Monthly Archives: December 2020

366-2020 – Goat Dance


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a Romanian tradition called the Goat Dance. Capra is the name of a traditional Romanian dance, performed around New Year. It’s executed by a young man with a goat mask and a sheep skin on his back. The ‘goat’ and his companions go from house to house, dancing at each door on New Year’s Eve. This custom is first mentioned in Descriptio Moldaviae by Dimitrie Cantemir. FREE Digital Image Hungry for more beautiful images? Check out “A photo a day challenge 2020” gallery and download for FREE your favourite image […]

365-2020 – Rest in Peace Maria Buta


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about walking my mother-in-law to the final resting place to be with God – rest in peace Maria Buta. Less than 5 months ago, we said Adio to Ioan Buta her husband so to say we are devastated is an understatement. Thank you all for coming and for being next to us on these difficult moments. The sun and the birds even came out to say goodbye. FREE Digital Image Hungry for more beautiful images? Check out “A photo a day challenge 2020” gallery and download for […]

364-2020 – Mountain top covered with snow


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a mountain top covered with snow in the beautiful morning light. My mother-in-law in law told me that when I see snow on the top of that mountain it’s going to snow soon. She was right. For the past two days it snow in Bradet and we even managed to make a snowman ⛄️ . FREE Digital Image Hungry for more beautiful images? Check out “A photo a day challenge 2020” gallery and download for FREE your favourite image for personal use. If you like what […]

363-2020 – Best Friends Forever


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the two cousins, best friends forever. FREE Digital Image Hungry for more beautiful images? Check out “A photo a day challenge 2020” gallery and download for FREE your favourite image for personal use. If you like what you see, I would appreciate a Like, comment & share to keep me motivated! 😉

362-2020 – Winter Landscape in Bradet


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a winter landscape in Bradet. The same spot looked totally different a few months ago. FREE Digital Image Hungry for more beautiful images? Check out “A photo a day challenge 2020” gallery and download for FREE your favourite image for personal use. If you like what you see, I would appreciate a Like, comment & share to keep me motivated! 😉

361-2020 – Snowy Bob the Snowman


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the “Snowy Bob” the snowman ⛄️. When I asked my daughter what’s the snowman’s name she quickly responded: “Snowy Bob”. We used pebble for eyes, carrot for nose, two parsnips for mouth and two brooms for hands. Let’s hope tomorrow will be able to make a bigger snowman ⛄️. In this image the snow appears orange, because the street lights contain vapour of sodium and cast a orange hue in the presence of electricity. Below is the same image in which I used the eye […]

360-2020 – Merry Christmas


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is a family photo wishing you all a Merry Christmas. FREE Digital Image Hungry for more beautiful images? Check out “A photo a day challenge 2020” gallery and download for FREE your favourite image for personal use. If you like what you see, I would appreciate a Like, comment & share to keep me motivated! 😉

359-2020 – Romanian Beouf Salad


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a winter holiday traditional dish, Romanian Beouf Salad. There is no Romanian Christmas feast without aspic ( meat jelly) or stuffed cabbage rolls. FREE Digital Image Hungry for more beautiful images? Check out “A photo a day challenge 2020” gallery and download for FREE your favourite image for personal use. If you like what you see, I would appreciate a Like, comment & share to keep me motivated! 😉

358-2020 – Foggy Day in Bradet


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is a landscape of a foggy day in Bradet with the sun shining through the 🌲. A few months ago, the same scene looked like this, apart from the tall pine trees on the left hand side. FREE Digital Image Hungry for more beautiful images? Check out “A photo a day challenge 2020” gallery and download for FREE your favourite image for personal use. If you like what you see, I would appreciate a Like, comment & share to keep me motivated! 😉

357-2020 – Intravenous Antibiotics


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is a more of a journal entry to remind me the times when I was doing intravenous antibiotics to my mother-in-law, with end-stage liver disease. FREE Digital Image Hungry for more beautiful images? Check out “A photo a day challenge 2020” gallery and download for FREE your favourite image for personal use. If you like what you see, I would appreciate a Like, comment & share to keep me motivated! 😉

356-2020 – Doctor Diana


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about Doctor Diana, doing a full health checkup on her dad. Below is the video recording of this thorough health checkup. FREE Digital Image Hungry for more beautiful images? Check out “A photo a day challenge 2020” gallery and download for FREE your favourite image for personal use. If you like what you see, I would appreciate a Like, comment & share to keep me motivated! 😉

355-2020 – Coal Fire Burning


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is of a coal fire burning 🔥 in our wood-gasifying boiler with vertical reverse flame and modulation of burning “ARCA Aspiro“. FREE Digital Image Hungry for more beautiful images? Check out “A photo a day challenge 2020” gallery and download for FREE your favourite image for personal use. If you like what you see, I would appreciate a Like, comment & share to keep me motivated! 😉

354-2020 – Delicious Pepperoni Pizza


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a delicious pepperoni pizza our family had for lunch. Since I am 90% vegetarian now, I only had 10% of a pizza slice, whatever my daughter hadn’t finished. FREE Digital Image Hungry for more beautiful images? Check out “A photo a day challenge 2020” gallery and download for free your favourite image for personal use. If you like what you see, I would appreciate a Like, comment & share to keep me motivated! 😉

353-2020 – Odd Pear


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about an odd little pear. FREE Digital Image Hungry for more beautiful images? Check out “A photo a day challenge 2020” gallery and download for free your favourite image for personal use. If you like what you see, I would appreciate a Like, comment & share to keep me motivated! 😉

352-2020 – Glorious Morning Sunshine


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is an image of Doftana Valley near Bradet in the glorious morning sunshine. -3 degrees Celsius in Bradet this morning, but it feels epic. My hands were frozen on the drone’s remote control, and for the first time in a while I took my pictures and returned the drone safely home before the low battery warning message kicked in. Happy to see my mother-in-law walking again. For the last few days she couldn’t even get off the bed. She’s got Stage 4 cirrhosis (end stage liver disease), which […]

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351-2020 – Shooting for the Stars


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is all about shooting for the stars. This image was shot with Canon PowerShot G16 with its “Stars” preset as a JPEG image. Normally, I would wirelessly transfer the images to my iPhone but for some unknown reason I couldn’t, so I had to take the card out, pop it into my laptop, transfer the images to the cloud folder, from where I could access them, pick my favourite, edit it with Lightroom Mobile app and export it in two “flavours”, one small resolution – for this […]

350-2020 – Takeaway Hep-lock


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the hep-lock the nurse forgot in my mother-in-law’s arm after the procedure. This is not the first time when my mother-in-law is sent home with the hep-lock in her arm. I don’t know if this is a standard procedure in the Romanian hospitals or “can’t be bothered” attitude toward the patient? FREE Digital Image Hungry for more beautiful images? Check out “A photo a day challenge 2020” gallery and download for free your favourite image for personal use. If you like what you see, I […]

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347-2020 – Brown Boots


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about my new brown boots from Primark. These boots only cost £20 and look like the ones made of leather, but at this price, it’s very unlikely. Another clue is the lack of labels which mention the materials used during production. If will last me this winter, I am a happy chap. Like, comment & share!

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343-2020 – Our Christmas Decorations


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about our Christmas decorations. I have to admit that out Christmas decorations are not as impressive as our neighbours, but I wanted something a little bit different and easy to setup and break down. On top, my little projector can be used for various other events, such as Halloween or Birthday Celebrations, to name a few. Like, comment & share!

342-2020 – Nike Men Shoes


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is another practice product photography shot of a Nike Men Shoes against a black background. I have a few more favourite images from the same photo session which you can see below. Browsing through my photos, I found my first creative product photography I ever took, with a Zenith film camera, on the carpet, in my bedroom, more than 20 years ago. Old habits never dies I guess! These were my first Nike shoes and I really liked them. If anyone knows from where I can buy […]

341-2020 – Crazy Golf


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a fun family day out playing Crazy Golf in the Basildon Christmas Market located in the town centre. My daughter had a blast, as you can clearly see from the images below. The best of all it was free to play. Like, comment & share!

340-2020 – Elle Oil’s dvb


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is a product shot of Elle Oil’s dvb, a small bottle filled with a “magic potion” which some say that it is the antidote for COVID-19. I have ordered this product on the 28 November and received it today, after 8 days directly from Romania. According to their website “ELLE OIL’S dvb is a solution that through its compounds has antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties based on high molecular weight essential oil extracts, obtained by biotechnological means without content of Genetically Modified Organisms and organic proteins.” CAUTION! INTENDED […]

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339-2020 – Medium Rare T-bone Steak


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about my favourite dish ever – the medium rare T-bone steak with peppercorn sauce. If you never been to la Petite Pétanque you don’t know what you are missing: a cozy atmosphere in from of the fireplace, friendly staff and the most important, the best T-bone steak in Essex (usually, last Friday of the month). Like, comment & share!

338-2020 – Beautiful Christmas Decorations


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is another beautiful Christmas decorations I encountered during my evening walk through my neighbourhood. In a post a few days ago, I have mentioned two other houses’ Christmas decorations, which incidentally are right next to this one. I am starting to think that there is a healthy rivalry between my neighbours, in regards to who’s Christmas decorations are more beautiful, and somehow I am tempted to join the challenge.🎄Like, comment & share!

337-2020 – German Sausage from Basildon Christmas Market


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is of German Sausage from Basildon Christmas Market. Today, a four-week lockdown ends, but England enters a tougher version of its three tier system of restrictions. Some restrictions will be relaxed over Christmas to allow three households to form a “Christmas bubble”, because we all know that the virus is not a threat during the festive period. Anyways, let’s take advantage of the ‘government’s kindness’ and enjoy a tasty German sausage and a glass of mulled wine, during the lunch break. Like, comment & share!

336-2020 – Contrails or Chemtrails


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the white trails planes leave behind in the sky: Contrails or Chemtrails? Allegedly, contrails or vapour trails are line-shaped clouds produced by aircraft engine exhaust or changes in air pressure, typically at aircraft cruising altitudes several miles above the Earth’s surface. Contrails are composed primarily of water, in the form of ice crystals. Some believe that long-lasting condensation trails are “chemtrails” consisting of chemical or biological agents left in the sky by high-flying aircraft, sprayed for nefarious purposes undisclosed to the general public. It’s true […]