Last week trips

July 27th, 2010 by UFO in Czech Republic

During the last week we went to visit the fire fighting museum and also the city part Ostrava-Vitkovice. On the other day we went to see the chateau Fryštát in Karviná city centre. You can see the pictures after clicking on the links below.

Me in the firefighting museum

GALLERY (Ostrava) ->

GALLERY (Karviná) ->

On the top of Lysá hora again

July 27th, 2010 by UFO in Czech Republic

My friends planned to go to the top of Lysá hora mountain. Since I have not been there for several months, I agreed to join them. The weather was extremely hot and the parts of the journey on the direct Sun were very difficult, but in the end we made it.

Lysá hora

On the top we refreshed ourselves, had lunch and headed quickly back, because the storm was coming. And just as we sat down into the car, it started to rain. We were quite lucky.


RAYNET people, paintball and wine cellar

July 25th, 2010 by UFO in Czech Republic

Two weeks ago I attended a trip to Hustopeče with RAYNET. We had an accommodation in a very nice guest house „U Radů“. On Friday evening, we stayed there in the garden, grilled large piece of meat and consumed formidable amount of wine, gin and vodka and had a lot of fun.

Since we had booked a paintball session, we had to get up quite early (about 8 o'clock). For some of the people (and their stomachs) that was a truly heroic achievement :-). The paintball battle itself was an unique experience for me, especially running in the uniform and mask for five hours in the thirty degrees heat was very tiring. We played several scenarios: team deathmatch, two kinds of capture the flag and a fortress siege. All of them required a big deal of tactics and communication skills. I got hit several times and the „bullets“ left marks on my body for several following days.

RAYNET people

After coming back from the battle we went to the wine cellar to have good local wine. At first, we tasted almost all kinds of wine they had there, then everybody could drink as much as possible.

On Sunday we woke up and went home. It was a very good weekend, I enjoyed it properly and certainly hope that it was not the last one.


Foggy neighbourhood and a new office space at RAYNET

June 6th, 2010 by UFO in Czech Republic

One day, during my walk to work I took a camera with me, because I wanted to make my „classic“ picture of benches in front of my house. The weather was very foggy and as you can see from the picture, it could be classified as a spring version of the same place (after autumn and winter).



In the company where I work, RAYNET, we have recently expanded our office space and as I had the camera with me, it took me just a while to document everything. See it for yourself :-).

My current working place – RAYNET s.r.o. offices


After five years

June 2nd, 2010 by UFO in Czech Republic

It seems not so long ago, but it has been five years since I graduated from high school. So last Friday we had a meeting in Ostrava. I saw a lot of people I have not seen for a long time, we talked, drank beer and had fun :-).

My classmates

Unfortunately I had to leave „early“ (at 2 o'clock), because I had to take train in the morning. Waking up was very hard, but it was very much worth it. I am looking forward to the next meeting next year.


My studies are almost over

May 21st, 2010 by UFO in Czech Republic

Yesterday I attended my last exam in the university. I still do not know if I passed it, but I believe so. Next year I will „just“ have to write my diploma thesis and pahss the state exams to get the academic title.

Today I returned my dorm room. It took a lot of cleaning effort, but in the end the cleaning lady, who was checking the room, was surprised that she did not have to shout at me :-D.

Soon I will be on my way home. I should probably feel relaxed, but after one month of non-stop projects, work and exams I still do not realize it is over and I can rest now.

UPDATE: I got the results, I passed the last one. Now it is time to celebrate :-).

Barbecue at Kuba’s place

April 25th, 2010 by UFO in Czech Republic

On Saturday my friend Kuba invited me to the barbecue that was taking place at his home. It was a very nice evening, I saw a lot of people that I have not for some time, eat tasty meat, drank some wine and Romanian spirit and just had fun.


Small photo session at my faculty

March 18th, 2010 by UFO in Czech Republic

During my studies in Brno I should (and I do sometimes :-)) go to faculty and attend lectures there. Sun started to shine, so I took my camera and took some pictures there.

Faculty of Information Technology

Thanks to my friends at my work I also made my first interactive panorama. See it for yourself by clicking on the link below.

Interactive panorama ->



January 10th, 2010 by UFO in Czech Republic

It seems the real winter has just started. Look at the pictures, they show, how it looks like, when winter hits Ostrava.

Lot of snow everywhere

On Tuesday I show be in Brno in order to write an exam. I think I have to go on Monday morning to be on time :-).


Experiments with HDR pictures

November 27th, 2009 by UFO in Czech Republic, Tech

During the trip to Lysá hora i took a nice picture it and decided to try to tone-map an HDR picture from a single RAW. The intention was to try effects to make it look more artistic. Together with my roommate Pavel we produced the following result:

Lysá hora

You can also download the larger version, if you like it. It has a size of wallpaper for a wide-screen display, so it should fit your desktop quite ok.