow-mobile, would be much more fun 8)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Strange creations.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Paldiski bank coast and the mad sea.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Don't fell off tho, it's a long way down... The crack is already going as seen on the pic.
 
 
 
 
 
 




 
 

City centre.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Crop in the same pic and you see a pattern of some sort.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tallinn...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Linnahall, a very strange architecture.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tallinn city lights reaching the two penninsulas.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotted a stunning sunset on one evening - it's actually snowing at the same time! Very mystic colour show it was, much better it was to see with own eyes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Different angle - Tallinn silhouette in the background.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

The sea was nice and come.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
... and then everything started to freeze...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The beach. Change clothes there and take a nice icy swim in the -15C weather, very healthy. :thumb2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sandy-snowy landscape.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It's good I got these pics coz me camera just died on that freezing weather, I put the brand new battery into the camera, but then the mechanics started to fail. Some pics came out OK.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Salt lake in Bolivia or Estonia? A hint: -20C! On some winters you can walk over the sea to Sweden, or to Finland, just start going if you know the direction.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Some twisted landscapes before that.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wierd terrain to walk on, not exacly a sand...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And feet get bloody cold...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pattern.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

More views...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Can you see me boots?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The cold Sun. Fox traces in the snow, they hunt sleeping seabirds in the nighttime on that peninsula, Lahemaa National Park.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Sea fought back...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

... and created this phenomena. Birds were saved, they got something to eat at least.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

So what's happening on that pic? Can you see me on it? :)
 
 
 

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007, 04:01:37 pm »
WOW!  :shock:

Some spectacular pics there T! :thumbleft:
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2007, 04:04:26 pm »
some stunning pics there  :shock:
thanks  :)  :)
 

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007, 04:08:11 pm »
:shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:

New Forum Rule - Tsik is NOT allowed to enter ANY photo competitions.

Some of those pics are Un FU&%ING Beliveable.

Great report and piccies dude

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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007, 04:08:43 pm »
err.... what camera? awesome photos... :shock:
 

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2007, 04:11:47 pm »
Wow!!!!  Thanks.  I am at the end of our winter.  These were great.  Thanks for the lift.
 

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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2007, 04:53:45 pm »
Truely special :shock:
Why don't you do a DS to finland over the frozen sea :?:  :D
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2007, 04:57:58 pm »
:thumbleft: I would love to see some more of your portrait work... candid shots of people. You certainly have talent for taking a good pic. Something for me to aspire to. Nice work!
 

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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2007, 05:50:48 pm »
Awesome pics Margus  8)
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2007, 06:35:30 pm »
The pictures are great but some of those black and whites are really special!  :thumbright:
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2007, 08:17:23 am »
What a awesome world we live in!

You have a way of capturing it thats simply awesome!!!!
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2007, 09:50:07 am »
Quote from: "Lito"
err.... what camera?


Howzit Lito?

It's a film camera. Well used and abused Pentax 67, over 10 years old heavy big tank, but very reliable and trusty kit. As you can see it's not the camera taking pics.

I do all the b&w development my own and I use often alternative processing that only very few people deal with nowadays. It's a slight perv of mine.

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I would love to see some more of your portrait work... candid shots of people.


Oi Kev,

I don't consider myself as any pro. I think there's already tooo much pics from people done, so I do more abstract work, like this:


 
 
 
 
But since you asked to see 'em I'll post some of them I randomly found for you:

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Some pics from our JaanipÃ?¤ev celebration:

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 


These are scans from the photographic paper, manually LITH processed (absolutely no digital manipulations).
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Sound genius.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mmmm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The best mate of mine after graduation, he's a flight trainer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

UK visit, Ian did a nice 4x4 tour around Peak District and he has a cute dog.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Portrait of my dog Louis, he's an old fella.
 
 
 
 
 
 

That's my brother's daughter :)
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Another friend just had his first child.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This brings grin to my face - a washed up AT at our place! :) A friend of mine visited Estonia from UK.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cople of shots from Iran expedition:



A gypsy child from Transilvania.
 
 
 
 
 

Our own young and enthusiastic fanclub in Iran.
 
 
 
 
 
 

From nomadic wedding in Iranian desert, the wedding band.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

An old parent of one tribe, the hat is the tribe's identity.
 
 
 
 
 

The old father from another nomadic tribe, staring.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wedding party people. Girl probably has proabaly her last moments with a father, soon she'll old enough and has to separate into women's world.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nomadic girls.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The new vs the old generation.
 
 
 
 
 

Biker in Yazd city, Iran.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In the nomad mens tent, their hospitality was stunning, they even share the last piece of bread with you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And an infra-red portrait of myself - everybody knows I have an incurable affection towards to the boxer engines  :lol:


 
Allright too many pics already, I'll stop now.

Kev, I hope you got some overview?
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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2007, 10:24:55 am »
Nice! :thumbleft: I remember seeing the portrait stuff you took of your middle east trip on UKGSer. I love pics like these:
 

 
One question though, did you print it the wrong way around? Look at the writing... :scratch: :dontknow:
 
Also love your pic of the dog...
 

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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2007, 10:40:09 am »
Quote from: "Kev"


 
One question though, did you print it the wrong way around? Look at the writing... :scratch: :dontknow:


Well spotted that man. I sometimes forgot to flip them around - a typical mistake on scanning the photos!

Now fixed  :)
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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2007, 10:58:41 am »
hi Tsiklo.... absolutely awesome, top class photographer you are.... :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  8)  8)  8)
 

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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2007, 11:01:05 am »
Awesome pics there tsiklo!

There is something about old communist structures that needs to be shot in black and white.
 

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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2007, 07:31:18 am »
Stunning pictures there Tiskl..  :wink:

You do have an eye for a good picture, truly awesome.

I get really dispondent when i see pics like these as i am very fortunate in my work as i get to travel a lot all over, mainly in Africa, and there are so many photo opportunities everywhere.
But when i look at my pics i have taken, they do not look like yours, but that is what i saw in my mind.

Thanks for sharing 8)
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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2007, 08:02:56 am »
Words fail me...!

Unbebloodylievable!
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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2007, 08:15:10 am »
Will you please stop taking such awesome pics.....Comparing your University type pics I'm still in kindergarden... :lol:

Kewl pics.











More please  8)
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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2007, 09:05:43 am »
Truly inspiring pictures tsiklonaut
they are all very beautiful but this one grabbed me
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