Tuesday, October 16, 2007

landscape of Spain


landscape of Spain
Originally uploaded by Bright D Storm
I'm testing flickr's integration to blogger's blog. Wow this blog mystification is stunning. The future of blogs will be thrilling. Just to think they're working on blog content analyzers. This means just copying and pasting stupid popular keywords has no effect of to create your blog to be visited more often.

Aww the picture is from south of Spain. April 2005, Andalucia, Communidad Murcia, a view from a hill measured a bit over 400 meters. Such a lovely landscapes :)

Monday, October 15, 2007

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Think Geek!

Chirstmas are coming, though more likely not as prodigal as recent years, but if you need a different items to purchase for your friends and family, check out http://www.thinkgeek.com

Friday, October 05, 2007

:)

What do you think about the sites that try to play music for you without warning you? I use alt+F4 for them :)

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Saturday, September 22, 2007

swing swing

video

Hiiumaa 2004 -- as you can see we still live on a time where size does matter in internet. means even low quality 320x240 videos are heavily compressed not to make internet slow. sorry for the bad quality and sound, i'm a total rookie in videos (i just know you have to hold the camera as steady as possible and not to zoom in and out too often).

how rat snapped the sunflower seeds

video

march 2004 - rats like sunflower seeds.

This is also first MOV video in my blog, they're heavier + harder to upload than MPEG-s. I guess the google video processor is doing some extra work to convert the native macintosh algorithm to its standards. fifteen minutes at least with 3mbyte MOV - hmmm... ok canceled. Second round - trying. wow, five minutes and it's done! anyway consider some patience with MOV files.

anyway, is blogger afraid to be the runner up of the youtube? meanwhile these two sites are compareable in terms of success, not yet really comperable in terms of specifis areas, where blogger wins with blogs and youtube with movies. maybe blogger wants to start eating youtubes market? :P

lottery




this is how lottery ticket used to look like in good old soviet times. direct translation: "lottery of money and things."

Friday, September 21, 2007

x


smile, you are being photographed :)

ix


vampires are around

VIII


smile hon yar bein photograbb'd

when shit hits the fan



pic is made using traditional firm camera - Pentax MZ50, Tamron 70-300mm telephoto zoom (what a lovely lens for its price), fuji superia 200 film. If you have a choice where to make prints of your photos, choose fuji laboratory if you need stunning colors. kodak and agfa has nothing to face it)

one of the most dangerous things when you trim the grass in the city area, is that you hit the dog shit. if you have a good powerful trimmer, be sure to have water nearby, because your face is full of it after hitting it :P

by the way the trimmer that you can see in the picture is OleoMac "maccaroni" 740T - very durable and powerful. It's called maccaroni because it is made in Italy, but it's supplied with Emak's (also italian industry) 2-stroke engine which lasts almost forever.

Keywords

popular keywords from last week :P

myspace google yahoo music lyrics ebay play game myspace.com proxy https mapquest yahoo.com baby boy names youtube youporn craigslist nfl schedule dictionary newspaper obituaries free english course game cheats for ps funny pics facebook you tube girls local newspaper wwe suspensions stupid humans hotmail free radio stations soulja boy hotmail.com meaning of names yahoo mail about wikipedia job nigeria google.com sperm shack movies privacy naruto madden cheats jenna jameson contact home depot lil wayne hot aol.com msn jessica alba games cheat www.myspace.com airline tickets www walmart steve fossett cars rihanna bikini jobs in nigeria ipod touch anime bush britney spears paris hilton brad pitt angelina jolie business war iraq sex madonna jackson affair gay lies conspiracy oil drugs

sorry - no content this time :P

VII


Sopranos? :P

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hand shaking so much than panny's lovely OIS didn't help out - june '04

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smile b4st4rd! :P your beautiful face is bein' photographed :P

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s ! y a b p !

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It seems there'll be a little portrait photo marathon, this one's taken May 2004, Tallinn, near Soolaladu :P if this is you, please send me mail, i don't know who you are? :P (pics from 04 are made with my lovely Panny FZ10. )

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Smile :) - y a b p ! :P

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Smile :) you're being photographed! :P

2 advanced

If you have nothing to do, see this site: http://www.2advanced.com

It has been more or less a standard of where design can go and what can it be in terms of both rich media and traditional graphics design, for many years.

It also shows how powerful is one of the programs used to create this site, ADOBE FLASH (it used to be macromedia's product, but adobe has bought macromedia some years ago).

One of the talents behind this site - Eric Jordan.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

today & years ago

First of all, bad news for rally fans - Colin McRae and his son died yesterday in helicoper accident. This is very sad news for me, as I used to be a huge fan on rally when Markko Martin was driving.. but Michael Park died in 2005 in rally accident, and now McRae, one of the most legendary all time rally stars. The present and the future of both WRC and F1 are about to be pretty caleidoscoping, starting with sensational information leak scandals in F1, to that Marcus Grönholm is about to get retired from WRC.
In addition the recent history of WRC has been pretty dark, because speculatively bosses from F1 would like the masses to be interested more of F1 than in WRC (which is naturally more eye pleasing and interesting to watch than F1 - no offence). So due to the pressure to WRC recent years the event has not been so eye catching to watch, because of little participing car companies, also no heavy competition on the top (Loeb, Grönholm and Solberg only).

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For sports fan, today there was a hectic discus throw competition in Sweden, Helsingbord. Top tough guys were attempting to break the world record, reigning world champion Gerd Kanter included. The results were quite interesting, with Kanter having five failures out of six resulting with a bit more than 68 meters. Estonian second participant Märt Israel throw a stunning new personal best with more than 66 meters! And finally, the most surprising event of this evening was the winning result 69.90 by Franz Kruger (former South African athlete now being in the association of Finland).

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cone from winter 2004.






.. and the cold north sunset from the same day (march 2004).

Friday, September 14, 2007

programmer needed

I'm currently looking for a good programmer to work together with. I'm doing design work by myself, so if you think we could work together, feel free to contact me via mail bright AT dlancer DOT net or via MSN msn AT dlancer DOT net :-)

volunteering

Today I discovered a nice surprise in my mailbox - a real post card asking people to deal with volunteering. As no exception today, the URL was supplied, so if you are located in Estonia and think everything must not be done because of money, check out the link to get more info - HERE

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Mind Valley

If you have many ideas, you are talented, and you feel your current efforts are not appreciated enough, why not to apply for a job in Mind Valley?

Sunday, September 09, 2007

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Terra Mitica entertainment park in Benidorm, Spain.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Sunday, September 02, 2007

video test..

video

... It seems blogger resizes the videos hmm - also the quality.. it's the price of to keep internet fast :P

Remo Savisaar's photography

here - http://blog.moment.ee/ Remo Savisaar's photo blog.
Tons of awards so it's a crime not to click it.

II



another shot from Cueva del Tesoro. Nine months after this trip, still some stunning shots undiscovered. As with the caves in the world, there are some areas in New Guinea that scientists and geologists are just about to discover. If you browse National Geographic magazines, there's a lot of reading about it :-)

Rincon de la Victoria



Cueva del Tesoro, Rincon de la Victoria (Southern Spain, near Nerja & Almeria), November 2006

Decathlon

Roman Sebrle (a olympic winner, world champion, european champion, world indoor and european champion, world record holder with 9026 points in decathlon) won the long desired world champion title today. 8676p - a result that can bring gold medal only in low season in decathlon. Erki Nool scored 8815p in Edmonton 2001, being 2nd after (3 times) world champion Thomas Dvorak.

Lot's of drama this time (as usual in decathlon, and I believe it is also one of the reason that attracts public - the drama of ten events), for example Sebrle's falldown in pole vault (4.8 only), Maruice Smith's (whoops wikipedia, where is your article about this decathlete? Search string "Maurice Smith" only leads to a kickboxer born in 1961) unbelievable series in first 8 events, and finally, Sebrle's new personal mark in javelin and the final 1500m. Sebrle was even able to throw new personal best result in Javelin, resulting 71.18. (for compare, an ex world champion Andrus Varnik could throw only over 75m this year - that shows how high are decathletes in some areas. A good example is also Erki Nool's result in long jump - 8.22 - a result thad could have been bring medal from many championships).

Decathlon is being called range of light athletic kings only, and Estonia is proud to have Olympic Champion here also, mr Erki Nool, a gold medalist in Sydney, 2000. Nool also holds the Estonian record 8815p. Today, many good performers were injured resulting non participation in Osaka today and yesterday, including Mikk Pahapill (potential ~8300p), Indrek Turi (~8200) and Kristjan Rahnu (~8600p. Rahnu made 8526 points in Arles in 2005).

Next year the Olympic games are being carried in Beijing in China, so make sure you have two free days to watch decathlon next year :-)

As with medals this year, and as told before, Gerd Kanter won a gold medal in discus throw in Osaka this year :-)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

long jump

It has been interesting that there have been no such kind of duels in long jump competition, like it was sixteen years ago in Tokyo, where Carl Lewis and Mike Powell were about to jump near the 8.9m line. Today it would mean a definite gold medal, while these years 8.4m is often enough to win the brightest medal. By the way Powell and Lewis are watching long jump final competition in Osaka right now as I write these lines.

I highly recomment to see the biography of Carl Lewis, one of the most legendary and capable light athlete in worlds history. 9 gold (!) medals from 4 olympic games and 8 gold (!) medals from world light athletics championships is just a start ;)

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Marbella, Puerto Banus (one of two main boat ports in Marbella - there are Estonian boats, too :P )

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just a photo post, made in Portugal November 2006, after returning from the most west point of Europe, Cabo de St Vicente. Heading to Spain now :-) Camera was my lovely Pentax *ist DS, lens used was Sigma 15-30mm EX.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

D3, 1D MkIII and 1Ds MkIII - near perfect

Nikon has reveled a cover from the new flagship model D3 as an ultimate answer to Canon's 1Ds mkIII and/or 1D mkIII. A dream camera which you can afford for around $5000. No matter if Canon or Nikon, both ones are capable of making almost ten frames per second @ full resolution, making possible to handle 100 megabytes of data at the same time. I think it is not far of to have 25fps, which theoretically allows to make a movie with a digital SLR camera. (If you google around, you should by the way fing a movie made with a Nikon D70 - of course it is not a performance camera, but shows clearly, that it's not impossible to make a movie using current DLSRs).

august weather



If you'd like to see a contradictious weather in Estonia, August is probably the best time for it. I was not lucky to capture it all as I had only a snaphot camera with me, but there was lightning, heavy rain, direct sunlight, double full rainbow and two waterspouts all visible at the same time - stunning I have to say, have not seen a similar situation in my life before.


good news in sports

Gerd Kanter is now a world champion in mens discus throw. Today he won a long desired gold medal in light athletics world championships in Osaka, while Virgilijus Alekna, an unbeatable discus thrower for many years, was just only 4th. The winning result 68.94 was not what it was expected to be to win the title, but the more interesting will be the contest in Beijing next year, when the Summer Olympic Games 2008 take place.

Monday, August 20, 2007

jump!



jumpp! one of my favourite activities - to shoot someone jumping :) so much energy, so funny results, so fun to perform, so happy faces later :)




JUMMPPP when you can! ..



.. and duck to get some pictures, too :)



and ask your friends to jump, too :) the more the better. and let me take a picture of it :))

song festival



over perhaps fifteen years visited the estonian song festival again. this time as a visitor, not a participant. such a great feeling to hear all those voices! gorgeous.



so digitalized world. one of my fetich also to shoot someone shooting. millions of pictures of this events, probably also thousands of videos.
if you ever decide to start getting digital in photography, buy canon. because canon own the others in terms of image processing. also world press use canons, so if you visit osaka championships this year, 90% of what you see in a heavy press photographers area, is made by canon. then comes the nikon. then pentax, olympus, umm sony?.. minolta. who else makes DSLRS?
by the way leica has their digital M now. pretty decent piece of camera, one of the most original to be found today / "these days". check dpreview.com for the review. pana makes DSLRs too, they's more or less identican to cheaper leicas. Glass wears leica brand also, i guess it's worth it. also if you don't mind to spend more, get a medium format digital back. giver you resolution advantage and you can start your own ad agency. as with the prices in med format digital backs, it's about to decide whether to buy new car or this :P -- i feel so good now, for such a long time I've been wantin' to talk about digital cameras :)

zoo station



Not a bad idea to visit Tallinn's zoo these days. OMFG I start to overuse "these days" and making a tourism propaganda, not to mention talking too much after being idle too long. Mati Kaal has made a award-worth job though, so the red fish in of the aquariums in the zoo looks like that.




It's the iguana. who designed the animals of the world? :P from a newspaper i read some days ago that an animal called geko has 500,000 hairs in each of his leg, thousand of even smaller hair in each of the hair. who does the math.

mexican story



if you're not estonian reading this blog, remember to visit Ristna Lighthouse when visiting Hiiumaa island. This time it was exciting experience with wind being so strong that the tip of the lighthouse was like a huge bass speaker. Not like your top of the line home cinema subwoofer, but x times more powerful. Peels the paint of your wass as they say. The ticket is 20EEK (€1.3).
not sure if the wind is visible :) it's a real miracle story actually how we met. i was looking for the holy internet to find someone to teach me spanish, so i found a message board with the messages from the ppl desiring to learn languages. so we started to have conversations time by time (it's a busy life these days). guess what, one fine day i received mail if i'd be happy to meet? for sure :) so she took a trip to estonia being in a work camp here partially, but also just chilling around as well as you can see :)
so now i know someone from mexico. didn't sound too far away till i opened the world map! guess what from estonia, mexico is almost as far as north australia!the powwa of internet, what can i say. by the way I didn't know a word about carlos slim to date, meanwhile shortly after marcela left our countly, he passed bill gates, a long term leader in terms of treasure. well, money - what would you do if you had 59,000,000,000 bucks in your bank account? :P stupic question, of course.

first


.. the car in the picture is our old vw - sorry for mentioning, men are crazy about cars. it's from '99, server us 27,000km with no bigger problems, so i can recommend it. starts with -30C nicely (gasoline, not diesel). tons of room to accomodate all baggage. engine is perhaps a bit weak but therefore also not too thirsty. comfortable to drive also.
being first is so enjoyable. missing the ferry and being the first to wait two hours is not so. check the times before going to hiiumaa. who's there in the picture? we had a very special gues this summer from mexico :) (hi marcela how's it going?) ton's of pics from the trip. lot's of fun. a permanent legacy with three words for our daughter (boca, ojo, naris :). some pics here also. doesnt happen every day we have so special guest :)
wild strawberry. so much this year in hiiumaa, that walk the ancient forests and smell them. collecting 10kg with one night no problem. the picture may look a bit dull in terms of colors, its the adobe rgb trick, i fooled myself with it thinking to get even better colors but failed. so choose sRGB in your camera next time if you are a mediocre mainsteam like me (i mean, if you want to see too much colors). so nice weather this year in hiiumaa, i guess we're lucky with it, no bad ones last year also. such a small island, so much to see :)

sky + clouds


it's estonian sky. clouds like painting from a wall. such a drama. you can see it if you pick up right moment and take a trip to hiiumaa. be prepared though if you are late with your journey, it's not mallorca with all the restaurants open 27/365.

may i recommend you some music again, it's alan parson's project "i wouldn't wanna be like you" playing in my headphones right now. cool chillin. my headphones are philips hp890 by the way, it's a level where music start. 50 neadynium elements gosh. be sure you have nice amp for those cuties. of course it an amateur product, but when you're on a budget it makes the trick.
the trip to hiiumaa was nice this time. probably some pictures to follow. for example, this:

a bus stop just next to the sea. waiting for the bus to come :)

happyness



may i share more pictures with you? there may be a mistake in a headline actually, i don't remember whether to write it with i or y. also, do you know the tv-show 'happyness', nice english humour, find it out from imdb.com. congrats for the young ppl (oh i'm younger than young), nice to see weddings are still popular these days. also the 070707 was the day to fight for, this year, magic of numbers.

by the way, simple minds released their album "B&W 050505" in what date? yes, correct. hmm makes me think about music, for many years i've been thinking about i'd like to say some words about music, well start with pickin' up something from simple minds - probably the most powerful music on earth. i'm a huge fan of them, really.