• DIY Pinhole Fisheye Camera

    written by mantozauras on 2011-02-03 #gear #tutorials
    DIY Pinhole Fisheye Camera

    Do you know how glass refracts the light? Everybody knows that from school. So we can use the knowledge from school and build a pinhole fisheye camera.

  • The Old Town of Vilnius

    written by mantozauras on 2010-03-02 #places
    The Old Town of Vilnius

    Vilnius is well known in Europe of its impressive Old Town. It is not very big but it is one of the oldest medieval old towns in the Northern Europe.

  • Republic of Užupis

    written by mantozauras on 2010-03-02 #places
    Republic of Užupis

    Užupis is a recognized district for artists and won the name of the most mysterious and romantic district of Vilnius.

  • Gediminas Castle

    written by mantozauras on 2010-03-01 #places
    Gediminas Castle

    Gediminas castle is one of the most iconic buildings representing Lithuania.

  • Step by Step LOMO LC-A Anniversary Movie From Lithuania

    written by mantozauras on 2009-12-09 #news
    Step by Step LOMO LC-A Anniversary Movie From Lithuania

    About a month ago the big LOMO LC-A Birthday party took place in Vilnius. But this story is not about that. It is about the movie that presents the LOMO LC-A to all Lithuanians. It is time to spread the Lithuanian Lomo idea all around the world.

  • The Museum of Genocide Victims (Vilnius)

    written by mantozauras on 2009-02-24 #places
    The Museum of Genocide Victims (Vilnius)

    This is one of the most interesting museums in Vilnius. It is so unique and breathtaking that I visited it about 4 times and I will go there more and more.

  • My Lomo Story

    written by mantozauras on 2009-02-11 #news
    My Lomo Story

    My friendship with Lomography was a very logical step in my life. It could have started earlier, but luckily it began just in time. All my life I was very interested in old stuff. Old pictures in my grandparents' album interested me more than new technologies with the digital photography ahead. After school I joined Vilnius University, to take my Bachelor's Degree in Archival Science, when one day, we had a trip to the audiovisual archive of Lithuania. I was so touched with all these old photos - they made a deep impression that I decided to try to do some "retro" pictures by myself.

  • The Legendary Dauniškis Lake

    written by mantozauras on 2009-01-26 #places
    The Legendary Dauniškis Lake

    As I have mentioned earlier Utena County is the land of 1000 lakes. To be correctly there are 1002 lakes in this quit small territory. Two lakes are located in the middle of city of Utena. One of them is well known not only for great park surroundings but also by two very interesting legends. This is Dauniškis Lake.

  • Christ’s Ascension church

    written by mantozauras on 2009-01-03 #places
    Christ’s Ascension church

    Utena is the city on the north east of Lithuania. It is about one hour from capital Vilnius. Though Utena is a small city there are few churches here. The oldest and the most popular one is Christ’s Ascension church. This church is located almost in the centre of the city. You can see the roof of this church just entered to the city.

  • I love Authentic! The LC-A Refurb

    written by mantozauras on 2008-11-12 #gear
    I love Authentic! The LC-A Refurb

    Everybody agrees that Lomo LC-A is the Guru of lomography. Nobody at this site do not know what the secret letters LC-A mean. For me it is Lovely Creative Adventure. You are not merely shooting with this camera, you are having adventure. Each new roll of film tells a new story of your life.

  • Fuji T64 Pro (35mm, 64 iso) user-review

    written by mantozauras on 2008-11-03 #gear
    Fuji T64 Pro (35mm, 64 iso) user-review

    Fuji T64 is a slide film for the professionals. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t use it! Do it!

  • Green Bridge (Vilnius)

    written by mantozauras on 2008-10-20 #places
    Green Bridge (Vilnius)

    The Žaliasis Tiltas, or “Green Bridge” is the oldest bridge in Vilnius. This bridge is one of the interesting places to see in Vilnius. It's hard to overlook the four massive Soviet sculptures at its corners. Green Bridge is the only bridge in Vilnius boasting sculptures of any kind.

  • Vilnius Cathedral

    written by mantozauras on 2008-10-20 #places
    Vilnius Cathedral

    Vilnius Cathedral is the main Roman Catholic Cathedral of Lithuania. It is situated in Vilnius Old Town and it is one of the most attractive places for the tourists. The coronations of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania took place in its predecessors.

  • Alanta Manor House (Naujasodis)

    written by mantozauras on 2008-08-21 #places
    Alanta Manor House (Naujasodis)

    Alanta manor house is located only couple of kilometers from Alanta village in the other small village Naujasodis. The road says that you are arriving to the manor house. You will cross small bridge and the beautiful birch avenue. It is impossible to pass this manor house located in the end of the avenue. Alanta manor house buildings are in neoclassicism style. There are main building and some belonging buildings.

  • Holga 135BC

    written by mantozauras on 2008-08-06 #gear
    Holga 135BC

    To tell you the truth, when LSI presented the Holga 135BC, I looked at it skeptically. I don’t know why but I didn’t like it at the first sight … but it was a different story, after some time.

  • Wedding Hill (Utena)

    written by mantozauras on 2008-08-05 #places
    Wedding Hill (Utena)

    There is a tradition after the wedding ceremony to go on the small hill located near the Utena city. This hill is called “wedding hill”. It is located only one kilometer to the north from Utena by the Utena weir. In the late 90's some artist made wooden statues imitating traditional Lithuanian wedding ceremony. Statues are located around little park. Traditionally bridegroom carries bride over the bridge which is in front of the hill. This place is interesting, you can see newlyweds there, not only statues, hill, or the lake.

  • Fuji Superia (35mm, 200 iso) User-review

    written by mantozauras on 2008-08-05 #gear
    Fuji Superia (35mm, 200 iso) User-review

    There are a lot of reasons why I just love this negative film….

  • Alnis Lake and Hydrographic Reserve

    written by mantozauras on 2008-08-04 #places
    Alnis Lake and Hydrographic Reserve

    This interesting and beautiful place is located in the Aukštaitija regional park in the eastern Lithuania. Aukštaitija regional park is well known because of lovely forests and thousands lakes and rivers. The Alnis Lake is deep in the forest surrounded only by trees and nothing more. There is only breathtaking beauty of nature. You can climb on the top of the hill and to see clear like a glass water of this lake. This place is like paradise. There are few camping places where you can stay after pay some euros (I don’t remember the cost).

  • Rokiškis

    written by mantozauras on 2008-08-04 #places

    If you ask Lithuanian people, "Do you know Rokiskis?" 9 of 10 will tell you that it has the mental institution-prison in Lithuania. To tell you the truth it was the only thing that I know about Rokiskis too. The trip to this city was unplanned and very interesting and surprising.

  • Alanta Village

    written by mantozauras on 2008-08-01 #places
    Alanta Village

    Alanta is old and very beautiful village in the eastern Lithuania. This village is located on the high hills so the trip to this village is very exiting. Village is bigger then the average village in Lithuania. There a lot of old buildings which was build few hundreds years ago.

  • Klykis lake (Utena)

    written by mantozauras on 2008-07-24 #places
    Klykis lake (Utena)

    If you come to Lithuania and to Utena district, you will know that you are in the thousand lake land. East or west you will see a lake every few kilometers.

  • Eglukalns (Daugavpils)

    written by mantozauras on 2008-07-24 #places
    Eglukalns (Daugavpils)

    Eglukalns, as far as I know, is one of the favorite Latvian place in winter because it is one of the biggest hills in Latvia and there is the skiing route. But I was here during summer! To find this place is quite easy because there are the road signs telling which way to go but the road is OMG ... Poor car have to go on a very long time on the gravel road :)

  • Latvian War Museum

    written by mantozauras on 2008-07-23 #places
    Latvian War Museum

    Latvian war museum is located in Riga old town not so far from the Freedom monument. If you want to know its history, you can visit the official site if this museum.

  • Freedom Monument (Riga)

    written by mantozauras on 2008-07-21 #places
    Freedom Monument (Riga)

    The Freedom monument is located in Riga. It is one of the famous symbols of Latvia. This monument honors soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence.

  • Daugavpils Fortress

    written by mantozauras on 2008-07-16 #places
    Daugavpils Fortress

    Daugavpils fortress is located in the south-eastern Latvia in the city of Daugavpils which is located near the Lithuania and Belarus border. This fortress is a cultural heritage of Latvia.

  • Blessed Virgin Mary visitation place

    written by mantozauras on 2008-07-16 #places
    Blessed Virgin Mary visitation place

    Sounds interesting? I thought the same.

  • Stelmuze Oak

    written by mantozauras on 2008-07-12 #places
    Stelmuze Oak

    Stelmuze oak (Lithuanian: Stelmužės ąžuolas) is one the oldest oaks in Europe and the oldest oak in the Baltic states. This oak grows in the Stelmuze village which is located in the east Lithuania near the Latvian border.

  • Utena City

    written by mantozauras on 2008-07-10 #places
    Utena City

    Utena, one of the oldest cities in Lithuania, is related to the Narkunai castle-mound that is often mentioned in the chronicles of swordsmen. A letter of King Mindaugas in 1261, first mentioned a wooden castle by the Utenele river. According to the story, that castle was built by the Duke Utenis. Utena residents named the city's central square and a regional newspaper after this duke.

  • Kodak bw CN (35mm, 400 iso) user-review

    written by mantozauras on 2008-07-05 #gear
    Kodak bw CN (35mm, 400 iso) user-review

    You want to get that classic look for your photos but you don`t have a lab in your home to do that? It is really not a problem with Kodak B&W 400CN having that AWESOME retro look is possible! How? just leave it to your good old Lomographic stance- shoot your shots and develop this film on any photolab in your nearest drug store or supermarket, it just takes 60 minutes or less.