Category Archives: Madrid

Metropolis

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Metropolis, but no Superman here :) This is one of the night shots I took in Madrid last year. Still the weather here is horrible and I still have some time before my first bigger trip, so I’m still going through my older photos.

I really liked Madrid. Such a busy city. I had a hotel really close to this place, so I explored the city center as much as I could (I was just too tired for night shooting).

This is a manual blend from three shots, most of the photo is from the +2EV and I darkened the bright areas of the buildings.
Metropolis

Blue skies over the cathedral

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Blue skies over the cathedral

I sometimes look back, to see if my skills in editing photos evolve. And so I did today. This is a photo I took last year in Madrid. And as I edited a very similar photo a year ago, it nicely shows the difference in how I edited photos then and how I edit them now.

So this is the new photo, edited now:
Blue skies over the cathedral

And this is a photo taken few minutes later, but edited a year ago :)

Sunset by the Almudena Cathedral

Monument in the evening Sun

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Monument in the evening Sun

Every-time when I took this photo.. somebody walked in and started taking photos under one of the arches. So I just waited and waited, and somehow everyone left right before the sunset and I got a people free photo :)

This is the front part of The Debod Temple in Madrid, Spain, the main part was behind me :)
Monument in the evening Sun

Very busy street

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Very busy street

Another manually blended image. At first I tried Photomatix, but as I was looking at the result, I knew that I will have to replace everything. So instead of doing that, I took the middle exposure and blended parts from the other 2 exposures to brighten/darken areas. And I think it worked out quite nicely :)
Very busy street Another manually blended image. At first I tried Photomatix, but as I was looking at the result, I knew that I will have to replace everything. So instead of doing that, I took the middle exposure and blended parts from the other 2 exposures to brighten/darken areas. And I think it worked out quite nicely :)