Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Good bye blogspot...welcome Szwendak.com

So this is the end. After 5 years of using blogspot I'll not put any more posts here. All new posts will go to http://szwendak.com. Please switch there! And put your comments!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

New site coming soon...

You're probably wondering why there's not too many pics here recently. This is because I'm very busy. Very busy with my new job, but with preparing my completely new website and blog as well. It should be ready pretty soon and I hope you'll like it. I plan to have blog and gallery in one place!
Be patient.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 Summary

Last days of the year are good time to review what happened during the year and how the year was itself. From travel and photography perspective it was one of my best years ever! Why? Because I was lucky and had great sponsors like my former employer and found some time to realize my passion even in tough time spent hard working for their success. Fortunately they appreciated it and I had a chance to visit beautiful Costa Rica and Florida in December! Thanks guys!!!
So summarizing I had a chance to visit following places:
- Boston - boring US city (thanks to my former employer again!)
- Biebrza River (as usual)
- Mazury, Łabędziewo and Kętrzyn
- Bieszczady Mountains
- Tatra Mountains
- Hungary
- Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia
- Prague, Vienna (pleny of times, fortunately no more!) and Germany
- Scotland
- Switzerland (Axalp 2012 was again a big failure...)
- Iceland (my new love!)
- already mentioned Costa Rica!
- Key West, Miami and Everglades NP

Of course I've plans for new year - probably not in first quarter, but definitely I'll go to some part of United Kingdom, Hungary (bird watching again), maybe bears in Finland, maybe Alaska and maybe some other stuff - I haven't decided yet...
However I wish you a happy new year and good luck in new 2013!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Alicja

Last year in November I've attended photo workshop called "Warsztaty w Złodziejewie". It was run by Gregor Laubsch - famous portrait photographer. My goal was to meet the guy, talk to him, learn from him, see how workshop is organized, etc. Of course it was opportunity to take plenty of pics with 4 photomodels. Unfortunately I was successful only with one, maybe two models and finally I processed my pics and they're ready to share. Please meet Alicja - great photo model!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Vienna in the Autumn

Vienna was the most boring city in Europe for years. Until I went there in Autumn. It changed everything. And especially if you mix it with Schönbrunn Palace. This place is unique and amazing. Worth visiting even if you don't like Vienna like me...