As every year, it’s time for my favorite photos from this year. I visited some new, some old places this time, so there have been some very nice photo opportunities.

So let’s hope for even better 2016, filled with great times, interesting locations and the perfect light. And here are some of my favorite photos taken this year.

Btw. just few weeks ago, the blog achieved a very nice milestone. 2000 post overall :) With a post a day, thats around 5 and a half years of updates. When I started such a long time ago, I never thought I would keep it up for so long. So thank you for all your visits to the blog, and to many, many more updates to come :)

Also here you can see my favorites from past years: 2014, 2013, 20122011 and 2010 :)

Late night at the Charles bridge

Over the years I added a lot of different stuff to the blog, and some of those got a bit lost under all the other stuff. So let me refresh the Zoomable panoramas section today, with a new zoomable panorama. This time it’s a zoomable 120Mpix panorama from the Dubai marina, taken late at night. You can find it here, and all the other panoramas are here.

The fake reflection

Here you have two new high resolution wallpapers, formated exactly for the Surface screen (thats 3:2 aspect at 2736×1824 pixels). As always you can grab them from the Wallpapers page, and of course they will be fine on any other lower resolutions screen :)

I decided to extend my black Friday discount on my Master Exposure Blending tutorial, to be active for the whole of December. So from now, until the 1st January, you can get my video tutorials for 29USD instead the normal 49USD. Just use the code “BF2015” at checkout.

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To get all the info, and sample videos on the series, please check the Master exposure blending page.

and here you can see the introduction video, to see what it’s about

And again a year passed, and again we got to the Black friday deals. As usually, this is one of the best times you can buy software and tutorials on the web, so same as last year, I will list here the ones I use or I find interesting, with all the discount codes and links where to buy them. And if you would like to know more what software I personally use, you can check out this post, where I show each program I use.

HDRshooter sale

Add to CartOf course I will start with my own sale :) For the next week you can get my Master exposure blending tutorial videos with a 40% discount. Just use the code “BF2015” on checkout.

For more info, check the Master exposure blending page here.

Trey Ratcliff videos

From the 26th to the 30th, you will get 30% off from most of Treys tutorial videos, so head over to the StuckInCustoms store to check them out.

Btw. also the new HDR software the Aurora Pro is also available from Trey and Macphun. No discount there, but if you buy it now, you get a free copy of the Macphun plugin Noiseless.


At Infocusdeals you can get a nice video tutorial collection all about landscape photography from many talented photographers (Colby Brown, Ian Plant, Sean Bagshaw and more). You can check out the content and buy them (for 49usd) at the Infocusdeals website.

500px subscription

500px is currently running a 30% off promotion for the black friday, for their Plus and Awesome accounts. No promo code needed. Discount applied at checkout. More at

Smugmug Subscription

Same as last year, Smugmug is again offering a 40% off discount for new subscribers. So if you need a good portfolio site, I suggest you check it out. More info on the discount, on the smugmug blog here.

Topaz Collection

The Topaz Collection from Topaz Labs, which now with the new Topaz Texture Effects includes 17 different products, is normally sold for 499.99 USD, but from the 25th to the 30th you can pick up the whole collection for just 249.99 USD, that’s 50% off. To do so, you have to use the code “BLACKFRIDAY2015” at checkout. You can find the whole collection at the Topaz Store.

Imagenomic plugins

I’ve been using their Noiseware plugin for years now, and so can you, and much cheaper today :) Imagenomic is offering a 30% off discount on all their plugins from the 26th to the 30th, with the code “BF2015“. Here you can find Noiseware on Imagenomic site, but allso all the other plugins their provide.


Macphun is running a big promotion on their Creative Kit plugins collection, where for 89.99 usd you don’t just get the plugins, but a lot of tutorials, textures and other discounts. You can find it on the Macphun website. The offer is valid from the 21st November to the 1st December.

On1 plugins

On1 is having a sale on most of their software today, ranging from 20% to 50% off. You can head over to their web-page for more info, no code required.

Moo cards

The company Moo, which I mentioned yesterday, is having a cyber monday sale of 30% off on all products on monday the 30th. I think those that used them before can use the discount imediately (they send out a promo email about this :)), all other, on the 30th November. You can check out their website here at


This is not really photography related, but since I just picked up a copy for myself, maybe some of you will also find it interesting :) Manga studio (or Clip Studio Paint pro, as it’s the same software) is a really nice drawing software for your PC or Mac. And right now they are having a 65% off discount, where it costs only 14.99 usd. You can find out more on their official page.


Oloneo Photoengine

One of my favorite HDR softwares has the biggest sale I ever seen from them. A whooping 50% off until the December 28th. Thats 62 euro instead of regular 128 euro (+tax). This software I can only highly recommend. You can find it on their homepage, and the discount coupon should be applied for you. If not, it is “CHRISTMAS2015PE“.

That’s all for now, If I find any more interesting ones during the day, I will update the post :)

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