Recent posts - Photography

Palanga

April 25th, 2010 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Lithuania, Photography)

We spent our last Saturday walking at the beach and in the parks at Palanga. It is still fun to walk to the bus station, and take a ride to your planned destination. The green was pushing out so I shot a bunch of infrared images mostly near the sea. The last of this series […]

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Easter

April 7th, 2010 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Lithuania, Photography)

My first Easter in Lithuania was eventful. I enjoyed the many designs on the eggs that are so different from what I grew up with. On Friday I went to the carrying of the cross from Christ the King, through old town to Mary Queen of Peace. The crowd was so large that buses couldn’t […]

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Rome

March 21st, 2010 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Photography)

For spring break we took a trip to Rome. It was a nice break from the winter of Lithuania and a chance to see art everywhere. Just walking the streets and trying to jam into the metro were fun. Click on this image to see some of the street activity. It rained the first evening […]

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Winter in Klaipeda

February 20th, 2010 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Lithuania, Photography)

Yesterday was the first day above freezing for more than two months here in Klaipeda. That is a long stretch for me, since I am used to Virginia where the snow that doesn’t last too long (except for this year while I am gone). I thought it would be a good time to show some […]

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Winter in Riga and Tallinn

January 1st, 2010 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Photography)

Over the Christmas break I traveled in the Baltics with my children, who are here for their vacation. The experience of these cities is really different with snow on the ground and the extended periods of darkness. It seems every square is full of stalls selling handcrafted items and other goods. While I am writing […]

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Night Lights

December 20th, 2009 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Lithuania, Photography)

Klaipeda is cold, with a covering of snow, and we are near to the shortest day. That is another way of saying that it gets dark early. I went for a walk to photograph the lights in old town, and it was fully dark before 5. I tried to mix the lights with the traffic, […]

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Riga

November 6th, 2009 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Photography)

Our ferry to Stockholm left from Riga. On the way back from Stockholm we stayed a few days in Riga. While there I introduced Mary to the marvels of Pelmeni along with taking in the sites. Click on the image to see Riga from the boat. The leaves were turning so the walk along the […]

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Stockholm by sea

November 4th, 2009 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Photography)

Last week we journeyed to Stockholm by ferry from Riga. Seventeen hours each way on a large boat was great fun. It was dark for much of the way but I did shoot photographs on the exit and entry of each port. We explored Stockholm by boat and by foot. I continue to enjoy the […]

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Fall in Klaipeda

November 3rd, 2009 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Lithuania, Photography)

The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are falling and the farmers are selling more and more potatoes as we prepare for winter. I spent a few hours walking around Klaipeda, since with the disappearance of green it may be time to put away the infrared filters until the green shoots of spring start to appear. […]

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Light a Candle

November 2nd, 2009 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Lithuania, Photography)

Over the weekend many Lithuanians went to the cemeteries placing flowers and candles on the graves as part of the All Saints Day. If you forgot flowers or candles vendors set up at the entrances to supply your need. It really became beautiful as the sun began to set and all you could see were […]

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