Birds in garden, during winter time

We had a guest (bird) in garden for first time today - common redpoll. It was eating bird feed from ground, next to common blackbird lady , later also next to Eurasian siskin.

Photos of Latvia - Canada hockey

Pre-tournament game between Canada National ice hockey team and National ice hockey team of Latvia at Arena Riga.

Mairis Briedis vs Oleksandr Usyk boxing fight, during World Boxing Super Series semi final

28.01.2018. Mairis Briedis vs Oleksandr Usyk boxing fight, during World Boxing Super Series semi final for Ali Trophy at ARENA RIGA, in Riga, Latvia

 

 

You can buy these photos of this fight on @Alamy :

 

or 

on Picfair 

https://www.picfair.com/users/gints_ivuskans

Source: https://www.gintsivuskans.com/blog/2018/1/...

Photo exhibition

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Aizvadītajā gadā man bija lieliska iespēja paviesoties Islandē un Lapzemē, kur sekoju pa pēdām Latvijas Radio žurnālistēm Paula Gulbinska un Sandra Kropa, un veidoju foto materiālu par viņu radio stāstiem.

Tagad to var apskatīt Ziemeļvalstu Birojs Latvijā jaunajās telpās un gaidāms, ka izstāde apceļos arī Latviju. 
Pateicos par to Ziemeļvalstu Ministru padomes birojs Latvijā un Zinamais Nezinamaja!

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I had a wonderful opportunity to visit Iceland and Swedish Lapland during last year where I was making photo material of interviews (for Latvian Radio). 
Currently there is photo exhibition at The Nordic Council of Ministers in Latvia office with best of the pics from these amazing trips. Thanks to Nordic Council of Ministers in Latvia office and Zinamais Nezinamaja team - Paula Gulbinska and Sandra Kropa.

 

Somewhere in Iceland

Somewhere in Iceland

Suomenlinna, Finland. 27.02.2017.

I had a great opportunity to travel to Helsinki, Finland for first time.  Very limited time, but I got several photos despite of that.

Many thanks for support Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Latvia!

P.S. Why I was there - information will be available later during this month :) 

A man walking with his children, who are sitting on sledge.

A man walking with his children, who are sitting on sledge.

Testing workflow - Lightroom presets

Recently I had a chance to try out presets, introduced by Sleeklens (company that provides workflow for professional photographers).

I have never been a huge fan of presets but this time a gave it a chance and... it works out nicely. I didn't like the color exaggeration for some of brushes but most of them worked well with my pictures. I liked the "Brighten shadows" tool the best.

In short - easy for using, large collection, highly recommended for those who don't mind using presets in their photography and are too busy for editing pictures in more complex ways.

https://sleeklens.com/product/wedding-lightroom-presets/

https://sleeklens.com/lightroom-tutorials/ 

https://sleeklens.com/product-category/lightroom-presets